I can not look straight at myself at the horror. This is worth a post and a first, I am watching a drama because of Wallace Huo on my screen. He has always been pretty to my eyes as well, I am not blind…yet, but his acting and drama choices are very flaccid, to me, till now.
I feel like I am a reverse Gremlin: you pour me some silly Cdrama sugar slurry, and I lap it up and be the sweet doe-eye thing I never was. The fandom coined the phrase, the OTP is so crazily saccharine you will develop Type CP diabetes, etiology: watching the day to day routine of Mr and Mrs Derp.
Perfect Couple is also nicked as Perks of Chief, Mr. Wallace is at the helm using his own $$$$$ producing this and the amount of skinship inserted under his command should make anyone blush and have a field day of ‘For what huh?! kekeke’
This is not a recommendation. This drama is silly I can’t help shaking my head when they are trying at the Plot, and ohming: anything for the OTP. TongHua, I hope you are just attaching your writer’s name on the credit to make a quick buck, and you actually have 12 year old bebes on a nourishment of nothing but shoujo actually thinking this up, because the logic fails are everywhere we care to look, and you just let them. Because otherwise, I am lumping you slightly better than yuma…and wonder where are all the decent plotting of your novels from?!?!?!
There are 3 much talked about currently airing Cdrama in CN social media everywhere you look. Goong 3/ yuma making jams out of fallen cherry blossoms covered with blood spat by Auntie QiongYao and stuffing his head with it where normally human brains are, BuBuJingQing/Startling Stench of Butt Qi , then Perfect Couple/ the title says it all. I did check out (minutes, just to claim I have seen enough) of the three to make the above judgments.
*GIF IS BBJQ SPOILERISH!!!!*
A nasty word on BBJQ. The script was lame and lazy and crappy as expected so no letting down there, but my disappointment lies in how regressed in acting everyone is. See above. The CarCrash. Why is there a need of SLOWMO?! Why is YeQing doing air backstrokes? And you got a sad chuckle out of me how lame those reaction faces are on the threesome just standing there looking at their dear one DIES. On episode one alone, I saw SS tearing up like a blind undead crying robot and it bores me after 10 seconds. That is not halfassed emotive enough seeing a facetwin of your super angsty love of your ‘past’ life in flesh in MY eyes, let alone the eyes of Zhang Xiao, ok unless I miss a memo she is suddenly blind.
I planned to genuinely check out Perfect Couple only out of the lot, casually watching, expectation very low. Tong Hua still has a vaporizing clout in me, I am not letting her off easy last I saw her work in Best Time was absolutely atrocious, however involved TH was. This is a drama I watched the bts and can’t help but check out what the sweetness is going on to prompt all the shameless RL flirting. In one of them, Director calls for a 20 second kiss, Miss Tang, like the cool, fun babe she is in RL jokes lets go at it till night fall then, and Mr Wallace immediate quipped, it’s almost dark! We should kiss till dawn. With that, I have to check out that 20 second kiss, huh?!?!
Hahahahaha fandom did a BTS compilation of them since CP3, so cute:
Call it a shoujo 6th sense, of the odds and ends, mostly MVs I have seen of Chinese Paladin 3, I find the coupling of Wallace and TangYan the most memorable. From where I’ve roamed, TangYan and Wallace is as likeable a screen CP for shippers and nonshippers alike. If I was a very strict screen CP fan, they are my pick I could watch a drama for, when I can not sit through a thing they did individually. This is not skills, but sheer compatibility, ok maybe skills, I do think they have matchy limited acting talent that put the other at ease and most natural, what we quantify as screen chemistry, but more importantly for shallow!me, superficially they are amicable glossy pretty packages that look better together, and in our Cdrama fluff world where a Chen Xiao has to romance an MC, or even as aesthetically insanely beautiful as both Liu YiFei and HuangXiaoMing are, them romancing on the screen has zero chemistry when one is doing a precise Viennese Waltz and calling it acting and the other attempting a hammy Argentinian Tango all by himself.
Frankly, I expected better writing. I have Peeves: Color palette a la yuzheng’s shit. Check. Not fooling me the rushed pace is to hush over logic so we can’t give it a thought because it won’t hold up to any. CHECK. TangTang and your humongous circle lens in a period, no matter how out there fluffy. Sigh. CHECKK. Why the hell is Miss Tang typecast as loud cutesy brawns when she is best on my screen as the cool poised period beauty?! I could watch TangYan as XLN in yuma’s Condor Hobos with ChenXiao in a heartbeat with TY’s lithe commanding aura. There was half an ep at the favorite happening place, a telltale sign of all the crappy idolperiods, the gaudy brothel, and I do not find it particularly funny.
