Momo Love


Hey guys, as you all know it is the finale of Momo Love! I waited an extra week so I could do this last review in a big chunk! I want to thank everyone for reviewing this drama on my webpage! I will soon after finally finishing Autumn’s Concerto, in a couple of weeks put up Black & White. Don’t worry I haven’t forgotten about it, Sound of Colours and Love Contract will also be done! Please sit tight, I have to try to get up as many reviews before my revision for exam finals begin!

So, I’ve noticed that the next few episodes also involve, another side story plot, which is quite nice as things are slowly tying in together. I really like Shi Lang and Tao Hua together, as characters in this drama but Cyndi and Jiro, really seem quite good together in the sense they can act, and over the past few episodes their acting has actually become better and they are so much more relaxed around eachother, it’s nice to see.

The guy under the white cloth is creepy (Ref Ep 10). What is that guy trying to do? He takes Yu Yi, Hui Qi, Shi Lang and Tao Hua hostage, all for Lulu?! How…strange, that situation must be so awkward, sitting tied up with nowhere to go.

Yu Yi, really likes Hui Qi, which is really cute; and to admit his feelings that outright is really sweet but he is really so modest, he should be fighting a little harder! Her reply to him is too hasty, she should think before she speaks, she isn’t taking everything into consideration, she’s just wiping it away (Ref Ep 10). I think that Hui Qi, really has to let go, in reality she never had a chance because she is only a little sister to Shi Lang.

Zhi Xiang really makes me laugh (Ref Ep10) but he is being quite stalkerish, and when they leave him there it makes me feel quite happy, he is. His character, I really don’t like. He is too cheesy, and just too…over the top and it is so cringeworthy to watch. I know he likes Tao Hua and everything, but what he does (Ref Ep 12) is a bit too much.

I like how the brothers finally realize, they are really too strict on Tao Hua, considering she is an adult. They aren’t quite so protective though as they simply let her go rather to Shi Lang’s rather than trying to stop her, so in a way without realizing it, they’ve just let it become routine. Though you can tell they miss her presence, and even now they are still at a competition with eachother. During episode 10, I think what they ask of her is, a bit too much, yet they are trying to help her (Ref Ep 12) because they don’t want their mother to take her away, they want her to stay as much as she does.

I do feel really sorry for Tao Hua, she really doesn’t want to leave Shi Lang or her brothers, and she has been trying so hard to meet their requests, and even when luck really isn’t on her side she is still willing to try even if there is a small percentage of success. Shi Lang won’t admit it but he is feeling the pressure and stress but is trying to hide it so it won’t dishearten Tao Hua. She may seem naive and dense, but she clearly knows what is happening and she has matured a lot throughout this drama. In their own ways, as Tao Hua practices they are all trying to help her. Everyone wants to help, even Tao Hua’s dad; to cure her phobia of knives (Ref Ep 11) surely this is sincere enough. Aww, they conquer her fear together! To be fair, those little kids really are monsters (Ref Ep 11).

I like how honest and truthful Tao Hua is but Urgh, the parents are TOO strict, 6 points off? That’s ridiculous, and Zhi Qiang, irritates me completely. I really don’t like him. What right does he have turning up there anyway? Grrr (Ref Ep 11). Yay! He gets thrown out! I take back what I said about the parents being TOO strict :L WOW. Their mum is PREGNANT AGAIN? (Ref Ep 11).

Hui Qi, has her own burdens I guess. So it’s normal for her to feel an outcast in such a loving and happy family. Yu Yi, also feels it, he wants to join in, but he always feels like the spare part, so in loads of ways him and Hui Qi match. I find it funny how the brothers now have nothing to do, because before their lives revolved around Tao Hua and Shi Lang, so they move in on Yu Yi and Hui…that’ll definitely be funny. Yet, at least they’re helping with his happiness rather than hindering. I don’t understand how he can like her, but at least his family are behind him and slowly he is progressing to her heart ๐Ÿ™‚ I think Hui Qi should give Yu Yi a chance, since he’s persistent and so sweet to her!

Calvin is still being a creepy stalker (Ref Ep 12) I really think he should give up, but at least Tao Hua is letting him down gently and kindly, and is being nice to him; but it’s quite funny when he asks her for the kiss and it’s obvious Shi Lang isn’t listening to the music. Shi Lang really is quite protective of Tao Hua, which is really cute.

