Synopsis: Our heroine has been living as a man for the last twenty five years so things gets a tiny bit complicated when she becomes "brothers" with a mob boss.
Bromance Episode 1
While working at her hot dog stand with her friend, Ya Nuo's attention is suddenly caught when she sees Zai Feng being attacked by a group of thugs just a short distance away. Unable to simply stand by when she sees injustice happening right in front of her, Ya Nuo jumps in and joins Zai Feng in fighting the thugs off.
Grateful to Ya Nuo's help, Zai Feng tries to offer Ya Nuo and her friend (Guang Chao) a chance to operate their hot dog stand in his amusement park without paying rent, but Ya Nuo refuses Zai Feng's offer.
Happy to gain a "brother", Zai Feng tells Ya Nuo that since she is family now, she must come to Madam Du's birthday party.
Arriving home after her eventful day, Ya Nuo is surprised when her parents throws a private party to celebrate the fact that she only has 99 days before she turns 26... meaning it would be safe for her to be a girl then. Ya Nuo tries to tell her parents that she is actually quite used to being a man now, but her parents just ignores her and list the many things they want to do once she is a girl.
Stiffly sending Zai Feng out, Ya Nuo's parents immediately start wailing and plead with Ya Nuo that she must not let anyone find out about her gender or else her life would be in danger for sure. Hopelessly holding her two crying parents, Ya Nuo promises that she will be extra cautious.
Left with no choice when Zi Han demands to see her girlfriend, Ya Nuo bring her cousin to Madam Du's birthday party in order to prove to Zi Han that she is not lying. Pleasantly surprised to see how good of a catch Zai Feng is, Xiao Jing (Ya Nuo's cousin) suggests that maybe Ya Nuo should go for Zai Feng herself. Replying with sneering laugh, Ya Nuo waves Xiao Jing's suggestion away. So it looks Xiao Jing is one of the few people who actually knows the truth about Ya Nuo's gender.
After a brief pause, Zai Feng resolutely walks up to Ya Nuo and invites her to a dance. Recovering after her initial shock, Ya Nuo accepts Zai Feng's invitation and starts to dance with him.
Throwing her arms around Madam Du in dismay as she watches her brother dancing with her crush, Zi Han doesn't look too convinced when her mother remarks "It's kind of a surprise... but they look pretty good out there!"
Back from her trip to the bathroom, Xiao Jing smiles with glee once she figures out how Ya Nuo ended up dancing with Zai Feng. Determined to give her cousin a helping hand, Xiao Jing drags Ya Nuo's friend (Guang Chao) onto the dance floor and purposefully runs into Ya Nuo...
and we have a kiss!
Hmm... I can't figure out how I feel about this one yet. The premise is certainly one of my favorite kind and the plot is sure moving at a neck breaking pace... However, I actually would prefer it if the show would slow down a bit.
The hero meets the heroine in the first 10 minutes of the show. They promptly becomes blood brothers, then our hero strangely seems to have no problem what-so-ever in getting super touchy with his new brother. By the end of the first episode, our hero is even willingly dancing with his brother on a party for all to see?!
The pacing is SO fast that as a viewer I simply didn't have time to develop an emotional attachment to our two leads yet and more importantly, it is just too soon for me to think that the hero has developed deep enough feelings for the heroine that he would be willing to break gender role for her.
Now, the show has hinted that the heroine has probably saved the hero back when they were kids, and Zai Feng has been searching for the little girl since that time. If the little girl is indeed Ya Nuo, I guess we could use a mysterious connection from their childhood as a way to explain Zai Feng's behavior but I am not really buying it.
Still, my overall issue with Bromance so far is not big enough that I am going to jump ship yet. I am wondering if the core of the story is actually not Ya Nuo's interaction with Zai Feng as a man but more on what happens when she reappear in his life as a girl. If that's the case, then that would explain why the writer is rushing this part of the story so much. Anyhow, no matter what the writer intends, I am intrigued enough to at least give Bromance a few more episodes before I decide.