In my initial spazzing of an impression, I promised to rageeeeee if Witness Insecurity turns out to be an unhappy ending…And what to you know it: RAGEEEEEEEE!
The most appealing part of the drama (for me), is the bond between Wai Sum (Bosco Wong) and Chi Lam (Linda Chung). I loved how it’s portrayed: the nervousness and innocence of first love for Chi Lam and the hesitation of loving again for Wai Sum. But then, my favorite thing of the drama has gone to hell.
Honestly, what is the “breakup” in episode 15 all about? First of all, sure, Wai Sum likes Chi Lam before and after her Germany visit, but it wasn’t hardcore love, so their relationship wasn’t ready for an obstacle just yet. They should’ve spent more time with Wai Sum’s feelings towards Chi Lam. Second, the two were definitely NOT together, so I was WTF-ing that the word “break-up” is thrown around when Wai Sum wanted to cut ties. HOW IS THERE A BREAK UP WHEN THEY WEREN’T EVEN DATING IN THE FIRST PLACE!?!
And how redundant is it that Daddy Kiu is the main opposition of the relationship…not once, but twice? Ok, so Daddy Kiu is against the difference in social status blah blah blah, but Daddy Kiu eventually relents and they overcome that. So why do you show us that Dad accepts that its fate between the two, only to make Daddy oppose their relationship, like, 2 episodes later for a whole different (selfish) reason? I thought you said it is fate, remember? And I don’t like how the drama seems to set up that it’s THE POLICE OFFICER WAI SUM Daddy must oppose, just him. So if it’s not Wai Sum, Chi Lam can date any other of the many cops in Hong Kong and Daddy will be fine? ‘Cause y’know, the rest of ’em are not as smart as Wai Sum.
And the last few episodes, oh, the last few episodes, what to do with you? I had so much trouble going through them after Ba Da dies (and I am not even talking about Cilla Kung’s dry crying scenes with no tears that is painful to watch). To make Ba Da a.k.a. Wai Sum’s bestest friend EVER die to protect Daddy Kiu’s secret, it’s like the last straw for Wai Sum-Chi Lam relationship. It made their love impossible and officially puts them in Romeo-and-Juliet territory since Wai Sum blames himself for the death and vows to capture the murderer. Yet, it’s also ironic (brilliant? Painful? Playing with us viewers?) to have Chi Lam as the one person who is able to put Wai Sum back together after he is broken from Ba Da’s passing.
Then there’s the ending, the cruel, cruel ending. How is Chi Lam supposed to live, knowing the love of her life dies in the process of rescuing the most important person in her life, her dad? You f*cking tragic ending, this ISN’T really Romeo and Juliet, you are not allowed to make me sad like that! And I wasn’t even that sad for the star-crossed lovers. Just thinking about the ending of this drama stresses me out.
So at the end of the day, there was NOT one moment the couple was actually together, as in, dating, in this drama founded on their romance. Unspoken drama rule: the quiet before the storm. You’re supposed to at least feed us some sweet scenes before you throw our couple (our OTP, for lack of better words) through hell. But you didn’t, not one single moment.
And what makes the ending even more painful to watch (as in more than it is already, if that is possible)? The drama outside of the drama with Bosco Wong and Myolie Wu breaking up. Now, that’s just too much sadness for the audience to handle, yo.
Witness Insecurity, you were adorable…briefly. But I really don’t see myself rewatching you for the cutes (like The Mysteries of Love and The Hippocratic Crush), knowing the dark cloud that is the tragic ending looming ahead.