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@themarchioness & @celebrianna  You know I never really thought about that and you all have some great points.  I guess it's like me having a southern draw or country accent  it would be odd to hear different kinds I guess...

 

It's a silly thing I know I guess for me it's just the pure interest in wanting to know how some of my favorite actors or actresses voices sound I know a few from watching award shows but still there is something personal about a persons voice I guess I often wondered too if in knowing your saying the words and they are being heard wouldn't there be more meaning and caring even in expressing oneself.  When acting I wonder?

 

Although I can't say from watching this drama they are lacking in anything...  Surly not in looks LOL just saying!!!!

 

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@themarchioness, thanks for the valuable information on dubbing. 

 

@USAFarmgirl, even though English is English there are some accents that I have had trouble understanding especially when I visit Texas or listening to the accents of the Scottish, Irish, Northern England, Australian, New Zealand, certain Islands in the Caribbean, etc. I confess I “sometimes” watch British crime shows with subtitles. LOL I also have an accent myself. So I suppose I can understand a bit of the dilemma in China. 

 

I do understand what you mean about voice being a part of the act but I suppose it’s something we have to accept for China. I fully appreciate Japanese voice artists for their work on anime shows I love. I don’t hear much about Chinese voice actors though. I guess it’s because the actors in front of the camera does most of the work.

 

As to this show, I’m totally fine with the voices. YY’s voice is the most playful. Chaser’s voice really suits his character. Actually, I think the voices fit the characters overall.

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1 hour ago, celebrianna said:

As to this show, I’m totally fine with the voices. YY’s voice is the most playful. Chaser’s voice really suits his character. Actually, I think the voices fit the characters overall.

 

Totally agreed.  And if we're talking about dubbing, how about that time Li Mo "dubbed" herself to win over Chun Ping Jie to secure a place at the Bureau?  That was some quick on-her-feet thinking from our smart girl, LOL!  I also loved when she later forgot to alter her surprise because she was so surprised from her fall, and Chun Ping Jie felt scammed.  Haha.

 

@USAFarmgirl Voice actors get training too to learn how to emote and "act" through their voice alone.  I like to think of it as getting to see two acting experiences in one.  If you think of it as getting a bonus, that might help!  :)  Also, I thought this article was an interesting perspective from a voice actor: 

 

http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1700/q%26a-with-voice-artist-on-why-dubbing-will-never-die

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6 hours ago, celebrianna said:

It made me wonder if Coldblood will inherit his adopted father’s estate after he dies. 

 

I tend to be partial to Coldblood and Heartless simply because their personalities attract me more but I also love Chaser and Iron Fist. I love the brotherhood of all four. :wub:

 

I feel the same way about the four deputies.  But I think that divide is natural because they themselves divided their foursome in that way.  Cold Blood and Wu Qin tended to hang out more just as Iron Fist and Chaser were always together.  Similarly, as we later learned from Iron Fist when he  yelled at Wu Qin, the former were the planners/strategists when it came to their investigations and the latter were the ones who executed those plans.  That's why Iron Fist really needed Wu Qin to stop moping around after the Tribe Princess's death, especially since Cold Blood had disappeared to find Li Mo/ASG and Chaser had been poisoned to behave like a 3-year-old child.

 

As for your other pondering over Cold Blood and his adopted father's estate, I'm not sure if he'd be able to inherit it, because the adopted father is a member of the royal family and Cold Blood isn't an actual member of the royal family, just an adopted one (even if he is a Prince in his own right).  I could see the emperor (whoever is in power at the time) wanting to take back the estate to keep in his coffers and Cold Blood, knowing his personality, probably wouldn't care.  He's got the Bureau.  On the other hand, I could see if he won enough favors with the emperor that the emperor would be okay with Cold Blood inheriting it.  It could probably go either way, however you wanted to imagine it, but I like the idea of Cold Blood inheriting the Bureau anyway so haven't really spent much time wondering about how I would feel about him inheriting his adopted father's estate.

 

On the other hand, I have thought about where they would live after marriage and babies.  Haha!  @kokodus already knows but I often spend a lot of time thinking about dramas after they're over (some more than others) and end up creating what I've called "scenarios" in my head.  For "The Four," I go back and forth a lot.  It mostly comes down to me feeling sorry for the adopted father, living in his estate by himself.  I can just imagine the joy he'd feel upon learning that Li Mo and Cold Blood were expecting, particularly since he and his wife were never able to have children even though they really wanted one.  I'm sure he'd be a doting grandfather.  That's why, in an attempt to keep things fair, I've imagined it such that for Li Mo's confinement and first months after the baby is born, they are staying with the adopted father.  I think there'd be less foot traffic than at the Bureau, so more peaceful for Li Mo, and more dedicated servants on hand to help her.  But I think not being on hand at the Bureau would be difficult for Cold Blood, so eventually once the baby was old enough, they'd return to his quarters at the Bureau.  By then it'd be easier to go back and forth between the Bureau and his adopted father's home, so his adopted father would still be involved.  Plus, Cold Blood's got his plan to drive ZGWG crazy with their horde of children running around.  :D 

 

I've already imagined that, like their future counterparts, they will have a boy, girl, and boy.  Of course they will all be trained in the martial arts, even their daughter (who will also be trained to mind read).  The oldest will take after his dad (he will be named Leng Mo, after all) and the girl will be named Xue Hua (snow flower - after Li Mo, the Tribal Princess, and Yao Hua).  Haven't come up with a name for the youngest, but I imagine he'll be closest to Wu Qin (who I also hope really find his match one day).

 

I've also imagined a scenario where Li Mo's father has figured out she is really alive and so against his wife's wishes, makes the long trip to come visit her, feeling very apologetic and sheepish over what happened in the past.  Of course Li Mo forgives him because that's the kind of person she is.

 

So um... yeah.... that's how I have spent my time, I confess.... :sweatingbullets:  DON'T JUDGE.  :P 

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@themarchioness, since he’s not royalty that’s why I wondered if there’s a possibility that he could inherit the estate. If it was otherwise I assume the adopted father would no doubt leave it to him. I think whether it’s the bureau or the estate, both depend on the emperor’s grace though I suppose the former shouldn’t be too much of an issue for Coldblood to take over. Heh, I just wondered if there was enough space at the bureau for his family since he said he wanted a big one. :wub:

 

Haha. It’s funny because last year after watching this I also thought it would be better for Li Mo to go to the estate after she’s several months pregnant. I mean they ended the show with them talking about the children they wanted to have so my mind naturally went there. However, I thought Coldblood could stay between both places but really staying mostly at the estate. 

 

LOL Oh, so Leng Mo will really be the first child’s name? I didn’t take Coldblood seriously but I guess I should. I can’t believe you actually came up with names too for the other children. So cute. 

