Is this going to be a ‘thing’ now? Last year around this time I got totally hooked on another Chinese drama with no subs and here we go again. XD With Monks and Masters I was addicted from 1st epi on but it’s taken me a bit longer to get to that point with Dr Qin.^^ It’s ‘got’ me now though.
In the latest two episodes the story turned more sombre. Mostly gone was the usual fun banter, which I’m probably going to miss a lot in the coming episodes as going by the preview it doesn’t look like there will much fun and games ahead. We finally got to the back story of Qin Ming, with this week’s epis being solely about his past. The mystery of what happened to his parents and why. I’ve been expecting a Big Bad to show up but I’m not sure things are going down exactly as I surmised. Is the person who sent Qin the old police report written by his father (which apparently got stolen way back when) accompanied with a tooth, a friend or a foe? Why now? It did have the expected effect though as Qin started to look into his father’s death and discovered several things about the people around his parents at that time. Things that eventually lead him to the door of this one person he thought was a friend. The next fiew episodes are probably going to be quite angsty and I’m wondering if the story will be solely centred on Qin from now on.
Not being able to understand the lingo IS frustrating at times as I can’t be sure I’ve read some of the situations right. I’m pretty good at picking up visual cues with the help of the fiew words I do recognise but many times it still leaves me wondering about what’s really going on. Like… was Qin’s father also a medical examiner or just a regular police officer? Was that case he was working on the reason he got killed? Was it the sole reason or was there some other contributing factor, e.g jealousy – like it seems? Sigh. It could very well be the case of something fishy going on within the police dept itself, the way Qin’s superior is acting looks rather suspicious. I think he warned Det. Lin not to poke into what happened 20 yrs ago. How much does Lin know about Qin’s past anyway?
I just love the acting in this drama! I haven’t seen one weak link yet, everyone is pulling their own weight, even the bit players. The Trio of Awesome is of course fabulous, whether together or on their own. It’s great to have three lead characters who are equally good at what they do and intelligent to boot. Together they are rather formidable which is why it’s so sad the triumvirate gets sort of broken next week. I’m still counting on Det. Lin and Da Bao finding a way to repare the damage. It’ll probably be at a cost though, this is a gritty crime drama after all. I’m good as long as TPTB keeps them all alive, getting my Teams broken is always hard on me heart. 🙂
I think I’ve gone full fangirl crush mode on Zhang Ruo Yun! XD I’ve even been contemplating taking a page from Mookie and kfangurl’s book and do a ‘pretty post’ of pictures on him. LOL! ZRY was already pretty good in his hearly roles (well, those that I’ve seen anyway) but I think he’s gained a lot of traction in the years since. He is very solid as Dr Qin and I love how he manages to convay so much with just his expressions and body language. That scene where Qin watched the old video of his birthday, just before his young life got shattered. How he needed some Dutch courage to even start the video. The barely contained grief, the quietly flowing tears and that beautiful, whistfull smile. Ah, my heart! *sniffle* Then the realisation that something was amiss…
I really like the ending song 不灭 (Immortal) by ZRY and frequently watch the ending credits just listen to it. The whole thing is oddly haunting and fits the mood perfectly.