It’s been nearly an entire month since I’ve updated. I have been completely neglecting this blog, and I haven’t actually been watching any dramas either. I feel pretty guilty, like a kid quitting ice-skating lessons that her mom spent a lot of money for (ok that kid was me once), but believe me, I know that there are readers that check back for an update that are very unimpressed with my non-updated blog.
I have two reasons:
- I am so bored of this drama
Ok, it sounds like a cop-out… But jeez can someone tell me what is the biggest conflict here is???
I’ve watched up to Episode 30 (well, skimmed).
The moment that Yun Ge finds out that Liu Fu Ling is her ‘Ling Ge Ge’ is so infuriating I nearly threw my computer to the ground in rage. Ok, you’ve been dragging us on for 20 something episodes (that’s 960 minutes) and the revelation that she’s found her Ling Ge Ge was her pretending to have amnesia because she couldn’t accept it.
I mean, that could be very heartfelt and sad in the plot, but Angelababy simply could not deliver a good performance. She literally has one pout to convey sadness, anger, disgust, and despair. When they finally get together, that OTP action wasn’t even that good. I was not swooning over their love – and I don’t know if it’s because I legit have zero attraction for Liu Fu Ling, or that the two actors really had no chemistry.
Again, after their anti-climatic meeting I really couldn’t see the point of continuing the drama. Like… what are we watching for? After they built up all this hype of them finding each other, there was no longer a… conflict. Moving on from them finding each other, it was just lovey dovey shots of Liu Fu Ling and Yun Ge – and Huo Cheng Jun and other people kept finding ways to trying to make Yun Ge miserable. It was the typical ‘let’s victimize the female lead so she looks resilient and elegant through it all’. It was boring at best with no huge plot event on the horizon so I don’t know what I was looking forward to. It just seemed… endless.
I was initially looking forward to seeing how Huo Cheng Jun becomes incredibly evil and becomes Empress and kills off Xu Ping Jun but maaaan I am pretty sick of watching Yang Rong play the bad guy. I mean I feel like I watched enough of her from Lady and the Liar – and I must say, I feel really bad for her. Like, it seems like her character will never get the guy she loves, she’s always blinded by revenge, and she’s always so… villainous. I mean, I just got tired of watching the same bad guy, and I’m not too attached to the remaining characters (Bing Yi and Xu Ping Jun) anyways.
2. I am dealing with a break-up ): and that’s why I haven’t been updating
I normally don’t share personal stuff on this drama blog, but after four years, me and, I guess I should say, my ‘ex’, decided to split. Getting back into the grove of things is hard but I’m taking it pretty well. I’m rewatching ‘In Time With You’ with Ariel Lin and I got so many feels. I thought I found my Li Da Ren 李大仁 but I guess I’l have to keep looking.
I’ll probably recap In Time With You because I love the characters so much and I get so many feels from this drama, so if you haven’t watched it, stay tuned!