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Day 25: Dramas that made you change your mind

16 May

We confess we can be fickle at times, we get swept up in the moment and find ourselves passionately loving or hating dramas/ characters ect and then we do a complete U-turn and wonder what the hell were we thinking.

In honour of falling in love with our lastest drama obsession – Queen In Hyun’s Man and giving Yoo In Na a shot despite our aversion to plastic faces, here is our random rundown of drama related U-turns from over the years:

An Actor we once hated: Hyun Bin

Boy, did we hate him so much after watching him in My name is Kim Sam Soon. The ego, the weasel like face, the frustratingly infuriating way he treated Sam Soon, just everything about him made us mad. He left a really bad taste in our mouth and we avoided his dramas like the plague. Then one day, we stumbled across a trailer for Secret Garden

We went from scowling at a face we deemed weasel like to looking at him and suddenly realising what all the fuss was about. He was hot. He had unbelievably good chemistry with his leading lady, he cried beautiful man tears and he could sing. Also there is the fact that he sacrificed his life so she could live…

All it took was one over the top, shiny tracksuit and all was forgiven.

An Actor we once loved:

Kim Soo Hyun

This will upset a lot of people and even as we write this we’re preparing to hide for cover but it’s just how we feel.

We adored him in Will it snow at Christmas? His portrayal of the young Kang Jin was amazing. He was broken, intense but still so vulnerable. We confess he stole our hearts in that drama and apparently many others as well. There is no denying he is a great actor but as soon as something becomes overexposed or loved too much, it’s game over for us. A switch is turned off in our heads and suddenly, everything about them and their dramas are completely lost on us.

The nail in the coffin was his role as Sam Dong in Dream High – sure he’s cute but when people start claiming that he could be idol star with those dance moves, you know he must be overexposed.

We love this scene in Dream High, it’s so sweet.

A drama that we once loved and now wonder wtf were we thinking:

Baker King– we actually wrote a retraction post about this matter.

We remember being choked up at points, marathoning the drama because we just couldn’t get enough of it and gushing endlessly to anyone that would listen. Then we re-watched it and realised that we must have been insane because it was just ridiculous.

Damn those tears, we just can’t resist good man pain!

Even with the incentive of pretty man tears, this drama turned out to be long winded, repetitive and plain stupid at times. Hello, pretending to be in a coma to lure your enemies out is silly!

An Actor we want to change our minds about but never do:

Blue Lan

Why did it take our beloved Roy Qiu so long to become a leading man when Blue Lan clearly isn’t in the same league of awesome???

Strangely enough we’ve seen lots of Blue Lan dramas. At one point it felt like he was the only leading man available for a Tdrama. Sadly for us, every time we finished one of his dramas, we would say never again but like fools we return only to regret it later. It’s a vicious cycle and one day we’ll learn… hopefully.

The thing about Blue is that he’s not a bad actor, he can generate a decent amount of chemistry with his leading ladies and he’s not bad to look at either, (even the moustache was kind of working for us). It’s just that he plays annoying, frustrating characters that we want to punch in the face and he finds himself acting opposite love rivals that are just too perfect not to love.

We think that if he can get himself a decent role, he may turn it around and that is why we return in hope and anticipation that he won’t disappoint us again.

We guess, if it doesn’t work out, we can return to bitching about him and his fugly clothes and problem hair, we never get bored of that. Muhahah Seriously, what the hell was going on in P.S MAN?

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Day 6: Your Worst Drama Couple

30 Jan

As the biggest romantics and OTP shippers out there, a bad OTP is the one thing we can’t tolerate. As a result we’ve been quite lucky in avoiding bad drama couples who need to be murdered or have their eyes scratched out for being really annoying or just plain dumb. The only time we’ve had to suffer the wrath of a bad drama couple is when we’ve been lulled in by their initial hot chemistry or how good they look together. Yes, we are indeed suckers!

Our choice for Worst couple is: P.S MAN – He Jie and Xiao Qian

How can a couple have so much chemistry but be utterly frustrating and annoying at the same time?! UGH

Don’t be fooled by the MV – trust us when we say it’s all show and no action.

We blame the writers completely for wasting what could have been an unbelievably hot OTP. The OTP in P.S Man spent 21 episodes going back and forth – doubting each other, accusing each other and yes, lusting after each other in a vicious cycle of pure annoyance for any viewer that had the misfortune to be sucked in by them.

We would have dropped this drama after the initial repetitive pattern of them confessing their love one moment and then taking it back the next, if it wasn’t for James Wen stepping in and saving the drama.

