Panda Impressions #12: Nothing Gold Can Stay and The Big Boss

This week's dramas are all courtesy of Judy who's been graciously sharing her interesting finds here. You may have heard about Nothing Gold Can Stay by now, it's currently the hottest c-drama that's not only soaring in ratings but also getting raving reviews. I may be one of the few who didn't really get into it, but maybe second time's a charm?  

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Panda First Impressions Nothing Gold Can Stay
The intro to Nothing Gold Can Stay gives the viewer a glimpse of how different all the main characters lives are. Zhou Ying played by Betty Sun Li is a street performer - resourceful, full of street smarts and most of all takes every opportunity she can to make a buck. She is sold to the wealthy Shen family and then sneaks out in merchant Wu's palanquin because she was mistreated by Shen Xingyi. The Wu's take Zhou Ying in and one thing leads to another and she ends up marrying Wu Ping! I was rather indifferent about this drama, but it warms up to you and slowly pulls you in. Unexpectedly you begin to look forward to how the story will develop and how our heroine will blossom. - Contributed by Judy. 

The Big Boss

Panda First Impressions The Big Boss
The Big Boss begins with Ye Mu Qi entering a prestige high school and finally ditching her childhood arch nemesis Liao Dan Yi, or so she thinks! She becomes class president while he's selected for commissioner hence, they must work together now! He tells her that being class prez is not that easy but she tells him, he's full of himself and that she's got it. This leads to fun-filled and problematic circumstances for our class prez and Liao Dan Yi. There's a lot fun teenage antics, cute and comical moments, with great flushed out storylines for the other students and teachers. - Contributed by Judy. 

Panda First Impressions The Big Boss
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3 comments:

  1. Big boss is bizzare, awesome and hilarious. I'm glad some else likes it to. Especially the skit where Prince Charming and girl go on a date in the park and his horse keeps following them and it so weird. Lol

    Does anyone know where to watch "nothing gold can stay?" With English subs. I've been searching with no luck.

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    1. According to subscene com, there are subs for ep 1 and ep 2 on youtube for nothing gold can stay.

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  2. For Big Boss, it is pretty funny. Each episode has a pretty much independent story so you can pretty much watch the episodes in any order.

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