My Favourite OSTs Of 2019: Part One

Hello, hello… How is everyone’s holiday going? I hope you all are having a good time.

In this post, I will be sharing some of my favourite original soundtracks from this year. So let us get right into it –

Lee Moon Sae – “A welcome rain”img_2434 This is a soundtrack for the Korean drama – Angel’s Last Mission: Love. This is such a soulful OST, and I remember crying the very first time I heard it on the show. Lee Moon Sae is an older singer, and all his songs I have listened to are always heartfelt and very emotional.

Aska Yang – “Its Fate”img_2436 This lovely soundtrack is from the Chinese TV series – Love and Destiny. Aska Yang is an incredible singer. The build-up that happens in this song, with each chorus section gives off a very majestic vibe. This fits perfectly with the theme of the drama.

Shi Shi – “Someday or One day”img_2441 I already wrote about why I love this song so much when it was featured as my song of the week. If you have not read that post already, check it out with this link 👉🏼 Shi Shi – Someday or One day: Song Of The Week. I also gave a description of the drama by the end of that post. This OST is so soothing.

HEIZE – “Can You See My Heart”img_2438 Another song that automatically calls forth tears from my eyes. All the soundtracks for Hotel del Luna are astounding, but this one by HEIZE stole my heart. I cannot even begin to explain the emotions this OST holds. It is so heartbreaking but also quite comforting.

Monday Kiz, Punch – “Another Day”img_2443 Another beautiful OST from Hotel del Luna. Punch is such an OST queen; she had three songs in the same series. Monday Kiz also did really well on this track. It was the first soundtrack for the show, and it solidified the awesomeness that was about to be delivered.

Liver and Gallbladder – “The Street You Left”img_2482 This is my favourite soundtrack from the Korean drama – When The Devil Calls Your Name. Liver and Gallbladder is not a real band. It was created specifically for the series. This song gives off the feeling of nostalgia, and I love it. The guitar in this is phenomenal.

Kim Igyeong – “Say to Myself”img_2483 Another unique song from When The Devil Calls Your Name. I am not sure if this was sung by Lee Seol or Sondia. Sondia is the artist who voiced most of Lee Seol’s music scenes in the drama. Anyways, this track hit me with the feels from the first moment I heard it.

Juno Su – “Fortunately, We Meet Again”img_2435 This was my song for last week, but I still had to put it on here. To know what I have to say about this lovely song, click 👉🏼 Juno Su – Fortunately, We Meet Again: Song Of The Week.

Bii – “I miss you more”img_2440 Bii’s voice always speaks to me and then when you combine it with a good drama, you will definitely get my attention. This song is from the Taiwanese series – Before We Get Married. I just love how soft this track is. A perfect chill pill.

Hu Xia, Yisa Yu – “Don’t You Know?”img_2445 I have never heard of any other OST that is so poetic and soothing. I lived for whenever this song came on during The Story Of Ming Lan. Ahh, now I feel like going back to watch the scene when Ming Lan finally accepted Gu Tingye’s marriage proposal. So cute.

Yoga Lin & Yisa Yu – “Chasing Youth”img_2491 I featured this OST as my song for the week in September. To read that post, click 👉🏼Yoga Lin & Yisa Yu – 追尋年少的光: Song Of The Week. “Chasing Youth” is from the Chinese drama – River Flows To You. I have not seen the series yet, but I stumbled upon the music video on YouTube. The keyboard instrumental at the beginning caught my attention. Both singers are pure art on this soundtrack.

Elaine – “Search”img_2476 This is such a badass soundtrack that fits so well with the theme of Search: WWW. I have not completed this series. I just did a premiere watch, but I have plans to continue. I love how unique Elaine sounds, she always pulls you in with all her OSTs.


I had to make this a two-part post because I had a long list of songs. The final part will be up in a few seconds, so keep an eye out for that. Also, I have provided a synopsis for most of these dramas on some previous posts. So simply click on the tag for the specific show, and you will see all the related posts.

