It tells the dual love story of scientist Yang Lan Hang and Bai Ling Ling in the virtual and real world. The two met on the Internet in their early years. After Yang Lan Hang returned to China, he was admitted to T University as a doctoral student. Unexpectedly, he ran into Bai Ling Ling, the “friend online" he was thinking of, and disrupted her carefully prepared thesis defense. In order to make up for it and to pursue Bai Ling Ling smoothly, Yang Lan Hang continued to become a friend online to solve Bai Ling Ling on the one hand, and arranged Bai Ling Ling into the laboratory on the other hand. The misunderstanding between Bai Ling Ling and Yang Lan Hang gradually resolved, and the two fought side by side, tackling tough issues, and sympathized with each other. (Source: iQIYI) ~~ Adapted from novel "Dang Ai Qing Yu Shang Ke Xue Jia" (当爱情遇上科学家) by Ye Luo Wu Xin (叶落无心). Edit Translation
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Even Jasper's smile can't save this one.....When you start a drama with zero expectations and even then end up disappointed then it has to be some out of the world mess ....I won’t be exaggerating…. it wasn’t actually supposed to be that bad, but it is.... There are serious issues with the storyline as a whole ….that drag it down to the point that no matter who’s a part of the cast it just doesn’t make a difference ...or maybe it does ...I count is a failure in selection of script by actors !!
The story line in itself is the main problem with the show ...okay I am not talking about cliches and all ...I know they are a part of every other drama ...so I won’t bother complaining about that
But the whole storyline (I am hoping you’ve read the synopsis and I can safely skip the brief about story) ...like it began well ...I was okay with the fact that ML hid his identity because of course you can’t just go and say I am that ass you were talking to...for like 6 years, after messing her thesis defense …(but man they just dragged it for like infinite time ...if there was something like a patience test then this would be the show they’d ask the applicants to watch as the test.)
And as if this wasn’t enough they even went like ...okay you got to control her life too ...from what job she does to what she’d eat ...freaking everything ..cuz Mr. Penpal knows her better than herself ...great !! Oh well let me not blame all of this on ML’s character when clearly FL is to be blamed equally ...if life decisions are that easily influenced then... I am sorry I have no words.
The first half (more like initial eps and not exactly 12 eps) was still a bit on the fun side and maybe actually likable but the second half ....
(For a show that tries to romanticize lying …I really don’t want to comment on how mediocre acting was ...or how bad things actually went ...but then you see I have to vent somewhere ....so I decided to write a review ...and actually talk about all this)
Moving to other things ...like second leads ...they are no better ….does the writer seriously think that controlling is love. No female character in this show has even the basic amount of self respect….like forget everything else they are just doing whatever their love says or for the sake of some imaginary "bs" that they, in their head, assume... is love …
A rant with a few scattered " SPOILERS" begins now (you’ll be fine if you know the general drama trend of c-romances …cuz there’s not a lot in the show... to actually spoil) ...but still read at your own risk !!
One that assistant in the lab ...a cheerful bubbly girl pretending to be a stone just because of her one sided crush ...oh wait to justify this ...of course he likes her back ...the question is does he even know that she’s a cheerful bubbly girl by nature ...oh heck
And the main point is…. Does she think she can pretend to be a stone for the rest of the time even if he does like her back for being a stone ...what about yourself ...aren’t you more important ?
Another one FL’s friend ...I guess she’s the best in the slot for viewers (more like best of the worst) ...of course even that won’t be tolerated ...they have to mess every character in every possible way ..so yes they did it …
Being honest by the end of the show where everything dragged like anything I couldn’t really care about any experiment or any cliche trope (childhood connection and all) ...only one emotion throughout...anger ...sometimes I wonder why I do this to myself ..but maybe I enjoyed being angry..... enough, to actually finish this …
The only consistency in FL’s character is liking her online boyfriend other than that I really can’t find anything ...at first she wanted to earn money ...all well till there ...suddenly she wants to become a better scientist ...okay still fine ….now she won’t even try to do that properly ...like what the heck ….she’s really unlikable ...the way she is written is as if someone forced the writer to doll up a spineless character to make it look like a really good one ...well according to me it’s a failed attempt at that …(ML will be considered as an example of successful doll-up….but that too unfortunately or fortunately is still doll-up)
I know I already said she has no self respect ...but even I was shocked to see how easily she forgave him....
....hell, they even forgot that some sort of chemistry was supposed to be there ....trust me the moment they officially became a couple I was like ...finally ….but no ...from that point on they had absolutely no chemistry ...or at least I with my own 2 eyes (both working well) couldn’t see it.
Also who came up with that “Forever is for ever” ....that’s the level of creativity that I am gonna mark as my limit of expectation from drama land ...I don’t think anything can surpass this.
This show also marks the limit of fiction for me ...well she doesn’t even know his name and they’re dating ...well trust me even this can’t be surpassed !!
And before I end this review of course I need to mention the highlight of the show ….ouyang’s makeup ...trust me nothing stands out in the show more than his makeup ...okay I get he’s an idol and all, but seriously ...ain’t this too much.
