Episode One Recap By Ninja
We meet our heroine first. Feeling bad for her best friend who has been longing for her father to come watch her swim meet, our heroine Alice interrupts Daddy Bai's (best friend's father) election rally by throwing her shoe in the air. Squatting down to doge the shoe that suddenly descended from the sky, Daddy Bai looks up to see a smiling Alice.
Immensely satisfied as he looks at Alice's furious face, Hao Yi's glee is destined to be short lived however. Stunned when Alice's friends' demands "Why are you picking on our Alice?" Hao Yi belatedly realizes that he has been torturing the wrong person all this time. Looking at the three enraged girls in front of him, Hao Yi mutters "I got the wrong person..." before taking running away.
Perhaps feeling somewhat guilty for everything he has done to her, Hao Yi stops Alice from scampering away and allows her to read the comic book she so desperately wanted.
Busy cooking his Ramen dinner while Alice is reading the comic book, Hao Yi jumps up when the lights suddenly goes out and Alice starts screaming in fear. Calming down enough to stop screaming, Alice looks up and realizes that she is very very close to Hao Yi.
Ninja's First Impression
Hmm...This one looks pretty promising. I was fairly disappointed with Lego Lee's last two drama (Aim High and Love Cuisine) so I am really hoping Love at Seventeen is going to be a winner.
Episode one was certainly a good start since both the story and the chemistry between the two leads were all great. My only issue was that it felt a bit weird to watch all these very adult characters trying to act like high school students. For example, as far as the story goes it was entirely reasonable that our 16 year old hero would do all those childish things to pick on a twin sister he secretly misses BUT then it seems kinda silly when that person is Lego Lee behaving in ways that he is too old to be doing. Oh,well. I am just hoping the high school portion doesn't drag on for too long.
By the way, I didn't get to cover Edison Wang's character in the recap but he plays Han Ming the nerdy kid that has a crush on the Alice's friend Shu Lei. I am used to Edison Wang playing suave playboy sort of character so it was fun to see him playing a nerd for once.
Anyhow, way too early to declare this one a winner yet but episode one was a lovely start and gives me great hope I can put this one on my watch list soon.