Writing this review on behalf of my sister haha since she is busy. Sorry for people who dont know Chinese as there may not be English subtitles for this drama yet.
Unexpected 来到你的世界 (2018)
Cast: Austin Lin 林柏宏 as He Jie, Li Hao Fei 李浩菲 as Lu Zi Xing, Huang Jun Jie 黄俊捷 as Gong Cheng, Huang U.Lin 黄一琳 as Pei En Cai, 张津铭 as Su Zi Xun, 王迩忆璇 as Bai Lian
My Own Review:
This drama seems to be specially made for my sister haha since she feels that life is tough and wants to meet the author that is controlling her life to change her life completely. 😀 She is comforted by this drama. This drama illustrates that no matter how uncontrollable life is, there will still be a day that you can change it as long as you have the direction and a good mentor.
Liked the fantasy elements in the drama. Like in W-2 worlds (kdrama), He Jie can make things appear or happen by drawing them. After He Jie’s mission in the comic world is completed, it is cool (and scary) how things start to break apart and disappear or fall to kill He Jie or Zi Xing since He Jie is supposed to return to his world and not stay in the comic world. My sister likes the flower He Jie draws specially for Zi Xing to signify their love. It is a flower only both of them know about.
Liked how He Jie is smart and how there are clever plot twists when he deals with situations his own way. It is fun to watch He Jie try his best to ship the lead couple and prevent Zi Xing from falling for the male lead (and commit evil deeds) even though things may not turn out the way he expected. It is interesting that He Jie can feel Zi Xing’s pain (since the real people will be connected to the comic characters their missions involve) and he always seems to be in more pain than her haha. Enjoyed watching how Zi Xing slowly falls for He Jie instead and how He Jie starts to develop feelings for his characters. My sister and I liked how He Jie resolves the conflict with Zi Xing when Zi Xing realises who he actually is. He manages to prove to her that the characters have their own thinking too and it is not always controllable by him. However, towards the end, I felt that the pace of the drama becomes slower and there are not enough emotion-provoking scenes for me.
My sister likes Pei En Cai’s personality as she is happy and easy-going. Even when she suddenly becomes a poor family’s daughter or when she realises she is just part of a comic, it does not bother her much and she just accepts everything and takes them in stride. That is the personality He Jie gives her and it seems good to have such a personality in real life haha. Gong Chen seems to have it all but he is actually a lonely person that desires freedom. He Jie draws whatever he desires in real life for Gong Chen but did not know that he also draws in his own loneliness for him. It is funny that He Jie draws his own parents as Gong Chen’s parents and is surprised to see them when he goes into the comic world. My sister feels that Gong Chen is generous and loyal to his friend. When He Jie becomes Gong Chen’s friend+personal assistant, he stands up for He Jie and helps He Jie when He Jie needs it.
(The actor acting as) Gong Chen is good-looking haha. But He Jie is also good-looking haha… Although some people may like this couple more than the lead couple, my sister and I liked the lead couple more. Felt that the development of relationship is a little unreal for the comic’s lead couple. Maybe the lack of evil deeds done by the evil female supporting character after He Jie’s appearance affects the development of their relationship. He Jie actually writes Zi Xing’s experiences and sufferings based on his own experiences which makes my sister think that they will definitely like each other since they are so alike and feels a bit doubtful about their relationship. To me, this is not really a problem since in real life, being similar does not necessarily mean you will fall in love with the person. It is just an added advantage in a relationship since they can understand each other better.
My sister doesnt like Zi Xun as he only aims to prove himself and show that what he did was right. This kind of people is pathetic even though they cant help it. As Bai Lian comes from the real world, both of them cant remain in the comic world after her mission is complete and one of them has to die. Bai Lian chooses to sacrifice herself. Zi Xun feels angry with himself as he does not want to lose what he has in the comic world and doesnt try to stop her. Before Bai Lian dies, He Jie gives her his magical pen as a present (if i didnt remember wrongly). Zi Xun later becomes evil and uses He Jie ‘s magical pen for evil deeds. The character Zi Xun does add some thriller and conflicts towards the end though. Liked how Bai Lian is a fan of He Jie and it is cute and sweet whenever she calls him Da Da or gives him the heart hand sign.
Special mentions to the character that often cooks chicken soup as she is always cheerful, loyal to her friends. My sister also likes the policeman that is in charge of logic in the comic. He fills the logic gap whenever it is needed. When He Jie comes to the comic world, he is a great help to He Jie, telling him how to leave the comic world, giving him the magical pen and releasing him from the police station when he was arrested a few times haha.
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