Legend of Star Apple: Episode 3

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

Episode 3 continued with that awkward moment when Rui Rui found out that Tao Si was actually the one standing there and not her Tian Qi Ge. What to do now? Flee the scene of course! But not after another embarrassing moment!

Count that as about two more embarrassing moments before she was able to escape. (She probably needed a hole at that point to hide herself in!)

Awww….and they still dared to laugh at Rui Rui’s failure. But that wasn’t it. They were just glad that they did not have to buy drinks. Sha Sha ran away! (LOL)

And someone was getting quite arrogant. (She was loud because she was trying to draw his attention? Okay…) But Tao Si was not all self-centered since he did consider about Meng Xin’s feelings. It was just that he did not want to get into an unhappy marriage.

More comedic scenes unfold after that little past about Tian Qi and Meng Xin revealed.

Yup, Tao Si spying on Rui Rui and the little kids! (And mumbling to himself! No, Tao Si, she wasn’t trying to be cute. She IS cute! Still funny…)

Tao Si trying to bully the kid? Why was the kid so cranky? I guess Tao Si’s charm didn’t work this time. The kid was sharp all right. Not falling for Tao Si’s tricks.

So someone else knew about Tian Qi and Meng Xin. That was clever of Tian Qi to be so sly, diverting away from the topic. Except that was a bit disappointing to make Auntie Bai Yue looked like a fool. But she was still able to read further into it to not expose him right away.

Lucky for Tian Qi since he was off the hook at that point because Tao Si was too busy to carry out his new goal: to turn all the kids into Little Tao Sis. Good luck, everyone!

Tao Si, how could you? You just knocked out a girl! (Still, Rui Rui was all right…phew…) And then it was time for revenge!

Now we were ready for Tao Si’s taunting dance! Let’s see how long he was going to last.

Everything’s fair game in love and war, Tao Si! Don’t you know that? (Poor his back but he started it! Never mess with a girl! I guess no one told him that.) Great, someone else had to rub it in for him.

Not only that, but Rui Rui had to praise him for how tough he was to survive all the attacks without any injuries!

So Tian Qi brought the subject of the confession up again. (And Rui Rui thought that he did not know. Tao Si has such a big mouth!) A misunderstanding! But how could Rui Rui clarify it? (Yes, Tao Si would need to brace himself for this next round of attacks!)

I thought they were supposed to sort things out, why were they making another scene for others to see? Tony and Bo Lun saw them! (Still cute…) Okay, so when all failed, resort to threats. After Rui Rui threatened Tao Si some more, she ran off–and away from that embarrassing scene. (Why was she always caught in embarrassing scenes with him?)

So Tao Si has grown fond of Rui Rui without noticing it. (Or was it because he was still a kid at heart? Seeing their little fun game, he was not able to resist, right?)

Poor Xiao Yi. Still mourning. (The kid was really good in the scene.)

Although that was kind of irresponsible of Tao Si to push Meng Xin to Tian Qi just like that, I rather see more scenes of Tao Si and Rui Rui together! (Tony was just on time! Awesome! And Tao Si wasn’t that inconsiderate after all. He was just pretending to forget. Playing the cruel dude was tough!) Tao Si was such a busybody, asking about people’s love life.

Wow, must give Sha Sha major credits. Nice going, she managed to persuade the lights to turn off too! (Or was that the ghostly beings deciding to visit them since her story was so convincing? Eekk!)

Anyway, stay tuned for more fun scenes in the next episode.

*All images were captured by DTLCT

Legend of Star Apple: Episode 2

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

Episode 2 unfolded with solving the mystery question of how Tao Si was exposed. (Sha Sha could not be blamed totally though since she had misunderstood Rui Rui also! She only wanted to save Tang Tang. Not to mention, they were only employees, right? They had to do their job!)

Fresh air? Nice, Tao Si, nice. That was some great comeback though.

A heated argument but of course it got his point across all right–even if he sounded so stubborn. (Somehow, I can’t feel sorry for Meng Xin though. There’s always something about those gentle ones that gets to me aka NOT real gentle ones, but those that has on the fake layer.)

So drama unfolded again as we were able to see the story of Tian Qi and Meng Xin unveiling for the first time. (I don’t know how in the world they could let Tian Qi end up with her since she’s so ungrateful. But I guess if he likes to be suicidal about being attached to her, then I wouldn’t want to stop him from it. But I think it’s mostly the casting–if they’ve casted some other actresses in her role, I would be more convinced of her actions most of the time, considering the upcoming parts of the episodes that will reveal her reason for wanting to marry into a wealthy family, etc.)

