I try to refrain from overusing the word awesome but nothing quite describes episode 12 of In A Good Way as much as screaming out “It was so awesome!!!” and then making victory fist pumps. The Taiwan domestic audience thought so as well and after sitting in the 2s for the last ten episodes the drama surged dramatically and broke 3 in ratings with episode 12. If my memory hasn’t failed me, I recollect leading man Lego Lee announcing to the media back in December that if the ratings broke 3 for the drama then he and fellow male lead Jay Shih would ride their motorcycles topless from the SETTV headquarters to the filming site while their leading ladies Kirsten Jen and Smile Wen rode in the back. I hope Lego and Jay are getting in some last minute crunches because they better deliver on Lego’s promise soon. The official FB page for the drama keeps skyrocketing and has surged past 260,000 fans already. When the fan count breaks 300,000 is when Jay Shih will sing a song that he wrote and composed as a treat for the fans, much like Lego did the same when the page broke 200,000 fans. It’s so much fun to watch along with a popular mania drama and so far IAGW is as good midway through as it was from the start.
The new preview has been released for episode 13 and sheds more light on how the relationship between Jia En and Liu Chuan may change after their massive hugging at the protest concert. The preview appended to the end of episode 12 last week already showed that Liu Chuan is going to ask Jia En to talk off to the side, thereby jerking the insides of poor Bai Xue and Ren Wei even more. Douchey Professor Chang drags Liu Chuan and Jia En before the University Chancellor and tries to get Jia En expelled. The new preview shows Liu Chuan on the phone with Jia En, revisiting one of their cutest scenes together when she paged him and he waited in line at the men’s dorm to use the lobby phone to call her back. It’s pretty cool how romance has to be more effort driven in the day and age without a cell phone handy. Liu Chuan also gets some dating advice from roommate and mack daddy Ah Qing, and Ri Qi seems to be taking in the same advice which bodes well for the development of his romance with Xiao Wei. I think it’s easy for the drama to have Professor Chang suffer defeat and punishment for his abuse of power but I think all the characters have grown stronger from the protest itself that even if he still gets away with it I won’t feel quite as bad for Xiao Wei because she stood up for herself and tried to fight the good fight.
Preview for episode 13:
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Liu Chuan: Next Monday after class, let’s go grab a meal together. I have something I want to say to you.
Jia En: Okay.
Ah Qing: On the first date, you have to be prepared for everything and you can’t be whatever about it. You two, how come you guys didn’t interrupt today? Whatever I say you guys listen.
Liu Chuan: There’s no harm in listening once in awhile. When Wu Bai was singing “You On My Mind” I hugged you, and that was because I……