It’s very interesting to note that there were love confessions in competing dramas Office Girls and In Time With You in their October 23 episodes… no matter if they were oblique.
Next week, Qin Zi Qi tells Zheng Kai Er who he really loves and it would have been a great comparison then especially with the lines he tells Kai Er and what Da Ren tells Maggie in the last episode. They say the same thing–it’s not you, it’s me–but in different ways.
But what the heck, I want to blog on the two episodes.
Since I blogged about Qin Zi Qi’s confessions here, I’d go ahead with Li Da Ren:
Li Da Ren (LDR): “I love Cheng You Qing. I thought that I wouldn’t fall in love with her. I didn’t want to love her. I already have an arrogant mother. An arrogant younger sister. I just didn’t have the confidence to love Cheng You Qing. But this could possibly be the law. The more I don’t want to, the more I love. So I…”
Maggie (M): “Enough! Why are you telling me you love Cheng You Qing?”
LDR: “I’m sorry. I just don’t want to evade the problems between us.”
M: “What problems do we have between us?”
LDR: “I like you. But not love.”
M: “Where am I lacking compared to Cheng You Qing? Why can’t you love me?”
LDR: “Love is not about who is better than who. Maggie, you are great. You are really great. It’s I who is sorry.”
M: “I will not accept your apologies. It’s disgusting. It’s really so disgusting. You already have someone in your heart and you are still not going to admit it? You’re such a coward that you even exploited my love for you to prove your love. Li Da Ren, you’re really mean!”
Qin Zi Q (QZQ): “I think there’s something I need to tell you… I like Shen Xing Ren. You’re really a very good girl. You should choose an even better happiness.”
Zheng Kai Er: “Where do I not compare to Xing Ren?”
QZQ: “You don’t not compare to her. Shen Xing Ren isn’t as smart as you nor is she as pretty. But I don’t know why…”
The rest coming up in episode 11!
Well, I guess it’s unfair to ask which is the better execution on the small screen of the oblique love confessions. Office Girls is a breezy, rom-com while In Time With You is more introspective and dramatic. It would be very weird to have Li Da Ren confess in the Qin Zi Qi style and vice versa since the flow of the dramas are different. And it’s good that Taiwan has good choices of dramas this season, the audience is spoiled for choice.
Meanwhile, Office Girls continues to rule in the ratings game last Sunday with 4.89% while In Time With You got 2.56%. (Source: China Times Showbiz)
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