Comedy made its way into the scene again as Tao Si tried to reflect on a tree and Rui Rui was once again seen as chasing after her little pig. Though it was a bit strange that Tao Si was able to climb the tree and got off fine now but not in the previous episode. (Possibly he was too panicky or unfamiliar with the other tree? Or maybe this tree was nearer to the ground than the other one they hid at.)

That was a bit too cute. Didn’t know that Sha Sha was so into food! Glad to know that they weren’t at odds anymore.

And the at odds couple were once again bickering. Cute nicknames!

Tao Si was acting like a kid again. He was still mad? It could not be helped since he got in trouble for it. BUT still funny.

Tao Si, how could you pick on the poor little pig? You big bully! (Okay, that bite will teach you not to pick on the poor creature anymore.)

A fencing match was all Tao Si needed to work off his anger, right? Too bad someone else was also looking for just that.

We were brought another round of comedy as the strange man who helped Tao Si healed his bee sting appeared again. It was revealed that he was actually Rui Rui’s father. (That was really funny with the ‘To Be Continued’ thing.)

Then we got to see more beyond that hyper side of Rui Rui. She was actually a very filial daughter. Can’t get enough of their touching scenes in here.

As Rui Rui asked her father to go buy rice wine, we were again directed to Tao Si–hanging on yet another tree. (Or was that the same tree?) Still sore about matters since everyone kept blaming him for stuff. (Which I don’t blame him since honestly–forcing marriage is the worst thing you could do to someone.) However, I couldn’t help but remember that Ming Dao’s a monkey in real life! This role actually suits him! (LOL)

Tao Si’s little sulking was short lived since he was brought into another encounter with that strange man! Wow! Fast, aren’t we? Did you forget that he saved you before? No wait…so Cao Ba Ba did not remember the last incident that he attacked Tao Si?

Tao Si should not be forgiven though since he let Rui Rui’s foods went to waste by delaying Cao Ba Ba. Since when were they good brothers? (Yes, that was before but didn’t Tao Si changed it back saying they were not anymore after the ‘attack’? I guess wine got the better of him.) But we might have to pray for him since he will be in big trouble when Rui Rui finds them.

Though not dubbed to be smart or bright like others, but Cao Ba Ba’s words were quite insightful. Sometimes, it was that simple, right?

And lucky for Tao Si that he had already fallen asleep or Rui Rui would’ve scolded him to death for drinking away like that–and dragging her father in with him. (The background music to “The Rainy Season Has Started” made it even more memorable when it played as Tao Si was mumbling away about matters. It somehow made me pity Tao Si a bit more with not being able to choose.)

Tao Si actually took Cao Ba Ba’s words into consideration and gave his father the ultimatum. (Sort of!) Score one point for Cao Ba Ba! But if only Tao Si knew what the price was of opposing his father’s words and staying behind like that.

No, Tao Si, that was not how you were supposed to catch a ride… (although it might get the other party’s attention but you could’ve been ran over if it was some other bigger vehicle.)

Here we go again. And I thought they were supposed to be sworn enemies. Why did Tao Si have to rely on Rui Rui? (Well, he had no other choice left, right?)

Rui Rui’s heart softened too early. Should’ve made him suffer more. Someone was being ungrateful. So Tao Si’s a stray dog now?

I must give Rui Rui credit for her accurate calculations though. Did Tao Si have to listen to her that much? (Oh…almost forgot, he was running out of options!) He also managed to make others laugh upon his arrival!

After that round of comedy, we were introduced to yet another round of it. So Rui Rui liked Tian Qi! (And Sha Sha sure has some really dirty tricks! Still…too funny…crazy girls.) Rui Rui might want to make sure Tian Qi was around before confessing though. Too bad!

Rui Rui, did you have to say it before knowing it was really Tian Qi? Now Tao Si will use that against you!

No wait…he did not get to yet since the episode ended right at the part where Rui Rui finally realized it was not Tian Qi BUT Tao Si who was standing behind her when she turned around.

*All images were captured by DTLCT

Legend of Star Apple: Episode 1

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

I never really watched this properly so I thought I start doing that.

First off, the song “A Little Fuss” (鬧鬧) to start the drama was a good choice since it insisted on a game at play while at the same time, there was some mixed emotion to it–mostly good feelings. This was a collaboration between Zhang Xin Yu and Sweety. An interesting one because their voices match so well and created a playful effect to the song but the words made it sound so innocent yet meaningful at the same time.

