There is a Chinese saying that “a bat knocks over an entire boatload of people”, meaning the power of something is just so great or the effect so unexpectedly vast. I think Lego Lee‘s skyrocketing popularity since In A Good Way started airing feels a bit like that. He’s always been adorable, a pretty decent actor, I’ve like him but it was nothing to write home about. Then came IAGW and I feel like things are spiraling out of hand and there is nothing to do other than sit back and stare in amazement at how his performance and character as Liu Chuan keeps getting better and better. His fanbase has exploded exponentially, and it was proudly on display this week when he showed up in Taichung at the Zhong You Department Store for an endorsement event. He was on hand as Kiehl’s “Store Manager for the Day”, and I’m going to say a lot of products probably got sold that day thanks to the potent smile and delicious voice of Manager Lee. For this man, I’d buy anything he sells using every penny on me, and then I’ll throw my credit cards at him if I don’t have enough.
The attendance was phenomenal and the department store has confirmed that it was the most jam-packed celebrity event in the entire department store’s history and they needed extra security just to control the too eager fangirls. Everyone has been slayed dead by the Liu Chuan “hug me” and other boyfriendy behavior in episode 15 of IAGW, this will be a nice way to revive us so that we can watch episode 16 next Friday. The preview teases us with a potential kiss moment, Jia En buying lingerie, and the episode 15 has the parents talking about going to an onsen resort. Does this mean Jia En has the house to herself soon? Other than third wheel Ren Wei, of course, who hopefully can find another pretty girl walking by and transfer his attention over sooner rather than later. I’m super bummed Lego was at Zhong You in Taichung and I wasn’t in town, now I can’t go back there and walk by the Khiel’s counter without feeling bitter that I missed the presence of Manager Lee to sell me some skin cream. And maybe rub it on my cheeks for me to demonstrate its efficacy…..