 

I won’t judge. Once upon a time I wrote fan fiction with over 40 chapters so I’m not qualified to judge. About Li Mo’s dad, I wanted him to see how good she’s living. It’s funny how Li Mo’s mom didn’t think of him but went back to her home country. I want her mom to visit her grandkids.

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Ohhh the scenarios...And of course you have even got their names down...I'm not surprised. Will Li mo become the leader of the female deputies??? Her mom was one....Li mo doesn't know any martial arts but I want to ask whether it can be taught to her now...hmm or it has to be cultivated from the childhood?!?!?!?!!

@celebrianna Love your new DP!!!

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Li Mo can be a female deputy in the cross examination department. I forgot what Chaser called that department. It might be the interrogation department. However, I would think she’d be occupied with raising her kids. Her mother only had a child after quitting her occupation. I guess Li Mo can do limited interrogations.

 

Speaking of Li Mo as a deputy, I laugh so much when she was using fighting words during the rapist tousle with the female deputies. She sure has a lot of spunk.

 

@themarchioness, I forgot to comment on Li Mo’s fake voice to fool Chun Ping. I laughed so much when she let out that long scream and then claimed her voice was cured. LOL

 

@kokodus, do you mean digital photo as DP? I like to do anonymous avatars so I’ll see if I can tolerate exposing myself for now. I much prefer to put what I love on my profile page instead or keep it private. Heh.

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12 hours ago, celebrianna said:

@themarchioness, since he’s not royalty that’s why I wondered if there’s a possibility that he could inherit the estate. If it was otherwise I assume the adopted father would no doubt leave it to him. I think whether it’s the bureau or the estate, both depend on the emperor’s grace though I suppose the former shouldn’t be too much of an issue for Coldblood to take over. Heh, I just wondered if there was enough space at the bureau for his family since he said he wanted a big one. :wub:

 

I pondered the same question as to space, which is another reason why in my imaginations they return (at least temporarily) to the adopted father's estate.  But on the other hand the Bureau seemed to have expanding walls in this drama -- no matter who came, there was always room for them.  I imagine if Li Mo's mother had wanted to stay behind that would not have been a problem and she'd have gotten her own courtyard to boot.  :P 

 

Given Cold Blood's fame as a deputy, I also don't think it would be a problem for him to eventually take over from GZWG.  Of course, it would be dependent on whomever was in power at the time and how well he got along with him, but my imagination is not going to throw any roadblocks in his way in that regard!  I much prefer Cold Blood at the Bureau than being involved with the Royal family and having constant interactions with court business.  He'll always be involved to some extent in royal politics, as we saw in this drama, but at least he's not entrenched and can be somewhat autonomous and removed at the Bureau.  Chaser, on the other hand, I am more worried about since he'll end up with the Princess.  When it was Cold Blood whom she wanted, she always talked about him elevating his career through her/the royal court and I wonder if she expects the same of Chaser and whether that means he'd have to quit his job at the Bureau.  I don't want to see the foursome broken up, but I guess everyone has to grow up?  I don't know.  I just remember being really sad at the time when Wu Qin wanted to retire and go live out the rest of his days with Ru Yan.  Of course I understood his reasons for wanting to do so, particularly when they'd lost so much time already, but at the same time it was like, "No, don't break up the brotherhood!"  

 

And of course!  I totes think they will actually end up using Leng Mo as the name of the firstborn son.  It's so Cold Blood.  :D  

 

10 hours ago, kokodus said:

Will Li mo become the leader of the female deputies??? Her mom was one....Li mo doesn't know any martial arts but I want to ask whether it can be taught to her now...hmm or it has to be cultivated from the childhood?!?!?!?!!

 

Not in my imaginations and, actually, even within the context I don't think she would - she doesn't know martial arts and now that she's married, she has that to occupy her time.  She was only gung ho previously about being a deputy to make a place for herself at the Bureau but now she has one without needing to prove herself in that way.   I suppose she could learn martial arts now - YY learned it belatedly - but I just don't see her having a need to.  I can see them bringing her in from time to time though if they had a particularly difficult case to crack and her mind reading skills was felt needed.

 

12 hours ago, celebrianna said:

About Li Mo’s dad, I wanted him to see how good she’s living. It’s funny how Li Mo’s mom didn’t think of him but went back to her home country. I want her mom to visit her grandkids.

 

Definitely, that's why it was important in my imaginations to have him come for a visit.  I totally envision this scenario where he shows up at the Bureau asking to see her.  The servants are dispatched to hunt down Cold Blood who's in a meeting with the other three and ZGWG.  He's surprised to hear someone claiming to be Yin Xue's father is at the door.  He then has to take him to his adopted father's estate because she's in the final weeks of her confinement.  He is afraid of shocking her given her current state, but of course she rushes out to greet her father.  At the sight of his daughter, he breaks down in tears - both in apology for what he did to her, but also gratitude to see she's obviously doing well.  He's always going to be in debt to his son-in-law for that alone.  :P Anyway, since her time is near, the adopted father will invite him to stay at the estate for the birth of the first child and so he'll get a nice long visit in before returning home.  Since it wasn't easy to travel long distances back then, I feel a long visit is appropriate and I imagine the adopted father would appreciate the company as they bonded over being grandfathers for the first time.

 

As for Li Mo's mother, because it's not easy to travel, I'm not sure.  But I feel she and Li Mo would be connected always through their mind reading skills anyway so even if she never visited, she would always know how Li Mo was doing and when she had kids, etc.  Rushing to end this post because I just got called down for a meeting so gots to run!  

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@themarchioness, you really meant it when she said you had it all worked out. LOL I bow to you.

 

I also don’t want Coldblood to get involved in the royal court. It’s too fickle and dangerous in a different sense. At a word heads roll. Emperors have been known to even slaughter their families. I really want Chaser to remain at the bureau too but I don’t know how likely that is. I guess I can console myself with the fact that when a princess marry they do leave the palace to live outside. Their husbands also can serve the court in a different capacity outside participating in the court. I have seen this in Nirvana in Fire and Legend of LuZhen.

 

When Heartless decided to retire, I was happy for him but sad at the same time. I think he only decided that way because ASG was still a threat to Ru Yan. Otherwise, he would have probably remained at the bureau. Well, but it all was a pipe dream in the end. I hope he finds someone who will love him in the future. At times it almost seems that he likes to languish in his tragic love though.

 

What did you think of Zhuge’s love story? It’s funny that the emperor seems to be a hindrance in many of these love stories. 

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2 hours ago, celebrianna said:

@themarchioness, you really meant it when she said you had it all worked out. LOL I bow to you.

