The secret is out! It only took 18 episodes, but we are finally here. At last, a happy ending for Bromance. Kiss, kiss. Hug, hug.
It’s official. Wei Qingyang has become one of my favorite characters in Bromance. Cool but not cold. Caring but not overbearing. Observant but not intrusive. Loyal but not territorial. I may have been smidgen bothered by his eyeliner but that is water under the bridge now. He is perfect the way he is.
Pi Yanuo lies about her gender. Chu Zerui maintains her lie. Du Zifeng pretends he doesn’t know they are lying. Love makes them liars. Therefore, I am so happy when Bromance finally moves toward honesty (or at least their attempt at being honest.)
There is nothing like a real family reunion to wash away the nasty taste left behind by the fake sister incident. And like any real reunion, there are resentments, tears, and joy. One family is well on its way to a happy ending. Another may expect a river of tears.
I am so disappointed that Bromance faked out with an imaginary sister. The pumpkin encounter could’ve gone infinitely funnier if Pi Yanuo would just admit that she likes dressing up as a woman. THAT would’ve mess up Du Zifeng real good. He will not only have to content with being in love with a man, but also the fact that he is in love with a man who likes to cross-dress as a woman. Now, that is an emotional train wreck I would love to watch.
I understand the drama needs the imaginary sister to do the “he is so blind that he can’t even see his true love in front of him” story arc. But why go the conventional route when we can explore the wild wild west of her transvestite complex. Can you imagine how much more interesting that conversation could’ve gone?
“Bro, when I rescued you from near drowning, I was dressed as a girl. And when we were in the amusement park, you saw how hot I was as the fairy sister. So when my cousin Jing asked me to dress up as a woman, I thought why the hell not? By the way, can we hold hands and walk down that beautifully decorated street with Christmas lights?” Said Yanuo.
It’s all sort of wrong. Yet, I can’t help but being engrossed in the wrongness of it all. I’m talking about Pi Yanuo vs Du Zihan vs Du Zifeng. Bromance is messing with my understanding of sexual orientation.
Here are the facts:
1. Pi Yanuo is a woman.
2. She tells Du Zihan, “We will have no future together because I love men.”
3. Her parents echo the sentiment.
4. She proceeds to get up close and personal with Du Zifeng.
Now here are the twisted parts:
1. The Du siblings believe Pi Yanuo is a man.
2. Yanuo’s parents act ashamed for admitting that their daughter loves men.
Conclusion: Is Yanuo a woman who loves men, therefore straight? Or, is Yanuo a gay because she identifies herself as a man? I am so confused.
Bromance (愛上哥們) is about a woman who has been cross dressing as a man all her life because, according to a fortune teller, she will die (or other terrible fate) if she lives as a woman before she turned 26 years-old. Naturally, she meets her prince charming on the 99th day before her birthday. If she professes her love and he accepts, would that make him gay? And if he finds out she is not really a man, would he dump her like a hot potato? Ah, the dilemma…