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[Current Mainland Chinese Drama 2019] Lucky First Love 世界欠我一个初恋

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EXACTLY. That's what bothered me too:P She looks awful with the wig..why can't they let her wear her pixie cut from Arsenal Military Academy?? I mean there've been actresses with short hair before right?

 

It's funny that the female lead is older than male lead by 3 years:lol: They look compatible & cute together. Maybe 'cause he seem mature? Oh he's a good kisser eheh:phew: I much prefer the other title, "Lucky's First Love" it's just shorter ha-ha! The drama is pretty fun to watch so far but plot's nothing new, most C-dramas love the ordinary, cute, naive girl with CEO possessive, controlling guy romance:rolleyes: I still watch them though...if done right LoL;)

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17 hours ago, Latte_Anyday said:

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EXACTLY. That's what bothered me too:P She looks awful with the wig..why can't they let her wear her pixie cut from Arsenal Military Academy?? I mean there've been actresses with short hair before right?

 

It's funny that the female lead is older than male lead by 3 years:lol: They look compatible & cute together. Maybe 'cause he seem mature? Oh he's a good kisser eheh:phew: I much prefer the other title, "Lucky's First Love" it's just shorter ha-ha! The drama is pretty fun to watch so far but plot's nothing new, most C-dramas love the ordinary, cute, naive girl with CEO possessive, controlling guy romance:rolleyes: I still watch them though...if done right LoL;)

I really liked the previous title The  World Owes me a First Love.  Also I read on another site after C-netizens saw the crappy wig on Bai Lu's head they trended "The World Owes Bai Lu A Nice Wig" :lol::lol::lol: lol lol lol!

 

Yeah, the story seems to be the same old same old for C-drama rom-coms but I'm grateful it is just 24 episodes rather than a pointless 44 episodes or something.  I remember he was a good kisser in the Eternal Love drama and I know Bai Lu is a great kisser from Legends so we should get some real kiss scenes in this drama! :lol:

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:lol: "The World Owes Bai Lu a Better Wig" :lol: Oh got to give them netizen credit for bein' witty sometime!:w00t:

 

I've only ever watched her on AMA so I can't judge:P Zhao Lin however, has been on a roll lately. Think he's been on 3-4 dramas out this year already! Though I wished he played a different role he's typecast pretty much. Hard to believe he's only 22.

Ahahah oh yes to shorter episodes:w00t:

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11 hours ago, raziela said:

I really liked the previous title The  World Owes me a First Love.  Also I read on another site after C-netizens saw the crappy wig on Bai Lu's head they trended "The World Owes Bai Lu A Nice Wig" :lol::lol::lol: lol lol lol!

 

That's hilarious.  I don't think the wig would be so bad if it wasn't so poofy on top.  It's a puzzler why of all the wigs in the world they had to give her that one, as surely they could've found a more natural looking one, but ah well.  Fortunately I don't find it too distracting and am enjoying the drama just fine.  I also like the version of, "The World Owes Me a First Love," for the title; it's a literal translation of the Chinese title and is also what Chu Nan says to her the second time they talk after breaking up.  

 

11 hours ago, raziela said:

Yeah, the story seems to be the same old same old for C-drama rom-coms but I'm grateful it is just 24 episodes rather than a pointless 44 episodes or something.

 

LOL, I more or less said the same to a friend yesterday when I said, "The fact that it's only 24 episodes means it's already better than some of the other dramas out there."  :P Anyway, it may not be anything flashy or new but I am enjoying this drama.  It's cute, entertaining, and funny at times. I really like that here, it's the ML who is interested in the FL first.  Just wish he wouldn't quit sabotaging himself with that barbed tongue of his!  It's sweet how he's always looking out for her and has her first and foremost on his mind; if only she was able to connect the dots to figure it out. 

 

The sister's first husband gives me creepy vibes though... and I don't believe Xia Ke would not like the first husband without good reason.  Since the OTP's story is more or less progressing as anticipated, I actually find myself more curious as to what will happen with the sister.  ;) 

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5 hours ago, themarchioness said:

The sister's first husband gives me creepy vibes though... and I don't believe Xia Ke would not like the first husband without good reason.  Since the OTP's story is more or less progressing as anticipated, I actually find myself more curious as to what will happen with the sister. 

