Why is it that I keep writing reviews for dramas that I didn’t end up liking?! I promise that after this one, I’ll post a list of my favorite 2020 Chinese dramas.
You Complete Me (小风暴之时间的玫瑰) is a 40-episode Chinese drama that aired in December, available with English subtitles on Viki and YouTube, and the beginning wasn’t actually terrible. However, I started losing interest at around episode 25 and had to force myself to finish it. There’s some inconsistency in tone and direction, and a character is introduced about halfway through who had no redeeming qualities!
First of all, I have to mention that I’m not a huge fan of Qiao Xin/Bridgette Qiao or Hu Yi Tian. I’ve tried a few of the dramas Qiao Xin stars in, and there’s just something about her acting, her voice, and her facial expressions, and possible also the roles she plays. As for Hu Yi Tian, I’ve seen parts of A Love So Beautiful, his supporting role in Go Go Squid, and one episode of My Roommate is a Detective, and I’m just not impressed by his acting so far.