 

I also don’t want Coldblood to get involved in the royal court. It’s too fickle and dangerous in a different sense. At a word heads roll. Emperors have been known to even slaughter their families. I really want Chaser to remain at the bureau too but I don’t know how likely that is. I guess I can console myself with the fact that when a princess marry they do leave the palace to live outside. Their husbands also can serve the court in a different capacity outside participating in the court. I have seen this in Nirvana in Fire and Legend of LuZhen.

 

LOL.  Occupational hazard of being a fanfic writer?  I don't really have the time right now to write a story but that doesn't mean I can't still write one out in my head.  If asked, I'm happy to share at least the plot ideas I have.  :)  

 

That's exactly how I feel about the Royal Court.  Cold Blood's safer where he is.  The only other benefit I can see to Chaser serving in the court in some capacity is that he would be a network link for the Bureau, to have somebody on the inside.  Kind of like how ZGWG had the adopted father.  So it'd be like he's still working with the Bureau (and the foursome was still together), just maybe not in the official capacity as a deputy.  

 

2 hours ago, celebrianna said:

When Heartless decided to retire, I was happy for him but sad at the same time. I think he only decided that way because ASG was still a threat to Ru Yan. Otherwise, he would have probably remained at the bureau. Well, but it all was a pipe dream in the end. I hope he finds someone who will love him in the future. At times it almost seems that he likes to languish in his tragic love though.

 

Yeah, intellectually, I understood all the reasons for him wanting and needing to retire.  I just emotionally could not handle the break-up of The Four.  I felt that way too though when Cold Blood commented on how it was actually kind of nice living in that hidden village within the city.  I totally understood and appreciated that it must be nice to be away from the radar, but at the same time i was like, "You can't stop being a deputy!  You're too awesome at your job."  I mean, who will keep the city safe!?  LOL.

 

And I totally agree about Wu Qin liking tragedy.  That's why even though I do hope that he finds someone eventually, if we're talking about solely within the context of the drama, I was okay with him ending up with no one.  (Not that I wanted Mu Xue to die, but you get my point.)  I just feel like he kind of brought that on himself.  

 

Speaking of Mu Xue, you asked earlier if anyone else was as broken hearted by Ru Yan's death and, you know, I can't say that I was . . . I was to the extent that it hurt Wu Qin.  I wanted her to be alive for him.  But that's because I care a lot about Wu Qin.  Ru Yan, on the other hand, simply wasn't someone we really ever got to know.  We knew who she was, how she was the love of Wu Qin's life, how she was unjustly trapped to go be with ASG, and that's mostly it.  We didn't know her.  The time we had with the actual her basically consisted from the moment Li Mo broke her out of her trance to the time she died, and that was a very short span.  In that time, we certainly got the sense that she was a good person and kind-hearted young woman who got screwed over by ASG.  Again, I felt for her, was sympathetic to her, but I don't know.  I still didn't form an attachment to her.  We just didn't get enough interactions with her.  But of course i did not want her to die and grieved with Wu Qin, but any affections I had for her were through Wu Qin.  

 

Mu Xue, on the other hand, I was really disappointed when she died.  We'd gotten to know her and I like how she fell into the group, and I felt like she would've been so good for Wu Qin, especially with the way she kept pushing at his boundaries and stuff.  When she died, it just felt like an utter loss/waste and I was so annoyed at Wu Qin for having closed himself off to opportunities and then having to regret it.  I really wish she'd lived both for her own sake and for Wu Qin's.  

 

ZGWG's love story was sweet and I really liked the Royal Aunt.  I'd like to think that eventually they can be together for good.  

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@themarchioness, we really didn’t get to know a lot about Ru Yan but I guess the reason when I felt her death was because I really felt the tragedy of her story. I felt her loss because her life was basically taken away before she even began to live it. I also formed an attachment to her ever since she appeared in ASG’s manor and he was forcing her to learn the poem in order to become Butterfly. It was like he was terrorizing her. She seems like a quiet sweet person from what I saw in Heartless’ flashbacks as well as when Li Mo met her in her mind during the battle to free her from ASG’s mind control. Her family really tried to protect her but couldn’t. Also, since she tried to commit suicide on the day of the wedding to ASG and was forced to live afterwards in the shadow of Butterfly, I just really empathized with her. I confess I was enraged yet crushed when she was killed. I kind of suspected that there was no way a Heartless would leave the bureau so she would have to die.:(

 

As to Mu Xue, I liked her too but Heartless seemed willfully resistant to her. At times he frankly seemed discourteous to me and she was really patient with him. I don’t get him. He seem to fall a bit for Li Mo but felt opening up to Mu Xue was dishonoring Ru Yan’s memory. In a way I feel that even if he doesn’t find anyone to love in the future he’ll be content with living in his memories. 

 

Someone whom I didn’t feel an attachment for was that crazy wolf girl. Stubborn and unyielding to the end. No matter how Coldblood reason with her, in her eyes he betrayed his tribe. :blink:

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@celebrianna. totally understand your attachment to Ru Yan even if I don't feel it myself.  I was equally confused by Wu Qin falling for Li Mo, but not Mu Xue.  There just wasn't any good reason to not open up towards Mu Xue, but I wonder if Li Mo was subconsciously "safe" for him to like in that he knew there wasn't a chance with her anyway.  As for Nu Nu, ugh.  She drove me nuts.  I was so frustrated by her stubbornness and refusal to listen to reason.  What he said made sense.  You can't just go off killing people without verifying they are in fact the perpetrators, which is what she wanted to do.  On every level that doesn't make sense.  Not only might you end up killing innocent people (which is, in fact, what would have happened here) but also you don't end up punishing the people that deserve the punishment (which is what she wanted).  I just . . . gah.  Couldn't feel the least bit sorry for her fate. 

 

I have spent my morning rewatching a few episodes of The Four.  (I confess I'm totally avoiding H2H because I'm about to hit the London part and my heart can't take it.  Meanwhile, my friend has totes finished the drama already.  LOL.)  Anyway, some random observations from my rewatch.

 

- In that scene where Cold Blood finally steps up and tells the palace maids to stop bullying Li Mo by issuing ban orders in his name, I've always focused on his actions and the other maids' reaction but this time, I focused in on Li Mo's expression and I love how her eyes go big with the realization that he was never behind it in the fist place.

 

- When Li Mo gets tricked into visiting the men who are bathing behind the mountain, I always laugh a little bit at Wu Qin's reaction where he pulls his robe a little bit tighter.  I mean, how much tighter could his robe be?  It'd be one thing if his robe had been loose, but he was already covered in full.  LOL.  As for Cold Blood's reaction, you really have to wonder why he is *that* upset.  She'd already explained to him that she was innocent but he still gave her a hard time.  It's like he couldn't help himself from torturing her with orders to complete random tasks around his quarters.  And notice how when she finally escapes to her room off to the side, he follows her there.  Just admit it, Cold Blood, you care more than you think!

