Watched up to Episode 24 and just felt the need to celebrate the awesome chemistry between Han Chen and Bai Jin Xi. 🙂 Have always been a fan of Yang Rong and am now officially a fan of Johny Bai Yu too!
These two guys are on fire!! Love Han Chen’s sideway smirk and Jin Xi’s coy defiance in their interaction – it comes off natural and sexy. Refreshing to watch a couple solve crimes together while maintaining a level of professionalism (Jin Xi doesn’t fawn over Han Chen and neither does Han Chen treat her like a little girl) and yet still smoulder passionately in their private moments. Mutual respect with love is uber sexy! Too many times the OTP is kept apart solely to build romantic tension to the point it gets ridiculous so kudos to Ding Mo and Yu Zheng (I presume it follows the book?) for having the maturity to make it work and follow it through on screen.
Johny Bai Yu has that craggily handsome face which may not be everyone’s cup of tea but he more than compensates with the twinkle in his eyes and his portrayal of Han Chen as gruffly passionate. I really like that Yang Rong is finally in a female lead role where she loves the male lead and he, her! She makes her character lovable – spunky, smart and can hold her own despite being in love with the male lead. Once I got past the ludicrously high heels, I have to say that her outfits all look good!
Won’t spoil the drama for those who haven’t watched till Ep24 but the other aspects of the drama still remain watchable albeit a little far fetched re the crimes. I consider this bubblegum crime caper so am okay with the plausibility factor and hope it maintains the momentum and doesn’t go all dogblood in the last chapter (especially in tying up the loose ends on the amnesia backstory)
Looking forward to episodes 25-36 and Han Chen / Jin Xi forever !