Office Girls

小資女孩向前衝 / Xiao Zi Nu Hai Xiang Qian Chong

Cast:

  • Alice Ke as as Shen Xing Ren
  • Roy Qiu as Qin Zi Qi
  • Tia Li as Zheng Kai Er
  • Wen Sheng Hao as Xu Cheng Feng
  • Janel Tsai as Wei Min Na

Year: 2011

Episodes: 25 (70 mins)

Ratings: 5.12

Opening: Bu Yao Bu Yao (不要不要) by Genie Chuo

Ending: Wei Jia Xing Fu (微加幸福) by Yisa Yu

Story/Synopsis:

Qin Zi Qi is a MBA graduate who has everything handed to him because he is the future successor of Jingshi Department Store. However, his father worries he will not make a good manager and decides to train him by having him work as an entry-level employee for a year. During the year he has to live on his own salary and never reveal his true identity, or he will have to renounce his succession right. Zi Qi could not have survived the year has it not been for Shen Xing Reng‘s office survival guide. Shen is a Jingshi marketing specialist who has just saved her first $100,000 for the down payment on a house. She works very hard to achieve her goal. Together, Xing Ren and Zi Qi  accomplish the impossible, which is to shine on the bottom of the office pyramid.

Essbee’s Opinion

64%

When I first saw the title and the poster, I was thinking that this drama must really suck. It seems really cheesy. But then, I went to check the ratings and they’ve reached 5 and I got a giant interest in this drama. I read the plot and started the drama right away. BANG! I fell in love with Roy once again. Moreover, his character was so cute and childish that we cannot not like him. That’s how I got hooked up on this drama.

Even if this is a very predictable drama, I still have this bond to the drama. Is it because of the plot or Roy, I do not know. When I say predictable, I am literally meaning that I know every single action they characters will make or every sentence they were going to say.They had been not many surprises. What should happen happens. This drama also brings me back to the golden days, where there were sound effects that were added to add a comedy side. These effects actually do make the watching more enjoyable.

This drama is soo typical and I can even predict what type of characters and situations would appear. Usually, it would be a down side, but somehow, I like it even more. I almost feel like I have the control over the script (haha). So anyways, let’s move on to the main characters. Zi Qi is the usual rich second generation young master, but he cannot reveal his background and has to live as a commoner. It is very difficult to adapt for him, but he will eventually change his character with the help of Xing Ren. She’s an usual worker, and a determined money saver to buy her dream house. When these two meet, at first, it is war. Eventually, their relationship gets better and ends up falling in love with each other.

The antagonists in this drama are Zheng Kai Er, Yu Cheng Feng and Wei Mi Na. At the moment, we only know how Zheng Kai Er is a woman who probably loves money. She somehow found out about Zi Qi’s background and tries to seduce him. In contrast, Yu Cheng Feng does not show himself as a rival, but maybe he will become one eventually. Wei Mi Na is actually the girlfriend of Yu Cheng Feng, but she causes some trouble when she enters the picture.

The story is spiced up with the presence of Le Le, Xing Ren’s best friend and Shi Te Long, a team leader. This guy is the most hilarious dude in the whole drama, espcially when he starts using English and Korean terms. Xing Ren’s mommy is also very hilarious, but we do except some dramatic events for her early in the drama.

Even if the plot wasn’t amazing, I really enjoyed it. However, I just can’t stand how this drama turned BAD! At around episode 15, things started to get laggy, but I thought, it’s almost this end, it will be good. However, every single week, the preview kept going on and on. Worse and worse, less and less interesting. Even the amazing-ness of Roy couldn’t complete what the drama lost. The producer kept adding episodes to make more money since the ratings were very high. Very deceiving… This is like what has happened to P.S. Man.

The songs from the drama are all very good. It’s been awhile that a Taiwan drama had so many songs, and that they are all enjoyable. I really love ‘Friends Are Only Friends’ and ‘Wanting to Free Fall’, both by Genie Chuo. The opening and ending were not appealing at first, but I’ve heard them so many times, that I just ended up liking them, a lot.

So in conclusion, having an excellent start does not mean beautiful ending… Well, the actual ending was pretty good… But for 10 episodes, nothing significant had happened…

I really could not find any trailer, so I`m just posting the opening and ending… Which are quite deceiving because the scenes are not in the dramas because they had a separate shoot for it. However, I guess that at least, you can see the faces of the important actors.

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2 thoughts on “Office Girls

  1. Totally loving this drama. I love the way the OTP interact with each other. Totally died when Zi Qi tells Xing Ren she has “no manners”. His face is priceless! I like how they stare and nod at each other. They portray their characters as a normal, not over the top, real life couple.

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