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MY TOP 10 DRAMAS FOR 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR in advance to all my awesome readers. May your holidays be filled with joy and love, and I wish you all the best for 2020.

For this post, I will be sharing my top 10 Asian dramas that aired in 2019. I was seriously contemplating whether to make this list or not because I did not watch a lot of shows this year, and I am still trying to complete some.

My list will be based solely on the shows that I actually completed this year. And yes, I did finish more than ten, so it was still a bit difficult picking my top 10. Also, this is my opinion. If anyone feels that other dramas could be top 10 for 2019, leave your list in the comment section.

#Bonus – Kingdom

img_2321Crown Prince Lee Chang has been labelled a traitor by the Haewon Cho clan (the clan of the current Queen). Due to the political plot against him, he embarks upon a mission to investigate the spread of the mysterious undead plague that has beset the king and the nation’s southern provinces.

I enjoyed every moment of this drama. It was exciting, every scene captured my attention. This series is listed as a bonus because I am yet to finalize my feelings about the show. After all, we were left with a major cliff hanger by the end of season one. All the same, it was an excellent zombie-themed drama, and I am looking forward to the next part. I also wrote a review for the first season, so if you want to get a more detailed opinion, use this link 👉🏼 KINGDOM: Drama Review.

Now onto my official list –

#10. Put Your Head On My Shoulder

img_2324As Si Tu Mo’s graduation is nearing, she is confused about her future plans. She tries out all sorts of things but is still unable to make her own decisions. Her ordinary days are suddenly shaken up when she meets the genius Physics student Gu Wei Yi. The two accidentally end up living together.

This was a delightful drama to watch, but not anything utterly different from the regular college shows. I enjoyed it because it was a chill romance story and the main couple were so cute together. I felt relaxed while watching this couple figure out things without too much drama. I have watched this series more than once, and it always puts me in a good mood all the time.

#9 – Before We Get Married

img_0660Zhou WeiWei is about to marry her long term boyfriend, Li Hao Yi. Chu Ke Huan has been dating his girlfriend Gao Zi Yuan for ten years but has no plans of getting married. After a coincidental meeting between WeiWei and Ke Huan, everything changes. They begin to develop romantic feelings towards each other, and although they try to stay friends, fate has other plans for them.

I already wrote a review, so go check it out 👉🏼 BEFORE WE GET MARRIED: Drama Review. This was the only Taiwanese drama aside from Someday Or One Day that caught my attention this year. What sold this show was the couple’s chemistry. They were phenomenal together, and I definitely would not mind watching it again. I also enjoyed the beautiful soundtracks. The reason for it being #9 on my list can be known if you read my review ☝🏼.

#8 – Her Private Life

img_2322Sung Deok Mi is a talented chief curator at Cheum Museum Art Gallery, but in private, she is a fanatic fangirl of White Ocean’s Cha Si An. Ryan Gold is an artist who can no longer paint. After the current boss of the museum gets involved in an embezzlement case, Ryan becomes the new art director. Due to a sasaeng fan’s post, rumours about Deok Mi allegedly dating Si An begin to spread. To ward off Si An’s fans who threaten to harm her, Ryan suggests that he and Deok Mi pretend to date.

This is my best romantic comedy series for this year. The main couple had very natural interactions, and the development of their relationship was not too stressful to watch. I have also written a review for it, so go check it out 👉🏼 HER PRIVATE LIFE: Drama Review. This is low on my list because the storyline is quite a cliche in comparison to the remaining dramas that are to be listed.

#7 – Angel’s Last Mission: Love

img_2344Lee Yeon Seo is cynical and arrogant. She was a prima ballerina, but after an accident that took away her sight, she had to give up her dream. After her parent’s sudden death, she does not trust anyone since there are a lot of people lurking around her to steal her wealth. Kim Dan is an optimistic, carefree angel who is always getting into trouble. To return to heaven, he is tasked with a mission to find true love for the talented but emotionally distant ballerina.

