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Monday, July 20, 2015

Be With You Episode 65-69 Summary

9:00 AM Posted by ninja , 8 comments
Be With You Episode 65-69 Summary
Unable to stand being treated coldly by Ying Jie, Man An apologizes again for her mistakes and tells Ying Jie that she will give him a full week to be angry at her. Amused by Man An's words, Ying Jie assures her that he is not angry anymore and our couple is back giving kisses over their phones.
With their wedding plans underway, it is obvious that working together is still something of a problem for our two leads. Wanting to be perfect in keeping their personal and work life separated, Man An goes overboard in insisting that she can't interact with Ying Jie in any personal manner while they are at work. Fortunately after Ying Jie threatens to fire her, Man An promises to be more relaxed at work.
By the way, the drama gods answered my prayer and Xuan Xuan does end up meeting Xiao Bin. Looking at how well Xuan Xuan and Xiao Bin are interacting with each other, Man An exchanges a knowing look with Ying Jie.
The long awaited wedding is finally here.
Surrounded by their family's smiling faces, Ying Jie kisses the bride.

A side note is that this is also the first time Man An seems to start remembering bits of her past when she gets a sense of dejevu.
Back in Ying Jie's room after the wedding, Man An obediently opens up the gifts her sister tells her to use immediately. An awkward silence falls when Man An opens up the present to reveal a sexy black lingerie. Man An tries to quickly put the lingerie away but apparently the wolf side of Ying Jie is out now that Man An is his wife and ... the rest is left up to your imagination.
Man An's sense of deja vu happens again when she tries to stop a thieve from escaping and ends up being a hostage. Looking at the familiar scene of Ying Jie trying to calm the thief down, Man An remembers the time when Ying Jie had to rescue her the same way.
Things start to return to normal for our newly wed until Ying Jie's emotions are once again in an uproar when he meets a lady who shares the same name as his biological mother. Giving in to Man An after she convinces him to not keep secrets from her, Ying Jie confesses that he is disturbed by thoughts of his biological mother but feels that he would be hurting Mama Zhen's feelings if he starts searching for his biological mother.

In true Man An fashion, she tells Mama Zhen everything that happened with Ying Jie and is quickly convinced by Mama Zhen that she would make Ying Jie happy if she finds his biological mother for him.
Time for Man Li's romance!
Taking Li Qi out with her friend to celebrate his birthday, Man Li remembers all the sweet moments with Li Qi as he sings to her.
While Li Qi is scoring some good points with Man Li, things doesn't bode well for Shang De especially after Daddy Xia tells Man Li to encourage Shang De to accept a sponsorship from a food company to study in Japan for three years.

At first discouraged that Man Li would tell him to leave for Japan, but deciding to be optimistic anyway, Shang De tells Xuan Xuan that he is going to stay by Man Li no matter what.
Concerned that Shang De is throwing away his future on a romance that is probably not going to end well anyway, Xuan Xuan meets with Man Li and tells her of her concerns.

Not wanting Shang De to miss his big chance, Man Li tells Shang De that a man like him who has no financial and career security is not someone that would be in her marriage consideration. All of his hope dashed, Shang De breaks down in sobs as he rides away on his motorcycle. The only thing that is giving me some hope is that Man Li is obviously just as upset judging by the way she sobbed on her friend's shoulder.  
No reason to not go to Japan now that Man Li has rejected him, Shang De makes one last cake for Man Li and bids her goodbye. Noticing the weird atmosphere between the two, Li Qi chases down Shang De and is rather surprised to find out that Man Li has rejected Shang De on economical grounds.
Despite his desire to be with Man Li, Li Qi still decides to warn Man Li about her decision to send Shang De away. "I don't want you to make the same mistake as I did when I broke up with you, falsely thinking I was doing it for your benefit." 

Impressed with Li Qi's willingness to speak up for his competition, Man Li's friend tells her that in her opinion Li Qi truly loves her. 
After a brief fiasco of where Man Wu lost the ring he was planning to propose to Xi Ru with, Man Wu is overjoyed when Xi Ru actually accepts his proposal. 

Things gets even more exciting for the newly engaged couple when Xi Ru discovers that she is pregnant. While everyone is ecstatic over the news of the baby, Xi Ru herself is uneasy with the timing of this pregnancy even when Man Wu assures her that he will be a good provider for their family. 

Envious of Xi Ru, Man An decides to also start on her baby planning and shocks Ying Jie a bit when she starts pulling out her phone to chart her cycle so they can get pregnant ASAP. 
On Ying Qian's end, things are looking kind of dismal. After getting slapped twice, Ying Qian gets the hint that Yu Ching really doesn't want to date him and promises Yu Ching that he will stop showing up in front of her. 

Wanting to cheer up a depressed Ying Qian, Man Li drags him out shopping. Still mopey, Ying Qian confesses to Man Li how difficult it is to get over Yu Ching especially when he has always been able to recover easily in the past with other girls. As it happens, Yu Ching is also at the clothing store (they are actually at Xi Ru's store) and judging by the small smile she gave as she listens to Ying Qian's words out of sight, it looks like Ying Qian might still have some hope after all. 
Thanks to some tough love from Man Li, Ying Qian decides to try again and declares to Yu Ching of his intention to pursue her again. 