 

- Whenever I see Cold Blood arguing with the other three deputies at the Inn about how he doesn't think they should help Li Mo, I can only think about how grateful he's going to have to be towards them in the future.  Hee hee hee!  It's especially funny to hear the comments he makes knowing what will later happen.

 

- I finally looked up the name of Cold Blood's quarters at the Bureau.  Apparently it's some idiom, "Fei Yun Che Dian."  I think it means someone/something that is really swift. 

 

There was something else I wanted to comment on, but now I can't recall.  :(  

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@themarchioness, I just love your post. It highlights so many things I love about this show. 

 

About Heartless, that’s an interesting point about falling for Li Mo because it was safe. It fits his seeming penchance for suffering. I admit I have always wondered what Coldblood would think if he found out. It kind of reminds me of the time Coldblood came to the realization that he was experiencing “romantic” pangs for Li Mo after watching her fall asleep on the horse while leaning her face on Heartless’ back. ^_^ He was questioning when did those feelings for Li Mo start and then rationally convinced himself not to be jealous. Heh. At least he was aware that his feelings had changed before they headed to the valley to fight Wen Ru Yi. 

 

Something I found interesting is that when Yao Hua asked Li Mo to consider her (Yao Hua’s)love for Coldblood before starting anything with him, Li Mo’s rebuttal always focused on her belief that it was impossible for Coldblood to like her. It seemed it didn’t cross her mind to convince Yao Hua by saying that she doesn’t have any feelings for him. I always found it strange that she didn’t take that approach because in the past when Yao Hua’s friends and Heartless talked about Coldblood to her she was always outspoken about her emotional stance on Coldblood. Here, however, she never talked about her feelings or lack thereof to allay Yao Hua’s fears.

 

Another thing, I really wonder why Yao Hua was so convinced that Coldblood liked Li Mo and would start a relationship any day soon with her. She said that it’s because Coldblood gets angry with Li Mo when he usually acts indifferent but I still found it strange that she was so convinced that she asked Li Mo not to start anything with Coldblood without considering her.

 

I love that moment of realization too when Li Mo hears for the first time that Coldblood wasn’t the one who issued a ban against her. I find it so funny how Coldblood knows that Chun Ping has a thing for him and totally disregards it. LOL I wonder how he feels knowing these women like him. I would find it burdensome but he actually just treats them normal.

 

Yeah, he sure was bent out of shape over Li Mo getting tricked into visiting the men’s bath area. On some level he seemed to have understood that she was tricked yet he still acted unreasonably towards Li Mo. I’d say those feelings of his had already began to change and grow and I like that it began before she rescued him with her mind reading. I suppose it doesn’t matter how love begins but I like that he was falling for her pre-discovery of her ability to help him.

 

I also get a kick out of his resistance against her in the beginning knowing the future of their relationship. I always start with his original refusal to obey the emperor’s order because capturing a bunch of women was not a priority to him. As usual, Zhuge reminded them of his authority and they were sent on their way. Eh, Zhuge is almost like their unintentional matchmaker. He sent Li Mo to Coldblood as Coldblood’s maid and then sent her on that journey where they actually became official.

 

I haven’t watched H2H lately either. I’m living on memories. LOL Yeah, the heart has to be prepared for the London arc. I still say however, that it’s melodrama is not as painful as those melodrama out there that leave a viewer broken and spent. I like me some melodrama but there are some that literally gave me a headache while watching them and after completing them. With H2H I can withstand the angst quite well except when I see WN almost like she’s having a nervous breakdown. That’s the most difficult part of the show for me especially after all those beautiful moments they shared at the dream house. One of those beautiful moments being the morning after and our couple looking quite beautiful while cuddling. I think JC looked especially beautiful in that scene too.

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@celebrianna, that's a good question about what Cold Blood would think if he found out about Wu Qin's growing affection for Li Mo.  I'm not sure what would happen but one guess is that they're both such reasonable/rational people and good friends that they'd probably just sit down and talk it out.  It is interesting though that for someone so observant as Cold Blood that is one thing he never seemed to notice.  But the same could be said for Li Mo.  It's like once they were together, they were completely oblivious to how others felt about them (minus the obvious Yao Hua and Princess).  One scene that always stands out to me is the one where Cold Blood invites Wu Qin to stay and have dinner with them.  It was such a homey little scene, to basically see Cold Blood and Li Mo playing house together while they waited out ASG.  And then when Li Mo goes to serve a bite of her vegetables, you know Wu Qin was expecting her to serve him (and honestly, I was expecting it too because it is the customary/polite thing to do, to serve the guest first) and instead she serves Cold Blood. 

 

It's funny you mentioned the scene where Cold Blood had his internal monologue over seeing Li Mo fall asleep while riding the horse with Wu Qin, because I rewatched that scene last night and was totally going to comment on it as well.  I was so glad the drama gave us that internal monologue moment!  It was cutely echoed in that moment where Li Mo wondered why she was feeling jealous seeing Princess rush into Cold Blood's arms.

 

As for Li Mo's response to Yao Hua, I think the reason she didn't deny having feelings for Cold Blood (as she had in the past when others pestered her about it) was because she was starting to have growing feelings for him.  Therefore, she answered based only on what she knew -- I'm sure she never imagined that Cold Blood would be into her as well, given how much they were always at each other's throats.  But that was the thing.  The two of them (Li Mo and Cold Blood) were too close to the situation and couldn't see what was right in front of them.  For the people around them though, it was like a mating dance.  :P  I think Yao Hua actually made a good point in observing the different ways in which he treated Li Mo as compared to others.  He could be indifferent to others (including his hordes of adoring fans) because they didn't matter to him.  But, Li Mo was different.  Even though he didn't particularly want her, she was his.  She became his when he found her by the cliff.  And even though it was the other three who wanted to keep her at the Bureau, and he was the one who still wanted to send her back to the palace, their plan to keep her wouldn't have worked without his agreement.  Then there was the moment when he caught her outside the Bureau and got her past the guards by telling them she/he was with him.  And of course, she literally became his again when she was tasked to be his personal maid.  (The examples go on, really!) 

 

There was also just something about her that stirred up the feelings in Cold Blood.  Wu Qin commented on that a few times, but the one that sticks with me is that moment where he pointed out to Cold Blood how alike he and Li Mo were. 

