I love In Time With You. I love it so much very much you have no idea. The reason you don’t see any ITWY posts in my blog?! Just coz I have no coherent words for this amazingly written, directed and acted drama.
You want drama, cheesy dialogues or overwrought histrionics, ITWY has none of that. ITWY is what you would call a slice of life drama. About life, friendship, love and growing up. About reality and expectations, hopes and despair in life. And in particular, those occurring and revolving around 2 best friends, soulmates Li Da Ren (Bolin Chen) and Cheng You Qing (Ariel Lin). Somewhat similar to 9 End 2 Outs (which I love dearly as well), but a little more toned down, understated and with a quieter and soulful vibe.
ITWY is very different from the typical TW idol dramas that we’re used to watching. It’s comparatively more blunt, honest and real. It takes us through the ups and downs and conflicting human emotions and it isn’t afraid to reveal the RL of how life isn’t always a bed of roses, how life goes on even with roadblocks. Getting to know yourself better and deeper can be scary sometimes. When you’re reminded of your good/bad traits by another, you start fretting, worrying and crying about how imperfect you are. How others are doing great and you’re turning 30 (dooms day!). But ultimately, it’s the process of discovery and the people who care that count. When someone knows you this much and accepts you of who you are, what more is there to ask for?
If time permits by the time ITWY ends, I might do a write-up for ITWY. This drama is too good not to be talked about. It’s that good that you’d have to be ockoala or thundie in order to bring out the beauty and heart of this drama. Serious. (But I’ll try! hehehe…)
Meanwhile, here’s from ITWY’s amazing OST, Hong Pei Yu’s Tip-toe Love, my favourite OST out of all. ^^