Chinese Drama 2019
Another Me (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)
- Genre: Friendship, Rivalry, Love Triangle, Youth
- Release Date: 22 July 2019
- Origin: China, Drama remake of the film, SoulMate
- Cdrama: 53 Episodes
- Chen Du Ling as Qi Yue
- Shen Yue as An Sheng
- Dylan Xiong as Su Jia Ming
- Zhou Ting Wei as Han Dong
- Leon Leong as Jiu Yue
- Li Yi Nan as Ah Pan
- ??? as Xutian
- ??? as Xunlei – Qi Yue’s dorm roommate
Chen Du Ling and Shen Yue have big boots to fill.
Looking forward to this drama and to the return of Shen Yue to television drama.
It started well. Shen Yue and Chen Du Ling look good and they do have chemistry, very believable as friends.
Anyway, An Sheng is a troubled teenager and high schooler. She is from a single-family, where her mother holds a very hectic job as a television producer. She had no time for the normal, standard parenting.
This was the reason why Ansheng was acting up at school. She was always late, playing truant and causing trouble.
One rainy day, Qi Yue was waiting for the rain to stop but it just wouldn’t. No one wanted to share or lend an umbrella with her.
Then out of nowhere, a rainbow coloured umbrella was given to her unceremoniously but a girl.
Qi Yue noticed that the girl was the infamous An Sheng.
The next day, she was stopped on her track by the vice-principal. Qi Yue thought he was shouting at her but he was actually telling off An Sheng from being late once again.
Qi Yue went to An Sheng and tried to cover for her but An Sheng told the vice-principal that she did not even know the girl, Qi Yue.
The v-principal told An sheng that she had to prepare a self-analysis/introspection. He then called An Sheng to deliver her reflection of her behaviour during a flag ceremony.
The self-reflection did not go as planned by the v-principal. An Sheng was really trying his patience.
Qi Yue discussed this with her family and then concluded that An Sheng wanted the v-principal to call her mother for a meeting.
Qi Yue said that she had a plan on how to make this happen.
She helped An sheng set up a collection of porn videos to sell by the school ground where the vice principal was going to be passing by.
It worked like a dream. An Sheng’s mother was summoned to the school.
An Sheng could not be happier and told her mother that she wanted to be with her.
Her mother understood her but she needed to work so she can make a living and send An Sheng to school.
In the end, she understood her mother. Qi Yue helped her a great deal and promised that she will always be with An Sheng forever.
Now it was An Sheng to help Qi Yue with her love life.
Qi Yue has a crush on the school genius, Jia Ming.
Jia Ming is extremely popular not only for his intellect but because he is gorgeous and courteous as well.
Unfortunately, it was not really easy to get close with him as he was always surrounded by girls.
But An Sheng told Qi Yue not to worry.
An Sheng and Qi Yue had to think of a campaign to make Qi Yue be noticed by Jia Ming. To make Jia Ming intrigued.
An Sheng proceeded to stalk Jia Ming and compiled his dos and don’ts as well as his habits and schedule.
She then told Qi Yue to write love letters to Jia Ming and she will deliver them herself.
It work too, before too long Jia Ming was going out with Qi Yue.
But there was something about An Sheng that seemed to captivate him. An Sheng is vibrant compared to the quiet beauty of Qi Yue.
Qi Yue had an inkling about this as well because when she had an argument with An Sheng, she said that Jia Ming is in love with An Sheng not with her. She realised that the letters were really from An Sheng to Jia Ming as An Sheng used to edit the letters to make them for exciting.
An Sheng though felt sometimes that since Qi Yue had started dating Jia Ming, she had no time for An Sheng anymore.
An Sheng though was not too sad for long as she is a boy magnet. The son of the vice principal wanted to go out with her (I thought he was quite cute)
But like the film, An Sheng ended up going out with a musician.
Qi Yue’s hardworking dad was having trouble at work. He was being blamed for fraudulent activities with the monies of the workers.
This drama is really enjoyable.
Episode 3 – 4
Qi Yue’s family life became overly hectic after her father was used by his company as a scapegoat for defrauding their employees.