 

I really like how despite himself he always ended up looking out for her.  The first of those times was with the ban order.  When Wu Qin asked her to help her out, he was all, "Whatevs," but in the end he did.  Similarly, when he overheard the other female deputies suggesting that Li Mo serve as the trap for the rapist, he was there to save the day.  (Btw, loved how he didn't give two figs about the other deputies having been tied up by the rapist and just grabbed Li Mo's hand to drag her out of there.  I also love the way he threw his sword back into his place once they returned to his quarters.  Not gonna lie, that was kinda hot.  LOL.) 

 

I also like that his feelings for Li Mo started to turn before she saved him with her mind reading, but I would add that it was more than her mind reading from that incident that helped to change his feelings.  I think it was also hearing her thoughts when she watched him sleep in the aftermath.  Definitely, for her, I think that was an awakening moment as she learned there were reasons for why he was the way he was.  I mean, Wu Qin had been saying similar things to her already (that he wasn't really a cold-hearted person, etc.) but she finally got to witness his past first hand through his memories.  I think her expressions of understanding touched him on some level as notice how the moment she leaves his bedside, he opens his eyes, which suggests he wasn't really sleeping the entire time but only pretending.

 

And haha, ZGWG is totally their unintentional matchmaker!  He acknowledges as much in that one conversation that he has with Cold Blood in the cave (the one where Cold Blood tells him that he has decided to finally trust his gut and believe that his adopted father is not responsible for the devastation of his clan).  Towards the end of that conversation Cold Blood gives a lot of credit for his changed outlook on Li Mo and tells ZGWG that he now understands whey the latter sent the former to him, and ZGWG laughs saying that he only thought her mind reading skills would be useful for him, and that everything else is their own.  It's cute.

 

Something else I wanted to comment on based on my today's rewatch, I found in interesting that after Cold Blood and Li Mo fell off the cliff, Yao Hua was convinced that Cold Blood was dead and told everyone else the same.  But when Li Mo later fell off the cliff by herself, Cold Blood was convinced she was still alive.  Similarly, when Li Mo finally made it back home and found that it was Cold Blood's turn to be missing, she knew that he was alive and needed her.  If that's not called being connected by the heart, I don't know what is.  :wub:

 

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I seriously think my memory is making the London scene out to be way worse than it is, but it doesn't help to have The Four in my back pocket either.  Without this drama I'm sure I would've kept going on with my H2H rewatch, but since I have The Four to turn to instead, it only serves to aid me in my procrastination.  I just need to rip off the band-aid.  Intellectually, I know this.  In practice.... Li Mo and Cold Blood are just too adorable.  :lol:  But I finally finished rewatching the beginning of the The Four (up to ep 21) so I think I move back to H2H.... fingers crossed.

 

 

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@themarchioness, it didn’t even occur to me that Li Mo should’ve served Heartless first. I just thought she was acting like a wife and taking care of her husband first. LOL It’s so cute how Coldblood was sitting at the head of the table like the man of the house. I was also sympathetic towards Heartless in that scene but I thought it was the risk he took in going to see them knowing his feelings about the loss of Ru Yan and any growing feelings he had towards Li Mo. He did look hurt when Chaser had originally announced to both him and Iron Fist that Li Mo told Zhuge that she loved Coldblood and that’s why she wanted to go look for him despite the danger. He also looked hurt when he saw Coldblood and Li Mo living the life he wanted with Ru Yan and saw their bracelets that were used to pledge their engagement to each other. :wub:

 

Coldblood is so rational that I prefer Li Mo’s jealous moment. She actually had this expression of unbelief on her face when she saw the princess rush into Coldblood’s arms. This was the first time I ever saw JC act and I have so say that by the time I finished this drama I thought her acting was quite natural. I always looked out for her reaction in that scene. Coldblood’s internal monologue confirming his notice of the change in his feelings was a gift for me. I wanted to know if he had realized the change in his feelings.

 

LOL Reading your take on Li Mo becoming Coldblood’s person was amusing and I agree. Chaser said it best too when he told Coldblood that Li Mo was his fate since he was the one who saved her and brought her into the bureau. I find it kind of funny that though Heartless was always helping her, Coldblood always end up with the responsibility for her. 

 

Since Li Mo can read minds and hearts, I think she might have an inkling of Coldblood’s change in feelings towards her even though she might not have recognized them as romantic. I know she knew he was acting contrary to his heart when he falsely told her that he didn’t want her to go on the mission to Long Xi. Heh.  I guess he was in fact happy. LOL All those months away from the bureau might not have been bearable otherwise. 

 

I think Li Mo perhaps stirred Coldblood’s feelings because she was unlike the other women he was close to. Li Mo might be the first woman whom he met that was so openly antagonistic to him. LOL He’s always saying that she’s sharp tongued and full of schemes. I personally think on some level that attracted him. Heh. 

 

I also loved all the times he rescued her but the one in episode 15 with the bait and trap was a pivotal moment to me. Before he grabs her hand, they were standing face to face and there was that pronounced moment where they just stared into each other’s eyes and then he grabbed her hand. Speaking of this trap, those female deputies really have a serious failure of conscience. How could they set up another female to be raped? They stood still outside while Li Mo was ringing the bell. I wouldn’t wish rape on my worse enemy. Terrible people. They shouldn’t be deputies.

 

About him throwing his sword,  I wasn’t sure if it was thrown to its sheath. Was it really? Speaking of hot, I like when he grabbed his sword from the sheath after he heard Heartless outside his residence fighting the Nine tail fox. Actually, I find both moments hawt.

 

Yes, I also think he was touched by the words Li Mo said when he was pretend sleeping after the wolf poison incident. I also think that he was probably moved by the fact that someone else understood his true feelings. One of the things that Li Mo said to Zhuge was that Coldblood was burdened by carrying the tragedy of the massacre of his clan all by himself. So now here is someone who “truly” understood very well what he was feeling and what he went through and someone who was encouraging him to not lose himself to this burden. 

 

How cute was it when Chaser went to visit Coldblood the next day he began asking him if when he looked into such a pretty girl’s eyes if any sparks happened between them. LOL I love that moment with Chaser when they’re teasing each other about tickling each other. Heh. We see the playful side of Coldblood for the first time.

 

Ah yes, I concur. Once those two acknowledged their love for each other, their hearts were connected. I loved when Li Mo admitted to Zhuge that she loved Coldblood. That was a beautiful moment. I wonder if Zhuge suspected Coldblood because he was sure surprised by Li Mo’s confession. He probably thought that Coldblood only went to look for his comrades.

 

You should only watch H2H when your heart is ready though. After the London scene, the angst is less painful. There’s always NX and GF’s friendship to look forward to as well.

