Golden Bell Awards 2015: Winners

Yes, I had to quit Facebook to watch faster, lol. I was slower last year with putting it up because I got discouraged with watching after being spoiled, lol. Anyway, congrats to all the winners!

Best Art and Design – Presented by Ming Dao and Janet:
You Jia Shi, Huang Jian Hao, Wu Jin Wei, Cai Can En, Chen Shu Lin (尤佳施、黃健豪、吳進偉、蔡燦恩、陳淑琳) – World’s Top Chinese Music (全球中文音樂榜上榜) (TVBS)
Yao Guo Zhen and Figaro Ceng (姚國禎、曾少宗) – Maidenology (許涼涼與她的少女們)
Chen Wei Zhong (陳韋中) – Freak Family (超級夥伴)
Chen Jia Sheng (陳嘉晟) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Liao Bing (廖秉怡) – A Corner (一個角落)

Best Film Editing – Presented by Hu Gua, Ah Xiang, and Hao Zi:
Lin Xin Min and Zhou Wen Qin (林欣民、周文欽) – Taiwan to the World: Island of Fish: Promise Fish (綻放真台灣5–魚之島:黑潮的承諾)
Nian Li Wen (粘瓈文) – Discovery (台灣製造大解密)
Nian Li Wen and Lin Xin Min (粘瓈文、林欣民) – Taiwan to the World: Island of Fish: Taste of Fish (綻放真台灣5–魚之島:台灣好吃魚)
Lai Meng Jie (賴孟傑) – Freak Family (超級夥伴) (Videoland Television Network)
Su Pei Yi (蘇珮儀) – Rainbow Fairy (尋物少女)

Best Lighting – Presented by Zeng Guo Cheng and Fang Fang Fang:
Li Yuan Yue (李元嶽) – Go Music 3 (音樂萬萬歲3) (PTS)
Xu Shi Ming (許世明) – Mr. Right Wanted (徵婚啟事)
Dong Chong An (董崇安) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Xie Han Yang (謝漢諹) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Zhong Qiong Ting (鍾瓊婷) – Probing Worries (偷窺心事) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)

Best Supporting Actress – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Zhong Xin Ling and Lin Mei Xiu:
Momo Wu (吳若湄) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Vivi Lee (李維維) – A Corner (一個角落) (CTI)
Chen Qiu Zhen (陳秋貞) – Let The Sunshine In (浪子單飛)
Xie Ying Xuan (謝盈萱) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)

Best Sound Editing – Presented by Zhu Ke Liang and (?):
Li Chun Xiong, Lin Jie, Xia Jing Chun, and Xie Zong Jie (李春雄、林潔、夏敬淳、謝宗杰) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Yu Zheng Xian (余政憲) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Hong Zi Wei (洪梓為) – 1 Carat’s Roommate (一克拉的室友) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Chen Fei Wu and Shen Zhi Peng (陳飛午、沈志朋) – Taiwan to the World: Island of Fish: Taste of Fish (綻放真台灣5–魚之島:台灣好吃魚)
Jiang Zhen Dao, Xu Lan Ting, Chen Wei Jun, You Wan Shen (蔣震道、徐嵐婷、陳惟君、游寓紳) – Freak Family (超級夥伴)

Best Supporting Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Zhu Ke Liang and (?):
Chris Wu (吳慷仁) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)
Mason Lee (李淳) – Love’s End Point (愛情的盡頭)
Michael Huang (黃仲崑) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)
Xi Xiang (喜翔) – God of Love Karaoke (愛神卡拉OK) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Wen Cheng Lin (溫乘麟) – Mother’s Practiced Tune (母親練習曲)

Best Leading Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Zhu Ke Liang and (?):
Easton Dong (東明相) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Kaiser Chuang (莊凱勛) – The Road Home (回家路上)
Kaiser Chuang (莊凱勛) – On A Journey (出遊) (PTS’ Student Life Story Collection)
Jag Huang (黃健瑋) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)
Huang Deng Hui (黃鐙輝) – Let The Sunshine In (浪子單飛)

Best Cinematography – Presented by Zhang Fei and Ruby Lin:
Li Ming (李鳴) – Rainbow Fairy (尋物少女) (CTI)
Zhou Wen Qin, Zhang Wei Zhi, and Liang Yi Yang (周文欽、張緯誌、梁義洋) – Taiwan to the World: Island of Fish: Promise Fish (綻放真台灣5–魚之島:黑潮的承諾)
Hu Wu Zheng (胡午正) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Feng Xin Hua (馮信華) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Huang Pei Li, Hu Guo wei, Xie Zheng Feng, Du Li Ren, and Liang Yong Guang (黃培理、胡國偉、謝政峰、杜立仁、梁勇光) – Slow Travel Adventures (浩克慢遊) (PTS)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Tele-movies – Presented by Zhang Fei and Ruby Lin:
Yu Wei Shan (于瑋珊) – The Kids (小孩)
Chen Yi Ru (陳怡儒) – On A Journey (出遊)
Zhang Qi En (張綺恩) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Huang Jian Ming and Wang Hui Zhu (黃建銘、王卉竺) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)
Cai Yi Deng (蔡沂澄) – The Road Home (回家路上)

Best Leading Actress – Min-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Zhang Fei and Ruby Lin:
Mei Fang (梅芳) – Water’s Origin (水源地) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Jenny Wen (溫貞菱) – The Kids (小孩)
Megan Lai (賴雅妍) – Love’s End Point (愛情的盡頭) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Yan Yi Wen (嚴藝文) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Yan Yi Wen (嚴藝文) – Mother’s Practiced Tune (母親練習曲) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)

Best Director – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Ye Quan Zhen and (?):
Yu Wei Shan (于瑋珊) – The Kids (小孩)
Wang Chuan Zong (王傳宗) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Xu Rong Rong (許榕容) – Let The Sunshine In (浪子單飛)
Liao Shi Han (廖士涵) – The Road Home (回家路上)
Aozaru Shiao (蕭力修) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)

Best Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Ye Quan Zhen and (?):
PTS’ Life Story Collection – The Kids (小孩)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – The Road Home (回家路上)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – Let The Sunshine In (浪子單飛)
Wake Up (麻醉風暴) (PTS)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Drama – Presented by Blue Lan and (?):
Du Zheng Zhe, Lu Hui Xin, Yang Hui Wen, and Li Song Lin (杜政哲、盧慧心、楊蕙文、李松霖) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Lu Shi Yuan (呂蒔媛) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Wu Fan / Wu Yu Qing, Deng Li Fen, Hei Mi / Tu Fang Xiang, and Chen Jia Zhen (吳繁/吳毓青、鄧莉芬、黑米/涂芳祥、陳嘉振) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)
Xu Yu Ting (徐譽庭) – Apple In Your Eye (妹妹)
Huang Zhi Xiang (黃志翔) – The New World (新世界)