Aw, Yu Yi goes to all that trouble to protect Hui Qi (Ref Ep 12), and when he tells her he doesn’t have to worry about her, you can tell by the look on her face that saddens her, but instead says he wants to protect her. That is really cute, he may not have great qualities like his brothers but he definitely has his own special ones. He jumps in the lake trying to find Hui Qi’s stone, thats so cute!

The old man that Yu Yi meets makes me laugh (Rep Ep 12). He is Hui Qi’s grandfather and the other two must be Hui Qi’s parents! So, she ran away. In a way, I think Hui Qi wanted to break free from her parents not for Shi Lang, he was just a bonus. Yu Yi, knows it’s Hui Qi and keeps hallucinatingย  about her haha! Oh dear, he goes back, and Hui Qi, actually must have some kind of feeling for him to react like she did but…get’s whacked in the head..poor Yu Yi ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Loses his memory too ๐Ÿ˜ฆ (Ref Ep 12). He doesn’t lose his sense of humor though, when he starts to differentiate the brothers, I take back losing his memory..he fakes it. Aww, he kisses Hui Qi…FINALLY. Oh dear, another twist for the final episodes, an unstable nurse playing musical chairs with new born babies.

It’d be so sad if they were related, I like them together too much, when he hugs her from behind on the balcony (Ref Ep 13) ๐Ÿ˜ฆ They watch the videos together, and watch their memories. I wonder what the brothers are plotting with Hui Qi for Yu Yi O_o. Shi Lang and Tao Hua, go off together, and everyone is really worried, but Hui Qi and Yu Yi build together on a better relationship. Aww, the brothers all need Yu Yi, it’s so cute how they for just a moment have such a brotherly love grouping (Ref Ep 13). Qi Ge, is really having a rough time, now his girlfriend is leaving him as well ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

That nurse, is seriously off her nut, her hair is amazing though (Ref Ep 13) but I’m really glad to find out they aren’t brother and sister, since it would have been sort of weird, yet it is a common lead to take in the TWDramas’. So jump forward to the future, and they all live on the same street?! I love the family photo. Yet, it’s nice to see that all of them are with people or happy, with children but…I feel sorry for Zhuan Ge, yet maybe he can find his love…soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Overall, I really enjoyed this light hearted drama, Jiro and Cyndi’s acting has improved a lot. I look forward to seeing more dramas with them in. It has love of a family, love between two people, it also had lots of different stories to tell, there weren’t too many but there wasn’t too few either. It was really nice to watch. The chemistry and connection between the characters was nice, but I think the drama could have perhaps been a bit less over the top, as it got a bit tedious but I think it was still entertaining and nice to watch.

I hope you guys, enjoyed the drama as much as I did and also enjoyed my reviews. I will re-start Black & White soon, along with any others I seem to have put on hold. Thankyou so much for bearing with me, I hope you continue to read my reviews as I watch new and old dramas that I choose!

Okay, Christmas and New Year are over, I decided to welcome in this New Year with the next review of Momo Love! Autumn’s Concerto and Hi, My Sweetheart won’t be far behind, just sit tight. So, enjoy the following review!

During, the beginning of episode 7, even if this is a romantic comedy, there is a plot to the story, even if the story is far fetched and much more over the top; it is still the storyline. A love square; Shi Lang, Tao Hua, Hui Qi and Zhi Qiang. Yet, only two of these four will triumph (Shi Lang and Tao Hua).

Their characters, are really strange, as I haven’t seen Calvin Chen in any other drama except Romantic Princess neither have I seen Li Jia Ying who plays Hui Qi. In this drama; quite honestly, I like neither of them. Their acting isn’t exactly great as they are both seemingly in characters that don’t suit them. Even if Calvin Chen is quite good looking I don’t like his character in this drama, and he cannot fake cry even if this drama is an over the top, and blatant in your face drama, the least he could do is learn to cry properly. Yet, I guess that comes with practice in acting. I think that Zhi Qiang’s role is actually quite creepy, but I have to hand it to him; he plays the brothers at their own games.

Cyndi Wang; hasn’t actually had that much in experience in the acting field, I have seen a lot of her previous dramas, but she has become a successful actor as she has progressed during her dramas, her intimacy scenes with romance like kissing, needs some more work to produce a proper kiss! Personally I cannot enjoy a good romance drama if the intimate scenes between the two love birds aren’t efficient. I know that Tao Hua’s personality is pure, sheltered and naive but seriously she cannot be that naive as to what Zhi Qiang is actually trying, nor can she notice the change in her brothers when Zhi Qiang comes to get her, compared to how they treat Shi Lang. She is both naive and dense ( Ref Ep 7).