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Argh.  I totes remembered earlier what it was I'd wanted to say the day before, but I was in the middle of watching, "Shall We Live Together?" and so didn't write it down immediately.  Now I wish I had because I've forgotten it again.  Gah.  Oh well.  If I remembered it once, I'll remember it again, right?

 

3 hours ago, celebrianna said:

it didn’t even occur to me that Li Mo should’ve served Heartless first. I just thought she was acting like a wife and taking care of her husband first. LOL It’s so cute how Coldblood was sitting at the head of the table like the man of the house. I was also sympathetic towards Heartless in that scene but I thought it was the risk he took in going to see them knowing his feelings about the loss of Ru Yan and any growing feelings he had towards Li Mo. He did look hurt when Chaser had originally announced to both him and Iron Fist that Li Mo told Zhuge that she loved Coldblood and that’s why she wanted to go look for him despite the danger. He also looked hurt when he saw Coldblood and Li Mo living the life he wanted with Ru Yan and saw their bracelets that were used to pledge their engagement to each other. :wub:

 

Oh yes!  It wasn't something that bothered me here, because I love Li Mo/Cold Blood so much, and because I recognized the point the drama was trying to make in including such a scene, but culturally speaking, that would actually be considered quite rude.  LOL.  If the two of them had been alone, then Li Mo's actions would have been perfectly normal/acceptable -- as you noted, it'd simply be the act of one spouse taking care of another.  But when in the company of others, particularly as the hosts, they should be looking out for Wu Qin first.  When I go out to eat with my parents and their friends it's almost comical watching how they jockey to serve each other, with the person being served trying to fend off the person serving them as they say, "Zi ji lai," (Everyone do it themselves).  But the thing is, while they may say "Zi ji lai," in one breath, in the next they're standing up to either serve the person back and/or serve the next person next to them.  LOL. 

 

I noted the same things you noted about that scene (especially the way the looked at their bracelets), but on additional thought, I wonder if Wu Qin wasn't caught off guard a little because at the time Cold Blood and Li Mo's relationship transitioned, he was so caught up in his Ru Yan world.  Then, after he lost Ru Yan, it was just him and Li Mo at the tribal village (with his lost memories, no less).  He hadn't been paying attention to Li Mo and Cold Blood in the same way that the others had and he also started to form an attachment when he didn't have memories as to everything else.

 

3 hours ago, celebrianna said:

Coldblood is so rational that I prefer Li Mo’s jealous moment. She actually had this expression of unbelief on her face when she saw the princess rush into Coldblood’s arms. This was the first time I ever saw JC act and I have so say that by the time I finished this drama I thought her acting was quite natural. I always looked out for her reaction in that scene. Coldblood’s internal monologue confirming his notice of the change in his feelings was a gift for me. I wanted to know if he had realized the change in his feelings.

 

Her dropped jaw look is one I am constantly rewinding to rewatch.  It's one of my favorite moments!  I agree with you about Janine's acting.  It really is quite good here (and in H2H).  Cold Blood's inner monologue was such a welcome treat, particularly after watching a drama like H2H where they liked to withhold information on purpose at times.  :P 

 

3 hours ago, celebrianna said:

I find it kind of funny that though Heartless was always helping her, Coldblood always end up with the responsibility for her.

 

Typical.  :P  I also have to admit that while watching the little relationship triangle between Li Mo, Cold Blood, and Wu Qin, I often thought of "Boys Over Flowers."  It just reminded me so much of how, in the beginning of that drama, Ji Hoo was the one who always helping Jan Di whereas Jun Pyo was the one acting like a jerk towards her.  Meanwhile, Ji Hoo tried to smooth the path between Jan Di and Jun Pyo and when she started to fall in love with him, it was pointless because Ji Hoo was in love with his first love.  Then, after his first love got married to someone else, and Jan Di and Jun Pyo started growing closer, he started to develop feelings for Jan Di.

 

3 hours ago, celebrianna said:

Since Li Mo can read minds and hearts, I think she might have an inkling of Coldblood’s change in feelings towards her even though she might not have recognized them as romantic. I know she knew he was acting contrary to his heart when he falsely told her that he didn’t want her to go on the mission to Long Xi. Heh.  I guess he was in fact happy. LOL All those months away from the bureau might not have been bearable otherwise. 

 

I think Li Mo perhaps stirred Coldblood’s feelings because she was unlike the other women he was close to. Li Mo might be the first woman whom he met that was so openly antagonistic to him. LOL He’s always saying that she’s sharp tongued and full of schemes. I personally think on some level that attracted him. Heh.

 

True.  I love how he was always fearful of her trying to read his mind.  I know I've said it before, but it is worth repeating, I love all those moments where he pokes at her or pushes her head down to prevent her from doing so.  And definitely, I agree that her spunky attitude and refusal to kowtow towards him helped to set her apart from the others.  If she'd just fawned over him, she would've been no different than the other hordes of women who idolized him (and whom he easily ignored).  I think that's part of it.  She always kept him on his toes -- like when she tried to escape from the foursome at the Inn or later from the Bureau -- and so he had no choice but to be aware of her at all times.

 

4 hours ago, celebrianna said:

I also loved all the times he rescued her but the one in episode 15 with the bait and trap was a pivotal moment to me. Before he grabs her hand, they were standing face to face and there was that pronounced moment where they just stared into each other’s eyes and then he grabbed her hand. Speaking of this trap, those female deputies really have a serious failure of conscience. How could they set up another female to be raped? They stood still outside while Li Mo was ringing the bell. I wouldn’t wish rape on my worse enemy. Terrible people. They shouldn’t be deputies.

 

About him throwing his sword,  I wasn’t sure if it was thrown to its sheath. Was it really? Speaking of hot, I like when he grabbed his sword from the sheath after he heard Heartless outside his residence fighting the Nine tail fox. Actually, I find both moments hawt.

 

Right???  I love rewatching that scene for all the reasons you stated.  As for the other deputies, I'll give them more credit and say I don't think they wanted her to actually be raped, but they definitely wanted her to mess with her and frighten her which is why they didn't rush in immediately when they heard her ringing the bell.  Either way, it is definitely shameless behavior and certainly not actions befitting of people who are sworn to uphold the law and protect others!  I was so often frustrated with Yao Hua's two underlings.  Time and time again she kept telling them to stop, particularly as she knew it was pissing of Cold Blood, but it's like they couldn't help themselves because they just kept right at it.  Ugh.  They don't deserve to wear the deputy robes.

 

I don't think we're given enough information to know whether his sword actually made it back into its sheath -- he just threw it in the general direction of where he normally kept it and we heard a clank from when it landed.  Whether it made it in or not, it's still hot.  But with his martial arts skills, I wouldn't be surprised if it did land perfectly in its sheath.  And omg, I also really like how he grabs his sword with just a flick when Nine Tail Fox makes her appearance!!!  It's another one of my rewatch moments.  LOL. 