The employees went to Qi Yue’s house and they started making a scene which turned rather violent and causing Qi Yue’s kindly grandfather to get hit in the head with a brick.
Qi Yue was so stressed and frightened for her grandfather.
An Sheng took matter into her own hands to make sure that Qi Yue sits her National College Entrance Examination. She edited a force recording of the grandfather, who sadly passed away, wishing Qi Yue to do well in her exam.
With all the coming and going to hospital and back, An Sheng missed the NCEE herself.
Her only option was to repeat a year and then take the exam.
An Sheng did not relish repeating so she said her goodbyes to Qi Yue’s family and decided to go touring with Ah Pan.
Qi Yue and Jia MIng saw An Sheng and Ah Pan to the station. It was there that Qi Yue noticed that An Sheng was wearing a pendant that belonged to Jia MIng.
An Sheng knew than Qi Yue noticed it but they both said nothing.
Qi Yue went on a holiday with Jia Ming. The aircon in her hotel room was broken and knocked on Jia Ming which was next room to hers. She ended up spending the night in his arms but nothing else but they are getting really closer.
An Sheng had another bust-up with Ah Pan. It got rather physical and she ended up knocking her head against a wall causing some blood spurts all over her face.
She called Qi Yue to inform her that she was on her way to see her.
She ended up staying a few nights in Qi Yue’s dorm.
Whenever Qi Yue was with An Sheng and Jia Ming she becomes rather vigilant in watching Jiaming.
She saw the still fresh wound in An sheng head which made her and Jia Ming rather worried.
But when Ah Pan came to look for An Sheng, An Sheng went back with him.
Qi Yue worked as an assistant in the university library. And it was here were she was spotted by Xutian who fell in love at first sight with her.
Xutian comes from a well off family. He became rather devoted to Qi Yue, buying her breakfast, lunch and snacks and gifts.
He was truly devoted to her.
When Qi Yue got sicked, her dorm roommate, Xunlei, contacted Xutian to take Qi Yue to the hospital instead of Jia Ming who can’t be contacted.
He was always at Qi Yue’s beck and call that Jia Ming started to get jealous.
Jia MIng had been secretly checking on An Sheng. He got worried when he found Ah Pan had deleted his Weibo account.
They tried to contact An Sheng but she was incommunicado.
An Sheng was back again and this time she was dumped by Ah Pan.
Ah Pan saw how much An Sheng was working for both of them. He had an attack of conscience so without telling her he packed his bags and just up and left.
An Sheng felt uneasy being with Qi Yue and her friends as she feels she was a poor relative, depending on everything from Qi Yue.
To make some cash, An Sheng got herself a job as an art model, which involved being nude or partially clothed.
Qi Yue went mental when she found out and forced An Sheng to give it up.
Then ended up having a massive fight which drove An Sheng to leave.
She called Jia MIng to get her a train ticket back to Xi’an, where she feels more comfortable as the place had become familiar to her.
Before she left, Jia Mng asked her if she ever went to his house back when they were in high school.
An Sheng denied it but of course she did to deliver the love letters from Qi Yue. At one time, she was almost caught by Jiaming. He just saw her retreating back but it was enough for him to develop something for her.
Anyway, Jiaming was asked by his professor to work with his seniors who were already doing their post-graduate studies. This was actually what he wanted to do and what his mom instructed him to achieve.
He asked Qi Yue for her permission which she gave but she was not told how busy he would get.
He became too busy to see much of Qi Yu.
Xunlei started planting doubts ito Qi Yue regarding whether Jiaming was really busy in the school lab or somewhere else.
Anyway, Ansheng had found herself a job as a billboard painter as well a night work as a bar hostess complete with a platinum blonde wig.
Jiaming was really pushing it with Qi Yue. He would cancel their plans at the last minute or just leave suddenly during a date.
Qi Yue became suspicious when she received a text from Jiaming which was meant for his female senior.
Qi Yue went to the lab to see if Jiaming was indeed working hard or somewhere else.