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 Kudos to Shin Hye Sun. The lady can act. Her scenes made me cry. I seriously connected with her character on a spiritual level. And L also impressed me with his acting. He keeps getting better with each project he works on. The storyline for this drama is quite unique. The cinematography and detail of the ballet performances were incredible and captivating to see as a viewer. The only reason why this series is in the second half of my list is because, towards the end, the pacing became a bit slower than necessary. The original soundtracks for Angel’s Last Mission: Love are lovely but still have a hint of sadness all over them. My favourite OST that never fails to make me cry is “A welcome rain” by Lee Moon Sae.

#6 – Le Coup de Foudre

78648d65-aefe-4e6e-b11a-f02c5b1287f1-7224-0000053c7c73af6fZhao Qiao Yi and Yan Mo may have been high school classmates, but the only thing they had in common was the desk they shared in class. One a top student, the other failing miserably. These two could not have been more different and yet, it does not take long for a strong bond to form between them. This is a story about a pair of lovers from their high school to adult life.

Naturally, I automatically fall in love with anything that has Janice Wu’s name on it. I find her cute, and she is also a good actress that has the potential to become better with time. Le Coup de Foudre is a sweet romance story. The leads were incredible together. This drama was realistic, and down to earth, so it felt relatable. I got more emotional about the story after discovering that it was based on the author’s actual experience. I did not start this show with much expectation. I was simply looking for something new to watch, but it really surprised me. Apart from romance, I also admired the bond that the siblings had. The comedic scenes were also quite wild. I laughed way more than I was supposed to. The only thing I can point out as a negative is the weird haze-like style of videography that was used. Apart from that, I will recommend this series to anyone who wants to enjoy a slow-burn, romance story. 

#5 – Doctor John

img_2320A drama about doctors that specialize in pain management. Cha Yo Han is a genius anesthesiologist, who goes by the nickname “10 Seconds.” Referring to his ability to figure out his patients’ problems in the ten seconds that it takes for them to enter an examination room and walk to their seat. Kang Shi Young is a legendary anesthesiologist, who was always at the top of her class throughout medical school. But due to an accident, she leaves the hospital. During her leave, she meets Cha Yo Han, and everything about Si Young’s life totally changes.

Ji Sung never disappoints. This was an excellent medical drama. It was nice to see something different from the regular focus on surgical departments. Lee Se Young continues to impress me with each project she takes on. I love her growth throughout the series, and she really did well in creating chemistry between her and Ji Sung. I could feel their longing for each other. Also, this series focused on a sensitive topic, which is euthanasia. The debate concerning this procedure has been going on for a long time, and everyone has their distinct opinions about it. I think they did a fantastic job of bringing some light to the topic and showing different perspectives from the doctors to the patients.

#4 – Hotel del Luna

img_2318Jang Man Wol is the CEO of Hotel del Luna. A unique hotel with a timeworn appearance situated in downtown Seoul. Man Wol made an error many years ago and has been stuck at Hotel del Luna ever since then. She is a beautiful and greedy lady. Goo Chan Sung worked as the youngest assistant manager ever at a multinational hotel corporation. Due to an unexpected case, he begins to work as a manager at Hotel del Luna. This hotel’s clients consist only of ghosts.

The main reason why I really love this show is because of the ghost element and Man Wol’s fashion. Yes, the storyline is also amazing, but I feel that 2019 did not give me enough ghost stories to quench my horror drought, so I was super grateful for Hotel del Luna. Aside from that, this was a beautiful drama. The story was refreshing, the actors brought their A-game, and the cinematography was stunning. IU definitely proved her worth as a lead actress with this series. I feel she has been doing amazing and growing with each work, but I am glad that a good number of people finally saw her potential with this role. Yeo Jin-goo also did great. It is always a pleasure watching him on screen. All the cast members brought a nice touch to this project, and I sincerely loved it. Also, can I just rant about the soundtrack for a while? This definitely has the best OST album for Korean dramas in 2019. Every song was beautiful and so well fitted.

