Are any of you watching Just You, starring Aaron Yan from Fahrenheit and Puff Kuo from Dreamgirls? I gave episode 1 a shot yesterday…and feel pretty wishy washy about the series. I went into this drama thinking that Aaron Yan was going to be a bad/stony actor (he tends to play the cold hearted main lead role a lot), and that Puff Kuo would be the one to balance out the acting chops. Boy was I wrong. (this review is extra sassy, my apologies).
Aaron plays his character well – and it’s not a cold hearted jackass of a guy, it’s a business man who knows exactly what he wants/needs to do to keep his company efficient and profiting. Smart, sometimes a bit of a jerk (the dating rule was a bit much), but ultimately very logical, and I respect that.
Puff plays her character…over the top? Think Ivy Chen’s character from Skip Beat!, except Skip Beat purposefully adopted a “manga style” when filming (ie, Ivy summoning ghosts when mad) and Puff just seems like she’s over-exaggerating everything. Her character is plucky, loud, and unafraid of the boss. Normally I’d be a big fan…except Puff plays her as thoughtless/impulsive and loud-24-7. Just because your character is mad doesn’t mean you have to yell every. single. line. sigh…
ex. Qi Yi (Aaron’s character) buys the company that Liang Liang (Puff’s character) and friends work at. He immediately starts posting new company regulations, including one “no inter office dating rule”. Anyone who breaks it will be fired. Alright, it’s a bit harsh I understand, and I would protest it too. Liang Liang literally takes the word “protest” to heart though, and storms into Qi Yi’s office, yells at her new boss for quite a bit, and even vaguely harasses him physically when she backs him against the desk and pokes him.
All this because her best friend Kate was expecting to get engaged this morning to another co-worker Alex, until the new dating regulation was set up. Kate stormed off in tears when Alex got cold feet about proposing, and broke up with him because he was a “coward”. Now listen here you
foppish selfish princess, getting engaged is fine and dandy but you’d BOTH lose your jobs because of it. I think that’s a bit more important than getting married at 28 because you planned it when you were 14. Sheesh. Plus your bf explained that he send home money every month to his parents (aw)…so stop thinking about yourself and grow up a bit. He’s better off without you if you act this way.
Omg redbeanmochi! You say – are there any good points to Just You? Well…..yes.
1. Aaron Yan’s character is so far so good. I approve.
2. Puff Kuo’s character is the one trying to get the guy. At first I thought, wow this is so cliché…then I realized I haven’t seen it with a girl chasing a guy. It’ll be different, and different can always be good!
3. the leads have potentially cute chemistry. I say potentially because the opening sequence was adorable/cute, so I’m hoping any romance/kisses will be the same. Don’t hold me to it though!
4. Good budget. TW dramas are notoriously the “low-budget/bad set” dramas of drama-land (with Kdramas beings Kings of Shiny Packaging). Recent dramas like Fabulous Boys and Amour et Patisserie have been surprisingly good quality, and I guess Just You is joining the bandwagon.
5. One of the actors from Two Fathers cameoed in the first episode, and I hope he’s a recurring character!
Let me know what you guys think! Am I too harsh?
You can watch Just You on Dramafever here!