Silent Separation

何以笙箫默 - Silent Separation

What I love about the show

The pace: I hate that a lot of dramas tend to use several episodes giving unnecessary details and adding conflicts that are not needed! I am at episode 11 so I am praying that it remains that way.

I am slowly becoming a fan of Wallace Chung and Tang Yan. Coincidently, I am also watching Too Late to Say I Love You with Wallace Chung, which I plan to talk about soon, and Lady & The Liar. Wallace Chung is so intense. Even when he is not talking, I can feel the emotions he is trying to convey. Tang Yan is just too cute and natural. If only her BFF Yang Mi could take acting classes from her…

Too often in dramas we have a clear break up. Here, there wasn’t a legitimate break up hence the title Silent Separation. I think breaking up without an explanation is common and it should be discussed more often in dramas. People break up without understanding what happened.

Also we have a different depiction of America. Dramas tend to portray America as this wonderful place with glory and riches. It’s refreshing to see how the female lead’s life in America wasn’t all sweet. She was confronted to a lot of difficulties, especially financial ones.

The side story between the female lead’s college friend, Xiao Xiao, and Yuan Feng is the last thing I am anticipating. So far they’ve been bickering a lot and Yuan Feng is into someone else. I hope that their feelings will evolve quickly. The chemistry between them is great and their bickering is hilarious!

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He Yichen and Zhao Mo Sheng were college sweethearts who broke up seven years ago. The reasons of the break up are not clear for both of our leads and they still harbor feelings for each other. When Mo Sheng returns to China, after 7 years in the United States, she hopes to run into Yi Chen. Yet, so many things have happened during the 7 years. Yi Chen is now a successful lawyer and Mo Sheng a successful photographer. Mo Sheng is no longer the happy and confident person she was in college. Her family life was troubled and being in an unknown country made her reserved and shy. In addition, Mo Sheng got married…

Things get more complicated as Mo Sheng’s ex-husband (I am not sure if they got divorced. I don’t remember seeing them sign the divorce papers) comes in town. Yi Chen was already trying to clumsily rekindle the romance with Mo Sheng but he’s taken aback when he learns about her marriage. Plus Yi Chen’s possessive sister is still in the picture…

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