Title: Well Intended love 奈何BOSS要娶我
Release Date: January 17- February 14 2019
Starring: Xu Kai Cheng, Simona Wang, Ian Yi, Huang Qian Shuo, Charry Qi
“A third-rate actress with leukemia becomes entangled with CEO Ling because she needs him for treatment.
In order to receive bone marrow transplant sooner and to continue her career as an actress, Xia Lin enters into a secret marriage with Ling Yi Zhou, the CEO of a company. Despite the conspiracies and misunderstandings they encounter, the two find true love.”
One thing that makes this drama a little different is that it follows the lives of a couple who get married fist and fall in love along the way. As such, there plenty of implied sex scenes- something that is quite unusual.
The nice thing about this aspect is that is shows the ups and downs of a newly married couple. This story has a real focus on working things out together and finding respect for one another which is nice to watch develop.
I was quite uncomfortable at first while watching the power dynamics of the couple. Mr.Ling is controlling and possessive, keeping tabs and influencing everything his wife does. Lets be honest, its an abusive and manipulative marriage on both sides.
But what can you expect? A man who doesn’t know how to love draws up a marriage contract and thinks that’s all there is to a relationship. He truly believes he owns his wife and treats her as such. Even with the best intentions, this obviously doesn’t go so well.
What kept me going? To my surprise, Mrs. Ling (though submissive at times) actually stands up to her husband and puts up some boundaries.
The couple’s relationship undergoes some major shifts and by the end, there appears to be a reversal. The last episode shows Mrs. Ling calling the shots.
While this complete opposite isn’t really a healthy balance either, it is an interesting study to watch the transformation as the couple struggles to respect each other’s space and to respect one another.
It is pretty standard for the stoic CEO to have a mysterious and complicated family backstory, an arch this drama follows as well.
While there is some mystery involved, I was not on the edge of my seat. You’ll be disappointed.
I cannot say that this is my favorite drama, nor that I particularly liked it or that it stood out from others.
The acting wans’t outstanding, neither was the music or the filming or the plot, the actors weren’t particularly good looking either. Itt wasn’t anything special to be honest and I probably wouldn’t actively recommend it to anyone.
That said, I liked the concept of a drama that focuses on after the “happily ever after” by focusing on a married couple.
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