宝贝父女兵 Like Father, Like Daughter: after 9 episodes

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This drama is great!!! The whole plot is just so wonderful – there’s comedy, drama, romance, and a mystery waiting to be uncovered… There was even the scary ‘ghost’ under Akirah’s bed, which gave the show its spooky moment : )

I don’t know why i keep comparing this drama to “Bai Wan Bao”, but the whole feel and mood of the show is so similar. So when i do compare this drama to “Bai Wan Bao”, it wins HANDS DOWN!!

First of all, the storyline is better woven and secondly, the characters are not so extreme like they were in “Bai Wan Bao”. Here, everyone is related to each other in some way or other.

But the main link is the villian – Richard Li. Almost everyone important has a past connected to him or is involved in people related to him. Like Barbara being Chunchun’s mother, Richard Li’s wife, and Chunchun and Kaize – Richard Li’s son, falling in love. Even Granny, who brought Chunchun up, knows all Richard Li’s past offences, as he killed her husband. Then Meiqi and her family, who became bankrupt because of Richard Li (reason still not clear), and how Meiqi now teaches his daughter, Vivian, piano.

Even the small gangster Wei has encounters with all of them. He got Lian pregnant and refused to take responsibility. Chunchun heard of it and stood up for Lian, her good friend, then making her the thorn in Wei’s flesh. Meanwhile, Zhigang keeps having encounters with Wei, and he even stole $2000 of the drugs Wei was trafficking through durians.

What is so amusing is how Zhigang and Chunchun are always so close to each other, but Chunchun never notices her father! Nevermind that Zhigang can’t recognise her – it’s been over 10 years, but they are in each other’s plain vision, and Zhigang even moves into a room in Meiqi and Akira’s flat, just downstairs from where Chunchun and Granny are staying!

Another thing: Kaize’s sketch of the beautiful Chunchun really looks like her without make-up and wig and all. I don’t see how they can’t tell! Kaize looks at the sketch and at Chunchun, and he still can’t tell!! Can’t believe it!

But again, what you’re searching for could be right under your nose, and you can’t see it. I guess that’s the principle here for both Kaize’s search and Zhigang’s search.

I have to mention the acting of ‘Star Idol’ alum Chengxi and Jacqueline. This is Chengxi’s second major role (the first in ‘Bai Wan Bao’), and it is obvious that his acting has improved. It is so much better from his previous role in ‘Bai Wan Bao’, where his acting was raw. His chemistry here with Joanne Peh is also quite good. This is Jacqueline’s first role, and already i can see the makings of a good actress. She comes across in two personalities, the blur and rather stupid, and the shout-y, rude and really ‘ah lian-ish’, both rather flawlessly. A great effort for her first role!! This is a totally different side from her ‘Star Idol’ days, when she was cast on ‘Ta Shi Shei’ as a cunning woman worming her way through to get to the money. She wasn’t very likeable, and her acting was quite bad. She’s really improved a lot.

This is a great show, with a major ‘?’, and that is what keeps it going. Together with the funny moments with Chunchun, Coconut, Lian and Akira (they’re really fun to watch!), it is really a drama worth watching!

You can catch it on youtube.com. A certain hoetian1314 has been uploading this drama. Enjoy! : )

CURRENT RATINGS: 4.6/5.0 (EXCELLENT!!)

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  1. John

    Do u have the video for the Drama ending theme song of ‘ Like Father , Like Daughter ‘ ? Hope u have cos the song is extremely nice ! Wish can hear it over again & again ! If u have , can u upload it please ??? Thanks ! Thanks a lot !

  2. John

    I agree with u this Drama Serial is really excellent ! A certain contender for this year’s Best Drama Awards in this Year’s Star Awards ! Hope it gets nominated for this award in this year’s Star Awards !

  3. [John]: hi, i don’t have the video of the song, but i’ll look for it : )

    yes! i really do like this drama!

    qingling~

  4. Jacqueline

    hope this help

  5. [Jacqueline]: thanks a lot!! : )

    qingling~




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