 

Ahhh, if I’d watched one more episode last night I would have had my answers. I was right to suspect him as a creep. ;) 

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4 hours ago, themarchioness said:

That's hilarious.  I don't think the wig would be so bad if it wasn't so poofy on top.  It's a puzzler why of all the wigs in the world they had to give her that one, as surely they could've found a more natural looking one, but ah well.  Fortunately I don't find it too distracting and am enjoying the drama just fine.  I also like the version of, "The World Owes Me a First Love," for the title; it's a literal translation of the Chinese title and is also what Chu Nan says to her the second time they talk after breaking up.  

 

 

LOL, I more or less said the same to a friend yesterday when I said, "The fact that it's only 24 episodes means it's already better than some of the other dramas out there."  :P Anyway, it may not be anything flashy or new but I am enjoying this drama.  It's cute, entertaining, and funny at times. I really like that here, it's the ML who is interested in the FL first.  Just wish he wouldn't quit sabotaging himself with that barbed tongue of his!  It's sweet how he's always looking out for her and has her first and foremost on his mind; if only she was able to connect the dots to figure it out. 

 

The sister's first husband gives me creepy vibes though... and I don't believe Xia Ke would not like the first husband without good reason.  Since the OTP's story is more or less progressing as anticipated, I actually find myself more curious as to what will happen with the sister.  ;) 

That awful wig is just a complete mystery.  Who thought it was OK?

 

Glad to hear you are enjoying it so much too.  Definitely the shorter episode count is already a point in its favour. There is no need for a fluff romcom to be more than 24 episodes but the C-dramas sure do try to drag it out for as many episodes as possible. 

 

I'm pleased to hear the ML falls first.  That is my preferred trope! :D

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3 hours ago, raziela said:

Definitely the shorter episode count is already a point in its favour. There is no need for a fluff romcom to be more than 24 episodes but the C-dramas sure do try to drag it out for as many episodes as possible. 

 

If a drama has the material to sustain its story, I don't actually care how long it is - it can be as long as it'd like to be so long as it remains interesting, engaging, and relevant.  Like you and I have previously discussed in the GYH thread, I wouldn't have minded more there and that drama was already 35 episodes long.  Conversely, I recently watched My GF is an Alien and, while it's not that I didn't like it, I did feel it got incredibly repetitive midway through and could've been cut short by several episodes.  That's why even though it was 28 episodes, in my memory, I keep thinking of it as a 44-episode drama because it felt that way (to me, at least.  I'm sure there are others who would disagree).  :P 

 

Fortunately, Lucky's First Love has kept things brisk so far (disclaimer: I'm only halfway through) and I'm rolling right along.  Hoping the second half of the drama keeps it up!

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2 hours ago, themarchioness said:

 

If a drama has the material to sustain its story, I don't actually care how long it is - it can be as long as it'd like to be so long as it remains interesting, engaging, and relevant.  Like you and I have previously discussed in the GYH thread, I wouldn't have minded more there and that drama was already 35 episodes long.  Conversely, I recently watched My GF is an Alien and, while it's not that I didn't like it, I did feel it got incredibly repetitive midway through and could've been cut short by several episodes.  That's why even though it was 28 episodes, in my memory, I keep thinking of it as a 44-episode drama because it felt that way (to me, at least.  I'm sure there are others who would disagree).  :P 

:lol: So funny because My Girlfriend is An Alien was exactly the drama I was thinking of!  i just finished it a couple of weeks and I feel they could have cut a good 4 or 6 episodes from that drama and it wouldn't have made much difference to the story.  I totally know what you mean about it feeling like a 44 episode drama and the repetitiveness of the middle episodes.  It was complete fluff with a thin plot and characters that was dragged on unnecessarily to 28 episodes IMO.

 

2 hours ago, themarchioness said:

Fortunately, Lucky's First Love has kept things brisk so far (disclaimer: I'm only halfway through) and I'm rolling right along.  Hoping the second half of the drama keeps it up!

