I’m afraid I only have one word for this week’s episode of Someone Like You and that word is… annoying. Between Bo Yan and Ya Ti’s ridiculousness and scenes that just don’t make sense, all I took away from this week’s episode was a whole lot of frustration and the hope that better things are in our future.
Last week, we left Yu Xi wailing over the fact she was a source of trouble and a point of weakness for Zhan Cheng and she realized it was all because of her relationship with Bo Yan. So, when we kicked this week’s episode off with her calling Bo Yan out to meet her on their “special” bridge, I was really hoping this would be the moment when she gives him the boot. And you know what? For a moment, I really thought that was what she was going to do but then Bo Yan had to pull that whole “you’re the only one I’ve got” card and he acted so pathetic and pitiful that Yu Xi’s heart softened just enough to keep that stupid scarf and part ways with a ridiculous “I need time to think”. Time to think about what, Yu Xi? What more do you really need to think about? You know Bo Yan is out to get whatever he wants, any way he wants. You know he’s a liar and a scoundrel. What more could you possible want as proof that this guy is a total waste of your time? Do you need to catch him in bed with Vanessa before you finally write him off ’cause that’s happening often enough, I’m pretty sure we could arrange that. (Okay, so I couldn’t personally but it wouldn’t surprise me if that’s the way things worked out.)
The thing that annoys me the most about Bo Yan is how good he is at putting on a show. He’s such a good actor that he can weasel his way into and out of any sticky situation without raising any suspicion. (Or maybe everyone around him is just too dense to see he’s only putting on a show?) He’s so pathetic and needy when he’s around Yu Xi because he knows her heart is too big and she can’t abandon someone who “needs” her but he’s also very professional and cool when he’s around Vanessa because he doesn’t want her to think he’s trying to take advantage of her. The problem with that is Vanessa seems very much like she wants to be taken advantage of. Well, she wants affection anyway and spending a couple of nights with Bo Yan have given her a false sense of that but because that’s all the affection she’s ever gotten, she’s mistaking it as something more. This is causing things at work to go funny because she’s got a growing soft spot for Bo Yan but he’s being all “professional” and she can’t decide if that’s a good thing or not. She seems very confused to me and all I can think is “This is why you don’t mix business with pleasure.” Especially not with a slime-ball like Bo Yan!
But Bo Yan isn’t the only source of my annoyance. Oh no, not by a long shot! This week we got a hefty dose of cell memory syndrome from Ya Ti and OH MY GIDDY FLIPPING AUNT! ENOUGH ALREADY! I don’t know how many times I’m going to end up saying this but IT’S A HEART PEOPLE! A FLIPPING HEART! It doesn’t have a brain, it doesn’t have memories, it doesn’t harbor feelings, it doesn’t recognize people or places or objects and it most certainly DOES NOT REMEMBER THAT STUPID WEDDING DRESS! I swear, every week Ya Ti becomes a greater source of annoyance for me and the fact that Yu Xi is only getting closer with her (because to Ya Ti “she feels like my younger sister”) is driving me absolutely bonkers! With Yu Xi and Ya Ti getting closer, that only provides more opportunities for Zhan Cheng and Ya Ti to be together and we really DO NOT need more of that. Zhan Cheng and Yu Xi have enough obstacles to overcome as it is, we don’t need a soul-less Luo Han clone running around, mucking things up. Sorry but every week Ya Ti becomes less like herself and more like Luo Han and her personality is just as dry as the cookies she bakes. Honestly, I’d be happy if she just disappeared completely but we all know that’s not going to happen.
What is going to happen is a whole lot of ridiculous, over-the-top drama once it’s made known that Luo Han’s heart resides in Ya Ti but we won’t get to enjoy that moment until after we get through this most horrendous setup with Zhan Cheng and Yu Xi and the miraculous return of his eyesight. Oh. My. Word. I’m beginning to think there’s something very wrong with the writers of this drama, forcing Zhan Cheng to suffer in the most cruel ways possible. It’s not bad enough he’s slowly falling in love with the twin sister of his dead fiance, he then has to have his eyesight return when she’s wearing the exact same wedding dress Luo Han wore the day she died. Good grief people! Hasn’t this man suffered more than enough already! Why the heck are you making him suffer even more? Why don’t you just give him a paper cut and pour lemon juice in it? At least that wound would eventually heal. This one you’re constantly digging at is going to leave the worst scar possible, that is if you’ll ever leave it along long enough to have it heal. (Which probably will never happen because this show is written by… Well, never mind. I shouldn’t attack the writers just because they have some sick need to torment our beloved hero.) The point is, the whole way Zhan Cheng is regaining his eyesight is just cruel and I’d really like to see his suffering come to an end. Unfortunately I don’t see that happening anytime soon. I guess this is proof that being a drama hero isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
The only moment in this week’s episode that might have made me happy was when Zhan Cheng was forced to stand in for the mysteriously missing costume mistress but even that scene was ruined by the fact that it just didn’t make any sense. I mean, yes, their moment of awkwardness was cute and all but it was completely ridiculous because Zhan Cheng hadn’t regained his eyesight at that point so there’s no reason for him to be awkward around Yu Xi while she’s changing. He’s blind people! That means that no matter how much you’d like to believe he was sneaking a peek, he really wasn’t. Hmmm… For some reason this whole scenario seems oddly familiar. Oh that’s right! We’ve been here before! In the very first episode, at the spa… Yeah, no. Sorry but one blind man peep show is enough for me. This second one did nothing but make things weird because all of the awkwardness afterwards is total nonsense. Have we already forgotten Yu Xi’s shower show? She had more than just a quick peek there and that didn’t change a thing between them so why on earth would things be awkward now? I suppose it’s to show that there’s growing romantic tension between the two (I mean their hands did touch this time… OMG!) but it seems to be ill-placed. A walk to look at the non-existent lilies seems like a better place for such a brief moment of skinship but what do I know?
I’m really hoping that things improve in the upcoming episodes because I’ve had more than enough of this annoying nonsense. There’s so much more we could be doing with this story than wasting our time of boyfriends who are worthless and heart recipients who have lost all traces of their former identity. The barriers that stand between Yu Xi and Zhan Cheng are more than enough to keep this story interesting, I don’t see why it has to be bogged down by so much pointless and painful drivel. But I’ve ranted long enough so now it’s your turn. I’d love to know what you thought of this week’s episode so be sure to let me know in the comments below.
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