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Where is this serial broadcasted ? Southern California?
RE:"Years Jealousy in a Thousand Years of Romantic Love" Is this a modern day drama and who are the actors? I haven't hear of this one. Thanks much.



"Jealousy in a Thousand Years of Romantic Love" was the show that preceded "Love of the Aegean Sea". It's a "historical" show but the pace was much faster than "Love of the Aegean Sea". Granted, one is an "idol" drama, the other one isn't. So they are 2 different genres.

We are in Southern California. These shows used to air at noon on KSCI.

We had a short thread on "Jealousy in a Thousand Years of Romantic Love" on this board as well. You can check it out.

http://com1.runboard.com/bcjkdramasincalifornia.fchinesedrama.t19



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After seeing all the beautiful scenery of Greece in this drama, I am very envious of all those people in Athens. What a great place for Summer Olympics!
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After seeing all the beautiful scenery of Greece in this drama, I am very envious of all those people in Athens. What a great place for Summer Olympics!



(Off topic)Star1, speaking of scenic beauty, did you happen to catch any of the Olympic opening game of women's soccer yesterday (U.S. v Greece)? There was a most amazing TV camera shot of the stadium stands with an exit tunnel midway up. All that was visible through the exit was the beautiful, light blue sea, gently rippling. It was amazing, as though a framed picture in motion.

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Unfortunately, I did not, but heard that the US women were not very nice to the host country. emoticon That must have been a breathtaking sight! Isn't there some way you can take that particular shot off your screen and transfer it to your computer to print? Wonder if they're going to have any of those wonderful shots put on posters? Good thing the Olympics people have their own chefs because my friends who visited there said they found very little of the local food appetizing and ate most meals at their hotel or on ships while touring the islands.
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Alec put in a lot of thoughts and feelings............into this character of Lu En Qi.........

as Alec uses his "Xin"(heart) to reach out to you as En Qi......

You have to use your "Xin"(heart) to listen........

This role so well portrayed..........incredibly sensitive.........
really a fantastic performance.
(that is not because I am a fan..............)

Because......alot of this character is never verbalises.............
At times Lu En Qi can come off as a weak........and insufferable.......
However, nothing is as it seems on the surface..............

I will attempt to let you understand............the real Lu En Qi.......


The character of Lu En Qi.............

The very accomplished and multi-talented Lu En Qi ..........

He is like a princeling,
Locked up in his ivory tower, every step of his education is carefully planned and mapped out for him, schooled........all the way till there wasn't any more to go.............

Nothing is never left to chance.
Including choosing a suitable bride for him.
A prince can only marry a princess.
He is made to feel a moral obligation to DUTY,

Duty as a son,
Duty to take his place in society.
His position in the circle of the rich and the powerful.

With his impeccable upbringing, his resentment was suppressed........
The unspoken resentment simmering............

Learning to wear a suitable social "mask".........for right social occasion.
His circle of friends carefully screened...

His instincts finely trained and honed.........he was taught.......not to trust..........or take people at their words..............but use his own judgment,

He was taught...........how deal with people and to weigh the situation from a broader perspective..............

In other words..........he was groomed for "greater things".


He learnt.......that everything was "meant for his good".
The high hopes and expectancy of his mother cannot be undermined in any way,
She devoted her life preparing him for this...........
He cannot fail her.
Its to his credit tat he had lived up to her expectations and has yet to fail her.

Above all, he understood his mother.

A fabulous socialite, his mother is just as accomplished, in society or the boardroom. She sees herself as a "mover of things".........daring, manipulative, in control.
Elegant and refined, she groomed him in her own mould.

His father tells of............how beautiful he was as a child..........so bright and intelligent...........he was simply perfect.......
in due to time, he became "her everything".........."her pride and joy".

En Qi once "gave her a lesson in life"..............it is with pride and realisation that her son has indeed grown up to be the person she envisioned and had so painstakingly groomed.

En Qi learnt to accept his lot in life ~ Living in a gilded cage.
He longed for freedom.
He no longer smiles..........
He never smiles.............
He wears a mask all the time...............courteous, always charming, distant, cool..........
The only physical sign of rebellion was............one button.........
He opened one shirt button more than permitted.

The one person............who could read him .........was his beloved Xiao Tong..............
She could understand him so well..........