No one is expecting the setup to make a world of brilliant sense, so what I got with half a care and a lot of letting things slide: our brassy heroine tries to find the lost/robbed son of her adoptive Mom, she has to check out the nikkid body of the guy for a birthmark, so sneaking in the gilded Mansion of the Gold family with its own fancy security guards (nah!) which our baddie guy2 is the head of is a must. There happens to be an unhappy bride to be of an arranged marriage to the spoiled pretty heir our Wallace, who wants a way out, to look for her lover. Pretty Wallace snotty prince hobbies on the side as the town’s best detective. Baddies want to stop the marriage by murder attempts at our girl2 rich damsel true bride to be, which has something to do with some ascension to throne, and as successful as Wyle Coyote at it. While our bride to be takes a reluctant bath the night before wedding, our heroine falls into her bathtub. In the impromptu water splashing festival , the lady gets herself out somehow, and heroine has to go forward with the fake marriage just to stay and get her eyeful of the nikkid groom…for the birthmark, sure. So ingenuous, very making sense. So dumb in the dumpster it goes after almost an episode, I was so darn sure of myself.
But here I am going to put in my pitch bringing in the hottest rainbow, puppies and unicorns of KSH and MoonSun, to go along with very making sense. I have not seen a second of MoonSun, I know it is the epitome of ‘Disneyfied’ saguek, the PG13 frustration of the young virgin king not getting ANY and we have a romance that sprawled for hundreds and millions of episodes, very essential to droolz at the harmless hot rainbow vomiting unicorn KSH. Now why sagueks need a Disneyfication, and is that a watchable fusion?! Beats me. Wwhat if that drama lets a young king be rightfully normally hormonal, uses KSH’s mouth in copious amount of hot KSH kisses and making outs, loads of it, with a dramalady all RL shippers and nonshippers alike can see eye to eye ( someone better fit than a very married JJH) and shock us at geez, Korean saguek is now upping the skinship playbook of a TWidoldrama and more?!?!?! Just entertain the thought. That would be a hit huger than anything KSH has…kissed…and I coined the title ready, ‘What Saguek Are YOU FROM?!!??!’
So the very making sense is at work with fusing a C idolperiod with TWidoldramas patent for skinship. Not saying boys and girls back then do not kiss and make babies, but aristocracy was a very stifling life for a wellbred lady, even a fake one. Middle kingdom ladies go through hundreds of years with their feet bound and maimed just to literally trap them in confinement of their chambers and that was utmost crucial in desirability of a woman, making suitable wife material. So I am the last one saying this has logic and sense, BUT is it shockingly enjoyable and watchable of two pretty matchy people displaying so much drama affection on and off screen?! You are not prying me away.
After a safe week of slurping up the much more sensible Honey Bee Man, a phenom is hard to ignore. ALL my weibo groups, be it Jdorama, movies, current events, BOOKS except ShiShi hardcore fans (some are the only peeps I come across hating this concoction. Ha.) are flooded by the hashtag #逗比夫妇的日常# (the daily routine of Mr and Mrs Tease) ‘Recap of Episode 2….’ and I did not read a word but eyes zooming to whole weibo of bandwidth killing hugest gif sets. I am brainwashed to upload every one of them and shock myself with the pavlovian droolz. How can a Cperiod with so many ADFFJKHKJHGAFDJLHL!!!@#%%&($ kisses and there are TONNES of it.
In a few words, Perfect Couple is the Perfect Case of Cperiod P!W!P!
Obviously I am not good at pitching this because as a writer’s drama (oh Miss Tong Hua…) this is sheer crap. And I am never that big on watching anything entirely operating on a saccharine OTP and nothing else. It can be excessive, but it comes off so natural for the two of them even I can not stab at it. For an addict of all things sugary, and silly and fluffy and shoujo, and more so if you have a shipper heart?! I fear for your sanity, because I am not a RL shipper myself, but I am on the fence either Wallace and TangTang are much better actors than I give them credit for, or this is RL We Got Married Wallace and TangYan edition we are witnessing. Lets call this Cperiodfluff’s Christmas in May.
This is a thing for you if you find these 2 faces never hurting your eyes. Any shape or form. Vertical. In drag or a helmet hair so stuck on unwavering last we saw was on WooBin in Heirs or KSH’s Professor Do.
You have a kink watching pretty people smooch. No judging. Hey I am an ahjumma that put It Started with A Kiss as one of my fav dramas, and I have never told anyone I know the mark and rewatched They Kissed Again solely for the 20+ odd kisses. Never told a soul. I was going to give it an ep2 just out of the pimping of the cute fandom. Now I have breezed/FF’d through almost 10 episodes of PC myself last night, and the massive amount of skinship is so so sweet, so shameless and much more, still in shock at how much they are feeding us good toothachy fanservice that does not rub me wrong. At this rate, this could beat TKA in duration of lips smacked.
Oh and I stole gifs, MANY. Many thanks to the sweetest most generous fangirls at weibo for being cuter than the OTP and this drama. You all rocked me with sweetness and got me hooked.
what is a Cidolfluff OTP if they do not twirl in fireworks or cascading petals?! This is in ep1 or 2, not e47 of 50 guys.
‘I am hentai, bite me!’
Wallace’s YuanBao’s favorite line of I LUB YOU~ ♥ ❤♥ ❤♥ ❤♥ ❤~! to his wifey.
Herbal medicine can taste absolutely awful, but I am darn sure these two are feeding molasses.