#3 – The Untamed

586bb009-faf9-458a-9e8e-19eb17c4968d-7224-0000053cd3643fdcLan Wangji was born in the prominent Sect of the Gusu Lan. He is seen as a hero and the role model of everyone in the cultivation world. While Wei Wuxian, the Yiling Patriarch, was a name that was feared by everyone. He has done many heroic deeds but also cruel ones. In the end, Wei Wuxian was killed by his brother after he became too evil to exist. Or at least that is what the legend says. Sixteen years after his death, Wei Wuxian suddenly reappeared again at the Mo Village. Was Wei Wuxian really as evil as the legends portray?

Another drama that definitely deserves all the hype it gets. The entire cast did a fantastic job. I loved watching every moment of it. The comedic typing was perfect, and the emotional scenes broke my heart. I did shed tears in those hard episodes. My poor baby, Wei Wuxian. This series introduced me to so many amazing talents, and I hope that they all got their big break. I have some information concerning the upcoming dramas for Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo, but I have not heard much about the rest of the cast. I will do my research before the year runs out. The Untamed will forever have a place in my heart. I LOVE WEI WUXIAN.

#2 – Love and Destiny

img_2316 Fifty thousand years ago, Jiu Chen, the god of war, fell into a deep slumber after sealing away the demon lord. Ling Xi accidentally wakes him from his sleep, and they fall in love. It is discovered that Ling Xi was born with an evil miasma that can help the demon lord break free and rise to power. Jiu Chen refuses to kill an innocent and tries to change Ling Xi’s fate.

Honestly, if I did not already have my number one, this drama could have quickly taken that spot. I feel many people misjudged this show based on the actors and short trailers. When I first started watching, it had no English subs, but I could already see the potential for it to be awesome if they kept up with the same momentum of the first few episodes. I had to wait a bit, and thankfully Viki got the license, but the number of unnecessary comments on the main actor’s looks was insane. Right from the first episode, I found him to be one of the most handsome older guys I have seen. He is among that Chen Kun category to me and I am glad that the naive ones finally accepted the awesomeness that is Chang Chen by the end of the series. This role was specifically created for him, and he nailed it. Also, the visual goddess Ni Ni held her part down. Every single person that took part in this project was a joy to watch. I usually never complete god-themed shows, but this was an exception. I was so happy about how the story progressed, and the ending was perfect. Although I would have loved to see their wedding but all the same, I am satisfied. If you have not seen Love and Destiny already, what are you waiting for?

#1 – The Story Of Ming Lan

fd5b3660-173e-4002-8189-aaed3f4fd089-4969-000004a6ab46f042The Story of Ming Lan follows the concubine-born sixth child of the Sheng household from her childhood into adulthood. Ming Lan first meets Gu Ting Ye, the second son of the Gu Family, as his rival in a game of Touhu. But when she reencounters him in a time of need, he goes to great lengths to help her. This dynamic plays out on a grander scale when they meet again as adults. Both Ming Lan and Ting Ye are unfavored children who suffer as a result of internal scheming in their households.

Hands down one of the best series I have ever watched. Yes, it started airing on the 25th of December, 2018 but ran till February 13th of this year. Some people complained about the slow story progression, but honestly, the drama clearly has a slice of life tag, what do you expect? For me, the pacing was perfect and essential to understanding the family dynamics for each character and following Ming Lan’s story. I have rewatched this drama numerous times, and I never get bored. You know a show is too good when you still cry at the emotional scenes even after watching it up to five times. All the actors and actresses did a fantastic job. Also, the cinematography, most notably the lighting for the houses, was spot on. I have a lot of great things to point out about this series, but time will not permit me to do so on this post. If you have not seen it, go watch it and be patient for the epicness to develop.

