He’s here! He’s here! Our foxy Prince is here! Like a burst of fresh air. With everyone faces hanging on doom and gloom, it’s nice to see some smiles around. Why I adore Xiao Che so much in the novel: he’s a delightful mix of pre-massacre Yan Xun with his abundance of sunshine and Yue’s slyness and intelligence. Like the best candy in the world! ❤
My snarky side came today so memes are here. Thanks Maymay who helped with these recaps!
While our avenging angel gets his first kills done, we are still plodding along in the grand scheme of things. We are still stuck in Chang’An! LORD. We need to move faster, stop with the silly side-plots that doesn’t add to the story! Get behind Chu Qiao’s identity and let us know how she feels!
Based on the July Schedule they uploaded last night, there’s a possibility of having 66+ episodes? Nobody knows how many episodes it will have now. Same schedule for July (mon-thursday, 2 ep/night). I know you guys are happy but the recapping team is exhausted. Lol.
These episodes gutted me. Shawn Dou’s TV debut performance will be one to remember. While he’s deemed at losing the love of his life later on, Shawn got the meatier role, thanks to Li Ying. Lol!
Everyone loses something in these episodes, some more than others. It didn’t feel draggy to me at all – and this is coming from someone who read the novel, caught the episodes live, recapped, and then screencapped them. Essentially, I watched them at least four times. I didn’t know my puny-sized body had that much tears. These episodes are critical because they set off the trajectories of all our major players. It’s a game-changer and I wish it happened earlier, cutting out all the unnecessary maid krap so we can have more time with our “grown-up/jaded” characters and their future, more interesting developments. We have more characters to meet and it’s taking forever to get to them!
Oh Mr. Sunshine. Just because you show that bright, blinding smile, people think you’re truly happy. It’s his defense mechanism, the can’t-change-situation-then-change-attitude type of approach. Many ask why he’s so insistent on bringing Chu Qiao to Yan Bei and I would like to add that it’s the same reason why he and Yuwen Yue are the only “friends” in the rich group of boys (at least in the drama version). Yue could care less about the other guys, but he does little things to defend Yan Xun and his family. Why? They come from the same place and gravitate towards each other with the understanding that they’re trapped by their duty to family (Yue) and duty to cpuntry (Yan Xun). Both boys saw at the hunting ground the same will to rise despite the comprosmised condition in Chu Qiao. Yan Xun even said Chu Qiao is like himself, unwilling to resign herself, and that spark of burning passion attracts him to her, prompting him into the mission of freeing her so that she doesn’t end up like him.
It’s a beautiful notion, if only the road to Yan Bei isn’t filled with corpses and heartaches….
Thanks Kath for helping me with recapping episode 19 & 20!