Enter the HOT LOVE RIVAL that changed everything.

The audience got so frustrated by the OTP that there was even an official poll created to decide who the leading lady should get together with. Clearly, Blue Lan’s He Jie wasn’t fairing too well in the popularity stakes and who can blame us? He was weak and a complete coward. How hard is it to confess your true feelings to the girl you love!!!? We know that Tdramas like to drag storylines out but still… the guy was keeping the florist industry in business with the number of bouquets he brought to confess his love every week, only for him to chicken out right at the last hurdle.

There got to a point in the drama where we sat there wondering why the hell they weren’t together already. They had no real excuse to be apart, aside from the fact that she was insecure and he was a coward. No evil villains scheming in the background, no crazy mother in laws…nothing.

We grew to hate the OTP even more as the drama progressed because the leading lady strung along possibly the sweetest love rival out there. The biggest kick in the teeth was the fact that we not only saw our love rival get his heartbroken over the pathetic leading lady but he had to be the one to finally get the OTP together. Seriously, hasn’t he suffered enough!?

It took something as elaborate and over the top as a staged kidnapping courtesy of the love rival to bring them together. Come on, you’ve got to be kidding us.

Our advice: Avoid this drama – this couple will give you a headache.
Other drama couples we hated: Easy fortunate, happy life: He killed her grandmother!!!

Office Girls: episodes 2-9

23 Oct

Yes we’ve watched nothing else all week, yes we lapped up Roy and yes we’re very happy musthavesubs girls!

Is this drama technically the best? Hell no but who cares when it’s this much fun.
We’re completely aware that watching a drama in one gulp allows viewers to overlook flaws more easily than say if we were watching on a weekly basis. We can forgive dragged out subplots, repetition and ignore annoying side characters in this case Kai Er.  Our impressions may be tainted and we may look back in reflection and go what were we thinking but for now we’re thoroughly enjoying Roy…we mean this drama! hehe

For us, Office Girls is all about Alice Ke and Roy Qiu as the leads. They manage to take this drama that could easily be quite ordinary and make it fun and so charming to watch. Yes, we’re smitten. Their airtime together is by far the best thing about this drama. We could easily sit and watch them all day long- storyline be damned.

How lovely was the scene where QZQ dressed up as a dinosaur and rounded off his list of promises he was going to keep to SXR.  It was so sincere and so sweet, it was a moment we knew was going to happen but despite this fact it made us very, very happy! Their scenes together have the perfect combination of friendly/ silly banter to really heartfelt moments. It’s so nice to see a drama that manages to effectively present a balanced representation of a blossoming romance. Their relationship doesn’t have that overtly sexual chemistry or a history that ties them together like other dramas- in this case they just happen to be two co-workers that become friends. The drama does well in making us believe that these two characters could fall for each other despite their flaws. It’s so nice to see both characters grow together, especially QZQ, who still has a long way to go but that’s fine with us. We’re happy watching this man-child realize his feelings for the girl he least expected to fall for. We also like the fact he didn’t dispute the challenge and just got on with it. The writer bypassed all the annoying rich boy antics and moved right onto the good stuff like him appreciating his first ever pay check – such a cute moment or him realising that life is less about money and more about people.

 A love rival we really wanted to hate:

Seriously writer, you gave us a love rival that has just the WORST life ever. She’s from a broken family, an abusive father who abandoned her with a comatose mother and to top things off she grew up in an orphanage- that’s too much! If we were QZQ we would stay with her too. Yes, she’s sly, manipulative and an all round nasty bitch but still… her sob story is too much to completely hate her like we want to. The scene where she turned up at SXR’s house in QZQ’s shirt was the scene where we wanted to reach into the screen and throttle the harlot’s throat and the way she casually manipulates situations to get what she wants is annoying as hell but despite her evil antics- the woman just can’t win. Muhahah. We love how QZQ spends the whole time talking about SXR or thinking about her. Oh, how it must annoy her that despite her meddling, she still can’t hold QZQ’s attention for more than a minute. We love it. Hehehe.

