First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts: My Little Happiness

Some of the Fangirls are in FULL fluffy Chinese drama mode and decided to dive into My Little Happiness. Come see if this Cdrama romcom will be your next fluffy watch!

The Story So Far

From our friends at MyDramaList

Cong Rong has long dreamed of becoming a lawyer, but her mother is absolutely determined to see her daughter study finance abroad. Hoping that her daughter will successfully settle down somewhere overseas, Cong Rong’s mother won’t take “no” for an answer. Unable to convince her mother to let her pursue her dreams, Cong Rong has no choice but to do as her mother wishes. Or does she?

After successfully convincing her mother that she has set off for distant lands, Cong Rong secretly returns home to begin work as a legal intern. Taking on her first case, Cong Rong comes face-to-face with her childhood friend, Wen Shao Qing. Now a surgeon, Shao Qing isn’t just Cong Rong’s client, he’s also her landlord and next-door neighbor. Tied together by the ever-tightening strings of fate, Cong Rong and Shao Qing find themselves drawing closer, despite their best efforts. Engaged in a never-ending battle of wits, the childhood friends may fight against the ties that bind them, but how long will they be able to resist the inevitable?

The Duality of Interns

Cong Rong is wicked smart, but more importantly, she perseveres. This serves her well at the hospital, which is known for its high intern turnover rate. The doctors there demand quality, something that Cong Rong can provide many times over. More hilarious is her cousin Zhong Zhen, who seems young and hapless and is forever copying texts over at the behest of Dr. Wen Shao Qing. 

Drama Geek: I’m always a fan of a capable female lead, and I like that even though she doesn’t have the same educational background, she has studied hard to get where she is, and she knows what’s she’s doing. She’s also super cute doing her job.

Clkytta: As someone who changed careers, I admire her for going after the job she wants. She’s an adult, even if her mama doesn’t think so. I find her very likable and competent.

Karie the Maknae: The mom in me wanted to yell at Cong Rong just a little bit for deceiving her own mom, but I loved how the setup proved that she was serious about pursuing her passion. And her competence in law even though her degree is in finance is SO very cool. I like how smart she is.

The Cold Doctor Warms Up

Wen Shao Qing is very very good at what he does. He’s precise and knowledgeable and studies in his spare time. His confidence is justified, and it’s easy to see that when he gives Zhong Zhen copying assignments, it’s to help him improve and not just because Zhong Zhen is annoying him. But Shao Qing carries ice in his heart, and Cong Rong’s return goes a long way towards thawing him out — even though she doesn’t realize it.

Drama Geek: I was not in the mood for cold doctor being pushy and ignoring her all the time. When he thawed out because of her identity, that’s when the show hooked me. I’m a sucker for the guy falling first. His persistent pursuit has her confused, but then she slowly starts falling for his charms. Who wouldn’t with that cute dog of his? I want to bring him home with me. (Mr. Drama Geek would kill me, we just adopted a one year old puppy to add to our other two fur babies. See my Twitter account for pics. Haha.)

Clkytta: I love a me a softy tsundere. Oh, he may be cold as ice to everyone else, but the truth is that he’s fallen pretty hard. She’s adorable, but she’s not stupid. I think he likes her layers. She accepts responsibility for her actions and she is a problem solver. I also like that he likes her first, that’s an appealing storyline for me.

Karie the Maknae: I’m with my kbesties on this one — I love it when we see the guy fall first. And he does it right at the end of the first episode, in a really believable way. This boy is definitely not as cold as he’s led everyone to believe.

The Show of the Neighborhood

Cong Rong’s best friend, Cheng Cheng, decides to start a restaurant in a quiet neighborhood. The restaurant’s success has her running afoul of the introverted bookstore owner next door, Wen Rang. As it turns out, Wen Rang is Wen Shao Qing’s uncle, with the two often wrangling like brothers. Cheng Cheng is determined to be independent, but her rich parents are holding her back. Wen Rang wavers between helping her and trying to maintain the peaceful atmosphere he wants most for his bookstore.

Drama Geek: I’m going to admit that I fast forward through the best friend. She whines a lot, and her parents are kind of right. She doesn’t even cook the food after she opens the new restaurant, but dupes the uncle into doing it for her. In her defense though, he really isn’t doing much in his bookstore. What they really need to do combined the two businesses and open a café with books surrounding the diners.

Clkytta: The best friend storyline is ok. It’s not holding my interest, but she’s a good friend and she is trying to make it on her own. It’s not the usual poor little rich girl story. I love Wen Rang, and I feel like he and bestie are pretty well matched. I would like to see friend go to cooking school because she’s dangerous in the kitchen.

Karie the Maknae: I am in this storyline purely for Wen Rang. Cheng Cheng is a good BFF to Cong Rong, but it’s Wen Rang’s deadpan expression as he delivers zingers that has me in giggle fits every time.

What We Think So Far

Drama Geek: So far it’s exactly the couple fluff I need. In February we have a slew of dramas starting, and depending on what I pick up, this could fall to the side. It will really depend on what the writer has in store now that they’ve admitted their feelings for one another. It’s usually when I jump ship on any Cdrama.

Clkytta: It’s so fluffy and I’m here for it! I like the OTP and the side characters are fun. I enjoy how the characters work together and how they learn from each other. This draws my interest because it gives all the characters more depth. Plus I like how they keep turning the tropes with the roommate storyline. The interactions between these two are fun and fresh. It’s forced cohabitation, but not romantic and I am all about the fun sibling vibe they give off.

Karie the Maknae: I love me some fluffy dramas, and My Little Happiness definitely fits the bill. The icing on the cake is when the male lead falls first and the female lead is smart. The only thing that’s bugging me so far is how he overwhelms her physically ALL THE TIME, but that might be a personal thing. I tend to come up swinging in those kinds of situations. Overall, I’ll be sticking with it to get my regular dose of comedy and swooning.

What do you think, drama fans? Does this Chinese drama sound like it fits your fluffy needs? Check it out on Viki and let us know!

Until the next brain surgery, we remain —

Karie the Maknae, Clkytta, and Drama Geek

Dramas with a Side of Kimchi

2 thoughts on “First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts: My Little Happiness

  1. I’m lapping up the fluff and I’m up to date. Not much happens each episode but he looks so adoringly at her all the time and I love how capable she is. Agree that the best friend is a ditzy whiner but love the book store owner. I’d choose him over our hero but then I love books more than neurosurgery….

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