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

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8 hours ago, gladys57 said:

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:

What episode is that? Maybe I haven’t gotten to it yet. 

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1 hour ago, El Lieu said:

 

 

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...

Capture the flag??? Hacking style?

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On 7/30/2019 at 8:10 AM, El Lieu said:

The kisses were really not passionate hot in this series but I think its also because of the age she is....she is supposed to be only 19 -- still very innocent....although he is 30 I so respect that he doesn't force her into any over the board situation -- even when they got married still discussing where to live..I don't think in the book they took the "next bed step either (although there was a hotter kissing scene in the book).

I read the short piece of fluff book on line while waiting for episodes to air. They are much more sexually active in the book - TN attacks HSY every time she drinks and basically tries to feel him up and kiss him.  And yes, they do "go all the way" at the end, a month before their wedding, in the book. It's February 14th, so Valentine's day and HSY's birthday, and that's the "present" TN comes up with. 

Li Xian made HSY come to life, and gave him depth that must have thrilled the author (who also, I believe, wrote the screenplay, a condition of her allowing her books to be made into dramas). He - and the scenes of him and his bros in the past, and his boys and bros in the present - is why I loved this drama. The scene where he and Solo made up was awesome. The FL and romance scenes made me cringe, and got more embarrassing in the last 10 episodes. I could barely watch them. TN's behavior, clothing and decorating tastes - best line HSY delivered to her was, when he first went into her bedroom, looked around, and said, "This style of decoration - do your eyes not hurt?" - were disturbingly childish, and the kissing scenes were stiff and unromantic. I can't wait to see Li Xian in another drama, hopefully with an adult love interest, although after watching this, I'm a little worried that he might not be able to pull off the romance. After all, Yang Yang managed to overcome the frigid, cadaverously thin FL in Love O2O, and still come across as romantic and incredibly sexy in the kiss scenes. 

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On 7/31/2019 at 3:18 PM, 40somethingahjumma said:

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.

Agree with your assessment of Li Xian and his performance here. I had never seen him before, and it was instant love! Can't wait to see what he's up to next.  

I disagree with you re the romance, which I thought did not work. In the novel (piece of nothing fluff), the FL is described as being curvy, wearing short dresses, and basically being a girl men noticed. The actress who played the part of TN is too old for the part, and the director apparently decided to make her appear younger by having her dress, decorate her room, and talk/act in a disturbingly child like manner.  Her clothing was baggy, childish and unattractive. I never believed for one minute that a normal, adult man would find her sexually appealing. (OTOH, they did a great job casting Yaya, who was also young and inexperienced, but was very pretty, didn't talk like a little girl,  and dressed like a 19-20 year old would). The romance is why I can't give this drama a high rating, although Li Xian gets a 10, and the story of his background and his relationships with the other guys, and the gaming scenes,  also get a 10, and those things make it well worth watching. Now it's back to The Untamed, which is the best thing airing right now, IMO. 

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4 hours ago, AppleBanana said:

What episode is that? Maybe I haven’t gotten to it yet. 

 

It's in ep 38. After having dinner with TN & her parents. While sending him off, she was hesitating on what to say to him.:lol:

 

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7 hours ago, vespertyne29 said:



I disagree with you re the romance, which I thought did not work. In the novel (piece of nothing fluff), the FL is described as being curvy, wearing short dresses, and basically being a girl men noticed. The actress who played the part of TN is too old for the part, and the director apparently decided to make her appear younger by having her dress, decorate her room, and talk/act in a disturbingly child like manner.  Her clothing was baggy, childish and unattractive. I never believed for one minute that a normal, adult man would find her sexually appealing. (OTOH, they did a great job casting Yaya, who was also young and inexperienced, but was very pretty, didn't talk like a little girl,  and dressed like a 19-20 year old would). The romance is why I can't give this drama a high rating, although Li Xian gets a 10, and the story of his background and his relationships with the other guys, and the gaming scenes,  also get a 10, and those things make it well worth watching. Now it's back to The Untamed, which is the best thing airing right now, IMO. 

 

That's fine. ;)

But that was the kind of romance they were going for, I imagine... to improve the optics. Cute and fluffy. A ten-year gap between a 19 year old and 30 year old guy would give a lot of people the heebie jeebies if they did all the adult stuff that was in the book.  ;) I can't imagine what the censorship of the show would be like if they had followed the novel. There mightn't be anything left to watch. This is probably something of a compromise. I still don't know why the gaming scenes were cut. Boggles the mind.

I've also said that YZ is probably too old but again... optics. Helps with the ick factor. And don't worry, I've mocked NN's fashion sense as well. ;)

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8 hours ago, vespertyne29 said:

I read the short piece of fluff book on line while waiting for episodes to air. They are much more sexually active in the book - TN attacks HSY every time she drinks and basically tries to feel him up and kiss him.  And yes, they do "go all the way" at the end, a month before their wedding, in the book. It's February 14th, so Valentine's day and HSY's birthday, and that's the "present" TN comes up with. 

