I Hear You (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)
- Genre: Modern, Romance, Reality Tv Drama, Comedy,
- Release Date: 28 January 2019
- Origin: China; Based on a web novel by Shi Xiao Zha called The Most Pleasant Thing To Hear
- CDrama: 24 Episodes
- Zhao Lusi as Bei Er Duo
- Riley Wang Yilun as Ye Shuwei
- Yuan Hao as Yu Sheng (Nephew)
- Zhang Jiong Min as Le Tian
- Zhuo Ning as Li Zi
Quick Precis: A musical genius meets a goofy energetic girl in a romantic reality tv show.
Bei Er Duo is a 23-year-old woman who desperately wanted to become a Koe Girl. She dreams of going to Japan to study voice-overs and become a voice actress for her favourite cartoon characters.
Anyway, she was persuaded by her friend Li Zi to partner someone tall and handsome in reality tv and be the pseudo-love interest.
The guy is Shuwei, 27 years old, is a genius musician from an affluent musical family. He just came back from Italy after studying violin. He is now the owner of a shop specialising in high-end violins.
Shuwei was begged by his nephew who was the reality tv producer to join his new show. Yu Sheng used every emotional blackmail he could think of.
Finally, Shuwei agreed provided that Yu Sheng tells him the hidden sound from a disc he gave him.
Yu Sheng at first was reluctant because no way in hell can he guess the answer.
He was complaining about this to Li Zi, who had an amazing idea.
She called Bei Er Duo to listen to the disc. This was, of course, inspired because who better than a voice-over artist who can listen and know the littlest sound?!!!
Yu Sheng went back to Shuwei who was surprised that he got the correct answer. Having lost the bet he now had to participate in reality tv.
Bei ER Dou and Shuwei appeared on the stage and they were both awkward, almost antithesis to the lovers that they were supposed to be.
After some uncomfortable moments, Shuwei rescued the situation by pulling Er Duo next to him and showed a bit of PDA which the public lapped up. Online audience was loving it.
They were trending in Weibo. Even Er Duo’s mother got to find out. She was not happy. She had been telling her mahjong friends that Er Duo is a teacher and will be marrying a rich man. Her friends told her that Er Duo’s boyfriend, Shuwei is just a carpenter.
After the show, Shuwei dropped a bombshell. He said that he cannot continue with the show until ER Dou had apologise to him in public.
Er Dou was flabbergasted! She can’t think of a reason for the apology.
But looking at him, it suddenly clicked that she had met him before.
She was an audition to do a smurf voice-over where Shuwei was one of the judges.
Shuwei was impressed with her performance and recommended her for the job.
She did not know this. She heard someone talking about having gotten the job without even auditioning because she was in a relationship with one of the judges, Er Dou went wild.
She created a scene telling everyone who cared to listen that the company was just wasting their time because even before the audition took place, someone, already got the job. Without knowing everything she had embarrassed Shuwei for recommending a shrew like her.
Er Dou agreed to apologise but Shuwei said it had to be in public and took her to the company where she created athe scene.
When he finally signed the reality tv contract, he used Er Dou’s head as a desk to prop the contract document while he signs.
Li Zi was so annoyed with Shuwei for bullying Er Duo.
Er Duo and Shuwei went on a dinner date. While Shuwei was answering a phone call, an old schoolmate of Er Duo suddenly turned up.
She was the annoying Lu Lu who comes from a rich family. She was rather a bullying woman. She kept touching Er Duo on the head rather roughly. She was pinching and patting Er Duo on the cheeks when Shuwei came back. He quickly removed the woman’s hands which were still firmly clamped on Er Duo’s face.
He then tenderly touched Er Duo’s face and told the woman to not touch Er Duo ever again.
Er Duo introduced Shuwei as her boyfriend much to the shock of the envious Lu Lu seeing that Shuwei looks handsome and prosperous.
As soon as the woman had left Shuwei was back to being cold.
It was the first couple challenge which will be held in a fairground.
Er Duo picked the challenge of going through the horror house. She was excited as she said she had never been.
They were just by the doorway when Er Duo was catatonic with fright, she was so over-acting that even the ‘ghost’ said that she had not done anything yet.
As they progressed into the horror house the more Er Duo got terrified that in the end, she jumped into Shuwei’s arms.
They also had to go to a dance class where they had to do the waltz. While they were dancing they accidentally bumped lips together. They were both shocked and embarrassed.
But not as embarrassed as when Er Duo’s mother came to Li Zi’s agency/work place and started to scream at Er Dou.
When she saw Shuwei, she started on him as well, telling him that he was a no-hoper, being just an ordinary carpenter, who will not amount to anything and not good enough for Er Duo.