Best Supporting Actor – Drama – Presented by Blue Lan and (?):
Zhu De Gang (朱德剛) – The New World (新世界)
Mark Lee (李天柱) – San Bao Wanted To Go Home (三寶要回家) (DaAi TV)
Zhang Shao Huai (張少懷) – Mr. Right Wanted (徵婚啟事) (GTV / TTV)
Melvin Sia (謝佳見) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Soda Voyu (蘇達) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)

Best Supporting Actress – Drama – Presented by Blue Lan and (?):
Jean Lee (李依瑾) – The New World (新世界)
Lin Yu Xuan (林雨宣) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Miao Ke Li (苗可麗) – Someone Like You (聽見幸福) (SETTV)
Tiffany Hsu (許瑋甯) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Isa Hsieh (謝瓊煖) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)

Best Leading Actress – Drama – Presented by Wilber Pan and Rainie Yang:
Zhu Zhi Ying (朱芷瑩) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Ruby Lin (林心如) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Huang Pei Jia (黃姵嘉) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Rabbit Yang (楊可涵) – The New World (新世界) (TTV)
Janel Tsai (蔡淑臻) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)

Best Director – Drama – Presented by Zhang Chen Guang and Tian Xin:
Li Zhi Qiang (李志薔) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Chen Rong Hui (陳戎暉) – Apple In Your Eye (妹妹)
Xu Fu Xiang (許富翔) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Xu Zhao Ren (許肇任) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Lai Meng Jie and Zhang Xiu Cheng (賴孟傑、張修誠) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)

Best Leading Actor – Drama – Presented by Vic Chou, Ariel Lin, and Chen Bo Lin:
Chris Wu (吳慷仁) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Kurt Chou (周孝安) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)
Leroy Yang (楊一展) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Blue Lan (藍正龍) – Apple In Your Eye (妹妹)
Lan Wei Hua (藍葦華) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)

Best Dramas – Presented by Bu Xue Liang, Harlem Yu, Zhang Xiao Yan, and Huang Zi Jiao:
The Way We Were (16個夏天) (TVBS)
iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄) (CTV)
Apple In Your Eye (妹妹) (GTV)
Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所) (Hakka TV)
Brave Forward (新丁花開) (Hakka TV)

*All information were translated and verified by DTLCT.

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Golden Bell Awards 2015: Nominations List

Just saw it so had to get right to it! LOL!

Best Dramas:
The Way We Were (16個夏天) (TVBS)
iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄) (CTV)
Apple In Your Eye (妹妹) (GTV)
Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所) (Hakka TV)
Brave Forward (新丁花開) (Hakka TV)

Best Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
PTS’ Life Story Collection – The Kids (小孩)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – The Road Home (回家路上)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – Let The Sunshine In (浪子單飛)
Wake Up (麻醉風暴) (PTS)

Best Leading Actor – Drama:
Chris Wu (吳慷仁) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Kurt Chou (周孝安) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)
Leroy Yang (楊一展) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Blue Lan (藍正龍) – Apple In Your Eye (妹妹)
Lan Wei Hua (藍葦華) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)

Best Leading Actress – Drama:
Zhu Zhi Ying (朱芷瑩) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Ruby Lin (林心如) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Huang Pei Jia (黃姵嘉) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Rabbit Yang (楊可涵) – The New World (新世界) (TTV)
Janel Tsai (蔡淑臻) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)

Best Supporting Actor – Drama:
Zhu De Gang (朱德剛) – The New World (新世界)
Mark Lee (李天柱) – San Bao Wanted To Go Home (三寶要回家) (DaAi TV)
Zhang Shao Huai (張少懷) – Mr. Right Wanted (徵婚啟事) (GTV / TTV)
Melvin Sia (謝佳見) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Soda Voyu (蘇達) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)

Best Supporting Actress – Drama:
Jean Lee (李依瑾) – The New World (新世界)
Lin Yu Xuan (林雨宣) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Miao Ke Li (苗可麗) – Someone Like You (聽見幸福) (SETTV)
Tiffany Hsu (許瑋甯) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Isa Hsieh (謝瓊煖) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)

Best Director – Drama:
Li Zhi Qiang (李志薔) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Chen Rong Hui (陳戎暉) – Apple In Your Eye (妹妹)
Xu Fu Xiang (許富翔) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Xu Zhao Ren (許肇任) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Lai Meng Jie and Zhang Xiu Cheng (賴孟傑、張修誠) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Drama:
Du Zheng Zhe, Lu Hui Xin, Yang Hui Wen, and Li Song Lin (杜政哲、盧慧心、楊蕙文、李松霖) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Lu Shi Yuan (呂蒔媛) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Wu Fan / Wu Yu Qing, Deng Li Fen, Hei Mi / Tu Fang Xiang, and Chen Jia Zhen (吳繁/吳毓青、鄧莉芬、黑米/涂芳祥、陳嘉振) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)
Xu Yu Ting (徐譽庭) – Apple In Your Eye (妹妹)
Huang Zhi Xiang (黃志翔) – The New World (新世界)

Best Leading Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Easton Dong (東明相) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Kaiser Chuang (莊凱勛) – The Road Home (回家路上)
Kaiser Chuang (莊凱勛) – On A Journey (出遊) (PTS’ Student Life Story Collection)
Jag Huang (黃健瑋) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)
Huang Deng Hui (黃鐙輝) – Let The Sunshine In (浪子單飛)

Best Leading Actress – Min-series/ Tele-movies:
Mei Fang (梅芳) – Water’s Origin (水源地) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Jenny Wen (溫貞菱) – The Kids (小孩)
Megan Lai (賴雅妍) – Love’s End Point (愛情的盡頭) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Yan Yi Wen (嚴藝文) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Yan Yi Wen (嚴藝文) – Mother’s Practiced Tune (母親練習曲) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)

Best Supporting Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Chris Wu (吳慷仁) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)
Mason Lee (李淳) – Love’s End Point (愛情的盡頭)
Michael Huang (黃仲崑) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)
Xi Xiang (喜翔) – God of Love Karaoke (愛神卡拉OK) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Wen Cheng Lin (溫乘麟) – Mother’s Practiced Tune (母親練習曲)

Best Supporting Actress – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Momo Wu (吳若湄) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Vivi Lee (李維維) – A Corner (一個角落) (CTI)
Chen Qiu Zhen (陳秋貞) – Let The Sunshine In (浪子單飛)
Xie Ying Xuan (謝盈萱) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)