Other Notable Mentions include:

  • Graceful Family
  • The Legend Of White Snake
  • The Crowned Clown
  • The Fiery Priest
  • Search: WWW

If you also enjoyed any of these listed dramas, please spam me with comments about what you loved. And if you have not seen any of these dramas, please grab some popcorn and have yourself a merry movie night or day.

Once again, MERRY CHRISTMAS.🎄🎄🎄

 

 

BEFORE WE GET MARRIED: Taiwanese Drama Review

I cannot believe that I have not written a drama review since July. Honestly, sometimes dramas become too repetitive or similar, so I usually take a break and then come back when I find something interesting. Currently, I have a good list of dramas that I plan to review.

For today, I will be reviewing Before We Get Married. Also known as Wo Men Bu Neng Shi Peng You (We Cannot Be Friends). It is a 2019 Taiwanese drama that stars Puff Kuo and Jasper Liu as leads. The drama’s plot is adapted from an original novel of the same name, written by Fang-Yun Tsai (pen name – Ayamei).img_0660Sypnosis: Zhou WeiWei is about to marry her long term boyfriend, Li Hao Yi. Chu Ke Huan has been dating his girlfriend Gao Zi Yuan for ten years but has no plans of getting married. After a coincidental meeting between WeiWei and Ke Huan, everything changes. They begin to develop romantic feelings towards each other, and although they try to stay friends, fate has other plans for them. This is a romantic drama about love, betrayal, and friendship.

Before We Get Married has a total of thirteen episodes. It is 18+ restricted because of some mature scenes. Although I bet that most people will not follow that rule. Going into this drama, I was definitely expecting infidelity. I also knew that this was a more matured concept compared to the regular romantic comedy storylines. And although I was not pleased with the idea of them cheating on their respective partners, I decided to give the show a chance mainly because of Puff Kuo and Jasper Liu. I also hoped that since the story was focused on such a delicate topic, then the entire team must have put in more effort into creating a standard series.

(Warning – spoilers ahead)

One thing that really threw me off was the forceful actions of Chu Ke Huan in the first two to three episodes. I am glad that he was not portrayed like that throughout the entire show because I dislike watching such scenes. It reminded me of the forceful wrist grabs in Korean dramas. Honestly, there is nothing romantic about those slow motioned wrist grabs, absolutely nothing. That aside, the chemistry between the leads was electrifying. Of course, this is not their first time working together, so that is expected. They previously starred in the 2014 Taiwanese drama – Pleasantly Surprised. And they have also maintained a good friendship outside of their work scene, so I definitely expected their chemistry as a couple to be intense.

Before We Get Married is the first Taiwanese drama to have caught my attention in a long time. It was refreshing to watch, and the actors did an excellent job of bringing their characters to life. I was frustrated at who I was supposed to be frustrated at, and I also came to love the characters that were meant to be appreciated. So kudos to the actors and the entire production crew for a job well done.

This drama’s main plot is settled around two couples and betrayal. But before judging based on the infidelity involved, try to take into consideration that these two couples were already unstable from the start. And although cheating is still in no way justifiable, the drama really does well to show what caused both couples to drift apart.

In Chu Ke Huan and Gao Zi Yan’s case, they were both aware of the lack of love in their relationship, but they left things vague for too long. That made everything harder to untangle when Ke Huan decided to break off the relationship. And in Zhou WeiWei and Li Hao Yi’s case, one partner was always going along with the other’s decisions and plans. In the long run, it caused the opinion of the overcompensating partner to be disregarded entirely. Both couples were already ticking time bombs waiting to go off. I do not condone cheating, but I can clearly see how their situation led them to make mistakes.

