I actually wanted to start this saga awhile back but kept getting distracted with other stuffs. I didn’t know where to start either so that was part of the delay. But after I was done watching Just Sing and Dancing, I got an idea of where to start. Yes, the first character to start with is one of the drama’s main leads, Nina, portrayed by Dou Hua Mei.
Nina, one of the members of the band Super Seed, started out singing at a cafe. She was really hardworking and appreciative of her boss for letting her perform there. She had a very strong personality and was a very independent character throughout.
So why did I choose her character? She was the most realistic character I could relate to personally. She was seen as independent and strong in front of others and could possibly be bordering on the side of hostility at times, especially having gotten into disagreements with some of the band members. However, her struggles and other emotional turmoils were kept shut within her.
Many of her battles were fought alone or if someone could possibly relate or try to get in, she brushed them off. It wasn’t because she was arrogant, but that was how she was. She rather suffered alone. It made it realistic for me because many other female leads just plain throw themselves into the arms of the male lead or welcomed those “prince in shiny armor” rather than try to work the solutions out on their own.
Even if she was helped at times by others, but it had to do directly with her work projects, or it was her brother. She only sought her brother out to cry things over. Not literally cry at times either, but she really needed some wise words from her brother, like how he’d taught her in the past to be strong, etc.
And even if she had to cry for real, not being able to take it anymore, she was crying alone. Not needing to put up a show for others, or seeking more points by acting so pitiful. Even if she would’ve welcomed some comforting words, but she chose not to let them pity her.
It wasn’t until Guo Ge told everyone about how she had sacrificed herself to enter a 10-year contract for them to get a second chance that she finally opened up to the others more. It was also when she dared to tell Hao Zi to not chase her away anymore. Of course, he promised.
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