Synopsis: In Taiwan, on average, someone leave this world every four minutes. The story follows a group of funeral home rookies who has to over come their own fears and shortcomings as they work with the families of the deceased.
A special note is that this show is aired on Hakka channel which means the show has a mixture of the Taiwanese dialect- Hakka mixed in with Mandarin. That mixture really threw me off at first but by episode 2 I was used to it.
Quick Summary of Episode 1 & 2
After being hand picked out of a group of hopeful applicants, a group of four rookies is told that if they can spend the allotted time in the morgue by themselves then they will be officially hired.
Gui Yi, the timid rookie who every thought for sure would never make it surprises everyone by actually making it through.
Concerned, Gui Yi asks "What happened Xiao En? What did you see?"
Raising her head out of the trash can, Xiao En ekes out "My boyfriend's wife." In a flash back we see Xiao En politely greeting her boyfriend when she meets him and his wife on a walk.
According to the rules laid out, Xiao En wasn't suppose to be hired but thanks to her father's connection she was still allowed back the next day.
Judging from episode one I thought the tone of this show is a serious one, but after episode two where Xiao En faints dead on the ground when one of the "deceased" body just all the sudden sits up and everyone around her just acted like dead bodies come back to life all the time (seriously, they just rolled with it and asked "are you hungry grandpa?") I figure maybe there will be plenty room for comedy.
Interesting show... The comedic overtone certainly helps when the show's subject matter is such a sad and serious one. While I think the show will probably follow a fairly predicable pattern where each episode will bring new funeral services that will help our rookies to grow but I think judging from the first two episodes this show might be able to make it interesting and heart warming at the same time.
I didn't touch on our hero Zhao Sheng Jie (played by Chris Wu) a lot in the episode summary, but he really takes over the whole show whenever he comes on screen.
I have watched Chris Wu's drama before but I think this one is probably the one where I have seen him with the most commanding presence. So if you are a Chris Wu fan, then don't miss this show for sure.