Li Xian made HSY come to life, and gave him depth that must have thrilled the author (who also, I believe, wrote the screenplay, a condition of her allowing her books to be made into dramas). He - and the scenes of him and his bros in the past, and his boys and bros in the present - is why I loved this drama. The scene where he and Solo made up was awesome.

A lot of Mo Bao Fei Bao's books actually contain "adult" scenes, just like in Squid. I've been a fan of her book ever since I read Really Really Miss You

 

And I agree with you regarding Li Xian. Mo Bao Fei Bao must be very happy because Li Xian could bring Gun to life. He's the perfect Han Shangyan to all of us, as he truly able to portray Gun just like how we imagine him to be

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I did notice lixian and YangZi kiss scenes (before the last one in the car where she took the initiative)...was same...he would hold her neck and in the back and push her forward...

 

i ntoice some actors who do kiss scenes scenes would hold the girl face with both hands and with eyes glaring softly go into the kiss scene slowly and romantically...the director of the drama would have to close in on these soft glares ...

 

i think its both lixian and yangzhi who are both stiff in these scenes..after all I don’t think either does much of these scenes ....(I remember how scared and stiff yangzhi looked in that war drama with Wallace huo)..

 

After all both characters and actor/actresses are not Wallace Chung in my sunshine or boss and me ..haha..these have more kiss scene experiences for adults...haha

 

 

lixians character is cool and brings alive gun..but I don’t recall romantic soft eyes from him...even in the book..doesn’t seem to fit his character...which is cool and “get to the point”....plus director had to zoom into the soft glares when filming...

 

haha...I thought yang yang was stiff too in love o20 kiss scenes..

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How old is yy supposed to be vs xm?  8 year old gap..she is also 19 and he 28?  

 

 

Actually i dont recall a modern series where yangzhi outfits are pretty..not in ode to the joy either...

 

they actually had a whole article about her outfits ..that lixians was all black to make him so close to 30 because he is only 25 and for yangzhi all these baggie outfits to make her look 19...

 

i think she may not look 19 but still have a youthful look with bangs...of course she was prettier in ashes of love though I thought...

 

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, KymberleeD said:

 

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:

 

@KymberleeD

You've really aroused my curiosity regarding that "wake" him up stuff. I rewatched that scene a few times and am on the same wavelength as you.

I even detect a "cheeky smirk" by HSY (Li Xian's smirk. Heeee!):lol:

 

This reminds me of  a scene in ep 8 whereby HSY asked TN to get his car key outside his car as his hands were laden with groceries.

TN at 1st groped for it from his shirt pocket and was impatiently told by HSY that it was in the pocket of his pants.:D

 

I rewatched this scene just now and  was in STITCHES when I saw HSY's EXPRESSIONS (Li Xian's acting was really SPOT ON) while TN was groping innocently for the car key from the pocket of his pants much to the amusement of Demo who was standing nearby!:tounge_xd:

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17 hours ago, vespertyne29 said:

I disagree with you re the romance, which I thought did not work. In the novel (piece of nothing fluff), the FL is described as being curvy, wearing short dresses, and basically being a girl men noticed. The actress who played the part of TN is too old for the part, and the director apparently decided to make her appear younger by having her dress, decorate her room, and talk/act in a disturbingly child like manner.  Her clothing was baggy, childish and unattractive. I never believed for one minute that a normal, adult man would find her sexually appealing. (OTOH, they did a great job casting Yaya, who was also young and inexperienced, but was very pretty, didn't talk like a little girl,  and dressed like a 19-20 year old would). The romance is why I can't give this drama a high rating, although Li Xian gets a 10, and the story of his background and his relationships with the other guys, and the gaming scenes,  also get a 10, and those things make it well worth watching. Now it's back to The Untamed, which is the best thing airing right now, IMO. 

 

I think this is my biggest gripe about her wardrobe. Where are the cat stockings that HSY liked so much? LOL

 

I like the actress and the chemistry between her and the male lead (and I don't know who else would have made a better TN) but she wasn't what I had in mind when I imagined TN. She's 20 by the end of the drama and although 20 is young, there are some scenes where I found her attempt to be cutesy kinda childish. I wished they can differentiate between innocence/inexperienced and just straight up childish. I wished they kept her hair longer and gave her clothing that was more fitting (I thought the outfit she had in the last episode cute, except the waist purse because c'mon she also has a backpack!)

