Love or Bread - Netflix

Fri 21 June 2019

Frank is a guy who lives his life in a façade, letting the world believe he's a wealthy young gentlemen. When in fact he's a lazy, procrastinating in debt pauper. While Shan Mei is a poor young woman, but kind, filial and very hard-working bread winner of her family. They encounter each other when both are in need of housing, they end up sharing a broke-down old house together. Their characters totally opposite of each other, so they ultimately butt heads with each other, but share in common the need of money and a new destiny.

Love or Bread - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Chinese

Status: Ended

Runtime: 90 minutes

Premier: 2008-11-16

Love or Bread - Unrequited love - Netflix

Unrequited love or one-sided love is love that is not openly reciprocated or understood as such by the beloved. The beloved may not be aware of the admirer's deep and strong romantic affection, or may consciously reject it. The Merriam Webster Online Dictionary defines unrequited as “not reciprocated or returned in kind”. Psychiatrist Eric Berne states in his book Sex in Human Loving that “Some say that one-sided love is better than none, but like half a loaf of bread, it is likely to grow hard and moldy sooner.” Others, however, like the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, considered that “indispensable...to the lover is his unrequited love, which he would at no price relinquish for a state of indifference.” It can also be contrasted with redamancy or the act of reciprocal love.

Love or Bread - "Remedies" - Netflix

Roman poet Ovid in his Remedia Amoris “provides advice on how to overcome inappropriate or unrequited love. The solutions offered include travel, teetotalism, bucolic pursuits, and ironically, avoidance of love poets”.

Love or Bread - References - Netflix