Flipped (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)
- Genre: Modern Romance; Supernatural powers, mystery
- Release Date: 24 December 2018
- Origin: Chine
- CDrama: 24 Episodes
- Gao Hanyu as Qi Xun
- Chen Yumi as Feng Shuang Shuang
- Gu Landi as Kun Lan
- Lin YanRou as Qi Tian
- Zhu Wen Chao as He Zhengchang
- Jack Sun Keiji as Shi Lang
- Jenna Wang Siping as Du Wan Tian
- Miao Zijie as Feng Yun
Qi Xun is a genius architect, who is the CEO of MIST. He has the power to teleport from one place to another but does cause him dizziness when he does it. He has a sister, Qi Tian, who he doted on.
Qi Tian or Tian Tian has a terminal illness. There was a doctor who could possibly help her but had vanished about 10 years ago. Despite her condition, Tian Tian remains cheerful. She has also the power to see into the future. And she saw that her brother was about to start a romance with a girl who paints.
What do you know? At that same day, he teleported himself into his office building where a girl was painting a huge mural. He bumped into the girl causing her to leave a colorful stain on his face with her paintbrush.
She is Feng Shuang Shuang, who is no ordinary girl. It looks like she has a rather mysterious past.
And someone from her past was a boy of her own age who had been looking for her. He was Kun Lan.
Shuang Shuang had to ask for Kun Lan’s help when a man, who she seemed to know, forced open her apartment door. She was just able to climb into the next floor balcony with the help of Kun Lan as the man came to find her.
Meanwhile Qi Xun’s assistant who has a crush on his sister was able to find some news about the missing doctor.
Tian Tian teased her brother that he will be making progress with the painter lady. He will end up kissing her.
So true, because he teleported straight in front of the girl with his lips gluing itself to the girl’s own lips.
For a few minutes, they remained in a kissing position, both too shocked to make a move. They were still glued to one another when a few of the employees found them in this intimate position. When they finally got to their senses, they found that they can’t really entangle from each other because her hair was caught on his shirt button. She had to use a blade to cut off the button from his shirt along with a few strands of her hair.
The man that broke into Shuang Shuang apartment had camped in her room. It turned out that he was her father who had been looking for her since she escaped from being locked up.
Shuang Shuang said that she loves her father and he loves her but rather too much. He was not always like this protective. It was only after her mother died that his father had developed a pathological fear that something nasty might happened to her as well. He used to lock her in the house or in a big chest when he was going out and can’t watch over her.
He even prevented her from going to university for fear of her running away.
And she ran away when it just got too much. But however careful she was he seemed to always find her.
He found out that she was now employed by MIST.
Tian Tian can’t understand why she kept dreaming of the same man (the man looks like Kun Lan) she doesn’t know.
Apparently, there were a few mutants who were created in the world. They were called the Talented. These mutants have superpowers. In order that they can be kept in control or heal their pain, a healer is assigned to each Talented. There is also another group whose aim is to protect the healer. Kun Lan is a protector who had been looking for Shuang Shuang. So is she a healer?
Shuang Shuang’s landlord was about to rent out her apartment to someone else because she was late with her rent. Come Kun Lan to the rescue. He paid her rent, unfortunately, she can’t really go into her flat as her father has been coming and going, often drunk.
Having nowhere to stay. Shuang Shuang was persuaded to share Kun Lan top apartment until her father leaves town permanently.
Shuang Shuang has become a permanent employee at MIST. But she is finding it rather hard to do her job as she really doesn’t have the right background for it.
The vice president, Wan Tian, who is the co-founder of the company was rather jealous that the CEO personally picked Shuang Shuang to join the company so in her way she was making it hard of Shuang Shuang to settle down.
Thank goodness for the other employees who were ready to support and encourage Shuang Shuang as well as guide her along the way. This was noticed by Qi Xun who became rather jealous.
Apparently, Shuang Shuang might be the healer they have been looking for to help his sister.
Was he after Shuang Shuang for his sister benefit or his?
Shuang Shuang and Qi Kun almost had another kissing moment but Qi Kun stopped himself in time. So cute.
