This one is going to be a quickie before I put myself back into studying mode. 😛 I’m not even sure where to begin with Boysitter. It wasn’t a drama that grabbed my attention but at the time I just decided to watch it because I wanted something to live-watch and Boysitter so happened to be the available drama that seemed interesting enough for me to dedicate my time to. That’s what I thought because it turned out to be so otherwise. The pretty visuals was about the only thing that I enjoyed out of the drama and that was such hugely deceiving for what the drama offered. The pretty visuals is the surface only because once you start seeing the layers peel away, you soon come to realise that it is not what it seems. Boysitter was such a bore to watch and I struggled to force myself to finish watching it.Boysitter is yet another one of those dramas that has no idea what it wants to do with itself. It knew of where it wanted its final destination to be but it did not planning whatsoever of how to get there. In short, Boysitter is about a woman stuck between two men and it should have been as easy and simple as that but it was a long shot away from that. It didn’t even get to that stage because for the entire duration of the drama, it strayed itself away from that premises rather than bring itself closer to it. This was supposed to be the backbone of the drama but it never focused on that and if there is no focus on what was supposed to uphold the drama then it’s just a flimsy drama.
The so-called “OTP”, Yuan Fei (Annie Chen) and Hao Jian Ren (River Huang) showed no indicative signs of being a couple until the very last moment of the drama when it was the people around them who essentially forced them together. Was it about them rekindling their feelings together? No. Was it about Ai Fei and Jian Ren came to the realisation that they still harbour feelings for one another? No. Was the drama even about them as a couple? No. Nuh-uh, at least it wasn’t until the last one minute when they somehow found their hearts for one other. They had lingering feelings for one another but they didn’t act towards it. Well, that’s such a bummer for the drama which was supposedly meant to centre their rekindling. The only rekindling they had didn’t even come from them and while there was a sense that they still harboured feelings for each other throughout the entire drama it wasn’t properly shown that way. Yuan Fei and Jian Ren both moved on with no signs of them still wanting to be with each other. No even having Di Bao between them was enough to bring them closer together. I thought that Di Bao would play a vital factor in their relationship but he did nothing to their relationship. It wasn’t even like Jian Ren even tried to be the daddy that he wasn’t for the past six years.
Oh poor Wen Hao Ren (Melvin Sia) for genuinely putting his feelings in towards Yuan Fei but having her never really put her heart in their relationship. She just used him and his feelings. Yuan Fei used him but Hao Ren, too, was not all that sincere to it either. He knew that her feelings were wishy-washy towards him and their relationship was more so of a contract that it was of one that was filled with love. He tried to turn her into the woman that he wants. And that’s really where the drama was most fault at. This was because there wasn’t really an intention for a love triangle to be created. Hao Ren did indeed complicate Yuan Fei and Hao Ren’s relationship but they were both just at most testing the waters with each other and used their relationship as a means of doing business with each other.
Ding Xiao En (Nita Lei) is just cray-cray over Jian Ren who she knows has his heart still lingering towards Yuan Fei. Despite that though she still persisted to be with Jian Ren even at the sacrifice of her dreams and wants. She was putting in the effort to love him but much like Yuan Fei using Hao Ren, Jian Ren used Xiao En with the only difference being that she willing allowed herself to be used. Xiao En is just head over heels for him but it only goes to show that a relationship will not work with just one side putting in the effort.
Oh Annie! Why must you keep kicking up boring dramas? Her last drama Love Around was also a bore to watch and Boysitter was much of a repeat of that. Watching Boysitter, I felt like Annie was playing the same character all over again. I saw the same character when I watched Love Around and here she was again putting on a repeat show. I guess this was another reason as to why I got bored with the drama. This plus the fact that she didn’t really share a chemistry with River. Part of this lies with them and part of this lies which the writing of the drama which didn’t allow them to spend time together which meant they were unable to develop a chemistry with each other.
Boysitter was such a letdown. The first ep was good but even so it already showed signs of not knowing where the go. The biggest problem was that Boysitter had no direction and no path to follow. I think it, too, got bored of the drama and just tried to work on extending the various relationships in order to fill the 15 eps.