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Just a random thought here:

 

DS married SC so he that he wouldn’t have to wait 5 years until she’s ready to take it to the next level. Hahaha! He really is intelligent! 

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11 minutes ago, mouse007 said:

Just a random thought here:

 

DS married SC so he that he wouldn’t have to wait 5 years until she’s ready to take it to the next level. Hahaha! He really is intelligent! 

 

I actually wondered if she’s still making him wait 5 years! :lol:

 

There was no hint of it, which was so disappointing. I mean, I didn’t want a big sex scene, more something like ALSB. But what we got was a buttoned up pyjama scene, a shampoo commercial and them holding hands in hoodies like teenagers!

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58 minutes ago, mouse007 said:

Just a random thought here:

 

DS married SC so he that he wouldn’t have to wait 5 years until she’s ready to take it to the next level. Hahaha! He really is intelligent! 

 

Even if they didn't get married it wouldn't have been 5 years 

 

Today:

DS - can we go further?

SC - no

 

Tomorrow:

DS - how about now? can take it to the next level?

SC - no

 

Day after tomorrow:

DS - what about now? 

SC - fine, you're so annoying

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I did say the developmental levels of the characters were at a high school level. Whoever heard of Uni graduates or  undergrads waiting for sex post marriage? Why bother upping the age of the characters when the writer or director still makes them behave like high schoolers?

 

Oh no. I just realized. And I am NOT being sarcastic. Is it because of the PPL? I suddenly remembered all the wine and whiskey PPLs. I live in Australia and know how much alcohol we export to the Chinese market. And how much premium wine and spirits are consumed there. And the PPLs were excessive in this drama. 

 

Just saying that alcoholic liver cirrhosis and liver failure looks so much worse when a person is young. In their 30s and 40s. 

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3 hours ago, rocky689 said:

 

Even if they didn't get married it wouldn't have been 5 years 

 

Today:

DS - can we go further?

SC - no

 

Tomorrow:

DS - how about now? can take it to the next level?

SC - no

 

Day after tomorrow:

DS - what about now? 

SC - fine, you're so annoying

 

You write better than the scriptwriter hahahaha! Would love to see this on screen tbh, I'd probably go cray cray—laughing and giggling at the same time. 

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Now that the show is over (almost on netflix)

here im gonna say it 

probabaly my last rent post befor my emotional good bye to the show 

so bear with me friends xD

>ximen and XY relationship is lowkey weird for me ... i dont know if its becuz it was rushed or didnt have enough depth as i would want it to be

but its just not enjoyable (as was the korean version of those two for exemple )

XY also is a bit too fixed on ximen somehow ? Like no girl ? If he acts like jerk  or you dont feel celebrated YOU TELL HIm

Her « as long as you are around im happy » crap bothered me somehow lol

 

 

> Ep46 and yall still bully ginghe like that ??? Making him hope he can joing f4 ?? And use him ? /yes im looking at you ximen xD/

i mean yeah he is pretty annoying ik some episodes ... but still ! That just took some maturity oit of ximens character ! Meh

 

>ging he and li zhen kiss next to XY and ximen was just weird and not needed ... idk 

 

>im also lowkey still bothered by how they left YZ feelings for si so ambiguous here ? So does she love him ? Does she not ? If him and sanshai didnt fight for their love till death(litteraly) would she just follow her parents choices ? ( that scene with her mom wearing the wedding dress messed with me ) i know she cares about her friendship with both of them alot 

but i just cant tell really ...

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5 hours ago, cantbreathe said:

 

I actually wondered if she’s still making him wait 5 years! :lol:

 

There was no hint of it, which was so disappointing. I mean, I didn’t want a big sex scene, more something like ALSB. But what we got was a buttoned up pyjama scene, a shampoo commercial and them holding hands in hoodies like teenagers!

 

@cantbreathe agreed! Not asking for much here... they could just imply on it and it would have been satisfactory. 

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I’m at such a loss now MG is over that I started watching To All the Boys I’ve Ever Loved (a few of you have mentioned it on here). So glad I did. Ah, Peter Kavinsky! Let me count the ways! Ahahahaha (new crush in process)

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I seriously have so many questions for the production team regarding the last 2 episodes....what the hell did I just watch?