Office Girl’s other love rival isn’t fairing any better. James Wen’s Xu Cheng Feng is kind of a letdown. Naturally we love how he makes QZQ so jealous and the way he looks at SXR is pretty hot, but his presence in the drama just doesn’t match up to the awesomeness of the OTP. His character isn’t enough of a threat to QZQ and as viewers we don’t care enough about him to jump ship and root for him. Which is a total shame because if anyone can do it, it would be James Wen after he stole our hearts in P.S Man. Unless QZQ becomes a total meathead or does something completely unforgivable, it’s unlikely that we’ll be rooting for this Old Xu- seriously, who asks people to call them Old anything when you’re under the age of 80? – come on! We hope he either really goes for it or he steps back completely and allows our ignorant OTP to get on with it. We’re not sure which we would prefer at this point because we really do love a jealous QZQ and we wouldn’t want it to be too easy for him to get the girl.

Other than loving the OTP, we love Le Le- she’s so funny. Seriously, how can someone that looks that cute be so fierce? We adore her; she makes us laugh with every scene she’s in. She’s the character that says what everyone else wants to say but doesn’t dare to. Love her.

Random Thoughts:

-QZQ is going to make her a house! Heeee- so sweet! Okay, it’s a doll’s house but still it’s all about the gesture.

-Is SXR ever going to be nice to QZQ again? He spends half the time defending her or thinking about something nice to do for her and she spends most of the time glaring or shouting at him. Poor guy.

-There are still 10 episodes to go. What are they going to do for that many episodes? Don’t ruin the OTP, we beg you writer!

2010 ~ End of Year Review

31 Dec

We watched far too many dramas this year…it’s a disease, so don’t judge us too much!

This year’s lot of dramas were disappointing to say the least- We think that’s the general consensus amongst most drama viewers- there were far too many dramas that started off so well and got you completely hooked from the start and then quickly descended into stupidity or frankly crap. That’s got to be the most annoying thing about it all…you get all excited and invest yourself in the drama only to be disappointed even more than you would have if it was rubbish from the start.
So here is a rundown of all of the dramas we managed to watch during 2010 with our general thoughts and feelings as well as our marks out of 10.

2010 Dramas that we completed:
Prosecutor Princess– The most unexpected drama love of 2010. We started it thinking it was going to be completely stereotypical, fluffy and possible annoying but we were so wrong. We completely and utterly fell for the characters- especially the leading lady who could have been so 2D but instead conveyed such sincerity and warmth that you can’t help but root for her. The story was also well structured, so compelling and by the end of it you will be sad to see it finish. Plus the relationship between the OTP was at once sticky, angst ridden and so sweet.

Definitely a must watch:

How much we liked it: 9/10- How good it was technically: 9/10

My Country Calls– Loved this drama so much!!! We hadn’t really seen a K-drama that we could label ‘comedy’ but we definitely found one in the form of this drama. Every episode will have you laugh at something; the script is what really stands out- solid, well written and so very funny.

Who knew that Ryu Jin could be so funny? He has to be the best thing about this drama, he stole every scene he was in.

Why don’t more people know about this gem of a drama? It’s definitely worth watching.

How much we liked it: 10/10- How good it was technically: 9/10

Cinderella Unni– Oh dear where do we start with this one… First 3/4 episodes were drama gold. So well written, acted and we were utterly hooked. Then they had a time leak and we went from mild disappointment to anger as the weeks past- WTF? Has to be the only response by the time you finish this drama. Don’t watch it; it’s a waste of time- life’s too short to watch multiple crying scenes and pathetic siblings fighting over nothing.

How much we liked it: 4/10- How good it was technically: 2/10

I am Legend– Don’t watch it! Don’t be fooled by the first couple episodes being reasonable good, the majority of it is really rubbish. The drama had elements that could have been really good; like a potentially hot OTP- completed wasted and not even resolved at the end. Really good friendship dynamics ruined by long winded court cases and a repulsive ex husband that gets redeemed. It’s angering just reflecting on it.

Only good thing about it is the OST.

How much we liked it: 2/10- How good it was technically: 3/10

Pasta– Sure nothing ever happened and it had to be the fluffiest drama of 2010 but still… we really liked it. It was the OTP that did it for us. We loved them as a couple- so much chemistry, charm and it was lovely watching them do nothing for far too many episodes. (Don’t judge us too much).

How much we liked it: 8/10- How good it was technically: 3/10

Pick the stars– This was a drama that we didn’t expect to enjoy but we found ourselves recapping weekly and most importantly finishing it. We really liked the leading lady, the kids and eventually the leading man (we hated him for the first few episodes!). However the drama was messy, had irrational love rivals and by the end of it we found ourselves glad that it had finished.

