The Other Man

(Photo Credit : Mpawards)
(Photo Credit : Mpawards)

Boy meets Girl.

Nagkahiritan.  Nagkahulugan.  Nagkadenyan.  Sinalihan ng mga Kontrabida.  Nagmala- You and Me against the world na style. Nagkatuluyan.  The END.-fin-.

Ganyan ang malimit na flow ng story sa majority ng mga Japanese/Korean/Taiwanese dramas na napapanood natin nowadays.  (I think even our local television series follows the same trend.)

May mayamang guy at mahirap na babae (or the other way around)

Insensitive, arogante, selfish si lead actor.  Naive,mabait si lead actress.

Mayroon ding parehong palaban at mainitin ang ulo kaya malimit na magclash ang personalities.

-the usual plot-

Hep.Hep.Hep.

I’m not going to talk about the leads of the story now.  Liko tayo nang konti to meet the person who had always been on the sideline.  Yung taong always na lang na tagasalo ni Lead Actress, yung mala Knight in the Shining Armor in times of need…

Let’s all meet THE OTHER MAN.

THE SECOND MAN sa story.

Think about:

*HUA ZE LEI (played by Vic Zhou in Meteor Garden)

*YOON JI HOO (played by Kim Hyun Joong in Boys over Flowers)

*HANAZAWA RUI ( played by Shun Oguri in Hanayori Dango)

{ I needed to mention all 3 characters para walang makalimutan}
*DYLAN (played by Baron Chen in Fated to Love You)
*PRINCE YANGMYUNG (played by Jung Il -Woo in  The Moon Embracing The Sun)
*CHOI GANG-HYUK a.k.a PILLAR ( played by Lee Ki-Woo in Flower Boy Ramen Shop)
*SHUICHI NAKATSU (played by Ikuta Toma in Hana-Kimi)
*KANG SHIN WOO (played by Jeong Yong-Hwa in You’re Beautiful)
{Nahalata na ba na wala na akong ginawa kundi ang manood ng drama? Addict mode}
Oh well. So far, these characters made a mark because they’ve been the PERFECT description of THE SECOND MAN.
Sino nga ba and Second Man?
Siya yung “THE OTHER GUY” (as what I’ve said earlier). Siyempre para mas maganda yung twist  ng story eh kailangan yung character gaya na para mas mabigyang kulay yung love story ng dalawang bida.   Siya yung mas sensitive sa feelings ni bidang girl.

Mature, Maunawain, Supportive, Selfless.
 Kapag on the rocks yung dalawang bida eh siya yung tagapunas ng luha ni lead actress, tagapayo, hingahan ng sama ng loob at taga alo.  In every way he can, he tries to make the woman he loves happy and does everything to make life bearable for her.  Sa piling niya eh hindi umiiyak si lead actress dahil hindi niya ito binibigyan ng rason para lumuha(naks).  Kahit alam niyang may ibang itinitibok ang puso ni babae eh sige pa din siya sa pagbibigay.  Hindi siya yung mala-desperate suitor ang drama  na pilit pinaghihiwalay ang mga bida para mapasakanya ang babae.  Kontento na siyang may magawa para sa babaeng mahal niya kahit walang inaasahang kapalit.
In short..
Siya na sana ang PERFECT MAN.
But in the end..SIYA DIN YUNG NAGPARAYA para magkatuluyan si lead actor at lead actress.
(Aminin mo, may times na nainis ka sa mga script writers ng tv series na pinanood mo kasi feeling mo eh mas karapat-dapat si second man sa pag-ibig ni lead actress kaysa sa bidang lalaki,  di ba?)
But you know what, I’ve realized (due to all the dramas I’ve been watching lately) that the existence of the second man shows us that when things aren’t meant to be, then they’re just not meant to be kahit ano pang gawin.  Kahit gaano pa kaperpekto yung second guy, even if he is capable of giving the “perfect”love eh hindi pa rin siya yung nananalo in the end.
Why?
Because “BEING PERFECT IS NOT ENOUGH”  to win the love of someone.
Hindi nga yata natuturuan ang puso kung sino ang dapat nitong mahalin.
( oh di ba, bongga, may lesson in life ding nahihita sa kapapanood ko ng mga Asian Dramas)

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  7. Bitin siya but right to the point.

    “Being perfect is not enough. And hindi natin matuturuan ang puso natin kung sino ang gusto nitong mahalin.”

    Nice. 🙂

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