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Just finish Eps 47 and re-read the manga again

So they make XM and XY as a couple in here?! I feel sorry for XG then. After I read the manga again, the arc is so heart wrenching, I can't even choose should XM will go with XG or XY and they all gone to their own directions which I think is the best.

And what is it by making Qing He kissing Li Zhen??!!

 

The hunger strike scene is adapted from MG2001 and not from manga. I do feel like DS decision to go to NY in his will and come back after 4 years is more memorable then forcing a marriage following by hunger strike. I know that I'm not satisfied with the ending of the manga, but even Yoko Kamio make the story about what happen to them after the ending.

 

I really wish that they make it that way. How SC felling lonely even after 1 year has passed, how DS always feeling insecure every time he can't get in touch with SC and jealous over Lei because he can coming to SC house every day :D

 and Finally they can make a happy ending or a wedding after DS success building Daoming Empire again and SC graduate.

 

They can make an ending in MG2001 because the manga it self is not finish yet, it ended in 2003. But in MG2018 they already knew the ending including the short story after manga ending. Why they can't make it that why. They even promise to keep the story like the manga.

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13 hours ago, savingemily said:

OMGGGGG THEY RELEASED THE BTS OF THE KISS SCENE AT THE WEDDING IM DYING :heart:

 

WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK

 

 

Okay, I can watch this on loop lol. 

 

Play .. smiling .. grinning .. replay *looping

Made my day 

and it's Friday!

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I have now watched up to NF Ep. 47, which ended with SC standing in the rain outside DS house.  First, I want to say that I agree with Everyone's comments regarding the Xiaoyou/Ximen relationship. It was rushed and underdeveloped to the point that I still didn't understand why Xiaoyou was so fixated on Ximen (other than he's good looking) and I definitely didn't understand what Ximen saw in Xiaoyou. The big rooftop scene they had it felt more like Ximen just accepted XY on the rebound cause Xiao Geng dumped him, and XY was there.  While it was a dream come true for me to see XY/XM become a real couple and share not 1 but 2 kiss scenes, I wasn't able to enjoy this couple as much as I wanted to. Speaking of Xiao Geng-her saying "let's end things" didn't make sense to me since they made such a big deal about how she was still madly in love with him. The editing for this series has been badly done and it shows here, where the passage of time isn't shown. It reads like everything happened in 24 hours. XG & XM meet again at the Tea Club meeting, go home together and agree to meet the next morning at the building, where she then tells XM it's over cause they've been reminiscing about the past? Of course you've been talking about old times, you just met up after 5 years! It was very strange that XG didn't even give the relationship a chance before ending things.  And the first date of Xiao You and Ximen was a little off for me. The scene felt awkward and  I didn't like how XY asked " Where's my gift?" Like, what? Bad writing there. Randomly including Quinghe and LiZhen didn't help things. 

According to what I've read in other forums, the fixated, overeager, borderline stalkerish behavior of Xiao You character comes straight from her portrayal in  the manga source material. I don't know how true that is-maybe others here that have read the manga can comment. For me, I think it would have been better if the writers had not stayed so close to source material for her character and written her a bit differently.  XY character in the Korea version still had the innocence and optimism of the character, but she also was strong and feisty and didn't take a lot of XM crap. She saw through him and wasn't afraid to call him out on his BS, and i think this was one of the biggest reasons XM was drawn to her in the Korea version. She also understood him in a way others didn't. I think this MG2018 tried to get that particular point across, but wasn't able to execute it properly.   I was really looking forward to the Ximen/Xiaoyou storyline here in MG2018, and now that their storyline has wrapped up, have to say I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, I loved the fact that they became a real couple and we got 2 kiss scenes!  On the other hand, the lack of character development and relationship development between the 2 characters took away some of my satisfaction with their ending. I though Cesar Wu and Ja Qui did an OK job with their acting, but they are newbies and it shows. I think they worked pretty well together but i didn't think they had especially strong chemistry together. I may be in the minority here on that because I see a lot of fan shipping for those 2 actors. The poor writing of their characters and story didn't help things.  But overall, I'm happy with the fact that their storyline got a happy ending in this version. However, I think the Korea version will always be my favorite for this couple due to stronger and more fleshed out characterization and storyline, combined with good acting and strong chemistry between Kim Bum and Kim So Eun. 