Jiaming was in the lab. He was forced to call his senior to allay Qi Yu’s suspicion.
Despite the senior calmly saying that Jiaming was really busy in the lab and that there was nothing between them, Qi Yue still walked out in a huff.
Jiaming had had enough and tried to unload his burden to An Sheng. He told her that his relationship with Qi Yue was a mistake from the beginning.
An Sheng went mad. She told off Jiaming. She told him to kiss and make up with Qi Yue.
Xunlei, Qi Yue’s dorm roommate was inciting her to take action against Jiaming and An Sheng who she believed was doing the dirty on Qi Yue behind her back.
Han Dong had taken the habit of going to the bar to have a drink with An Sheng. On time. An Sheng took a photo of their hands together.
An Sheng sent the photo to Qi Yue with a caption that she had a new boyfriend.
This seemed to have worked as Qi Yue and Jia Ming made up.
An Sheng was surprised by somebody following her late at night from work. It turned out that it was the seventeen-year-old Jiu Yue who came to seek her support to convince his parents to allow him to study art.
In the end, the parents were mollified when Ansheng told him to say that he wanted to study architecture.
Jiamiang wanted to buy Qi Yue an engagement ring but was shocked with how much they cost.
He was ecstatic when he finished his apps for snatching tickets, which allow procurement tickets for concerts, films, travel, etc.
It was a popular apps which got the attention of a travel agency. They offered to buy it off from Jiaming for 60K yen.
He sold it immediately without researching the buyer or any possible repercussion towards him.
With the money, he told Qi Yue to prepare for a family holiday in Sanya.
They were just about to travel when a carload of police officers came to arrest Jiaming for use of the illegal network.
Apparently the agency he sold his software to, had exploited the apps, which is against society.
The end result was that Jiaming parents had to beg the university not to expel Jiaming. But the even bigger problem was that he got excluded from the computer research he was originally part of.
Jiaming’s future suddenly became bleak. All his anchor at university had suddenly been taken away.
An Sheng went back to Ningbo to see her mother, whom she heard had taken ill.
Jiaming heard about it too and asked An Sheng if she wanted him to go with her to see her mother.
An Sheng turned him down rather aggressively, telling him that she was nothing to him and he to her.
At home, An Sheng met her mother, who she found collapsed the next morning near the kitchen.
When her mother came to, she quickly assured An Sheng that she was ok.
Wint Qi Yue, who was also back at Ningbo, Ansheng and her mother did some extreme sport.
They were making memories. An Sheng with her mother and Qi Yue went paragliding.
Ansheng was scared at first but she quickly got used to it and really enjoyed it.
When they were back at Ansheng’s house, Jia Ming was there waiting. Though it became rather uncomfortable being Qi Yue was there, the mother invited Jia Ming to stay for supper.
When Qi Yue went home, Jia Ming stayed outside the house wanted to speak to Ansheng.
Ansheng was just on her way out but her mother prevented her from meeting Jia Ming outside. Her mother quickly told An Sheng about an affair she had with a married man who was really to leave his wife and children for her. This was five years ago, she tried to meet the wife accidentally and realised how nice she was and she felt mean destroying a relationship, a family.
If Ansheng would end up with Jiaming, Ansheng will not only lose Qi Yue but Qi Yue’s family. It is not worth it.
Ansheng listened to her mother, she locked herself in her room, crying her eyes out.
The next day, Ansheng’s mother did a major shopping spree for Ansheng. Clothes, shoes and accessories.
Her mother advised her that in this world, you can only take care of yourself.
AnSheng begged her mother not to leave her again, she will look for a job and be the one to look after her mother.
But the next morning, her mother bids the still sleeping Ansheng goodbye.
It was Jia Ming and Qi Yue’s meet the parents’ dinner. The parents were having problems agreeing with the betrothal gifts, who will buy the house for the young couple, etc.
Jia Ming became so stressed with the wedding talk and wedding preparation that he asked Qi Yue to micro-managed it herself.
Ansheng was a bit upset when she found out that Jia Ming and Qi Yue had actually set the date for their wedding.
