Leads: Yin Yo Wei, Huang Teng Hao, Jolin Chien
Synopsis: Extremely attentive to their grandmother, the three brothers would be perfect grandsons if they would just be willing to settle down with a girl. Quite skilled in averting every attempt their grandmother tries to marry them off, the three brothers' calm and predicable lives suddenly veer off into unfamiliar territory when three very different women show up.
General Plot Overview
The story will obviously follow the three brothers' romance so the plot should be pretty evenly divided...even if the show will take turn focusing on different brothers. By the way, the brothers all work in their family's company, but the company has various different arms so each of the male leads is actually in quite different fields. (Oldest brother is in food. 2nd oldest, in the entertainment field. The youngest is in building supplies.)
Oldest brother: 40 year old Yang Zhen Wei. We haven't seen a whole lot of progress on this couple yet but the 22 year old female lead (Yi Xin) has already confessed her long time crush to Zhen Wei...and was promptly turned down.
Seven years ago, Zhen Wei had saved the then 15 year old Yi Xin from drowning and since then Yi Xin has been harboring a crush on Zhen Wei despite knowing that he probably only sees her as a little sister. Forever the mature one that can be counted on to do the right thing, Zhen Wei's gentle manner attracts plenty of girls but he seems to be harboring a heart ache over a past love.
Zhen We will obviously eventually falls for the very young but passionate Yi Xin. However, as one who is used to hiding everything he feels, it will be a long road before Zhen Wei can overcome his hang up on the big age difference.
At first offended when Zhen Hao resorted to kissing her under water with the lame reason that he was merely trying to help her pass the physical training test, Yi An eventually acknowledges that Zhen Hao is not the kind of man to lie. Discovering Zhen Hao's considerate side the more he tries to be nice to her in his own awkward manner, Yi An's awful first impression of Zhen Hao slowly starts to change for the better.
This particular couple is one the show is focusing on right now so their romance is is a lot further along then the other two couples.
Youngest Brother: Yang Zhen Kai, 28 years old. A perfectionist who demands exactness at work Zhen Kai's love interest is his secretary, the 29 year old You Zhen that his father as assigned to him as a guide in his new position as the CEO.
Getting off the wrong foot right from the start when You Zhen mistakenly thought Zhen Kai is the elevator pervert that groped her, things between the two becomes even worse once Zhen Kai comes to the false conclusion that You Zhen is having an affair with a much older man.
By the end of episode 6, You Zhen was so frustrated with Zhen Kai that she handed in her resignation but I am assuming she will eventually go back to work.
Ninja's First Impression
The first three episodes were sort of slow because there were so many characters to set up. To be fair, the show cut down a lot of confusion by focusing on the second brother's story first so the audience had time to get to know the other leads later. By episode 6 the relationship between the three couples are more or less set up and it is definitely getting a lot more interesting.
As I have said before in the Friday Drama Round Up, I don't think Better Man is trying to blaze any new path in the T-daily field so the plot is certainly quite predicable BUT sometimes predicable story has the charm of its own and I am really hoping this show will end up being just that.
I do feel like the male leads' characters are a bit of a pigeon hole stereotypes but thus far the paring of different personalities has been well done which also makes the contrast of the brothers' romance that much more intriguing.
Anyhow, as a T-daily first impression goes, Better Man is looking quite promising and I am putting this one on my watch list for now.
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