I am starting something new on the blog this week. I am not sure how often I am going to do this type of post BUT I will only be doing it for dramas that I TRULY love and adore! Think of this post as sort of a review but also just me gushing about my love for a certain drama. This type of post also doesn't mean I won't do a review for the drama that I have written a love letter too.
HERE IT GOES - MY LOVE LETTER TO UNDER THE POWER!
This drama premiered today a year ago AND I AM SO HAPPY THAT IT DID!
Dear UNDER THE POWER,
You don't know how I grew to adore you as I was watching you. First and foremost, you gave me one of my favorite couples in Cdramaland. I just adored how the two main leads interacted and their relationship grew throughout the drama. Their chemistry was so good and they acted well off each other. I grew to adore the two actors just as their characters grew to adore each other in the drama.
I grew invested in the couple which made watching them run around and solve crimes all the more fun! Allen Ren's acting as the stoic and authoritative member of the Embroidered Uniform was fabulous! It was like the role was written just for him. His minor facial expressions as he looked at Seven Tan's character was everything! I love when actors can act with their eyes. Seven Tan and Allen Ren CAN FOR SURE DO THAT! Seven Tan was a good counterpart for his character because she was the complete opposite. Her character was outgoing, loud, strong but also stubborn and gutsy. The dynamic between the two characters was everything in Under The Power!
You gave me a HORRIBLE VILLAIN! Horrible in the best way because I hated him the entire drama. He was creepy and I just wanted to kill him whenever he was on the screen. That is a good sign for me because that means I am invested in the drama and cared about what was going to happen. This villain was evil to the core and bad for all of humanity! He was just ruthless and you loved to hate him!
Now, I won't say that you didn't have your faults. You did give me one of the most ANNOYING Second Male Leads but I will forgive you for that. You could have also cut about 5 episodes BUT DAMN I WAS ROOTING FOR A HAPPY ENDING AND A HAPPY COUPLE FOR THE ENTIRE DRAMA! You made me care for the couple and the characters.
Under The Power I just hope you know that I adore you! You are definitely one of my favorite Chinese Dramas ever. I would rewatch you in a heartbeat. I hope more people give you a chance, can watch you and grow to love you as much as I did. You made me an EVEN BIGGER fan of Allen Ren and a new fan of Seven Tan. This is good for me because I am always looking for new actors and actresses to follow to other dramas. You, Under The Power, made me check you out because crime was involved BUT you made me stay because I fell in love with the main couple which WAS EVERYTHING BY THE END!
Caitlin (an AVID LOVER OF THIS DRAMA!)
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