Unfortunately, Jia Ming began to have cold feet especially when his senior sister at university was surprised that he would tie himself down when he had not had the freedom to see the world or carve his niche yet. She told him that he should explore every avenue to find his future.
Another worry for him was that Qi Yue was not into saving. She tried to book a rather grand location which would cost the family 80K.
He was a job interview when she called him incessantly. He lost his concentration and did not get the job.
Jia Ming finally found a job but the offer was to work in Kenya, Africa.
Qi Yue unintentionally answered his phone when the job offer came. She then forgot to tell Jai Ming about it.
Jia Ming went really mental and told Qi Yue that he wanted to break up.
Jia Ming immediately went to Xian to speak to An Sheng, who was at that time was painting the side of a building under the sun. She had heat stroke and fainted.
When she woke up, Jia Ming was there taking care of her and would not leave.
They had a comfortable time when there was a knock on the door.
It was, of course, Qi Yue.
She immediately noticed the necklace Ansheng was wearing. It was the jade necklace she heard Jia Ming telling Ansheng being his most treasured necklace, He had it since forever and he was giving it to Ansheng as a talisman so that she will feel that he was always with her. This necklace giving happened many years ago when they visited a Buddha cave where Qi Yue hanged back because of tiredness with the uphill trek. But she saw later the tender moment between Ansheng and Jia Ming. She never mentioned it.
She forcefully grabbed the necklace from Ansheng’s neck, who soon left to give the two time to talk.
Hours later, they got a call from A Pan telling them that he had to bring An Sheng to the hospital when he found her unconscious on the step.
Jia MIng told Qi Yue that he will look after Ansheng.
Jiu Yue is all grown up. He is studying architecture but chose to intern in the press agency of Heilongyan to work alongside his sister, Qi Yue and An Sheng.
Their first project is a fashion show highlighting the jewellery of Love & Love.
The preparation was hectic and it became almost chaotic on the day of the show when a paparazzi got in pretending to be the building cleaner.
The papz was able to take photos of a top model who was having an affair with a married director of Love & Love.
Staff including Ansheng, Qi Yue and Han Dong were scrabbling to find the papz.
In the end Qi Yue found the man and was having a fight with him when Han Dong appeared. They managed to get the photos and also put the fear of god at the papz.
For the first time, Qi Yue had a real look at Han Dong and like what she saw.
The actress caught in the act of canoodling with the dirty director complained that the staff was very lax with their security. She wanted Ansheng to be fired.
Qi Yue came barging in and told the actress that she was a dirty bitch. She would have not had a problem if she came to work rather than give a director a blow job. So it was her own lax moral that got her into trouble.
The actress went mental and wanted Qi Yue to be fired as well but Ansheng said that she will MAKE sure that there would be no dirty photo that would ever come up from that afternoon. It was in fact a warning that if the actress creates a bigger fuzz, her career as an actress and singer is over because her pictures would be all over social media and Director Xu’s career will also be tarnished.
It was Xu Tian’s mother 50th and his father had not appeared to celebrate it with his mother. Instead, he saw the expensive bag meant as a gift to his mother was appropriated by the actress mistress.
Xu Tian can’t take it anymore and went to see the father, who had the actress clinging to his randy old sod of a father.
His mother was all forgiving and told him that he was grateful that despite their secret divorce of many years he would still there to support.
XuTian realised how dysfunctional his family was so he went to Qi Yue and proposed to her so he can live happily ever after with her, his quiet and gentle Qi Yue.
Unfortunately, Qi Yue had another man on her radar. She was attracted to Han Dong and it looks like it is mutual.
Ansheng was in denial that she had also fallen for Han Dong but Boss Jia told her that she was deluding herself. Ansheng is clearly besotted with Han Dong herself.
Qi Yue is a vixen, she goes for what she wanted and her prey was Han Dong who did not stand a chance. Qi Yue pretended that she forgot her house keys and her brother was due to come over between 8-9pm so she had to while away her time.
Han Dong had to invite her to have dinner with him. They had crab dinner and he was all caring and sharing and deshelled the crab for her.
