The Perfect Match: Series Summary (Tdrama, 2017)

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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

~Maknae <3

*Special thanks to Kappy for the screenshots 😀

You can watch it subbed on Viki, or Dramanice.

  1. 2 thoughts on “The Perfect Match: Series Summary (Tdrama, 2017)

    I’ve watched it and dropped it on episide 16 or 17. Not sure. The story was so draggy and slow. I didnt finish it, but as expected, a happy ending. Now im watching some Tdramas, hopefully they wont be too draggy and boring.

  2. 2 thoughts on “The Perfect Match: Series Summary (Tdrama, 2017)

    I LOVE THIS DRAMA. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty damn close in my eyes. Growing up, Taiwanese dramas were my first exposure to purely romance dramas so I would be keen to watch them but always give up halfway because most times it’s like the characters and the plot are competing to be the stupidest. Since then, I often checked out Taiwanese dramas for the cast and never finish everything. In the last decade or so, the only thing I remember really finishing was In a Good Way (an absolute GEM. Watch it!).

    Then this drama came along. I didn’t have high expectations for it but the first episode blew me away with how “human” these characters are. When the night market cook Fen Qing inevitably loses to Michelin chef Ting En, conventional Taiwanese drama wisdom tells you she’ll swear to defeat him as her mortal enemy, challenge him to a showdown, before somehow falling in love along the way. But nope. He lets her learn the intricacies of being a chef under him, and she also teaches him some of her street wisdom and amateur instincts along the way. Naturally, there were a lot of bickering for our amusement. But these are two people who meet as equals and complete each other as chefs and people.

    There’s not much to the plot for most of the drama, so it’s the truly the little moments that shine. How Ting En falls in love with Fen Qing, the denial, acceptance, jealousy, the whole nine yards. How Fen Qing slowly comes to terms with it too. I loved how the second leads are completely ineffectual at winning them over. Even when they’re not sure of their feelings for each other, there was never a moment where Ting En and Fen Qing were moved by someone else. They were simply meant to be.

    A note about the ending. I didn’t like it. It got dog blood by the end, made worse by Ting En’s noble idiocy. This was the part where I felt like the writer(s) could have done better and stayed true to their characters. Given the entire drama where the couple mostly communicated their issues with each other well, the buildup to the ending didn’t give me satisfaction at all. But of course, I have no doubt they would be together in the end, because I would’ve set fire to something if they didn’t.

    I wouldn’t rewatch the drama from start to finish, but I’ll definitely go back to review the good parts. So many good moments in this one. Thanks for this review, and for allowing me to write this essay-length comment in return!

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