Best Director – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Yu Wei Shan (于瑋珊) – The Kids (小孩)
Wang Chuan Zong (王傳宗) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Xu Rong Rong (許榕容) – Let The Sunshine In (浪子單飛)
Liao Shi Han (廖士涵) – The Road Home (回家路上)
Aozaru Shiao (蕭力修) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Tele-movies:
Yu Wei Shan (于瑋珊) – The Kids (小孩)
Chen Yi Ru (陳怡儒) – On A Journey (出遊)
Zhang Qi En (張綺恩) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Huang Jian Ming and Wang Hui Zhu (黃建銘、王卉竺) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)
Cai Yi Deng (蔡沂澄) – The Road Home (回家路上)

Best Cinematography:
Li Ming (李鳴) – Rainbow Fairy (尋物少女) (CTI)
Zhou Wen Qin, Zhang Wei Zhi, and Liang Yi Yang (周文欽、張緯誌、梁義洋) – Taiwan to the World: Island of Fish: Promise Fish (綻放真台灣5–魚之島:黑潮的承諾)
Hu Wu Zheng (胡午正) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Feng Xin Hua (馮信華) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Huang Pei Li, Hu Guo wei, Xie Zheng Feng, Du Li Ren, and Liang Yong Guang (黃培理、胡國偉、謝政峰、杜立仁、梁勇光) – Slow Travel Adventures (浩克慢遊) (PTS)

Best Film Editing:
Lin Xin Min and Zhou Wen Qin (林欣民、周文欽) – Taiwan to the World: Island of Fish: Promise Fish (綻放真台灣5–魚之島:黑潮的承諾)
Nian Li Wen (粘瓈文) – Discovery (台灣製造大解密)
Nian Li Wen and Lin Xin Min (粘瓈文、林欣民) – Taiwan to the World: Island of Fish: Taste of Fish (綻放真台灣5–魚之島:台灣好吃魚)
Lai Meng Jie (賴孟傑) – Freak Family (超級夥伴) (Videoland Television Network)
Su Pei Yi (蘇珮儀) – Rainbow Fairy (尋物少女)

Best Sound Editing:
Li Chun Xiong, Lin Jie, Xia Jing Chun, and Xie Zong Jie (李春雄、林潔、夏敬淳、謝宗杰) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Yu Zheng Xian (余政憲) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Hong Zi Wei (洪梓為) – 1 Carat’s Roommate (一克拉的室友) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Chen Fei Wu and Shen Zhi Peng (陳飛午、沈志朋) – Taiwan to the World: Island of Fish: Taste of Fish (綻放真台灣5–魚之島:台灣好吃魚)
Jiang Zhen Dao, Xu Lan Ting, Chen Wei Jun, You Wan Shen (蔣震道、徐嵐婷、陳惟君、游寓紳) – Freak Family (超級夥伴)

Best Lighting:
Li Yuan Yue (李元嶽) – Go Music 3 (音樂萬萬歲3) (PTS)
Xu Shi Ming (許世明) – Mr. Right Wanted (徵婚啟事)
Dong Chong An (董崇安) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Xie Han Yang (謝漢諹) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Zhong Qiong Ting (鍾瓊婷) – Probing Worries (偷窺心事) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)

Best Art and Design:
You Jia Shi, Huang Jian Hao, Wu Jin Wei, Cai Can En, Chen Shu Lin (尤佳施、黃健豪、吳進偉、蔡燦恩、陳淑琳) – World’s Top Chinese Music (全球中文音樂榜上榜) (TVBS)
Yao Guo Zhen and Figaro Ceng (姚國禎、曾少宗) – Maidenology (許涼涼與她的少女們)
Chen Wei Zhong (陳韋中) – Freak Family (超級夥伴)
Chen Jia Sheng (陳嘉晟) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Liao Bing (廖秉怡) – A Corner (一個角落)

*All information were translated and verified by DTLCT.

Gentle Mercy

Mixed feelings throughout the series but I guess it made sense because of the title and the theme of forgiveness, etc.

Main Cast:

  • Tender Huang (黃騰浩) as Zhao Yu (趙宇). Having liked Tender since watching Xiao Hai Da Ren, I was looking forward to enjoying his performance in this one. His performance didn’t disappoint, but his character sort of confused me at one point in the story. More on that later. I thought he was smart at first. And perhaps he was since he was a gifted person after all with his abilities to brew tea at such a young age and then making the business prosper later on where his father failed. Though I wanted to forgive him when it came to matters relating to the heart but I felt kind of too frustrated at times to sympathize. Or perhaps I was confused and impatient at the same time.
    • Fu Xian Hao (傅顯皓) as the young Zhao Yu (趙宇). Great performance from the young actor. Totally could see the stubbornness still present with both actors as the character grew up, etc. Though I felt the kid was kind of arrogant at first, saying some things that could offend his father. And I was glad he become less arrogant in the later years. I’m sure he didn’t mean it in that way when he said if his father wasn’t around, he could take care of things YET it was a hard blow for the old man.
  • Li Jia Ying (李佳穎) as Hu Xin Er (胡馨兒) aka Li Ya Ting (李雅婷). Seeing Li Jia Ying’s performances over several dramas, I was glad to see her finally being the leading girl. She’s actually one of those leading girls having an acting caliber that rises above that of the second female lead. She was really cute in here yet NOT too overly innocent. She was helpful and supportive but wasn’t so weak like her exterior. Several times, I was surprised at how Xin Er possessed so much strength to let go or let it be in front of others. Yes, she did hide and cry by herself yet it was understandable. She really put up a strong exterior in front of others.
  • Stella Huang (黃湘怡) as Zhao Fei (趙菲). Zhao Yu’s younger sister. Mixed feelings. At times, I find her really cute, then others I found her too innocent. But I was glad there was more character development with her as events unfolded. She learned how to become stronger and move on. Even if she didn’t want to. It wasn’t too unbelievable given the time gap, etc.
    • Xu Ya Qi (許亞琦) as the young Zhao Fei (趙菲). Cute little girl. Though she was in the scenes at times during first three episodes, she didn’t have as much chance to perform like the child star who portrayed her brother. But she was cute enough and made me see the connection between her older version as well.
  • Zhang Ming Ming (張明明) as Fan Li Qun (范立群). I felt that this guy is really good at acting all right. At least he amazed me after watching this since I really hated him while watching Peak Times. He was a true playboy in here and really knew how to lure the girls in. Not to mention his immature behaviors at first. And it was not like I really liked him in here either, but found him funny at first.
    • Chen Bo Nian (陳柏年) as the young Fan Li Qun (范立群). Not much from him except some scenes regarding how he was so spoiled. Consistent with his background and while he was growing up.
  • Yang Zi Shan (楊子珊) as Fan Ai Qun (范愛群). Fan Li Qun’s younger sister. I don’t want to pick on her, but among the main cast, she was the weakest link in the acting department. Her inconsistency made it hard for me to understand what was really going on with the character. There were drops of hints here and there or some concealment to retain mystery in the plot–especially in the later parts. But still not too convincing with some cases. And I didn’t really like her character. NOT because she was Zhao Yu’s love interest since the start, but more like her spoiled nature that made it hard for me to like her. It’s like how I don’t like her brother for the same reason. At times, I want to say it’s okay. But I’m not really that okay with it. I can’t like every single character.
    • Ji Liang Zhu (紀亮竹) as the young Fan Ai Qun (范愛群). I found her really smart at first when she was drinking the tea at that one place and explained each step of brewing tea, etc. That actually carried on when she grew up. However, I didn’t like her spoiled brat nature either.
  • Xie Wen Xuan (謝聞軒) as He Si Si (何思思). Zhao Yu and Zhao Fei’s cousin. I think she was the reason that reminded me how strong people on the surface weren’t really strong. I’m not saying I blame her since everything happened so fast with the other incident and she had the right to fight for her happiness, etc. Not to mention her situation hit a bit too close to home with how her mother was a single mother as well and how she remembered the events of growing up, relying on herself mostly. I really liked her at first and found her hilarious, but was more turned off of the other dramatic events later on. I did state already that I do understand the conflicts in her heart and don’t blame her for making different decisions, but I just felt too bad for Zhao Fei in some situations. At least she had Li Qun’s mother’s backing (and her own mother’s backing in the later parts).
    • Wang Jia Xuan (王佳萱) as the young He Si Si (何思思). Feisty and that consistency carry on to her later years. At least until the “real” dramas finally started.

