I know it feels like Miss Rose has slowed down on all narrative fronts, but for whatever reason I am fine with the pacing. Perhaps the early charge out of the gate was the outlier, and really this story was all about the rather mundane and ordinary interactions between Si Yi and Cheng Kuan that drive their relationship forward. Outside of the drama-esque cake meeting, the bar encounter, and the changing debacle, the drama has settled into feeling so very simple and mellow. What Cheng Kuan sees in Si Yi is what makes her the typical Miss Screw in a big company, her decency and dedication to what matters. I can say that rarely has a male lead been attracted to a female lead in ways that never even mention her looks or an attitude that stands out in the crowd. Si Yi melts into the crowd because there is really nothing special about her that ought to attract successful good looking men like Cheng Kuan and Yi Chun, yet both guys are pretty much totally invested in her. What that tells us is that both men see beyond her exterior and her seemingly ordinariness to find what makes her unique in their eyes only. This is the very Chinese adage “in the eyes of lover, the woman becomes Xi Shi”, with Xi Shi being one of China’s four historical great beauties.
In this way, MR does follow the Office Girls set up with the more desirable man falling for the average girl that might never catch their eye. I enjoy this realism more than purposely making the heroine ugly or butt poor, and then meeting the guy magically turns her pretty and successful. With that said, I am looking forward to the drama pushing Cheng Kuan into the corner and forcing him to finally make a decision. I don’t think he’s been putting it off, only that he really hasn’t arrived at the realization that he loves Si Yi, and loves her to the point he can throw away whatever obligations he has to President Jiang and toss Vivian aside to be with Si Yi. I’m pretty sure that even when he does take that important step forward, neither Vivian nor her dad is going to make it easy for him and take his rejection lying down. Would part two of MR be a reversal of fortune with Si Yi supporting a down on his luck Cheng Kuan so that he can build his own empire from scratch instead of inheriting anothers? That would be interesting to see, and we’ll just have to wait and find out.
Written preview for episode 10:
Miss Screw’s ex-boyfriend arrives at the house and her Daddy wants to protect his daughter and angrily chews out this man who didn’t cherish her. Yi Chun silently accepts the anger and only hopes that Si Yi will give him another chance at love. Yi Chun enters Guang Qiang and shows off his cool new developments. Cheng Kuan has led a wolf into the midst and he watches Si Yi with all sorts of emotions hidden inside.
Another person wanting to chew out Yi Chun is Miss Screw’s best friend. Xiao Ke grabs the opportunity to thoroughly warn Yi Chun not to hurt Si Yi again. Turns out Xiao Ke’s own fiancée is also not trustworthy and Ting Ai grabs onto Ah Zhe’s arm and gets into his car. Can Cheng Kuan and Si Yi prevent this secret from exploding into the open?
A procurement order comes in and Cheng Kuan sniffs out something fishy with respect to the numbers. Si Yi worries that Cheng Kuan will get himself into trouble and her professional consideration for him turns into a confession of sorts. Best friend Sheng Jun tells Cheng Kuan to figure out his own heart. Does Cheng Kuan make the decision to lay it out all with Vivian?
New previews for episode 10:
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