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Now that I am done with the drama, I will probably go back and re-watch the series (we'll see) since I bought the Viki sub for this month already. The last few episodes have a fair amount of flashbacks so they weren't really worth watching, IMO. If you don't want to let go yet and have yet to read the translated novel, here's the link: https://hui3r.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/stewed-squid-with-honey-蜜汁炖鱿鱼-intro-prologue-and-chapter-1/. The novel is mainly about TN & HSY's relationship so it doesn't dwell as deep into the Team Solo issues that the drama go into. It's a cute, fluffy novel that's easy to read. MBFB have other novels (also translated on the same website) that are similar in fluff as Honey Stewed Squid (I liked Really, Really Miss You a lot). Also because the novel is gaming vs CTF, I liked the novel better.

 

About Dt & Appledog, I wonder if we'll get another drama with their story? In GGS, they didn't really touch upon this relationship almost at all.

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" Her clothing was baggy, childish and unattractive. I never believed for one minute that a normal, adult man would find her sexually appealing".  Hhahaha LOL...Couldn't have agreed more.  I understand actress is older than 19 but I still can't believe they made her dressed so childishly and horrendously in almost all the episodes.  The grey stocking at the end was tolerable as that's ok but I can't imagine what the stylist were thinking w/all the other unimaginably ugly outfits thru-out the show. hahhaa LOL...I think people just came to love the storyline & characters as if we have to look at what she's wearing.  We will be like Where the hell did they get those clothes?> hahha .  If she bookworm smart & all it's ok to be un-stylish but some of the clothes don't even look NORMAL? hahhaa LOL...

And for the unnatural kissing scenes...Yes, I agree.  All just simple kisses perhaps they really want to tone it down as they have a big age gap or whatever but still the kissing scenes are not even good more like funny looking. hahaa LOL... I was on youtube and he previously did a supporting role w/Appledog being the lead or something and they had a more intensive kissing/bed scene.  Too bad we didn't see any of that on this show. hahaa LOL..But since this is like idol drama they probably did it intentionally even thou I don't get why kissing scenes were done like that.  Sweetness or whatever is there but no passion whatsoever.

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I watch a number of youtube videos about Li Xian and find that head tilting is part of his nature.B)

 

I LOVE it as I find it iconic on him and it definitely SUITS his HSY character extremely well! :lol:

 

It makes HSY extra HOT & SMEXY whether he's grumpy, agitated or looking tenderly at TN!:love:

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Really he had a sexy Role with appledog?  

 

I liked lixians cool acting but even the embarrassing moments...like the moment they got back together after first breakup...he asked if she wanted to hug...

 

they dont really even hold hands or kiss until second breakup..haha big different from r rated book...

 

 

And it’s funny how he was taking money from dt..

 

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So it ended.

 

Yeah, it had too little of some things and too much others. But it was, in general, a pretty successful drama -

Raised the profile of the male lead by a tonne, successfully rewrote an NC16 (or R21?) into a PG13, got away with wardrobe choices, didn’t get flack for the 19-29 romance, very pleasing patriotism, excellent camaraderie, and they even managed to satisfy the audience without showing competitions that mattered.  Barely scraped through the last one but they did.

 

I enjoyed it, and had fun discussing it in this forum :) with everyone.

 

With such good leads, I wished they had scenes that made them look less inexperienced. I know, first time and young but why not grow TN by 2 years so she’s legal. Still a smart cookie doing her PhD at 21. The awkwardness is cute but stiffness disappoints my mushy-mushy heart. And LX does tilt his head too much! Especially when he kisses. It’s odd...won’t he go perpendicular to his destination? Is he the same in other dramas?

 

The actor who played DT is quite a big actor, isn’t he? I forget his name. Perhaps more well known than LX when this first began? His character wasn’t developed much, if at all, I think he just grew taller. Haha. 

 

The ones I felt who had significant char development were those from the Solo team, including SuCheng and the daughter as well as TN’s parents. No other major char comes close methinks. Maybe Zhenghui too cos he changed to become a little crazed. 

 

But it’s a sweet ending without fanfare, and I love HEAs no matter how plain. ^_^

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dt name is Hu Yitian...he reminds me of yang yang relatively stiff in acting...his supporting role here was decent as a cool guy  but some of his other dramas was okay..

 

i guess like ashes of love...male lead with yangzhi ..helps bring some stardom..

 

lixian has acted in several series..I remember last series was about drone as 2nd male leader..I already thought he was good looking then ..haha..

 

but this series he extra charismatic..:blush:

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I'm back watching go go squid! I got distracted when they had the 2nd breakup. I found it a bit dragging. I discovered Eternal Love and binge-watched that. Then, moved on to Love & Destiny. Unfortunately, Love & Destiny's subs are taking forever. So, I picked up again on Go Go Squid.

 

When they started patching up after the breakup, the pace became okay again, finally!!! The flashbacks are less as well. Here we go! 

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