Dec. 5th, 2018

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We find out our heroine's new spy crush is happily with a Christian missionary. And they are so cute. I love them!





But it’s a 1830s spy show set in China, and I know they are doomed. Dammit!
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The thing that is so horrifying to me is that SHK’s character is not her daughter in law (and she wasn’t the one who was cheating, in the first place.) And yet “face” is so important to this old woman that she does all she can to control an ex daughter in law, one who hasn’t done anything wilder than have dinner with a man.

Does she expect her to be a nun forever while her own son whores around and while she is a single woman? They don’t even have a child in common! And this is with a woman of a powerful family - can you imagine what she would do if SHK’s family were nobodies?

And then the coup de grace, when she orders her to fire a man, i.e., end his future (who is going to hire someone fired mere days into his first job?) with the boredom and consideration one usually gives to a drivethrough order. Even less.

When you contrast it with earnest, sweet young man who is so unassuming and good guy to do this:

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Well, it’s not subtle but it’s effective. I hate the old b on sight. No wonder SHK wanders around shell-shocked and half-frozen. How she emerged in any way intact from that household God only knows.
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Hmmm, SHK’s ex is surprisingly decent. Clearly the insane parents are bound on making their kids miserable

PS I managed to resize!!!
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The thing that strikes me so much about Encounter's OTP is that he is so open and unguarded and explicitly emotionally vulnerable and that is what she is so drawn to, after being surrounded by cold calculating people who play games. (Her own mother!)

In contrast, there are no games - there is what you see is what you get. Not only that, but the way he lights up wheneber she responds to his overtures - it's such openness and she is not used to it. And she drinks it in as someone who has been deprived of it her whole life.

Experimenting with cuts so caps behind it )

And it's not just that - he doesn't want anything from her but her, for herself. When she is seen as a commodity, a path to power or connections, this must be an incredible change.

Experimenting with cuts so caps behind it )

And of course the fact that he's emotionally forthright and fearless and willing to put himself out there. And you can tell she yearns to take that but is terrified to. When he told her he missed her, I nearly died. They both have such expressive faces.

Experimenting with cuts so caps behind it )

PS Until I clean up my tags (I have too many and need to get rid of random ones so as not to hit the caps), I am gonna be putting the name of the drama in the Location field.

PPS Dreamwidth has a nested comment system and you can be anonymous too. So come chat about this awesome drama with me!

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