Love and loss

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MOVIES - Hi My Sweet­heart

Run­ning time: 16 episodes x 60 min­utes THERE are three things I ab­so­lutely love about this stylish drama: the out­fits, the food and the elec­tronic giz­mos.

At ev­ery change of scene, there’s an im­pec­ca­bly dressed cou­ple, a beau­ti­fully ar­ranged plat­ter, or a cute and use­ful elec­tri­cal ap­pli­ance ly­ing around.

The way they all come to­gether is in­ge­nious. Lee Seo-jung (E) is a young and up­com­ing writer who works for a beau­ti­ful but mean edi­tor Park Ki-ja (Kim) at Style mag­a­zine, one of the top fashion mag­a­zines in South Korea.

Al­though Park gives Lee a hard time as she feels threat­ened, she keeps Lee on the team as she ap­pre­ci­ates her pas­sion for the job. But when Park’s ex-boyfriend, Seo Woo-jin (Ryu) comes back to town, Lee finds her­self in a tight spot as Woo-jin (who is also a chef and heir to Style) ap­pears to favour her over Park.

Luck­ily for Lee, pho­tog­ra­pher Kim Min-joon (Lee) is there to sup­port her while she strug­gles with the com­pe­ti­tion and ri­valry in the fashion world.

Pretty things aside, this drama also has some in­ter­est­ing turns of events. So, I’d say, thumbs up for this movie!

This drama is in Korean with English, Chi­nese and Ba­hasa Malaysia sub­ti­tles. The se­ries cur­rently airs on 8TV on week­days at 8.30pm. –LimWeyWen Cast: Show Lo, Rainie Yang and Lee Wei Run­ning time: 23 episodes x 60 min­utes IT has been a long time since I’ve watched a Rainie Yang drama, but Hi My Sweet­heart has proven that the cute singer and talk show host is ca­pa­ble of act­ing, too.

In this se­ries, Yang plays Chen Bao Zhu, a uni­ver­sity se­nior with a strong but kind per­son­al­ity who of­ten stands up for stu­dents who are bul­lied at the uni­ver­sity.

So, when Lin Da Lang (Show), a nerdy boy who shows up at the uni­ver­sity look­ing like he just got off the time ma­chine from the 1960s, it is nat­u­ral for her to de­fend him from those who poke fun at him.

What Chen does not know is that Lin Da Lang is ac­tu­ally Xue Hai, who comes from a wealthy fam­ily. With time, Lin’s goofy and in­no­cent ways win over Chen’s heart. But they break up when fam­ily prob­lems and a mis­un­der­stand­ing crop up. Of course, that is not the end of the story.

As the drama is shot like a teenage love drama, there is a healthy dose of slap­stick hu­mour and funny twists. This Tai­wanese pro­duc­tion is in Man­darin with English, Chi­nese and Ba­hasa Malaysia sub­ti­tles. –LimWey Wen n The DVDs are dis­trib­uted by PMP En­ter­tain­ment.

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