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[Mainland Chinese Drama 2019] I Will Never Let You Go / Legend of Huo Buo 小女花不弃

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11 hours ago, ck1Oz said:

So, the Xiao Xia story has ended? She doesn't end up with the young guy?

@ck1OzBased on the novel, their story hasn't ended. But the recent few episodes (in the dessert) have been veering away from the novel and the well scene (from spoilers) isn't part of the novel too so I guess we can't know for sure.

 

12 minutes ago, themarchioness said:

Welcome, @vtxy!  I'm glad you found us as well.  I also don't understand those commenters who say that the actor playing DFS has more chemistry with Ariel than ZBB.  Say wot?!  I happen to think BQ and CY ooze chemistry, but well -- *rolls eyes* -- we cannot control what others think.  And LOL at your murderer/kind-hearted guy comparison.  Exactly!  I agree with you. 

Thanks for the welcome @themarchioness! Yessss I think BQ and CY have so much more chemistry! Probably its just that Ariel Lin acts so well and has amazing chemistry with all the characters haha. I love her with Zhu Shou too.

 

17 hours ago, chisaholly said:

New ep 38 preview, its the scene after the one posted by @chisaholly previously!

 

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4 hours ago, vtxy said:

Thanks for the welcome @themarchioness! Yessss I think BQ and CY have so much more chemistry! Probably its just that Ariel Lin acts so well and has amazing chemistry with all the characters haha. I love her with Zhu Shou too.

 

New ep 38 preview, its the scene after the one posted by @chisaholly previously!

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I have always had the utmost respect for Ariel Lin.  She's an amazing actress, takes her work so seriously, and always has the best chemistry with her costars.  I also love that she's always able to maintain sincere friendships with all her costars.  No wonder she's so beloved in the industry! 

 

As for the clip you shared, sigh, they are seriously the cutest and the bestest!  Here's a translation for those who need subs:

 

CY: Lie down with me for a little bit?

BQ: Why should lie down with you?  It's not like I'm LQW.

CY: Are you still jealous?  Didn't I just send her away?

BQ: Just now, the way Xiao Liu (CY's right hand man) was speaking up for her, that has to mean that before I arrived, your relationship with her was not normal.  (She forcefully shoves his hand away and CY doubles over from pain in his shoulder area.  BQ starts to freak out.)  What's the matter?  Did that affect your wound?  Where?  Where?  Where? 

CY: Here, here, here, here, here.  (As she reaches around to check, he grabs her in a hug.)  Don't move.  Let me hold onto you like this for a little bit more.

BQ: You faked it.

CY: How could I?  It was real.  (He pulls her out of the hug and takes a good look at her.)  BQ, you look really nice today. 

BQ. Tch, flatterer.  (She finally smiles as he pulls on her cheek.)  Does it still hurt?  (He shakes his head no.)

 

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I am also in the minority here.  I love DFS character - he is neither good nor bad, very human with all of his faults - plus the bickering and interaction with Buqi has sparks flying!  because he is the 2nd lead, I do not expect him to wind up with Buqi, but everytime Austin Lin is on the screen, he steals the scene (at least for me).  I started watching this for Bin Bin, who is otherwordly handsome, but I find that the DFS character to be much more interesting. I am always wondering what schemes and plots he has up his sleeves. Yes, he is petty and arrogant, but he also cuts for a dashing figure as well, as he is very good in martial arts and is highly intelligent.  I love it when he & Buqi trade sarcastic barbs and try to outwit each other - I do find that they have lots of chemistry together.  

 

I would like him to survive this series, but I am not sure 

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I saw a clip of his grandfather stabbing him - is he for sure dead?  I don't know... It would be a shame to waste such a fantastic interesting character, but I have seen it before in other series with great 2nd male leads who cannot pair off with another person.  They kill them off as they cannot exist.

 

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Wow, you all are so great with keeping up on the latest episodes. I just caught up!  @themarchioness, I truly enjoy your recaps!

 

I just wanted to say that the Lotus couple is so lovely together. I do not watch many C-dramas, but these two totally got me from episode 1. I got a special feeling about these two so I kept watching and I am so glad I did so. I was actually pleasantly surprised that they became a couple so quick in episode 28 and immediately, I got the feels that they were utterly devoted to each other. It almost seemed like they married each other that night. What I appreciate most about this couple are the conversations that they have together. From working out jealousy issues to talking about their plans and future together - I absolutely love their dialogue. I love how CY started to refer to BQ as his "fu yan" and how he shares his thoughts/vision about their future family/kids together. You can tell how much CY deeply loves BQ. However, based on the upcoming previews, it seems like we will have a few more sweet scenes, but it will be getting pretty serious soon.

