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Good news! Finally an airing date for this drama. It’s on June 11, supposedly.
Check out the 90-seconds trailer (credit: HLBN Official Channel 華錄百納官方頻道):
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Okay, this is for the female side. (Go here for the male list.)
1. Tiffany Tang Yan / Đường Yên
2. Zanilia Zhao Li Ying / Triệu Lệ Dĩnh
3. Fan Bing Bing / Phạm Băng Băng
4. Yang Mi / Dương Mịch
5. Angelababy / Yang Ying / Dương Dĩnh
6. Tamia Liu Tao / Lưu Đào
8. Vicki Zhao / Triệu Vy
9. Crystal Liu Yi Fei / Lưu Diệc Phi
10. Jiang Xin / Tưởng Hân
11. Janine Chang / Trương Quân Ninh
12. Cecilia Liu Shi Shi / Lưu Thi Thi
13. Zheng Shuang / Trịnh Sảng
14. Betty Sun Li / Tôn Lệ
15. Ruby Lin / Lâm Tâm Như
16. Park Shin Hye
17. Ada Liu Yan / Liễu Nham
18. Tong Li Ya / Đồng Lệ Á
19. Viann Zhang / Trương Hinh Dư
20. Michelle Chen / Trần Nghiên Hy
21. Jia Qing / Giả Thanh
22. Yang Rong / Dương Dung
23. Gao Yuan Yuan / Cao Viên Viên
24. Wang Li Kun / Vương Lệ Khôn
25. Lemon Zhang Meng / Trương Mông
26. Stephy Qi Wei / Thích Vy
27. Mabel Yuan Shan Shan / Viên San San
28. Victoria Song / Tống Tây
29. Ma Su / Mã Tô
30. Loura Lou Yi Xiao / Lâu Nghệ Tiêu
31. Yang Zi / Dương Tử
32. Hayden Kuo / Guo Bi Ting / Quách Bích Đình
33. Hu Bing Qing / Hồ Băng Khanh
34. Jennifer Shu Chang / Thư Sướng
35. Lin Qin / Lý Thấm
36. Jacqueline Li Xiao Lu / Lý Tiểu Lộ
37. Krystal Jung Soo
38. Huo Si Yan / Hoắc Tư Yến
39. Bai Bai He / Bạch Bách Hà
40. Li Qian / Lý Thanh
41. Mao Xiao Tong / Mao Hiểu Đồng
42. Cecilia Han Xue / Hàn Tuyết
43. Ivy Chen / Trần Ý Hàm
44. Ying Er / Dĩnh Nhi
45. Yoki Sun / Tôn Diệu Kỳ
46. Di Li Re Ba / Địch Lệ Nhiệt Ba
47. Sophie Zhang / Trương Tuyết Nghênh
48. Anita Yuen / Viên Vịnh Nghi
49. Song Ji Hyo
50. Song Jia / Tống Giai
So I’m back for another voting event thing. This time, it’s the Milk Awards. Follow this link to vote. The following people are the ones I’m rooting for, the rest, oh well…I mean I like some of them, but planning to support these ones for this particular event.
Performer of the Year
Most Focused Person of the Year
Band of the Year
Trendiest Artist of the Year
Most Refreshing Cover Artist
Milk’s Prevailing Artist
Okay, remember how I said I was sooooo frustrated and disappointed that Vic and Janine didn’t end up together in the drama when I was doing the review? I’ve solved the puzzle. They actually did end up together. YES, people are probably gasping already since it was so obvious that the scriptwriters misled us for so long with different triangles, squares, and whatever else along the way. Yet the most interesting part all along was the mystery. But it could be agreed that the majority were protesting about the relationships at the end (or lack of one) because they (the scriptwriters) did put us through so much with all those romances, right? How did I figure it out? And proofs? Um, getting there. I actually figured this one out awhile back BUT was so delayed by other stuff that I didn’t get to conjure up a post until now.
Anyway, awhile back, I was trying to go back and do caps of Vic and Janine (which got delayed again or I wouldn’t need to borrow images for this post, lol). Then I got carried away with re-watching some of their scenes instead of doing caps. So I ended up watching their ending scene–or the scene before the final battle where they parted ways and each had his or her own mission to go to. It was their last conversation, which if listened carefully, had said it all.
After Xiao Ma dropped Xi Ying off, Zai Tian actually got out as well to bid her farewell. But their conversation lasted longer (much to Xiao Ma’s annoyance, lol). Zai Tian actually asked Xi Ying if it was all right that she went alone. However, he also stated that Chen Lin and Ying Xiong probably got captured already. Xi Ying assured him that he didn’t need to worry about her. He then told her that after retrieving the information from the techs, go straight to Wu Yang and not to trust anyone else. His expression said it all, he was really worried about her. But there was no other way so he told her to be careful, which she nodded and told him (and Xiao Ma) to be careful as well. After some brief staring between the two of them, Xi Ying left. However, Zai Tian called her back. When she finally turned to face him again (but didn’t walk back to him), he (after some hesitation) thanked her for risking her life to save him today. She still didn’t walk back to him, but shook her head briefly before saying that she wanted to say these words a long time already, which was ‘sorry’. The reason? Because she wasn’t able to help him with searching for ‘that girl’ (Xiao Mei) and returning her (Xiao Mei) to him. He actually said, “Forget it. She has already left. Cherishing what’s in front of me is more important.” They both smiled. He continued by saying, “We’ll be fine” (referring to their upcoming dangerous missions).
