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13 minutes ago, enigmatic_zephy said:

so i am watching 23 with subs.. and correct me if i am wrong but DS is still very insecured about Lei..

 

Scene 1: When he directly tells SC upon bringing her home that he thought she and Lei would be together.. if not the case he wouldn't have dated anyone in the first place

 

Scene 2: fruit eating scene - both Xumin and the other guy open their mouth asking SC to feed them.. but then lei comes walking across the room.. and camera zooms on in DS who is basically looking and following Lei's reaction to being fed fruit the same way.. and that's when DS jumps into actions , pulling the tall guy back and telling them to know their place

 

Well, he probably does feel insecure, because don't forget, it's Lei that Shancai liked first. Also he's always there to help her, there's no obstacles to stop him from getting to Shancai as for DaoMing Si is it tougher, because of his mother. 

 

Also if I remember correctly from the other versions, whenever DaoMing Si couldn't reach Shancai in time it was Lei who got there first and he took care of her. I remember his feelings developed for her later on, but by then Shancai had already fallen in love with DaoMing Si.

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51 minutes ago, turtle0217 said:

 

Well, he probably does feel insecure, because don't forget, it's Lei that Shancai liked first. Also he's always there to help her, there's no obstacles to stop him from getting to Shancai as for DaoMing Si is it tougher, because of his mother. 

 

Also if I remember correctly from the other versions, whenever DaoMing Si couldn't reach Shancai in time it was Lei who got there first and he took care of her. I remember his feelings developed for her later on, but by then Shancai had already fallen in love with DaoMing Si.

H ehe.. i have so much to say on this :) 

 

FIRST,

Lei's feelings didn't develop later on; his feelings developed from the very beginning, but since he also had feelings for his crush he didn't realize it immediately. Also, once he goes to Paris and sees how his crush lives and what she expects from her life, he realizes he doesn't fit that world, but moreover what he realizes is that he is not that much bothered by it.. and that he has actually started to care for someone else

 

SECONDLY on lei's action,

Initially Lei wasn't very clear about DS's sincerity towards SC (because of the bullying and wanting to make her fall in love with him in the manga) so he is still very attentive towards SC. When he kissed her at the beach, that was real him confessing and real kiss. When he took out SC on date and didn't pay attention to her, that was him being in love with SC but realizing that she has started to like DS and that DS is very serious about her.. so he tried to bring them together ( he purposely holds SC's hand in the bridge game to show DS because that would throw him off).. every single step, Lei's feelings towards SC are just as intense but he doesn't show because he truly loves both SC and DS.. its a heartbreaking story..

 

 

 

In a way, with this manga, i feel at times SC didn't get a fair deal because Lei manipulated her into believing and accepting DS since he purposely created situations (time and again) where she will be forced to compare ( the best man in the world in her opinion to DS) and see that the kind of attention DS pays to her, no one else can ( which is not true at all in Lei's case.. Lei is just as intense about her but he prioritized friendship and backed off)

 

 

In the taiwanese show, that scene is heartbreaking when Lei watches SC struggle to find lost necklace in water.. at that time Lei can't understand DS and his rudeness towards SC.. but up until now while everyone knows SC loves DS.. in this scene Lei gets to witness her intensity (basically the intense restlessness on losing something DS gave to her) and its a nail in the coffin (he realizes that he has lost her for good)

 

 

While everyone else gets a happy ending, lei never falls in love with anyone else or marries or does anything.. and worse.. nobody realizes just how intensely and passionately he loved SC.

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So yes you are right when you say DS' s instincts are very well insecured of lei :) .. but you know i absolutely love this angle in the manga that DS always knew about SC's little crush on lei while she doesn't know he knows (as he knows exactly how much she paid attention to Lei because he was always observing him) and i like that Lei knows that DS knows that SC liked Lei.. and the world is still b'ful with trusting relationships (this manga cracks this love triangle b'fully)

 

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Now I know who to thank for this scene as well as the rest of the lovey dovey scenes. I like this director lol. And aw YY was feeling shy. 

 

New previews for next week. Looks like I will have to save them all to binge in one go on the weekend, because my heart won’t be able to take it after the sugar we got this week. 

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Someone compiled all the scenes we’ve not seen yet from the MVs into one vid. 

