Miss Rose is one of those dramas that I like so much because it stars one of my favorite actors. Without Roy Qiu, the drama itself probably wouldn’t hook me to check it out, and even after checking it out I doubt I’ll keep watching. I think the drama rests on Roy’s charm even if there are now tons of things I love about it, such as the low key bromance, Si Yi’s hilarious family, and the delicately formed but emotionally strong OTP. The ratings for MR peaked a few episodes back and have since dropped below 4 again, which is where I think it’ll stay for the rest of its run. All of Sunday night is down in the dumps and the other dramas up against MR can’t even crack 1 so clearly the audience there craves something its not getting. I look back and, with the exception of Office Girls, all my fave TW-dramas typically have low-ish ratings. I’m savoring MR for not falling into the trap of making conflicts more serious then it really is. What its done instead is to keep the pressure on from Vivian and President Jiang, but both are smart enough to change their tactics.
I’m likely in the minority but I find fortuneteller Lily hilarious and agree with everything she says (aside from her wonky fortunetelling). Si Yi is the reason Cheng Kuan broke up with Vivian, and since meeting Si Yi his life has been a series of bad things happening. Si Yi needs to accept that and still have the strength to fight for her love and overcome the odds, because the road she’s walking with Cheng Kuan isn’t easy and I don’t want her to live in a bubble. What is pissing me off is still Vivian, because I loathe characters that are two-faced and pull underhanded tricks, which is what she’s resorted to. If only she can take a page from the Yi Chun playbook, but sadly for her there is no way she’s going to wise up now when she takes Cheng Kuan’s break up as a challenge for her to get him back rather than as a opportunity to self-reflect and move on. All this Vivian talk aside, episode 17 looks so swoony romantic I’m sure I’ll get cavities from the sweetness.
Written preview for episode 17:
Cheng Kuan decides to reassure his beloved’s worried heart and in front of a gathered audience they hold hands and make a love promise to each other. The romantic and happy moment becomes something distasteful in the eyes of a former lover. Vivian’s hands grab her steeling wheel and she lets out her roar of rage, unable to hold it in anymore.
Cake, candles, a big confession!?! On Sheng Jun’s birthday, he actually gets a confession of love from his goddess? Seeing the presents handmade by Xiao Ke, Sheng Jun can’t help himself and he leans towards her… The feeling of happiness surrounds the in love Si Yi, and standing before a bridal store window, Cheng Kuan makes a promise to her.
The LED wand is beaten to the market by a competitor! Cheng Kuan and company rush to that press conference only to be derided by the competition. All of Guang Qiang is aligned together to find out who is the rat in their midst that leaked the information, only to discover that the culprit is Si Yi?!?
Preview for episode 17:
Si Yi: I hope he can really give Xiao Ke happiness.
Cheng Kuan: I, Gao Cheng Kuan, from now on, will give all my love to this woman beside me.
Vivian: Gao Cheng Kuan, this is too much!