My Amazing Boyfriend 2 (2019) 我的奇妙男友2之恋恋不忘
starring Mike Angelo as Xue Ling Qiao, Yu Esther/Yu Shu Xin as Tian Jing Zhi, Chen Lu Yuan as Xue Chang An, Li Ge Yang as Yun Zhen, Tian Yi Tong as Ye Mei Xiao, Fingal Fu as Li Yan Zhi, Aro Yang as Feng Dong Dong / Feng Re Re, Yang Zhi Ying as Bai Lu, Miles Wei as Dr. Jiang/Jiang Yi Heng
Wasnt interested in starting this drama when it was screening. Then, my sister decided to watch it so we tried it together. We dropped it after a few episodes as my sister felt that Yu Shu Xin is trying too hard to imitate how the previous lead actress acted Tian Jing Zhi. She also found her too crazy haha.
After that, we somehow finished scanning through this drama separately. I finished watching this drama at around end May. My reason was I was too bored at that time haha. And this drama was kind of worth the time. Felt that the characters are distinct and well-portrayed. This drama has enough of what makes a good drama with elements such as well-written characters throughout, romance, friendships, heartwarming scenes, sad scenes, and comedy scenes. However, the pace is too slow for me. From around 1/4-1/2 way, I keep thinking “Why is this drama so long?”. I skipped through the crime-related parts which mostly involve the character Yan Zhi from Season 1 but it is still too long. Anyway, felt sad for him. Although Xue Ling Qiao saves him with his blood in season 1, he has to watch Xue Ling Qiao get together with Tian Jing Zhi and it doesnt seem like he will like someone else. I didnt really watch My Amazing Boyfriend Season 1, only sneak peeked into it.
Liked the interactions between Xue Ling Qiao (XLQ, Ling Qiao sounds funny haha) and Tian Jing Zhi (Jing Zhi). It is funny how Jing Zhi has sleeping disorder and can fall asleep anytime and anywhere. Enjoyed watching how XLQ cares for Jing Zhi. For eg, showing looks of concern, protecting her from harm, cooking big meals for her, researching information on pregnancy, carrying her home/to her bed when she falls asleep somewhere else. One of the scenes that left a deep impression on me is the scene where XLQ gets to know that Jing Zhi may be harmed and goes searching for her at night. After knowing that she went to Mei Xiao’s house, it is funny how he rang the doorbells of all the units in the block as Mei Xiao’s house happens to be at the highest (?) level and he didnt know haha. Liked the 3 (?) rules XLQ sets in their relationship, cant remember exactly what they are. Had fun watching them bicker and watching XLQ’s jealousy scenes. Laughed a lot at the treadmill scene where XLQ spoils the treadmill. Felt hungry when watching Jing Zhi eating a big meal and it is nice how XLQ sits there patiently or cooks for her. Felt that their relationship could have been better with a little more feelings of romance and tension.
Liked the acting by the cast! Especially liked Yu Shu Xin’s acting and Li Ge Yang’s acting. Felt that Yu Shu Xin acted well in both comedy scenes and sad scenes. Laughed a lot at the scenes at the start of the drama where Jing Zhi thought that XLQ is part of her dream and did many weird things. Liked the many different hats Jing Zhi wears haha. Unexpectedly cried at the scene where she tells her parents that XLQ’s lifetime is very long while her lifetime is very short while XLQ and Bai Lu are listening downstairs. My tears just flow out of my eyes without thinking. I was surprised and watched the scene a few times to check haha. One of the highlights of My Amazing Boyfriend 2 is Yun Zhen acted by Li Ge Yang. Liked how there is depth in the character. There are many different sides to the character, the happy-go-lucky side, immature side, mischievous and playful side, lonely side, determined side, loyal side. Liked how he likes to hang from chandelier haha. Felt that it was a strange but cool entrance when I saw it the first time. Felt sad for him when he sacrificed himself to save Bai Lu, and Jing Zhi and XLQ’s child. His last messages to all of them were touching and heartbreaking, especially the one to Mei Xiao. Felt heartwarming and a wave of happiness when he is revived towards the end (Sry for the spoiler). May become his fan after this drama.
XLQ and Jing Zhi’s child, Chang An, is cute! Chang An is another hightlight of the drama. Liked how he can appear in Jing Zhi’s dreams before he was born, saying his thoughts in an indirect way and saving her life once. Those scenes left a deep impression on me as a mixture of feelings is evoked each time. It is funny how he is too mature for his age and it was fun watching his interactions with his parents. Liked how he is so smart.
Liked the development of relationship and the chemistry between Yun Zhen and Mei Xiao. Yun Zhen is a playboy but after he dates Mei Xiao, she clings onto him. Because of that, Yun Zhen avoids her, hides from her and escapes whenever he sees her or knows that she is coming. It is funny how Mei Xiao never fails to ask whoever that dates Yun Zhen “How much money do you want to leave Yun Zhen?”. Liked the background story between young Mei Xiao and Yun Zhen which Yun Zhen comes to realise towards the end of the drama. This adds depth to their relationship. Liked how Mei Xiao is smart and cool, even guessing that Yun Zhen is someone that cant die which is uncommon in dramas haha. Young Mei Xiao is so cute and smart haha! However, the relationship between them is a bit bland since Yun Zhen is an unwilling party in the relationship until their 3rd (?) contract date which includes the raining scene. Felt that their bickering is not enough.
Enjoyed the fantasy parts. For example, how XLQ and Yun Zhen can run very fast and jump very high, how they can heal themselves, and how Bai Lu has photographic memory. It is cool to watch XLQ and Yun Zhen’s fighting scenes, even though it is expected that Yun Zhen will lose to XLQ eventually haha. Enjoyed watching the interactions among Feng Dong Dong, XLQ and Yun Zhen as they later live together in XLQ’s house and also the interactions among them and Jing Zhi, Mei Xiao, Bai Lu. It is funny how Bai Lu is poor at small talks haha. Dr Jiang/Yi Heng looks good-looking haha. Felt sad about Yi Heng’s past. Too bad there is no good ending for him. Liked the osts of the drama and was impressed that Yu Shu Xin sang the happy catchy song for the drama.
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