Same . Its got to the point where I dread them actually getting together. Then again, this could be an overall feeling, as this series to me is currently so stellar that I don't want it to end. Times when one finds something so good, can't think of anything to ever compare it to.
Originally Posted by Linda
Yeah, high school hair is obviously a wig. Unnatural feel, but does its purpose for a sharp, no nonsense character, who has yet to claim that flair with her womanhood that she shows as a 30yo.
I love her hair, except maybe her high school hair, when I first saw it I didn't get why they just not put her in braids, then after the bike scene in episode 8, I understood. I like Maggie's hair as well, so straight and black, though she sometimes gives me the creeps, she reminds me of the girl in the Korean horror film Audition. Da Ren's hair makes him look like a lost puppy and DLW's looks like a jerk.
Maggie does seem creepy. The BTS with Bolin and Ariel trying to imitate her while doing the 'cheering up' scene during their holiday was funny. She plays a great part in spilling the beans next eppie!!! Just finished watching epi 9, I hate next epi previews! Just when I finished agonizing over 9 for a whole week, now it starts all over again.
LDR hair so scruffy! He really messed around with it epi 9!
A lot of credit goes to the director. He did the same for ISWAK. I love attention to detail!
Whoever built these sets really needs a pat on the back. This is the first Taiwanese film that I notice the sets and the first set I fell in love with in a long time.
Yes, I still get a kick out of the play on his name. Qing Ma Ma speaks more Taiwanese, so when she says Da Ren with a Taiwanese accent, it sounds like "Da Lin", which in Cantonese can mean big boobs!
You know I didn't get the joke with Li Da Ren's name at the start, until I read this on a Vietnamese Forum and realize what he's name means. I've gone and check out some of his work, he's a decent actor, he seems to be more comfortable in boyish roles more.
I know. It's such an unfortunate, even illogical, mindset. However, top Unis do attract more high profile staff/research and therefore resources, ultimately benefitting their students. Personally, I favour private educational institutions with a Liberal Arts bend. LA is not a big thing in Asia unfortunately.
I think the whole top mark goes to top university is an Asian Culture thing, my parents where like that and everyone else I know seems to be like that, even in Vietnam. I guess their motto is, if you're good enough to go to the best school, then why don't you? if you go to the 2nd best school then obviously you're not as good as the the ones that goes to the best school.
Interesting. Didn't know. It's so silly. Nic could come from Nicolo I suppose. Nic is more European/Gallic/chic rather than plain old Nick.
Did you know in this show, Maggie and "other girl who like DLW" both go to National Taiwan University? The media made a big deal out of it. Apparently almost everyone of the main leads are university graduates. including Nic. (why is he Nic? and not Nick?)
Bolin's song was written by himself. I'm impressed, as I love the actual lyrics. I think he helped write the lyrics of some others too.
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So much to love about this epi! Deserved me pining for it the whole week.
Loved the fight over the letter. It's smart for her to only have 1/5 of the letter. Adds greater mystery and confusion than 1/2 a letter. Pride, pride, ..., so funny when strung together.
I liked the focus on LDR. Getting even more impressed with Bolin's acting. His aggravation and burst of anger in this epi constrasted so well with his usual manner. The fact that it seemed so out of place added to the intensity of his feelings IMO.
LDR's daydreaming!!!! I hope someone does an MV of them. They're so cute.
LDR and LDW's 'showdown' was interesting and strange. Kudos to the scriptwriter!!! So witty to tie in little moments/observations of You Qing, and do a LDR commentary on them...sheds everything in such a different light. Like reading a book again and seeing it from a different perspective (which is much like the analogy to describe You Qing). I'm always impressed with plotlines that can weave connections within itself, reflecting different depths and angles of perception. Kinda odd when all was said and done, then it flipped to a primal competition of 'staking his claim'. Nice little play on civil masks covering ultimately primal instincts.
Love the toilet seat chats. I suppose it must be flattering for woman to not be chosen as a bridesmaid for fear of upstaging the bride. After establishing that this was representative of You Qing as a person, I was blown away by the intelligent use of it at the end when You Qing says she would be willing to be '2nd fiddle' (someone who she is not) for the sake of her friendship for LDR. Really beautiful example of friendship on You Qing's part, but so utterly sad for LDR at this stage.
My favourite bit, when they contrast the meaning of love between Henry's proposal and her parents marriage. I admit I cried when she came to that realisation about her parents and when the father talked about his marriage. I thought epi 9 delivered this particular theme with a finesse and sweetness that deserves an Oscar.
It's been a long time since I've watched any series that have put so much thought into the themes and weave of the plot. It helps it transcend the production to something more than just an entertaining piece of media.