 

As for CW, I am glad she is starting to show her ugly and manipulative side to CY. CY foolishly thought that he could be friends with CW. Obviously, he was totally wrong. Even though CY may honestly tell CW that he only has BQ in his heart and send her away, CW's obsession with him is unhealthy and scary. I fear what more she may do to BQ in her desperate measures to have CY.

 

Last, as for DFS, I still cannot like the guy. BQ keeps telling him that she does not and will not like him yet DFS keeps forcing his feelings on her knowing that she loves LYK/CY. I am hoping as the story progresses, DFS will chill out and learn to accept/respect the couple. That way, he could at least be friends with BQ.

 

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12 hours ago, themarchioness said:

I'm really curious, based on the spoiler clips for next episodes, to see what CY does to make BQ upset again.  After all, she was able to think things through the last time DFS and QW played around with her and CY's emotions . . . anyway, we'll see what happens!  In the meantime, all I can think is that CY should take lessons from Jang Dong Gun a la "All About Eve" on how to be nice to manipulative second female leads without ever getting himself in trouble (am I right, @angelangie;)).  Haha.

 

lols of course :D 

 

however this is the best parts i guess for me :D  he has more to learn hahaha :D 

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5 hours ago, biancardi said:

I am also in the minority here.  I love DFS character - he is neither good nor bad, very human with all of his faults - plus the bickering and interaction with Buqi has sparks flying!  because he is the 2nd lead, I do not expect him to wind up with Buqi, but everytime Austin Lin is on the screen, he steals the scene (at least for me).  I started watching this for Bin Bin, who is otherwordly handsome, but I find that the DFS character to be much more interesting. I am always wondering what schemes and plots he has up his sleeves. Yes, he is petty and arrogant, but he also cuts for a dashing figure as well, as he is very good in martial arts and is highly intelligent.  I love it when he & Buqi trade sarcastic barbs and try to outwit each other - I do find that they have lots of chemistry together.  

 

I would like him to survive this series, but I am not sure 

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I saw a clip of his grandfather stabbing him - is he for sure dead?  I don't know... It would be a shame to waste such a fantastic interesting character, but I have seen it before in other series with great 2nd male leads who cannot pair off with another person.  They kill them off as they cannot exist.

 

 

Lo i am also in the minority, i like BQ and DFS’s interaction, it’s really fun watching both againts each other and also watching DFS yielded after seeing BQ crying by releasing YL.

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3 hours ago, taeunfighting said:

Wow, you all are so great with keeping up on the latest episodes. I just caught up!  @themarchioness, I truly enjoy your recaps!

 

How can we not keep up with the episodes???  Hahaha.  I pretty much live for Tuesdays-Thursdays right now.  Each day I know there's going to be new episodes, I can thinking of nothing else except finishing up my work as quickly as I can so that I can go home and start watching.  Unfortunately, that doesn't always work out . . . but it's always a goal!  I'm not at all obsessed with this drama.  Nope.  Not me.  :P 

 

4 minutes ago, roxnilla7 said:

Can you send me a PM too? Please and thank you! :)

 

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20 hours ago, vtxy said:

 

I've read the novel and agree that the show's CY is a little too nice to LQW as compared to the novel, but although I don't like seeing CY and LQW together, I don't get how DFS is preferable at all. He's childish and only focuses on what he wants without any thought to the consequences. It's like saying that in real life, a murderer who's fixated on you is a better catch than a kind-hearted guy who loves you and also treats others well?! 

 

Welcome to Soompi... :D

I realise that this show is largely comedic and a lot of DFS is played for laughs but there's been so much campaigning in my neck of the woods about domestic violence and spousal abuse that my brain can't help but go there from time to time. I would push the analogy in a different direction... To me it's like saying that it's okay if my partner abuses me mentally and physically... and bullies me... as long as he loves me and no one else.. Talk about low hanging fruit. :P

I'm a strong advocate for monogamy but exclusivity can't be the most important criteria or the only criteria. ;)

 

I didn't like seeing CY and LQW together either. ;) But there was a good narrative reason for it and an integral part of CY character development in relation to his romance with BQ. Of course it is easy to prove that you are attracted to someone if all you do is spend time with them and you have the arrogance to believe that you are God's gift to women. However, if temptation or potential temptation comes along in the form of another woman what would a good man do? Would he succumb to the flattery and the helpless act? Or would he stay true to his first love despite not being close to her?

