Posted by: asiandramareviewer | December 22, 2010

福氣又安康 – Easy Fortune Happy Life

Cast:

  • Lan Cheng Long as Yan Da Feng
  • Chen Qiao En as Xie Fu An
  • Roy Qiu as Han Dong Jie
  • Jocelyn Wang as Jiang Zhen Zhen

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Episodes: 17

Broadcast Period: June 7th, 2009 – September 27th, 2009

Synopsis:

Yan Da Feng’s grandfather was a hunter who had been injured, he was lucky to survive from a girl named Huang Chun Xiang, she was a herbalist, and treated him with herbal medicine. He fell in love with her, and promised he would come back for her. Years past and Da Feng’s grandfather became an herbal medication enterprise company and never did come to get Chun Xiang. Chun Xiang grew old, but never gave up, she still waited for him to come get her. Chun Xiang was also raising her daughter’s kids, Xie Fu An and Xie Pi Dan with their loyal dog Anthony. Xie Fu An also studies herbs, and one day as she was treating patients in the local hospital, Da Feng’s grandfather was suddenly having an heart attack. Rushed to the hospital, Fu An gave him herbs which helped him regain consciousness. After he woke up, because Fu An  looks like Chun Xiang, he announced that he would give away his fortune to the one who marries Fu An, Da Feng gets mad and sends out a killer to kill her (not knowing who Fu An is). Realizing that Fu An was the girl he met in the village, he agrees to marry her for the money, but when Da Feng has feelings for Fu An, he regrets setting all his traps to send her away. With their feeling starting to grow, will Han Dong Jie and Jiang Zhen Zhen come in their way? Will Xie Fu An and Yan Da Feng be together for eternal love? Or will they separate their ways…

Review:

Easy Fortune Happy Life is a drama that will make you realize how much family means to you. No doubt about it, it was an amazing drama. I’m not saying that it doesn’t have its cons, but it really is a beautiful drama. And also, the chemistry between the two leads was good, not great, but just flat out good. As for the acting…

I personally thought Lan Cheng Long fitted great into Yan Da Feng, he is exactly what I would imagine him as even before I knew who was playing him. He had the looks, the coldness, but most of all, he had the acting to pull it all off. His acting certainly wasn’t perfect, but unlike Chen Qiao En, she actually had to act out her character for the audience who she really was, whereas it felt like he naturally was born into the character, so it didn’t take much effort for him to express the inner self of the character.

You get what I mean?

*pause*

Never mind, you probably didn’t.

Well, as for Chen Qiao En, I thought that she did great as Xie Fu An. She acted her like I would imagine her, but she wasn’t somehow right for the role, I guess. I would of picked another actress to take on this role, but that’s just what I think. But she’s always been one of my favorite actresses, and I think that she does at least better than average in the roles she plays, so.. Even though she acted great, I thought that her chemistry with Lan Cheng Long was somehow lacking. It’s not like her chemistry with Ethan Ruan or Ming Dao, because their chemistry factors are bigger than infinity. Wait, is their even a number larger than infinity? You know what, I’m not going to even think about it. Thinking about math just gives me a large headache. Anyway, back on topic, their chemistry was good and all, but it just wasn’t there yet. There are few actors and actresses that have absolutely perfect chemistry, so I’m not going to whine, because it wasn’t bad or anything like that.

As for the side characters, they were average, maybe a little bit above. I thought that Jocelyn Wang did great as the mean news reporter lady that everyone just wants to hate. You know, I rate side characters but either how much I hate them, how hot they are, or their acting skills. So, if I hated the 2nd lead woman a ton, then that means that she’s a pretty good actress, at least for the role she’s playing. For Roy Qiu, I mean, he did fine, it wasn’t really up to expectations, but I could stand it.

Overall, Easy Fortune Happy Life is a drama I would recommend to everyone, because it has the perfect mixture of kindness and darkness, and I think that’s why I fell in love with it..

Rating: 8.6/10

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Responses

  1. I’m really behind in my TW drama viewing, so I only caught up with this one recently. I totally agree about Blue Lan being made for the role. He was able to convey coldness and arrogance but hint at the vulnerability underneath.
    I actually liked Roy Qiu in the role of the good hearted gangster. I thought he was both scary and funny…


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