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Cast:
Jang Nara as You Hao Yun
Shawn Yue as Wang Zhi Hao
Yang Xue as Lin Xi Yan
Yan Kuan as Wang Ming Wei

Genre:
Romance

Plot:
Jang Nara is You Hao Yun, a young woman who leaves Korea with her family and settles down in Shanghai. Her family seems to be close knit and caring, but there is always the shadow of her dead brother weighing on them. For years You Hao Yun has lived with the guilt of being alive while her brother is gone and finally she seizes the chance to move out into the world. Pursuing her dream of being a pianist and singer, she tries to live on her own in Shanghai and ends up meeting a CEO’s son, Shawn Yue, who plays as Zhi Hao.

Seemingly by fate, the two constantly collide with each other in the most unexpected places and one thing leads to another. Unknowingly Hao Yun becomes the nanny of Zhi Hao’s adopted son. Living in the same house, the two begin to develop a relationship, but Zhi Hao already has a fiance. How will this story progress and what happens when Hao Yun’s father discovers the truth? Will Hao Yun ever step out of her brother’s shadow and succeed at her own dream?

Review:
I enjoyed Jang Nara’s performance very much. Although she is growing out of her cute roles, she still manages to portray a young and naive girl, but one with a very mature outlook on life. Throughout the entire drama, I felt she did an extremely good job and I think that she was able to show how her character matured and developed through the story. Shawn Yue on the other hand was a weak character throughout the whole drama, even out-shown by the secondary lead Yan Kuan. He seemed very mellow through the whole drama without any real accomplishment other than to react to all the other supporting cast. The non main roles were very nicely done by both Korean and Chinese actors and actresses. Having seen many Korean dramas, I recognized a good number of veteran adult actors and actresses playing the family roles.

All in all I thought the plot was very interesting. I really enjoyed Jang Nara’s performance. I felt that the sections that covered the uncle and friend’s side love story was a bit draggy but other than that I think this is a very good drama to watch, not to mention the theme song and other songs sung in the drama were really great, especially the songs by Jang Nara herself.

4.75/5

[张娜拉 Jang Nara] – 第一百天 The 100th Day

Ok, after searching a bunch of Chinese websites, I was able to find a medium quality version of her song. (Slightly better than radio quality. I really liked this song. If you can’t seem to download it leave me a comment here and I’ll re-upload it. If you find a better quality one let me know. Also, if you know where the other songs in the OST are please let me know too! Download Sendspace.

[张娜拉 Jang Nara] – 爱情的方向 Love’s Direction
[张娜拉 Jang Nara] – 纯白的爱 Pure White Love (Start & End Theme?)

I’m currently looking for these songs again. My hard drive died over the summer so I’ve never had a chance to find them again. I’ll have them in a couple of days. They area however still uploaded on my IMEEM account under haywires.

https://haywires.wordpress.com/2008/04/26/streaming-drama-sound-tracks/

Watching Good Morning Shanghai Online:
Watch 1 Episode at a time
Watch 1/2 Episode at a time
Raw RMVB DL

English Subtitles: Here

If you cannot read Chinese, you can ask for help. It’s simple enough. The full episodes at once load a lot slower than if you watched by half episodes, but I think the quality for the full episodes are a bit better. I haven’t looked through all the play lists so I can’t say these are the best quality ones on the site, feel free to search around yourself.

If anyone has access to episode downloads please let me know.

Episode Translations:
Episode 01 Part 1 Summary
Episode 01 Part 2 Summary
Episode 02 Part 1 Summary
Episode 02 Part 2 Summary
Episode 03 Part 1 Summary

Which style do you prefer? Part 1 is more summary, Part 2 is almost line by line.

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