How much we liked it: 4/10- How good it was technically: 4/10

Mary stayed out all night– The most disappointing drama of 2010?? Well it certainly sounds like it from the forums, blogs and ratings. It’s a shame it could have been really good but instead it just missed the mark. We think we were more forgiving than most… we actually liked the lead OTP, fell hard for the pitiful LR and just went with the silliness that was the drama but yes, we too have to agree it really wasn’t that great.

How much we liked it: 6/10- How good it was technically: 2/10

Baker King-We gobbled this drama up like the greedy drama lovers that we are- obsessed, hooked and emotionally invested right to the end. We loved the leading man Tak Gu so much- such a lovely character to root for- strong, lovable and he sure tugged at our hearts. We confess we cried during both reunions between Tak Gu and his mother and father. The drama managed to have the perfect mix of drama, angst and warmth and we were completely satisfied by the end.

This is a prime example of how the classic K-drama scenarios can be done well and even though you’ve seen it all before- trust us, you will still be hooked.

Definitely worth the crazy high ratings!

How much we liked it: 10/10- How good it was technically: 8/10

Down with Love (T)- Oh dear- we know this is a fan favourite and yes it started off cute, funny and very watchable but honestly it could have been resolved in half the number of episodes and it really didn’t need so many flash back scenes from the same flipping episodes.

Pros- Jerry is hot. Neg- every thing else.

How much we liked it: 3/10- How good it was technically: 1/10

PS Man (T)-  We really loved every episode up until around episode 10 and then we suddenly got really annoyed at this stupid OTP- they had no reason not to be together!!! It was infuriating to watch. Plus when you’ve got the most perfect love rival waiting in the wings, it just makes it all the more annoying.

Best thing about it: If you’re looking for a good laugh- check out Blue Lan’s crazy hair and leopard print trousers he would wear on a regular basis. 

Also a love rival that got viewers so excited that there was even a public vote to get the writers to change the end. Love fan power.

How much we liked it:  (up to episode 10: 9/10) the rest of the drama 4/10- How good it was technically: 3/10

Autumn’s Concerto (T)- We were completely hooked with this drama, it had everything that we can’t resist: an OTP who shared amazing chemistry and a drama that loved to bring in as much angst that was physically possible per episode! The sad thing with this drama is that it was so good up to about episode 6 and then that dreaded time leap occurred and ruined it! From episode 6 onwards the drama slowed down and cut the hot angst, which is a total shame because it was sooo good at the start. That said- do we regret watching it? No way- definitely one of the better T-dramas of the year.

How much we liked it: 7/10- How good it was technically: 7/10

 

Previous year’s dramas that we completed this year:

Que Sera, Sera– LOVED IT!!! It was all about the OTP- so intense, angsty and addictive. Watch it.

How much we liked it: 10/10- How good it was technically: 9/10

Loving you a thousand Times– We were hooked from the start. Melodrama at its best. We avoid melodramas like the plague but this was done so well- Such a tight script, well acted and intense. We cried so much- our feelings for characters were so turbulent we went from hate to like in literally half an episodes- now that’s good writing.

How much we liked it: 9/10- How good it was technically: 8/10

Save the last dance for me– One of the older dramas we watched this year but it was really good. Although the drama had many predicable elements- we fell hard for the OTP- they were so sweet together and when you’ve got a OTP that you like enough- you can get past ridiculous memory loss scenarios and the fact that the end was pretty a complete rip off of the Hollywood movie- An Affair to remember.

How much we liked it: 8/10- How good it was technically: 7/10

Thank You– We cried so much! We were emotionally invested from the start- the story was so compelling and pulled at our heart strings so much. Not your standard K-drama- it’s got so much more depth, heart and it was steeped in reality.

How much we liked it: 10/10- How good it was technically: 9/10

Lawyers of Korea- It’s a nice way to past the time. It was funny, romantic and had a very sticky love square.

How much we liked it: 7/10- How good it was technically: 7/10

How to meet a perfect neighbour– We enjoyed it while we watched it- if you’re looking for a dramatic OTP (concubine bracelet *shudder), cunning Love rivals and greedy evil people- look no further, my friends.

How much we liked it: 6/10- How good it was technically: 8/10

Smile, You– Curse you greedy drama makers- you ruined this drama by adding a 15 episode extension! Seriously, we really enjoyed this drama with its adorable trouble free OTP, annoying but funny love rivals and entertaining family dynamics.

How much we liked it: 7/10- How good it was technically: 6/10

Pride (J) – We loved everything- that’s right everything! From the music, the bromance and the lovely OTP. For a 12 episode drama- they managed to get so much packed in.

