Genres: Romance, Comedy, Family, Friendship, Heart-Warming
Overall Rating: 9/10
When I first started Swipe, Tap, Love (STL), I was a little worried about how slowly it was progressing, but the first episode showed promise. Now that I’ve finished it, I’m immensely glad I did. It has become one of my favorite TVB dramas, with its human feel, character and relationship development, and downright cuteness. STL is thought-provoking, delving into aspects of life that is relatable to so many regardless of situation.
STL doesn’t follow the usual TVB feel or “formula.” Most of the plot points were refreshing and original. It was interesting to see its approach to technology and its impact on relationships as our world becomes increasingly digital. So many of us in the newer generations read articles like “What do the texts mean?,” “Why hasn’t my significant other replied?,” etc., and very few dramas touch on this, but STL does. One thing I’ve found about TVB dramas are that the resolutions and last episodes are much less well thought out that the rest of the drama. However, STL is one of the few that ties up all of the storylines well.
The rest of the review contains spoilers.