Supporting Cast:

  • Long Shao Hua (龍劭華) as Fan Yong Kang (范永康). Li Qun and Ai Qun’s father. I hated the character but felt like the actor was good with his performance. He used everyone he could to get what he wanted. Though I wasn’t convinced with Zhao Yu and Ai Qun’s chemistry, I felt he have a major role in ruining them. How could he do that to his own daughter? He was totally using his health situation and her filial toward him to force her into helping him that one time.
  • Xu Gui Ying (徐貴櫻) as Lin Yan Ni (林燕妮). Fan Yong Kang’s wife, Li Qun and Ai Qun’s mother. I hated the woman. I didn’t care if she was the wife and had better calls than her husband in the whole business situation. She really made Zhao Fei’s life a living hell at one point. And though He Si Si’s mother brought it onto herself for acting so desperate while at the Fan resident, I still didn’t like her attitude.
  • Ann Lee (李淑楨) as Tang Mei Lin (唐美林). Zhao Yu and Zhao Fei’s mother. I had a feeling she was the weakest link at first. But it was just the exterior since she was much braver and stronger than her husband in many ways. YES, she did break down at first when she heard the news of his passing (but it was normal). Later on, she was confused as to what she should be doing and almost sold the farm. But she learned to become stronger and tougher over the years, protecting her children throughout the years. I was so scared that she would die in the later parts of the drama since the scenes spotted in the theme videos made it suspicious that someone was going to get sacrificed. I was glad she lived up ’til then to see Zhao Yu and Xin Er finally ending up together, etc.
  • Wang Zhong Ping (王中平) as Zhao Fu Xiang (趙富祥) aka Hu Ke Qin (胡克勤). Zhao Yu and Zhao Fei’s father. The most hated man in this drama for me. A total coward, not daring to face any consequences. Not capable of protecting his family yet he would get all mad or pull the ‘ego’ card when his wife was pointing out some ‘true’ issues. I thought his character would change to ‘bravery’ after being with Cai Chun OR something, but he was still a coward, hiding behind her with situations. But I must say Wang Zhong Ping was really good in the role. He was totally convincing that he made me loathe his character so much throughout, even if his wife had already forgiven him near the end.
  • Josie Leung (梁家榕) as Tang Mei Jing (唐美晶). He Si Si’s mother. Mixed feelings. I liked it that she was really caring toward her sister and wanted to take her sister out on shopping trips, etc. Yet I didn’t like how she couldn’t see it when others do not want her around, etc. Sure, she wanted what was best for her daughter, etc but don’t have to act so desperate in front of the Fan family, etc.
  • Hu An An (胡安安) as Hu Cai Chun (胡彩春). At first, I really liked her for her snappy comments toward her boss and her step-father. Later on, it was just plain mixed feelings. I understood that she had her weak moments and in the later years, like she said, she didn’t have what it took anymore if Ke Qin were to leave her. Yet I felt she was too weak when she gave in and spent the night with him that one time years ago, knowing he was married. (As I already blamed him and bashed him to no end in his section, I felt it was only right to point out what she did also.)
  • Michael Huang (黃仲崑) as Li Tong (李桐). I found him really cool and funny at first. Then later, I really respected him for what he did. Though he led a gang life in the past, that didn’t stop or discourage him from starting his new life later on. He had hope with the search for his daughter, but there were situations that I felt he was the bravest among the male population in here.
  • Deng An Ning (鄧安寧) as Lin Gu Wen (林顧問). When I realized he was the director of Angel Lover, it made me wanted to laugh since Tender Huang and Li Jia Ying were also in there (but in different stories). It felt strange that he was guest-starring for such a role. Yet it was cool that he was game for it.

Couples:

  • Tender Huang and Li Jia Ying as Zhao Yu and Hu Xin Er. They were really cute together though their characters were ten years apart. It felt off at first but I was glad the scriptwriters went along with it. But like most leading couples, they spent so less time together as a couple that made me want more screen time for them. YES, they spent a lot of time together at the tea farm before that and up until they finally became a couple. But I still felt like it was too little after they were a couple. Sometimes I felt like they got together too late and it wouldn’t work, especially how the foundation for how Zhao Yu liking Xin Er was off, but I guess anything could happen with time. It was not impossible but I felt like it was strange how he just let go of Ai Qun like that. There wasn’t anything he could do anyway and time had made him realized the person right by his side all along was the one. If both collaborate again in the future, I want to see them dating from the start, LOL!
  • Tender Huang and Yang Zi Shan as Zhao Yu and Fan Ai Qun. They didn’t lack in chemistry since their background implied that they belonged together. Yet I felt mad confused at the beginning and then again in the later parts. Why? It was obvious in hinting their beginning when Zhao Yu picked up her hair clip and it seemed like he was into her, etc when they were finally growing up. But what made me mad confused regarding him was how he was guiding Ai Qun that one time and actually have a hand around her shoulders BUT when he spotted Xin Er nearby, he withdrew his hand right away! It was like he didn’t want Xin Er to catch them and misunderstand or anything. I meant Ai Qun didn’t mind and he liked her, right? So why was he acting like he was up to no good? AND it wasn’t like he was taking advantage of Ai Qun, he was really helping her maintain her balance. Then what got me even more confused about her was it seemed she liked him all along but just wanted to go out and explore the world, etc. I swore I thought she made up the boyfriend part at first to see how his reaction was. Then how jealous she was with Xin Er made me felt like she liked him. Then I moved onto to thinking like possibly because she wanted to be spoiled by him after having broken up with her boyfriend. It made sense. Yet her expressions said more than that. So when they got together and separated, it felt too weird to me. I don’t doubt that he liked her but I wasn’t totally convinced with their chemistry character-wise. Even if the scriptwriters had established so much history for them to the point that I didn’t believe that he could forget her so fast, but it just made it tenfold more confusing for me.
  • Zhang Ming Ming and Stella Huang as Fan Li Qun and Zhao Fei. They were so cute together yet I was really disturbed how he was still such a player after being with her. It was possibly because he had to go through stuff and pay for it before he could mature? But it was such a shame this pairing didn’t work out. It was so cute that he kept teasing her and she would take it seriously, etc. I enjoyed their fun moments a lot. She made him a better person in a way because he could soften up and not be so mean at times. He seemed more caring toward others as well, but not totally. In the end, the only thing good out of it was both learned to mature and be independent.
  • Zhang Ming Ming and Xie Wen Xuan as Fan Li Qun and He Si Si. I felt their chemistry when they were bickering at the beginning. But I was hoping for a better get together for them than the whole ‘mistake’ before they actually fall in love and cherish one another. OR the intention of the scriptwriter was to make it different from other dramas? (Like how other dramas would just make it like they would fall in love later on and he would have to break up with Zhao Fei, stating the typical sorry, etc.) I was really frustrated by how his mother kept intervening and making it worse for them both. I swear they would’ve eventually got together if she didn’t make it so hostile for all parties.
  • Wang Zhong Ping and Ann Lee as Zhao Fu Xiang and Tang Mei Lin. Like I said earlier, I thought she was the weak link in the relationship. Yet I was wrong. When problems appeared, he just wanted to escape by committing suicide and let his family deal with the rest. When that didn’t work, he sought out other ways BUT when others cast doubt on the plans, he just went all ballistic on it. Like how she asked him questions regarding that one deal and he just acted like she kept treating him like some useless dude. How could they maintain a proper discussion when he kept wanting to win? I felt bad for him initially when I wasn’t watching much yet when she kept nagging him but as more and more details unfolded, I felt like he was too much an idiot to empathize. And perhaps they were so wrong for one another as well because they can’t seem to reach an agreement at times.
  • Wang Zhong Ping and Hu An An as Hu Ke Qin and Hu Cai Chun. I don’t know what to say about them, except maybe they fit more, etc. Again, he was still the weak one in the relationship. It was too late to change anything in the end except to let them stay together.
  • Michael Huang and Ann Lee as Li Tong and Tang Mei Lin. Impossible but it was a shame. I liked it that finally, she could depend on someone like him. Yet, of course, they can’t become an old couple, caring toward one another anymore. At least they were still friends and future-in-laws.

Triangles: I said numerous times in the past already that I hate triangles but I guess it’s hard to ignore in this case.

  • Li Jia Ying – Tender Huang – Yang Zi Shan. Because of the confusion I mentioned above, I felt that this triangle was kind of loose. Perhaps that was why I didn’t care as much. Though I was indeed very impatient as to when Zhao Yu and Xin Er would get together, it was relevant to have him resolve past conflicts and have a chance with Ai Qun first. They were indeed from two different worlds. It wasn’t about being ‘rich, poor’ either. But it was more like their mentality didn’t allow them to be together. Her past baggage with her boyfriend made matters even worse. It was hard to blame her but it indeed proved she wasn’t ready for a new start. The most ironic thing was when she finally learned to cherish Zhao Yu, he had moved on. Unbelievable, but I guess after he cooled down, he realized what he wanted was by his side all along. The time gap still didn’t stick for me, but I felt because Tender and Jia Ying have so much chemistry that helped the cause even more. And I must credit Zhao Yu for not going back to Ai Qun after he and Xin Er were under the impression that they were siblings. NOT that there’s anything wrong with that since he has every right to since Xin Er was his sister, etc. But I felt it was just strange if he knew it didn’t work out with Ai Qun but return to her. It would even undo the foundation of how he and Ai Qun already got why they should be friends only. (Though she didn’t think so and was still hopeful.) They already made his father a wishy-washy character throughout so having him becoming exactly like his father wouldn’t help the case either, right?
  • Stella Huang – Zhang Ming Ming – Xie Wen Xuan. I have mixed feelings with which couple I should ship for at first and still seeing some hilarious scenes in the theme video. But I didn’t like how things unfolded later. Probably because it was too cruel for all parties. Yet what I hated more (as mentioned earlier) was his mother for making things worse and worse. Even if he was a player and needed some lessons before actually maturing and taking some responsibilities for his actions. But that was too cruel. And though I was pretty sure that the mother had told her friend to find any means possible to pull Li Qun and Si Si together, I want to blame them for getting drunk themselves. Sure, they have to be polite to that one lady when she offered, etc. But drinking to that point? They should know better. I usually make my bet on Zhao Fei being naive and NOT being able to turn people down (after witnessing her being bullied by his mother and having to take it all), but Li Qun and Si Si? Perhaps it was better that Li Qun and Zhao Fei didn’t end up together since she wouldn’t be able to survive within the household. Maybe one day the mother would see the good in Zhao Fei but she was too much of a doormat during the beginning. I liked her independent attitude in the later parts better. She will probably meet someone one day that will appreciate her for her kindheartedness. Whoever said that “You’re marrying him, not his family” couldn’t be more wrong than this. Not to mention naive. Because seriously, if you can’t get past family approvals, it won’t work no matter what. (Even if it works but there are still conflicts within the family. It doesn’t mean I’m discouraging others from fighting for their happiness since I have no right and I’m just tying that phrase in with the current drama being discussed here.)
  • Ann Lee – Wang Zhong Ping – Hu An An. Already said he was a coward in both relationships. And I thought the ending made sense–even if they both got off so easily. Because honestly, what else could Mei Lin do? It had been soooo long already. She should just let go and live her own life instead of torturing herself with it.