I am beginning to get irritated by the brothers, yes they are meant to be loving and caring, but the way they treat Tao Hua is just so annoying, because let’s be serious she’s a big enough girl, to have a life of her own. They really like hurting Shi Lang and Tao Hua; as their relationship isn’t exactly stable yet! So, Zhi Qiang kisses Tao Hua (Ref Ep 7) though it was clearly forced…Shi Lang runs away?! I do, feel really upset for the both of them, Tao Hua did nothing wrong and became misunderstood, and Shi Lang doesn’t understand the whole story ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I like how Zhuan Ge and He Ge, actuallyย  begin to do something to help Tao Hua, instead of being a hindrance, and they attempt to help both Tao Hua and Shi Lang (Ref Ep 7). I also never noticed until now how much charm He Ge actually has ๐Ÿ˜› Yet Hui Qi, is unbelievably a spoilt child, underneath her cute exterior is an ugly interior. After all that hard work, Tao Hua doesn’t give up on him and she finally manages to say what she has wanted to say after all this time, and Shi Lang kisses her! Qi Ge on the other hand (Ref Ep 8) I lose a lot of respect for him, over Tao Hua’s feelings he’s thinking of his job status, after finding out that the old man is Zhi Qiang’s father.

Zhi Qiang’s father, is actually quite brutal and goes to such petty lengths to get what he wants, I take back what I said about Qi Ge, he really does love his sister, and due to Tao Hua finding out their secret room (Ref Ep 8) she’s obviously going to accept the proposal and sacrifice her love for her brother. I think on the other hand that Shi Lang should stop being blinded by anger and start to actually see the bigger picture, and how Tao Hua is actually feeling! Though, Calvin may not be making the situation for her any better at least he’s not as arrogant and pig headed and can see the tough situation Tao Hua is in.

So that box is her box filled with precious memories of Shi Lang (Ref Ep 8). To be honest, Yu Yi is the only one that can get through to Tao Hua, and he sees and hears everything, he’s like a wise owl.ย  The brothers really shouldn’t be left to their own devices, they’re dangerous, even if they are trying to help. Zhi Qiang and Shi Lang are fighting over Tao Hua using Judo! Wow, Shi Lang really can’t do anything without Tao Hua (Ref Ep 8).

Zhuan Ge and Yu Yi’s fighting, makes me laugh so much (Ref Ep 9) but at least they are now all trying to do what is best for Tao Hua, rather than seeing her go through something she hates. Those texts, they sent her actually makes me think the brothers are so cute, and that Tao Hua really is what is hold them together. I think Yu Yi is terrific, he found the box and is showing it to Shi Lang (Ref Ep 9). I love how the tables have turned, rather than trying to get rid of Shi Lang, they’re helping Tao Hua, hahahaha.

FINALLY, they get to be together, and everything actually comes together, they kiss and omg…that’s just too cute! I love how Yu Yi tries to comfort Hui Qi as well ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d feel just like Tao Hua, if I went over to Shi Lang’s house and met his dad acting like that haha (Ref Ep 9).

Zhi Qiang, makes me laugh, and his imagination you’ve got to hand it to him, in my opinion now that the whole arranged marriage thing has happened, Tao Hua and Shi Lang are so much more happy and the drama is smooth sailing. In Episode 9, everyone has come together, and I actually think it’s cute to watch.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the new drama review, I will upload the next ones when they’re ready. Hope you all had a great Christmas, and wish all of my readers a Happy New Year!

Okay, this is the second chunk of Momo Love, that I will be reviewing. I am taking a long time with my reviews because as you all know Christmas is getting very close and everyone and everything is very hectic, I still have presents to buy! I took some time out though to review this for you guys! So, enjoy..

As this drama carries on, you begin to notice just how sweet this drama is. Cyndi Wang (Momo/ Tao Hua) and Jiro Wang (Shi Lang) are actually working together very well. When Tao Hua really tries to contact Shi Lang (Ref Ep 4) through her MP3 player, I thought that was really heartwarming, but also how naive and just besotted she was when she stumbled with her words. Their conversations over the phone, they immediately lit up when they received a text from one another. They’re so funny when they’re together, they have the same personalities as eachother, the way they talk included. They’re both naive and cute characters, I can’t wait to see how this drama pans out.