 

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Dylan Wang's farewell message to his character at the wrap of MG 2018 filming.  He really had a deep grasp on this character's thoughts and motivations.  I'm impressed seeing how quickly he came to embody acting without ever intending to be an actor in the first place.  This career definitely chose him.  I'm not as young as he is and still waiting for my dream career to choose me...sigh...lol.

 

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On 8/3/2018 at 6:06 PM, lan_lan said:

Now I know who to thank for this scene as well as the rest of the lovey dovey scenes. I like this director lol. And aw YY was feeling shy. 

 

New previews for next week. Looks like I will have to save them all to binge in one go on the weekend, because my heart won’t be able to take it after the sugar we got this week. 

 

Someone compiled all the scenes we’ve not seen yet from the MVs into one vid. 

 

 

I hope to gad that there is really no Yesha here in this Chinese version :tears: and hoping for more sweetness to come between Ah Si & Shancai..

 

Somehow, I was really hoping that there will be no amnesia plot anymore for this version haha. altho I know its kinda impossible for Angie Chan to not include it because its one of the iconic plot in the manga.. I was just thinking about it because you know, amnesia thing is somewhat unrealistic & forced for me 

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YALL IM SO Happy my hype is Reaching you haha

there is nothing better than a shared happiness xD ! 

And ilove you too @kokodusill try to post more recaps whenever i enjoi episodes 

 

for the fiance thing ... it probably depending on eatch of us too 

some may see the good side in her ! How hard she tried to get domiyoji how hard she loved him ( lets all remember he was her first love and she was pretty clueless to the whole love game ) but at the same time awkwardly wanted makinos friendshsip 

others would just see the bad the manipulation and the lies 

lets just not forget that her behaviors were led by love and wanting to be accepted nothing that bad really :/ 

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3 hours ago, turtle0217 said:

 

Well, he probably does feel insecure, because don't forget, it's Lei that Shancai liked first. Also he's always there to help her, there's no obstacles to stop him from getting to Shancai as for DaoMing Si is it tougher, because of his mother. 

 

Also if I remember correctly from the other versions, whenever DaoMing Si couldn't reach Shancai in time it was Lei who got there first and he took care of her. I remember his feelings developed for her later on, but by then Shancai had already fallen in love with DaoMing Si.

 

In the original story and basicaly in every version lei will always be in love with Sc till the end of the story  

always behind her protecting, and sadly secretly loving her by the end of the shows 

doesnt make him a bad friend tho !!

he does respect the relationship sc and dms will have ... always ( he does have his weak moments tho ! But i guess he just love them both so mush to actually see them apart) 

so yeah si should and would always be kinda on his toes when it comes to lei and sc !  

Its not one of the most iconic love triangles in history for nothing !! Those 3 will go a long way 

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i dont know if anybody shared  didis photos from his game this week 

cuz our boy looks like a bishonan straight out of a sport manga or something

 

 

 

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Awww that's such a sweet letter he has written....I won't say his acting is that perfect...there were some moments where I thought he could've emoted well, but you know on the whole he has truly grasped the essence of the character....that is what is important and that is why even though this is his first role he is able to portray it with such heart. I also think it helped that this manga and his character Dao Ming si aka Domoyouji Tsukasa is well written and fully formed that it's easy for him to understand his role. I'm so glad that he took up this role. I'm sure he will go to new heights after this drama is over. 

 

I'm so ready for today's Eps Bring on all the sweetness I'm ready with my insulin shots. Hehehe 

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1 minute ago, kokodus said:

Awww that's such a sweet letter he has written....I won't say his acting is that perfect...there were some moments where I thought he could've emoted well, but you know on the whole he has truly grasped the essence of the character....that is what is important and that is why even though this is his first role he is able to portray it with such heart. I also think it helped that this manga and his character Dao Ming si aka Domoyouji Tsukasa is well written and fully formed that it's easy for him to understand his role. I'm so glad that he took up this role. I'm sure he will go to new heights after this drama is over. 

Hes a new actor so he did really well. 

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30 minutes ago, Wotad said:

Hes a new actor so he did really well. 

 

I didn't know he's a new actor but that makes sense because when I tried to Google him, there weren't a lot of information about him and he didn't really have any filmography other than Meteor Garden. But I do think he's done a great job so far considering he has no experience. I still see Daoming Si properly in him.

