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  1. @kismet22, I think you're a little turned around on character names -- which totally happens. i don't even bother remembering what they actually are half the time, it seems. But to clear up any confusion for others reading your post, I thought I'd clarify: Ye Zi is the name of Ariel Lin's roommate friend/lawyer. Wu Zheng is the pilot, and the one who grew up without a father. Xiao Han is his son; the one who was betrayed by his (adoptive) father. I'm glad people (including Zhou Zhou) seem to realize that the mom needs psychiatric help. I am a little disappointed though that the dad thought the best thing for him to do was to divorce her and get away. I totally understand that he reached his limits in their marriage, and that he can't force her to get help if she doesn't want to (short of getting a court order or something), but what I can't understand is that he thought it'd be okay to leave Zhou Zhou in her care knowing exactly what she is like. I don't know, that part kind of bugs me. Mostly, I'll just be glad when this storyline is wrapped up because I'm not looking forward to watching ZZ's mom wreak havoc on Ariel's career and her whole craziness is starting to drive me batty! I have no words for Ariel's boyfriend. I look forward to watching the confrontation in this week's subbed eps because it's past time. He is so wimpy for avoiding Ariel -- both in breaking off their relationship and now letting his new girlfriend manipulate him into running away. Frankly, I don't know why the new girlfriend would want to be with a weakling like him either, but maybe she likes having someone she can manipulate since she's doing it so well. I don't know. What I do know is that I can't wait to see how Wu Zheng ends up helping Ariel in Australia because we all know their paths will cross since they're both there. As for Ye Zi, the roommate, there was a moment when she ran into Shi Fei (Wu Zheng's best friend) outside her apartment when he came looking for Ariel. There first meeting went so poorly that I thought to myself then, "Ah, these two will end up together, I know it." It's how the drama world works . . . If she ended up with ZZ's dad, that'd be one more ethical violation, and I don't even want to begin talking about how she should probably have lost her license already the first time she let her tongue slip about the divorce . . . oh drama worlds *facepalm* I've peeked at the later eps, including the ending, and all I can say is it's now made me even more impatient to get there. So glad it's a new week just for new subbed eps! Hehehe.
  2. Does anyone else want Ariel’s wardrobe?! Jisf finished Ep 12 with subs, and now I’ve got to wait until next week again. Sigh.
  3. Hu Yi Tian (from A Love So Beautiful) has joined the cast as Wu Bai. I believe that's the little cousin (DT), the one who threw the OTP under the bus at the joint New Year's family dinner.
  4. Agreed! I love the little details as well, and I had the same reaction to that scene. I have no idea. I've never seen her in anything before. You can check her filmography.
  5. This is one of those dramas where, if you're only watching for the romance, you're going to be bored out of your gourds. It's just not that kind of a drama. Rather, it's the whole package. I'm interested in the OTP, the father-son, and the relationships of those around them as well, be it friendship, family, or romance. There's just something very engaging about it all. Of course, I get impatient to see the OTP together but that's only because their chemistry is so engaging whenever they're on screen together. But I also enjoy watching the journey that they're currently on. It's kind of like getting a reward when we see them together, so I don't mind if the story takes its time in that regard. There is so much going on in and around them, after all. For example, I already know ZZ's mom is going to be the bane of my existence. (And don't even get me started on all the ethical violations that went on with the whole divorce business. ) She's probably the one thing I could do without!
  6. Wanted to correct my earlier statement. I misread the other day, sorries! It looks like DF will be releasing 2 subbed eps, Tuesday through Thursday. That was a happy discovery last night.
  7. I forgot to comment earlier on that foster dad. UGH. What a way and what a time to show one's true colors. I wonder seriously wonder how he would've handled things if the company had not been bankrupt. I'd like to think there was a shred of decency and it's desperation that's making him act out like this. I'm sure he stole the money the mom left for the son's college education too. He looked too shifty eyed in that scene where he found her letter. (And I'm sure all of you who are much farther ahead than me are chuckling at my comments because you already know versus me just guessing... )
  8. So, I just finished watching the first two episodes, and that was the first thing that popped into my head when that other teacher came into Ariel's classroom and asked if she would contact her "friend in Australia" to pick up her daughter at the airport. I like what I've seen so far. I can already tell it's a story that's going to meander as it builds the relationship between the OTP and I'm okay with that. It reminds me a bit of last year's "Blind Date," which I quite enjoyed -- and by that I mean its tone and tenor, not the story; their underlying plots are nothing alike. In any event, I'm definitely looking forward to watching the next two episodes on Thursday. (Dramafever, FYI, is releasing 2 eps every Tuesday and Thursday.) Also, I really really love the songs used for the opening and end credits.
