Are you watching Sunny Happiness? If you are not, you’re missing out. This drama is well-acted, well-written, ably directed, and has a kick-ass soundtrack. I’m thisclose to saying to heck with it and recapping this sucker from start to finish. It’s that good. Though if I do it, someone needs to send me DL links so I can take screencaps (sigh, more work). Expect more SH posts soon, but for now, I’ve got some fun-time goodies to share.
The SH production released a series of BTS videos (which have been subbed into English) that have me laughing so hard my belly aches. Watching these probably make more sense if you’ve watched the drama. But even if you haven’t, watching this will probably push you over the edge and make you want to toddle off to become a new SH addict. Warning – cute and fun times ahead. Be prepared to become a Mike He fangirl afterwards as well. He’s that charming and adorable in real life.
People have asked how many episodes is SH, and it’s 25 episodes for the C-drama airing, and likely 16 episodes for the TW-airing (which are longer length per episode). This is really one of the best (most realistic) love stories I’ve seen in awhile. What’s funny is that it’s taking place in the least realistic of circumstances (the contract marriage) – but Yun Jie and Yong Yong are so flawed yet perfect for each other. Gah, I LOVE SH SO MUCH!
Just a note about the references in the videos – Mike He’s nickname is Xiao Mei, and that is what everyone calls him in the industry (just like Vic Zhou is known as Zai Zai and Joe Cheng is called Xiao Zhong), and Janine’s Chinese name is Jun Ning, so in the videos folks call her Jun Ning.
BTS 1: it’s immediately clear that Mike and Janine have amazing chemistry, and are having such fun filming together.
BTS 2: this BTS vid is narrated by my cutie pie – second male lead Li Yi Feng is that rare actor who comes alive on screen whereas stills of him simply glaze over the surface of his charisma. He has the gorgeous facial structure and lanky build as Joe Cheng, but when he smiles it’s Lee Seung Gi‘s exact same warm and open smile. Be still my heart. The sky’s the limit for this actor-singer, and I’m calling it now – he’s MINE. (Psst, expect a massive Li Yi Feng post soon). Thank you. 🙂
BTS 5: one of the most heartwrenching scenes in this drama, and watching the BTS you realize that both Mike and Janine are getting attacked by mosquitoes and yet they managed to deliver the goods. They are just perfect together.
BTS 6: one of my favorite BTS segments (cuz my cutie pie is featured and talking about acting out physical scenes), but its notable for some adorable bromace, as well as Mike getting jealous that Li Yi Feng subconsciously grabbed Janine’s arm in a scene. Hee.
BTS 7: Mike showing off his swim body, demonstrating what an awful diver he is, and again more hilarious banter with the crew; also notable for Li Yi Feng offering his big brother chocolate after the strenuous filming, only to say he doesn’t actually have any after Mike accepts. Mwahahaha.
BTS 8: the sweet and romantic Mike+Janine balcony scene where he tells her that he wants to extend their contract, and she kisses him – this BTS is hilarious for Mike narrating in an embarrassed way about the “romantic” mood on the set.
BTS 11: Mike giving Janine a piggyback ride and he complains that he is a human weight lifting machine.
BTS 12: The filming of THE INFAMOUS BED SCENE. That’s all.
BTS 13: the three leads make cake, and Mike makes an off-color joke related to “egg” (and he says “this is egg” in English), and gets embarrassed when he is told that Janine’s mom is on set and heard his raunchy joke. He then behaves extra properly and says that they must demonstrate that they are a high quality production team. Heh. Mike then suggests they all speak English from then on (“Turning….Turning Out?”). This BTS made me LOL until I almost passed out.
I’ve said it before, and watching these BTS videos proved my point, but SH is completely about the three leads Yun Jie, Yong Yong, and Yun Chao. Witness there was not a single glimpse at the two other female leads. Frankly, I ignore them except as valid plot devices. But the collective awesome that is our central three character makes everything else fade away. So, was that as entertaining to watch for you as it was for me? 😀