Memories of Love is a Chinese drama that tells the great story of a daughter and her father (uncle) and his boyfriend. Check out my full Memories of Love review below!
Title: Memories of Love (路繁花相送)
Release Date: February 7, 2018
Genres: Romance, Drama, Melodrama
Original Network: Dragon TV, JSTV
Available On: Netflix and Viki
Synopsis and Plot Summary
Memories of Love is a drama adaptation of the novel of the same name by author Qing Shan Luo Tuo (青衫落拓). It tells the story of a young couple who find their love reignited after being separated for ten years.
Lu Fei is the seemingly perfect Prince Charming, who suddenly meets the headstrong and rebellious young woman named Xin Chen.
Despite their very different personalities, they find themselves attracted to each other and eventually fall in love.
However, circumstances changed and they had to separate. After ten long years, Lu Fei gives up his newly expanded overseas company and returns to find Xin Chen, they rediscover the meaning of their love.
Memories of Love Review
I started with the things I didn’t like. I now understand why a lot of people don’t like this part of the drama. There’s a lot of back-and-forth between leads, but I’ve seen this in a lot of other dramas too.
I find it somewhat understandable because it seems like Xin Chen loves him and he hurts him a lot, so I feel that way and that’s what the melodrama genre is.
I’m also less interested in the ending of the drama which feels bland and I wish the ending was better. I think the dialogue could be written better.
There are many people complaining about the pacing but I personally find the pacing to be good with 30 episodes, it just adds to the emotion of the drama as a whole.
The good thing about this drama is that it is emotional. For those of you who like the melodrama genre, this will make you immersed in it, there are so many forms of love in such a dense space.
Another thing that made me love this show is that they do a great job of showing how the main cast goes from youth to adulthood.
Going back and forth between past and present is, in my opinion, a good way to slowly unravel the backstories of our characters.
I also love the visuals, coloring, and lighting in Memories of Love, the overall aesthetic of the show fits the story perfectly and adds to the emotion really well.
My favorite part of the drama is some of the heartfelt relationships between the characters, for example, Xin Chen and his uncle Xin Kai Yu. It is beautiful and heart-touching and heartbreaking.
I also want to mention all the characters hopefully learn the importance of making decisions and letting other people choose events in their own lives.
We can support and supervise remotely but take control of someone’s situation when it’s not needed—it’s always unnecessary and can negatively affect all concerned.
The acting and chemistry are quite good. I don’t think Wallace Chung and Jiang Shu Ying’s acting is unquestionable. Likewise, the senior actors in this drama did very well.
The supporting cast also did their job well, their acting was good and their chemistry was enough to keep me watching.
Memories of Love Chinese Drama Cast
Wallace Chung as Lu Fei
Jiang Shu Ying as Xin Chen
Aaron Yan as Lin Le Qing
Xia Ming Hao as Liu Hao Ran
Wang Qian Hang as Wang’er
Feng Lin Hu as Lin Yue Qing
Li Qian as Bai Hong
Rain Wang as Xin Chen
Fan Chun Xia as Lu Fei Mu
Xia Zhi Yuan as Chen Chu Ming
Christina Mok as Ji Ruo Li
Christopher Lee as Xin Kai Yu
Li Sheng as Xin Di
Wang Xun as Si Yi
Li Yi Juan as Li Xin
Yi Yi Zi as Xiao Na
Overall, Memories of Love is a Chinese drama worth watching, especially for those of you who like the melodrama genre. It is full of emotional parts and you will be drawn into it. My rating for the Memories of Love review is 7.3/10.