23 June 2014

Odd Perfect Match Review

Title: Odd Perfect Match
AKA: Dan Shu Jue Pei
Genre: Idol drama, Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 21
Broadcast period: 2011-Sep to 2012-Feb
Cast: Godfrey Gao, Alice Cheng, Chen Zhi Kai and Xiao Man.

Ying Kai Tai (Godfrey Gao) is the son a multi-millionaire CEO, and the sole heir to that very firm. His entire childhood has been strict to the point where he wasn’t allowed to do anything even remotely close to his interests, but has been trained to become a heir and that involving learning bossiness from a very young age. This has led him to become cold, arrogant and selfish. When he returns from Switzerland he is confronted by his father about a book he has published, but finally fed up with his father’s ways Kai Tai decides to leave home and become a writer.
Yuan Huai Zhen (Alice Ceng) is a mathematician and a math teacher at a college where Kai Tai’s father had been sending donations. Her entire mind is wrapped up in logic, but that hasn’t stopped her from becoming empathetic. She has a taboo word that she hates and fights everyday: that is being left alone or “unwanted”. So she collects everything that can still be used or reused.
The two completely different people meet at an airport by accident, and as different as they are their personalities butt heads. Huan Zhen accused by misunderstanding Kai Tai to be a murderer, leading Kai Tai to be arrested and detained at the airport. After clearing everything up, fate brings them together once again, this time at the college where Huan Zhen works. And after she disses his book, Kai Tai decides to make the silly Huan Zhen his main lead in his book. Mission? To make a fool out of Huan Zhen, and let the entire world know. But after spending time together, the two become closer and closer, eventually each other’s best friends. Leaving Kai Tai in a confused state about whether or not to finish his book…

I heard about this drama a while back, but it had the most typical problem of all: no subs. But when I one day it was subbed, I finished it in a matter of 3 days. I might have had high expectations because it didn’t really go the way I thought it would, and the cast were a bit awkward: or at least some of the supporting cast and the main actress were so annoying to look at. Godfrey was great, really trying, but yeah he sort of lost his quality along the way as he was acting with everyone.
The storyline was quite brilliant, might be because I am a mathematician myself, but the idea of the “odd perfect match” and making it of two odd people, instead of two odd numbers was great. I kind of felt they kept it going through and through the entire drama,
So to sum up: good story with bit of lacking actors, but okay watch.

☆☆☆ / 3 out of 5 stars

½/ 3½ out of 5 hearts

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