My Love, Enlighten Me
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Air-date: May 13, 2020 to May 27, 2020
Starring: Eleanor Lee as Liu Nuan Nuan, Leon Lang as Han Che, Xiong Yu Ting as Han Xue, Li Ming Jun as Gu Li, Tim Pei as Fang Han Chen, Li Xi Meng as Li Jia Yi
Wow guys. Just wow. It’s been so long since I have gotten and enjoyed an honest to God “feel-good-drama”. The way I devoured this drama when it first started airing, I am actually surprised to see that I have completed my watch feeling the same way I did when I first started. In life there are times when you just need a nice, cute fluffy drama and this delivered it perfectly with very small flaws.
This drama is very simple, Nuannuan fails to debut as a girl group member due to the actions of our male lead, Han Che and the betrayal of her fellow group mate, Li Jiayi. Han Che recognizing his mistake, tries to make it up to her because she’s the one he should’ve helped in actuality. The plot then proceeded to give me a trope that I enjoy so much—cohabitation. Listen, a good cohabitation drama just gets me every single time and this was no exception. Even though the story was very standard in that we had people who tried to sabotage the female lead constantly, the jealousy in work, the love triangle, and the miscommunication, it was nice to see that these issues didn’t last beyond an episode and a half at most. I enjoyed the quick turnover for certain incidents because the story felt more compact. I also liked that there were repercussions to actions.
Speaking of the female lead, Nuannuan was quite a treat and Eleanor’s portrayal was delightful. I enjoyed how loud and bold she was. I loved that she was a hard worker and even though she was nice, she wasn’t a pushover. She always stood up for herself and even within her relationship with Han Che, she didn’t hesitate to tell him when he was wrong. I also appreciated how she was honest and kept drawing the line between her and Hanchen even when he couldn’t take a hint. It was refreshing to see a down on her luck female lead not get constantly kicked down cause if it was a kdrama we would’ve probably gone 22 episodes of her having a shitty time. LOL
I enjoyed the dynamics of the friendships and romances in the drama. Nuannuan, Han Xue and Jiayi were all members of a predebut girl group so they had a friendship that was interesting to see. However, the true sismance was between Han Xue and Nuannuan who eventually did become sisters-in-law. Hehe. I also loved Han Che and Gu Li’s brotherly bond even though they did have a bit of a power imbalance as Gu Li was his employee. I don’t even need to touch on the romance between Nuannuan/Han Che and Gu Li/Han Xue tbh because if anything that’s the reason a majority of us stayed watching this drama!! We stan all the hugs, kisses and pointless fights that lead to more kisses. Hehe.
I was torn between wanting to rate this drama a 8.5 or a 9, as it is by no means perfect. In the end I decided that there were more moments that I enjoyed than hated. This drama is just so fucking sweet guys. Like it literally is just so damn cute and I might have diabetes now that I’ve completed. I would absolutely recommend this as something fun and fluffy to binge. 😊👌🏾
Rewatch Value: 9/10