 

4 hours ago, celebrianna said:

We see the playful side of Coldblood for the first time.

 

Moments like those truly were precious.  :) 

 

And thank goodness!  I remembered again what I was going to say yesterday.  It actually relates back to topic you brought up the other day regarding the scene where they had the fake marriage.  I meant to comment on it then but I got distracted by our whole conversation re: dubbing.  I just wanted to say that I thought it rather clever of the drama to find a way to show the viewers what they'd look like as a groom and a bride without having to give us an actual wedding.  It was really sweet how nervous they were even though it was a fake wedding.  :wub:  And lol, yeah, I love how nobody wanted to be the groom/bride. 

 

(Speaking of dubbing, after spending these past two days rewatching, I can answer your question about Yang Yang: he was dubbed as well.)

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@themarchioness, talking about the dubbing reminded me about silent filming for Chinese drama. I think it’s the reason why many times I feel like the sounds aren’t vibrant when compared to Korean drama that probably use the natural sounds around them while filming. Subconsciously, I always notice the quietness of Chinese modern drama which even make the city sounds seem dull.

 

Before I forget like you did, let me comment on some other things. I confess I was a little upset with Li Mo for dilly dallying in that foreign tribe although it did work out in the end because she found Heartless. However, before that I felt she wasn’t thinking enough about how worried Coldblood must be. It’s not like they lived in modern times where a phone call could be made. Anyway, she was almost forced to remain there by that chauvinistic prince. 

 

I also think she’s like her future counterpart by actually contemplating not going back to the bureau for Yao Hua’s sake. Thankfully she agreed in the end that she wanted to return to Coldblood.

 

So Li Mo went from calling Coldblood “Gonze” in the frozen valley to “Da Ge” after the valley? I believe you can explain why right? The transition was abrupt to me and although I know it was a transition to a more familiar way of addressing him, I guess because it was done without question made it kind of weird for me.

 

Now to your points. I feel like Wu Qin should have been only caught off guard with the news that they were already engaged. He shouldn’t have been so oblivious though with their relationship because they were often with him at the inn. Besides all those times, he could not have failed to notice that Coldblood brought Li Mo with him when they accompanied him and Ru Yan part of the journey where they intended to live in seclusion. Ru Yan also seemed aware of Li Mo’s relationship with Coldblood because before their parting she advised Li Mo not to miss out on time with Coldblood like she did with Wu Qin. So I figure if she realized it Wu Qin also did. Granted, that is before he lost his memory but he did regain them by time he met Coldblood again. 

 

Gah, I can’t stand Boys Over Flowers although it’s very popular. I never watched the drama but I watched part of the Japanese anime and read part of the manga and I just didn’t like the hero. Therefore, if I couldn’t stand the original I figured I wouldn’t be able to like the drama. I do know about the love triangle though and I agree it fits with the little love triangle in this drama although I find both Coldblood and Wu Qin likable. Coldblood has valid reasons for his grudge? against Li Mo and vice versa.

Oh, I was really talking about Yao Hua’s underlings when I mention the setup for rape. They exposed Li Mo to that twice. Speaking of that time, what did you think of Yao Hua trying to guilt trip Li Mo into giving up Coldblood because she rescued her? I couldn’t believe her lame attempt at guilt tripping her. I mean, that situation would not have happened if it wasn’t for her underlings. How could she not recognize that? I believe all of this plus the terrifying experience of almost getting raped caused Li Mo to explode when Coldblood got upset with her for almost losing her chastity. That was just too much pressure considering what she just escaped. She also probably still felt the weight of Yao Hua’s words. I felt so bad for her when she froze when Coldblood discovered her. She had the look of someone who was violated and was trying to hide it. Frankly, she looked ashamed.

 

I’m glad that the very next day Coldblood finally laid down the law to his unwanted harem. He told Yao Hua, her underlings and the princess in no uncertain terms that any future act against Li Mo would be considered an act against him. Then he grabbed Li Mo’s hand and walked off. LOL 

 

LOL I crack up so much when they were going around the table to chose the fake bride and groom. Everybody except Yi Yi and Chaser were so nervous that it’s hilarious. And yep, we got to see what their wedding would look like. I wonder if they married at the estate or bureau though.

 

Lastly and before I forget, since I have always seen the deputies as innocent guys, I was very shocked by Coldblood when he was forced to go to Yao Hua’s room at ASG’s place to supposedly spend the night with her. LOL I was wondering who was this person on the screen who grabbed Yao Hua and asked her if this is how she liked it or wanted it or something like that. I’m only on episode 18 so this is purely from memory. Ewww! I wonder how he felt having her all over him.<_< I was so glad that ASG had given her that pill at least only to prevent anything happening.

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3 hours ago, celebrianna said:

@themarchioness, talking about the dubbing reminded me about silent filming for Chinese drama. I think it’s the reason why many times I feel like the sounds aren’t vibrant when compared to Korean drama that probably use the natural sounds around them while filming. Subconsciously, I always notice the quietness of Chinese modern drama which even make the city sounds seem dull.

 

When I think of natural sounds, I think of Taiwanese dramas where you can hear the traffic, birds chirping, the wind blowing, etc.!  It's funny because there are differences between all the countries and their dramas and on some level, I'm aware of it, but they also don't necessarily stand out to me either.  But one time I was listening to a podcast and they made this observation about Taiwanese dramas and how "noisy" they always are and now it's like something that can no longer be unseen (or unheard, as the case may be).  

 

I totally agree with you about Li Mo extending her stay at the village.  I totally groaned when she caved to the other prince's request that she remain for his coronation -- like, no!  You know people must be worrying about you and you only just met this guy.  Who cares about his coronation?!  Of course it all worked out in the end because she found Wu Qin and they learned what a ruthless person that prince really was, but still.  She should've stuck with her original plan to leave immediately.  

 

Your understanding of the transition from "Gong zi" to "Da Ge" is correct; it was going from a more formal way of referring to Cold Blood to a less formal/more familiar way.  It may have felt abrupt in that it wasn't something we saw them discussing, but that's probably because we're so conditioned from watching Kdramas where we often see them discussing it.  But in Korean culture, it seems like the use of less formal speech is something that needs to be mutually agreed upon so people do hash it out.  There very well could've been a similar discussion here, but it just took place off screen.  The transition came though after their second kiss - which is notably the one where they confirmed their feelings for each other.   So, for viewers, when she switches up how she calls him, it's supposed to just further cements the transition of their relationship.