Interesting Factors:

  • Most of the main cast have younger counterparts, except for Xin Er. It was essential that they left Xin Er’s identity a mystery until near the end. There were hints throughout yet there was still no definite answer. I felt it was interesting that they let the story flowed so that there were about 3 episodes with the kids until they zoomed toward the later years. Made it somewhat more refreshing than just having flashbacks about their childhood in a way.
  • The main couple suffered from the cliche of being possible siblings. When I realized what was going on with the plot, I quickly thought of Momo Love since Li Jia Ying was also in there. Yet I liked how it was being handled here better. Instead of hugging each other and crying (which Zhao Yu tried to comfort Xin Er at one point) and do other senseless stuff to fuel their emotions even more, they separated and tried to move on. The part where Xin Er pushed Zhao Yu away and yelled for him to go away made it tenfold sadder and touching than just hugging each other for me. It made it more convincing with the earth-shattering news reaching them that they could be siblings and NOT wanting to touch anymore. It was like they were in the dark about it, so why make it super soapy with them hugging, etc? It wasn’t until she was in the clear about their actual relations that she finally hugged him and didn’t want to let go. (Though he tried to brush her off–since he was already calm by that time and didn’t want to stir any feelings up, he let her be when she told him she only needed a little more time since she really missed him.) Their reunion was equally cute and worthwhile. It was interesting how the situations reversed during the ‘heartbreaking’ moment and then the ‘clearing up of events’. Like how I just said with him wanting to comfort her yet she didn’t want him to touch her at that time (or she wouldn’t be able to let go), then how he was much calmer when she came to visit him near the end and told her not to do that, etc.

Recommended or not? Depends. There were very frustrating moments but also worthwhile moments as well. Because the theme was about forgiveness and all, it was essential for some of the twists to occur. Yet it didn’t make it more enduring at times. I enjoyed it and felt it was one of the better ones out there. Maybe the acting of the majority of the cast had helped the cause. Since it wasn’t like super special with the theme, but it was refreshing in a sense with some of the differences. And because it didn’t have the feeling of a typical ‘fairy tale’ drama so that was why I was pulled in. These were real issues in life that people might have faced.

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Endless Love: Line 15

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

They cheated again but not some random scene, just that they were several minutes more over with repeating the previous episode’s ending scene. It’s okay though. Last episode so they needed more time to stretch the last episode. To get some things out of the way, Xin Jie got the message from Min Shuo and rushed in to talk to Jing Hao, pouring her hearts out, etc.

As for Min Shuo, he couldn’t stand it anymore after some hesitation and reconsideration. During one of the walks with Rui En, he couldn’t stand how she kept saying that Jing Hao was despicable and was only thinking of money. Not to mention how her father wanted them to get married. Though he really wanted to be with Rui En, I guess after what he’d seen Jing Hao sacrificing for Rui En, he had to say it. His conscience wouldn’t let him? ‘Cause before, he had thought Jing Hao was the bad guy too, but after that little conspiracy, he’d seen to understand Jing Hao more. He told Rui En what really happened so they went to the hospital to see Jing Hao but found his bed empty. That was when they went to the company to ask for words of Jing Hao. NoQ volunteered to go with Rui En and Min Shuo to Jing Hao’s place to find him gone.

Meanwhile, Xin Jie was seen having a meeting with her mother. She finally got the courage to sever her ties with her mother and fight for her own freedom. She was leaving and was also seeking legal help so her mother wouldn’t and couldn’t control her anymore. The mother totally lost this time yet I don’t pity her because Xin Jie never learned or received any love from her so how could Xin Jie give it back?

Min Shuo managed to persuade Rui En to head home and think up of a new plan. One of Kun Ge’s henchman approached them and gave them a package. It was specifically for Rui En, an answer to his strange comment the other day when they were captured and then released. What was inside was an old fashion recorder. It was compact but effective because it held all the evidence to which Rui En’s father had confessed to Kun Ge as to why he’d done so much these past years. The crime of Rui En’s father did not extend from the accident he’d caused toward Jing Hao’s mother. That was really an accident, and he couldn’t really be blamed. Yet what made the whole thing despicable was kidnapping Jing Hao’s father and hiding him all these years so Jing Hao and Rui En wouldn’t get married. Song Wan Ji’s reason for sabotaging the marriage was that he feared Rui En would suffer after they married because Jing Hao might abuse her or do other things to her because of what her father did–just for revenge. Yet he had miscalculated and things had gone haywire. If he hadn’t mess with Kun Ge, he would’ve succeeded. Yet the truth must be revealed after all, right?

The confrontation between Rui En and her father was really emotional. Her father’s image was completely ruined in her heart. It wasn’t just about choosing the one she loved and her father, but about ruining Jing Hao’s family’s life and then eventually causing grief for them all. Things had gone out of control and he hadn’t expected some of the dramas. But he was the driving force of the whole thing. I felt Sandrine did extremely well at that scene. She doesn’t cry pretty, she never did. But that was what made it so emotional and more realistic. After that confrontation, she left the place–with Min Shuo and NoQ chasing after her.

With so much happening and how she couldn’t find Jing Hao anymore, it was hard to blame her for breaking down completely. Everything in her life was a big joke, especially how her father was such a person. I think what she said was true though, by doing all those, he only loved himself and not her because hadn’t she suffered so much too? Min Shuo took over and encouraged her on, not wanting her to give up after hearing her devastated rant.

After disappearing for days, Xin Jie finally appeared again and even contacted them. First Min Shuo and then the others to inform them about the wedding, wanting them to come and give their blessings to the two–her and Jing Hao that was. NoQ wanted to break the phone yet it was Xue Zhe’s, LOL! NoQ said the screen of Xue Zhe’s phone was bigger? LOL!

What got even funnier was how NoQ and the gym owner were arguing over whether NoQ should sabotage the wedding or not. Yet they ended up killing each (not really but were just reacting too strongly) because NoQ was saying the gym owner wasn’t any better off than him–appearance-wise–and that the gym owner looked like a gorilla. Man, that was priceless! One of the scenes worth laughing over. They were too cute and hilarious. Something to ease off the tension with?

The wedding finally arrived and most of the key characters were there to attend the wedding. Though some were reluctant, just wanting to see some type of show or maybe voiced their objection like NoQ. Possible. Yet Min Shuo was looking all relaxed when he came with Rui En? Was he changing back to a character where he was thinking about his own happiness? Kind of impossible since he’d made quite an effort to help Rui En. Or was that another point-scoring scheme? Before anyone else could figure it out, Rui En was pulled away by Xin Jie to the dressing room. Xin Jie wanted Rui En to help her with something, which we do not know yet–not quite.

The ceremony soon started and Jing Hao was forced to play the game with the application they created to ensure that the person he was marrying would be his fated other half. Jing Hao, we know, had tossed his phone toward Kun Ge during that one confrontation so he didn’t have his anymore. Kun Ge soon reached into his pocket and fetch it for him, tossing the phone to him. So they were ready. No detection or reaction from the software at first while they waited. Jing Hao said the application was only made to seek for a dating partner, it didn’t have anything to do with marriage. But before he could say further, his phone finally responded and it was successful. He and his bride to be was indeed fated to be together.

