Get your tissues handy. We finally get to the Tang Dynasty, but only after a literally gut-wrenching scene. And now there are two Tang Qing Feng’s for Abu to deal with, but she doesn’t know which one is really her’s. We also finally meet Tang Qing Feng’s mom and see that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. And there are more familiar faces as well.
It’s baaaa-aaack! Everyone’s favourite show to read the recaps for instead of watch is here. Based on the Season 1 finale and the trailer for Season 2, I’m hopeful that it will start to get better. (And if you want English subs, Dramafever has them 8 hours after the show airs in China while Viki is taking a while on theirs.)
This week: Lin Dong tries to get another talisman, Lang Tian officially joins the dark side (they have cookies!), Huan Huan takes the next step to becoming the Ice Master and Dao Sect loses some disciples. So let’s begin Season 2 of Martial Universe!
We’re at the halfway mark now: Abu gets a sister, Tang Qing Feng gets a kiss…from himself, Xiao Ba gets a heart, Duo Miao Miao gets to babysit his mom and we get to wonder, “The series is half way over. When do we finally get to jump to the Tang Dynasty?”
Yes, Season 2 of Martial Universe starts tomorrow and, as promised, I’ll be recapping it once again as I watch the subtitled versions on Viki. (Oh, for the love of William Chan, why did it have to start this week?!?!) I’ll start posting next week while I also finish recapping the final week and a half of Let’s Shake It 2. (Still trying to figure out the exact schedule for the episodes this season since they are starting on Thursday instead of Tuesday.)
Linja saves the day!! My “Let’s Shake It” fansub partner and all around awesome person, Linja, helped me out soooo much with these recaps. Her language skills are much better than mine so please thank her in the comments as I think I would have needed another week to translate some of the dialogue in about half the scenes to understand everything that was going on. Thanks to her, though, you don’t have to wait for me to do that.
And because Photobucket is down, I’ve had to get a bit creative using YouTube and tried to use Flickr to illustrate the recaps so you wouldn’t have to wait any longer. Hopefully without the pictures, you can still enjoy the recaps. (UPDATE: Photobucket is back up!)
In these five episodes we’ve got giant wine glasses, Tang Qing Feng and the Princess get engaged, the assassin robot finally appears, we find out Dark TQF’s name, Abu dies and now Enid has second lead syndrome. Let’s begin the second half of Week 2!
Let’s Shake It was the first C-drama I ever watched without benefit of English subtitles (and after only six months of studying Mandarin) and I fell in love with the show right away. I’m so excited to get to see the second season of this romantic comedy and, since I watched the first season without translations and managed to follow it along pretty well, I decided I’d recap the second season without subs for those fans out there who want to know what happens and don’t want to have to wait for subs. Please let me know in the comments what you think about the series and what you are enjoying or wishing was better.
So bring on the Scavenger assassins, the chili peppers, the bricks and more braised pork galore. Let’s begin Week 01 of Let’s Shake It: Trouble on Planet Duo!
(Please note that I’m not fluent in Mandarin so apologies now for any mistranslations.)
Enid Bee: I know IMOmusings is done with this series and I’m ready to start recapping a new show, so I’m taking over screenshot and formatting duties for this final post to give her a much needed break and to get these done for all our faithful readers. (Hi, Hohliu!)
So for one last time, we get another Yimo, a few more new characters, a lot of self-sacrificing, a runaway bride, some sad break-ups and someone finally goes to the dark side. Let’s begin the final two weeks of Season 1!