Drama Review: Skip Beat! / Extravagant Challenge / 華麗的挑戰

Synopsis: Gong Xi sacrificed her life to support her boyfriend, Bu Puo Shang, so he could become a successful singer. One day, Shang suddenly breaks up with Gong Xi, leaving her with nothing, and Gong Xi vows revenge. She decides to delve into the entertainment world and become even more successful than Shang to get back at him. Gong Xi therein meets Dun He Lian, another actor in her agency, who helps motivate her to become a top entertainer.

Overall Rating: 8/10

Warning: There may be spoilers. Read at your own risk ;D

This Taiwanese drama is based off of the manga with the same title and I just love the idea of it. I was hooked by the first episode and I'm not sure if it's just me but first episodes are usually a little bit boring because you're only being introduced to all the characters. Gong Xi (Ivy Chen) is an adorable, adorable character. I love the fact that she's over the top and dramatic, it's really funny and entertaining to watch her and her little demons. I also love the fact she has this cute and happy side of her and then she also has this evil, revengeful side of her (Who else loved the revenge song? "未来" by 米非 Roomie) As a viewer, I loved both sides of her and I think she is adorable. Bu Puo Shang (Super Junior's Donghae) is a little asshole that used Gong Xi as his housekeeper, but why, why, why did I like him so much? It's definitely the charm and hello? It's Donghae!!

Gong Xi getting her revenge?

The episodes drew me in and every episode ended with a cliffhanger. Like most dramas I've watched, the ending was missing something. I think it is because Gong Xi and Dun He Lian (Super Junior's Si Won) did not actually kiss or actually end up together. By the end of the drama, I just wanted more and more. Here's hoping they give me a sequel because I would REALLY love to see Ivy Chen, Donghae and Si Won together again! The cast is super good looking and they seem like they had much fun on set.

Can we also talk about the OST? Oh my gosh. There isn't a single song on the OST that I do not like. In fact, I've had it on repeat for weeks now! Check out the theme song below by Super Junior M!

What did you think of this drama? Let me know!

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