My Girlfriend is an Alien is my favorite fun, light, funny drama of summer 2019! This 28-episode modern romantic comedy drama, with a sci-fi twist, is available to stream on YouTube with English subtitles as well as on the WeTV app.
The summary I read of this drama made it sound so bizarre (I’m assuming due to the auto-translation) but the basic premise is: the female lead, Chai Xiao Qi (Wan Peng), is an alien who gets stuck on Earth unintentionally and needs to get her homing device back from the male lead, Fang Leng (Hsu Thassapak), a CEO who happens to suffer from a specific kind of amnesia that causes him to forget the women in his life when it rains.
Wan Peng and Hsu Thassapak were both fantastic in their roles and had a lot of chemistry. I thought Wan Peng really pulled off the clueless boy-crazy alien without being annoying. (Maybe a hint of cringeyness at times, but overall I thought she was endearing.) As an alien stuck on Earth and unfamiliar with humanity’s customs, Xiao Qi approached everything with a positive attitude. The scenes with her talking turtle were so funny. Xiao Qi and Fang Leng had plenty of cute moments and kissing scenes, and I laughed so hard when Xiao Qi kept trying to touch his chest. One of my favorite things about this drama is that it wasn’t instalove for her (just instalust, lol) and we didn’t have to suffer through episode after episode of one-sided pining. Hsu Thassapak really pulled off both cold & serious and goofy & sweet. He really has a charming smile!