Again a little thing I follow during this 1997 fever. This is the SETTV Daily that followed Ti Amo Chocolate. Again I’m not that big of a fan of dailies, but these show just has some sweet parts I like to watch. I fast forward through most of the 1 hour episodes that come on each day Monday-Friday.
Plot Summary: Zhen Ai Jia (Summer Meng) is hired as the bodyguard to a CEO He Zhong Qi (Alien Huang…better know as Xiao Gui). (Sidenote: Yah, Taiwanese people give themselves the strangest English names…) Raised up in by her military father since her mother died young, Ai Jia is all about responsibility, loyalty, and honor. She doesn’t know how to be feminine or how to attract a man. She never had a boyfriend and desperately yearns to fall in love.
Thoughts: This drama doesn’t take much thought. It’s pretty ridiculous at times, you know, the typical unrealistic-ness. The grandma is the driving force for Zhong Qi to let loose and be himself (he’s a lead singer in an underground band secretly). She really is what keeps Ai Jia and Zhong Qi together, as she is a big supporter of Ai Jia. Summer Meng is a relative new comer to acting, and you can tell, since shes pretty stiff (although I guess since she is a military daughter, stiffness if a requirement). I’ve always liked Xiao Gui for some unexplainable reason. He’s a good talk show host, but as an actor, he’s ok. More natura than summer , but his character is not that riveting. This drama is good for passing time but not anything more. Also I doubt there would be English subs for this one since it should be a lot of episodes, maybe upwards of 50? So far they’re on episode 29 and the couple haven’t gotten together, so they’re probably halfway through. But I do enjoy the main couple’s interaction, especially Zhong Qi realizing that Ai Jia is really important to him. This parts just cute. Some of the other side characters are pretty cool as well. Like Ai Jia’s best girlfriend, the money loving Du Cai Jie. There is also the older Zheng Ya Lun, whom Cai Jie was spying on for part-time income. They end up dating and that parts pretty hilarious. They’re picture is below. The little boy is Ya Lun’s son. Totally adorable. But just thought I would share something to pass the time until Tuesday.