The brothers, and the sister, are each way too over protective of eachother, they believe that their sibling is not fit for eachother, which I think is a bit cruel considering it should be those two who decide on that, as it is their life. Both younger siblings’ are being smothered with kindness. After just meeting Shi Lang’s older sister I can already notice she is a feminist and that she is just as over protective of her little brother as the brothers to Tao Hua are. A bit ironic really. Tao Hua’s brothers though, to follow her around, to prevent her from being happy is a bit ridiculous, but funny at the same time (Ref Ep 4). I do love how Chen Cheng and Xiao Xue are just like Shi Lang and Tao Hua; inexperienced in love. For Shi Lang and Tao Hua to get them together is actually really sweet. Though I forgot Yu Yi likes her, dear of him.ย  Oh God, Chen Cheng and Xiao Xue are so funny like a bickering couple LOL (Ref Ep5). Why on earth do they have hairdryers in the toilets? Can someone please tell me? (Ref Ep 5).

I find the day that they spend together, really sweet. As they’re both inexperienced with love and have no idea about loves sincerity etc, and they are in a way teaching eachother. I think that their older siblings’ should respect this, rather than to follow them around, because Shi Lang and Tao Hua have to hide from the older siblings’ and even cheat them to even spend a day together. I’m amazed that when Chen Cheng is on his own he actually is quite honest and blunt with the truth, I have new found respect for him.

I hate obstacles like siblings’ because it makes it harder on the two because of their over protection. The sibling characters play these parts really well, yet I am actually beginning to get irritated by them. I hope that the siblings’ begin to realize the extent of their over protection. Finally! Qi Ge, is thinking about Tao Hua, and giving her some leverage! Hahaha, Shi Lang behind Xiao Xue and Cheng Ge, with bread and drink; nothing like a live show eyyy? (Ref Ep 5).

Wow, the brothers are actually trying to help the two, and maybe not in the most efficient way, but it’s a start. I think Yu Yi, has found someone he likes; Dong Hui Qi!ย  Yet, I think his imagination scares me. I can’t stop laughing at the dance in the toilets; LOLOL (Ref Ep 5). I do feel kind of sorry for Tao Hua though, she really tries and that girl just steps on her feelings. Omg…Calvin enters, after five episodes! Yet, what an awkward moment (Ref Ep 5). I like how Cheng Ge straightens Shi Lang out though. If he’s never given out that photo before, how come she has one? I love her brothers though LOLOL. Oh dear, you can see the problem already between all the characters. Yu Yi’s daydreaming, is really beginning to freak me out. All the brothers are so easy and troublesome at the same time, and it’s so funny.

I don’t like the new girl, she’s really hurting Tao Hua, which I think is really cruel, considering Tao Hua and Shi Lang were really getting into some kind of relationship. I don’t think Shi Lang knows anything about Dong Hui Qi’s feelings, or he’s trying to ignore them, and she is a LIAR. I HATE HER. Poor Tao Hua. I don’t think Shi Lang knows anything about this so called ‘engagement’. Yeah, she really is a liar using really horrible tricks on everyone, and deceiving people. I really hate her and her ways, but being honest and blunt I must admire her for. Hui Qi, is definitely the spoilt brat in this drama. I think on the other hand, I’m going to like Calvin in this drama, which is the first time I’ve liked the other guy in a love competition ๐Ÿ˜€

I just realized, if Hui Qi is trying to copy Tao Hua, because she has the fear of losing and ends up joining the judo club, Hui Qi is going to be having her ass kicked. Okay, Tao Hua kicks ass at judo, I think Hui Qi should start getting scared (Ref Ep 6). Oh I think I love Calvin! Though, you can tell he has a secret crush on Tao Hua already and is jealous of Shi Lang. Ahahaha, she owned him (Ref Ep 6). I think he will be capable, of buttering up the four brothers. I don’t understand, how is crush can develop to love in a matter of days? Then again this is a drama xD. Umm, I’ m beginning to wonder about Zhi Qiang’s sexuality. He pretends to be gay for help off the brothers?! Okay, this guy is definitely smart.

I’m getting more excited as I see the plot unravel before me, and I really hope that Tao Hua and Shi Lang can fight through it, no matter how much I may like Zhi Qiang, I love Tao Hua and Shi Lang!

I have decided I want to review a light and care free drama, a very romantic drama because I need something to relax with, I have therefore picked to review Momo Love, I will also review the new drama with Rainie Yang and Alan Luo in which is Hi, My Sweetheart. I will gradually finish the Easy Fortune, Happy Life reviews and get back to reviewing Black & White and Sound of Colours soon! I hope you enjoy!

Momo Love

Okay, since there are many characters in this drama, first I wrote down which characters there were also for my review readers to know who the characters drama names are and the actors names, if you don’t know already. Chen Tao Hua is played by Cyndi Wang, she is a popular girl and many boys obviously like her by the look of the start of the drama when the boy confesses to her. Yet, she is also protected by her FIVE brothers she has, what a house full!

