Okay, since I am trying to get as many reviews up before my birthday tomorrow as possible. I am reviewing a lot today. It’s like a drama marathon for me! I have decided to review Rainie Yang and Show Lo’s new drama together called Hi, My Sweetheart.

I am really glad, that Rainie has made an attempt over the past three of her dramas to be a different main character, from her usual cute/sweet characters. For instance, in Miss No Good she was weird and quirky, that is why I adored that drama and ToGetHer because she was cold and wasn’t very open. But, in Hi, My Sweetheart, it’s taken an 180 degree turn and she is now the rebel of this drama. So, I hope that this drama will not take the form of a ‘typical’ idol drama.

In this drama, just by looking at the opening theme, and song it’s a romance/ comedy along with a love triangle between the three obvious main characters; Lee Wei, Rainie Yang and Show Lo. Mo Li played by Maggie Wu and Lee Wei who plays He Yan Feng, are clearly going to come up between the two later on in the drama. I’m excited to watch this drama because Rainie and Show have never performed in the same drama together, so I want to see their chemistry together. I already love the opening song too (Head Over Heels in Love by Show Lo).

I like the quirky and nerdy style they’ve come up with for Hsueh Hai/Da Lung, along with that naive and innocent weak boy as opposed to rich and snobby, I really like Show Lo’s acting, he’s the type of actor who can really connect with his character and give the drama the warmth that it needs. His hair style, glasses and clothing just adds more fun to the drama for me! So Hsueh Hai becomes Da Lung for precaution; a tad OTT don’t you think? On his eldest sisters behalf, but I love the reason behind is new name, “Da Lung, Da Lung, Da Lung Da Lung Da Lung Da Lung Da Lungggggg, Da Lung Da Lung.” (Ref Ep 1).

Then there’s Bao Zhu, the fiery and level headed girl, who inside is actually not at all what she seems on the outside. In fact, she’s sensitive to a lot but she can hide things very well, but ‘Da Lung’ has the ability to see through her. Rainie is really pretty in this drama, she doesn’t look overly dressed and too cute, she looks plain and it stands out more. I also, like her acting, she may be a bit out of her comfort zone, but there is time to accommodate for the newer tone of character she has been set to display. I hope she can pull it off, as so far it’s terrific.

I love his two older sisters, like real sisters they’re constantly bickering. I find both sisters like added humour to the drama, but the eldest sisters is really way to over protective and over the top in her acting, (Ref Ep 1). I already like his family’s weirdness. I can now see why he’s so naive, his eldest sister dotes on him.

There is a humorous feelings around Da Lung and Bao Zhu, a friendship begins the foundations for love. Bao Zhu, has obviously not got many friends, and when someone who appears as weak as Da Lung, it’s impossible for him to have so much courage to stand up to her and actually offer a friendship, that she craves so much. There is chemistry between the two, that is slowly beginning to bubble, because as they are friends behind the scenes, it’s clear that they’re comfortable to an extent with one another. I just hope the chemistry builds to portray a blossoming drama and romance plot.

I notice the whole story plot, has the twist at the beginning reminding me of many other dramas, but you usually see the twist at the end and not in the beginning, and this time they’ve used a plot that not many dramas use: Rainie having to leave. So, I hope that this drama can make up a good plot that brings them back together, and builds a strong love for the drama. Hsueh Hai’s (Show Lo) drastic change, was a surprise to me (Ref Ep 5). He also takes on his previous name. Obviously he is hurt due to what happened, and Bao Zhu not contacting him. So he has taken on a mean exterior, but obviously he is still hurt inside. I’m looking forward to see how well this story really pans out. Bao Zhu (Rainie Yang) on the other hand has taken the softer approach to life, she’s kinder but she still holds her fiery attitude, and can control herself much better than before.

I reviewed, the first 5 episodes. I am attempting chunks so I don’t get caught up like I did with the majority of dramas before. So please, bare with me until the next chunk of episodes of Hai Pai Tian Xin is out!

“How to let you know me, at this most beautiful moment, for this I have been in demand for 500 years before Buddha, praying for Buddha to bring us together with fate, as a result Buddha changed me into a tree, where I grew near you, under the sunlight; flowers bloomed. Every flower were wishes from my former life. When you walk near, please listen closely, it’s me waiting for you wholeheartedly, and when you walk past, behind you the ground will be covered. Friend, it is not petals, it is my heart scattered around.” – Hai Pai Tian Xin.