Er Duo was mortified but there is no stopping her mother,
But in the end, Yu Sheng who was also there mentioned that if Er Duo leaves at the middle of taping the show, she will be fined 3Million. That ended Er Duo’s mother’s tirade.
There is no stopping Er Duo’s mother aspiration for a rich son-in-law. She immediately arranged for Er Duo to go on a blind date with the arrogant Dr Chen.
Shuwei got a little jealous as he was following Er Duo after he just bought a whole wall of anime toys for her. So cute.
He rescued her from the boring Dr Chen.
Er Duo previously asked Shuwei by text if she could go with him to his school reunion? She had to ask him as she was provoked by Lu Lu into saying that she was going with him.
Shuwei kept Er Duo hanging on for a few days for his answer.
When he finally gave it, Er Duo was confused as she had forgotten all about it. She thought that he was taking her to a hotel room for some nefarious reasons. LOL In the end she remembered and she had a good giggle.
The next couple challenge was archery. Unfortunately, Er Duo was absolutely hopeless with the bow and arrow. They came third which determined what costume they would be wearing during their dance presentation of the waltz.
Er Duo was beautiful as Belle while Shuwei was still cute as the beast in a dragon/unicorn onesie.
After the dance, Shuwei took Er Duo to his class reunion. One of his schoolmate’s girlfriend had it in for Er Duo. She asked Er Duo if Shuwei was her real boyfriend.
This girlfriend was a friend of Lu Lu. As the class reunion was finishing and they were walking out, the girlfriend wickedly stepped on Er Duo’s shoe with her spikey heel, causing pain to Er Duo.
Shuwei quickly took off Er Duo’s shoe and looked at the damage. He then insisted on carrying Er Duo on his back. Aww
Despite this occasional sweetness, their relationship was trending online as being fake.
Li Zi and Yu Sheng thought of a damage limitation by making Er Duo and Shuwei check in a hot spring as a couple. There they played lovey-dovey for the journalists watching their every move.
Li Zi and Er Dou had a bit of a girlie chat by the pool.
Er Dou was playing a prank on Li Zi by pretending to drown. But it did not have the decided effect as the person that came running to rescue her was Shuwei.
He got so annoyed and went off in a huff when he found out that Er Dou was just pretending.
Yu Sheng who was with Li Zi, smirked when both Li Zi and Er Dou showed concern for the very irritated Shuwei. Yu Sheng said, “He hides his heart with anger.”
Dr Chen had been joining the internet trolls who were saying that Shuwei had a fake relationship with Er Dou.
Dr Chen mentioned that he was out on a blind date with Er Dou just a couple of days ago.
Yu Sheng begged Shuwei to let Er Dou move in with him to show that they are already cohabiting.
Shuwei was very reluctant at first but he did consent in the end.
Er Dou moved in and she was surprised how clinical the house was as if no one was living in it.
They cannot decide how to organise things to show that they are living together.
Two vloggers came to see how Er Dou and Shuwei as a cohabiting couple. They were put through under a microscope. It was only when they found a used packet of condom in the bedroom bin that the vloggers finally believed that Er Dou and Shuwei were in a real relationship.
The vloggers were just leaving when Le Tian suddenly appeared. He had a crush of Er Dou and wanted to sabotage the make-believe relationship but he cooperated in the end because he knew Er Dou would be upset and annoyed with him.
Shuwei parents came to visit Shuwei and Er Dou. They got along so well.
The mother asked Er Dou to encourage Shuwei to lighten up. Er Dou agreed immediately.
But poor Shuwei contracted flu from food poisoning.
Er Dou showed him her caring side and he began to appreciate her more.
As their relationship seemed to get better, Li Zi is getting hopeless from her one-sided love for the playboy, Yu Sheng, whose current girlfriend is the new office assistant.
Shuwei found out that someone has been sending some threatening items to Bei Er Dou which were covered in blood. This made him feel protective of Er Dou, which is annoying Le Tian.
On their way home, Er Dou went on ahead while Shuwei noticed that they were being followed. He caught the stalker, who turned out to be Lu Lu.
Shuwei called the police to have Lu Lu arrested but Lu Lu countered his complaint with sexual harassment.
The sexual harassment trended online. Bei Er Duo asked Li zi to do some investigating with her to prove Shuwei’s innocence.
They did find a video of what occurred from a cyclist’s black box. Shuwei is in the clear.
Li Zi was running late for a dinner conference. It did not help that Yu Zheng was hurrying her. She crashed her car on the way and ended in the hospital with a fractured arm.
When Yu Zheng got to the hospital, he was alarmed to find Li Zi had been taken to the Emergency Room.
As the doctor needed consent from a relative, Yu Zheng said that he was the patient’s boyfriend. Awww
Shuwei helped Er Dou get over her fear of heights.
Episode 12 – 13
Season 1 of the reality Tv was over and Er Dou moved out of Shuwei’s house.