Shuang Shuang was in trouble again after disappearing from work without so much a by your leave. Chief Inspector Wan Tian was in the middle of telling her off for her lack of good working etiquette when Qi Xun interrupted and said that Shuang Shuang was with him inspecting a project all day yesterday.
Wan Tian asked which project but Qi Xun told her point blank that he does not have to report to her.
Actually Qi Xun took Shuang Shuang to a place where he can’t cross the demarcation line protected by a spell.
To his surprise, Shuang Shuang can get in but became visibly upset after seeing a vignette of her own history with her mother in a house that suddenly appeared. She fainted from the stress. Qi Xun forced to get to her which caused him some harm. He picked Shuang Shuang and then teleported to Shi Lang his assistant, house near a lake.
Qi Tian, who bunked off school, also happened to be there. She wanted to ask Shi Lang about paragliding.
Wen Tian assigned Shuang Shuang to submit three reports, which meant SS would need to work overtime. She was in the library when she saw Qi Xun again.
She said a quick hello and then she went back to her work. Qi Xun followed her.
Kun Lan is becoming a permanent fixture at MIST. He was often visiting to bring food to the group. The first time was when he brought hotpot. Shuang Shuang invited Qi Xun and Tian Tian to join them to partake the ‘steamboat’ hotpot. Qi Tian immediately declined but Tian Tian against Qi Xun’s advised followed Shuang Shuang.
She was thunderstruck when she saw the man in her dreams. Kun Lan was there before her. She was mesmerised.
Shuang Shuang met a woman who apparently is a doctor and a regular visitor to a nursing home, which is a current project for MIST. While they are chatting on the way to the hospice, they were being followed by He Zhengchang, who was after revenge for the death of his beloved brother.
He was after a woman with a red mole on her neck, which the doctor has.
He kidnapped the doctor and was asking her why she treated his brother so appallingly when Shuang Shuang heard the cry for help of the woman. Shuang Shuang followed the sound into the forest. Before long she was captured as well and tied to a tree blindfolded.
He Zhengchang realised that he got the wrong doctor, and let her go. He was also about to release Shuang Shuang when Qi Xun appeared suddenly.
After some fighting, he took Shuang Shuang away with him.
Shuang Shuang then noticed that he was hurt and bleeding. They ended up in his house.
Tian Tian gave the first aid box to Shuang Shuang and left her to tend to her brother.
Tian Tian was still thinking about Kun Lan. She can’t help herself, she just had to take a peek at him in the future. She was giddily happy but in the process she felt her strength ebbing.
Shuang Shuang found her sleeping in the sofa. She touched to wake Tian Tian up but it looks like they have a connection as a force coming from her has invigurated Tian Tian, who felt well once again.
Tian Tian asked Shuang Shuang if she felt weird.
Shuang Shuang replied in the affirmative. It looks like Shuang Shuang might be Tian Tian’s healer, probably the daughter of her original healer, who disappeared ten years ago.
Shuang Shuang and Qi Xun are starting to get on well much to the disappointment of Wan Tian, who had loved Qi Xun since there were in college.
The episode ended with Shuang Shuang humiliated during a general product conference when her powerpoint was sabotaged by bitchy emails about bitchy Wan Tain and the love life of their boss.
Shuang Shuang was absolutely humiliated and was not helped at all when Qi Xun jealously told her that she if was doing her job rather that continuously flirting with every man she comes across with, then she might do her job well. This was because just prior to the project meeting, Qi Xun saw Kun Lan being chummy with Shuang Shuang.
To cheer her, Kun Lan took her to dinner, where Wan Tian was busy getting drunk having finally accepted that Qi Xun was just not into her.
Shuang Shuang also drank quite a lot.
While Kun Lan was paying the bill, Shuang Shuang went to the loo and found a drunk Wan Tian.
Wan Tian told her that she does like Qi Xun but her resolution was to keep away from him from now on.
She said she was going to do her own project. Shuang Shuang drunkenly said that she wanted to be in the project with her. She will follow her wherever she goes.
And she did because the next morning, Qi Xun wanted to find out where Shuang Shuang was but was told that she went with Qi Xun to do a hotel project.
At the hotel where they were staying in Wan Tian invited Shuang Shuang to go to the spa with her. She told Shuang Shuang that she hates her because she got her job so easily without the proper background and accreditation.
