BlogCatalog Asian Drama, anime and popular music: 3/15/08

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Episode2-The flower shop without roses

Video Stream with Chinese subtitles: Episode 2A 2B 2C

Nurse May-Ying was instructed by the hospital head to make Ying-Gi fall in love with her and then destroy him.  She doesn't understand why the hospital head hate Ying-Gi so much.  As far as May can see, Ying is a nice person who would do everything for people even if they don't ask.  He would self sacrifice and even the daughter would think he's stupid for doing everyting, but he always say "I do not matter"  

The coffee shop owner told Ying-Gi that the grandma who is their sold her house and is moving to a senior home.  They wanted to give her a farewell party.

May-Ying went to Yu's swimming lesson.  Yu almost drowned, because she was really good.  But no one else seems to notice but May.  Since May can't let people know she's blind, she can't do anything about it.  Another guy comes to the rescue.  Turns out it's the guy that pretended that he had no money and now is staying at Yu's house.  He's actually hired by the hospital head as a private detective to find out more about Ying-Gi.  The detective copied some video tapes that the hospital head's daughter made.  

This was commical.  The detective told Yu that it was him who revived her and stole her first kiss.  Yu was going to kill him.  

Ying-Gi eventually convinced the grandma person to stay with them so she can help take care of the ever-growing Yu and can also teach him more about flowers.  Above is another funny conversation.  The coffee shop owner(left) made a comment that he can't swim.  Therefore it would be bad to be in the sea of love since he fell in love with Yu's teacher.  So Ying-Gi told the coffee shop owner to take swimming lessons with his daughter.  (Such cold joke).

May-Ying went to a blind date session with her hospital co-workers, but everywhere she goes, she sees couples kissing each other in the karaoke bar.  She wanted to leave, but a guy wanted her to stay since he think she's cute.  But she just wanted to leave.  The guy told her that her co-workers all think she's stuck-up and no fun at all.  She throw her heels at him and left.  Guess who she calls?  Ying-Gi of course.  She was totally drunk and talking about everyone is someone's baggage.  Apparently Ying-Gi likes her as a baggage.  I wonder what else is going to happen.

Japanese Drama-The Flower Shop Without Roses-Episode 1

Video Stream with Chinese subtitles: Episode 1A  1B  1C

香取慎吾Shingo Katori

Japanese title: 薔薇のない花屋
Romanized title: Bara no nai Hanaya
Chinese title: 没有玫瑰的花店

First Episode:
Intro is a woman leaving a video message for her lover/husband, telling him that she'll wait for his return after he reached his dreams. She'll have his baby and that she'll never be wrong about the guy she loves. Pretty soon afterwards you learn that she died giving birth to the baby, and this guy who brought her a rose was heart broken and had to take care of the baby.
After a series of semi-fast flashback/turn-of-events, we now see the child has grown up, but doesn't want people to see her face for some reason. The father told her that she will be teased, but that doesn't seem to be the case since she's so popular and cute in school.

After the kid goes to school, we were introduced to the main characters. The woman, Mai-Ying, shows up as a blind woman just trying to know the new neighbourhood that she'll be living in.
Mai-Ying took some guess on why the mother is not around, such as the guy had a affair, that's why the mother left. But got disrupted when school calls about the kid(Yu) gotten another kid beat up. A new student picked on the mask Yu was wearing and the whole class revolted(shows the kid's popularity)

Then we see the child's grandfather wanting to keep an eye on the child's father, Ying-Gi. Somehow he was really pissed about her daughter's death. He thought it's Ying-Gi's fault for letting his daughter die in labour. Surprise..... The blind woman is not really blind, she's just working as a nurse in the grandfather's hospital. He wants her to think that Ying-Gi had done something really bad in a past and deserves his revenge plan. We shall know what it is next episode.

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