the drama turned out to be a huge project for China's film industry because of its connection with the Korean drama named Temptation of a Wife (妻子的诱惑) broadcast in 2008-2009. it gathered not only artists from mainland China, its cast also included artists from Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
the story was about a girl named Pinru, who got married into a rich family. she was gentle and kind, often taken advantage of. her new family treated her like a maid, having her took care of their everyday's needs. after an incident where she lost her first unborn baby, she failed to get pregnant within the next 5 years, which caused her to be mistreated even badly than before. her best friend named Ally, went to Paris on the same day as her wedding. 5 years later, she brought back a son, whom she claimed to be the child of Pinru's husband. when everything was a mess, with Ally demanding to join the family by plotting everything just to chase Pinru out, Pinru realized that she was finally pregnant. being divorced, she decided to raise the baby alone. but to make things worst, her ex-father-in-law wanted the baby after it was born. her ex-husband tried to talk her out of abortion, which she strongly refused. during an quarrel, she accidentally fell into the sea. they failed to find her, but because of the fact that she can't swim, they declared her dead. but she was actually saved by another family. she returned a different person, demanding for revenge.
although the drama was slightly long-winded, it managed to held our attention until the very end. the story went on and on about the never ending game of revenge. it was too easy to get influenced into liking one character or hating another. but the fun part was liking a character you originally hate, or vice versa. Pinru's character switching made the story interesting to watch. we were confident with the success of her plan, but it was the twists that we didn't expect that kept us glued to the screen.
some backgrounds on the drama:
- episodes: 33
- director: 林添一
- released: 2010
- casts: 秋瓷炫, 李彩桦, 凌潇肃, 郑亦桐, 夏台凤, 迟帅, 涂黎曼, 馨子, 雷佳音, 巴戈, 张芝华, 黄达亮, 刘洁, 朱佳煜
- language: Mandarin
- genre: Drama/Romance
- 回家的诱惑 (2010)
- 回家的欲望 (2011)