As the love triangle in Pleasantly Surprised (喜歡. 一個人) heats up, Jasper Liu, Puff Kuo and Jolin Chien freshen up the summer by gracing the cover of the August edition of Spop (華流) magazine. They’re a bunch of good looking people, while I love Jasper boyish kind of charms, Jolin Chien’s manly charms seem to be working on me too. SETTV really knows how to market their merchandises, they’re giving us 3 cover editions, one with the love triangle, Jasper and Puff on the other two covers. Yikes, this is a hard decision, I’m drooling over Jasper’s individual cover but it seems that all 3 covers are sold out in various Taiwanese online bookstores, sigh…
Thoughts on recent developments of Pleasantly Surprised:
Recent developments of Pleasantly Surprised had been pretty exasperating as Ah-Jie (Jasper Liu) struggles with his inner conflicts, wanting to stay beside Kai-Qi (Puff Kuo) but he need to leave the country as he’s entrapped in guilty conscience about his brother’s hand injury. When he finally musters up courage to speak out everything to Kai-Qi, Hao-Wei (Jolin Chien) arrives in the “right” time to interrupt his plan.
Hao-Wei did nothing wrong and I actually find his character a lot more mature than the current Ah-Jie but I feel so much pity for Ah-Jie. He’s the one that really need forgiveness and companionship as he had been on a lonely aimless voyage all these years and when he finally finds someone that he wants to be with, he can’t because of his brother. If he really leaves the country, Kai-Qi still have Hao-Wei, Da-Zhi, Bao-Zhu and Xiao Yi with her but for Ah-Jie, he’ll be back alone and after getting used to the cheerful crowd of Figaro Cuisine Restaurant, he will feel much lonelier when he’s back alone. He may be immature when he’s getting jealous at Kai-Qi and Hao-Wei but that’s because he’s like an inexperience boy in love, he never really view Kai-Qi as a potential love interest before and only realized his true feelings lately so he’s getting a bit desperate as he can’t take her with him.
The current Hao-Wei have improved and it’s all thanks to that misunderstanding many years before, he now knows how to interact better with Kai-Qi but it was really Ah-Jie’s words that got through Kai-Qi, telling her that the person in wrong should take more responsibility. Before Kai-Qi meets Ah-Jie, she always keep things to herself, she didn’t understand the importance of two-way interaction but she’ve now changed a lot because of Ah-Jie. So maybe the current Hao-Wei suits Kai-Qi better as he’s like a mature man who can take care of Kai-Qi but who’s more suitable for Kai-Qi is not the most important thing as I think what’s the most important is how does Kai-Qi feels for these two guys and it’s apparent that the ending of Ep11 shows that she cares for Ah-Jie as more than a friend, she’s totally getting jealous of this “unknown girl” (which is herself actually, LOL). Pardon me for writing my thoughts on a news post, I just had too many thoughts because of the recent drama developments that I need a place to write down everything.
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