I’m taking a quick study/food break right now and I recently finished a cute little drama called 愛就宅一起 ToGetHer starring Rainie Yang, Jiro Wang, and George Hu. The Chinese title plays on the words 宅 and 在 because both sound like Ai Jiu Zai Yi Qi, which translates directly to love together. The reason why 宅 was substituted for 在 is because in this drama, our lovely female lead is often called 阿宅 (Ah Zhai). I don’t know, I thought that was pretty cute. Ahem. So anyway, with a total of twelve episodes, the drama did really well in portraying a love story of two people who complement one another.
I’m so used to dramas that are at least 16 episodes in length so it was a treat to watch a rom-com that was short and sweet. To sum it up, ToGetHer is like comfort food that fills you up. It’s a hearty meal, but it won’t make you feel overstuffed or wanting more after you’re done watching it. It leaves a satisfied, happy feeling in your tummy. It’s not quite as addicting as Sunny Happiness nor quite as awesome, but I loved it. It was an easy watch and fun to zip through. Though it’s over twelve hours of your time, I guarantee that it will bring a smile to your face.
I’ve never enjoyed a Rainie drama so enjoying her acting as Mo Mo in ToGetHer was a first for me. The same goes for Jiro and George Hu, two actors I thought were decent, but not good. They’re still not great actors, but they have potential. This was the best performance I saw from all three of them. My favorite aspect about this drama was the music, which was both upbeat and mellow depending on the scene. I know one can already find the soundtrack for this show online, yet I needed an excuse to post about this drama.
Before I give y’all the download links for the OST, here’s a quick synopsis about the drama: Mars (Jiro) is a pop star whose popularity declined after years of being in the spotlight. After all the negative publicity he received, he wasn’t able to find any work to do and hence, went into some financial troubles. He was forced to relocate and move in with Mo Mo (Rainie) and her sister Chu Chu (Linda Liao). Because of Chu Chu’s debts, the two must rent out their deceased parents’ room to him. Mo Mo seems to have agoraphobia and spends most of her time reading a manga called “Prince Kashaba.” In fact, her entire room is filled with Prince Kashaba goodies.
She happens to be in Mars’s foreign language class. Jia Sen (George) has been Mo Mo’s best friend since elementary school. He’s an athletic swimmer and often competes and wins these swimming competitions. However, he has the mental capacity of a young child and relies on Mo Mo’s support and friendship. With a best friend that loves her and an egocentric celebrity living at her house, Mo Mo is caught up in a love triangle. The rest of the story you can find out by watching the actual drama!
There are a total of six songs for me to share. I didn’t include the instrumentals on this post, but I’m sure you can find them somewhere else online.
My personal favorites are the title tracks 默默 Mo Mo and 越來越愛 Loving More And More, both of which are sung by Fahrenheit. Check out their music videos below!