我可能不会爱你

20 12 2014

English title: In Time With You
Number of episodes: 13

Some info:
1) DramaWiki
2) Facebook Page (Traditional Chinese)
3) Official Site (Traditional Chinese)

Coming in late in the final quarter of 2011, this drama series sets off right from the very start, easily vying for the best Taiwanese idol drama of the year. One of the things they did right is to plan the script very carefully from the very beginning and set a fixed number of episodes to deliver all that they wanted to put in. Also, the cast assembled had quite a lot of preparation work to do so that they could better relate to their roles and bring out the character.

Of course, the story has to be there in order to have a good series, and indeed it is. While the contents aren’t something that thought of before, but the presentation was simply awesome. The magnitude of involvement was also different from other series I’ve seen and the chemistry was really there as intended by the fictitious plot. The dialogue and lines were carefully crafted and often has some deeper meaning to it than just the face value though sometimes I wonder if people really do speak in that kind of manner when it contains some hidden message from time to time, even when arguing.

The story isn’t too complex, but the relationship issue is something tricky. The line between friendship (best friends) and lovers is something we will see very often in this drama, as it explores the kind of thoughts and actions both parties have towards each other. I must say this aspect was really handled well without being draggy or anything, and in fact the viewers can see the kind of struggles and dilemmas when presented with them. At other times, I also felt tinges of sadness when some events occur and it is not easy to make me feel that much for a drama, or at least I haven’t encountered any in quite a while.

If it’s considered a highlight, part of the drama was filmed in Singapore and there are some tell tale signs of the estimated period of filming. Too bad I didn’t know about it or I might have gone to take a look at some of the stars. There were also local stars who guest starred in the drama which I think it’s probably going to be something for them to remember. After all, this series’ quality is much better than what the local TV station here typically can produce. And again, the filming made Singapore look good in terms of scenery and all. Wonder why they always manage to do that when they really just show probably the nicest parts of the city here. Lol.

Flaws wise, I think the final episode suddenly had a lot of kissing scenes which is kind of different pace from the previous episodes but it’s not exactly too absurd considering how much of their feelings they have suppressed since schooling days. Lol, but still I think some people might not be able to take it. Haha, and of course all that flying here and there seems so affordable cost wise and time too. Oh well, but they certainly had quite some planning to ensure that the scenes actually link properly since I presume they came here and shot everything they needed before returning home for good.

Overall, it has been an enjoyable drama for me. It has a simple story but handled and presented in a great manner, with cast that generally fit their roles very well along with interesting lines to complement everything. The positive points definitely outweighs the flaws present by a long shot. It’s definitely a drama not to be missed for 2011, at least on the Taiwanese side.

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