I hope it can keep it up! I have had that good feeling about so many C-drams only for them to go and fall apart in the second half.  I have just finished episode 1 and I really, really like it so far! :D

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4 hours ago, raziela said:

So funny because My Girlfriend is An Alien was exactly the drama I was thinking of!  . . . It was complete fluff with a thin plot and characters that was dragged on unnecessarily to 28 episodes IMO.

 

LOL, fist bump @raziela;)  Totally felt the same way about that drama. 

 

4 hours ago, raziela said:

I have had that good feeling about so many C-drams only for them to go and fall apart in the second half.  I have just finished episode 1 and I really, really like it so far!

 

That is also true, sadly (the falling apart in the second half bit).  Fingers crossed that won't be the case here.  Just watched through episode 14 tonight and I swear, the OTP wants me to bring out my bracket ranting.  :P 

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23 hours ago, themarchioness said:

LOL, fist bump @raziela;)  Totally felt the same way about that drama. 

Awww fist bumps will always remind me of you and Gank Your Heart now :D

 

23 hours ago, themarchioness said:

That is also true, sadly (the falling apart in the second half bit).  Fingers crossed that won't be the case here.  Just watched through episode 14 tonight and I swear, the OTP wants me to bring out my bracket ranting.  :P 

Crossing my fingers too. On episode 3 now and I have such a positive feeling about this drama.  It's laugh out loud funny and already has some very sweet moments.  The female lead is naive but resourceful and smart and male lead is your typical overbearing boss but isn't unbearable like some dramas and obviously cares for the female lead, family and his staff.  He's still kind of a d!ck but he's mild compared to some of the bosses in these types of dramas.  They have great chemistry together too. The supporting cast are all great and I am loving Yun's adorable co-workers and parents.

 

At the moment the only character I dislike is the male lead's playboy best friend.

 

Uh oh! f you are feeling like bracket ranting I bet I have some serious frustration on the way.  He seemed quite nice at first but I am guessing this situation with the sister's ex-husband is going to be a mess.

 

Only downside so far is that rag doll wig.... it was bad in the stills but watching it onscreen is just... no words... They legit didn't even try. 

 

Thanks for the stills @angelangie!

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2 hours ago, raziela said:

Awww fist bumps will always remind me of you and Gank Your Heart now 

 

:joy: 

 

Speaking of things that remind us of GYH, in Episode 17, Xia Ke and one of his managers go to speak with their TIG employees and in his speech, the manager uses the phrase, "Nie Pan Chong Sheng," which is the second half of the Phoenix team's motto.  In Episode 19 (or 18, but pretty sure it's 19), Xing Yun's father describes himself as "Bao Dao Wei Lao," which was an idiom also used several times in GYH - usually in reference to Sun Ge and him staying competitive as a player.

 

2 hours ago, raziela said:

At the moment the only character I dislike is the male lead's playboy best friend.

 

He didn't bother me so much initially because his character is so obvious (and fortunately, Xing Yun feels the same), but towards the middle when he really started laying things on thick and was like an unshakable lobster whose claws were locked on tight, I found him annoying then.  The good news is it's short lived and now that he's getting a dose of his own medicine, I find his scenes entertaining to watch again.

 

2 hours ago, raziela said:

The female lead is naive but resourceful and smart and male lead is your typical overbearing boss but isn't unbearable like some dramas and obviously cares for the female lead, family and his staff.

 

I really like Xing Yun's resourcefulness as well.  It's always great to see a strong FL character.  And I think the reason Xia Ke feels tolerable despite his "ba dao zong cai" character is because the drama does a good job balancing out his bossy moments with plenty of other scenes where we see him actually going out of his way to help his employees, and especially Xing Yu.  I'm glad you're enjoying the drama so far! 

 

2 hours ago, raziela said:

Uh oh! f you are feeling like bracket ranting I bet I have some serious frustration on the way. 

