Episode 15 of Office Girls started off with a big hammer. The big hammer of cuuuuuute, which proceeded to bonk me over the head repeatedly until I was dizzy and disoriented. The entire episode was wonderful, light and sweet without being cloying or pointless, but the first scene between Zi Qi and Xing Ren set the stage perfectly for what’s to come. It’s been such a long time since I recall any drama delivering laughter in such witty ways, through conversation and clever references, without falling prey to the toilet or physical humor. Xing Ren and Zi Qi’s relationship is really more than I could have hoped for, with such enjoyment on both their parts, discovering the joys of being with each other but not morphing into different people all of a sudden. Zi Qi is still the clown prince of quips, and Xing Ren remains his ever dry and sensible foil. They are simply sublime together. Oh, and I have started the “Go Die In A Fire, Kai Er” Club. It might be a bit preemptive since she hasn’t technically done anything since she got her hopes crushed that she was going to land the hidden chaebol heir that was Zi Qi. But you know she’s a plotty plotter who plots. So who wants to join the club?
Preview for episode 16:
Xing Ren: Argh, I think I rang it up incorrectly!
Zi Qi: Aren’t you making too big a deal? If a customer figured out she was incorrectly charged, she’ll come asking for a refund.
Xing Ren: You can’t brush it off like this. This matter could affect the reputation of Jing Shi Department Store. Plus it was all due to my carelessness that this happened.
Stallone: It’s elder sister Mina! If elder sister Mina summons little bro, I’ll always have time for you.
Stallone to Zi Qi: So what did Le Le say?
Zi Qi: I think you really matter to her.
Mama Shen: I’m apologize for this, but my Xing Ren has never left the country before. I’m going to ask for your help on everything.
Mina: Please don’t say this, Cheng Feng and I will take good care of her.
Zi Qi: Shen Xing Ren? Mama Shen? Mama Shen!