TV Binge: Put Your Head on My Shoulder (致我们暖暖的小时光, 2019)

Put Your Head on My Shoulder (致我们暖暖的小时光, 2019)

Put Your Head On My Shoulder

Cast: Fair Xing, Lin Yi, Daddi Tang, Zheng Ying Chen, Zhou Zi Xin, Yi Sha, Zhou Jun Wei, Zhang Hao Lun, Jie Bing

As Si Tu Mo’s graduation is nearing, she is confused about her future plans. She tries out all sorts of things all the time and is unable to make her own decisions. Her ordinary days are suddenly shaken up when the genius Physics student Gu Wei Yi appears in her life. The two accidentally end up living together and chaos begins. – MyDramaList

Watch on YouTube or Netflix (as of December 11, 2019):

QUOTES/SCENE

Put Your Head On My Shoulder

STORY

Set in the same universe as A Love So Beautiful (review) with some characters that actually overlap as they get mentioned in the little details here and there, Put Your Head on My Shoulder is an adaptation of a novel written by the same author as the previous one.

This world of stories is all about quick and light-hearted romance whether its boy chases girl or girl chases boy, more so the former in this case, which adds a lot of fun tidbits here because we have a genius scientist who doesn’t know much about the whole outside who ends up meeting a girl who is almost the opposite of him but bubbly and positive. Just as she learns how to face up to her own future, her appearance changes him as he starts doing the silliest of things to get her attention including a lot of searches for weird tips from the internet. While the story itself is fairly generic as most of these TV dramas tend to be, this one has some fun surprises in simply highlighting the awkward mind of a scientist when met with love. It also is a step further into the future as this one sees the two in their final year of university and getting ready to head into the work life or pursuing higher education.

LENGTH/PACING

Episodes: 24
Episode length: 45 mins approx.

Put Your Head On My Shoulder has the perfect formula for being a good length in episodes and series length. Its one that has enough episodes to create good pacing for both its leads and still have time for the supporting characters to have their stories and adds enough depth to care but never drags on with any element of their life as the scenes progress just like the relationships and the feelings for each other.

And if you think that this 24 episodes isn’t enough, you can even watch an extra story here (which isn’t available on the Netflix version):

CHARACTER/CHEMISTRY

Situ Mo & Gu Wei Yi

Put Your Head On My Shoulder

The main focus for the show is the two main leads, Mo Situ (Fair Xing) and Wei Yi Gu (Yi Lin). These two steal the show because of not only their chemistry with each other but the fact that they both are peculiar but also very fun characters that stand well alone and makes things even more sweet or hilarious whenever they are together. In many ways, they are the typical opposites attract because Gu Wei Yi is just an introvert scientist/researcher who is very set in his own ways whereas faced with Fair Xing’s more direct and noisy attitude and completely not interested in his scientific knowledge that it becomes this curious discovery that brings a lot of joy into his life and it challenges the side of him that wants to keep learning more about her and the way she acts. It brings in a lot of funny awkward moments in after episode snippets (just like A Love So Beautiful) and also more and more cute and sweet moments as they start finding their rhythm together.

Wang Shan & Fu Pei

Put Your Head On My Shoulder

Being roommates and best friends of the previous couple, this relationship became the aftermath of the beginning of Fu Pei and Mo Situ’s friendship and possible relationship that never happened and in the process brought forth this friendship and eventual feelings for each other. The supporting relationship is very much in the background but these two characters actually are the one that is the bridge to A Love So Beautiful and builds the link together. These two have a different type and style of relationship and while its not completely necessary, it has its fun moments.

Parents, Friends and Love Interests

As with more dramas and their relationships, the use of their parents and the various personalities is a staple. In this case, they both have a very opposite type of personality while each of them both hoping that they could both be together, a rather open-minded concept for Chinese parents to let single young adults (boy and girl) but its a nice change in times sort of parents which is pretty fun most of the time to watch as they aren’t that frequently used here.

Put Your Head on My Shoulder

However, the funniest bits of the show does go to the other scientists at the lab, Lei Zhou (Hao Lun Zhang) & Professor Jiang (Jie Bing) helping Wei Yi Gu with his romantic problems as they usually just make it worse and think too alike for Mo Situ to understand their intentions. The three become this bromance bond that truly has so many comedic moments that adds into the fun.