Poor Li Zi, she was only away from the office for a few days and when she came back the flirty new assistant had already taken over her job and wearing the same diamond necklace given to her by Yu Sheng.
Li Zi told Yu Sheng that she will take a holiday. As she was walking out of the office, she looked at the company name and removed her necklace.
Meanwhile, Er Dou is having the worst time.
Her severance pay from the reality tv was given to her mother who pretended that she was very ill and needed hospitalisation.
Er Dou then found out that her mother was actually got seduced into a pyramid scheme and lost all her money and those of their neighbours.
Er Dou’s saved money for her Japan studies had dwindled. She had to look for part-time jobs which made her so tired and affected her voice-over stints which made her so sad and embarrassed.
Shuwei kept hinting to Er Dou to come back and live with him. Unfortunately, Er Dou was ignoring his hints.
He was desperate to see her, he locked Beethoven, the kitten in his cupboard so Er Dou would come and help him find the cat.
Le Tian confessed to E Duo that he likes her but Er Duo turned him down.
Though he accepted that Er Duo did not like him back as a boyfriend, he accepted it fairly gracefully. However he was not giving up easily.
Season 2 of the reality tv was about to commence. Er Dou moved back at Shuwei’s mansions.
Li Zi was annoyed that the Season 2 has many parts plagiarised from reality tv around the world. The newbie assistant was saying that her ideas will work and will make money.
Li Zi ended up having an argument with the assistant and Yu Sheng failed to back her up.
Li Zi had had enough and decided to resign altogether.
LuLu continues to try and cause strife between Er Dou and Shuwei but it does not work. Shuwei took the pain to explain that there was nothing between him and the exasperating Lu Lu. Er Dou knows that Shuwei is not a cheat and Lu Lu was a lunatic.
Shuwei and Er Dou are getting along fine. Shuwei is becoming friendlier.
Li Zi decided to be more upfront with Yu Sheng and make her feelings official. She went to his apartment but found the assistant with him while he was in the couch drunk.
The assistant said that she was leaving Li Zi to administer to Yu Sheng.
Li Zi confessed that she like him, but all Yu Zheng can say was “I don’t know”
Er Dou’s mother had an accident, she hurt her ankle. Er Dou and Shuwei had to take her to the hospital.
When she was better, Shuwei took her to his mansion. The mother was so surprised that the carpenter is filthy rich. Suddenly she was all for her Er Dou to be with Shuwei. And to encourage them more, she left the mansion as soon as she could so that she does not play the third wheel and give the couple time to bond more.
Li Zi’s love life seems looking up. After she changed job, she became an assistant to a visiting Italian who is fluent in Chinese as well.
Shuwei is becoming frisky. He wanted to snog Er Dou but she was playing hard to get but deep down she’s got a crush on him as well.
Er Dou went for an audition. She was surprised that Shuwei was one of the judges.
LuLu was is the presentor covering the audition. She really had it for Er Duo. She was trying to humiliate Er Duo at every turn.
The Italian was flirting with Li Zi. And the man also happens to know Shuwei and wanted Shuwei to compete with him head to head.
Er Dou was giving advice to Li Zi that foreign men are more upfront with their feelings so just go with the flow.
It was the finals for the reality tv. Er Dou and Shuwei did not win because Shuwei did not show up. What Er Duo did not know at that time was that Shuwei was involved in an accident by trying to save a child who would have been a victim of hit and run.
Shuwei was in an induced coma and Er Dou stayed with him at the hospital.
Everyone visited including LiZi and the Italian.
Yu Sheng also turned up and got rather upset that the Italian seemed rather familiar with Li Zi
Er Duo and Shiwei are officially boyfriend and girlfriend. He took her to watch fireflies 5:15 in the morning.
Li Zi had a heart to heart talk with Yu Sheng. She finally broke it off with him completely.
When you think everything is all romantic, there is another woman in Shuwei’s life. A violinist who has a history with him. She moved into Shuwei’s mansion.
This is a happy ending but it did keep you waiting as it happened on the last two minutes of the story.
Er Duo is now engaged to Shuwei. But the course of true love never did run smooth.
Anyway Er Duo passed the test to go to Japan to study on full scholarship.
While Shuwei has the chance to make his dream come true by going to Italy.
Er Duo can’t really pass up the opportunity to go to Japan and at the same time, she wanted Shuwei to realise his dream.
So rather a sad and painful thing to do, they decided to go their own separate ways.
They both left China on the same day and time. Shuwei went to Italy while Er Duo flew to Japan.
Er Duo started her new life. She was working in a restaurant where she got talking to a Japanese man who had a violin with him.
She told him that she has a boyfriend who was fulfilling his dream in Italy.
Suddenly a voice said, “You are my dream”
Yep Shuwei was there in Japan to see her.