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[Mainland Chinese Drama 2019] Go Go Squid! 亲爱的热爱的

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23 minutes ago, AppleBanana said:

The competition was confusing. So SP won. What championship did they won? SO the next competition taking place kk will win? If so what competition is that? 

 

I'm assuming you're referring to the last couple epis' competition..KK won SP in the quarter-finals then SP won for third place in the semi-finals and KK won the grand final.

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The show's done... and so it's time to bid you all farewell. I suppose some of you will be waiting for subs so I will speak in generalities rather specifically.

 

Overall, I am pleased to have discovered this sweet piece of feelgood fluff mostly because of Li Xian. Yang Zi did well with the role given to her but truth be told, Li Xian owned this and elevated the material with his charisma and wonderfully nuanced performance. He was the gem that made a diamond in the rough shine the more brightly. I'd never seen him in anything but Dr Qin before... (I see that he reunited with Zhang Ruoyun in Science and Sensibility) so his every appearance here was a revelation. His comedic flair was evident in Dr Qin but here combined with his role as the romantic lead... he was a joy and a pleasure to watch. I too discovered his knack for speechifying (boy there are many instances here)... perhaps he might consider a career in politics. ;) 

 

Unfortunately this show also suffered from woeful editing... apparently the result of an overzealous censor's knife. At least that's what I'm told. ;) It does go some way in explaining some of the problems of the show but not all of it. My belief is that this wasn't a 41 episode drama. More like 30 episode or less drama. Even while I've been watching C dramas seriously since the first NiF, the ridiculous practices of the industry continues to boggle my mind in their persistence to shoot themselves in the foot with poor editing, excessive use of flashbacks and filler. 

 

I've got to give both leads credit for making an odd sort of romance work. There are all kinds of rational reasons why a romance like this shouldn't and the optics can be an issue if not delicately handled. But they did it here. The age gap doesn't appear to have caused any great controversy and the OTP seems headed for their happily-ever-after with no serious parental objections or obstacles. Like his friends say, HSY is the luckiest guy in the world to have found love when all he ever did was focus on esports and work while having a terrible temper and tongue. :D Life is unfair. :P Perhaps there are supernatural forces at work that gave him a helping hand. ;)  There's lots of lovely skinship... and it's refreshing to see a female lead so open with her feelings. And as much as I love LX, I find his kissing MO on the strange side. You know, the way his head tilts at such an acute angle. 

 

Although I'm not a follower of esports... that I leave to my sometimes Star Craft playing spouse... I did become a little invested in the ups and downs of the KK gang and by extension Team Solo's history etc. I enjoyed the love and energy of the young men who were HSY's pride and joy. By their presence and banter, they alleviated some of the cheesy aspects of the romance as well as exacerbated it. :lol: But it's okay... it's a rom com and we expect some of that nuttiness.

 

At least we get a proper resolution and a decent ending for the OTP. That is something to be thankful for these days where that's not always a guarantee. I wouldn't' mind a season 2 with the same cast. I'd love to especially see how the couple juggle their respective careers (especially if she's doing her PhD etc) and all the teething issues when they start living together. Heh. But let's make it a 20 episode drama.

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I have to say that what I love about Gun (Li Xian) is his swagger. As a matter of fact, one thing I love about Chinese dramas is a lot of male leads have "swagger". In my absolute favorite drama of all time, The Story of Ming Lan, Gu Tingye definitely had swagger so goes for the male leads in Love O2O the movie and  Love Me If You Dare .....I could go on and on. They need to have Li Xian play in more lead roles. Looking forward to his next drama.

 

Okay I'll stop drooling for now. I guess that's why I'm so disappointed in the kiss scenes.....she's wasting a wonderful opportunity.  

 

I will hate to see this drama ends.  Will say that i find myself going back to episode 7...love the way his cousin exposes their "relationship" to the family.

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 It is sucks that we only have 41 episodes to watch now that it over. Then what? On the other hand, where can I find the K&K shirt they have? I wanna know if they are going to have season 2. I’m dying to watch Li Xian and Andy again 

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In ep 37, that scene of Team Solo hugging one another emotionally on stage with the song, "Brighter Future"(Beyond's iconic Cantonese hit. Wonder who's the Mandarin singer here.) is really poignant!:sweatingbullets:

Best of all, the speech by HSY is impressive and impeccable!:wub:

 

GGS is not all just fluffy romance but about brotherhood and patriotism too!:kiss_wink:

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20 hours ago, Lululililululu said:

I always wondered about that too. Lol Although I do think that they did A LOT more just not to the final point of consummating in the book. Especially the part in the bathroom right before they met with Solo towards the end.....personally I think Gun taught TN 

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how to finish him. Cuz her blushing, the after comments etc hints towards that. But I can be wrong though. 

