To be honest, this comedic BL is uneven. The story at times got a bit pedestrian. But hidden in this series is another tale; one that is not so sweet and with hints of deep pain and sadness. It is simply confounding yet brilliant how this BL can tell two different stories bound to one character that, seemingly, are insignificant. But is he the key to this captivating series?
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Sometimes brilliance comes along and hits you, not with its might, but with an emotional sword aimed right at your heart and your soul. This is that kind of series.
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This is one of those series that is so centric to being Vietnamese, that it might not be translatable into other languages. Idiomatic expressions and nuances of the language are powerful but when translated into other languages might not have the same intended impact. Does that take away anything from the series? Sure, it does. Does it make watching this series more difficult to interpret? Absolutely. Does it make it less impactful? No! I still felt its impact. I merely have to translate into my own internal language and give it meaning to me. And this series is astonishingly moving and so full of life. And that life had so many peaks and valleys that it made watching it joyful and sorrowful emotionally for me.
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I have a special place in my heart for Vietnamese BLs. I consume them as they are so creative and tell substantial human stories on an emotional level. This one did too; just not as well as others. And I am sorry about that because I think their intent was in the right place. The execution was just not so effective.
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“Sometimes love blinds us, other times it lets us see” – Paulo Coelho
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“I never knew I could feel so much pain, and yet be so in love with the person causing it”
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“My bounty is as boundless as the sea. My love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.”
– Juliet (act 2, scene 2) from Romeo and Juliet
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This is a surprisingly entertaining series and not what I was expecting. Literally, it captured me with its portrayal.
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This series utterly confounded me. I did not understand it – initially. The story was choppy, incoherent at times, and made little sense to my western-oriented mind. Frankly, I did not understand the fairy-tale related title and what it had to do with the series. Humbly, I want to explain my bewilderment of this series from two vastly different perspectives.
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Unique is not quite the right word to describe this series, including its title. Flippant comes to mind, but still alluring.
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