The drama Wei Wei – is a unicorn. Not just any regular run of the mill unicorn, but a diamond hoofed, french speaking with a Midas touch type of a unicorn. A virtual embodiment of perfection, Mary Poppins has nothing on this girl! She is a stunning beauty with an alleged 32C, willowy frame and flawless skin and hair. She is innocent, demure, well mannered, has good taste with no trace of arrogance and ostentation. On top of all that she is intelligent, well educated and clever; she is a diligent hard worker, sensible, kind, nurturing and filial. Oh wait, she is also the only top ten ranked female player of World of Warcraft Chinese equivalent.
Now – pretend you are a twelve or a thirteen year old girl watching the show (or maybe you don’t have to pretend because you happen to be one). I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling ever so slightly inadequate (note the sarcasm here). Darn, I’m just happy she doesn’t play an instrument. Hold on, her ‘ever so perfect’ boyfriend does! An uber talented genius level programer with business management knack who is caring, protective, gentle, and only has eyes for her. Well darn, the rest of us is dust under those diamond hoofs.
All the Disney princesses combined can’t measure up to Bei Wei Wei. Every single trace of realism has been so diligently obliterated that I’m left looking at #FFFFFF.
But what pisses me off the most about the show is the game development episodes. How in this world such a talented woman is delegated to the task of nurturing a room full of programing geeks. Feeding men and providing them with comfortable beds to sleep – is that the extent of her skills? The feminist in me turns to a raging bitch seeing that.
On the other hand Angelababy’s Wei Wei is spunky, fun and alive. She is earnest and honest, she “possesses utmost sincerity”. And load and behold – she codes!!!
Begs the question – why make them so different?