Definitely a much watch J-drama.

How much we liked it: 10/10- How good it was technically: 10/10


 
 

2010 dramas we shelved for various reasons:

Sungkyunkwan Scandal– We definitely plan to finish this drama- we got to episode 12 and we still loved pretty everything about it. Then Baker King entered our lives and every other drama became a distant memory.

Queen of Reversals– We shelved Queen of Reversals because we didn’t like Tae Hee’s husband, we thought he was a complete idiot that didn’t really love his wife and the idea of watching this OTP was far too off putting BUT….news of an extension and Park Shi Hoo as a love interest, we may just need to tune in again. *giggles.

PSH must be a leading man’s nightmare- they must fear it every time he’s added to a drama list because seriously the guy managed to make himself a lead with sheer screen presence- man he’s good. We realised that Jung Joon Ho and Kim Seung Woowho was the leading man in How to meet the perfect neighbour are best friends in real life and if PSH gets upgraded to leading man (again) – that would mean that this set of best friends would both have been pushed aside from leading man because they can’t compete with the charms of PSH. How unlucky!

The woman who still wants to marry– We really enjoyed watching this drama when we were tuned in. It was hilarious at times, depicted great friendships and made us laugh out loud multiple times. However even though it was all of the above, it just didn’t hold our attention enough to complete.


 

2010 really was the year that could have been. So many dramas that had so much potential to be amazing but failed to deliver the goods! It wasn’t all bad we found dramas that were unexpected loves that have a special place in our drama viewing hearts. Here’s hoping that 2011 will be filled with more tear jerkers, angst filled, laugh out loud funny dramas.

Happy New Year! Love the MustHaveSubs Girls XxX

P.S Man – Episode 21/Finale

24 Jul

We’ve been in two minds about finishing P.S. Man because frankly it pretty much became a waste of time after episode 9. However having watched 18 episodes, we decided to skip all of the unnecessarily extended episodes and just watch the drama finale and all we can say is UGH! Seriously, what a waste of time that was. What is up with T-Dramas and their outrageously cheesy endings? We actually had high hopes for this drama, because we absolutely loved it until about episode 9 and then it became pointlessly dragged out.

Our main issue with this drama was the OTP’s relationship. Man, it’s been a long time since we’ve watched a drama where the OTP were as frustrating as these two were. This couple had no issues stopping them from being a couple from the very start.

The leading lady was hesitant right up until the final minutes of episode 21 and why?

·         She didn’t have a past love that had scarred her from loving another.

·         She didn’t have a big, bad secret which threatened to ruin her happiness.

·         No evil love rivals/ family members forcing her apart from her OTP.

·         NOTHING!

She was simply a chicken, who couldn’t confess her feelings for a guy she loved but she could at the same time string along a lovely but naive LR who thought he had a shot with her. Yeah makes perfect sense right.

We are so annoyed by how this OTP got together at the end, just yuck. It took a faked kidnapping/ murder scenario to make this leading lady realise that she couldn’t live without her OTP. Did we mention that this little scheme involving real guns and a very realistic set of bad guys- was set up by the LR?? Yep, pass us the bucket once you’re done using it, because it was that cheesy!

This OTP had HOT chemistry together and it was so good to watch their relationship develop on screen but once they got over the fact they both mutually liked each other they should have got together, not got together- they should have done something! Instead all we got were multiple episodes where this OTP would have really hot scenes together where the sexual tension was electric and we would sit in anticipation waiting for them to confess their feelings for each other, so then we can move on with the storyline but no, instead the scenes would end with one or both running away, because heaven forbid they get together before the last seconds of the whole drama!

We have a pretty good idea why there was so much fan love for the LR Meng Cheng En and the leading lady Xiao Qian – there was even a flipping public poll. Sadly for the LR, it’s got very little to do with the fact that he was hot, charming and has steamy chemistry with the leading lady and more to do with the fact that the writers put a nail in any affection we may have had the for the OTP in this drama by having them act like complete losers and frustrating the hell out of us by having sooooo many aborted love confession scenes from the leading man- the guy was keeping the Taiwanese florist business alive all by himself! Don’t get us started on how much we wanted to shake the leading lady and make her come to her senses.

The drama was missing many of the components that make a great T-drama in this case; the OTP’s relationship fell completely flat and the storyline ran out of steam far too quickly, this was made worst by the show being extended by another 4 episodes. There was also a lack of excitement or drama that T-dramas are famous for; instead this drama was rather ordinary…well as ordinary as T-dramas came.