So well.............he could never lie to her...............
It was with the greatest effort..............on his part..........to play out the role he needed to do ..............
to convince her.......to forget him.
Even that ...............was so hard..............he could not look her in the eye......nor linger too long in her presence...........without loosing his lines or composure........
He could only...........seek to attack her so vilely..........to make her cry..........to totally dishonour her..........
to be an utter cad.............


His heart must be one of those that registers a low heart rate...........
Almost nothing ever faze him.
(of course there was that one time he really lost it)

Its almost as if he goes into "auto pilot: crisis situation"
He is able to take control of any situation and to deal with it.
A very decisive person, he makes decisions clearly.
Once a decision is made, he does everything in accord.
One by one, each task is handled..............

He, who was groomed for "greater things............ never looses it.............

Each person is taken care of.............words are carefully chosen..........."to sooth and comfort"..........minimizing the damage.......

Sometimes we find it very hard to accept how he can..........in that moment............. lie so blatantly. He will find the right words to say.............. things that people wants to hear ..............

His thoughtfulness and diplomacy is fantastic...........
A hundred and one ways of doing something..............he will always chose the most considerate.............

At critical times,.............you will see En Qi being besieged from so many sectors.............everyone wants a piece of him...............everyone needed to comforted.................
There are things that needed to be done................

He's like Superman.
He resoluteness.....................his strength.................his sacrifice...............
He bore with the greatest fortitude..........

In the beginning.......

The first meetings............... taking an instant photo at the Island...........

The Vendor gives them the photo........

they admired it..........and Xiao Tong.......just tells him to "keep it with him"....

That look on his face......surprised......secretly pleased.........then a little hesitant.......to take it........unused to such generosity........

She tot no more of it.......

seeing her guilelessness..........accepted it ...........
In his heart.......he had received more than just a photo.....



He asked only to be with the one he loves...........
You remember.....................his very simple..........because I love you.'
You see him smelling her hair..................
You see them making music together.............being together........

Someone once sang.........."What a difference a day makes...."

After that fateful day,.................his whole world seems to have collapsed.........


Very heart wrenching...........
To see how En Qi is bearing up........standing at the narrow corridors...
(He's always lurking in corridors!!)

Phone rang........its Yao Xiang............telling him His Xiao Tong is suffering.....on his account..........

En Qi..........his body shaking .....sobbing uncontrollably.......cries silently..........not daring to let him know .....outcome of his fight for love and freedom.....
like a bird that was shot down, his wings clipped......he lies mortally wounded........and bleeding.......

He drags himself to his bedroom..................and falls on his knees.........
beside the bed..........
and lies there.............."This cannot be happening!"

Longing for the comfort of her loving arms............
Longing to hold her......and never ever letting go..........

Knowing.............its the end....and he will never see her or hold her again...

A part of him just died.........just like his piano...................he locked up his heart.............and closed that chapter of his life

He became a man without a heart .............
Cold..............devoid of feelings..............existing.......
Channeling all his energies to only work...........
He worked himself into a frenzy.............

Outside of that...............any other demands on his person will be a non-chalant "as you wish"....................
Its also entirely plausible, that proceeding with the wedding will see a "perfect bridegroom in En Qi"...............

Everyone was happy again in their "perfect world".........
You realise just how cold the world became........when En Qi stopped being happy....................




BUT FATE was not thru with this pair of lovers............
they were destined to meet again.........

His heart stopped.............when he realised it was her...."It can't be!"

With shock............he watched her walk toward him.........totally unaware of his presence.................



The ghost of the En Qi of 3 years ago awakens........
his eyes following her every move..........

as the Monster of the present En Qi lies dormant ...........during this magical interlude...

His eyes lighting up...........drinking in the sight of her.......

The chains that bound all his feelings all this time..... slackens....
as he allowed the music to carry him............
brings up all the suppressed feeling of the past 3 years..........

He marveled at how she handled herself............she's beautiful as he had remembered..........and there was a new found poise and confidence.............

Her fluster at the first sight of him............

Like the beacon...........the twinkling notes of their song.......
guided their hearts once again.....
awash with the memories of their love.......


En Qi fought back his tears.........


He was not free to choose...............just like before.........
with his "princess" beside him..............
He had to wear a mask..........