 

Haha, don't worry.  My bracket ranting was more along the lines of, "FIGURE IT OUT ALREADY OTP!"  So frustrating to see them clearly interested in each other and yet letting their cluelessness, insecurities and misunderstandings get in the way.  There is one part especially that I was groaning hard through, but I'll let you figure out which part that may be by waiting for you to get there.  ;) 

 

2 hours ago, raziela said:

Only downside so far is that rag doll wig.... it was bad in the stills but watching it onscreen is just... no words... They legit didn't even try. 

 

LOLOLOL, I showed a pic of it to my friend and her response was, "You do realize that this drama will from now on be known as The Wig Drama," and that is indeed how we now refer to it.  :lol:  I suppose the good thing about the wig is, we know the OTP's love is true.  Because only a man truly in love would love a woman with hair like that.  Hahahaha!  :P 

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On 10/17/2019 at 12:38 PM, themarchioness said:

LOLOLOL, I showed a pic of it to my friend and her response was, "You do realize that this drama will from now on be known as The Wig Drama," and that is indeed how we now refer to it.  :lol:  I suppose the good thing about the wig is, we know the OTP's love is true.  Because only a man truly in love would love a woman with hair like that.  Hahahaha!  :P 

 

now that you put it that way i guess its true :D hahahhaa

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On 10/17/2019 at 5:38 AM, themarchioness said:

Speaking of things that remind us of GYH, in Episode 17, Xia Ke and one of his managers go to speak with their TIG employees and in his speech, the manager uses the phrase, "Nie Pan Chong Sheng," which is the second half of the Phoenix team's motto.  In Episode 19 (or 18, but pretty sure it's 19), Xing Yun's father describes himself as "Bao Dao Wei Lao," which was an idiom also used several times in GYH - usually in reference to Sun Ge and him staying competitive as a player.

What does this mean, please?

I love Xing Yun's parents by the way.  They are relationship goals!

 

On 10/17/2019 at 5:38 AM, themarchioness said:

He didn't bother me so much initially because his character is so obvious (and fortunately, Xing Yun feels the same), but towards the middle when he really started laying things on thick and was like an unshakable lobster whose claws were locked on tight, I found him annoying then.  The good news is it's short lived and now that he's getting a dose of his own medicine, I find his scenes entertaining to watch again.

He hasn't appeared in the drama much so far but I am just biased against him because of the way he treated that first girl and his horrific outfit in the club during his first appearance: sequinned Snow White jumper and little boy shorts. Just no!

 

On 10/17/2019 at 5:38 AM, themarchioness said:

LOLOLOL, I showed a pic of it to my friend and her response was, "You do realize that this drama will from now on be known as The Wig Drama," and that is indeed how we now refer to it.  :lol:  I suppose the good thing about the wig is, we know the OTP's love is true.  Because only a man truly in love would love a woman with hair like that.  Hahahaha!  :P 

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

Regarding Chu Nan

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I have just finished episode 6 and he is complete and utter garbage.  I hope that is the last we see of that cowardly, manipulative selfish jerk.

 

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39 minutes ago, raziela said:
On 10/17/2019 at 12:38 AM, themarchioness said:

Speaking of things that remind us of GYH, in Episode 17, Xia Ke and one of his managers go to speak with their TIG employees and in his speech, the manager uses the phrase, "Nie Pan Chong Sheng," which is the second half of the Phoenix team's motto.  In Episode 19 (or 18, but pretty sure it's 19), Xing Yun's father describes himself as "Bao Dao Wei Lao," which was an idiom also used several times in GYH - usually in reference to Sun Ge and him staying competitive as a player.

What does this mean, please?

I love Xing Yun's parents by the way.  They are relationship goals!

 

Bao Dao Wei Lao, literally, means a treasured knife that does not age.  It's an idiom for saying someone is still old but vigorous.  So, in the context of GYH and Sun Ge, it was saying he may have been an older player but his skills and hand movements were still sharp enough to keep up with the competitive crowd.  In Lucky's First Love, the dad used it because he was sure he'd heard something and his wife kept telling him he was old and hearing things (because she and Xing Yun didn't want him to hear what he kept hearing).  When he realized he was right, he said he was "bao dao wei lao."

