Hello Everyone! Long time no see~~ I am back after being in hiding for a few months haha. I hope everyone hasn’t forgotten me already… 😀
Anyways, I decided to hit up Taiwanese drama: The Perfect Match, and do a series summary >.< This drama took extremely long to air, and finally finished airing on July 28th. The series was originally intended to have only 16, but for some reason was extended to 22.
Main cast:Chris Wu / Huo Ting En
Ivy Shao / Wei Fen Qing
Ben Wu / Meng Shao Wei
Xiao Man / Meng Ru Xi
Nylon Chen / Huo Tian Zhi
Synopsis: “What do netizens know? Ting En is a celebrated chef whose fine-dining restaurant is a destination for food lovers from all over the world. When Ting En stumbles upon comments on the Internet from people who can’t afford to eat at his high-priced restaurant, they blow his mind. Netizens claim that the culinary creations made by Fen Qing at the night market are just as satisfying as Ting En’s Michelin-worthy food. Determined to debunk such preposterous claims, Ting En goes to the night market to find Fen Qing and show her what true culinary talent really is. Whose cuisine will reign supreme?” [Credit: MyDramaList]
Ok, let’s start with the good stuff! The actors are all pretty good at portraying their characters, and the chemistry being the actors are quite good. The story plot was interesting, and I liked how it wasn’t the typical poor girl, rich guy…he’s mean to her…etc. Chris’s character was very realistic, and gave out great advice throughout the drama. What happened in the drama are all very realistic, and showed the flaws of arranged marriage and human nature. Jealousy played a huge role, and I liked how the plot resolved the little problems and moved on. Another thing that was satisfying was that the OTP got together without much obstacles in the way 😀 I would consider this drama to be pretty angst free, refreshing for a summer watch. Although I do have to admit…the ending is a bit nerve wracking. Overall, there were many heartwarming moments, and really taught the audience some good morals.
Now…onto the things I think could have been better. I feel like the ending could have been done ten times better. The way they ended it seemed really rushed, and they didn’t really explain what happened to some of the other characters. One second Ting En and Fen Qing were suing each other and then BAM, they see each other and say I love you. Also, the first 6 ish episodes were quite a drag.. The plot was moving really slowly, and it seemed as if nothing was ever going to happen and that the characters were constantly hating each other.
On a happy note, this was a drama I quite enjoyed…although I wouldn’t say it’s on my list of have to watch dramas, it is something you can consider watching if you don’t have anything planned. It’s theme is quite refreshing for the summer, and if you love food or cooking, then you’ll definitely be more attracted to this drama.
*Special thanks to Kappy for the screenshots 😀