  9. DramaFever pushed their release date back to March 13, FYI: https://www.dramafever.com/news/coming-soon-old-boy-starring-ariel-lin-and-liu-ye/
  10. It will be released with subs March 9 on DramaFever!
  11. Episode 50 could also have been titled, "You reap what you sow." I know people are frustrated by the romance but I found the episode immensely satisfying to watch because of how Madame Noh was taken down a peg, or two, or three. Maybe this will be what finally snaps her out of her false Haesung reality?! I don't know. All I know is I watched while cheering Secretary Min on. I just knew she'd snap one day and when it did, it would be fun. The saddest scene in this episode for me was actually the one where Cinderella had lunch with her father. It's so sad how warped her reality is because of her mother, and her father just sat there helpless, knowing it. The good news is it's not too late for intervention and I hope that's part of the two episodes that remain. As for the romance, we'll see what the writer has in store for us. I don't know. I'm not too worried about it. But we'll see.
  12. I don't know why I was so disappointed by DK's mom. I was really hoping that knowing TS had helped DK with the stock information would be the turning point for her character, and that she'd start to see people beyond her father and Haesung, but clearly I had more hope for her character than was warranted. In that respect, I kind of feel like her husband. @stroppyse, you asked if it was bad if the highlight of an episode was a divorce, and my answer to you is: NO. Not if it's for all the right reasons. I couldn't have been prouder for DK's father in this episode. It's about time. I loved that he went to the Seo family and thanked them for finding his daughter. And I love that he is finally taking back control of his life. I really, really, really hope he can now cultivate that relationship he's always wanted with his children. Maybe the Seo family should just take him under their wing too. As for DK's mom and Grandad... they can just go hang out together and be bitter, unhappy people. I'm not going to lie, there's a part of me that still wants to say, "Maybe, just maybe, the divorce will bring DK's mom around," but my hope's been trampled on one too many times already and now I refuse to let my heart have any hope anymore. Nope, noppity nope! Finally, love also that DK is holding his ground. He's already proving that the decision to appoint him as CEO was the right one.
  13. Just thought I'd let people know, I posted my last two ALSB drabbles: https://www.asianfanfics.com/story/view/1309156/drabbles-of-a-love-so-beautiful-chinese-chinesedrama-chinesefanfiction-cdrama-alovesobeautiful-alsb-huyitian-shenyue-jiangchen-chenxiaoxi Thank you, all, you've been awesome supporters! I hope you enjoy the last two stories of Jiang Chen and Xiao Xi.
  14. After much Internet troubles this week, I finally was able to watch this week's episode. The delay felt interminable but I suppose the one good thing about having to wait until mid-week to watch is now the wait for this week's episodes is that much shorter. Anyway, some quick thoughts on the reactions I had while watching. I'm not going to lie, there was a minute there where my heart started softening towards the Granddad. I know, I know, I could hardly believe it too and if it makes you feel any better, I hated myself for every second that I felt bad for him. It was just with him lying in bed, all weak, and his backstabbing second daughter being, well, backstabbing, I felt bad. But don't worry, the pity only lasted for about a minute because then he went and blamed DK for the recent turn of events (distractions, my foot!) and I thought, "Oh right, there he is. The grandaddy we love to hate." Speaking of the backstabbing aunt: Wow. Talk about some shrewd and methodical planning! I think she's actually more like her father than her older sister. Which is why kind of cracked up watching the investors take her side. I mean, I totally understand why, given the opportunity, the others would turn away from him. (If he'd led his people with a little bit more care and understanding, and a little less yelling and demands, maybe he wouldn't have been a situation where he'd be "distracted" by DK. Just saying.) But when Jin Hee accuses her father of his "dogmatic" approach to running the company, all I can think to myself is: And I bet you turn around and do the exact same thing. I wonder if the investors realize that as well. As for DK's mother, she should really work on her poker face. It wasn't cool when the investors who'd promised to support them went to Jin Hee instead, but don't give Jin Hee the satisfaction of knowing she bowled you over! I'm sure Grandaddy Choi didn't raise her to react like that. Finally, my one moment of levity was when Ji An teased her mother that she should really be careful about what she says to people because you never know how they might end up being interconnected in the end. When she said that, all I could think about how true that was especially for the drama world where everyone is always interconnected in some sort of miraculous way! Haha.