 

Sighs, you're right about Wu Qin. I was trying to find a way out/excuse for him, but let's face it.  He just likes being the tragic hero.  :P

 

Oh, I was really talking about Yao Hua’s underlings when I mention the setup for rape. They exposed Li Mo to that twice.

 

Yeah, I know you were.  But like I said, I don't think they intended for her to actually be raped the first time -- rather, it was more of a 2-for-1.  They wanted/needed to set up a trap for their investigation (remember, YY suggested the same idea to Iron Fist and Chaser) and then suggested Li Mo for the bait so that they could scare her.  They were always going to go in and save her, but they purposely waited to a beat before rushing in.  They also doctored Yao Hua's knife so that she wouldn't be able to properly defend herself.  All in all, it was still a horrible/despicable move on their part.  There are so many things that could've been wrong.  She could've actually been raped in the few minutes that they waited all because they wanted to scare her a little bit more.  As it was, things didn't go as they had planned and they're really lucky that Cold Blood arrived on the scene when he did.  As for the second time, they didn't know a rapist would come along and steal Li Mo away.  They were just calling her out late at night to give her a hard time because they're stupid idiots like that.  

 

I thought Yao Hua's attempts at guilting Li Mo into giving up Cold Blood were incredibly lame as well.  I'm just glad Li Mo often pointed out to her that affections take two.  It drives me nuts when the "other" women in dramas seem to forget that very important point.

 

As for Li Mo's explosion towards Cold Blood, I have a different interpretation of that scene.  She did as good a job as she could defending herself against the rapist, all things considered, and she held her own when she had to endure that stupid guilt trip talk from Yao Hua afterwards.  By the time she reentered the Inn, it looked more to me like the was brushing herself off and then when she saw Cold Blood, she tried to hide her top because she knew how he'd react -- which is precisely how he did react: he blew his top.  And when he blew his top, he was berating her for things that were either out of her control or not her fault.  So of course she got pissed.  She didn't ask to be dragged out by the two underling detectives, she didn't ask for the rapist to attack her, & etc.  But instead of listening to her, Cold Blood just kept scolding her and pointing  out that she might have even lost her chastity had it not been for Yao Hua ,and by that point, Li Mo just explodes and is like, "And so what if I did?  It's my business, not yours!"  Which of course only eggs on his boiling point until the only thing left for them to do is make out madly.  :P  

 

The thing is we know Cold Blood reacted as he did because he was actually worried about her, scared for her, and because he cares.  He just doesn't know how to show it and instead it comes out like a personal attack (he's too used to giving orders and people obeying them without question).  It's similar to that scene where after he's recovered from the Frozen Valley, she offers him fruit and instead of just handing it back to her and speaking to her kindly and reasonably, he shoves it back at her along with the vest.  He doesn't ask her to wear the vest, he demands she wears it.  He doesn't suggest she eat the fruit herself, he orders it.  After much back and forth, he finally admits, he wants her to eat the fruit and wear the vest because he cares.  But it's like whenever he admits he cares, he spends the next minute backtracking by telling her it's either because he doesn't want her to be something that drags him down or it's because he's grateful she saved his life.  It's always one step forward, two steps back!  Which is why when they're at the Inn, even though he's lashing out at her because he cares, and even though there may be a part of her that realizes that, she can't really know either.  That's why she tells him to stop being so concerned about her.

 

I also love that scene where she's wearing his clothes and he comes and makes his statement, leaving no questions for the others as to how he feels about Li Mo.   *swoons*

 

Re: Yao Hua's demand that Cold Blood spend one night with her . . . *rolls eyes*  I thought that was so pathetic -- it's like, "Is that really how you want that moment to happen?"  Have some pride.  Also, it's basically a form of rape since she's coercing him into it, so gross.  Like Cold Blood, I wondered how he was going to get out of it.  But then I cracked up as I saw him use the opportunity to "feel her up" to find the key to Li Mo's cell.  Smart man!

 

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Re: Boys Over Flowers.  I've only watched the Korean version and that's because as much as I had fun watching that drama, it was only fun in a very over-the-top, crazy, epic, manic sort of way.  Like I realize there is absolutely no good reason for why I was as sucked into it as I was, and I know it's not exactly the most quality drama out there.  But I recognize that BoF and the other adaptations have their place in the Asian drama oeuvre and so I'll still recommend it to others (with a lot of caveats) even though I'll never rewatch it myself.  Once was enough!  I also never felt compelled to watch the other adaptations because the story itself wasn't one I super loved, but I think I'll probably end up watching the new one that's soon to be released by China because the "A Love So Beautiful" actress . . . .

 

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@themarchioness, you should go look at that scene again with Li Mo hiding her top. She was indeed looking at the top because it was torn, but when Coldblood discovered her, she quickly hid the top behind her and turned slightly away from him, averting her eyes, covering chest and looking ashamed. I just went to confirm it. Also, listening to her argument, she does tell Coldblood that he doesn’t have to be concerned with her anymore but also added that she doesn’t care if he chooses the princess or Yao Hua which shows that their actions could have been bothering her especially after that confrontation with Yao Hua.

 

I actually understood Coldblood’s point of view simply because he told the two underlings that it was late and Li Mo was asleep and they should wait for tomorrow. But oh no, Li Mo had to present herself to be used by them by promising to come with them to make them food. Not to mention he probably didn’t trust them after knowing all the things they did to Li Mo including using her as a live target, setting her up as bait, and covering her room windows with black cloth. In his place, I would be upset too because it was her choice to go out late at night with them. Of course, Li Mo was acting benevolently but I can still see why he was mad at her for exposing herself to danger even if she hadn’t seen it coming. 

 

However, I think Li Mo had a right to be upset with him because of the way he wasn’t giving her a chance to explain. Well, I did enjoy the intensity of that scene though and a firm resolve resulted from it.

 

Pathetic indeed. At least she showed a bit of shame when she first made the request because of the way Coldblood looked at her when she said it. I think he asked her how could she say such a thing. Ouch. Still, I totally agree that’s rape in another form. It was hard to see her sink so low even murdering innocent people like the newly weds.

 

I’m reminded of the discomfort Coldblood must have felt staying in the valley. As soon as he woke up that bitter woman was accusing him of loving someone else while taking advantage of Yao Hua’s good grace for saving his life. Ugh. He tried to send Yao Hua away but she refused. She is far too persistent. I felt bad for him because it could not have been easy owing her yet again knowing that what she wanted he couldn’t give her. Then Ms Bitter was also trying to persuade him to choose Yao Hua and forget Li Mo. 

 

Wait, they’re making another version of BoF? Is that the title called Meteor Garden or something because earlier this year I did see a poster of her with several guys and now that I think of it, it could be BoF by another name. Heh. I do like the actress In a Love So Beautiful. She’s so pretty.

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