I’m currently watching A Pillowcase of Mystery 2~ It’s quite a lighthearted series and I’m finding it pretty entertaining so far. Even though I don’t remember much of the first one anymore, watching this gives me a similar sort of enjoyment I found in the first series. Like most TVB Sequels when they’re changing cast, TVB “killed off” Kenix and Annie’s characters. Sad to think they couldn’t live happily ever after, after all they have gone through in the first one!
Jessica and Bobby are fun to watch together. They have great chemistry and it was interesting watching Jessica trying to get close to Bobby and trying to make him marry her (in order to save her brother). She eventually succeeds, but on the night of the wedding, Jessica finds out that Bobby was actually the one who declared his brother as guilty. The episodes which followed were interesting too because Bobby loved Jessica and they treated each other well as husband and wife yet Jessica was secretly there to take her revenge lol She constantly caused trouble for him and misled him many times during his investigations. She eventually finds the perfect opportunity to rescue her brother and take her revenge on Bobby when a “stolen painting” case arises. If Bobby was unable to retrieve the painting, he and his entire family had to be executed.
Jessica trying to seduce Bobby after putting something in his soup.
At the end when Jessica finally got her hands on the painting, she planned to sell it for money to save her brother and then run away from Bobby. Jessica was summoned to see Bobby and she thought he had figured it out it was actually her. Instead, it turns out Bobby wanted to divorce Jessica because he didn’t want her to die with him and the rest of the family .aww.. XD She was touched! I know..it’s not the most unpredictable event but it was touching to watch nevertheless. Jessica ends up return the painting, giving up her opportunity to save her brother for Bobby’s family. I think she secretly felt she was ‘really’ a part of their family and quite possibly has fallen in love with Bobby for real.
I was disappointed that shortly after they got back together, Bobby finds out her true intentions and thought she was only using him the entire time. The story itself went downhill too, It was obvious they still cared about each other etc and I hope they can get back together soon..maybe when her brother’s case is solved. Not too long after please!
I found Joel’s character SUPER annoying at the beginning…I can feel Bobby’s frustrations! lol This constable is so..”righteous” and “dumb”..lol I found it strange that Leila (disguised as a guy) seemed to like him a lot and admired his righteous heart. Interesting thing is, I actually really enjoyed watching his scenes with Leila XD Maybe it’s the whole girl disguised as guy story (reminds me of Eternal Happiness). The two became really close friends but things started to become slightly awkward when Joel starts falling for Leila and he starts thinking he’s gay XD haha he’s a very troubled guy (again, like Eternal Happiness) These two make a cute couple surprisingly and I enjoy watching their scenes.
Leila helping Joel suck out poison from his neck
His back story helps build his character too when we find out he is actually from the royal family- the man who Leila was arranged to marry, whom abandoned her on their wedding day because he refused to marry her (without knowing who she was). Leila’s goal was to actually find this man so she could take her revenge on him for backing out on their wedding day and humiliating her and her family. Joel ran away from home and disguised as an ordinary man to pursue his dreams of being a constable and assisting his idol Bobby. However, Leila soon finds out his real identity and she becomes very disappointed. Hence, she decides to stick around to take her revenge on him and becomes one of Bobby’s assistant.
In one scene, Joel accidentally sees Leila’s female form and Leila made him think that was actually his sister he saw. Joel thought it would be perfect to hook up with Leila’s “sister” since it was better he fell for a girl than a guy. Leila plans to use the female form to get her revenge…XD I wonder whether these two would end up together. Based on the themevideo, looks like Bobby and Leila will be getting married (???) which also makes me think he won’t get back with Jessica anytime soon (hope I’m wrong)
And finally, a side note to finish off. I’m starting to like Johnson’s character in Pillowcase. At first I found him rather annoying but now I’m finding him more likable when he behaves himself. He’s just like a little boy and I have a feeling he has a sad past. Pretty interested to find out more about him! He also has very good chemistry with Bobby =) Very cute scenes!
Is anyone else following the series? What do you guys think of it so far?