Shuang Shuang, on the other hand, said that she admires Wan Tian so much she wanted to be like her.
Want Tian was rather moved but told her that she still does not like her.
On their project tour, Shuang Shuang seems to be in a world of her own, that is why she missed their transport back to the hotel.
It got so dark and she realised that she was alone and her workmates have gone. She runs in the rain and being chased by thunder and lightning.
Qi Xun heard the news about some inclement weather where his employees went.
He called Shuang Shuang several times but she was out of reach. He then called Wan Tian who found out that they were missing Shuang Shuang.
Her hotel roommate was jealous of Shuang Shuang so despite knowing that Shuang Shuang was not with them in the bus, she pretended they were all accounted for as the bus was leaving the hotel project.
Qi Xun immediately teleported to the hotel but to his surprise, he was back in his office.
Qi Xun’s teleporting was being affected by the magnetic field of the thunder and lightning. He got a precised location of the hotel and teleported again and this time he was successful.
He asked a surprised Wan Tian if she had a car to drive to their hotel project to look for Shuang Shuang.
Wan Tian was very worried for him as he does not drive usually becasue there was a backstory where someone died while he was driving.
But as Fu Zi in Evernight said, “Affection is a great motivation”, so he drove the car like a maniac and did find Shuang Shuang alive and well.
He hugged her as soon as he saw her.
They had a heart to heart where Qi Xun confessed that he can teleport, he gave her a quick gist of Quantum Physics where with a wormhole, you can bend space and time.
She was so impressed with him but he told her that he might have been given by this talent by God but He took something from him in return. So in reality is just ordinary person that can teleport. He also mentioned that Qi Tian has talent as well. She can predict the future but this was damaging her health and she needed a healer.
Shuang Shuang immediately volunteered to help look fo the missing healer.
This did it for Qi Xun, he can’t help but give her a long, very lonnnnng kiss.
Back at the office, everything went back to normal but Qi Xun seemed to have truly fallen in love with Shuang Shuang. It brings him joy just to be able to look at her picture in his mobile phone. Awww
This is such a cute episode. They are officially going out together and they have plenty of skinship. She kissed him just after he brushed his teeth. He then asked her to shave his face, which ended in him kissing her and rolled around in bed.
But at work, Shuang Shuang wanted to keep their relationship a secret but Qi Xun was not too happy especially when he heard that she described him as just an ordinary friend.
Qi Tian had another episode when she was out with Shi Lang buying roses. She hurt her finger with a thorny flower which drew blood and then she then fainted.
Poor Kun Lan texted Shuang Shuang that he made a feast for her and that she should come home immediately but she was just too focused on Qi Xun to answer her phone.
He Zhengchang is hell-bent on revenge. He kidnapped Shuang Shuang’s father and beat him up. He wants to know the whereabouts of Xun Xie, who was the mother os Shuang Shuang.
Zhengchang had a doppelganger brother who looked after him. Both brothers have incurable disable. The elder brother, though he was just 30 at that time 7 years ago, looked more like he was in his 60s. He was aging so fast, just like their father before them.
Every day, the brother would go and knocked at Xun Xie’s house to beg her to cure his younger brother. She doesn’t need to bother with him.
Xun Xie said that it was not that she does not want to cure them, she just can’t.
In the end, she died in a fire. Who killed her? it is yet to be revealed.
Anyway, Zhengchang seemed to have survived because of medicine that he had concocted himself. Yet, he was out for revenge, targeting the whole family of Xun Xie.
After beating up Shuang Shuang’s dad, he left him near a hospital.
The hospital then called Shuang Shuang.
Shuang Shuang was really worried about her dad but at the same time wary that she gets sucked into his obsessive way of protecting her.
Kun Lan was with her to see her father. Her father wanted her to come nearer but Shuang Shuang refused.
Shuang Shuang was scared. She told him that she can’t go through being locked up in a box.
Her sad story was heard by Qi Xun, who was waiting for her with a tight hug.
In the end, Kun Lan assured her father that he will look after her, he will be her protector.
Her father got more bitter and worried upon hearing that Kun Lan belongs to the Kun family who was supposed to protect his wife.