Chen Qi is the first and eldest brother who is played by Ken Zhu, and by the looks of it he is a weatherman! Haha! He is protective of his sister. Chen Cheng is the second eldest brother who is played by Lan Jun Tian, I have not seen him in any dramas I don’t think, so I shall see his performance. In the drama he looks like a fashion designer to me but he is also very protective of his sister. Chen Zhuan is the third eldest, but he is also one of a twin, this character is played by Ding Chun Cheng, I have not seen him in any dramas either, but in this drama he is extremely clever and very protective of his sister. The fourth brother is Chen He, the twin of Chen Zhuan. He is played by Godfrey Gao, he is a sportsman the complete opposite to his twin. Like his four other brothers he is protective like the rest of them. They try to take down any men in pursuit of Chen Tao Hua, which I think is a bit childish really. The final and last brother is Yu Yi (Jing Wong) and his brothers don’t really take much notice of him, but Chen Tao Hua tries to involve him in a lot and sticks up for him as well so he doesn’t feel as invisible.

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To me this drama is obviously, going to turn into a love triangle, and it’s obvious who is going to win and who is going to win the girls heart, and who is going to lose it. Jiro Wang is starring as Shi Lang, to be honest I really love Jiro’s acting and I’m quite happy to be watching another drama with him as a main character as I enjoyed watching his performance in ToGetHer and hopefully his acting will be as good if not better than ToGetHer. He has cut his hair!!! Very stylish..and yummy ๐Ÿ˜› Cyndi Wang, I have seen before in Smiling Pasta, which is one of my all time favorite dramas and I do think her acting is very cute and shy, so hopefully this collaboration of Cyndi and Jiro will make some good chemistry!

Their first meeting by the bus stop did leave some kind of impression on me (ref ep 1) as they look straight at eachother with a meaningful gaze, so that shows me these two main characters will definitely have chemistry in the future, which is a very good start. Their awkward silences between eachother (ref ep 1 & 3) shows there is some underlying feelings between them which also gives the drama a very good starting advantage.

I feel sorry for Yu Yi as the ‘odd one’ who sort of got pushed out, is made to sacrifice, in the first episode his room and then he has to do all sorts of things to try and please his brothers, which he seems to never be able to do. He gets forced into a lot of things he really doesn’t want to do, and because the older four brothers seem to pair up he is the only one left out, but he shares a much closer relationship with Tao Hua by the looks of things, yet what he does in order to stop Tao Hua liking Shi Lang, and editing the photo (ref ep 2) is a bit far. The fact Tao Hua beats Shi Lang at judo is quite funny but it deja vu…how they kiss..it reminds me very much of Smiling Pasta (ref ep 2). I also find Chen Qi’s remark hilarious “It’s okay if you lose, big brother will help you get even.”

You can tell Tao Hua, begins to like Shi Lang, as over a series of scenes, she gets ever more curious about this mysterious Shi Lang, that in the drama we have much yet to learn. She starts to, see him in daydreams and sees his face everywhere which is a clear sign she’s starting to like him (ref ep 2) but we don’t get to see much of Shi Lang’s reaction except from when he isn’t angered by the accidental kiss instead he feels all ‘odd’ about it and around her. Tao Hua is so sheltered from love, but Cyndi makes it pure and cute. It’s sweet how all her brothers decide to help her out in love!

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The brothers I don’t understand, they can obtain…photos, videos and information on all these people, and on Shi Lang and Tao Hua in seconds..which makes me think they’re like a brother mafia; its kind of over obsessive to how protective they are of Tao Hua. For example; the video of Shi Lang helping Tao Hua after she runs out into the traffic (ref ep 2) and he saves her; which is so cute may I add! I have also come to notice, that the family all have very vivid imaginations on things and jump too fast to conclusions which tends to land them all in silly situations. The acting from all of these brothers is very good, and I really enjoy watching the comedy that they put together, they all seem very close in general which helps the drama along as they are comfortable in eachothers presence.

The parents return (ref ep 3) and by the looks of it they seriously favor Tao Hua over the five boys. In a way I understand why her mum wanted a girl; at the time of having all those five boys she felt it impossible to have a girl and therefore she’d be lonely as the only female with no one to have a special daughter/mother bond with, unlike the father who has the opportunity toย  bond with all the five boys differently to the mother.

I look forward to the next episode; but I will be uploading reviews in chunks as always!