There is so much love being thrown at Love o2o that we thought it would be fun to take a moment and discuss what it is that made this drama so special. So come join The Fangirls as we chat OTP’s, side characters, and what we would want to change if we were in charge. It’s time to jump into everything Love O2O!
WARNING: We will be discussing some spoilers for this drama so do not read further if you have not already watched or are actively avoiding spoilers. For our spoiler free review CLICK HERE!
KMUSE: This story was so unique and fun. I love everything about the online gaming transitioning to real life relationship concept. I think one of the reasons this show was so popular was because it was so relatable to the younger generations. I could see this totally working as a modern day fairytale romance.
CLKYTTA: It really was a modern day fairy tale. I liked the mix of real life and game life in this too.
The OTP (One True Pairing)
CLKYTTA: I loved this couple. He could have been a robot genius, but he wasn’t, and I liked how playful he was. I also really appreciated the dedication that this couple had to each other. Instead of playing all the break up and make up games they *gasp* trusted each other! It was really refreshing to see a strong couple.
KMUSE: I also liked that we didn’t sink into the usual drama makjang that we are so used to. It is one of the joys when watching a show by this writer. The OTP’s confidence in themselves and their skills was also a great aspect of their relationship. It was a nice change from the opposites attract trope.
DRAMAROOKIE: Consistency and Trust. It’s in short supply in dramas and sometimes even real life. The OTP’s refusal to be swayed by gossip and spiteful third parties was a joy to behold.
Our Favorite Side Characters
CLKYTTA: My favorite side character is KO. When he first showed up I was convinced he was going to sabotage the company or something. As his storyline developed, it was obvious why he was so eager to join the company. I was pleasantly surprised that they kept him pretty true to his character in the novel.
KMUSE: I totally have a girl crush on Er Xi. She is just so darn cute and chipper. I loved Er Xi’s character so much that I hope to see the actress who portrayed her get a lead role in the future. Tons of natural charm packed in that tiny body.
DRAMAROOKIE: Er Xi = Adorable. Although it was ridiculous that everyone treated her like an ugly duckling. She’s more than pretty enough to be the lead in her own drama.
Our Favorite Couples
CLKYTTA: Hao Mei and KO were my favorite couple not including our OTP. I loved their romance/bromance. It cracks me up that he won over Hao Mei with food. The way to a man’s heart is truly through his stomach.
KMUSE: I have to agree. Hao Mei and KO were awesome! I loved how KO kept hacking Hao Mei’s computer and switched it from his girlie photos. That is such a couple thing to do (My own husband has been known to sneak into my computer and switch my khottie wallpaper.) I only wish we had more screen time with these two. The negative of China banning gay storylines in entertainment. (CLKYTTA: I was happy that they still alluded to their romance even though we didn’t get the whole story. Love is love, and I’m a sucker for a good love story.)
What We Would Do Different?
CLKYTTA: I’d weed out half of the whole Cao Guang storyline. That was the most boring part for me. It felt like those parts just dragged on and on.
KMUSE: CLKYTTA and I are on the same wavelength. I also would kick Cao Guang’s character out of the show. He was mildly annoying in the beginning but once he joined the online gaming community I got really cranky. Er Xi can definitely do better.
The only other thing I would change is maybe having the leading lady eat a cheesburger now and then to put on some weight. I usually have nothing against actresses wanting to be thin. Is it healthy? No, but it is the way the entertainment industry is. However, Wei Wei really started to look frail around half way through the drama. You know it is bad if the actress visually loses weight between the start and the finish of a show.
CLKYTTA: The weight thing really shocked me because Wei Wei is supposed to be really curvy and famous for eating. It was really worrisome to see this actress so thin, I agree with KMUSE, she looked way too frail.
DRAMAROOKIE: I third that opinion on weight. I hope she wasn’t sick during the drama and just soldiering through!
Would We Recommend This Drama?
CLKYTTA: I would absolutely recommend this drama. It kept my attention all the way through even though Cao Guang bored me. I loved the settings and the characters, it did a good job of going back and forth between reality and virtual reality. This will be one that I watch again.
DRAMAROOKIE: Already recommended it to a friend. I think this is the first C-drama I ever finished. The dubbing thing can really annoy me, but it wasn’t super obvious in this one.
KMUSE: Of course I would recommend this drama to everyone. It is a great gateway show to Chinese dramas and is just a fun cracktastic watch. So if you have read this post and have yet to watch, run to your TV and start.
This completes our final look at the drama Love O2O. It has been a wonderful ride and we hope that another Chinese drama will soon feel our rom-com drama needs. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments and check out our other Cdrama recommendations and reviews.
Til next time,