I watched two new drama episodes today, and how unbelievably good episode 6 of Cheongdamdong Alice was, conversely that is how dreadful episode 21 of Miss Rose was. Don’t get me wrong, I still love MR because of all that goodwill and stakes built up, but to preserve that affection I have to FF scenes and turn my brain off. I know how hard it is to write endings and take a story to a satisfying and logical conclusion. It’s easy to have a great idea, harder to execute, and hardest to make the entire product worthwhile. MR is pretty much DOA on anything not related to Si Yi and Cheng Kuan’s relationship, though all the outside influences conspiring and pressuring them to be apart gave me a raging case of shakes I was so angry today. What the fuck seems too mild to describe the sheer folly of what Vivian wants and how others around her keep indulging her. I like that Si Yi finally grew a backbone and at least tried to talk back to President Jiang instead of collapsing like a folding chair. I continue to think Cheng Kuan is too good for pretty much anyone around him, though Si Yi does love him dearly but she’s simply outmatched when it comes to fighting for her man. At least episode 22 promises us some boating that will go a long LONG way in satisfying all the pain this drama has put everyone through. At this point I’ll even take some random plot twist like Cheng Kuan knocks up Si Yi and then Vivian finally concedes defeat because no one will back her against Cheng Kuan’s baby momma. I doubt that’ll happen, but if I’m throwing stereotypical plot twists against the wall hoping it’ll stick, clearly I’m desperate. But the Cheng Kuan-Si Yi scenes in the preview look adorable and sexy sweet, just the way I like it. There is even yet another City Hall homage thrown in as well, which is clearly this drama’s way of placating an angry Koala and keeping me around for yet another episode.
Preview for episode 21:
Sheng Jun: President Jiang held a press conference announcing your upcoming wedding with Vivian, clearly he’s trying to put you in a tough spot.
Cheng Kuan: You really want me marry me? I have an obligation to take care of you.
Vivian: You don’t need to pity me. Even without you by my side, I can still take care of myself. I don’t want to tie you to my side anymore. You can leave.
Si Yi: In order to be with me, he’s being called an ungrateful person by everyone. Even if he says he doesn’t care right now, but can I really be that selfish?
Cheng Kuan: As long as I’m with you I feel truly happy.
Si Yi: Such a simple happiness. Maybe I won’t ever have a chance to have it again.