Please Be My Family (2023) poster
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Song Hao Yu est le père célibataire d'un jeune garçon nommé Song Xing Chen. Il est également le PDG obsédé par le travail d'une entreprise prospère et riche. Il a du mal à supporter la pression d'être un père célibataire et a souvent l'impression de ne pas être à la hauteur pour tout ce qui a trait à l'éducation de son enfant. De son côté, Qi Si Le est la mère célibataire d'une fille nommée Qi Zi Yuan. Sa fille a un besoin urgent d'argent pour payer une opération qui pourrait lui sauver sa vie, et Qi Zi Yuan est anxieuse. Mais sa positivité lui est bénéfique et son optimisme lui permet de ne pas désespérer. Un jour, les chemins des deux parents célibataires se croisent lorsque Song Hao Yu cherche un cadeau d'anniversaire pour Song Xing Chen. Qi Zi Yuan sait que l'entreprise de Song Hao Yu a le pouvoir d'accorder un contrat lucratif à la sienne, et donc de l'aider à payer l'opération. Elle tente de convaincre Song Xing Chen de faire en sorte que son entreprise décroche le contrat. Song Hao Yu flaire une opportunité : À ses yeux, Qi Zi Yuan est une mère compétente qui pourrait l'aider à élever Song Xing Chen. Un « mariage de convenance » se profile à l'horizon. Mais le fait de vivre sous le même toit pourrait-il rapprocher ces deux familles monoparentales ? (Source: Viki) Modifier la traduction

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  • Pays: China
  • Catégorie: Drama
  • Épisodes: 30
  • Diffusé: mai 25, 2023 - juin 10, 2023
  • Diffusé Sur: Lundi, Mardi, Mercredi, Jeudi, Vendredi, Dimanche
  • Station de diffusion initiale: Mango TV
  • Durée: 30 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 4,417 utilisateurs)
  • Classé: #1719
  • Popularité: #1544
  • Classification du contenu: G - All Ages

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Complété
CKDramaddicts
28 personnes ont trouvé cette critique utile
juin 13, 2023
30 épisodes vus sur 30
Complété 0
Globalement 8.0
Histoire 7.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Musique 8.0
Degrés de Re-visionnage 7.5

Watch for the wonderfully amazing kids, great OTP, hilarious rival ... BUT some caution ahead ...

There is so much to love about this drama -- the OTP pairing between Xie Binbin and Zheng Qiuhong, the most ridiculously adorable kids ever, and a rival you think you're going to thoroughly loathe, but end up finding absolutely delightful and hilarious. All of these factors make this drama worth watching.

ACTING:
Xie Binbin, who is simply adorakable and was also enormously likable in Party A Who Lives Beside Me, is equally endearing here. He's not the most emotive or best actor, but you can still sense his ever-present regret over his initial motivations, all of which culminates into a moving and heartfelt speech near the end of episode 27. He and Zheng Qiuhong, who was equally fantastic in Dine With Love, have great chemistry together. The pairing is inspired and I hope to see them together again in a future drama. But it's the children who are truly revelatory. At first, they just seem like your typical adorable C-drama kids, but it's almost magical watching Zhang Yanbo and Huang Bosi together as the story unfolds and they interact like true siblings. Episode 26, in particular, is a gem. First you'll cry, then you'll laugh out loud as the kids break your heart before charming your socks off.

Yang Xue'er, who plays Tong Luoqi, is pitch perfect as the bitchy rival with the heart of gold. I'd seen her in a number of other dramas before, but this character really allowed her to shine. Some of the funniest scenes in the drama involve her and the children, and some of the most heartwarming scenes are also between her and the FL.

Finally, I was surprised by my unexpected sympathy for Qin Tian once his back story was revealed. He was a different person in the flashbacks, and credit goes to Jin Chong for his acting. Of course, it doesn't justify his actions in any way, but it made his character more interesting and nuanced -- he wasn't just some one-dimensional villain out for the usual revenge.

STORY:
There are some minor quibbles here and there that can be glossed over, but there are a few significant issues that mar what otherwise could have been a very satisfying romcom. One of the biggest weaknesses is the secondary couple. Both BFFs are perfectly fine ... and yet ... somehow bland. That blandness spills over into their equally uninspired romance, which was really the only draggy part of the drama. Far too much time is spent on a courtship that has no spark.

