And You are My Glory episode 1 is out! I’m actually pretty excited to watch this.
After checking out the trailer. I mean it’s Dilraba and Yang Yang on the screen! After finishing Go Go Squid a few years ago, it’s been awhile since I found another sweet romantic, modern cdrama.
I really hope this one is good.
You Are My Glory Episode 1 Recap Highlights:
- Qiao Jing Jing becomes the rising topic on social media but for the wrong reasons
- Yu Tu has issues of his own that he’s been debating on
- Mobile gaming bootcamp!
Without further adieu, let’s jump into the recap for You Are My Glory episode 1!
Introduction of the Two Main Characters
Shanghai, National Aerospace Research Institute
Guan Zai and Yu Tu wait patiently as their presentation is deliberated.
They’ve said everything they could.
The decision is with the other end.
Several minutes pass and the decision is made.
But it’s not in their favor.
The board decided NOT to go with their proposal. It was innovative and thought-compelling.
Yet it’s still not enough.
Yu Tu can’t help but hang his head down after hearing the decision.
Later, his manager tries to comfort him while asking why his mood has been down so lately.
It’s been about 3 months or so.
Hmm, I wonder what he’s worrying about?
When Yu Tu leaves work for the day, he gazes longingly at the sky above. Looking like he’s been debating about a tough decision for months.
Meanwhile, in another place, fans wave their signs with enthusiasm as they wait for their beloved rising star.
Qiao Jing Jing.
She’s the winner of this year’s Best Actress award.
After Qiao Jing Jing heads home for the day after work, her manager brings up her phone.
With several social media rumors about how Qiao Jing Jing was rejected by a fellow classmate back in high school. And how her beauty is fake.
It’s due to plastic surgery.
But thankfully Qiao Jing Jing’s fans come to her rescue.
Citing various other facts instead.
Her manager is still curious though and wonders if that was true back in the day.
Qiao Jing Jing plays it cool and admits being rejected after confessing.
Vaguely recalling her crush in the past.
Yu Tu. Do you have a moment? Can I ask you a question? – Qiao Jing Jing
Sure, go ahead. – Yu Tu
If you don’t have a girl right now, what about me? – Qiao Jing Jing
I’m sorry but I’m looking for someone who can work hard with me towards the future. – Yu Tu
As the flashback ends, Qiao Jing Jing thinks about how her other friend told her about Yu Tu’s broken relationship.
Because it turns out that girl didn’t keep working hard alongside him.
While THIS girl is rich, famous and hasn’t forgotten about you!
But you can never go back to the past. So Qiao Jing Jing brushes it off and tries to rest her eyes.
While she can on the trip home.
A Reputation to Protect
Qiao Jing Jing barely gets some shut-eye until her manager roughly shakes her awake.
Sticking a mobile phone game in front of her.
Did she play Honor of Kings?
Because there are several online game playthroughs of Qiao Jing Jing’s avatar dying every single time.
It’s quite sad really.
Qiao Jing Jing had NO idea her account had a recording option turned on. Her manager now has to do damage control.
Because her Weibo account is now exploding. With #fake gamer.
And because Qiao Jing Jing is an ambassador of the game, she has a reputation to protect.
But the timing is too suspicious. As Qiao Jing Jing’s renewal contract with Honor of Kings is coming up soon.
Before they can consider who has the motive, a call arrives from the company who created Honor of Kings.
They want to know why a certain topic has been trending.
Qiao Jing Jing will issue a social media post to explain why her gameplay was bad (experimenting with an unfamiliar character) BUT it’s best if she participates in an upcoming competition.
In about a month.
It will be a casual match.
But Qiao Jing Jing will be able to show off some of her skills.
As the game’s ambassador.
She won’t be alone as she can choose a professional player to play with her in a team match.
Alex hopes Qiao Jing Jing can live up to her reputation.
Honor of Kings Leveling Bootcamp
After Qiao Jing Jing finishes up her recent acting job, her manager introduces her to a new gaming coach.
Her manager’s husband.
-___- good luck Qiao Jing Jing!
Ah Guo has utter confidence that Qiao Jing Jing can level up her skills within a month.
So he starts explaining the rules and how to play.
As well as the various characters characteristics.
He highly suggests Qiao Jing Jing to play a support character.
Because it’s the easiest to learn.
Then it’s time for hands-on training.
Soon it’s apparent that Qiao Jing Jing is not good at playing support.
They keep trying and Qiao Jing Jing’s manager checks on them later.
Ah Guo reports that Qiao Jing is not… bad at some of the support characters like Cai Wenji and a few others.
But at least they were able to write off others that she was terrible at.
It takes time.
Tomorrow Qiao Jing Jing has an ad promo to shoot so she’ll take a break.
But she plans on playing a bit on her own phone with an alternative account.
Because she’s used to her phone.
A Familiar Account Name
That night Qiao Jing Jing makes an alternate account and decides to jump into a team match. But she sees a friend online.
Because she used one of her old social media accounts to sign up.
It’s Yu Tu aka Jade Rabbit.
Qiao Jing Jing can’t help but recall how much effort she had to go through to friend Yu Tu online.
Searching online for aerospace forums and pretending to be a fellow forum user from Space Fans.
And changing her user profile to be “Hand-picked Stars”.
With a bright moon as the user profile picture.
And it was a success!
She almost forgot about this.
Going back to the mobile game, Qiao Jing Jing sees that Yu Tu has invited her to team game.
But it’s probably a mistake because her account is BRAND NEW.
However, she’s going to go with it anyways.
As revenge for bothering her 10 years later.
More like can’t forget about him, hahahaha XD
Recalling the advice from Ah Guo earlier in the day, she plays as support. And decides to follow the marksman character.
Who just happens to be Yu Tu.
Qiao Jing Jing is so happy that she starts making a little song.
I’m a little Cai Wenji ~
Wo mei tian mei mei de ~ (only the chinese verse rhymes a little, English translation: Everyday I look fabulous.
I went to a new valley with my new skin/outfit ~
I look to the left and look to the right ~
I’m super jolly today ~
Even if the marksman dies 100 times ~
I’m not worried at all ~
She’s so cute singing this song!!! ^^
Qiao Jing Jing dies within minutes of the game but Yu Tu performs a multi-kill.
Then in the next match he carries her so she wins the next one.
And the next one.
Maybe Yu Tu is actually a professional player at this game?
She gets invited to the next round of matches too by another player of the team. But this time around, Yu Tu plays another character.
With equal skill.
As they are all on voice chat, Yu Tu comments that this is just his normal gameplay.
Omigosh! Qiao Jing Jing is super cute! And I thought this first episode did a nice job slowly easing us into the main characters.
And the background of her past with Yu Tu.
Long-standing crush. XD
She’s definitely not over him yet.
Yu Tu also seems like he has problems of his own. According to his manager, he’s been mulling over it for the past 3 months. I wonder what that could be?
Well now that Qiao Jing Jing knows Yu Tu is super good at this mobile game, she’s going to recruit him for help! That was already in the synopsis so I’m not a mind reader!
I can’t wait to see their relationship blossom!
What are your thoughts on You Are My Glory episode 1?
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