Hmmm… Where do I even begin? This drama confuses me big time. One minute, the mood is revenge-y and dark. Another minute, the mood is bubbly and cute. I don’t know where the writer wants to take us to. Make your damn mind up! 16 episodes in and I really believe that either this show will get another season or it will end it in abrupt. I don’t know. This is one drama I will not suggest you to watch. But since I’m deep into Revive and have 3 episodes left, I might as well finish it. If given a choice, I would drop it. And I should have! But It was my curiosity that pushes me to keep watching it. Damn you, inner curiosity! *fist air*
In the beginning, I was drawn to Revive because it reminds me of Ruby Ring. Of course, the stories are completely different. Du Fei woke up and realized he was given a new face. It turns out he got a second chance at living. With Ma Du Zhe’s face. Ma Du Zhe was a wealthy boy living a dangerous life as a car racer (?). Correct me if I’m wrong… Again, this drama does not give me a great background on characters. And then I got lost between him and Liu Yi, him and Lin Xuan, and him and Feng Jing. Their relationships were odd. With Liu Yi, she had a crush on him but when she found out he is not the person she loved, she became upset and a bit depressed. Yet, she still used him as a show boyfriend to her family. With Lin Xuan, he pretended to marry her to give her a closure before her death. And with Feng Jing, he allowed him to move in with him and pretended that there is no feeling with Feng Jing.
All these characters and their stories are so wishy washy to me. I definitely feel lost with Revive. Sure, I had fun. But I was bored as well. This drama seems incomplete. Too many scenes were removed. I heard it didn’t pass the censorship and hence, the choppy scenes and crappy flow of stories. I don’t recommend Revive to you. It is bad. I have 40 minutes to go before I end it. With only 16 episodes, this mega billion show (I could be exaggerating) with joint acting by actors from South Korea and Thailand is a waste of my time. Sigh.