Just trying out episode one!
We open to see three men (our main leads) all running down a hospital corridor. The scene cuts to our heroine giving birth, and when the men arrive the nurse presents the baby, asking which is the father…to which all of them raise their hands. HA.
Now we get to see the intro, which is cute and funny – the men all squabble amongst themselves while preparing breakfast for their leading lady, as well as making toys/a crib for the baby. Notably one guy is in orange and sitting next to her – is that a hint of foreshadowing I see?
The episode opens to show our heroine, Chen Ya Ting, being given the news that she is pregnant. However, this does not bode well for Ya Ting, who dissolves into tears as she admits to the doctor her situation – she is single and not ready to be a mother. It turns out that she and her ex-boyfriend broke up, only for her to find out a few months later that she’s carrying his child. The doctor asks Ya Ting to reconsider getting an abortion and to give the baby a chance.
Ya Ting returns back to a hotel where she works as a hotel clerk/manager. On her way in, her friend and fellow coworker complains to her about a “certain client” in room 916, who won’t stop demanding constant alterations to his room. The friend turns to help a well dressed man who has been standing by, and he requests an expensive bottle of wine to be sent up to his room – room 916 that is. This is Qi Tian, one of our main male leads (and the one in the orange shirt from the intro). He smirks, then disappears back to his room as three
hooligans gangsters charge through the lobby.
They’re here to demand payment from one of the boarders, and proceed to scare and threaten him. Though all have questionable fashion sense, the one committing the crime against fashion (leopard print suit jacket??) is none other than our second male lead, Zhang Yao Yan. Though his gangsters make him out to be a big, frightening man, he seems a little too hesitant to act upon his threats. When Yao Yan does muster up and lean his victim over the balcony edge, he hears his underdogs musing that dropping the man from the balcony would result in hospital fees – and no way for the man to pay them back. Upon hearing this, the victim excitedly pleads with Yao Yan to drop him over the edge.
In his room, Qi Tian is presenting an architectural design to two businessmen. During the presentation however, both of their cellphones go off, prompting Qi Tian to scowl at them and his associate (assistant?) to try to get him to relax. Looks like Qi Tian is an uptight, picky sort of character.
Up on the roof of the hotel, Ya Ting calls the clinic to arrange for treatment the following day. As she hangs up, she sees an (obviously) drunk client chugging a bottle of wine and leaning dangerously over the railing. This is our last main suitor, Ding Hao Quan. He’s obviously got issues that he’s trying to drown out, and at one point begins to climb over the railing. Below, the gangster Yao Yan has relocated to the 7th floor to scare his victim.
As Ya Ting tries to persuade Hao Quan down from the balcony, she starts to break down and cry, telling him that he’s not the only one with a sucky life, and that suicide is not an option. When he grumpily comments that his suicide has no effect on her, she yells that she’d have to watch him die, and then spills about her baby and how he doesn’t have a chance to live either. Hao Quan doesn’t care in his druken state however, and warns her that the next time she tries to interfere he will hit her. Ya Ting grows angry, and as he shows her his fist, grabs him into a headlock and knees him in the groin. HAHAHAHA. Hao Quan’s bottle drops over the railing, down, down, down until…it smashes on the gangster’s victim. Ouch.
Back in room 916, the two businessmen tell Qi Tian that they have great plans for him – to copy the designs and style of a famous architect. Unable to keep his frustrations in any longer, Qi Tian flips them the bird and scolds them for wasting his time and daring to believe that he’d copy someone else’s work. In the lobby of the hotel he tries to give his apprentice an old sage’s advice…until the apprentice straightens up, pushes everything back into Qi Tian’s hands, and tells him he’s fired. Whoops.
Everyone leaves the hotel: Ya Ting quits her job to move back home, her experience with Hao Quan made her realize she wanted to keep the baby; Qi Tian is fired, Hao Quan leaves in a stretcher, and the three wimpy gangsters try to sneak out after realizing the person they were hitting up for money is dead.
While at a bar with his friends, Qi Tian is offered a joint project with a renowned designer – a project which he turns down flat after hearing the designer’s name. While walking out however, he runs into a beautiful girl, his ex.
Meanwhile, Hao Quan staggers out of the hospital to be greeted by an old man. From their conversation, we learn that Hao Quan is a surgeon who had one of his patients die. Unable to deal with the guilt, he’s run away from his practice and turned to liquor. His father seems more than ready to smooth things over with the hospital and patient’s family, as long as Hao Quan comes home. Hao Quan refuses.
Back at the bar, Qi Tian sits with his ex, who tries to coax a conversation between them. She begins to reminisce about their old dreams, prompting Qi Tian to say that he hates her and she shouldn’t dwell on the past.
Ya Ting has the munchies, and remarks that she’s really going to get fat from the pregnancy. She proceeds to create the most disgusting snack in the history of drama-land by putting whipped cream on top of pepperoni pizza. Talk about weird food cravings.
Yao Yan isn’t doing too well, and nervously turns the restaurant tv off when he sees a news report on the dead victim. His beautiful girlfriend looks less than thrilled to be there, and when he broaches the subject of leaving for a while (including making it seem like the information he is passing along is dangerous), she hrrmphs and asks Yao Yan straight up how much money he needs. HA talk about role reversal.
Ya Ting’s mother GiGi bemoans her obnoxious hotel neighbor who takes away all the customers. She spies an article about Qi Tian in the newspaper, and vows to have him redesign her hotel so that she can show her neighbor who is boss. Amusingly, Qi Tian is bored out of his mind at home and is ecstatic to get the phone call. He plays it off cool though, while smiling and jumping for joy. He takes his beloved car Jessica down to the coast, while Ya Ting and Yao Yan take the train. Ya Ting seemingly recognizes Qi Tian as she passes him, but thinks nothing of it.
Qi Tian gradually makes his way to the hotel, where he is first scared by a string of firecrackers, then accosted by GiGi. Qi Tian refuses to help after seeing the sorry state of the building, but takes on the challenge after GiGi accuses him of being “all talk”. Inside however, he is dismayed to see dust, cobwebs, and atrocious pinks and purples everywhere. He does note the fantastic view however, and notices Ya Ting gardening below his balcony. After she smiles at him, he cockily thinks to himself that she was flirting with him, and rushes down to talk to her.
Hao Quan has arrived on the island as well to pay respects to an as yet unknown character. He places chocolates down in front of the grave, announcing that he will repay everything.
Qi Tian brazenly assumes that Ya Ting was flirting with him, and outright says so. When she tells him that she knows him, he cuts her off to ask if it’s through the awards/distinctions he’s won, or from his appearances on tv. Ya Ting finally gets a word in and tells him that she actually knew him in person, prompting a hilarious sequence where Qi Tian vainly tries to guess her name. When she finally tells him, he flashes back to high school when he had asked her out and she had flatly turned him down. Eager to get away, Qi Tian excuses himself, only to hear Ya Ting reading not one, but TWO of his arrogant confession letters.
Qi Tian goes out to sea after asking GiGi where he can go for the “bonce bonce” attraction while making wave motions with his hand. Err…what? As he passes another boat, he stares in shock as the passenger aboard jumps off into the water.
Happy 300 days gets off to a good start! I like how down to earth our heroine is, and Kingone’s character is hilarious. My bet is that he’s the main lead, though we’ll have to see in the next few episodes. Just for fun though, a screencap of Qi Tian’s face when his beloved car got backed into 😀