Qi Yu was treated like a princess and can’t wait to tell Ansheng, who was so depressed and curled in an empty bathtub.
And that was not the end of her labour, she was asked by Han Dong to find out the next big project of Boss Jia.
So when Qi Yue came to stay the night at Ansheng’s apartment, Ansheng took the opportunity to copy a file Qi Yue was working on.
Jia Ming is back. He went to Qi Yue’s mother and father with bags of gifts and apologies. He sounded sincere so in the end, they told him where Qi Yue was.
She went to meet a client with Han Dong which went successfully. Han Dong broached the topic of his plan of starting his own company. An Sheng will be a part of it as she was his disciple but he also mentioned that they should also ask Qi Yue because she is clever and intuitive.
Ansheng was speechless.
Han Dong took Qi Yue to a filming studio as her script was used for the infomercial. The actress hired would not continue on with the shooting because she thinks that the script was daft.
She was making song and dance about not doing it anymore unless the script was rewritten.
Qi Yue suddenly stood up and saying the script is based on a real story about two college students who were inundated with school works and activities they had not time to be really together but grab every available time that they can be together. And the most wonderful time was just being together just chilling, doing nothing. That might be boring but that was the reality of college life.
Qi Yue told it so clearly, the actress loved it and blamed the director for not being able to explain it.
They were about to leave the set as filming was over but the stress level got so high, the men started fighting and ruining the film set.
Han Dong had left Qi Yue in the car and when he got back, she was fast asleep. He was falling for her calmness and cleverness.
When he got her home, he was unwilling to let her go and was so tender with her. Qi Yue leaned over and gave him a kiss.
In the morning, An Sheng excitedly left coffee with a QR code for Han Dong.
She then went to her breakfast appointment with Qi Yue, who had confessed that she had fallen in love with Han Dong and they kissed.
An Sheng quickly returned to the office and took back the coffee with a QR code of her own confession to Han Dong. 🙁
Poor Ansheng. She was feeling redundant. Handong told her to buy herself a second hand car for the 200,000Y he gave her.
She doesn’t really feel like getting a car. She wanted to be busy at work but Han Dong said everything is under control and would not let her do anything.
When she asked if she could go to the film studio. He said the studio said that he could go by himself.
She later found out that Qi Yue was asked to go with Handong.
Ansheng asked Jiu Yue if love is also first come first serve?
Ansheng met Jiaming in the bar.
Jia Ming said that he had come back to propose to Qi Yue but he thinks he might be too late because Qi Yue met a better man.
An Sheng encourages him though to at least see and have a talk with Qi Yue.
It seems it was really too late because in the middle of the dinner Qi Yue walked out. JIa Ming said that it was useless to get back together with Qi Yue because she was hotly in love.
Ansheng confessed to Han Dong.
Han Dong apologised to An sheng for not noticing her feelings. He reminded him of the variables he was talking about that corraboration last longer than love. He enjoys love but does not really need true love.
But he did feel guilty because deep down he knew he led her own as a recompense he over-promote her which did not go down too well with her.
Ansheng convince Jia Ming to not give up with Qi Yue.
So everyone helped Jiaming to arrange a romantic proposal for Qi Yue.
Everyone was chanting Marry Him, Marry Him but all a sudden a lone voice said loudly Don’t marry him.
It was Handong who then said to Jia Ming “If you really loved her you wouldn’t have ditched the wedding.”
Awww Qi Yue is not really that Miss Innocent. He used Jia Ming to make Handong jealous and proprietorial.
Ansheng confessed everything to Qi Yue but what she got was a slap from Qi Yue who said that Ansheng was just jealous because she likes Han Dong as well.
Ansheng then gave her notice to Han Dong.
Handong said to Ansheng that he thought they will be friends for life and that she had Qi Yue had a strong relationship. He did say that if Ansheng ever needed him in the future she only has to contact him.
Ansheng was like a demented hen. She was determined to separate Qi Yue from Handong even if it meant getting Handong into a lot of trouble.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!