Why, Taiwan, Why? Your dramas don't have to be that long. You really don't need to throw in random crap to inexplicably keep the main couple apart. If they can make it through a misunderstanding in the course of two episodes then they obviously need to make huger mistakes so we can drag this out, right? NO!!!!!
Producer: It looks like this show is pretty popular, why is the plot wrapping up too quickly?
Writer: Centering two episodes around fixing the brother is just perfect. Then they can all be a happy family.
Producer: No, we need to have this last at least six more episodes.
Writer: But the brother isn't that evil and stubborn.
Producer: And the main couple can't be happily together for more than one episode, or two partial episodes, at a time.
Writer: Ok, but that means they need to have some more misunderstandings.
Producer: Make it more dramatic than that. Let's dump the helping the older brother plot, it was boring. Instead, lets get him kidnapped. That way he can still be good, and it will be intense.
Writer: Why would he get kidnapped?
Producer: He is the heir to that food corporation.
Writer: Fine, he can get kidnapped.
Producer: Make Kai Qi get kidnapped with him, then everything will be at stake for Ah Jie. Also, make another misunderstanding.
Writer: Well, we do need to wrap up the father crap.
Producer: Perfect! And get everyone injured so there is more guilt involved.
And so we go completely back to square one. Because lies are always the way to protect yourself.
Lying to your true love about something that will inevitably get exposed is always the way to hold onto him. Man, I never wanted to have to see him make this face. Boo!
And then he's the one to hold onto her... wut? His brother might die because she slowed down the finding process and he's the one trying to make it work with her?
Literally, it went right back to the beginning where she thinks she's jinxed and wants to be alone and he's chasing after her? What. the. heck. No! Not the pull your hands cruelly away move! (see picture 8).
I didn't want to have to see him make this face either! Wah!
So while there were a few hard to watch episodes... well just one actually... Actually this is following the typical T-Drama format.
Crazy ups and downs that drag everything out, but never too many horrible episodes in a row to make you want to quit for forever (like FILWM). Nope, while I think the whole kidnapping plot and brother in a coma (not the hot gege! He's so hot!) is super lame and unnecessary, they are managing to keep the show pretty fun to watch still.
I mean. They can't end it without pairing up every other person in the show! Haven't you noticed that there is pretty much an even ratio of guys to girls at Figaro?
I was waiting for this to happen the whole show (I mean, she was totally checking out his butt the whole time).
I really enjoyed that whole silly plan to get the d-bag ex-husband to leave Bao Zhu alone. Especially this part:
I'm personally a fan of the Head Chef (#headchefformalelead2015!). He's hot and completely silly, but not a bad person, and as his character develops I like him more and more... as awkward as he is. He's also in Love Family where I am completely rooting for him as well. Judging from the previews for episode 18, he will probably end up with the Sous Chef, Le Xuan, just like I want him to.
So while our main couple is still not together...
This show hasn't hit the crazy train yet. It might, but so far they've only taken the roller coaster of dragged out ups and downs before arriving at our destination.