"Absolute Boyfriend" Nov 3, 2014 21:13:21 GMT -5
Post by jewel on Nov 3, 2014 21:13:21 GMT -5
"Absolute Boyfriend" is a Taiwanese drama starring our Korean actress Gu Hye Sun, most famous for "Boys Over Flowers." Her two leading men are played by Jiro Wang (the robot boyfriend) and Xie Kun Da (the boy-next-door). The story is about a lonely girl who keeps getting rejected by all her crushes. So she orders a "perfect boyfriend" online, thinking at first she'll just try it for fun since there's a free 2-day trial period. The rest of the story is, I'm assuming, about her trials and tribulation caused by having her robot boyfriend around.
Guan Xiao Fei (our main girl) confesses her love to a co-worker named Shi Guan. He shoots her down and introduces her to his current girlfriend. Dejected, Xiao Fei takes up an offer made by a mysterious man Lei Wu Wu: a made-to-order boyfriend. It arrives early in the morning and Xiao Fei is flabbergasted. Nevertheless, she gathers her wits enough to activate the robot with a kiss. Just then her next door neighbor Zong Shi appears, demanding entrance. Xiao Fei has her robot hidden in another room and is very anxious to get rid of Zong Shi. Just then the robot boyfriend decides to test his sneezing function.
The first episode was super fun. Very, very cute. I just love Gu Hye Sun. The two main guys I really like lots too. Although the guy who plays the robot I find a little strange - he's got a fifteen-year-old choir boy face with the body of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sort of disturbing...
I liked the scene where the guy and little Xiao Fei do that hand thing. I heard that the reason we wear our wedding ring on the left fourth finger is because there's a vein that runs from there to our heart. Don't know if it's true though.
What came as a pleasant surprise is this: I thought I was gonna not like relying completely on the subtitles but it's actually refreshing that I'm not constantly thinking how good/bad the translation is. It probably isn't that good but since I don't know Taiwanese it all sounds great to me. And you know what's funny? - if you look carefully at Gu Hye Sun's lips when she's talking you can totally tell she's speaking Korean. She must've spoken Korean and then they dubbed her. Very interesting.
Wasn't it cute when her friend Mei Jia tells Xiao Fei that she looks like "the Korean actress Gu Hye Sun"? ha ha, that was funny!
I love these 45 minute episodes - short and sweet!!