If you think that the first episode was not all good, then you should give this remake another chance and watch this episode. Episode 2 had me smiling and squealing because all my favorite scenes/story lines from the original version were combined here. You will surely see which ones I smiled and squealed for when you read below!
We started off this episode by seeing Lei staring (more like worshipping) at Jing’s ad. Typical Lei acted all weird by complimenting Shancai and even kissing her afterwards. Ugh this is what I hated about you, Lei!
Teng Tang Jing is here as early as episode 2! Our girl is really lovely (this must be consistent too!) and I could already sense some chemistry with her and Lei when they hugged the first time.
F4 + Jing went out for drinks and catching up on one another and reminiscing how they were when they were still kids. Jing asked Ah Si how his sister was and that he probably misses her. His good friends told Jing that he has found a replacement for his sister anyway. Oh yes! I just can’t wait for Dee Hsu’s guest role as the cool and fierce jie of Ah Si!
This is Dao Ming Si’s jealous face every time he would see Shancai and Qinghe being so happy together. Boy Dylan needs to work on this face more since it is basically Dao Ming Si’s signature face haha!
Apparently it is an honor to receive F4’s Joker card so Qinghe was more than delighted to have received one.
I was not able to take a screenshot of Dylan Wang’s killer Dao Ming Si stare but it was just epic! If looks could really kill… He was mocking Shancai for being 10, 100, or 1000 times happier every time she is with Qinghe.
This, my friends, is something that I squealed over! I loved this so much in the original version and this 2018 version did not disappoint. Lei won this round (Shancai really did actually like omg) and what was interesting for me here was Jing’s expression. It was a mix of neutral but with tinges of jealousy and confusion. Great acting, girl!
Jing helped out Shancai by giving her clothes and shoes. She told her that it was her first time to see Lei being so agitated over a matter. Shancai then comforted her by telling her that she is the only one that Lei likes. She did not respond when Shancai asked her if she feels the same way towards Lei.
Shancai fainted and had to take some bed rest. I was smiling like an idiot when this was all happening because I knew where this was going already hihi
As a Meteor Garden addict, I knew I was right! Dao Ming Si came to visit her and he looked nothing but a very decent man who was like an angel.
I mean, look at that! Who would have expected to see Dao Ming Si’s soft side as early as episode 2?!
After that lovely dinner, Shancai asked him what his motive was for visiting her. Was it to see her being sick and in such a pathetic state? Ah Si still continued being soft and told her that he wasn’t (*melts*). He asked her where she was planning to go during the National Holiday since he was willing to pay for her to come with them to Hawaii. She then told him that she was going to Qinghe’s family villa in Sanya which made him angry. I was smiling again after this scene because I just knew where this was going!
See, I knew it!!! Dao Ming Si made his whole squad follow Shancai. HAHA! Jing invited her to their party and she could not take no for an answer. She told her that she will transform her look and leave everyone in awe.
Mission accomplished for Jing and Shancai! Look at those wide-eyed young men upon seeing Shancai! *squeals*. This is how we ended episode 2 and we know where this is going to lead us!
In a nutshell,
- This episode did not have much unnecessary scenes and it had no boring moments for me.
- I think the story is building up pretty well and like I said at the start, everything that I loved in the original version was given justice.
- I actually have mixed feelings about Dao Ming Si’s sudden change in character. Again, I guess it is because of the story’s speed but this version of Ah Si did not even give me the chance to be scared of him… He turned so soft in just 2 episodes!
- This episode just got me thinking more and more about this drama and I just cannot wait for the next episodes to come!
What did you think about this episode? Did you like it as much as I did? Feel free to share your thoughts here!