When I watch Miss Rose, my mind keeps humming the oldie tune “Rose, Rose, I Love You” and then bopping up and down on my toes. It’s weird how the excitement can ratchet up several notches the moment the proverbial switch flips in drama watching. I love this feeling, because once I’m emotionally connected with the story, it triggers my eagerness to parse deeply and get more enjoyment out of it. So far Roy Qiu and Megan Lai is hitting a solid double in terms of chemistry, but it’s going to be hard to live up to the freaking Grand Slam Home Run that was the chemistry of Kim Sun Ah and Cha Seung Won in City Hall. But MR is already more lighthearted and comedic than CH, and I foresee Megan and Roy creating their own unique pairing.
I have to admit that it’s still a little weird to visually see Roy with Megan, because while he’s tall for a guy she’s model tall for a girl, so they are the same height when she wears one inch pumps. I’m so drama-trained to swoon for the height differential in an OTP, though that will probably drive all the feminists nuts that I’m old-fashioned like that. One thing that works in MR with the two leads same-height visual effect is that they are always on equal footing. Si Yi is professional with Cheng Kuan now that he’s her boss, but she not obsequious to or cowed by him. They are on equal footing because he needs her while he gets her all flustered and raises her hackles.
Written preview for episode 3:
A custom suit jacket that costs NT 400,000 has an ironed hole in it. Cheng Kuan uses this opportunity to ask Si Yi for a “the later it goes into the night, the more beautiful it becomes” date. Si Yi mistakenly assumes Cheng Kuan wants her to repay him with her body. A beautiful misunderstanding takes place that night…..
In Si Yi’s dreams, Lily the fortune teller reminds SI Yi not to forget their NT 1 million bet. In real life, Si Yi refuses to be cowed and goes on a matchmaking date to find a husband. After the matchmaking dates ends, the man who takes Si Yi home is ridiculously handsome. A mischievous kiss – is it a dream or reality?
Vivian asks Cheng Kuan to bring flowers to the photography studio, and has Cheng Kuan wear the tie she bought for him. What is Vivian planning? Cheng Kuan is faced with Vivian’s unreasonable demands and accidental skinship with Si Yi, a difficult three-way problem is forming……
In Si Yi’s upcoming dream sequence about the fortune teller doing a pole dance at her wedding, the man she dreams is her groom turns out to be Cheng Kuan! She’s already fantasizing about him, LOL, poor her. During the filming, Roy was the talk of the set because he gamely put on an all-red suit complete with a green bow tie, slicked his hair back, and then dove right into filming this scene which required him to break dance on the back of a truck decked out in electric lights. Apparently he was so ridiculously funny that the cast couldn’t film because everyone was laughing so hard their stomach hurt.
Megan said this was the funniest scene she had ever filmed in her entire life, and Roy was adorable with that little curl of hair over his forehead that made him look like Astro Boy to her. Roy said that he just winged it and kept dancing (he calls it “freestyle”) despite not being told how to dance, and apparently the director refused to yell cut so he had to keep dancing for the camera even as folks off-screen were literally rolling on the floor dying with laughter. God this cast and crew sounds like a dream to work with, having so much fun together. I can’t wait to watch this scene, though someone better explain to me why Roy is blowing a giant red whistle. *scratches head*
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