Now, although it was a refreshing drama to watch, I must admit that the story got a little bit slow towards the end. I am happy that the episodes were kept short because if the drama had run any longer, it would have lost its quality. Also, there are a few issues that remained unresolved by the end of the series. The first is the sudden disappearance of Chu Ke-Huan’s best friend, Yang Bai Yang. I know that he was transferred, but after that incident, he was utterly erased from the drama. Even his role as Han Ke Fei’s potential boyfriend was written off. So I guess the writer had to boost up Liu Da Wei’s character to fill up the void. I just felt that his disappearance was abrupt and could have been handled better. The second issue is the abortion case of Gao Zi Yuan. So we got to know that the relationship between her and Ke Huan began to deteriorate after she aborted their baby without his permission. But what was never mentioned was her reason behind doing so. Maybe they decided to skip that because they felt it was irrelevant. But in my opinion, they should have included it as a way of giving her a fair judgement.

For a more detailed review, let us talk about the main characters –

#1. Puff Kuo – Zhou WeiWeiimg_0782Right from the first scene with Zhou WeiWei and Li Hao Yi, I could tell that there was something off about their relationship. But from WeiWei’s perspective, her relationship was perfect. Honestly, when you become accustomed to a pattern, you can hardly tell if it is wrong or right unless you take a time-out and check yourself. So, in this case, the reality check that WeiWei needed came from Chu Ke Huan. Then later on in the drama, her best friend Han Ke Fei also played the same role. Once she realized what was wrong, the need for change became a frustrating battle for her. I love that she tried all she could to save her relationship with her fiancé, but unfortunately, Li Hao Yi was not ready to accept his faults and make the necessary changes. So I support her for breaking off such a toxic relationship. Here is a clip to show how far wrecked the relationship was, and whenever she tried to resolve things, it all landed on deaf ears – 

Personally, I wanted WeiWei to be on her own for a while, and I am glad that she actually did so. Going straight into a relationship would be taking past baggage and negative auras into a new phase of life. She needed time to heal and rediscover herself.

#2. Jasper Liu – Chu Ke Huan Screenshot (57)The major mistake he made was staying in a relationship for ten years when he clearly knew that he no longer loved his girlfriend. I know he stayed to fulfill his promise to her late mother, but by doing so, he enabled Gao Zi Yuan’s obsession over him. He then started using WeiWei as an escape from his reality. So even though he played a significant role in getting WeiWei to see the wrongs in her relationship, he had a hard time dealing with his own issues. Thankfully Zi Yuan’s younger sister helped him realize that to ultimately be free, he needed to cut Zi Yuan off completely. Forget the promise and just leave her alone.

And although his forceful actions at the beginning of the series were unpleasant, he managed to show many redeeming qualities as the story progressed. He became a good friend to WeiWei whenever she needed someone that could understand and comfort her. He also learnt to be patient with her and give her space. He was willing to wait for her to achieve her goal of becoming WeiWei 2.0 before starting a new relationship. I really love Chu Ke Huan’s character because after the final confirmation that he was emotionally invested in another woman, he broke things off with Gao Zi Yuan immediately. Now concerning his relationship with WeiWei. It started out as lust, but it developed into a good friendship, which involved mutual love and respect for each other.

Pardon me because my next statement is a bit off-topic.

JASPER LIU IS HOT🥰. Okay, NEXT!!!🗣…

#3. Steven Sun – Li Hao Yiimg_0825Yes, he over plans and puts way too much emphasis on saving up money, but that does not necessarily make him a horrible person. Li Hao Yi’s main flaw was his pride and inability to listen or make changes. A relationship involves two people, so how can one person make all the decisions without consulting the other party. That is disrespectful.

Such a flaw can be worked on, but when nothing is done, it becomes toxic and unbearable. After the breakup, Li Hao Yi’s character took an extreme 360 turn, and he lost all his redeeming qualities. He became more stubborn, violent, rude and still did not want to listen before jumping to conclusions. And even though he calmed down at the end, I feel that he still did not learn anything. I say this because of the statement he made to Wei Wei before leaving Taipei. I quote – “You always make me watch you leave, now you should be the one to watch me leave.” To me, that statement proves that he took no lesson away from the breakup but instead felt that it all happened because Wei Wei fell in love with someone else. Maizi really summed up what I wanted to tell Li Hao Yi. She said – “Comparing yourself to others or blaming others for all your problems is never the right way to go about things. First, look within yourself and find out if you also hold some blame.” Hao Yi, unlike Gao Zi Yuan, had a chance to make things right, but he let his pride shoot him in the foot before finishing the race.

