One of my most favorite dramas, OTP, script, OST, characters and everything else of ALL TIME.
I miss them.
Everything that was episode 13 most definitely but i have one every episode because that’s just how great this show is.
To name it one by one:
Episode 1: Maggie turning around flirtatiously on episode 1 but it Da Ren was imagining that she was You Qing.
Episode 2: The way that the bond and closeness of You Qing and Da Ren was depicted with the simplicity and starkness of them doing everyday chores together like her shopping for sanitary pads with him in tow and pooping while talking to him from the other side of the bathroom door without any discomfort or hesitation.
And do i even have to mention THIS SCENE accompanied by THIS DIALOGUE?
Do you know I spent a lifetime to learn one thing. Possession is the beginning of losing it. But at the end I still couldn’t learn, I can’t accept having youth, is actually the beginning of losing youth. Having a marriage is actually the beginning of losing the marriage. Having reputation, it can also be lost. Having wealth is also the same. Heath is also the same. Even raising a dog is the same. Possession of love …losing a loved one is harder to accept. Why is it that everything I pursue in life, I start losing it, as soon as I gain possession of it. If I don’t have it, then I won’t have anything to lose.
Now do you know the reason I don’t love you?
Because possession is the beginning of losing.
This scene made me cry so much because as early as episode 2 the writer was already able to establish how deep Da Ren’s love was for You Qing in unconditional ways that is far more deeper than one can ever imagine.
Episode 3 - Da Ren leaving his girlfriend behind right away and travelling all the way to Tai Chung from Taipei when You Qing was distressed about Nick just to be by her side.
Episode 4 - They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so… THIS.
The way they laughed together and looked at each other during this scene?
That cut me to the core man.
Episode 5 - I’d let the dialogue do the talking.
“Cheng You Qing I finally came to a common ground with Ding Li Wei… You are a book worth reading over and over again”.
Episode 6 - Da Ren breaking up with Maggie and telling her flat out that he can’t love her because he’s always been in love with You Qing.
This scene too because it is one of those rare times where You Qing lets her emotions take over and the way she looked at Da Ren made butterflies appear in my stomach.
EPISODE 7 - The drama ups the angst factor moving forward as You Qing falls back into a relationship with Li Wei but there is a ray of sunshine in this episode when You Qing takes care of a sick Da Ren.
EPISODE 8 - How many men would be your beacon of strength when you are tired and give you motivation to go on when you feel as if you can’t anymore without asking anything in return? This is the time that i was already crazy in love with Da Ren. Is it any wonder that i wish for a man who’d also remove my make up for me when i’m too tired to move?
EPISODE 9 - The OTP having a raging tiff that scared me for awhile that it might be the end of everything and yet it hurts so good when it is shown how much they pine for each other.
I also loved the flashback that was shown of how Da Ren was o head over heels for You Qing and how he followed her even to university and i love seeing the whole history of how their friendship began.
EPISODE 10 - Da Ren’s send off party where their friends forced them to say they love each other and how the whole thing started with them in a cold war but it still ended with them flirting with each other without even being aware of it.
This was a very sad episode since we have Li Wei’s proposal, Da Ren’s departure and yet each and every single thing that happens feels like a punch to the gut and the hurt hurts so good that i just cannot never get enough.
EPISODE 11 - The hurt and pain in Da Ren’s eyes when You Qing accepted Li Wei’s proposal. The pain was so palpable, i was breathless with the extent of it.
EPISODE 12 - You Qing’s bachelorette party and her listening to Da Ren’s song and finally realizing that he’s the man for her while on the other hand, Da Ren waits for her in the rain conceding defeat and finally getting the courage to tell her in a letter how much he loves her. TEARS. ENDLESS TEARS. RIVERS OF ‘EM. Yes, that’s what i cried here.
EPISODE 13 - Like helloooooo? The entire episode and the numerous kisses and sweetness crammed in an hour and a half of goodness but still nothing beats the first one and the cuteness that followed of how they are now lovers but still the best of friends.
Looking back on it, every episode of this drama was a gem.
There was nothing that you’d throw away and every scene has a purpose that would make you think, reflect and remember how love can be the greatest thing of all but also the hardest.
The dialogues and directing were some of the best that i’ve ever seen in my entire drama watching life and for that in my heart, IN TIME WITH YOU will always be a favorite and a top contender.
47th Annual Golden Bell Drama Award Nominees; “In Time With You” Takes Over!
- Man ‧ Boy
- Garden of Life
- I May Not Love You
Best Actor in a Drama:
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Well deserved Drama.
Heck, if i can only give you all the awards i would.
I hope you sweep the win for all of the categories.
Heaven knows you’ve earned it.