I love love love Drama Go Go Go. I’m all caught up to episode 6 (with episodes 7-8 airing this weekend) and this drama remains the funniest, sweetest, most sane cracky rom-com I’ve seen since Sunny Happiness. The lead characters are all totally functional, smart, sassy, and thoughtful people who make decisions that all make sense and are relatable. Ruby Lin continues to win my heart ten-times over with her performance as the creative romantic slightly bumbling Wang Ming Ming, making her jie jie (noona) character so warm and attractive that I’m not surprised there aren’t even more boys playing in her yard. As much as Lin Geng Xin is pitch perfect as the wry and headstrong second male and I love him to pieces, Jiro Wang is knocking it out of the park as leading man Eason. I root for him ALL THE WAY because he is sooooooo real and flawed yet wonderfully honest. His chemistry with Ruby is just right, almost like they were born to do this noona-dongsaeng romance and serenade my heart with the cuteness. You know what? This is exactly the chemistry that Yoo Seung Ho and Yoon Eun Hye currently are exploding the screen with in Missing You, except they are stuck in the dank mess of a script that makes little sense and forces them to be mopey.
When I see Seung Ho and Eun Hye onscreen being cute and happy with each other, I just want to pluck them from MY and plop them into a rom-com as sparkling and witty as DGGG is. I’m just grinning like a madwoman every time DGGG takes a rom-com trope and twists it around, all while acknowledging its inherent manufactured nature but showing us that the resulting emotional connection can still be real. It doesn’t hurt that this drama has a great soundtrack, including the opening theme “Our Script” and the ending theme “I Should Love You”, both of which are sung by Jiro Wang. I was the first person to be annoyed when I heard that Jiro is playing yet another singer-actor, after he did it so well as Mars in ToGetHer with Rainie Yang (awesome TW-drama, BTW, and so incredibly underrated), but now I can’t think of another TW singer-actor his age who can do Eason with such vulnerability and swagger. I almost needed meds to calm me down after the drinking scene/threesome in episode 5 I was laughing so hard. This drama is a true gem and I pray to god it won’t self-destruct in the second half. Below is the download for Jiro’s latest album What Are You Waiting For? with the two songs from DGGG in it. Enjoy!
Cick here to download Jiro Wang’s full album What Are You Waiting For? (mediafire zip file). The entire album is marvelous.
01. Feel Me ft. PopU Lady
02. 你在等什么 (What Are You Waiting For)
03. 我应该去爱你 (I Should Love You) – ending theme for Drama Go Go Go
04. 敢不敢爱我 (Dare To Love Me?) ft. Power Station
05. 我们的剧本 (Our Script) – Opening Theme for Drama Go Go Go
06. 这里没有天使 (There Are No Angels Here)
07. 像你 (Similar to You)
08. 假装我们没爱过 (Pretend That We Never Loved Before)
09. 完美心跳 (Perfect Heartbeat)
10. 替我 (In Lieu of Me)