A pat on your back writer! Solid episode for character development in our male lead. And it’s a rare happening since you made me feel averse to Zhao Wen in the premiere and then quickly turned him vulnerable and dependent in the second episode. If you know why he’s crying in the above picture, you’d feel bad too (or else I’ll announce your heart is made of stone!). I have come to accept that Zhao Wen’s shining moments will be his quiet submission to the defeats he can’t face when someone else is around and this episode highlights exactly that. His pain as a father of two babies who were never meant to arrive safely in his arms.
I think I’m cursed or something. Everywhere I turn in dramaland, I meet crazy in-laws making a living hell out of their daughter-in-laws lives. This drama is the exact opposite of Goddess of Marriage. But it isn’t a dark, twisted hour without light moments. The husbands’ attitude about women is the same but they don’t cheat in here. They do something else to ruffle my feathers. They work and work and work, completely engrossed in creating holy construction pieces, to prove that they’re superior. This leaves the women trapped as home as … potential cheaters. I hope we don’t go there because our girl is intelligent and decent enough. RIGHT DRAMA?
…And here I’m wondering why it’s called A Good Wife when the other name is Dear, I Have Fallen In Love With Someone Else (親愛的，我愛上別人了). I’m guessing she doesn’t cheat and actually does the most logical thing. So many kiddie shows lately, and I’m not against them, just craving for a show with maturity and real adults acting like…ADULTS! And this drama seems the case. Falling for another man when you’re married. I hope the writer is going to handle this issue with sensitivity and warmth. Don’t go cuckoo on me now. The leading actress is Tian Xin and I beat myself up trying to remember where I saw her before. She was in an ancient drama 13 years ago called Bloody Pearl. Her role in there was very similar to Little Swallow in HZGG. I like her a lot and hence the impression is long-lasting. Her profile says she was in Who’s The One and now I’m tempted to check that out cause she’s the lead.
Our wonderful XYZ has translated the synopsis and trailers. Check them out after the jump!