#4. Nital Lei – Gao Zi YuanScreenshot (75)She was such a one-dimensional character; even till the end of the series, she remained the same without any glimpse of hope. Her character’s issues should have been resolved faster. But I really love the actress because she did an excellent job showing all of Gao Zi Yuan’s flaws.

Zi Yuan is manipulative, selfish, inconsiderate and obsessed. She continuously used the excuse of doing things for Ke Huan’s good to get away with her excessive lifestyle. Also, trying to guilt-trip him with the promise he made to her late mother was terrible. She was fully aware of how bad their relationship had become, but she decided to remain in denial. Watching her actions was like trying to pour water into a broken jar. Even when her younger sister advises her, she shuns her sister’s words and continues on her path of destruction. How does one come back from all these? There was no character development for her at all. That is why I wish they provided the reason for her aborting the baby. Maybe that would have made this character have more depth.

#5. Pheobe Yuan – Han Ke Feiimg_0821I started out this drama not being the biggest fan of Han Ke Fei, but by the end of the series, I appreciated her presence. She sincerely wanted the best for WeiWei and was always ready to defend her no matter what. She also calls WeiWei out on her actions by asking her the right questions. Some examples include – Are you satisfied? Do you really want to get married? Are you sure you have no feelings for Chu Ke Huan? Questions like these are essential before jumping into marriage.

I know most people did not like how thirsty how her character was, but if you ask me, her behaviour was quite realistic and straightforward. She did need some toning down, but who am I to judge. I also saw comments of people slut-shaming her, which was unfair because where was that same energy when Chu Ke Huan was going after an engaged lady. Double standards😒. I am glad she found the right partner and settled down. Here is my favourite scene from her –


Overall I really enjoyed this drama. Most of all, for its complexity. The final result was not just to arrive at someone being right or wrong but rather to realize that everyone was in some way at fault for the demise of their own relationship. And by acknowledging your mistakes, you can move forward. Like I already mentioned, the acting was great and believable.

The background scores for this drama were always perfectly placed. Here is a good example –

I also loved the original soundtracks that were used. My favourite OST is the ending theme song by Bii.  If you do not know about my intense admiration for Bii yet, then you must be a new reader. The song “I Miss You More” is from Bii’s latest album, which was also released this year. It is such a soft and calming piece, so it naturally became one of my favourite things about the show.

Another worthy mention is “I’d Like To Hear The Details” by Fang Wu. I do not know much about the singer, but the chorus on this song really caught my attention. It is also very relaxing.

To end this review, let us discuss the ending. A lot of people had mixed feelings towards the finale. The writers trolled all of us big time. From the previews, I thought it was going to be Ke Huan and WeiWei’s wedding, but it was not. Personally, I think the ending was perfect and realistic. Getting married at the end would have been too predictable.

After the one year skip, we know that they both resolved the issues with their previous partners. They are now free from anyone’s control and can date whoever they please. Also, WeiWei asking Ke Huan if she could buy him a coffee tells all the attentive viewers that they plan to start dating officially. In episode one, Chu Ke Huan asked her the same thing, and he said when someone says that, it is code for wanting to start a relationship. With all this knowledge, I am assured of them ending up together. Therefore, I have no problem with the ending. 

Before We Get Married was everything I expected and more. Yes, there were a few unresolved issues, and the story became a bit slow towards the end, but none of these strongly affected my viewing experience. Plus, I would not mind rewatching it, so my rating for this drama is an 8/10.

All thirteen episodes are available on Viki: Full Episodes of Before We Get Married.

To understand my rating, click 👉🏼 Drama|Movie Rating Guide