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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Golden Darling Episode 1-2 First Impression

Drama: Golden Darling (原來1家人)
Airs: Daily

Episodes: 40

Episode 1 & 2 Overview: 
A man who believes in carefully planning out every stage of his life, Jin Fa (Roy Chiu) is starting to get nervous when according to his timeline he is suppose to get married within the month. Luckily, a chance meeting with Ru Yu (Kuo Shu Yau) and the their wedding a month later meant Jin Fa is still on track on his life plan.  
Ready to embark on their new life together, Jin Fa and Ru Yu are busy getting their house ready for a house warming party with their friends...until an unexpected visitor shows up right in their living room. 

A time traveler from the future of 2036, Jolin is actually only 16 years old but due to some unknown reason her body has aged to 36 years old. Trapped in 2016 because her bio friendly corn battery ended up getting popped in the microwave, poor Jolin not only has to deal with her sudden aging but to convince Jin Fa and Ru Yu that she is their daughter from the future. 
Completely dismayed by the appearance of a stranger who claims to be his daughter from the future, Jin Fa tries to insists that having children was never in his "plan". Unfortunately for Jin Fa, his wife whole heartily accepts Jolin's incredible story and refuses to back down until Jin Fa relents. 

Ninja's First Impression 
What a wacky show! I really didn't know what to think of it at first but it strangely started to grow on me once I got over the initial "What the heck?!" reaction. 

Golden Darling kinda reminded me of Saturday Night Life skits a bit with it's humor and the audience laughter sound affects. It was definitely a lot of fun to see all three well known Taiwanese entertainers playing such different characters that we are used to seeing them in. To be honest I am still a bit puzzled why Roy Chiu decided to veer of his usual idol drama to do a daily but it has been a lot of fun to his comedic side.   
With the desire to expend out of the T-idol drama dominance, the producers of Golden Darling had apparently been looking for a comedy script for quite a while. When their writing team failed to come up with a viable script, the company makes the daring decision to go with three young script writer with zero experience. 
While I am quite impressed with the guts it must took for the producers of this show to try to expend the T-drama's horizon it remains to be seen if the rating would hold up. FYI the first two episodes were 0.66 and 0.60 but it looks like the third episode took a dip to 0.28. It would be quite unfortunate if the rating doesn't pick up because that would probably discourage other attempts to branch out in the future. 

Anyhow, do give Golden Darling a try. Don't expect much of a plot but it does have plenty of laughs. 

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