Reasons why you should tune in:

-Pretty much every episode up until episode 9 was great.

-It’s worth checking out the LR Meng Cheng En, who somehow managed to capture the hearts of most P.S Man viewers- it’s been ages since we watched a T-drama where there was so much love for the LR. We definitely intend to check out James Wen’s next project, well only the projects where he actually gets the girl at the end of the drama.

-Blue Lan and James Wen’s rivalry/ trash talk was hilarious in this drama.

-Blue Lan fans won’t be disappointed by this drama- he’s great as the leading man- even if you spend the majority of the drama wondering what the feck is going on with his hair. Ha!

Drama Ramblings… continued

8 Jul
 

P.S Man- You decide!!!

That’s right it appears that it definitely wasn’t just us that were loving Meng Cheng En and  Ma Xiao Qian together as couple. There is now an official poll for the public to decide who Xiao Qian ends up with at the end of the drama- How exciting, especially if we get our chosen OTP happy ending. He-he. Although we’re rooting for this couple, we’re kind of worried about how it’s going to pan out especially IF it happens. The whole of P.S Man was based around He Jie and Xiao Qian as a couple- their lovely back story and their HOT chemistry, so for them not to get together at the end… could turn out to be a big mistake. Especially if the writing is rushed and sloppy, which it may possibly be, just because we’re so close to the end and there may need to be some big U-turns in terms of story plots. Come on! the girl rejected MCE after he nearly died saving her life and went to jail… if it wasn’t going to happen then, it’s hard to believe that she’s suddenly going to stop crushing on He Jie and realise how amazing MCE actually is.

 
 

Here is a link to the poll if anyone is interested, however it’s all in Mandarin, so we didn’t have a clue what and where to vote, ha! Hope you guys have better luck.

http://blog.iset.com.tw/ps/?p=614

 

 

The Devil beside You:

Ummm, we’ve decided to drop this drama for now, just because it’s so fluffy and blah. Don’t get us wrong, we love a bit of fluff (take Pasta for example) but this set up is just a tad predicable, plus multiple flashbacks of the same scene is frustrating to watch. The makers of BDS really excelled themselves this time- how did they manage to insert at least three flashbacks of the exact same scene in a 40 minute drama!? Its beyond us, give us viewers some credit, we’re pretty sure we can work out why Rainie Yang is sitting there staring into the distance with a pensive look of despair on her face.

 


Things this drama taught us:

 

-Mike He is so HOT plus charismatic, even if his fashion sense in the drama was pretty bad.

 

-Rainie Yang really isn’t as annoying as we remember; she has been dropped from our T-drama Actress Hater’s List-
which now consists of only Ella and Joe Chen.

 

It started with a Kiss– Korean remake:

We have no doubt that this will be huge but we don’t know if we can stand watching it: Our favourite Android actor Kim Hyun Joong strikes again as the leading man- RoRo and Shams crush on him badly but his acting in BOF was…robotic to say the least. Plus the news of Park Shin-hye possibly playing the leading lady makes us shudder. We don’t know if we can stomach her playing another dumb, silly girl after watching her in You’re Beautiful.

 

PS MAN- 17

22 Jun

Seriously, PS MAN has been extended to 24 episodes!? Why, why are they doing this to us? For practically the first 6-8 episodes we were in t-drama heaven and then this drama was dragged out so much to the point where we wondered why the feck we’re still tuned in. Having read the Viikii comments it sounds like practically everyone else agrees with us on this- this drama is beginning to out stay its welcome.

Okay 6 extra episodes could mean:

-They can convincingly get He Jie and Xiao Qian together as a couple without fan backlash. As it appears that it’s not just us rooting for the love rival Meng Cheng En to get the girl at the end of this drama.

-We thought that the writers were just going to give Amanda a quick happy ending with her Baby Daddy, but they appear to have decided to drag this story line out as well, so that needs concluding. Regarding the Amanda and son story line-honestly we really don’t care anymore.

-The writers have also decided to complicate Meng Cheng En’s life with money and family issues- As long as this guy gets a happy ending, we will forgive this drama for turning into a long arsed mess.

What we would like them to do with the extra episodes:

We would love it if they made Meng Cheng En get the girl!!! Oh yes, we know that there is a real demand for this and the writers would most definitely be doing a fan service if they made this happen. However chances of this happening- ZERO/ZILCH/ NEVER.

As long as Meng Cheng En isn’t the loser who catches the bouquet at the OTP wedding- we’ll be fine.

