Lan Ling Wang: Eps 15-21
First things first……
THE MOMENT I SAW LLW IN THIS FEATHERY GET UP, I COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING. OMG, I have seen some bad outfits in this drama but THIS……this tops them all. SO FAR. Anyways, LLW and Xue Wu’s wedding is cute and all, but after seeing LLW in such a funny outfit I just couldn’t stop laughing all throughout the wedding scene.
Sadly enough though, by this time, instead of going “awww” at their cute wedding scene in which Xue Wu boldly defies tradition and says that she doesn’t need no fan in front of her face…I was thinking “Gee it’s about time already!”. 19 episodes for them to finally get married, even though they were practically married early on. Well at least now Xue Wu can’t say ‘IT’S NOT OUR FATE’ anymore.
Xue Wu is fun to watch whenever she is working her magic as the Heavenly Maiden. Usually this consists of all the commoners praising her and kneeling, and her saying “Don’t kneel, get up!”. 😛 I tend to like the female characters in period dramas who are adored by the people because of how contagious their happiness is. That’s it, Xue Wu’s smile is just contagious.
But I still can’t help but facepalm at how she and LLW are such a gullible lost cause together!! They are perfect for each other because both of them just can’t see the very worst in people. T___T”” Case in point: Zheng Er is incredibly bitter towards LLW/XW and is now invading their household and singlehandedly trying to destroy their marriage. Why does every period c-drama just HAVE to have this Zheng Er type of character? As I’ve said before, LLW and XW are cute together and all but I still have 0% emotional investment in their relationship. That being said I don’t really care anymore about the rumored tragic ending because I don’t really care what happens in the end. O__O It might sound harsh but…..you know what character I’m REALLY watching for… 😛
YU WEN YONG!!!!!!! YES, it is time for some obligatory YWY screencaps! I mainly skimmed through most of these 6 episodes but…episodes 15-17 were a totally different story. They all focused on YWY so of course I paid attention to every minute of those episodes, AHAHA. I totally ate up the story arc where Xue Wu stays with YWY to help his daughter recuperate. During this time I guess you can say that YWY has made a complete 360 transformation in which he is no longer just using Xue Wu; he sincerely loves his daughter and he’s growing to like Xue Wu’s kindheartedness as well. It is amazing seeing YWY with his daughter because he ALWAYS SMILES when he’s with her. *SWOONS*
This is partly where I like Xue Wu the most as well, because in this case her naivete and willingness to see the best in others actually works out pretty well. She believes that YWY isn’t all that bad, that he is human just like everyone else. She even makes it into a bit of a humorous subject when she chides him for not understanding love and not knowing how to express his emotions. It is so sweet when YWY thinks to himself that Xue Wu is the only one who sees him for who he is, and not as a monster. AWWW.
Well, although one could say that YWY has changed a lot in regards to how he treats Xue Wu…he still hasn’t changed in his extreme methods. I really like how these episodes show his vulnerability in that he makes hard decisions and it is hard for him to cope with them. Thankfully the drama doesn’t tip toe around that aspect of YWY’s character. Really, it would be boring if he just suddenly became ‘the good guy’. I do wonder, however, if Xue Wu can truly embrace him if she knows everything that he’s done. She got the gist of what happened (YWY killed his right-hand man) but that’s just it–she only got the gist of it, not exactly what happened. Again I sound kinda harsh but I’m curious to see what would happen if Xue Wu EVER realizes that not everyone is good like she thinks they are.
I think I’ve repeated this maybe 10 times but I decided a while back to just skim through LLW. Just today though, I realized that I should just try to focus on the episodes that have a good amount of YWY scenes rather than endlessly skimming through the entire remainder of the drama. So I asked my blogging friend Aehyu (who already finished the drama) for recommendations on which episodes have YWY scenes and these are the episodes she suggested:
- 26, 27
If anyone else has any other episodes to add please let me know.