April 16, 2024
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Fall in Love with Finland & Pool: “Amidst a Snowstorm of Love” Review

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Fall in Love with Finland Pool Amidst a Snowstorm of Love Review

Looking for a fluffy Cdrama rom-com to cozy up with this winter? Look no further than “Amidst a Snowstorm of Love” – a delightful show filled with heartwarming romance, strong friendships, and unwavering support.

A Story of Romance, Support, and Pool: A Perfect Pick-Me-Up

This drama was the perfect pick-me-up during my recent Cdrama slump, especially since it coincided with a beautiful snowfall outside. Set against the backdrop of a Finnish winter, the story follows the love story of Lin Yiyang and Yin Guo, who meet amidst a snowstorm. Their journey unfolds from there, intertwined with their passion for pool (nine-ball and snooker, to be specific). Although I knew next to nothing about these sports going in, I found myself captivated by the characters’ determination and cheering them on during their matches.

Adapted from a Renowned Author and Filled with Sweet Moments

“Amidst a Snowstorm of Love” is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Mo Bao Fei Bao, a renowned author whose works have also been adapted into popular dramas like “Go Go Squid!“, “The Flame’s Daughter“, and “One and Only“.

The first part of the drama focuses on the blossoming relationship between Lin Yiyang and Yin Guo. Their initial encounter in Finland sets the stage for a sweet romance filled with adorable moments, scenic walks in the snow, and of course, delicious food! It’s a breath of fresh air to see a Cdrama where communication is key, with no room for unnecessary misunderstandings. Their frequent WeChat exchanges are particularly endearing, and their unwavering support for each other’s dreams is truly admirable.

Friendship, Support, and Second Chances: “Amidst a Snowstorm of Love” Has it All

While Lin Yiyang initiates the romance, the attraction is undeniably mutual. The lengths he goes to, like taking long train rides just to see Yin Guo again, showcase his dedication. Their introverted nature leads to heartwarming moments of quiet companionship, be it sharing meals or chatting over the phone. Even after Yin Guo returns to China, their constant communication highlights their mature and genuine connection.

Beyond the central romance, the drama emphasizes the power of unwavering support. Lin Yiyang helps Yin Guo prepare for her competition, and she reciprocates by encouraging him to pursue his passion for snooker again. The bromances in the story are equally heartwarming and humorous, reminiscent of the strong bonds formed around shared interests in “Go Go Squid!”. Initially, I was concerned about Yin Guo’s cousin, Meng Xiaodong, due to his past with Lin Yiyang. However, he pleasantly surprised me by becoming one of their biggest supporters, both in their relationship and Lin Yiyang’s return to professional snooker. The visual appeal of the cast is an added bonus, but ultimately, that’s just the cherry on top.

Another highlight is the portrayal of rekindled friendships between Lin Yiyang and his former peers. The only significant obstacle faced by the couple comes from Yin Guo’s mother, whose initial disapproval is understandable but gradually dissolves as she witnesses Lin Yiyang’s positive transformation. This character development beautifully showcases how he has matured since his teenage years. It’s interesting to note that some viewers criticized the lack of “substance” while simultaneously disapproving of the mother’s initial objection – highlighting the difficulty of catering to every viewer’s preferences. On a side note, a special mention goes to the amazing Mr. He Wenfeng, Lin Yiyang’s mentor and practically a grandfather figure. He is a representation of the ideal teacher, and his guidance played a crucial role in shaping Lin Yiyang’s life.

Captivating Performances and a Perfect Winter Watch

The undeniable chemistry between Wu Lei and Zhao Jinmai further elevates the viewing experience. Even during competitions, their sportsmanship shines through, evident in their genuine support and congratulations for each other, regardless of the winner. The entire cast delivers commendable performances, contributing to the overall lighthearted and enjoyable atmosphere. The soundtrack perfectly complements the couple’s sweet moments, adding another layer of warmth to the story.

For those seeking a delightful winter watch, “Amidst a Snowstorm of Love” offers the perfect blend of romance, friendship, and a heartwarming journey of self-discovery. Not only does it transport you to the captivating world of pool but also allows you to experience the beauty of a Finnish winter and witness a love story blossom amidst the snow. And remember, the experience is truly enhanced if you’re watching it while snuggled up during a snowfall!

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