First impressions – Inborn Pair

24 Jan

Yep, awkward English title there. The title in Chinese translates more to ‘true love comes looking for trouble’ and not only does ‘Inborn Pair’ not reflect any of that, it sounds more like something for a Korean horror movie. Initially I thought it was an idol drama but turns out it’s a daily drama with a planned run of 80 episodes (45 min each). I’m 8 episodes in and so far IP has been a relatively entertaining watch though it is rather textbook with the plot lines. Boy meets Girl, misunderstanding happens, they hate each other’s guts but keep bumping into each other, many more misunderstandings later, they find out they were betrothed at birth by their grandparents! Dun dun dun.

Annie Chen and Chris Wang played supporting roles in ‘Material Queen’ and ‘The Fierce Wife’ respectively and now they are fronting IP as the main couple. They have good chemistry and I enjoy their bickering though Yi Jie (Annie Chen) can be irritating sometimes as she is prone to over-reacting and often acts before getting facts straight.

There is also a secondary story line going on with Wei Xiang’s elder sister, which totally screams ‘The Fierce Wife’. Ladies, do not ever ever ever invite your pretty cousin/good friend/whatever to stay long term at your house ok? It’s never a good idea to bring temptation to your doorstep no matter how faithful a guy you think your husband is. I’ve already caught TFW so won’t bother with this portion of IP again.

In short, decent start but I’m not sure if there’s sufficient meat to the story to carry me through for all 80 episodes.

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4 Responses to “First impressions – Inborn Pair”

  1. Anonymous January 25, 2012 at 2:10 AM #

    Wah 80 episodes?! Hard to imagine a story that can go on and on.. except for American soaps lol, then they can go on for years..
    I second you on the ‘not bringing temptation to your doorstep’ lol!! Or even letting relatives stay in your home for that long. I’m rude- you get a couple of nights and that’s it! Haha -Fia

    • J January 25, 2012 at 3:23 AM #

      Lol, same here, I’m not used to having non-immediate family in my house for long!
      I hope IP won’t have to resort to evil third parties and drawn out misunderstandings to fill in the remaining episodes but I’m not sure how the scripwriters can do it otherwise. Hmm, we’ll have to wait and see.

  2. Anonymous February 7, 2012 at 10:19 AM #

    hie there, this is 笑茶 from baidu.

    wow you really cover a whole range of stuff here. good on you! wish i had at least a tiny bit of enthusiasm like you had! 😛 keep up the good job!

    • J February 7, 2012 at 10:25 AM #

      Haaa, yea, my interests are pretty varied but hopefully you’ll find something you like here. Thanks for dropping by! 😀

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