CY is a good man, a far more loyal subject to the king ( who is rather suspect mind you) than his father ever was and he's also holding on to his title in large part so that he can help BQ pay off the family debt. There's very little of what he's doing that is selfishly driven except perhaps with a view to a future with the woman he loves. (I don't think anyone would begrudge him that) Despite being a prince, he doesn't have the leisure time to stalk some disinterested maiden and giving her a hard time. He is busy doing things for others so that he can finish his responsibilities and build a life with BQ. 

Those who think he love BQ less because he's not hanging around her all day and all night... I would submit... don't understand CY and don't see/aren't taking into consideration the long game he is playing.

 

14 hours ago, themarchioness said:

 

...  Oh no, I just imagined that smug expression on his face . . . @40somethingahjumma, we're going to have to fight each other to be the first person to smack it away.  Haha!  ;) 

 

 

For your first point, yes, I agree.  But I feel for CY too, because he really is trying to set boundaries with QW.  In the same way that BQ keeps telling DFS that he can "dream on" about them marrying, CY has told QW time and again that there can never be anything between them.  This time, he even ends the the partnership/agreement they had to work together and tries to send her away.  But, with a person like QW, that's not so easily said or done.  She's like a barnacle! 

 

I'm really curious, based on the spoiler clips for next episodes, to see what CY does to make BQ upset again.  After all, she was able to think things through the last time DFS and QW played around with her and CY's emotions . . . anyway, we'll see what happens!  In the meantime, all I can think is that CY should take lessons from Jang Dong Gun a la "All About Eve" on how to be nice to manipulative second female leads without ever getting himself in trouble (am I right, @angelangie;)).  Haha.

 

 

 

I'm sure the line to land a fist on DFS' face is a very long one. ;) But I think BQ should be the one to get there first. :D

 

I don't entirely blame CY. He's a really good guy and it's not his fault if he is both kind and duty-bound to show some human decency to another human being especially if she can be of some use.

But BQ is insecure and a man must deal with that appropriately... and he does... to his credit. I think from all the previews I've seen... it's a sore and sticking point with BQ. It shows an unusual lack of confidence on her part perhaps. ;) One of my favourite parts of In Time With You was the bit after the wedding... when the couple have their "cold war"... Yeah, Ariel rebuffing ZBB in this drama reminds me of that. :lol:

 

@biancardi and @12blbl All views are welcomed as long as you don't mind other disagreeing with you. ;) Whether you're in the minority... it doesn't matter much.

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hehehe i love this one....someone tweeted it too....so i guess they love it too? :D

 

how u get the attention of the girl you love that is angry with you? :D 

 

 

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10 hours ago, themarchioness said:

 

How can we not keep up with the episodes???  Hahaha.  I pretty much live for Tuesdays-Thursdays right now.  Each day I know there's going to be new episodes, I can thinking of nothing else except finishing up my work as quickly as I can so that I can go home and start watching.  Unfortunately, that doesn't always work out . . . but it's always a goal!  I'm not at all obsessed with this drama.  Nope.  Not me.  :P 

 

 

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Lol I so enjoy your comments! Makes watching this show more fun.  On one hand I'm  looking forward to this show wrapping up in 3 weeks so I can go back to my life and responsibilities but I'm enjoying this show and CY/ BQ interactions so much that I will likely rewatch again when it ends. :)

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New spoilers for this week. Looks like we're in for another exciting week, my friends!!! 

 

Part 1: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt-_zkYAHJM/

Part 2: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt-_8J0gipT/

 

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Part 1: Looks like the shoulder and side injuries that CY uses to earn sympathy from BQ (as shown in the other spoiler clips we've seen thus far) was inflicted by LMY while the threesome (CY, BQ, DFS) were making their escape from the sand caves.  CY will kick QW out of his house (as we've also seen already).  Ah Fu (the Seventh Prince's right-hand man) and his sister will find close in on finding the route to Biluotian, but the Mysterious Man will also find them and it looks like Ah Fu will have his final battle with that man.  LYK will arrive (and I really hope all those arrows landing in LMY meas this is the last we'll have to see fo her), but it won't be soon enough to save Ah Fu. *tears*  Not gonna lie, I kind of figured Ah Fu was marked from the get go for an early death.  I'm just he didn't die while he and CY were on their separate missions and that, in the end, their paths were able to cross like this in order for the former teacher and his student to say their farewells.  Ah Fu passes over the Biluotian sphere and then kills himself (I'm guessing he was dying from his injuries and this just sped things up).  Someone will tell the Emperor that LYK is by his side, and then Xiao Liu (CY's right hand man) will wake up BQ to tell her that CY has gotten into trouble.  They steal away and then, in the daylight, spy on the place where they believe CY to be locked up.  Next scene is Xiao Xia (yay, they reunited!) asking BQ what to do. BQ tells her to follow, "Bai Jian Fei."  (A new character, I believe, as the name's not ringing any bells.)  And then QW will try to torture BQ when they're in a covered wagon by themselves.  But BQ wakes up and springs one of those wrist arrows at QW before climbing out of the wagon. We don't get to see what happens to QW but, boy, it would be nice if that got rid of her too.  :P 