3 hours ago, lan_lan said:

Now I know who to thank for this scene as well as the rest of the lovey dovey scenes. I like this director lol. And aw YY was feeling shy. 

 

 

New previews for next week. Looks like I will have to save them all to binge in one go on the weekend, because my heart won’t be able to take it after the sugar we got this week. 

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Someone compiled all the scenes we’ve not seen yet from the MVs into one vid. 

 

Aaaaahhhh! I am so excited to see the next episodes but I'm also feeling anxious because I hate it when Daoming Si and Shancai are apart! It looks like Daoming Si will revert to his old self when Shancai leaves him (understandably). It seems so unfair that Daoming Si loses Shancai again after she's finally agreed to be his girlfriend.

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2 hours ago, marielou92 said:

 

I hope to gad that there is really no Yesha here in this Chinese version :tears: and hoping for more sweetness to come between Ah Si & Shancai..

 

Somehow, I was really hoping that there will be no amnesia plot anymore for this version haha. altho I know its kinda impossible for Angie Chan to not include it because its one of the iconic plot in the manga.. I was just thinking about it because you know, amnesia thing is somewhat unrealistic & forced for me 

Me too but we know that won’t happen as you said it’s one of the main plots.  I really hate the amnesia trope in general. It’s such an old fashion technique used to create drama. And of course this story was created 20 years ago so I have to accept this arc with an open mind.  Buts it’s going to hurt so much to see Si not recognize SC. 

 

I don’t think Yesha will be in this but we will still have some random girl that comes along to stick to DMS during that arc like in the manga. 

 

2 hours ago, Wotad said:

I want to see him in a Wuxia now his looks as a price.. oh my. 

 

I’m anxiously waiting for them to announce his upcoming dramas. There was a rumor he was up for the iconic role of Yang Guo in the wuxia ROTCH remake but it has already casted its lead.  But we won’t be able to see any new dramas from him until probably later 2019. His next activity after MG2018 finishes airing is to do a promo tour with the F3 all across Asia. 

 

@rimjayc I’m trying to constrain my fangirling of him purely to his character right now because I’m still feeling guilty that he’s only 19 haha

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@lan_lan same ... i feel like i would feel better and openely fangirl when it comes to dylan once he join his early 20s xD

 

ill just keep it lowkey ... till his next big drama

 ALso im still so very proud of him 

for a first work he did great and managed to made us enjoi a story and a character old by over 10years 

 his letter was so cute and really wish the best for this cutie

him and all the cast tbh 

they all seem like a motivated bunch 

 

also what would be amazing is maybe a reunion of this new f4 and the old f4 even for just a song or a live !! That would drive the fans wild 

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6 hours ago, enigmatic_zephy said:

so i am watching 23 with subs.. and correct me if i am wrong but DS is still very insecured about Lei..

 

Yes- He's definitely still insecure about the Lei/Shan Cai relationship. I don't think that fully goes away until the very end of the drama when Shan Cai accepts his marriage proposal. (Hopefully we'll see that in this version)

5 hours ago, enigmatic_zephy said:

While everyone else gets a happy ending, lei never falls in love with anyone else or marries or does anything.. and worse.. nobody realizes just how intensely and passionately he loved SC.

 

Hmmn...I thought in manga he gets back together with Jing in the end? But yeah, in most of the drama versions, he's all alone. I would love to see Lei get together with Xiaozi character as i always thought they had a common ground to build on. I could really feel it in the Korean version. But chance of that happening is probably zero.

 

4 hours ago, lan_lan said:

Now I know who to thank for this scene as well as the rest of the lovey dovey scenes. I like this director lol.

 

 Thanks for sharing that. This director is working hard for the money! Thank you/ Xie Xie Ni Director!   I didn't realize that Si was Dylan Wang's debut role. Wow! He's doing a great job.  You can see the raw talent-once he has taken some acting classes and gotten more training, he'll really take off I think. Of course the whole cast are all newbies, so I appreciate that this director is really mentoring everyone. So many directors don't really do a good job when it comes to working with inexperienced actors. It's interesting to me how the role of Daoming Si is such a star making role for the actors that play him. I think for almost every version- Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and now this Chinese version, this has been the role that has put each actor to stardom. 

