I started watching the currently-airing web drama My Girlfriend is an Alien because I’m always curious about storylines involving aliens, and I am LOVING it. I have watched through episode 16 and despite things getting a tad repetitive in episodes 9-12, I’m still really enjoying it. The female lead is so charming, and since she’s not familiar with human norms you can’t really fault her for her behavior. There are so many scenes of her touching the male lead’s chest, lol.
The official translated summary is somewhat confusing, but the basic premise is that Chai Xiaoqi (played by Wan Peng) is an alien who gets stuck on Earth after she’s attracted by Fang Leng’s (played by Hsu Thassapak) hormones and saves him from a car explosion, becoming separated from her spaceship and losing her communication device in the process. In order to get the device back, she seeks him out. Fang Leng is a capable CEO who secretly suffers from a psychological condition that causes him to forget the women he’s met when it rains, and he enlists Chai Xiaoqi for help in treating his condition.
The other major characters include Chai Xiaoqi’s boss, who takes her in, and Fang Leng’s younger half-brother Fang Lie, who becomes a close friend of Xiaoqi’s. (If you watched Fall in Love, you’ll recognize Fang Lie! He’s played by the same actor who played An Yue Sheng. I feel like his acting has improved in this drama.) There’s also Fang Leng’s assistant and his doctor, his father and stepmother, and an old flame seeking to get back together with him. Oh, and Xiaoqi has a talking turtle.
After finishing watching Fall in Love, Unrequited Love, AND Go Go Squid (review coming soon) recently I really needed a new drama to fill the void. I tried a couple episodes of Retourner Le Monde a Toi (Gu Li Na Zha’s new drama set in the fashion business) but wasn’t feeling it, and watched half the premiere episode of Mr. Fighting because I like Deng Lun and Ma Si Chun, but I wasn’t sold on that either. But then Love Is Deep hooked me!
Love Is Deep is about a girl who has loved her boyfriend for many years and worked alongside him as he started his own company. When she realizes he doesn’t love her the same way, she quits her job and decides to pursue her own dream of designing pet toys. Meanwhile, she develops a friendship with a handsome surgeon and his younger sister. The leads are both very likable and there are a lot of fun supporting characters. This drama is available on YouTube with English subtitles.
It was only after I started watching that I discovered this drama is based on a novel and I Hear You was based on a novel by the same author! Admittedly, I Hear You disappointed me but it did have a number of positives so here’s hoping Love Is Deep is better!
The final episode of Fall in Love is fast-paced and ties up the drama’s storylines neatly and pleasantly.
(Ok fine, it felt very rushed but I lost interest many episodes ago so I’m not bothered by it. Review post coming soon!)
The penultimate episode of Fall in Love is quite dramatic. Lu Qiao continues to convince Hao Yun that Feng Ping can help him walk again, and turns to drastic measures. Feng Ping and Yue Sheng reflect over their past honestly.
(In case you missed my previous note, this drama lost its charm for me and became the kind of drama I felt like skimming through so I have not recapped episodes 16-28. I’ll post the episode 30 recap tomorrow & then an overall review!)
Jun Hao and Qiu Tian meet again. Lu Qiao continues to do whatever it takes for the acquisition project. Yue Sheng looks into Gary, while Ming Xuan seeks out Feng Ping again.
I’ve actually watched through episode 29 (just waiting for that final episode!) and I’ve decided not to continue with these recaps. I’ll be writing up a recap of the last two episodes and a review. While this drama started out mysterious and promising, I don’t love the direction it took in the latter half and find the villainous characters to be insufferable.
Feng Ping orchestrates a way to clear up the negative gossip circulating about her. Ming Xuan seeks out Yue Sheng, only to be disappointed. Jun Hao finds himself in an unfortunate situation.
I’ll be taking a break from these recaps for the next few days. In the meantime, comments are appreciated! Anything from your favorite character to if you’re enjoying this drama.
Jia Nan brings Feng Ping to the movie premiere. A new gossip article about Feng Ping spreads. Lu Qiao comes across vital information through unsavory methods. Jun Hao makes an unpleasant discovery.
Jia Nan tries to learn more about Feng Ping’s past relationship with Yue Sheng. Jun Hao meets an intriguing young woman. Gary pressures Yue Sheng about securing funding.
This is a long recap again—brace yourself!
Jia Nan and Ming Xuan are upset after the revelation, and Lu Qiao takes advantage of the opportunity to plant seeds of doubt.
(I’m relieved that this is a short recap for once; there’s very little of Feng Ping in this episode and not as much dialogue as past episodes.)
Based on the novel by Mo Bao Fei Bao, Go Go Squid! is about a Computer Science grad student and a driven esports professional. It just began airing and will be 41 episodes in total, concluding on July 31. You can watch it with English subtitles on Viki.
Go Go Squid! stars Li Xian and Yang Zi, with a special appearance by Hu Yi Tian of A Love So Beautiful fame. Li Xian previously caught my eye playing a Special Forces member in last year’s Only Side by Side with You, so I’m really excited to see him in a leading role. As for Yang Zi, I found her character in Ode to Joy so annoying, and then her character in Ashes of Love too simple and naive. From what I’ve seen from trailers and the first episode, her character in Go Go Squid! is also that sort of character, but I remain optimistic.
This first episode introduces a lot of characters, and I’m looking forward to seeing where the story goes!