Secondly, the beginning of the story reminded me somewhat of At the Dolphin Bay regarding a legend. Of course, it was different in its context and locations, but I could not help but think of it.

Thirdly, that was just plain witty how the crashing of the wedding turned out to be. I meant other dramas portrayed the whole dramatic scene or emotional scene of crashing a wedding–running away, etc. But this was partially because of Tao Si’s unwilling to be defeated by some arrangement by his parents and also because of Rui Rui’s encounter with that one scary pig.

(And might I say the groom looked like he was going to a funeral more than a wedding? Not to mention that I almost thought Rui Rui was already attached to Tao Si so that was why she was shouting at the top of her lungs with the “No!” when they were asking Tao Si if he was willing.) Cute introduction of characters all the same.

Fourth, I suddenly remember why I like this drama so much although it was not the best one ever made. It was all because of Van Fan’s songs. (Well, at least that was partially the reason.)

I swear Tao Si should’ve thought of running WAY before his father caught on. Or was he having too much fun watching the scene unfold? (Or more like the wedding all ruined.) Busted, I guess… Love their expressions! (Rui Rui thought Tao Si’s father was talking about her since she was causing the mishaps–accidentally of course.)

Eh…Tao Si trying to take advantage of the situation? No, he was just trying to shush her up since he did not want to be found out. They still have time to argue? Luckily, they found shelter in time! (But it was quite amusing seeing how Tao Si was trying to climb the tree.) Awww…they looked so cute together.

And then Rui Rui just had to ruin his mood by making that comment. Oh well…at least he still had time to socialize! Getting friendly, huh?

And Tao Si, that was not how you were supposed to score points with girls. Pulling her down with you just like that so she almost broke her face was not it.

Lucky for him that they did not have much time to argue over that incident. However, it was not so lucky since they managed to find a beehive! Eek!

Then came the scene where our Little Fish was chosen for the role!

It was also revealed of Tao Si’s past. Little Tao Si and Little Rui Rui were as cute! (Ishii Mika do look like Zhang Xin Yu at some angles.)

The song “Primrose” by Sweety playing in the background the whole time made it even more enchanting.

If only Rui Rui still treated Tao Si like she used to when they were kids.

(Uh…Rui Rui….that was an accident. You might have reacted too strongly since he was supposed to be almost dead, right? Or did you check his pulse carefully?)

Nice comback, Tao Si! A red packet? That would solve the problem?

Uh…Tao Si, that was not how you thanked someone who just saved you from drowning. Pushed her over? Happy, paddle!

So the fun ended since Rui Rui had to go and rescue her Tang Tang! (Oh why did Tang Tang had to swallow the ring?)

And that was so cute of Sha Sha and Bo Lun–although she sounded too bossy. (Wei Ru was so charming and funny at the same time with her bossy nature yet it showed a sense of character all the same.)

Though it was a bit exaggerated, it was still a touching scene with Rui Rui caring so much for her piglet. Probably showing how caring she was toward the animals on the farm. Also, though Sha Sha was a bit harsh toward Bo Lun, it showed her friendship toward Rui Rui.

And it was a miracle! Tao Si finally made it to land! But I must agree with Rui Rui that he was a turtle. Seriously, it took him that long? All that build was for show? (But I guess he was a Young Master after all so can’t blame him. Not to mention his fear of water.)

So he was on the run again. Too bad not for long. So funny of him trying to use that to hide. Come on now. Unless they had really poor eyesight, they’ve seen him. (They were really blind after all.) Tao Si did it! He deceived them!

Okay, not really…since he got himself into another obstacle. Phew! So the guy was only trying to catch the butterfly…and did not mean to harm Tao Si in any way…YET!

Nice going AGAIN, Tao Si! No, he was not that hungry. Don’t you know anything at all? (Guess not.) And that was so amusing! Tao Si sure doesn’t know anything.

Wow! So he read! Okay, at least they got that sort out…

Ooooh….that expression looks so familiar! Tao Si’s up to something again! What what? Great plan!

And Tao Si, why are we stripping? Oooh, changing clothes to deceive others. Great move.

Wrong move, Tao Si! NOT the hat!

Ah…Rui Rui finally found Tao Si again! Tang Tang is indeed saved!

Tao Si, so you’re the expert now?

Talking about betrayals though, too bad Tao Si misunderstood Rui Rui! (If looks could kill.)

Still, a very funny and entertaining first episode. All the major characters have appeared.

*All images were captured by DTLCT