 

"Nie pan" means nirvana and "chong sheng" means rebirth, so it's basically referring to starting anew.  In Lucky's First Love the company had run into difficulties so the manager was encouraging the employees to dig down and start over now that they had gotten over rough patches.  

 

I like her Xing Yun's parents a lot too; they're a hoot!

 

46 minutes ago, raziela said:

and his horrific outfit in the club during his first appearance: sequinned Snow White jumper and little boy shorts. Just no!

 

:lol:  I have to admit that I don't remember that, but I'm now feeling an urgent need to rewatch that scene!  

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11 hours ago, themarchioness said:

Bao Dao Wei Lao, literally, means a treasured knife that does not age.  It's an idiom for saying someone is still old but vigorous.  So, in the context of GYH and Sun Ge, it was saying he may have been an older player but his skills and hand movements were still sharp enough to keep up with the competitive crowd.  In Lucky's First Love, the dad used it because he was sure he'd heard something and his wife kept telling him he was old and hearing things (because she and Xing Yun didn't want him to hear what he kept hearing).  When he realized he was right, he said he was "bao dao wei lao."

 

"Nie pan" means nirvana and "chong sheng" means rebirth, so it's basically referring to starting anew.  In Lucky's First Love the company had run into difficulties so the manager was encouraging the employees to dig down and start over now that they had gotten over rough patches.  

 

I like her Xing Yun's parents a lot too; they're a hoot!

Thank you for explaining.

 

They are adorable and hilarious.  Love that the flame is still burning bright after all these years.

 

11 hours ago, themarchioness said:

:lol:  I have to admit that I don't remember that, but I'm now feeling an urgent need to rewatch that scene!  

I actually paused and rewound because I couldn't believe what I was seeing! :lol:

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OK...I've just finished episode 12.  I'm glad all the nonsense with the sister and her boring love interests is done with relatively early in the drama.  I wasn't interested or invested so I was fast forwarding through her scenes. Both guys are trash-just that Chu Nan was less trash than her ex-husband who is actual walking garbage.  At least, hopefully, Xia Ke has learned lesson about honesty and withholding information from the women in his life who have the right to know <_<

 

I'm hoping the second half will concentrate more on the leads and their romantic development.  I really like seeing their familiarity and closeness after all these years and Xia Ke's protectiveness.  I also enjoy the work scenes.  I appreciate how the drama shows there is a lot of work that goes into the development of the game and it isn't necessarily easy for XY especially working cross-department.  Her workplace-friends are so fun too!

 

Surprisingly, I really like the new female second lead who has a crush on Xia Ke.  She is a great character and very likeable!  I still don't really like his playboy friend but Xing Yun doesn't take him seriously either and just treats him like a minor annoyance.  

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LOL @raziela I didn't not like Chu Nan, but I was similarly relieved that storyline was resolved quickly and early.  On to the OTP!  :P 

 

The second female lead who has a crush on Xia Ka was great and a refreshing change compared to the usual ilk.  I really like how she seemed to recognize that because she loved him, she just wanted him to be happy, even if that meant he ended up with someone other than her. 

 

I think you'll like the upcoming episodes... ;) 

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Finished this fun drama this weekend.  Thank you to viki translators for the English subtitles  It was was fun and cute and I was glad they got their happy ending.  I'm grateful the drama was short and sweet and didn't outstay it's welsome. I did think the addition of Xia Ke's clingy ex in the last 4 episodes was unnecessary. Xing Yun's wig actually got worse as the drama went on as it looks like wardrobe were not taking good care of it and it was so dry and ratty by the end. That wig was pitiful:(

 

I think Xing Yun's lovely parents might be my favourite C-drama parents ever along with the parents from When We Were Young.  They were so warm, fun and supportive.

 

I was already a fan of Bai Lu but I liked Xing Zhao Lin here and will watch out for his other dramas (previously he didn't leave much of an impression on me in The Eternal Love) .  I would also like to see the actress who played Yao Ming again.  I liked her acting a lot and she is so pretty.  

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