Another major weakness is the overall plot that drives the entire story. A key component of the "mystery" is fairly obvious within the first episode and by the mid-point, viewers have a pretty good idea as to the other elements of the mystery. And yet, more than a dozen episodes go by before some of these theories are finally confirmed. (Eg. Speaking as someone with relevant experience, how does that detail about the brother not come up even once in conversation?!) I don't mind plot predictability, but the build-up to a couple of the big reveals felt quite forced, unrealistic, and unnecessary. Not surprisingly, the plot briefly got splattered with some obligatory "dog's blood". By the time the series ended, I still had some unanswered questions as to how certain key events were even possible.

Despite these problems -- and unlike The Love You Give Me, a recent modern drama that I found extremely frustrating to watch -- Please Be My Family was still very enjoyable. At less than 30 minutes each, it's also a breezy binge. Ultimately, the strongest aspect of this drama is the main cast of genuinely wonderful characters. They really carry the show and help compensate for the storyline flaws.

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Zogitt
16 personnes ont trouvé cette critique utile
juin 15, 2023
30 épisodes vus sur 30
Complété 0
Globalement 8.0
Histoire 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Musique 8.0
Degrés de Re-visionnage 7.5

This is how you (almost) score your own goal

This show is not particularly pretentious, and the early indication is a contract marriage trope with bonus cute little kids. The FL is a struggling single parent, but she is trying her best. The ML is the typical cold but super competent CEO who is also a single parent. After a series of fateful meetings and the odd accidental skinship later, they are married but not a couple. Easy peasy.

In fact, for a good 3/4 of the run, the show is motoring along very nicely. Their romantic journey is swoon-y and developing well. The little kids are not bothersome like some other dramas, and they add some colour to the mostly by-the-book main storyline. There is a hint of a revenge plot, but the general outlook is rosy.

This is where some iffy writing starts to rear its ugly head and almost scored an own goal. I’m keeping this spoiler free, so I'll talk in general terms.

The first problem is the portrayal of the leads. The FL is sweet and empathic, but she has a lot of self-doubt and can be easily swayed. On the other hand, the ML is smart but have very poor communication skills. This is a bad combo because it means misunderstanding can be just one scene away and any misstep escalates quickly.

This is not helped by poor communication between the protagonists. The ML, the grandfather, the FL's parents all withholding vital information and keeping secrets from each others. This only serves to pour oil on the fire of misunderstanding once there is a spark. Honestly, this is such a lazy trope but without it, there is almost no plot. Ouch!

Furthermore, the antagonist's motivation is a bit opaque. We are told one thing but snippets of information point to another. His mental state also casts a lot of doubt about what are facts and what might be his imagination. This is obviously done by the writer to keep us guessing and to create tension. Unfortunately, this part of the main plot is weak and loaded with inconsistencies and shortcuts. We are fed bits of information to try to paper over gaps in the narratives. For instance, one of the key characters is found to be adopted and her behaviour is all blamed on her time in the welfare home. Ditto pieces of damning info happen to fall into the wrong hands. Where did they come from? There are other contrivances, but I would be giving the main plot away.

Obviously, the writer is trying to shape the plot in a certain way, but it feels unnatural and leaves the viewer baffled and a bit frustrated. The drama would be better off without the revenge plot. The show doesn't need one and it derailed the main plot for little gain.

Acting wise, the FL is fine but her role is not well written. The ML’s visual is idol grade but his acting skill is still developing. There are times when he just looks uncomfortable and a bit lost.

The support cast is actually quite good. The SFL who started off chasing the ML but becomes the FL’s bestie is quite endearing. The 2CP works too. A bit kooky at times but their journey is heartfelt, and I can ship them. The senior cast members pull their weight and provided some stability.

I didn't have high hopes for the show at the beginning. I was hooked by mid show, but they lost me towards the end. The HEA ending and fan service helps to restore some faith. It is watchable and largely inoffensive. I just wish they'd leave well enough alone. Peace out.

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Renseignements

  • Drama: Please Be My Family
  • Pays: Chine
  • Épisodes: 30
  • Diffusé: mai 25, 2023 - juin 10, 2023
  • Diffusé On: Lundi, Mardi, Mercredi, Jeudi, Vendredi, Dimanche
  • Station de diffusion initiale: Mango TV
  • Durée: 30 min.
  • Classification du contenu: Tous publics

Statistiques

  • Score: 8.1 (marqué par 4,417 utilisateurs)
  • Classé: #1719
  • Popularité: #1544
  • Téléspectateurs: 10,409

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