美人為餡 Memory Lost

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It’s interesting how a bunch of Chinese dramas in the crime genre just suddenly popped up in these past couple months. Not that I’m complaining though, I love these kind of dramas. I had happen to come across the trailer of Memory Lost on Youtube and was instantly interested. I haven’t seen Yang Rong act in awhile and was glad that I could see her as a protagonist for once since she usually plays the antagonist in historical dramas. Another surprise was Bai Yu! He played Cao Guang in both versions of Love 020 so it was nice seeing him again, this time as the male lead. The role of Cao Guang seriously did him no justice compared to this one.

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Anyway Memory Lost is about a couple, Su Mian (Yang Rong) and Han Chen (Bai Yu) who were engaged but then somehow had their memory wiped out five years before the time in the drama. They both became police officers afterwards. Su Mian becomes Bai Jin Xi. For a particular case, Han Chen invades Jin Xi’s territory and investigates with her. They start off at the wrong foot but because they have really good chemistry in terms of working, they tolerate and warm up to each other.

Jin Xi focuses on criminal psychology while Han Chen makes judgement based off of evidence. In the beginning, she was a bit annoying and overconfident when she was analyzing people. I think it’s good to be confident but she doesn’t budge after she’s passed judgement. Anyway aside from that it’s a pretty fun watch.

Jin Xi and Han Chen both get blurry flashbacks and dreams of each other but they can never see the faces in their flashbacks so don’t realize that the people from their past are right next to them. Xu Si Bai (Liu Geng) is a forensic scientist that is best friends with Jin Xi but also secretly in love with her. He is genuinely kind to her but also a very suspicious person in general. Knowing that Jin Xi only sees him as a friend, he is afraid to confess to her. Xia Jun Ai (Sun Xiao Xiao) is a low key psychopath that clung on to Han Chen after he lost his memories (she was part of the whole plot). She loves him very much or at least she thinks she does. The appearance of Bai Jin Xi agitates her very much and she has a few episodes of insanity. Han Chen is extremely cold and savage to her though and never even gives her a chance to get close to him.

Anyway I think Yang Rong and Bai Yu make a really cute couple and have amazing chemistry. Their relationship starts off a bit slow but trust me there’s tones of love dovey things to come.  =D

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