Perhaps Love officially ended yesterday (Sunday Aug. 17) and I had to say farewell to the lovely pairing Chansung and Liu Yan. I’m not going to lie, as I am a very emotional sap, I cried when I watched the last episode even though I knew what was coming. Chansung and Liu Yan were so great together on the show. I love how they both put in the effort to communicate and overcome the language barrier and how they genuinely enjoyed spending time together, while making each other laugh. They reminded me so much of my ultimate favorite couple Hwang Bo and Kim Hyun Joong from We Got Married. They were both older women-younger man pairings, Hyun Joong and Chansung started off more reserved (not as interested?) in the beginning, but grew to really like their partners, the competitiveness, and how Hwang Bo and Liu Yan both have tom-boyish personalities but have sexy images as artists. They both also really knew how to take care of their boys. I could tell Liu Yan developed really strong feelings for Chansung on the show. I was really unsure of Chansung in the beginning, because it felt like he was just going through the motions of the activities on the show. However, I believe it was after the episode Chansung had visited Liu Yan’s home, did I feel that he started to develop feelings for her as well (also lots more skinship!). Even the way he looks at her changed over time on the show and I love how Chansung always said Liu Yan was so cute whenever they were together. They really developed a special bond between them that I cannot fully describe, but you can see it and feel it in their interactions. Like what Liu Yan had said in her interview, even though the show is fake but the feelings are real. After catching up on the episodes, I watched the newest episodes every Sunday as soon as they were posted online. It was something I looked forward to see at the end of the weekend.
Commenting more on the finale episode, I thought it was adorable how they re-enacted their first date together with the swimming pool and betting who can eat the most spicy foods without drinking water. I was really surprised how LY gave CS the necklace her mom had given her. The purpose of the necklace is to give him protection and good luck. She said she always kept that necklace with her for many years, it’s something so precious and I don’t think you give that kind of thing to just anyone. That just shows how special CS is to her, doesn’t it? The letters he prepared for LY was super moving and I cried along with LY when she read them.
I loved Chansung’s performance of John Legend’s “All of Me” it was so touching and he sang it wonderfully (despite the bad English pronunciation). I never thought Chansung was that strong of a vocalist but after this performance I thought his singing has improved tremendously. And if you looked closely CS had tears in his eyes as he sang to LY.
At the end when they hugged, it seemed like CS was really reluctant to let her go. When the music stopped playing, it sounded like they were both sobbing pretty loudly. AND did you see the KISS? Wow that shocked me and pretty much everyone else that watched it. According to a Soompier ninomiyak, it was a real kiss. One of the staff members of Perhaps Love wrote on their Weibo that the kiss was unexpected for the entire staff. They had already turned off all the lights and only left one camera on. LY and CS started to talk and kissed! OMO!
Please check out the Soompi thread to read more information and discussion about this couple. I’m also active on this thread, where I’ve posted a lot of my comments about the show and translations not mentioned in this post, so go and check it out when you have the time.
I have to admit, Chansung was someone who I cared the least for in 2PM back in the days, when I was a big 2PM fan. I grew to really like him during the last 2 years and after this show he has shot up to become my top favorite members along with Khunnie. I’ve become a fan of Liu Yan too after this show. She has a great personality, love her “what you see is what you get” kind of attitude and also I liked her more after reading about her background. She had entered entertainment business to help pay for her mom’s hospital bills and support her family. She’s very filial and frugal too, she’s often seen wearing her clothes more than once at different events. Great wife material right there hehe! I wish as much as the next shipper they would date in real life but there’s many obstacles, including the language barrier and the fact they’re living in 2 different countries. At the very least I hope they stay as best friends and keep in touch, just like how LY’s mom had asked CS when he visited her parent’s home. It would be really great to see CS and LY collaborate more in the future, such as in films, dramas, CFs, or music. From what I seen, they seem pretty popular in China now, so why not market and milk it while its still hot right? *winks* Who knows maybe they’ll surprise us in the future, because there’s already 3 cross-border China-Korea couples who just tied the knot recently or tying it very soon (Qi Wei/Nathan Lee Seung Hyun, Tang Wei/Kim Tae Young and Chae Rim/Gao Zi Qi). It will be sweet if they can become the fourth! 🙂
Also as a bonus, while I was watching Perhaps Love, it made me go back and listen again to Chansung’s old solo song called Love You Down. It’s a pretty suggestive song but nonetheless I still really like it haha. I bet fans and shippers will be able to find ways to link or relate the lyrics to Liu Yan, cause she’s a very sexy lady, ya know. I’ve also included fan-cam video footage CS performing the song, needless to say it’s super HOT. Like LY said before CS is born to be on the stage, ain’t no doubt about that!
BONUS!! *RAWR* You’re welcome 😛
Thanks for sticking around because here’s Channie’s other solo song called Perfume and he also wrote the lyrics too! Enjoy! ^_^