I chose to see this drama after I had picked up from the list of top dramas for 2019 and I was incredibly happy watching it. It had all my favorites in a series. I loved both the lead players and the sensitivity level was high for this series.
Chinese Title: 亲爱的，热爱的;
Pinyin Title: Qin Ai De, Re Ai De
English Title: Go Go Squid!
Cast: Yang Zi (Female Lead) and Li Xian (Male Lead)
Based On: Mo Bao Fei Bao’s novel “Honey Stewed Squid“
Channel: Dragon TV and Zhejiang TV
Series Air On: July 9 to July 31, 2019
My Rating: 8 of 10
Viki URL: Go Go Squid!
Story in a Nutshell
This is a story about competitiveness, love for e-Sport as a profession, how human emotions are aligned in given situation, coming of age, tear of joy and sorrow caused in love, in work and in ideologies. The story covers all these aspects with great sense of storytelling. You will fall in love with the number of positive vibes that comes through this series. Somehow when the characters grow striving to make this sport from being just a gaming to actual lucrative future in e-commerce. The first-generation players watch, cheer, and strive to train the next younger generation to keep up the competitive spirit of the e-Sport alive. Change is the only causative of the world that proven to be ever changing.
My Likes and My Dislikes
Seriously I need to get to be more of a cynic to find something that I disliked. Nothing here to dislike at all, maybe never having experiences gaming industry challenges, I felt a little bereft. I was rooting for this series and its leads stars. I liked that the series had great points for their balancing act to maintain it throughout till the end.
There is a nice story triangular events that supports and aide in the plot progress. All types of details are given importance and of course the central focus of the e-Spirit is maintained with well-structured build-ups. The story is about a group and their trails and tribulation along with good serving of their emotional growth.
Within the scene the characters played by each actor was beautifully structure and kept the interest of the audience intact. The one issue was the reason for the team breakup was rather did not jell well maybe it required some finesse in handling the reason for the breakup.
I liked the sense and presence of romance in the air with the main characters and ancillary characters of the story. It was a fine line to walk when the situation could have gone any which way and spoiling the fun. The storyline and the actors along with the team had handled it well.
Music scores were extremely good and interesting. It had a nice sound and themed to perfection. I loved listening to them. The sense of the whole package is felt in the care that had been put into each department, be it costume or look or music or dialogue delivery, I think this series nailed it.
I liked watching this series twice and I would love to watch it more than once over. This series had a nice feel good factor to it that drives the viewership for being captivated by the storyline and importance that one places for the word of honor. A thumbs up for watching for relatively young viewers.
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