And then she finally walked back to him and hugged him, which he returned the hug. It was like he was really letting go and felt really comfortable with Xi Ying. He had always trusted her and felt a connection with her that was different from the others. It was she who understood him when he was going through such pain. Or perhaps like how I had mentioned it already in the review, she would understand because she had lost her father (also an important person to her like how Xiao Mei was to him). Even if it was a different type of relationship, but Zai Tian had always felt like Xiao Mei was like his family–regardless of romance or not. Back to Zai Tian and Xi Ying, it seemed like Zai Tian was able to relax and feel at peace when he was with her. So his previous words about “cherishing what was in front of him was more important” was believable enough for me. Then that was when I wished they hugged all night (lol) and I still do (even if it’s unrealistic). But to get back to the plot, Xi Ying eventually repeated his words, “We’ll be fine.” They finally let go of each other (and Xiao Ma looked SUPER annoyed by now, lol) and Xi Ying told Zai Tian to get in the car. He repeated his previous concern about her safety, telling her to be careful. He got into the car at last and Xiao Ma drove away. She watched the car disappeared before going on her way as well.
So anyway, how come I didn’t figure out that one before? Seriously? I was watching the Viet-dubbed version at that time and they translated some bits of the conversation wrong. It wasn’t until I hunted down the Mandarin version to do caps that I realized it. But then the others were watching the Mandarin version and was as confused? I think it was because the scriptwriters wanted to leave the ending open at that time by confusing us again with letting Zai Tian and Ying Xiong going into the hospital to wait for Chen Lin to wake up. Then the whole banter with Chen Lin and Zai Tian at the end made it seemed like they were still at it. However, I think like some people had said (and after I calmed down already), it seemed like only Chen Lin loved Zai Tian a lot and he didn’t seem to care as much. NOT that he was cold-blooded, but it was like they couldn’t click as much though they did have somewhat of chemistry at times (with the scriptwriters providing the chances for them to be together). Still, it didn’t click. Anyway, Xi Ying had to talk to Cheng Nuo so she wasn’t around or could have some scenes with Zai Tian later on. Even if Zai Tian discovered about Xiao Mei’s fake death, it made more sense that he was shocked at first yet later didn’t really react as much anymore when they got everything taken care of already with the boat chase scene. Perhaps, like he said during the separation scene with Xi Ying that night, he really did let go. He was just shocked that she was still alive and the lingering with looking at the tickets was curiosity. (Any guy would be curious. Scratch that, anyone would be curious.) Or maybe it’s just me wanting to interpret it that way. Besides, I sort of got over the whole “no Zai Tian and Xi Ying reunion” scene already. Well, it had a lot with “I can’t do anything anyway”, but also because I felt like (again) it made sense because they never really needed to say a lot throughout the drama, but the other got it. There was also the whole deal with their silent support of one another too.
But all in all, I’m dancing now! Closure at last! LOL! (AGAIN, at least for me, NOT trying to convince anyone otherwise.)
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Okay, I finally watched it after much-failed attempts. I had to hunt down the Viet-dubbed version so I could watch with my mom. (LOL!)
First things, the starring cast:
Why didn’t I list the main cast? Um…hey, they were the main cast. They got to be the main cast, so I don’t think I need to say much more. Mark also won ‘Best Actor’ and also got recognized so I think that should already say something. If I say more toward or against it, it would end up being either I’m sucking up to him OR I’m being a sore loser (aka rooting for someone else). SO playing safe to only talk about the supporting cast and/or guest stars.
Other thoughts? So it was worth the attention it received thus far, considering how everyone worked so hard to make it happen. It was sure an action pack! For the most part. Also, the cast was really huge all right since they needed a lot to make it more convincing and the whole powerful vibe between several parties. I guess I must cut them some slacks with letting us down at some parts. The whole large scale of everything was already something to think over and how they did with the set and all.
I guess the most puzzling question going into the sequel must be: How in the world are they going to work Pi Zi out of the script? I meant okay, my mom was suggesting how it would be with saying he had to work on another case so couldn’t chase these people with Ying Xiong anymore. I thought of that. OR he could have died. (Which would be a lame one.) OR just not mention him? Why was it hard to imagine if they were to pull one of those scenarios? Pi Zi finally found out that Xiao Mei wasn’t dead. With all the things that had been leading up to the ending, would he just walk away like that or agree to work on another case instead of finding out the truth? OR at least the whole face to face confrontation? If he died, it would make more sense as to why he wasn’t around anymore to get to the end of it. BUT that would be too typical and reminded me too much of a TVB easy exit for those formulas with cutting an important character out of it all. It was not about Vic, BUT about the smooth transition of the plot. There were a lot of draggy parts in this one so it wasn’t perfect with the series. (I made it through so I don’t care anymore.) BUT it must at least make sense with some of the parts with the continuation. So good luck!