Ying Qian's big break comes when Yu Ching accidentally slams the door on Ying Qian's finger and gives Ying Qian the opportunity to use Yu Ching's guilt to spend time with her.  Mama Xia and Mama Zhen are having a field day as they watch (via hidden cameras) Ying Qian masterfully play the poor wounded boy to get Yu Ching's full sympathy. 

Thoughts
Three more episodes to go! I am dying to know who Man Li will choose. 
By this point, I am really okay with whoever Man Li chooses, but maybe I am reading too much into it, but it seems to me that Man Li is a lot more affected by Shang De departure than she was by being dumped by Li Qi. 

It's kinda strange that Man Li's story line has become so much more interesting than Man An's. In fact, I am afraid Man An's character is starting to veer off into the annoying territory. Oh, well, I am just hoping the writer won't leave us hanging on Man Li's story line.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for writing these summaries; I enjoy them.

    The picture of Li Qi singing to Man Li...at first I thought he was wearing a miner's hat with the head lamp on. I was really confused.

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  2. 2015.07.21. 3:30am.
    Thanks ninja. I enjoy reading your recap, even without watching, I can follow the story clearly. It's that detailed. Guess the last 3 episodes, have to wait for 1 week before ninja upload the recap. thank you, ninja.

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  3. Manli choice is clear. I hope I am right on this. After Xuanxuan pleaded with Manli, Manli just broke up with Shangde on the pretext on not going in-between his future. He left his family & go against his parents for 9 years to chase his dream. Manli doesn't want to be his obstacle now that his family has accepted his dream, there is this 2-years Japan training scholarship, everything seem to be going smoothly for Shangde now.
    Of course, the best is Manli affirm Shangde that she will wait for him for 2 years, give him support morally, mentally, spiritually, so that he can leave for Japan with a peace of mind, like how those soldiers go and fight with the thought that there's a loved one, waiting for him back home. It's a sweet feeling to counter the loneliness when abroad.
    I can see Manli is old enough (32 years old) to tell that Shangde always think and put Manli first before himself. Even willing to give up the 2 years dream Japan scholarship for her, even though knowing in the end Manli may not chose him. He just want to stay by her side silently. Who can not love this sweet guy?
    As oppose to Liqi, who only think of his comradeship, his own feelings, his own righteous feelings. Hate this sort of guy, who think of himself above others. Liqi is the third party to otherwise going smoothly relationship between Shangde and Manli.
    I think Manli just want to break Shangde hope in romancing her, so that he can go for his dream single-mindedly, focus-minded, like he did for the past 9 years.
    After 2 years from Japan, Shangde will come back a real man, real famous baker, owner of chain of bakeries across Taiwan.
    Manli is there to tell him, she is still single and available, waiting for his return to give him a chance to court her all over again. Sweet like those cakes Shangde baked.

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  4. If man li chose li qi. it's a nightmare, volcano waiting to erupt. man li always need to be on her toes. she always need to be upright, speak carefully, be lady-like (this is not the real man li, as man li scream, shout, whenever she feels like it, and mid you... it is quite often), tip-toe when walk, she basically can't be herself, but live to tune herself to meet li qi's standard of living.

    one slightest mistake man li commit, chauvinist mcp master li qi will be offended. ta..da...once not up to his standard, she's reprimanded, punished. sleep separate room, blah...blah...

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  5. That Man An is totally unbelievable. Irritating, annoying to no end. Loathe when look at her. Her voice, her acting is really poor, unconvincing, her appearance, her dressing, everything. She dresses like a middle-age auntie, sometimes like a shapeless pregnant woman. She think she is cute, pampered like a queen by Ying Jie. So she can act like a controller over Ying Jie life, that Ying Jie has to obey her this...that, domineering, dominating, commanding him to do this and that. Ying Jie, this is not love to no limit, this is more like Ying Jie has no balls over his wife. Not a man. Can't decide on anything anymore. Hate this sort of controlling wife. So unrealistic. Naïve, clueless, innocent, childlike, Man An? My reply.. my foot!!! Man An, a person getting on my nerves.

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  6. Just because Ying Jie is CEO, doesn't mean he has to wear a formal coat wherever he goes. What a stereotype thinking! Even not on working days, goodness..going to Man An house, he has to wear coat over his tees on summer!! Going dating, going to Hualien granny house, is it Ying Jie uniform or what? What a bird brain. Isn't it simply a show-off to others that he is status conscious with his coat and constant gel up hair? Let loose man. Relax man. He tell Man An do not be so worked-up when working but to relax. Ying Jie should relax when play. Play hard and work hard is 2 different thing.

    Ying Jie wedding suit look more like a waiter costume. Ying Jie suppose to be rich but he has no taste.

    The costume department has poor taste and dress badly. Really low budget production. I think the cast wear their own clothes. Man An and Man Li constantly dress badly while others are ok with theirs. Xuan Xuan dress sexily even when she's jogging with Shang De. She has nice body shape. Shapely breast (from photo above).

