This Episode blew my socks off. I have to say that I’m surprised that Cheryl Yang could be so good at playing Wu Zhang Mei. This episode was good at showing that An De Feng, beneath his scheming exterior and his grand master plan to hurt Wu Zhang Mei, lies a hurt little boy who really just wants to fall back into love with the sassy, brave girl he once adored. His glances, his jealousy, and his unwillingness to leave her side are all pretty good indications that he’s falling hard for the girl and there’s no going back. Also he got a hickie from an old lady for her. If that does not say love, nothing will.
This drama is a rare gem that outshines the mundane dramas airing in Taiwan right now. I’m a hard sell on asian dramas, being that I’ve watched too many to count, my favorites being My Girl, Coffee Prince, Hana Yori Dango, Fated to Love You, Kimi Ni Todoke, and of course BBJX (that one put me in a depression for days). Finding a good drama that can make you want to watch what happens next out of eagerness instead of morbid curiosity is so rare today that I didn’t think it would happen. Usually after the first episode, I know if I would watch it, watch it on fast foward, read it online, or stick it where the sun don’t shine. To my great dismay, I’ve found the next drama that I can not only sit through, but relish. I didn’t expect it. Especially because the name is not that interesting. But as all wise drama addicts know, you can’t judge a drama by its name. Or its actors. This drama is the perfect companion piece to Agent X, the Tang Yang drama that I’m also recapping. Agent X is a serious drama about a kick ass spy who happens to be a woman in the 1920s, saving her country, one arms deal at a time. But Big Red Riding hood is funny, angsty, it tugs at the heartstrings and leaves you wanting more. Watching this drama is like taking a bite of your favorite cake after sipping a nice hot cup of bitter, sex coffee that is Agent X. ITs the Comedic Yin to the Serious, Dramatic Yin of agent X.