Plunged into another mire of unhappiness...........
he could not get free...............


He had not been able to forget her all this time..............
hapless..........he watched as if she walked thru his soul.............
and out of his life again.........


This time.............however................he was determined to not ever see her again............because it would have been too cruel ..........

He would hurt her again..........
he could not bear that.........
he'd rather suffer alone ............and in silence.......
than to do that.......




It was heartwarming to see a second chance at happiness...........

To see this "Superman" in that awful green apron.............making dinner.......(like we said "He's very accomplished" ), just because could not bear to let her to use her hands to prepare dinner.......

The same one drawing "hearts" all over the place.........especially on the palm of his beloved..........

The one who plays the piano so beautifully once again..........the one who speaks thru music.............

(its almost a sideline that he's also a corporate giant........signing million dollar deals)

The same corporate giant...............who takes to the streets..............sincerely asking for signatures.......from total strangers...........
To create...杗 Ten-Thousand blessing" for her.
Trying desperately to heal her........
after his mother's monstrous attempt on her.......
leaving her a shell of her former life..........robbed of her gifts and spirit........



You remembered...............once upon a time, this beautiful smile on his face.............as he watched her sleep...........one morning on the "Isle of Freedom"..........Santorini
only to have it disappear as he realise sadly "it can never be with her".........

They have come........ so far......................

passed life and death...............




***************

Its slow in some parts...........but it's a complete story...........

Yao Xiang's family life is also colourful...............
it was so touching..............when he realised it was too late to tell his father........He'd be a good boy and eat his noodles while it hot...

It contrasts the heavens and earth between En Qi and Yao Xiang.......
One who is so rich...........and the other so improvised.....

The warmth of Yao Xiang's hovel..........the cool elegance of En Qi house.........becomes cold......

Some home truths.........that only a gutter-rat Yao Xiang will utter......tells you He's honest:

"Skills?..........First.......no money.........second.........no choice........third...the car's gone kaput!!.......
with options like these..........I'd better know how to fix it"


.......on being asked if he could fix the car........after he volunteered to fix it.........


After a while..............you begin to think ............its really the other way round........... tat the rich guy is poor and...........the poor guy is infact "very rich".....






It deals with emotions.........needs.......and demands.........

Each person's emotions, needs and demands........



Everyone pays a price..........for something..........in the end.......


En Qi's paid ...............

Xiao Tong and his mother paid ...........for the rest of their lives.............

as does Yi Qian .............


all because they love the beautiful En Qi..............







Almost forgot..........being so involved with character analysis of Lu En Qi.

Lu En Qi character....is very hard to portray.............
because he does not have alot of lines..
However....... He is the most complex character there....

This one requires "Nei Xin Si" (acting from within).....

It requires alot of body language and eyes that speaks........

The real reason why I enjoyed it so much was...............
because I am able to read this character.

Alec's portrayal is complete and has depth...........
The job of the actor is to let the audience SEE the character....
He did an excellent job.

as someone commented "hey......Alec Su is surprisingly good in this one"

I need to say that...........this is a good role for an actor......
and Alec really fleshed this one out properly.

You must "think a little deeper" when you watch this drama....
its not a "no-brainer"....romance.......
the plot and story flows really naturally............and unfolds dramatically........tho sometimes it meanders..........


Alec lives and breathes Lu En Qi...................


Think! think!.............


comments like.........."er.....Alec.....did not do the CPR properly.."

A perfectionist like Alec.......would have thought thru exactly what he is doing..............


Scene:

By the lake...............

after hauling Xiao Tong out of the water..............

"This is bad"......Lee Li was saying..........


He just spat at her................angry (not at her, but just angry) ........she MUST NOT DIE!..

but..............feeling for signs of life....on Xiao Tong....
sent a cold fear thru him......

She is not breathing!..........

This cannot be...........she cannot die..........I can't watch her die ........

His mind going into overload.......

a part of him...........still in control..........telling him exactly what to do....as he remembered the instructions to perform CPR......


OK...OK....CPR....CPR.....OK.....clasped hand.........and apply pressure to the heart area.....

*clasped hand.......realise that it should be clasped one over the other instead........quickly changed position and applied pressure....One Two....one two........*

Ensure a clear air passage to apply mouth to mouth resuscitation
..