 

Part 2: BQ escapes from the covered wagon onto a horse, but then the horse throws her.  A man runs into catch her on his back.  I don't recognize this man, but it looks like she meets with him later and when he pays his address she recognizes some sort of mark on his hand/wrist?  DFS arrives with CY's dead body (I think he says it'd been burned?).   A heartbroken BQ asks him if he knows the full extent of the Biluotian prophecy (I think).  She tells him that since CY is dead, she doesn't want to keep on living either.  DFS says he doesn't believe a word of what she said and stalks off. 

 

Phew.  I'm not too worried about CY as we know he can't die, but man.  If we could get rid of LMY, at least, that would be fantastic.  I mean she had multiple arrows going through her body.  That's got to be hard to save even with all their weird and amazing healing powers.  QW . . . I have a feeling she'll be able to survive that one small dart/arrow, but it'd be great if we could get her off the screen too.  Just saying.  ;) 

 


 

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10 minutes ago, luna2nd said:

Lol I so enjoy your comments! Makes watching this show more fun.  On one hand I'm  looking forward to this show wrapping up in 3 weeks so I can go back to my life and responsibilities but I'm enjoying this show and CY/ BQ interactions so much that I will likely rewatch again when it ends. :)

 

Haha, I know, right?  Drama endings can be so bittersweet -- on the one hand, I like finally getting to know how everything will turn out.  And when I'm as obsessed with a drama as I am with this one, I agree, it's definitely nice to have one's life back.  (Tuesdays through Thursdays are total goners for me right now.)  But on the other hand, I love being able to spend time each week with all the characters in this drama (and especially the OTP), and the obsession and the crazy is all part of the fun so I'll miss that as well!  Sigh, what's a drama watcher to do?  Hee hee.

 

I'll definitely be rewatching (at least some parts) with subtitles when all is over.  Right now though, no patience to wait for subs!  ;) 

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3 hours ago, themarchioness said:

New spoilers for this week. Looks like we're in for another exciting week, my friends!!! 

 

Part 1: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt-_zkYAHJM/

Part 2: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt-_8J0gipT/

 

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Part 1: Looks like the shoulder and side injuries that CY uses to earn sympathy from BQ (as shown in the other spoiler clips we've seen thus far) was inflicted by LMY while the threesome (CY, BQ, DFS) were making their escape from the sand caves.  CY will kick QW out of his house (as we've also seen already).  Ah Fu (the Seventh Prince's right-hand man) and his sister will find close in on finding the route to Biluotian, but the Mysterious Man will also find them and it looks like Ah Fu will have his final battle with that man.  LYK will arrive (and I really hope all those arrows landing in LMY meas this is the last we'll have to see fo her), but it won't be soon enough to save Ah Fu. *tears*  Not gonna lie, I kind of figured Ah Fu was marked from the get go for an early death.  I'm just he didn't die while he and CY were on their separate missions and that, in the end, their paths were able to cross like this in order for the former teacher and his student to say their farewells.  Ah Fu passes over the Biluotian sphere and then kills himself (I'm guessing he was dying from his injuries and this just sped things up).  Someone will tell the Emperor that LYK is by his side, and then Xiao Liu (CY's right hand man) will wake up BQ to tell her that CY has gotten into trouble.  They steal away and then, in the daylight, spy on the place where they believe CY to be locked up.  Next scene is Xiao Xia (yay, they reunited!) asking BQ what to do. BQ tells her to follow, "Bai Jian Fei."  (A new character, I believe, as the name's not ringing any bells.)  And then QW will try to torture BQ when they're in a covered wagon by themselves.  But BQ wakes up and springs one of those wrist arrows at QW before climbing out of the wagon. We don't get to see what happens to QW but, boy, it would be nice if that got rid of her too.  :P 

 

Part 2: BQ escapes from the covered wagon onto a horse, but then the horse throws her.  A man runs into catch her on his back.  I don't recognize this man, but it looks like she meets with him later and when he pays his address she recognizes some sort of mark on his hand/wrist?  DFS arrives with CY's dead body (I think he says it'd been burned?).   A heartbroken BQ asks him if he knows the full extent of the Biluotian prophecy (I think).  She tells him that since CY is dead, she doesn't want to keep on living either.  DFS says he doesn't believe a word of what she said and stalks off. 

