Panda Impressions #18: I Cannot Hug You & My Amazing Boyfriend

Happy Friday! Here're two dramas in the fantasy romance genre that seem similar at first but give off a very different feel. Which one do you like better? 

I Cannot Hug You

First Impressions I Cannot Hug You

I’m not sure if the production team ever paid the rights for this, but Zhang Yu Xi and Xing Zhaolin literally look like they could have stepped out of the pages of a manhua which is perfect since the drama is supposed to be based on a webtoon. I like the look, the cast and found the premise interesting but didn’t really get drawn to it as much as I thought I would. It could be because the first episode was mostly to set things up. Now that the main leads have discovered that they are neighbors, things should start to heat up?

My Amazing Boyfriend

First Impressions My Amazing Boyfriend
It starts with a suicide attempt that doesn’t happen because our heroine chickens out for the umpteenth time, then gets into a fatal car accident given her streak of bad luck, then gets saved by a vampiric mutant while she’s on the brink of death. If I needed a hook to really get into this, this is it and the rest of the episode is a delightful mix of overdone cuteness and comedy complete with some mystery to keep things intriguing. I can see why this little web drama grew a strong following. Janice Wu and Kim Tae Hwan are adorable.

First Impressions My Amazing Boyfriend
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1 comment:

  1. My amazing boyfriend is based on the kdrama you who came from the stars so though I was interested in it, I didn't felt hyped or excited to watch it. Yet when it was aired completely and while searching for something new to watch, I read the plotline for this Chinese remake and noticed that it was merely loosely based. I started watching and was immediately attracted by it. It's funny, cheesy and just a very nice drama to watch while searching for something not too heavy. In here the main lead is not an alien and the female lead isn't a top actress but everything is explained nicely so you're not confused by the plot holes imo. I also like the ending very much! The male actor is a korean model and though maybe it was his character I felt he could work some more on his expressions yet the main actress completely took me over! She's a great actress ^^ You can find her in more dramas now too but if you're searching for something to watch while nothing suuuper interesting is going on, I would recommend it! And it's a nice remake because honestly...sometimes remakes are just horrible or would give us a big question mark.