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Managing the sales division of one of the most sought-after wedding planning companies in the country, Xiao Li Cheng can close a deal without even blinking an eye. But when it comes to love, Li Cheng is the first to admit that he could use a little help. Having harbored a crush on Liu Mei Fang since childhood, Li Cheng decides that the only way to attract the attention of his life-long love is to recruit the help of his co-worker, Teng Mu Ren. Knowing Mei Fang is a bit of a fujoshi, Li Cheng asks Mu Ren to be his “date”, hoping the attention of the handsome Mu Ren will spark Mei Fang’s interest in him. But what starts as an innocent act between friends soon begins to morph into something more. Meanwhile, the company’s creative director, Ye Xing Si finds himself caught in an equally unexpected relationship with his two-faced step-brother, Fu Yong Jie, a medical student with an inexplicable obsession with Xing Si. As opposite from each other as night and day, the two brothers can’t seem to escape the tangled web they have inadvertently woven around each other. As the four men struggle to understand their feelings, they begin to realize that when it comes to matters of the heart, anything is possible. But will they allow themselves to follow where their hearts lead? (Source: Viki) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • 中文(简体)
  • Русский
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: Mar 14, 2021 - May 16, 2021
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: LINE TV
  • Duration: 24 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 7,311 users)
  • Ranked: #2351
  • Popularity: #611
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
Ray S
94 people found this review helpful
May 17, 2021
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 11
Overall 6.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 2.0
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Don't recommend !

I normally don't write reviews but seeing one under this made me specifically want to comment. The comment was stressing that new bl fans were having a problem with this drama because of the stepbrothers and r*pe romanticizing. I've been a fan of bl since 2018 and I've seen many stepbrother plots which is not a problem. I am tired of the trope but it's something that'll probably never change. However, that person justified the r*pe as just a toxic factor within the couple. Romanticizing r*pe within dramas/novels should never be a thing and that's why people have a problem with it. TengTeng and Licheng completely saved the entire drama, I skipped through and ignored the other couple's parts. Not only did Yongjie admit to having sex with Xingsi against his will and getting him drunk on purpose, but he also took a video of it and showed it to his parents. That's sexual harassment. I get the point that person was trying to make but it was a terrible point, r*pe should not be justified as toxicity, it is a real problem in the bl world that people don't talk about. Yongjie being sweet and cute later on does not justify what he put Xingsi and his parents through. The show terribly executes their story and really could've done better. R*pe should not be included ever.

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Completed
RainaSummers2002
42 people found this review helpful
May 16, 2021
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 9
Overall 5.0
Story 3.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 3.5
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All the BL cliches in one series.

The entire premise of this series was awful and plain wrong. Li Cheng really used his friend to get with a girl. He could have just been nice to her. That probably would have worked better. I'm also tired of the fetishization of gay couples. It's not funny. Mei Fang and all the other "shippers" were making me uncomfortable. Also, why did Mu Ren and Li Cheng have to prove to their colleagues that they were dating? They had nothing to prove. It felt odd. It wasn't any of their business. Anyway, the wedding was cute, I guess, but to be honest, I never liked Bo Xiang and Zhi Gang together. They had a very toxic relationship. They might have improved, but I still won't ever think they were good together.

Mu Ren & Li Cheng:

Li Cheng was way too pushy. He sexually harassed Mu Ren multiple times. He also tried to almost force his feelings upon him. It just didn't sit right with me. Li Cheng also really said, "It's not that I like guys. I just like him." Huh? I didn't know I was watching an old-school Thai BL. Is it that difficult to have a bi/pan character in a BL? Another thing was the focus on who was top and who was bottom. Get over yourself. It doesn't matter. You're not any less masculine because you're bottoming. The part where Mu Ren got drugged was questionable. I'm not sure I liked the idea of Li Cheng finding out in that specific moment that he was attracted to Mu Ren. I mean, Mu Ren was suffering. That's not hot. That disgusting rapist colleague should have gone to jail the first time he harassed someone. I still think it was wrong of Mu Ren to take revenge by having the colleague harassed, though. There was no need to be as disgusting as him. Also, why did Yong Jie call Li Cheng and made it seem like Mu Ren was cheating? Then when Li cheng showed up, he refused to let Mu Ren explain. He dragged Mu Ren home and "claimed" him. I find the whole you're-only-mine thing quite toxic. Of course, they were cute at times. They had great chemistry. I only wish it wasn't this series they starred in.

Yong Jie & Xing Si:

Yong Jie planned to get Xing Si drunk, and then he raped him. His mom even knew about it. He also had the audacity to film it and show Xing Si's dad. I still have no idea what the purpose of that was. The worst part was them trying to redeem his horrible actions. No, I refuse to feel bad for him. I'm tired of BL's romanticizing rape. Yong Jie, was in general, a manipulative person. He was honestly quite scary. Xing Si was the cutest and deserved so much better. I don't understand why he forgave him. Them being "family" also made things so much weirder. Whatever. I just wanted Xing Si to be happy. I was surprised that Xing Si's dad turned out to be better than Yong Jie and Yong Jie's mom. That was the only part about the family drama I enjoyed.

It was about as bad as TharnType, but at least none of them were abusive. I find it so hard to believe that this is part of the HIStory series.

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  • Drama: HIStory4: Close to You
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: Mar 14, 2021 - May 16, 2021
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: LINE TV
  • Duration: 24 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 7,311 users)
  • Ranked: #2351
  • Popularity: #611
  • Watchers: 12,954

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