SOP Queen: Eps 8-13
I actually dropped SOP Queen a long time ago, but I’m picking it back up because I really need a cute rom-com to brighten up my day. I was worried that SOP Queen would get draggy in the later half, but up until episode 13 it is still fresh and fun. I would definitely recommend episode 13 because Ming Dao’s character is a riot!
Yes, it is ALL ABOUT TANG JUN. Seriously, if SOP Queen didn’t have Tang Jun/Zhang Han, I probably would not have picked it up again. Even after months of not even watching SOP Queen, I still love Tang Jun all the same. How he can be so handsome and adorable at the same time, I do not know. But Tang Jun is always just so much fun to watch and I can’t help but root for him
and take tons of screenshots whenever he’s on the screen. (Well, not like he has much competition..Zi Qi is out of the picture!) It’s cute to see him always grinning to himself when he’s with Xiao Jie.
Tang Jun decides to take on the role of Xiao Jie’s protector and close friend despite his romantic feelings for her. He is still in the platonic friend zone with Xiao Jie. I actually think he is more of that knight-in-shining-armor guy than Zi Qi is just because he always appears at Xiao Jie’s lowest moments. Normally I would get really frustrated with this kind of character that is resolved to just ‘watch over’ his unrequited love. But somehow Tang Jun’s being Xiao Jie’s protector is actually really…sweet. O_____O”” Maybe it’s because I know that he must end up with Xiao Jie, that I’m not annoyed with him for not making a move, whereas I would be extremely frustrated with him if he were the 2nd lead.
Xiao Jie is also a pleasure to watch because she is always becoming a stronger person. Props to her for having the courage to break off her engagement with Zi Qi for the sake of finding her own happiness. I also like that the main reason she breaks up with Zi Qi isn’t his relationship with Bai Bing. Although that’s a big factor in her decision, it is more about her desire to have a more realistic love. She doesn’t need the ‘ideal man’ to be happy, she just needs a man who she can be herself with.
Anyways, one of my major gripes with SOP Queen is Zi Qi & Bai Bing’s relationship/characters. OMG. JUST GET BACK TOGETHER ALREADY AND LEAVE XIAO JIE ALONE!!!! Zi Qi is really immature and is clearly outshone by Tang Jun. If Xiao Jie hadn’t broken off the engagement, I seriously think he would’ve gone through with the marriage and think that it was ok. But, at least I can stand Zi Qi….the person who I CANNOT STAND IS…BAI BING. I understand she’s trying to protect her love but the way she goes about it is just annoying. Every time she comes on screen, I just go “…not this again..” because I KNOW she’s just gonna start trolling everyone.
So if you are watching SOP Queen I’d strongly advise you to look at Bai Bing in a more comical way. Just don’t take her seriously! Whenever she starts trolling, I just laugh because she is clearly the third wheel and just makes the situation really awkward. On another random note, I do not know what the stylists are thinking for Bai Bing’s character. She is supposed to be this drop-dead gorgeous model but at times I think otherwise. The main scene that sticks out in my head is when she wears a white feather mini-dress and black knee high boots to a formal party and starts strutting around like she thinks she’s all that. CLEARLY something went wrong with that outfit because it did not flatter her at all. T___T
My favorite episode out of eps8-13 is by far episode 13 because of Ming Dao!!!!!! He plays the character of Adam Bell (< oh what a creative name) who is Tang Jun’s bestie. A long time ago I did not understand why Ming Dao is so popular, but now I know. He is just SO CHARMING and funny!!!! He also has a very cute bromance with Tang Jun. 😀 I actually wish he was also part of the love square but in this case he plays the role of the peace-maker who brings Tang Jun & Xiao Jie back together. Too bad he is not one of the major characters because he is so hilarious!
So I reread my previous review of episodes 4-7 because it has been so long since I’ve watched SOP Queen that I really needed a refresher. Back then I was totally spazzing out over the drama..but then for some reason…….I just stopped watching. O_O I don’t know why, I just didn’t feel that need to keep on watching. As I said in my introduction, I was really scared that it would be good in the first half but start to drag in the second half. However after watching episode 13 I’m pretty glad that I kept watching.a