Drama: Woman On The Breadfruit (長在麵包樹上的女人)
Synopsis: Can a woman have love and bread at the same time? Three best friends with three different outlooks on what love is. Despite their vast different personalities, what remains the same is their friendship as they support each other through the pain and joy of their individual choices.
The story covers all three girls' romance but Tiffany Tang's character Cheng Yun is still the main heroine. Falling in love through bickering, Cheng Yun is stunned when she finds out her habitual class sluffer classmate, Fang Wen (hero) is actually the famous song writer she idolizes.
Out of the three girls, Cheng Yun's character is probably the one that is most boring as she seems like your typical young woman with all the typical fears and insecurities that comes with falling in love for the first time. Of course, the boring aspect is also what makes Cheng Yun's character endearing because as you watch her make all the mistakes that we or someone close to us probably made before, her growth seems that much more meaningful.
As the most accomplished one out of the three friends, Guang Hui is the one that perhaps has to struggle the most with the question "bread or love?" Under immense pressure from her mother that she should marry a rich professional, Guang Hui's clear path in love is suddenly foggy when she falls in love with a man working in a foot massage salon.
The free spirited trouble maker of the three, Di Zhi is constantly falling in love and perpetually getting hurt. Somehow finding the courage to keep picking herself up every time she finds herself alone again, Di Zhi's seemingly bad luck in men reinforces her fear that maybe she doesn't deserve to be loved after all.
Ninja's First Impression:
Woman On The Breadfruit is defiantly not a super light drama with lots of comedy but it does have a lot heart as our leads go through joy and struggles that most of us would be able to relate to. For example, most of our two leads' conflict in their relationship comes from the fact that neither has enough experience on how to love another person or more importantly how to love themselves first. In short, lessons that all of us had to learn at some point in time.
So while this show certainly hasn't been in the addicting territory I do find myself keeping watching episode after episode just to find out what choices our characters are going to make. All in all, a good choice for those who don't mind a bit of tears mixed with lots of hope.
By the way, I was pretty excited to see Ryan Zheng (Zheng Kai) in the character line up since I usually like whatever role he plays but sadly by episode 10 he has only shown his face for like 5 minutes. I think he will show up later as Di Zhi's love interest.