Donnapie’s Favorite Asian Drama Countdown:
At Number 4: It Started With A Kiss
After an earthquake destroyed Xiang Qin’s house, she and her father moved in with the family of her father’s college buddy, Uncle Ah Li.
To her surprise, the kind and amicable aunt and uncle are the parents of her cold and distant schoolmate Jiang Zhi Shu, a genius with an IQ of 200 whom not too long ago rejected her endless crush on him.
Will the close proximity give her a second chance to win Zhi Shu’s heart?
Or, will her love for him end under his cold words? What happens when there is competition for his heart?
Why I love it:
Aside from the fact that i love the series because it gave me the OTP that is otherwise known as ArJoe, i love ISWAK mainly because of the reason that it shows how love is a give and take relationship.
It perfectly depicted how one’s shortcoming could be filled by the strength of the other and that though a one sided love is the most painful kind of love there is when it pays off it’s also the most rewarding.
Though Jiang Zhi Shu might be the kind of man that any girl would love to hate, at the end of the day and after watching him for hours, one can only conclude that the results would lean more towards Love than hate.
For every 10 things he does wrong to Xiang Qin, he always does that one thing that makes the other mean things he did to her seemingly insignificant.
He may be an ass most of the time but i can understand how Xiang Qin is so head over heels for him because he also has that knack of making me fall in love with him in the span of one second also in a majorly BIG way.
Watching him interact with Xiang Qin, i can’t help but giggle how despite she is so far from the type that one would deem suitable for him, he is obviously so besotted for her that she’s got him wrapped around her little finger.
He may have the rolling eyeballs and the smirk down pat but at the end of the day, he still does for her what she wants him to do in the first place.
I guess it’s that charm that really made me fall in love with this drama.
Of how a supremely intelligent man is so dumb when it comes to his emotions and feelings and how a seemingly dumb girl has a heart that is as vast as the ocean.
Xiang Qin has proven that if faith can move mountains, determination also can.
Little by little she inched her way closer and closer to Zhi Shu’s heart and though she got hurt a couple of times in the process, i love how Zhi Shu in his own robotic way was also always there to catch her and soften her fall.
What cemented it as one of my favorites:
There were lots of hilarious and spazzworthy scenes in this drama but what really touched my heart the most was the part when Xiang Qin gifted Zhi Shu with the book about Hippocrates.
That in the midst of Zhi Shu’s confusion where people were telling him to be someone that he was not, it was seemingly unobservant and lost Xiang Qin who seem to really know and understand what’s really in his heart.