This was a fun yet controversial episode! The love lines are getting stronger, maybe too strong that it has caused someone to hit a wall… Let’s go on, shall we?
Fresh from squid-fishing with Qinghe, an energetic Ah Si is bothering everyone to eat some grilled squid for late night snacks.
This was just so funny! He was expecting to see Jing but ended up turning his back when he saw Lei open the door.
Here comes Lei randomly drinking from Shancai’s bottle *insert product placement*. He knew that Shancai saw everything and she was worried that he would hate her for that.
Ah Si just could not resist his best friend! Peace treaty in the form of a grilled squid yay!
Same, Shancai, same. But don’t you think you were in such an awkward position hanging out by that door while Lei and Ah Si make amends?
If this was supposed to be the epic Dao Ming Si dance, then I needed it to be longer because it was just plain short!
I was so glad that they kept this scene! This was one of my favorite bullying scenes from the original and it did not disappoint.
Look at how his friends were outright judging him with their faces haha! I loved this part so much.
You got it right, Meizuo! His friends know him best.
It was such a weird drawing, Lei. But okay, I still love you… I also don’t know why dusting off some chalk from someone’s hair took forever that led to the two evil girls taking a video of them.
“When you like someone, you follow them on QQ too”. Oh Gen Z babies! Again, I’m really enjoying the modernity of this version. His smile got ruined when the two evil girls showed him a video of Lei and Shancai on the rooftop.
The most controversial scene from this drama. 2001 version was definitely more intense with Jerry Yan’s expressions and background music that I got really scared for Shancai. In this version, I got scared for Shancai mostly because of her facial expressions. Acting was on point, Yue Yue!
Really? His friends really know him way too well…
Lei did not properly respond to this question and just continued cleaning his violin.
“Say Something” by The Great Big World was playing during this scene… Was I really watching a C-drama?! Lei was reminiscing the day that Jing left for Paris.
We ended this episode with these two opening the night with a romantic dance.
In a nutshell,
- Many were disappointed that this version still included Dao Ming Si kissing Shancai forcefully and has even led people to boycott this drama. I am not saying that I support the drama for retaining that scene since I have always disliked that part ever since I watched the 2001 version. I still enjoyed the rest of the episode minus that part and I felt that it was still necessary to the story despite its inappropriateness to some people.
- On the brighter side, I still enjoyed Dylan’s performance as Dao Ming Si here that I would laugh like an idiot while watching him do his childish pranks.
- Lei is still being vague towards his relationship with Shancai since he only really cares about Jing… *sighs*
- Most importantly, why were there so many product placements in just this episode alone?! We had the yellow drink, Wetcode CC cream, and the Bank of Communications lol. How I wish China would include banning product placements in their SARFT regulations too… HAHA!
What did you think about this episode? Tell me your thoughts below!