Final Thoughts on the series
I finished watching the series last Friday and I’m kind of glad it has come to an end. The series didn’t exceed my expectation (not that my expectations for this series were high anyway) and I thought it was a rather average series. As mentioned previously, the only reason I watched it was because it was aired during dinner time and I enjoyed seeing Gallen’s return to TVB. The animals were kinda cute too but the final scene with Siu Ba(dog) and Cancan(cat) was a bit too cheesy for my liking lol ( especially for the dialogue to be coming out of animals haha)
[Final Convo between Dog and Cat]
Cancan: Do you reckon I’ve gone fatter again? Should I be eating less?
Siu Ba: I’ve never heard that you would want to eat less before.
Cancan: I want to look more prettier; so I can make you look better with me.
Siu Ba: Don’t do that, if you eat too little I’ll be really sad. Don’t you remember? I said I’m putting you in first priority.
Cancan: Nope I don’t remember
Siu Ba: You cats have poor memory
Cancan: Because I want you to say it to me everyday. Say it to me everyday and I’ll remember
Lui Fong and Margie’s story didn’t really interest me and most of the time I couldn’t care less about what happens with them. The way Lui Fong treated her as a dog was evil but at least he’s doing something for once where he isn’t such a wimp…~ The highlight with that family would have to be their son 🙂 A very cute adorable little boy haha
I didn’t like Bernice’s character either and I don’t see much significance of her appearance in the story. Her cute little dog Bailey was just like her- spoilt and somewhat immature. I did feel sad seeing Bailey die though because Bernice was saying how she was the most important thing to her. I felt that Bailey finally grew up when she tried to act happy to make her ‘mama’ Bernice not worry about her for her last few days and was able to make her happy; leaving behind a happy memory for her. Bernice’s step father was also very fake. It just looks so poor on the acting because he’s always so ‘happy’ and exaggerated looking. He doesn’t seem to be taking things seriously in the job as he’s often looking happy when he’s supposed to be yelling from frustration. Is he trying to be funny?
Now…finally onto Gallen and Myolie. I think the scenes where they became friend were ok. Gallen teaching Myolie to be a cat was extreme though..metaphorically..ok, but literally (i.e stretching herself on the bed)- it’s just too weird. Later, Myolie found out about Gallen’s feelings for her from Bernice and Margie and she became desperate to hear it from him. However,Gallen then realises he has nose cancer so denies any of it was true. Myolie’s constant pestering got really annoying to watch and I was just so tired from seeing her on screen. The two also hardly have any chemistry on screen together…As with all TVB series, Gallen eventually opens up and accepts Myolie as they face his illness together and spend their last days together in happiness.
I cannot however; help but find Gallen’s fake death in episode 19 unrealistic. Sure its a little different but who does that?? How can he just claim to be dead, have a whole funeral for him when no one has seenhis body? It doesn’t make sense..if it was something like him being in an accident and he went missing etc but actually escaped and they assumed he had died in the accident or something to be more realistic. A friend of mine told me a person can request not to let anyone see their body after they die. ..who knows..
In the screencap above, Myolie slides/floats behind Gallen lol XD She seemed more like a ghost to me
I think the sad moments from Gallen’s cancer were ones regarding his family where he decided not tell his mother or father and sent them away so they wouldn’t see him suffering. Those moments were quite touching =)
“Can there really be love without an ending? It’s not the end that important, but the process. As long as you deeply fall in love once, even if it’ll only leaving behind a good memory; even if you are together or not, it’s not important”-Chow Chow (Myolie)
All in all, I didn’t like the series much and I wouldn’t care less if I skipped the whole thing. I would say it’s a waste of time. Myolie’s acting continues to exaggerate through the series so I was much annoyed by her character. However I was quite impressed by Gallen and i enjoyed his acting and character on screen =) His character has a few layers and watching this character change and grow was nice. I loved his intereactions with the animals 🙂 Hopefully Gallen would appear in better TVB productions in the future.