The big surprise everyone hadn’t known about was that the bride to be was Rui En, not Xin Jie. Jing Hao was confused and so were some of the parties who had arrived to witness the wedding. Xin Jie soon appeared to explain that she had dumped Jing Hao because the application said he wasn’t suitable for her hence allowing him to be with his destined person, which was Rui En. That meant that Xin Jie was in on that conspiracy with Min Shuo when they met up that one time. He’d planned everything with her to the point of making sure everyone got together and attended the wedding that day. After learning those few details, NoQ raised his hand up to say that he had no objections, lol. As of the others, of course, they had no objections as to Jing Hao and Rui En’s marriage. One of the funniest responses was Kun Ge’s 800% support and that he announced their application had succeeded with its purpose. (Great time for advertising their product, eh? LOL!) Yet Jing Hao, himself, objected. What? Weird, eh? But he repeated his words by saying the application they created only proved to find a match for dating, not marriage. He wanted to ask others to give him their blessing instead, specifically Min Shuo. Min Shuo took up the role and asked Jing Hao to tell them how much he loved Rui En before he could give his blessings. So Jing Hao took up the challenge and told everyone present about their story.

After Jing Hao’s recounts, Xue Zhe continued with the usual questions between the bride and groom. Rui En replied ‘I do’ before Xue Zhe was finished while Jing Hao told Xue Zhe to shut up. That sort of scared him (and possibly the guests) but Jing Hao soon told Xue Zhe to finish up with the ceremony and that if anyone was objecting, he would kill them. (LOL!)  Rui En could finally smile and joke with Jing Hao naturally–like once upon a time. The funniest was seeing how hard she hugged him that his wound got affected by the force, which she didn’t care since she declared she didn’t want to let go of him again. Funny that everyone was yelling for them to kiss–and Jing Hao responded by saying like he needed them to say it. Yup, a happy ending indeed.

Some of the things near the ending were a bit rushed yet we could guess that Xin Jie had seen what was going on or at least realized some of the things after what happened so she decided to give up? Then there was Min Shuo finally understanding what type of person Jing Hao really was, so of course, he had no objection. Not to mention how small he must have felt to misunderstand Jing Hao and how much Jing Hao could sacrifice for Rui En. So he got together with Xin Jie and planned it up to the wedding. (I want to take this opportunity to praise Lin Yo Wei again. I seriously, seriously had underestimated him. Yes, I’m making up for past wrongs with scolding him and not even going back to change some comments ’cause I wanted it to reflect my emotions while watching those parts. Now, I just want to say that he seriously brought out his character well with unwilling to lose, to the point that he could resort to some other means, causing grief to others and himself. Then the genuine, concern look, later on, was totally convincing, not the arrogant, fake pitiful look anymore.) As for Song Wan Ji? Anyone felt he got it too easy after that emotional confrontation with Rui En? I did, but after watching the ending, I guess there was no other way. What else could he do, right? If the others had already forgiven him, then that was that. They could move on. Or more like if he didn’t want to lose his daughter, then he should go forth with helping them. Kun Ge was a key character in revealing everything, because if he hadn’t exposed Song Wan Ji then Jing Hao and Rui En could never be together. What I don’t get though was, wasn’t Jing Hao’s father missing like before Jing Hao told Song Wan Ji that Song Wan Ji was the one who ruined his family by running over his mother? So it didn’t make sense. Or maybe he just didn’t want Jing Hao and Rui En together but learned the facts afterward? Or did he go and investigate Jing Hao’s background already before the day? He was capable. I might have missed something and need to go back and pay attention to some details. But last thing, was Min Shuo going to end up with Bi Yun? I meant since he already apologized for being an asshole earlier and how she had hugged him at the wedding for being such a nice guy? Possible.

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Endless Love: Line 14

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

Not really that cheating with the showing some scenes that hadn’t really appear yet. But this one cheated with showing too much of the last scene of the previous episode.

Liang Ba Ba was so glad Xin Jie came home, but it wasn’t because he had gotten attached to her. It was just because he wanted her to help him find Rui En. So she broke down and begged him not to find Rui En anymore. Well, Liang Ba Ba still used his wife’s name for her so Xin Jie wanted to replace Rui En instead. Liang Ba Ba, of course, backed down when he saw Xin Jie crying and tried to comfort her and told her not to cry anymore. That was when Jing Hao came home and called out to his father. Liang Ba Ba rushed to explain that he didn’t bully Xin Jie, he just wanted to find Rui En and then Xin Jie cried so he cried as well. When Jing Hao asked her what was wrong, she just ran the stairs. (How in the world could she run so fast in those heels?) The typical and inevitable confrontation unfolded when Jing Hao finally caught up to her at the rooftop. (YUP, the cliche spot for any types of emotional confrontation.) I guess that was kind of surprising, just kind of though. I meant I would’ve expected that Jing Hao would lie to cover up his tracks and sink deeper, making things even more dramatic (thank the scriptwriters though) in the later scenes. Yet he actually admitted that he couldn’t lie to her anymore? In a way, Jing Hao and Rui En were the same, when confronted with everything already fallen into places, they would admit it instead of diving anymore. Well, after that dramatic attempt to commit suicide, Jing Hao managed to save her (and she fainted–how cliche or what?) and took her back to his place, putting her to bed.

As he was considering things over in his mind, looking at Rui En’s portrait again, Rui En called him. The sound of the cell phone ringing caused Xin Jie to wake up and eavesdropped on their conversation. What was said between them was really sad though since they both knew they could never return to what was before, mostly because they mutually know (without saying it out loud) that they couldn’t hurt Xin Jie. Rui En only had one request and that was to see him again so she could sketch an image of him to save for the future (since we all know Eunuch Min Shuo got rid of the other ones already).

As if things weren’t getting to the point of beyond hysterical already with some of the events going on, more bad news was to be delivered. Yup, their project/idea got stole and it was on Jing Hao’s head because Xue Zhe saw Song Wan Ji leaving Jing Hao’s place that one night, making Jing Hao prime suspect to have betrayed them. The big boss had every single right to be mad, even if NoQ had vouched that Jing Hao wasn’t that type of person. The banter between NoQ and Xue Zhe had escalated to another height but the mob boss jumped in, telling both to shut up. From his expression, he was ready to let heads roll. AND why was the other dude smiling like a maniac the whole while since hearing the news with the project being announced, etc? NOT Xue Zhe, but that other new dude that came at the same time as Rui En and NoQ.

Oooohhh…OMG! So we or maybe more like I had underestimated that pretentious, faking pity Song Wan Ji. He sure knew how to hide things and pretended he was in a regretting mode all these years. So he sent that dude in to spy and steal? Not to mention pinning it on Jing Hao. No wonder he was so good at planning every move. He was staying silent all along or looking like he trusted Min Shuo yet was just letting Min Shuo do whatever so others could focus on Min Shuo and hate him instead? Or he didn’t really care? (Regardless though, I swear Min Shu wasn’t that nice either, kept wanting to control others. It didn’t matter how he thought it was good for others.)