 

Can't believe tomorrow will be the final episodes-from what others have posted here it should be a crazy ride!

 

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You should read the manga version about Ximen, there's a short story about Ximen aka Nishikado and his past with Xi Geng aka Sara.

I almost root for them if there's no Xiao Yo aka Yuki. Even SC can understand why Ximen loves XG.

 

I really like XY chars in manga, but as you said, bad writing that makes we can't see how the chars develop. They to much focus on DS and SC (I'm not really complaint about this though :D) but for other chars the story is bad.

 

Sorry, I just re-read the manga so the feeling still there. I should have read the manga after finish the MG version so I don't bias :D

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Just finished watching ep 44 with subs and wanted to make a comment on Xiaogeng and Caina's storylines. I think the reason why Caina's story was "not liked" by many viewers and basically skipped mostly is that her story was so "invasive", to the point it brought in a completely random guy (who, basically, became the main lead) that the viewers wasn't introduced to slowly. By invasive, I mean also that her story took about 2, 3 eps to cover and in those eps, it felt like she needed a drama series on its own (not part of MG). Her story even made Mei Zuo, a sidekick, not the main lead in her story. And, Shancai and Daomin Si basically had less than 10mins of screen time in those eps (at least it felt like that to me). On the other hand, Xiaogeng was introduced slowly and her story wasn't invading the whole drama plot-line. I even felt sad for her even though I was happy for Ximen and Xiaoyou. I didn't have to skip her parts. Her storyline felt beautiful and sad at the same time. 

 

Anyways, I'm just being random here...when I was watching this scene, I wanted to run my fingers through his hair and play with it soo bad (if it was possible through the screen), lol.

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Also, look at these long legs...I mean...HELLO :love: :love: :love:?!?!

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@savingemily Every time I watch their kiss scene making or just the kiss scenes, I feel like Shen Yue is his first kiss in real life. I mean, he seems like he doesn't know how to really kiss  (like he doesn't exactly know what to do with the other person's lips), even though he tries to make it look like he does. Again, it's just my thought tho, because their kiss scenes are cute but somewhat awkward at the same time. Sometimes SY's motionless lips doesn't help either. For me, the MOST cringe worthy kiss is this one...like REALLY??? Her lips barely touched his cheek.

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The only possible explanation I could come up with is that she thought the camera angle was not going to show her lips, so she did the "pretend kiss" thing. I think the editors should've just used the first shot of frames instead of the next one.

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I’m still actually hoping for a special episode of Meteor Garden :tears: 

There are bts that we have seen that we wish will include in meteor garden so hopefully it will be in a special episode. I’ve read in twitter that maybe this coming september there will be one

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3 hours ago, ilu2 said:

For me, the MOST cringe worthy kiss is this one...like REALLY??? Her lips barely touched his cheek.

 

OMG, I 100% agree with you. I mean, there a real hot guy wants a kiss from you and you just give him a light kiss?!

If I am the PD I'll say NG and SY has to retake.

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Wow the actress really doesn't make an effort in the kiss does she? I am talking about the BTS scene.

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I think it's only in the teaser but they didn't put it in drama. The outfit seems like SC dream when she dream she in a wedding and come the groom but she can't see it. Although we all know looking at the silhouette that it must be DS. I can't remember when is it though. Is it when SC lost in the snow storm and DS coming to save her?

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2 minutes ago, parksooha said:

I think it's only in the teaser but they didn't put it in drama. The outfit seems like SC dream when she dream she in a wedding and come the groom but she can't see it. Although we all know looking at the silhouette that it must be DS. I can't remember when is it though. Is it when SC lost in the snow storm and DS coming to save her?

Yeah the setup is the same as the dream in the snowstorm but this particular scene wasnt there. This really would have made a better wedding...

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