I have serious issues with episode 7 of In Time With You…but none of them as major as the return of the character of Ding Li Wei.
The minor issues have something to do with him too.
I love this drama, it offers you little nuggets that you ingest about life. Some can be cliche, but hey, they make you think and reflect.
But it fell into cheesy territory with that “reunion” scene of Cheng You Qing with Li Wei… in the rain, then suddenly he appears out of nowhere and grabs her. Only happens in dramas indeed.
I mean, ITWY has been doing OK with the realistic depiction of a relationship that’s bordering between friendship and love. But I suppose in that particular scene, the writers wanted to show You Qing’s dilemma about a love she considers as her most intense yet. And how one would react if that person suddenly returns. I get that, totally.
But what I don’t get is why such a practical and level-headed woman (until now) would allow herself to be taken to the house of this man so she could change into dry clothes when it would have been more logical if he just drove her home instead. To test her power of resistance? Bullshit.
And the biggest bullshit is how You Qing and Li Da Ren are thinking they’re protecting their friendship by staying friends when it’s obvious how much they love and mean to each other. But OK, it’s a valid dilemma. It actually reminds me of two people. And the reason why I can’t stand this cocky character (pun intended, right@marylngoh?) named Li Wei is because he also reminds me of that one person that’s trying to get into the picture of those two people.
That’s the charm of ITWY. People can empathize though it’s a painful watch.
But I digress. Back to Li Wei… I don’t get his game. But his character is obviously a perfect foil to the calm, gentle Da Ren. So is that why the story is trying to make him look so annoying that it makes you wonder why You Qing even fell in love with him in the first place?
Oh, just wake me up when that bastard is gone.
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