As Jing Hao and Rui En were making their way to their last meeting, both were thinking of the past. But as fate would have it (or more like the scriptwriters wanted to make it even more dramatic), Rui En was detained by a little accident with her wheelchair and fell. Attempting to get up, she was approached by some dude. Two guesses who he was sent by. Jing Hao, of course, got there first and waited until he received a call. It wasn’t from Rui En though, but Xin Jie, saying that it had to do with her mother and begging for Jing Hao to save her. (I can’t believe she was using this type of tactics, but I guess when her bridge of emotions had already been broken, she would resort to anything. It was, of course, fake because she called her mother earlier so of course they had it planned or something.) Wanting to rush to wherever it was to find Xin Jie, Jing Hao remembered of his meeting so he called Rui En yet she wasn’t picking up either. He left a message and told her to wait for him.

Well, I guess that made two of them since Xin Jie’s mother was equally surprised as Jing Hao when he demanded some answers from Xin Jie’s mother. Xin Jie actually came right out and told Jing Hao she heard it all with Jing Hao and Rui En meeting up. Just to be fair though, when you eavesdrop, make sure you know the full story before jumping to conclusion? BUT I guess can’t blame Xin Jie since she wouldn’t know what was real or fake anymore, not after being deceived for a while now.

Okay, I’m getting surprised like the second time. I meant like I thought he would feel guilty. Because of the typical main guy formula, right? Since he did lie to her in the past. Yet he said he was disappointed in Xin Jie? (Didn’t he lie to her too? So she was going crazy?) So Jing Hao just left like that. After some smart remarks, Xin Jie’s mother left as well while Xin Jie was scheming up another set of traps for Jing Hao and Rui En. At least she didn’t want them to meet up. Who else but to call that Min Shuo? I seriously think Min Shuo should be responsible for half of the troubles that were going on too, not just Jing Hao and Rui En for lying or whatever else. (Failed to mention it probably qualified as lying.) After all, Min Shuo did force Jing Hao to marry Xin Jie before he would release information on Jing Hao’s father’s whereabouts. So why should Jing Hao take the fall for this and be slapped on the slogan as an asshole when Min Shuo could walk away? Come on now.

Yup, Rui En got captured and now her father had to deal with the mess. Did he think he could get away with it and was celebrating too soon on his victory of causing Jing Hao more grief? WRONG! Seriously though, whatever he was doing always backfire on him because it ended up that his daughter would receive the punishment in his place. The person who called was, of course, Kun Ge, the mob boss (aka Jing Hao’s current boss). Song Wan Ji knew him? I meant because he had recognized the guy’s voice. OMG! I was thinking it might be some major misunderstanding yet it was true. Song Wan Ji not only wanted to cause a misunderstanding between the two parties but he actually said Jing Hao offered the deal to him? What? I actually laughed out loud when Kun Ge was asking about how come Jing Hao was the one responsible yet Song Wan Ji and his daughter had nothing to do with the whole thing and that if Song Wan Ji was trying to fool the ghosts or something (aka Kun Ge was seeing through how Song Wan Ji was just pinning things on Jing Hao). Man, I’m having a blast with Kun Ge’s phrases. I don’t know. I shouldn’t even laugh at this time since Rui En’s in danger but it was just so funny that Song Wan Ji was just trying to wing it through and push everything on Jing Hao (aka manipulating things) but Kun Ge refused to cooperate, lol. (I swear Song Wan Ji’s so much like Min Shuo or vice versa, always manipulating and wanting to make sense to convince others to do it their way.)

After hanging up on Song Wan Ji, Kun Ge called Jing Hao up. Jing Hao had returned to the meeting location to continue waiting and thought that it was Rui En who called since Kun Ge had used Rui En’s phone to call Jing Hao. Some initial ‘I thought could trust you’ type of thing were rattled out, Kun Ge got right to business, saying how he had been betrayed, etc. Jing Hao was, of course, stumped by the fact that Song Wan Ji had admitted the truth (or the weaved-up version of the truth).

As if he wasn’t worried to death already after Kun Ge hung up on him, that Min Shuo had to show up and attacked him too. (Again, what in the world was Min Shuo to Rui En, her husband? Or her father?) Well, they finally got it out of the way by prioritizing the situation. Yet Jing Hao stopped a distance from the supposed place that Rui En’s imprisonment location. What now? Jing Hao stopped Min Shuo from proceeding by saying that he wanted Min Shuo to promise him something.

Okay, I was watching and didn’t want to recount much but that was a powerful scene and great planning from Jing Hao with trying to get Min Shuo and Rui En out of there. (YET it sucks that he has to let Min Shuo be the hero. Even if it was to distract Kun Ge so the other two could run yet it means that he would be a bad guy forever, without anyone knowing the truth.) But Heaven decided to help Jing Hao because Xue Zhe came in time before Kun Ge shoot Jing Hao to tell Kun Ge that the traitor was actually that other dude, who actually work for Song Wan Ji. Jing Hao was rushed to the hospital while Min Shuo and Rui En were recaptured once again. Of course, since Rui En was the useful bargaining chip that could work either way, with her father or Jing Hao–it would register some reaction. Kun Ge wanted a meet up with Song Wan Ji, what would this result in? Of course, Kun Ge won’t let someone make a big joke out of him. Song Wan Ji will have to pay.

The day when Song Wan Ji got to play the hero in saving his daughter. How touching, eh? Everyone get to play the hero to save Rui En while Jing Hao was dubbed as the bastard who only cared about money to the point that he didn’t think twice with using others to benefit. (OF COURSE I’M BEING SARCASTIC.) Kun Ge’s my favorite character right now since he’s going to make others suffer for making a fool out of him. But we were cut short of that, probably because they wanted to save stuffs for later.

Everyone found out about Jing Hao’s condition and rushed to the hospital, except for Rui En of course, since she still thought he was the bad dude. Kun Ge was right, she was sure living in a happy world, not knowing the truth, etc. Then there was also the whole flashback with Jing Hao and Min Shuo’s conversation before they went to save Rui En. It seemed like Min Shuo was looking more and more regretful or somewhat feeling torn like he wanted to tell Rui En the whole thing. (I think I underestimated Lin Yo Wei since he managed to bring out the actual genuine, sincere kind of feeling toward the character at that point versus the fake, pretentious pitiful look Min Shuo exuded in the past.) Perhaps I should forgive him? Yet if he told the truth or something, then he would be forgiven more. But that had to wait for the next episode because it ended where Jing Hao finally woke up.

*All images were captured by DTLCT