30 Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 18
So many…for soooo many reasons…and soooo many for no reason, too.
Day 18: Name a Drama you dropped, and why?
Let’s go with Chen Qiao En’s Easy Fortune Happy Life. What a disaster. I liked the first few episodes, but then about halfway through this got painfully boring to watch. I’m still trying to figure out how her character fell in love with Blue Lan’s when there was the awesomeness of Roy Qiu’s character. This drama had all the common cliches rolled up into it. Death of a hardworking woman who was abandoned by the man she loved, poor girl is really rich heiress, handsome rich snob falls for girl and is reformed, family fighting over an inheritance, a terminal illness, etc.
Oh, and let’s not forget just how plain naive and stupid Chen Qiao En’s character was. I find it rather annoying when people from rural areas are played up as dumb. I still recall the line from Sweet Home Alabama where the leading actor said he may talk slow, but that doesn’t mean he’s stupid. Just because you grew up in a rural area doesn’t necessarily equate to being a backwards hick who knows nothing. Sure, this girl grew up in the mountains with little contact with the world outside, but some of her stupidity…aish.