“You are not allowed to touch me in public. You are not allowed to tell anyone that I’m your wife. You are not allowed to tell anyone that we stay together.”
Under the pressure of their parents, Lu Jinnian and Qiao Anhao were forced to get married. Qiao Anhao knew that their marriage would be cold in public and burdensome in private, so, on their marital night, she gave him three ultimatums…
**”Nation Husband” is a Korean term awarded to a man who is perfect in the eyes of the public – an ideal husband.
[Ebook][Eng Translation] [Quốc dân lão công mang về nhà – Hôn trộm 55 lần][국민노공대회가]
[Manhua][Manhua in Eng One or Two or Three or Four][Audiobook][Drama with Eng Subs][Donghua with Eng Subs]
I listened to the audio book then I read the English translation. Surprisingly, the translation quality is pretty good since I read that some of Qidian novels have poor translation quality. Later I found out that it even has manhua, anime and a drama in the making. Frankly speaking I don’t understand the attraction of this novel to warrant all these. I think Qidian is partnering Tencent & other coys to publish some of their more well-known novels in multi-media format, milk the cows until they dry up 😛
I couldn’t finish the novel bcos the plot is paper thin, no character growth & it is so draggy. I feel like I am going in circles with no end in sight. Anyway I guess it has its appeal like a long-running soap opera. Just that it is not my cup of tea and I’ve very little patient.
This kind of novel can be described as ‘dog blood’ in Chinese where the plot is melodramatic. It is addictive and can be one’s guilty pressure, a bit like a long-winded Mills & Boon. The writing is kind of formulaic with abusive ML, weak FL, misunderstanding, angst, parental disapproval, one night stand, baby etc. I can’t blame the author bcos she get paid by the words count so the longer she can drag it out, the more money she’ll earn.
I think its because of the “unrequited love” theme.
I’ve know about the manhwa first but got bored because it took a very long while for it to get moving, then I found the translations and yes, just the same it took 500 f*eakin chapters before they realize the truth (according to some reviews).
Qidian is actually partially owned by Tencent, but this web novel definitely have the most cross platform promotion I’ve seen.
My friend rec’ed the manhua to me last year? or the year before? The art was pretty good and it started off with a bang. The manga had decent art. I went to read the novel instead because there weren’t that many manga chapters out. Definitely a trashy guilty pleasure read, I skim read maybe 1/5 of it and could not take it anymore. Considering the incredibly cliche and melodramatic plot devices it used, I was so surprised that find out it was written in 2014. I thought it was writen in early 00s.
The anime had terrible dubbing and pretty eh art, and I think an art change in season 3 but I only watched one episode of season 1 so mhm. The drama is a web drama, cutesy-ish and clearly aimed at tweens, acting is passable for what it is I guess. I watched four episode out of curiosity and told myself not to watch anymore because it doesn’t go anywhere good.
This drama seems more like a guilty pleasure to watch. Don’t think the Female/Male leads would win any awards for their portrayal, as well the acting really wasn’t that great. The male actor is very good looking, but the female lead looks more like an elder sister or even the actor’s mother.
So I can’t seem to believe that the male lead would fall in love with her so much, as her looks and personality did not seem to stand out in any way whatsoever. She is not exactly the bubbly type, nor is she actually beautiful at all. So I can’t see the attraction.
I thought the male lead had more chemistry with the second female lead. But even the second Male and Female lead’s acting needs a lot of improvement.
If it wasn’t for the very good looking male leads, I doubt I would continue to watch the drama. It just seems like, if the two main leads would just talk to each other instead of using infer what the other party meant when they talk to others….
then again, if they did talk, there would be no plot, since the plot is based on miscommunication and misunderstanding on both characters.