Spoiler Zone: Someday Or One Day Episodes 5 & 6

Welcome to the Spoiler Zone, everyone!

This is for those of you who want to discuss spoilers, from a “I’ve seen the show and WOW now I’m noticing all these other details in retrospect” sort of angle.

Here’s a Spoiler Zone for you to dig as deep as you’d like, into spoiler territory, WITHOUT the need for spoiler tags or other warnings.

My only request is, PLEASE BE EXTRA MINDFUL OF WHERE YOU ARE COMMENTING. Meaning, please don’t get mixed up, and start talking spoilers in the Open Thread, which could seriously mar the watch experience for a new viewer, OR, a viewer who would really prefer to have the rewatch feel as fresh as possible.

Other than that, READER BEWARE: SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

For the main discussion of episodes 5 & 6, which only deals with spoilers up to the point of the group watch, go here.

ENJOY YOUR SPOILER ZONE, MY FRIENDS! ❤️

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CarpControl
CarpControl
5 months ago

Question:
Are Wang Quan Sheng and Li Zi Wei really the same guy? Especially with what we know already from the future episodes?

I actually DO think WQS & LZW are played very differently & distinctly by the actor, almost to the point they can be two different people, altogether.
And no, not because the writers want to make us question our sanity. But because, if you think back… are you the same person as you were, 5 years ago? 10 or even 15 years back? No, right? And would we be the same people we are now, if we were to magically see into our future one fine day, and have the gift of hindsight? Also, no.

I think the themes of positive growth & transformation are very beautifully captured in the writing of SD1D. Meeting a college friend after 7 years, made me realize just HOW much we underestimate time (& a change of perspective) in completely transforming a person.

The subtle (yet sometimes glaring) differences between LZW & WQS have been depicted SO beautifully, a BIG kudos to the actor & the writers who worked out the nuanced delivery of the ‘two sides of the same coin‘.💖 So different, yet still the same! :’)

Last edited 5 months ago by CarpControl
merij1
merij1
5 months ago
Reply to  CarpControl

Isn’t it the same person but a different body? At least at first.

Years after the high school time frame, a young gay man commits suicide. Wasn’t his body then taken over?

And isn’t the limp because at some later point he had to go back into his original body, badly damaged in a car crash?

Oh my poor head. None of it is making sense anymore.

eda harris
eda harris
5 months ago
Reply to  merij1

Oh my poor head. None of it is making sense anymore. that is why i am not rewatching it, it drove me crazy the first time(not too many productions do this to me), felt like a huge ball of yarn that a few cats played with it, completely tangled yarn and i am not able to untangle it. yaiks! on top of it, the FL unceremoniously dumped the Ml and did not allow him to follow her to china, where she took the job. so what’s up with her misery and uncontrollable suffering and longing for him, while she anyway did not intend to have a life or relationship with him. it seemed like she was done with him, while he was alive and ready to marry her. somehow, did not feel right… just annoyed me. of course greg hsu is a cutesy in almost everything i have seen him, unfortunately all that i did see of him did not stay with me, not because of him but the movies or dramas he’s in.

merij1
merij1
5 months ago
Reply to  eda harris

Actually it all made sense to me when I watched it. It’s just that time has passed and now I’m confused.

There were only two plot moves that frustrated me, which is not too bad for shows that last this many hours.

The first one is the one you mentioned about her leaving for China without him. After further reflection, however, I decided that was an impulsive decision that she probably would’ve reconsidered a few days later. Course it was too late by then.

However there was a glaring case of character idiocy for which I have still have not forgiven the writers: after waiting all those years to get back with her, and knowing how much she needs him, the ML taunts the psychopath as he’s walking away, basically saying you have to kill me or else I’ll tell everyone who you are. So of course he is killed, leaving the FL alone and at great risk.

That was ridiculous.

Actually, just before that, FL Allows the psychiatrist to come into their apartment, unannounced at night, despite already knowing he is the brother of the killer. And then while talking to her boyfriend, doesn’t bother to mention that this guy is in the apartment with her. Also ridiculous.

eda harris
eda harris
5 months ago
Reply to  merij1

ya, frustration was my reaction to this drama. and if as you say it was an impulse decision, one must still be responsible for a decision made, impulse or no impulse. don’t we all make impulse decisions at some points in life, and we have to live with them. but in this case… since the whole drama is about her unimaginable grief of losing him, if indeed the love was so deep and intense, and powerful, a bond so strong that now she can not let go, it seems unreasonable that she simply gave up on him towards a NEW LIFE IN CHINA. really? so the whole drama that is built on that LOVE, is… where is it? sorry, there are a lot of unrealistic, illogical and so on features in these dramas, but this one is simply “ridiculous” as you say, or idiotic as i would say. sorry, again.

Snow Flower
Snow Flower
5 months ago

Another question about Class Monitor guy. Has the switcheroo with his little bro (who is Yu Xuan’s psychologist in 2019) already occurred? His facial expression after looking at the secretly taken photographs of Yun Ru suggested that he had more on his mind than an awkward interest in the girl.

merij1
merij1
5 months ago
Reply to  Snow Flower

As I recall, it wasn’t a single switcheroo. At the very least there were two, since he was interrupted in the future before he could complete the murder the first time.

And it wasn’t younger brother as a young person — although younger brother was already a psychopath — but rather younger brother as an adult who went back in time using the Walkman cassette to take over his older brother’s body.

I think he only knew about the time travel/body seizing opportunity from the counseling sessions, but I’m not sure.