Shuang Shuang and her father finally made up. She remembered that he was really good to her in his own way. It must have been hard to bring her up alone after her mother died.
Kun Lan was also able to convince the father that he is able to look after Shuang Shuang.
It was Shuang Shuang’s birthday. Everyone seemed to know except her.
Shuang Shuang’s father found her in a tight embrace with Qi Xun. As it was Shuang Shuang’s birthday he invited them, including Kun Lan to a hotpot dinner.
They got talking about the father’s background as a painter.
He told them that he was just about to open his exhibition of all his paintings when Luo Bao, his business partner, had stolen every single one of them.
He said that he was particularly sorry to have missed a painting of a girl by the lake.
Both Qi Xun and Kan Lun offered to help get back the painting.
They went to Liu Bao. After tickling him he told them that the painting was in his van.
Qi Xun got in there first and found the painting and realised that lady was Xue Xie, his sister’s healer. He then pondered that since her mother is gone, then Shuang Shuang must be the new healer.
At that time, his crazy sister, Qi Tian was day-dreaming of marrying Kan Lun but he appeared to be crying.
She then saw that he was not attending a wedding but a funeral, her funeral.
She was so upset, she fell on the swimming pool.
At that time Shuang Shuang with Kan Lun had just arrived and saw her falling.
They got her back from the pool almost lifeless.
Shuang Shuang gave her a CPR, including a mouth to mouth resuscitation. As Qi Tian was becoming alert, Shuang Shuang fell into a dead faint.
Qi Xun realised that Shuang Shuang is a healer, the healer who they have been looking for to cure Qi Tian.
Shuang Shuang’s father found out about what had occurred and told her to rest for a few days.
When he found that she was on the phone to Qi Xun, the father went absolutely mental, even Kan Lun was rather shocked to find him going overboard, almost turning violent.
When the father calmed down, he recounted how his wife really died.
Apparently, Zhengchang brother came to beg his wife to cure his family, who suffers from an incurable disease.
The mother couldn’t really help as Zhengchang’s family are not the ‘talented’. She could not really explain this to Zhengchang’s brother, who took the inability of the mother to help as a form of a slight, a snub to his lowly family.
The brother, as revenge, burned the house with him and Shuang Shuang’s mother still inside.
That’s how the father became wary of anyone approaching them.
Kun Lan also added that it is probable that Qi Xun approached her for her abilities rather than an attraction to her personally. As proof, he reminded her that did Qi Xun bring her to her old house where her mother died to test that she was a healer?
Despite all these talks, she still firmly believed in Qi Xun.
She had to hear the truth from him. Shuang Shuang quickly left the house to go to Qi Xun.
Qi Xun was missing her but feeling guilty of what he might have to ask her for his sister’s sake.
I think the sister is babied too much, too indulged. They should sit her down and seriously tell her not to use her power for her romantic desires. Tell her to go out there and mingle with boys. Every time she uses her power she loses a bit of herself which weakens her. But does she learn? No.
Anyway, Lan Shing was with Qi Xun and telling him that they should use the healer, who they have been looking for like eternity.
Qi Xun was reluctant at first despite Lan Shing asking him whether he wanted his sister cured or not.
Anyway, Qi Xun and Lan Shing was drinking brandy, neat, and was getting drunk when Shuang Shuang party heard what they were talking about.
It sounded that her father and Kan Lun were right all along that Qi Xun was just using her because she can help his sister.
Qi Xun was devastated when he realised that Shuang Shuang heard and misinterpreted what were said.
Poor Shuang Shuang.
Shuang Shuang and Qi Xun have not spoken as she was really upset while Qi Xun’s effort to contact her is being thwarted by both the father and Kan Lun.
Zhengcheng has now injected some chemicals into a probiotic drink that Shuang Shuang drank while blissfully imagining Qi Xun.
Shuang Shuang was about to leave with her father for somewhere where no one knows about them. She left the protective ring of Kun Lan as well.
While she was walking with her father, she kept feeling disorientated and then eventually fainted. She was taken to the hospital by her father.
The security at the hospital was very lax. Shengcheng was able to get to her by pretending to be her doctor. For a few days Shuang Shuang was out of it until one morning she came out of her ‘comatose’ state. She seemed to have the ability to self-heal which puzzled and annoyed the thwarted Shengcheng.