    Ying Jie has budget for wedding photos but no budget for a decent wedding ring.

    Even Man Wu proposal ring to Xin Ru has bigger rock than Ying Jie. Ying Jie proposal ring barely has a dust of diamond.
    Man Wu has money for huge diamond ring but no budget for wedding photos and a decent wedding ceremony for Xin Ru! No logic.
    Xin Ru and Man Wu is one best couple with most chemistry and love, but they are short-changed.

    Man Wu whole family who are all working for many years can each chip in money, to gift their daughter-in-law, sister-in-law a decent wedding, wedding reception, wedding dress, wedding studio photo album.

    Man An has no feelings when Xin Ru imply she and Man Wu can't pay for the wedding photo shoot. Man An doesn't even feel bad for Xin Ru. She is cold blooded. Man An can just say that she will ask Ying Jie to pick up the tab for them. Let her husband pay. He's rich. Make use of his wealth. Isn't Man An has been ordering Ying Jie around and enjoying it? I am sure the family can afford to give their daughter-in-law a proper wedding. What a disappointed family!

    Moreover Ying Jie father gifted Man Wu father retirement compensation TWD1 million. After settling his debts, loans, Man Wu dad still have money left.

    Xin Ru is the one to produce heirs for the family to carry on their lineage. Not a fair treatment. Not real in today context.

    Especially Man An mother who is so big and small eye. She is ok her only pampered son, Man Wu have premarital sex with Xin Ru, just because she is not her biological daughter. She scolded her son spent money unnecessarily having sex in hotel, so expensive! She suggested they can just come back to the house and the family will leave the whole house for them to have sex.

    But this mother protest strongly and lay down strict rules that Ying Jie and Man An can't even hold hands when out dating. Not to mention no kissing, hugging, sleeping in same room and what other nonsense. This is so unfair. I would leave Man Wu if I am Xin Ru. She is worthy a much better man than a useless mama boy Man Wu.

    The 2 mothers, Man An mother and Ying Jie mother behave like little girls. Giggling and stuff. Even Man An and Man Li talk like little girls. What the heck with these people? Only normal people are Xuan Xuan, the two office gals, Xin Ru.

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  7. Finally! Hooray! This horrible drama finale. Episode 72 ended on 2015.07.22., Taiwan time. No, plead with SETTV, no Season 2, please. Leave the airtime to other better production. The scriptwriter, some cast, sucks. I'm sure the 4 production companies, read feedback, reviews from viewers, mostly are negative and nasty. Many dropped the drama early. Many exited drama long ago, no attraction to know the plot and ending, cause of ugly cast, terrible voice projections and lousy acting.

    Rush ending, cut budget, cut loss. Decided not to waste precious money from advertisers (Samsung S6 Edge, Apple Watch, Gigabyte Notebook, Garmin GPS, Manli furniture shop, Xin Ru clothing shop www.queenshop.com.tw, Manwu beef noodle shop, Ying Qian cat (pet) grooming shop, Shangde cake shop, Leo Ku album Emperor Group EEG, etc.), cut the budget, on the annoying cast. Just cut the lousy story short, from below mediocre acting. No amount of glossy script or glamour dressings can drive up the poor ratings.

    My prediction and observation from the theme song (opening and ending) MV came true.

    Sick of Leo Ku (Hong Kong male singer) theme song (opening). Vomit. Puke. Leo Ku songs played continuously on this drama (5 songs, that's a lot for a drama, playing a whole album, selling his album real hard). Leo Ku music label, Emperor Group (EEG), super-rich company must have paid huge money, advertising his latest Mandarin album, after 4 years absence.

    Pairing of Shangde and Manli, came true. Bless this couple. Shangde (a Malaysian, convincing acting, lively, positive, slowly gain the heart of viewers, got bigger role, more time screen from Liqi (suppose to be 2nd male lead).

    Shangde role increased and pairing with Manli is obvious, from Shangde frequent appearances in Manli house for meals, dinners, lunches. Shangde is like part of the family. Haven't seen a single moment, Liqi eat with Manli at the family table. Because most of the time, Liqi dine with the sly fox, Xiangning. Liqi always speak with Manli at the door and left.

    Liqi character and acting became as annoying as Xiangning. Liqi fate, got fired from his managerial role, serve as punishment for hurting Manli. Bravo! I like how Liqi, semi-bad guy got his deserved punishment. He redeemed himself by rescuing Manli from being sued the 2nd time (1s time Lu Dong Bin the robber, 2nd time suppose to be buttock molester). Hope Liqi learn his lesson, how to treat his next girlfriend.

    Sadly, nothing happen to Xiangning for faking a serious rape crime, Lu Dongbin - nothing happen to him for extorting money non-stop for crime he did, nothing happen to psycho man molesting woman buttock in lift - supportive wife talk like Manli - shouting, demanding, fierce, screaming, loud. Serve her right for having a slimy snake double-face husband.

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  8. Episode 70-72 Summary expected to upload on 2015-07-27 (ninja usual timeline).
    Have to wait for "ninja" 4 more days.
    ninja thanks, gracias.

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