Put Your Head On My Shoulder

Of course, what drama would be complete without even the slightest form of someone trying to come between the relationship even if its only at the literal slightest level of interest as Mo Situ starts her internship and ends up being the main assistant on set for any advertisement related by this growing star, ZhiCun Lin (Jun Wei Zhou). He never becomes quite the intrusion and was relatively underused but still the scenes with him were still rather fun.  On the side note, I really do like Jun Wei Zhou quite a bit from this first acting gig and really hope that he will have more of this although he’s more in the psychological analysis (as that’s his academic forte and his part in Dream Space) as well as singing or songwriting or something of the sort.

OVERALL

Much like its previous series set in the same world, Put Your Head On My Shoulder is a feel-good series. Its positive and down to earth. Its not exactly doing anything too different but the writers who put together the character of Wei Yi Gu really did try to get into a mind of being the awkward scientist who sees the world in a new light because of this girl that suddenly ends up housing with him and awakening some feelings and learning about a world other than one where he runs his own life. Its fun and sweet and comedic and well-balanced. Its one that can be watched over and over again and just feel all happy to see these two whether together or apart or as friends as well as those supporting roles around them, who all add a little something.

MAIN THEME

What’s Up 2019: Week 49

Tranquil Dreams (50)

Welcome to Week 49! 2019 is moving so fast now and I have some big plans coming into play for 2020 as I’ve been doing some behind the scenes planning (where I will discuss further in the New Year’s post). However, this past week has been rather good with a good deal of everything going on..maybe except reading, but at least its moved forward…

Let’s check it out!

READING

love potions and other calamities

Currently reading: Love Potions and Other Calamities (32% done)

I know I know…reading is really taking a hit. I haven’t been really in the reading mood and it has nothing to do with this book because its actually quite entertaining and has a rather unique story and I wouldn’t expect anything less from Charlie Laidlaw whose played with some fun twists on ideas before. This should be finished by the end of the current week and review will go up right away after that. I have a lot of reading to catch up to so I’ll be getting back on track sooner rather than later..not to mention I still have a book to finish up that I started which is also a commitment.

PLAYING

rusty lake roots

  • Rusty Lake Roots
  • Rusty Lake Paradise

Next up: The Room Three

I finally wrapped up all the Rusty Lake games up to date. Their new game is supposed to be VR, I think so probably I won’t have a chance to check it out. Either way, Rusty Lake Roots was a mountain to climb with about 5 hours of gameplay as you played each character from start to end and then the little stories in between to progress. It had 33 levels altogether with some puzzles that were easy and it got a little more complicated by the end but it always had a relatively logical solution to. Rusty Lake Paradise is also a good game but where it falls short is that there are some puzzles which were just a shot in the dark and trial and error in some ways (or at least it felt that way) and that got a bit frustrating. Detailed reviews coming up over at Game Warp soon! I’m deciding my next game to play in advance now so that gaming becomes less of a neverending choice and something a little more planned out.

WATCHING

The Greatest Showman

  • A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish (2019 Review)
  • Holiday in the Wild (2019 Review)
  • The Knight Before Christmas (2019, Review)
  • A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019)
  • The Greatest Showman (2017)

So look, if I was going to pick a holiday film as standout for this week, it would be The Knight Before Christmas because that one is a ton of fun. However, no Netflix/holiday movie is going to beat out a musical and The Greatest Showman, albeit its very familiar plot has its unique elements of grand flair that musicals need especially with its cast of unique people and the start of show business and circus and whatnot and it has a great soundtrack.

BINGING

Put Your Head On My Shoulder

  • Put Your Head On My Shoulder (2019 rewatch)
  • The Fall (Season 1, 2013)

Currently binging: Who’s the Murderer 5, The Brightest Star in the Sky (rewatch), The Fall (Season 2)

TV has finally dropped to the backdrop now. The Brightest Star in the Sky is one that I’ve liked a lot earlier this year and it got added to play on Huace channel on YouTube so I’m watching that again now. In the effort to get those outstanding TV binges done,  I’m rewatching some of the shows that I’ve really liked so Put Your Head On My Shoulder got added to Netflix so I rewatched that one and the TV binge is about 80% done so it’ll be coming out soon (although no one really reads it and its more for my writing pleasure).

I’m trying to finish The Fall before it gets taken off Netflix but I don’t quite see myself getting through 10 more episodes before the 14th (or around then that its due to be removed). Right now, I’ve literally only just started Season 2, so we’ll see how far we go as the seasons are short, I’m trying to lump them together into one TV Binge post.

That’s it for What’s Up Week 49!
2019 is coming to a close in only a few weeks!

Have you been upping the holiday themed things?
What have you been reading/playing/watching/binging?