*tries to ensure air passage.........but shaking too much .(after jumping into the water earlier)....and desperately........trying to resuscitate her...*

Listen for any signs of life............before repeating the above steps again.........

*listens.......(heart in his mouth).......no signs of life..*

*starts to repeat the procedures..................clasped his hand....again he got it wrong .....and had to switch........and applied pressure to her chest*

before "slobbering" over her again.............

slobbering?..........that's because he's so frightened......he's starting to sob............so afraid he would lose her again..........this time, he was not leaving her........she was leaving him!.........


Please wake up.....please ..........


End of scene.


So you see........................
just how meticulous ........is Alec in this performance..........



Take a bow Alec.








If you look at the storyline.........this connection.........is always there........
The contrast...........between the 2 men........
one who loves truly...............and the one who gives his all.........for the one he loves..........


The message of Plato's Eternity is runs thru both of them..............
The storyline is consistant with this theme.......
The lyrics of the theme and love songs...........are also very appropriate.........

THE MUSIC!!!!

The final scene.............
was "You are my teardrop"..............right there and then............its meaning becomes patently clear..........

When En Qi left his "heart" bracelet for her.............
the song Plato' eternity was sweepingly beautiful...........and appropriate...
Its the first time..........you get to listen to Alec sing the verse.....softly......

"in my dreams.........I see you......
I discover........I am in the oceans........
I reach out to you.......

I find myself sinking to the bottom........

3000 miles................stand between us.........


I will....... exchange for being with you.................. lie in deep slumber in the deepest part of the oceans"


This drama was really enhanced by the OST...............

The music for the time when En Qi tell her...............Yao Xiang will see the sunrise in the morning...........

is the same piece they used when En Qi tells her...........to let Yao Xiang take care of her......in his place.................

it made it even more touching.........



*************Spoiler Alert***********

The ending……….. classrevealImageclassspoilerThat is En Qi.................

The one who still thinks of the needs of another...........as he lay dying..............

"I promised you "a heart"............will let you have it at home later...........was his last words................

He always keeps his promise.

She always knew ...............what is in his heart............
The only one who could read him.................and see through him..........

There was never a question of "being with someone else"......



Standing in the chapel................in Greece.............

In her heart..........she spoke with En Qi...........

En Qi silently sitting there..................with a smile.............
She could feel his presence............


"My beloved..................please forgive me .............for not doing what you asked of me.............

In my heart..............there can only be you............and no one else"

You understand the need for freedom to choose, now grant me the freedom to choose...............

"Today................I have come to fufil our troth to each other...........

Lu En Qi..............will you take me as your wedded wife?"

"I do".............."Kuan Xiao Tong.............will you take me as your wedded husband"

"Yes, I do......................only................not just for this lifetime..........but for all lifetimes...........for all eternity.........

En Qi ................. moved by her love for him.............

She takes out Plato's Eternity(bracelet)..............and placed on her own wrist..............
En Qi held her hand.............

With that pledge...............they become as one............

Separated by the eternal gulf between life and death.............

As she kissed the bracelet........and remembered.................this gulf......

A flood of tears started to flow...........her small body racked with grief...........

Her heart cried out................"My dearest En Qi!"


In the setting sun............inside the tiny chapel...........framed by the door...............

A heartbroken.........En Qi drew her tightly into his embrace..........his heart telling her..............

"My dearest...................I'm here...........I always will be "...........

Their tears......................

just like teardrops...............in the Aegean Seas...........




".................for you........... I will lie in deep slumber in the deepest part of the oceans............"
~from the theme song "Plato's Eternity".........


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 So can anybody tell me who the lead actress goes with at the end( I mean what guy?) I'll be going away so I need to know the end.Anybody that's finished watching it? I just joined this forum. emoticon
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 So can anybody tell me who the lead actress goes with at the end( I mean what guy?) I'll be going away so I need to know the end.Anybody that's finished watching it? I just joined this forum. emoticon
classrevealImageclassspoilerIf you read ccwf's post above, you'll see that he had written a description of the ending. The lead actress did not end up with anyone.
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hi I'm new here. Can some body tell me what happen after the main actor comes back to shanghai?
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Anybody know where I can download the OST??
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