At the hospital. she met another patient who was just a boy. The boy is very upset and rather suicidal.
Shuang Shuang stopped him from jumping off the rooftop. He said that because of his illness, his parents have abandoned him. The only one who cares for him was sister Shen.
Right on cue, sister Cue was there. As Sister Shen and Shuang Shuang shook hands, they both feel something.
Sister Shen is a healer and she has that ability to encourage one to spill one’s secret.
Before she knows it, Shuang Shuang was spilling her guts out. She was telling Sister Shen about her aborted love affair with Qi Xun. She told her that she was not sure whether Qi Xun loves her for herself or because she was a healer.
Shuang Shuang was well enough to go home and therefore missed Qi Xun, Kun Lan, Qi Tian and Shi Lang who came to find her at the hospital.
Qi Xun met with Sister Shen. They shook hands and immediately he knew she was a healer.
Unfortunately, Shuang Shuang and her father had gone.
Qi Xun continued to roam the street hoping to find Shuang Shuang until he got a text from Sister Shen giving an address as Shuang Shuang would be there.
Qi Xun arrived at the place but he found Sister Shen in a bathrobe. He told her to put something decent on.
They were having dinner when Sister Shen started seducing him. Asking why does he like Shuang Shuang?
Has Sister Shen have a hidden agenda? Was she helping Shuang Shuang to ascertain that Qi Xun is true to her?
Who is Sister Shen Tong? Is she perhaps Shuang Shuang’s mother in another body?
Shen Tong , though helping Shuang Shuang, is also secretly seducing Qi Xun.
Anyway, Shaung Shaung is back working at MIST.
Qi Tian took a chance! She told Kun Lan that she likes him.
He was very surprised at how forward she was.
She said that she dreams of him and in it, he likes her too.
Kun Lan told her rather bluntly to stop dreaming as he will never like her.
She just smiled.
Qi Xun and Shi Lang can’t find much information about Shen Ton, who continues to flirt with Qi Xun.
Qi Xun met up with Shen Tong to ask her if she was really a healer and if she can really help his sister.
Shen Tong said that she will answer him if he kisses her first.
Qi Xun just can’t do it.
Meanwhile, Shuang Shuang was having dinner Kun Lan.
Kun Lan confessed to her that he likes far more than just a protector to her. That it was her fault that she made him adore her so much.
Shuang Shuang was starting to panic which Kun Lan noticed. To make her less uncomfortable, he burst out laughing and made it confession like it was just a joke.
Shuang Shuang received a couple of packages at work which frightened her. Qi Xun was there to help but the situation ended up ridiculously funny as the second box was full of sanitary napkins.
Shuang Shuang noticed that she was being followed while on her way home. She hid and then attack her stalker with her handbag but found that it was Qi Xun who was following her.
Shuang Shuang and Qi Xun made up after having a drinking bout.
Shuang Shuang confessed to Qi Xun that she likes him while Qi Xun apologised wholeheartedly. And they really felt really loved by each other.
In the office the next day, Xi Qun wanted to buy Shuang Shuang a gift and took Wan Tian to help with the choosing the present.
Unfortunately Wan Tian mistook it as Qi Xun finally showing some interest in her.
In a birthday party arranged for her by her colleague, feeling giddy with happiness, she confessed her feelings to Qi Xun.
Qi Qun felt uncomfortable and said that there can never be more between because they are like to machine, they function and that it is.
Wan Tian then asked if it is because of Shuang Shuang, Qi Xun readily said yes.
Wan Tian what is Shuang Shuang to him.
Qi Xun said, “She is my heart.” ahhhhh
Episode 19 – 20
Poor Wan Tian’s confession was a disaster and it was her birthday too. She left her own party and had a good cry in the rain.
The next day, she can’t help taking out her pain and sorrow on Shuang Shuang.
Shuang Shuang went into the movies and watch The Notebook. They were both embarrassed watching the torrid scenes but in the end, they went with the flow and kissed their faces off. 🙂
Shengcheng is out of control. He emotionally blackmails the girl working for MIST to help him upload an apps to monitor Shuang Shuang’s phone. He can then hear Shuang Shuang’s evert movement including when she was in the hospital with her father helping a terminal boy to pack his stuff to move to another hospital.