…. I won’t call this a waste of time …(just for the sake of cast) ...cuz I guess it’s okay to lie that much, ain’t it …?
Have a good time if you watch this ...you have my wholehearted best wishes, you’ll need it !!
And anyone who liked the show ...pls take no offence I am just expressing myself ...maybe in a bit harsh manner ..but can’t really help ...I just want to vent my anger ...and I believe this is a good place !
How A Scientist Developed His Relationship With Online GirlfriendFall In Love With Scientists ~
A drama based on adaptation from novel "Dang Ai Qing Yu Shang Ke Xue Jia" (当爱情遇上科学家) by Ye Luo Wu Xin (叶落无心).
~ Two people get to know in online chatting app and became closed then fall in love to each other.
~ A scientists who fall in love with his online friend, Bai Ling Ling, trying to get closer and makes her feel happy even though she doesn’t know actually he was her real online friend.
Yang Lan Hang was a scientist and became a professor at his young age. He leads a research group to make an experiment regarding the seeds and cells. He was handsome tall man who fall in love with his online friend, Bai Ling Ling. They keep in touch in online chatting for 6 years without meeting in real life even at once. Bai Ling Ling was about to graduate from university. Unfortunately, during her thesis presentation, Yang Lan Hang found a mistake in her thesis and causes her failure to graduate. She thought he was the reason she’s failed so she dislikes him and want to revenge. In online chatting, both of them have a great communication and happy relationship. But in real life, they’re keep arguing and became unhappy. Yang Lan Hang knew she was his online friend but she doesn’t know that. Yang Lan Hang was afraid to tell her the truth about him and just want to be her friend in online chatting.
~ For me, it’s was a bit unrealistic to fully trust someone in online chatting without meeting him in real life. It even harder to fell in love in virtual world unless we’re already knew beforehand.
~ To keep in touch in online chatting and depending on unreal boyfriend was really hard for Bai Ling Ling. But she doesn’t care about it and relying on her feeling too much.
~ Yang Lan Hang had many chances to tell the truth about his identity as ‘forever was for ever’ to Bai Ling Ling but he keeps it from her and acts like nothing happened between them.
~ Guan Xiaoyu was a cheerful and sweet girl who can make others fall for her. She was closed with Pan Pan and want him to be her best friend but she needs to keep herself away from him if she’s not like him. Otherwise something bad might happen to her.
~ The twin brothers have so different characters. One was a playboy and another one was an introvert man. I think Guan Xiaoyu should be able to distinguish which one was the real Ouyang Yifan since she’s been with him for several times.
~ I think the second couple was more interesting than the first couple in this drama. Even Ouyang Yifan was a bit crazy and naughty but he was kind hearted. He spent his money to buy all the Guan Xiaoyu's handbag without she knew it. He also liked her and changed his playboy character for her.
~ ML and FL after in relationship were more sweet with their fluffy love. They did not hide their relationship and always show their sweetness to others.
~ The development for the third couple was bit late and short. They confessed their love and be together in the last episode. I think their relationship was a bit blank and not really progressive.
~ I have seen many dramas acts by Jasper Liu. I love his taiwanese drama, Before We Got Married. He was a sweet and handsome actor. He acts as Yang Lan Hang, a scientist who responsible for a research project. He has an online friend and fall in love with her. He was a bit silly when it comes to love relationships but he was a very straight and respectful in his research development.
~ Zhou Yutong acts as Bai Ling Ling who cares about her grandmother. She studying and works at the same time in order to make some money. She was a bit silly and slow in relationships. She did not knew that her online friend was actually her senior, Yang Lan Hang. I hate the ways she’s dressed like boy. She likes to wear a hoodie, sweet shirt and jeans. She also was undetermined which she keeps changing her mind either to further study or to work first. I think she should think hard first before choosing to any ways that’s she want.
The production was doing a good job since it’s showing on how the scientists worked for their research in the lab. Several drama doesn’t show what kind of research or jobs that scientists need to do. They’ll skipped that important parts and only showed the storyline of their dramas. I respected the production works in this drama. It’s really good to see what happened during the research conducted and what’s important things that scientists need to know when conducting the experiment.
I think the drama was a bit interesting in the middle episode to the last episode. Both ML and FL have great chemistry and also entertaining to see. Even their online relationship more interesting than the real world’s relationship but I think it’s still good.
The show lasted with the scene of epidemic happened in their country. They as the researchers want to develop the research on protection for their life in order to help the country overcome the pandemics. I think maybe because of they were the researchers, so the production want to make the last scene by relating to the latest case.
I am more interest with how Ouyang Yifan proposed the marriage to Guan Xiaoyu. He followed on what she preferred. She want him to propose in front of many audiences. So he came out with the video call with many people to witness his propose to her. She was touched by his ideas and she so happy.
I liked the drama was short but ending with the happy ending for all the couples. It was kind of sweet and great for the audiences to watch this drama.