 

12 hours ago, mouse007 said:

 

Same. I also didn't see the point of elaborating on Caina and Terrence's history. They could've have just said that he's a former boyfriend. It also makes it confusing to figure out exactly when was she and this guy together - before or after the chef guy? It just seems unnecessary unless they're trying to create some sort of conflict for Meizou to overcome and give his relationship with Caina some depth? I don't know... I don't get it. Maybe we'll figure out the significance of this background in the next episodes.

 

Yes- I agree with you. I'm sure this was an attempt to give Meizou story depth and for him to have obstacle to overcome. It was just very badly written. 

 

10 hours ago, kokodus said:

@rimjayc I love you! I really love your little recap with cute little gifs. Early in the morning and you made my day. LOL. 

 

@Table122000 I was indeed a little disappointed last night that we didn't get any proper confession from Shancai yet. But you know I've made up my mind to not expect any in the near future. As @enigmatic_zephy pointed out, the confession might come when he leaves for London, but I'm not sure about it either because they are mixing up all the timelines and events. Atleast they make up for it with all the cuteness. I just really love how she looked at him with heart eyes during their themepark date. Soooo very cute.

 

Yes, there are a lot of cute moments in this version.  I'm disappointed that we'll have to wait for a real confession from Shan Cai, since that is something that really bothers me in dramas when things aren't balanced in relationship, but I'm definitely along for the ride!

 

9 hours ago, turtle0217 said:

 

I am looking forward to that umbrella scene, too. All the scenes that they'll be filming outside of Shanghai are the scenes I wanna see really bad. Hopefully we get more DaoMing Si and Shancai next week.

 

 

I really really want her to give him a proper confession that she likes him and not the whole "I am wiling to stand up tall and go up against your mother." None of that. I want her to confess her feelings to him, just like how he's always confessing to her. Totally love his line "I will trade all the meteor for you, because you are worth it," and the "I'll make up for that 90% for you to like me." He's trying soo hard to express that he loves her. Dylan Wang is soo good at acting it, too. :wub:

 

I'd love a proper confession of feelings from Shan Cai too. I hope that we get one eventually and that it is awesome!

 

7 hours ago, turtle0217 said:

 

I know, tell me about it. He was soo adorable just with the dating acceptance. Who knows what he'll do when she confesses.

 

You know, since Monkey girl is done, is there a second girl? Like in the other versions, there's another girl later on when DaoMing Si loses his memory. 

 

Yes, there is another girl later on when Si has amnesia named Yesha. I'm praying really hard that her time on the drama will be relatively brief (just 2 or 3 episodes max), and not like Meteor Garden 2 where she was the whole drama. Please dramagods, make her time short! Don't drag it out!

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I WANT 26 RIGHT NOW!!!!!!! I'm really losing my patience. I don't even know for what I'm paying my Netflix subscription. Total waste of money. I'm going to go and sleep. Pfffffffffft. 

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THIS IS THE FIRST TIME ive seen those cuts of dylan saying « WHAT THE FA » 

and im at work and losing it xDDDDDDDDDDDDD

what a cute kid ... i cant with him anymore

 

I know we are all like where is our episode but thanks @lan_lan xD

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Why do I find him cute even when he is swearing??? I'm seriously doomed. 

 

The tie kiss is in 26, isn't it???:bawling::bawling::bawling:

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@kokodusRemember in the beginning how I said Netflix was behind by a good 15-20 minutes because of the inconsistent airing length of the live version?  Well since Netflix has kept up their daily 45 minutes segment, they've managed to catch up and surpassed the live version.  I noticed last week's episode 20 aired an extra 10 minutes that wasn't in the live episode 20.  I've already seen the live episode 26 and comparing it to where Netflix is at on episode 25 there should be a good 20+ minutes of footage that would be shown on Netflix to fill its 45 minutes that wasn't shown in the live episode.  I wonder if this has anything to do with its delay.  I hope they won't wait until Monday or worse Wednesday to upload or something.  

 

@rimjaycHappy to spread the cute :D

 

In the meantime here's more Dylan/MG related interviews while we wait.  It sounds like he's already got the next drama planned.

 

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