13 August 2015

Murphy’s Law of Love Review

Title: Murphy’s Law of Love
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 19
Broadcast Period: Mar-2015 to Jul-2015
Cast: Ivelyn Lee, Wang Si Ping, Danson Tang, Lin Mei Zhen, Jolin Chien, JR, Sun Steven,

Murphy’s Law states “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Guan Xiao Tong (Ivelyn Lee) is known as the “love guru” of the Meet and Match Online Dating Company, able to solve anybody’s relationship issues. After He Zhi Yu (Wang Si Ping), a beautiful model, leaves Ji Jia Wei (Danson Tang), he is heartbroken but his father tries to convince him to move on. To help his own divorced father get close to Wu Mei Zhen (Lin Mei Zhen), the boss of the dating company, Jia Wei proposes a joint-company matchmaking event. There, Jia Wei meets Xiao Tong, and the two get off on the wrong foot and they soon delight in tormenting each other. Meanwhile, Mei Zhen’s son, Xiang Zi Yan (Jolin Chien), gets to know Xiao Tong and begins to develop feelings for her. Can dating experts who hold the fate of other people’s happiness in their own hands be able to navigate the tides of their own hearts?

Ji Jia Wei was one of the best male characters in a TW drama, finally someone that states clearly what he feels and thinks, doesn´t string women along or is indecisive, Tang Danson was really really good in this role. It’s my first time seeing him, so it was really surprising how good he is, and how I never heard of him. However, I have to say that the character Guan Xiao Tong really had me grinding my teeth lots of times. She only tries to help others and "cure" them, even her boyfriend, I couldn´t really warm up to her for a lot of reasons. The OTP had great chemistry; they really do deserve the best couple award. Loved all those cute moments that just make you cringe, and trust me, there were A LOT of those scenes. TW dramas really gives an unrealistic expectation of a boyfriend. I loved the drama, even though there were many questionable things, like how the second actor and actress really had nothing to do with the main story, like at all. Plus how the title was so pooly incorporated, why did they call it Murphy’s law when they only mentioned it in the beginning? It kept bothering me, but everything else was good. A huge progress for TW dramas!

☆☆☆☆ / 4 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥ / 4 out of 5 hearts

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