 

Phew.  I'm not too worried about CY as we know he can't die, but man.  If we could get rid of LMY, at least, that would be fantastic.  I mean she had multiple arrows going through her body.  That's got to be hard to save even with all their weird and amazing healing powers.  QW . . . I have a feeling she'll be able to survive that one small dart/arrow, but it'd be great if we could get her off the screen too.  Just saying.  ;) 

 


 

 

I saw these previews and were shocked like, are they going to have CY fake his death now, too. Man! soo much is happening and it's going to end soon.

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@themarchioness Thank you for the previews! I could be wrong, but I believe Bai Jian Fei is CY and Yuan Chong's scholar friend from the capital. I remember CY telling Yuan Chong that he did not want to involve Jian Fei in any of his affairs, but it looks like it's going to happen. 

 

I usually catch up during the weekend, but like you, I'm feeling the desire to rush home on Tues, Wed and Thurs now!

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4 hours ago, themarchioness said:

New spoilers for this week. Looks like we're in for another exciting week, my friends!!! 

 

Part 1: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt-_zkYAHJM/

Part 2: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt-_8J0gipT/

 

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Part 1: Looks like the shoulder and side injuries that CY uses to earn sympathy from BQ (as shown in the other spoiler clips we've seen thus far) was inflicted by LMY while the threesome (CY, BQ, DFS) were making their escape from the sand caves.  CY will kick QW out of his house (as we've also seen already).  Ah Fu (the Seventh Prince's right-hand man) and his sister will find close in on finding the route to Biluotian, but the Mysterious Man will also find them and it looks like Ah Fu will have his final battle with that man.  LYK will arrive (and I really hope all those arrows landing in LMY meas this is the last we'll have to see fo her), but it won't be soon enough to save Ah Fu. *tears*  Not gonna lie, I kind of figured Ah Fu was marked from the get go for an early death.  I'm just he didn't die while he and CY were on their separate missions and that, in the end, their paths were able to cross like this in order for the former teacher and his student to say their farewells.  Ah Fu passes over the Biluotian sphere and then kills himself (I'm guessing he was dying from his injuries and this just sped things up).  Someone will tell the Emperor that LYK is by his side, and then Xiao Liu (CY's right hand man) will wake up BQ to tell her that CY has gotten into trouble.  They steal away and then, in the daylight, spy on the place where they believe CY to be locked up.  Next scene is Xiao Xia (yay, they reunited!) asking BQ what to do. BQ tells her to follow, "Bai Jian Fei."  (A new character, I believe, as the name's not ringing any bells.)  And then QW will try to torture BQ when they're in a covered wagon by themselves.  But BQ wakes up and springs one of those wrist arrows at QW before climbing out of the wagon. We don't get to see what happens to QW but, boy, it would be nice if that got rid of her too.  :P 

 

Part 2: BQ escapes from the covered wagon onto a horse, but then the horse throws her.  A man runs into catch her on his back.  I don't recognize this man, but it looks like she meets with him later and when he pays his address she recognizes some sort of mark on his hand/wrist?  DFS arrives with CY's dead body (I think he says it'd been burned?).   A heartbroken BQ asks him if he knows the full extent of the Biluotian prophecy (I think).  She tells him that since CY is dead, she doesn't want to keep on living either.  DFS says he doesn't believe a word of what she said and stalks off. 

 

Phew.  I'm not too worried about CY as we know he can't die, but man.  If we could get rid of LMY, at least, that would be fantastic.  I mean she had multiple arrows going through her body.  That's got to be hard to save even with all their weird and amazing healing powers.  QW . . . I have a feeling she'll be able to survive that one small dart/arrow, but it'd be great if we could get her off the screen too.  Just saying.  ;) 

 


 

 

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Looked like his other friend betrayed him (CY) ... :scream:

 

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@taeunfighting, you're absolutely right. Bai Jian Fei is CY's other friend.  I think I've mentioned before that I can never remember his friends' names, so I was totally drawing a blank earlier but now that you mention the connection, it clicked. 