Note worthy news from episode 17:

-He Jie knows that Xiao Qian is Braces Girl!!!- Finally the secret has been revealed.

The feeling of betrayal and anger is completely understandable and if we were him we would tell her to get lost as well.  From his perspective we totally understand why he would feel used; as Braces Girl she encouraged him to confess his feelings again and again and then when he does it in real life she rejects him brutally, leaving him heartbroken. If she were to get revenge for years of bully, this sounds like a pretty good way to achieve it.

We really wish that Xiao Qian spoke her mind more often, instead of bottling up her feelings all the time- as a character she is incredibly strong and motivated but when it comes to love, she’s a complete weakling and someone who is absolutely infuriating to watch on screen. Having seen the preview it looks like He Jie won’t stay mad for long, which is a shame because we feel that it’s about time that Xiao Qian took some action and finally decided who the hell she wants before we turn against her and start rooting for He Jie and Meng Cheng En to get together instead but we have a feeling that would  be a completely different type of drama all together- haha.

The drama has so little interaction between the OTP that at times you forget how amazing they are together- they have just the most electric chemistry, so episodes like 17 where they spend the majority of air time together reminds us how good they are and why we rooted for this couple from the start. We really hope that the drama continues along this path and captures some of that earlier charm that has been so missed over the last couple episodes.

We don’t want to turn nasty on you PS MAN, so don’t disappoint us- pretty please. 

P.S Man- episode 16

16 Jun

Practically nothing happened in this episode which is so annoying considering we were so excited after last week’s great episode.  As the drama is coming to a close, this episode was used as a way to clear up where everyone stands, how people feel and tie in all loose ends before next week’s conclusion, fair enough, we just wish the writers padded it out with some action.

Poor Meng Cheng En just when we thought it was bad enough the guy wasn’t going to get the girl at the end of the drama, the writers decide to make him sever ties with his father and leave his family business. In conclusion we’re going to have hot, heartbroken AND poor love rival, thanks writers for kicking a good guy when he’s down!
We wonder if the writers and producers for this drama knew how popular the love rival was going to be to the viewers when they filmed this drama, because seriously all people talk about is the LR and Xiao Qian getting together and how their chemistry is off the charts hot. Shame its pre- recorded; we would have loved a script change because we strictly in the MCE and MXQ camp.

At least we’re now clear how the OTP feel about each other: He Jie is all out to get his girl, he took his sweet time but we’re glad he’s being completely honest and upfront about loving Xiao Qian. Also we’re so pleased that Xiao Qian has finally confessed her feelings for He Jie to Ma Li. It was actually done really well; Sonia Sui presented MXQ character in a very realistic and enduring kind of way so, as viewers we totally get her hesitation and her insecurities about being with him.

Other thoughts:

How great was Xiao Qian when she was yelling at Meng Cheng En’s father!? That’s how we like our leading ladies- FEARLESS.

Ma Li was on fire in this episode- the woman spoke her mind and told absolutely everyone exactly what she thought. We particularly like her side comments about how He Jie must regret being so hesitant and stupid in his pursuit of Xiao Qian.

Looks like there is a happy ending on the horizon for Amanda and her annoying son Xiao Tuo Luo in the form of Amanda’s lost love and Baby daddy. In a way we’re glad she’s going to get a happy ending because as a love rival she really wasn’t that bad. She was genuine, kind and just happened to get swept up in He Jie’s stupid games.

We’ve got our fingers crossed for a satisfactory ending – in other words we don’t want a repeat performance of crappy Down with Love, seriously what a load of rubbish that drama was.

P.S Man – Episode 15

9 Jun

Just when we thought we couldn’t love Meng Cheng En any more….

When a carjacking and donating over 1000cc of your own blood is not enough to win the heart of the leading lady, you know it’s time to throw in the towel. Sob*

We really hoped that the writers would choose to focus on the OTP’s relationship and leave the love rival out of it, just so then we could reframe ourselves from sitting in front of the screen and making whimpering sounds at the sight of a heart broken MCE.

Love rival + lots of drama = happy MustHaveSubs girls- simple as that.

This episode stepped up a gear and had that must desired drama that had been missing so far in this show. It was great to watch MCE finally be something other than the shoulder to cry on and sounding board to Xiao Qian’s love woes. He not only saved Xiao Qian’s life by risking his own; he stole a car and got arrested for his troubles, now that’s our kind of guy. The worst thing about it is, he overheard Xiao Qian confess that she had no feelings for him and then decided to tell her that he wouldn’t give that easily- the silly fool, he’s only going to cry when the final credits roll at the end of this drama.

