Monday, March 31, 2014

reposting comments on the ending for convenient reading

I also think it's fitting that SS returns in time for the "lui jo daan" celebration, which circles back to the very first episode when SS returns to the Poon village after leaving the army. It was that very celebration where SS first meets BB. I also like how BB discovers SS on the bridge that officially brought them together (in episode 21? and again in episode 24 where he found her on the boat). Did anyone noticed that it rains in EVERY episode (practically)? The rain is also symbolic to both SS and BB, as the rain brought them together as well (in addition to the "lok yu dai" song) - in a number of occasions they ran from the rain together, or have met up under some covering while escaping the rain, and they officially got together when they escaped the rain and sat on a boat under the bridge. While the rain and rushing waters parted them in the finale, the rain and the rain song helped SS to regain his memory. Even the song "Heaven's Will" talks about rain and weather. It all fits together in the end. I agree that it was the rain/waters that "cleansed" SS of all he has done (rightly or wrongly, depending on one's perception) and aids in bringing SS and BB together to begin a new relationship together.

Like I said last 2 episodes have lots of allegory and imagery. May I share your comment on Asianfanatic SIAC thread? It truly echoes my own feeling too.  Yes, I caught that Lui Jo Daan festival coincidence too, and the rain and water. That was a bit of a comedic relief when Ka Yeung is about to jump off the bridge on the boat that he thought BB was in. lol! But yeah, the double hard knocks on the head is also an allegory that Ka Yeung's strong fate can withstand BB's hard fate .  Maybe all this stuff would translate better in a book than on tv where audiences just wanted Stevia to have their long deserving in-your-face-no doubt-about it happy ending. We don't want any second guesses as to whether Ka Yeung's full memory would return or not and for those of us who are certain Ka Yeung's full memory has return we want the concrete evidence of that -- yep we want the full visual imagery of him recognizing BB and calling her name loud and of hugging her and their son. In other words, audiences don't want to intellectually dissect the ending, we want our clear-cut emotional happy ending - for once.  From the first day of their on location filming in Shunde, Steven in his weibo had been bemoaning the constant raining for days greatly affecting the filming progress. 

Did anyone notice that no one brought to light the fact that Ka Hin and Bing Bing are half brother and sister (same mother different father)? I really enjoyed the series and it's sad that it's over. Will miss watching Steven on TV. I like how they kind of leave it open to interpretation as to whether or not Ka Yeung regains his entire memory (although I feel like he remembers everything after hearing the rain song). I was so afraid that they would kill off Ka Yeung, but thank goodness he lives. How long did Bing Bing go to Suzhou for? Not sure how she got pregnant and had a kid when it was four years since Ka Yeung supposedly drowned, unless she was pregnant already at the river scene. The kid was really cute! Steven and Tavia have great chemistry!

That Ka Hin and BB are half sibling and in-laws at the same time is quite awkward. lol! I too feel that Ka Yeung got his memory back. The last 2 episodes were rushed to wrap things up, most unsatisfactorily - what a shame. BB must have been pregnant at the flooding scene -- that may be one reason besides her worry for KY and her family's safety. So had she stayed put in Suzhou Ka Yueng would not have to go save her, and almost drown. Can't blame other people for thinking she is a most unfortunate person

I guess this is what the script writers would call a happy ending. Cos BB never expected KY to be alive anyway. SO seeing him alive is already a miracle. To remember her and their past would be a bonus. Anyway, she has a whole life time to take him back into her arms to help him remember everything again and rebuild their love and marriage. So i guess that is to the script writers a happy ending... But yes, a very stingy ending which wouldn't even give us fans a hug from them! I love this series! I feel Poon Ka Yeung is Steven's best role thus far. He just became Poon Ka Yeung! With this series, he really has won Best Actor in my heart! And of course great credit goes to Tavia! Now I know what is real chemistry! Stevia!

Tamaya: A miracle indeed, but Stevia fans still want our SSBB's hug! lol!

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I was waiting for the last hug scene too. Darn director! =) Well, I guess we can call it a "happy ending" for stevia. I agree with you Anonymous, about Steven and Tavia's performance. They did such a superb job!!!

Perhaps the ending is made to leave for a possibility of a sequel? Or it could be the writers and producers wanting to tease and torture us knowing Stevia fans' fervent desire to see a happy ending? Regardless, I must say this was great series with many unexpected twists and character-driven plot lines. Ka Yeung is Steven's best role to date and tailor-made for him. The entire cast was excellent and you can see the cohesive bonding and ease of dialogue and interaction among them. Lastly, Steven and Tavia bring out the best in each other. Their little details with dialogue, hand holding, eye contact, albeit small are very intimate and lends to the great chemistry and adds more realism to their characters. Many times, I thought I was watching a real life couple and was transported into the scene with KY and BB. Love this series. The best in the last couple of years.

Akazukin: The flood scene is such a classic! So real, so touching. But I'm unsatisfied with the ending itself. When can Stevia have a true happy ending? Now I want them in a romantic comedy together.

Tamaya: Me too. I would love to watch Stevia in a romantic comedy together

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tamaya, yes you can share my comments (about the rain/water theme) on the Asianfanatics SIAC thread, and thanks for responding! You and I think along the same lines and it's nice to know someone who is just as analytical in reviewing dramas as I am!