 

@chisaholly, if he does that, it can hardly be a surprise.  I've pretty much been expecting it ever since CY warned Yuan Chong about telling Jian Fei too much and explained why he didn't want to get Jian Fei to be involved.  That was a totally foreshadowing conversation.  :P  it just sucks because they're childhood friends.  Sigh.

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I guess for me, to expand on why I find DFS more interesting & compelling than any other character in this series, is because he is neither good or bad.  You aren't sure what side he is going to fall on. His character is ambiguous - like Snape from Harry Potter. Snape was a mean, nasty person to the kids (and that wasn't an act, he really was a mean, nasty person), but his backstory, how he took chances, that he turned out to be on the good side after all - despite what the rest of the wizarding world thought.  Millions of readers LOVED the Snape character - not because he was a shining heroic knight, but because he was mesmerizing.  JK Rowling didn't understand why so many readers loved his character so much.  It was because he was multi-layered.

 

DFS is like that for me - he is appealing, not just because he has a killer smile with dimples, but his character is complex, multifaceted and quite frankly, who knows which side he will wind up on - I find that the actor is very charismatic as well, so when he is on screen, my  attention goes to him - I love Bin Bin, but his character is so noble and lovely, he isn't as interesting to me (sorry!!) - What I mean is that I know what to expect from him, now that he no longer plays the duo role of CY/LRK with Buqi.  There aren't going to be twists and turns with his character - he doesn't have a redemption arc, as there is nothing for him to be repentant about.  The whole stuff with QW is an act, anyone that thinks CY means it really doesn't understand his character at this point, imho

 

 I also think DFS is the most intelligent of all the characters in this series.  He puts things together much more quickly than other folks do, considering he is basically working alone and has no friends to help him solve problems. 

 

Yes, his character is bratty, petty, vindictive, manipulative  and not always nice. But I do think he loves Buqi now and he isn't out to sacrifice her.  His desperation to marry her could be two-fold - one, for himself - he wants her (lust happens) and he even said, his life would be boring without her.  two - because he doesn't know that Chen Yu is LRK, he may not feel that CY can protect her the way he can - I think we all can admit that DFS can give the LRK a run for his money when it comes to martial arts.  I honestly think that the man isn't all right in the head, but I also think, based on the fact that he releases those that he catches, he isn't out to kill anyone needlessly.  In fact, he was grossly offended that Buqi  blamed him for the death of the suicide assassin.  

 

CY wasn't that nice to Buqi either initially - he purposely let her fall in the water, among other things, but he had the backup persona of LRK to be nice to BQ.  DFS doesn't have that type of persona to fall back on  - he seems to have a split personality, where he runs hot and then cold all within a split second - I love how Austin Lin's face can go from smiley dimples to a cold serious stare within a flash.  He is stalkerish, that is for sure and that is creepy beyond belief. 

 

But just like Snape, I find DFS's character to be highly entertaining and worthwhile.  I feel that DFS probably was just a privileged, spoiled and lonely kid growing up.  He has never had anyone say no to him before - someone that he cares deeply for (and yes, I think he does care for BQ deeply now), and he cannot beat her up or anything.  So, he is using the only tools he knows which are pretty darn anti-social and I do not condone it at all.  I hope for a good redemption arc - one where the others realize what he has done in the end had value.  

 

Unlike the death of Li Jing in TMoPB, where no one, not one person other than his sister, mourned for his death and only his crabby evil father knew that Li Jing weakened him so that Ye Hua could defeat him.  I still haven't gotten over THAT death.  I don't mind if a character I love dies, so long it has meaning and the main characters appreciate that sacrifice 

 

I hope this makes some of you understand why DFS is appealing to some of us here.  I don't ship him with BQ, as he is the 2nd male lead, but I wouldn't be unhappy if that did happen.  I do find it ironic about the complaints about DFS's behavior as this is why I don't like modern romantic K-Dramas that much. The lead male is often very abusive and nasty to the lead female and it is really difficult to watch.   Since I know in K-Dramas that the male will then fall madly in love with the female, I have a harder time with those dramas than one like this, where it is inviable that the 2nd male lead will not get the girl.

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@40somethingahjumma,  I saw those last week or so (but as they were for eps that were still far off in the future, I didn't want to put too much thought into them at the time ;)).  I assume there will be a reason for everything that's happening in those scenes, but having them in the back of my head was also another reason why I said the other day that I don't think we've touched the surface of who DFS really is.  My mother and I have been speculating over whether there is some royalty in him as well because of these scenes.

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