OHMYGAWD! I think I found my Taiwanese drama fix! I know it’s SOOOOOOO belated, and people left and right have been telling me to watch this, but I’ve finally tuned in to My Queen. Ethan Ruan, I LOVE YOU! And it also stars Cheryl Yang, whom I saw playing the uber-meanie in the Chinese version of All About Eve. She’s a bit more lovable here, thankfully. It also helps that her character is referred to as a “Female Voldemort.” Mwahaha.
But again, why must the previews for the next episodes reveal so much!?
I really enjoy this drama, and it follows the same vein of Dal Ja’s Spring – which isn’t a bad thing for me. It helps that Cheryl Yang (as Shan Wu Shuang) is quite the sassy female, and charming as well. Ethan Ruan (as Lucas) is… well, Ethan Ruan – hot and awesome! He just makes me go SQUEEEEE! One of my favorite moments is in episode 2: he saved Wu Shuang from embarrassment when she was getting pranked by her coworkers (who are laughably mean). His business partner JJ was supposed to win Wu Shuang over with his smooth words and admiration, but then ditch her at the last second by not kissing her during a kissing contest, saying that she’s an old maid. Lucas felt so bad that he went up to her and said, “Three times I met you, and three times my job was messed up by you. But whatever.” And he SWOOPS in for a kiss! I likey.
And then he pretends to be her boyfriend and takes her away. I double likey.
(On another note – is it now a rule that every Ethan Ruan drama must have a bed scene? I don’t mind – he’s convincing at it!)
The two of them have a cute, sharp, fast paced dialogue that’s honest and hilarious at the same time. An example (when they were about to have a one-night stand and she finds out his age, and kicks him out):
Wu Shuang: “What are you holding?”
Lucas: “A condom.”
Wu Shuang: “A condom!?…Do your parents know you’re holding a condom?!”
And then, in reference to their age difference, she calls him a “fertilized egg” because when she was in school, he was just a fertilized egg!
I also enjoy that they have been placed as neighbors because they can hear each other through the thin walls. It’s close enough to provide some form of intimacy, and yet still distant enough to keep them apart.
Episode 2 ends with Lucas becoming Wu Shuang’s bodyguard. Because of her explosive expose on a politician’s illegitimate child, she is sent a threatening note and a mini bomb inside a cake. Because of her co-worker’s nasty comments on his every-man-service site, Lucas is out of a job, and so hired to be Wu Shuang’s bodyguard by her boss. Of course, Wu Shuang is against it, but when he threatens to tell her gossipy coworkers about the hickey on his neck, she hires him.
There is also the presence of a Han Jia Jia, who has an innocent, plain Jane look but a potential love interest for Lucas. He had noticed how kind she was compared to Wu Shuang and is attracted to her. However, I think she has joined the office for nefarious purposes; she’s also the one who brought in the bomb-cake. I think we’ll find out her deal soon enough since Taiwanese dramas usually move fast.
I’ve only seen two episodes, but I’m off for more – Ethan! Ruan! Ethan! Ruan!
No worries – Sunny Happiness is still on my to-watch list!