The scene when the police came to take him away was the first and possibly only time which made us realistically think- we wouldn’t mind if these two ended up together at the end of this drama. Of course it’s never going to happen but the drama has achieved what so many other dramas fail to do, they gave us viewers a plausible love rival who not only shares chemistry with the leading lady but is presented as a real opponent to the leading man. On the whole this makes this drama all the more compelling to watch, add the fact that he’s hot and is an all round good guy and we’re sold. 

Other news:

Xia He Jie finally cut his hair- thank goodness, honestly how can the leading man in a drama have such problem hair and still be presented as a woman magnet?? Now we’re hoping that he finds a hair brush and does something with the mess. The Viikii discussion commentators seem to only have comments about Blue Lan’s hair, which are hilarious to read, and there’s us thinking it was just us obsessing over his crazy locks.

Aside from hair watching, He Jie was rather sweet in his conversations with Braces Girls, we’re pleased that the writers have clearly presented him as still very much in love with Xiao Qian, rather than a last minute realisation/ confession of love that dramas have done to death over the years. What’s keeping us from jumping ship and completely cheering for MCE to get the girl is the fact that He Jie has always loved Xiao Qian and when he says that he would drop everything to be with her if she gave the word- we believe him. This OTP have been given a really lovely back story, share great chemistry and like each other in a believable way, so although we’re sad for MCE, this OTP have us rooting for them all the way to the end.

P.S Man – Episode 14

7 Jun

This episode presented the aftermath of Xiao Qian’s rejection, so we got two things that we’ve missed:

Bad He Jie and lots of love rival action! Oh yes Meng Cheng En has returned.

Even though we got lots of love rival scenes, we kind of wish that we didn’t because he is such a nice guy and he’s only going to get his heart broken when Xiao Qian rejects him which is inevitable. Meng Cheng En is a lot like Joon Sae in Shining Inheritance in regards to being practically perfect in every way and has zero chance with the leading lady because she has already fallen for a guy who is generally a loser compared to him. Which is a shame because when Xiao Qian first met MCE, they shared great chemistry together and it was lovely to watch on screen but now she’s all love sick and spends her time moaning about He Jie to MCE, which is often the case with Love Rivals in Asian dramas. We hoped that maybe they would give MCE a fighting chance with Xiao Qian but unfortunately for us, the writers decided to go with the boring traditional format. Ah well, at least we get to witness several jealous scenes between He Jie and Meng Cheng En- so funny.

Things we enjoyed:

He Jie has returned to his playboy ways with multiple girls on his arms and lots of drinking, which is completely understandable after the ordeal he went through the previous week. Although we do like how he hasn’t completely returned to his former glory, the producers did well in highlighting the odd scene where he physically struggled to hold it together, like the scene in the bathroom.

How good are all of the scenes between Xiao Qian and He Jie? They hardly say anything to each other but seriously the atmosphere is practically electric whenever these two are on screen together.

The restaurant scene/ show down between Meng Cheng En and He Jie- once again their trash talk was laugh out loud funny! Also it’s so hilarious how they are always inches away from physically having it out regardless of the location. Question: how is it that such a swanky restaurant only managed to have two sets of customers in the whole place and of all people it happens to be the leads in this drama? We know it’s a small world but come on!

So our OTP are currently apart because Xiao Qian is too kind for her own good, forsaking her happiness because she’s keeping He Jie away from Amanda and her son- drama makers why are you doing this to us!? How pathetic of Amanda to hold onto a man who has confessed his love for another woman and has already rejected her. 
Xiao Qian also has doubts about He Jie’s sincerity which is completely understandable considering his sordid past. From the previews it looks like the writers are going to use the developing friendship between Braces Girl and PS MAN as a way of proving to Xiao Qian that He Jie truly does love her, which may either be rather sweet or incredibly cheesy- please writers don’t kill that drama with an over the top cheesy ending- it’s deserves better than that! Then again we may be completely wrong with our predications and be pleasantly surprised- heres hoping.

Anyway we look forward to more of the same- With three episodes left, we really hope that the writers abandon the developing relationship between MCE and MXQ and move right onto the good stuff between the OTP, of course we wouldn’t mind some last minute drama for good measure and possibly a hot farewell make out session between MCE and MXQ….Okay the make out session between them may strictly be wishful thinking on our part. Giggles*