The book definitely is more R rated than the drama lol

I think that they "did" it in the epilogue. Since it's hinted that it's birthday gift for Gun from Tong Nian

 

And I agree, the book is definitely more R rated haha. But most of the novel is more R rated than the drama adaptation. I guess with the strict policy of the television programming in China, they have to make it "chaste" lol

 

On the side note:

IT ENDED :bawling:

Now I officially have nothing to look forward too T____T

 

I will say goodbye to Gun and Tong Nian for making it so enjoyable for me this past month. I never think that a month could pass by this quickly. I'm having fun watching how Gun changes from a super cold person to a super devoted boyfriend to Tong Nian lol Props to Li Xian for making Gun's character so alive. Also to all the supporting characters who help in making the drama become so enjoyable to watch, especially to all the K&K boys (my personal fave: Grunt and 97 :D)

 

I will miss talking with you guys here too. I hope we could see each other again in other dramas :D

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this drama is truly a gem :(( its a pity that they just had to censor all those gaming related scenes when its also the LIFE of the friggin series. this drama can actually soar way way way higher ugh i hate to see a good story gone to waste.

 

But, i still like the drama very much and in my opinion its the least cheesy of all the fluffy feeling C-dramas ive watched before (not much, but enough to stand by my opinion). literally i like all the characters here, Lixian, Andy takes 1st spot, niannian and her dad takes 2nd spot. 

 

i hope they release a full-version DVD with no cuts

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8 hours ago, gladys57 said:

In ep 37, that scene of Team Solo hugging one another emotionally on stage with the song, "Brighter Future"(Beyond's iconic Cantonese hit. Wonder who's the Mandarin singer here.) is really poignant!:sweatingbullets:

Best of all, the speech by HSY is impressive and impeccable!:wub:

 

GGS is not all just fluffy romance but about brotherhood and patriotism too!:kiss_wink:

 

Yes, I definitely enjoyed all the bromance here!

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7 hours ago, gladys57 said:

GGS is not all just fluffy romance but about brotherhood and patriotism too!:kiss_wink:

 

I find this true... turning dreams to realities and the sacrifices behind it. the time were the 4K (One, Demo, Grunt and 97) pretended to sleep and HSY fixes them all, their short convo there amazes me... though they seem to be playing but they are as well nervous, determined and are even researching on how to plot their game for the following day. that was pretty cool.  What HSY said to Little Xiao, that his days as a hero has already past, but he what he is hoping now is these boys feature.. that was pretty touching too..!

 

now i will be feeling empty without it... like you all. 

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wish though it was in Netflix... i can rewind over and over and over like Love 020!

 

on a brighter note, at least i would be able  to cook dinner earlier now!!! i normally finish one subbed episode before i start my chores coming back from work!!! hahahahh!:lol:

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I'm definitely glad that HSY finally have the guts to tell TN not to be afraid to be herself in front of him , to have her own personality and not just follow him around on everything just because she likes him a lot.

Later TN did admit to her mum about this weakness of hers.:wub:

 

What a supportive and understanding boyfriend HSY is!:heart:

 

I'm still rewatching ep 38 with subs and simply refuse to let GGS go just yet!:dissapointed_relieved:

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@gladys57 I think that is such an important message because that was one of the things I couldn't shake when I first read the book. I felt like when it came to their relationship, she blindly followed him so I'm glad to see HSY telling her this. However, outside of their relationship, I find her to have her own personality (with school and her hobbies).

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Someone mentioned in comments previously that Zheng Hui turned out to be such a creep! I finally saw the episode yesterday. Wow! I don't feel any pity for him and didn't like him in previous scenes. He was obvious in his interest in her but TN was so oblivious and she never treated him as anything more than a good friend. He has it in his head that only he is the perfect match for TN and to be honest, TN's parents gave him hope in this regard. 

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14 minutes ago, tidumiiiin said:

is it too late to join with everyone here?????  :relieved:

 

 

no, totally not...! never too late to join convo! the more the merrier! welcome aboard!

 

and yeah, this senior was a total creep...! 

 

TN was totally naive... see how HSY said... she is the only one who could "wake" him up... i read that differently - bwaahahahah... and i am sure some of you here knows what has actually "awaken" that time he said that! hahahahah:lol:

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there are so many themes in this series...besides romance...brotherhood..pursueing dreams..coming to light the past mistakes and regrets  and mending them (hsy and Xm were both unrash in their 20 to give up their dreams just because solo decided to leave)...support from family ..(I can see nowadays parents hard to support when their kid tells them they want to do professional game player). ..

 

i am rewatching already..

 

lixian really hit the nail on his acting for this series...I don’t know why some people complained of his acting/voice in the beginning....in the novel he was supposed to have a low husky voice ..to show his charismism...and lixian did it perfectly...even the comedic parts...”the micro acting and furrow eyebrows “...

 

its only after rewatching I get some more things..I didn’t even realize he was a sole investor for solo team using his parents inheritance to him..

 

so he wasnt a poor kid

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It’s amazing he was well off enough but knew how to cook clean etc 

 

Then I realized he gave all his savings for solo..so when tn wanted to give him all her savings...he said he once gave everything to someone/team ...that not everyone can carry it out through...

 

 

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11 minutes ago, AppleBanana said:

Is this drama voice dubbed over or actors actual voice?

It’s actual voice ..that’s one reason why it’s good..good grief we hear lixian  voice....

 

 

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Gees in chapter ten they did a whole few minutes of suspense to have dt play against the Norwegian guy to win championship...for all star national 

 

couldnt they have done something similar to this in chapt  37 with the old solo team against the newest top five?  

 

What does CTf stand for anyway?  

 

I really like appledog..she is very elegant with her outfits...

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