Shengcheng used the time to kidnap Shuang Shuang’s father and then her.
Shuang Shuang and her father were drenched in petrol by Zhengcheng ready to be burnt.
Qi Xun, meanwhile, was getting weaker and weaker after teleporting from place to place to find Shuang Shuang.
Finally, he found Shuang Shuang and her father at a very crucial moment when Zheng Cheng was about to light them with a burning torch.
But Qi Xun was too weak to beat up the deranged Zheng Cheng.
The girl working for MIST who was helping Zheng Cheng suddenly appeared and stopping him from hurting Qi Xun.
Qi Xun suddenly realised that he had was there when Shuang Shuang’s mother, Xun Xue, died.
Qi Xun started recounting the event that happened many years ago. He was in a car with his mother and father when it crashed. For the first time, he used his fledging power to get out from the car and teleported almost on the feet of Xun Xue, who gave him the kiss of life. She then took him back to the cottage where a young Shuang Shuang was waiting.
She was boiling a kettle when she fainted and the bamboo window blinds caught on fire.
The fire grew rapidly.
At that moment, ZhengCheng brother turned up. He immediately takes control and took little Shuang Shuang out first, followed by a sleepy Qi Xun. When he returned to rescue Xun Xue the fire had really taken over the whole cottage. Xun Xue, being a healer disintegrated into small bits in front of the brother, who was trapped and died in the fire.
Even with this declaration, Zhengcheng refuses to believe and still vent on burning Shuang Shuang with her father. With renewed adrenalin, Qi Xun runs into the Shuang Shuang and her father and teleported with them.
Shen Tong is dying. She recounted her story. She is a talented rather than a healer.
When she was in college, she fell in love for the first time. The boyfriend was a good man, they were happy together and love being just going out together by themselves.
One day while they were out and about, her boyfriend collapsed and died of a heart attack. She had never forgotten him.
After his death, she started helping in hospice and that’s how she met a boy with a weak heart.
Anyway, she knew that her life is ending. She arranged for her heart to be donated to the boy she had grown very close with. He was like a brother to her.
Qi Tian had another episode where she saw in a dream that her living is in exchange for Shuang Shuang’s life.
Shuang Shuang is her healer and a healer’s life diminishes as she helps a talented.
Kun Lan has finally given up on Shuang Shuang. He left her alone telling her that his personal feeling for her was affecting how he looks after her as her protector.
He knew that she has a better protector now on Qi Xun.
Qi Xun had proposed to her to start a family with him. While he is happily loved up with Qi Xun, Qi Tian is …
Seriously, Qi Tian’s character is the most infuriating. She knew that every time she looks into the future and uses her power, she becomes weaker or a little bit of her dies. And yet she kept looking until she exhausted all her lifeline and the only thing to save her is to find the healer that would sacrifice her all energy/life for her.
The healer was Shuang Shuang.
Qi Xun went to Shuang Shuang to persuade her to help cure his immature sister.
Rightly so, Shuang Shuang’s father did not take too kindly to Qi Xun coming round to get Shuang Shuang; to exchange her own life for Qi Tian. The father told Qi Xun that his wife died for him already, wasn’t that enough?
Qi Xun surrendered to the logic of it.
Episode 24 – Final
It is the end and I have to say it was a bit lackluster.
Anyway, Qi Tian died but she had a convoluted plan of action to make her brother feel not too sad. She pretended that she married Shi Lang and then are having an extended honeymoon around the world. Shi Lang had been sending postcards of photos of him and Qi Tian posing in some of the landmarks of the world to Qi Xun.
Shi Lang is being helped by Kun Lan.
Qi Xun was near breaking point because deep down he knew his sister is gone.
After coming to terms with what happened, he went back to Shuang Shuang, who at first was annoyed at Qi Xun for having abandoned her. But their love is so deep and total.
Shengcheng was praying to Buddha and looked lighter and more at peace.
The surprise ending was a possible happy ending for Wan Tian as well.
She was about to interview an intern architect who happens to be the spitting image of Qi Xun. She was enamored!