I remember when auteurs in the cuisine world starts gastronomy and one of the inventions was culinary foams. So cool to look at and seemingly made dish]ed fun(ner) to eat but after you get past the superficial surface it’s just a bunch of nothing, even the flavor evaporates as quickly as it lands on the tongue. That’s what watching She and Her Perfect Husband feels like, so sleekly and artificially manufactured that it doesn’t seem real in ANY WAY. That’s a problem, viewers want pretty people in dramas doing sometimes outlandish stuff but there has to be nuggets of connectively reality, which is usually in the emotional aspects. That’s not here, not a single character feels real and acts normal, I can’t take it seriously. I keep watching because Yang Mi is quite alluring as lawyer Qin Shi, sure she’s not a fresh flower rookie anymore but she’s still gorgeous and for once her own voice doesn’t annoy me, mostly because in a decade I’m now more used to it and also because she’s a phenomenal dialogue reader. Crisp and sharp and great timing with her role.
Xu Kai got saddled as the useless boy toy and if his character is stripped of him looking like Xu Kai (tall and handsome) with a soft spoken and sexy voice I guarantee all women would look at him and run because he’s a manchild of the worst sort. He thinks he’s smarter/better than the professional world around him and god that’s a recipe for a lifetime of disaster for any woman he marries. In terms of acting he kind of just “is there” it’s so hard to connect as he doesn’t project much of anytime but the slighty better stuff is when he’s in scenes with Yang Mi because then he comes alive more and she gets to be super smart and charming which makes it even more silly why she’s with him even for contract marriage purposes. Anyhoo, this drama has just 5.8 on Douban and that’s a shade on the generous side. The legal stuff is also so bizarrely present I have never seen a bunch of lawyers or a law firm operate like that haha. Overall this is an non-offensive watch but mostly a time waster, and I must also point out all the skinship promised in the previews is barely there so either it was cut or it’s saved for the final episodes.