You know, the more of Fall in Love With Me I watch, the more I’m convinced Lu Tian Xing is the only character of merit, which is kind of bad, considering he started out as the worst of the bunch! Between a stubborn refusal to accept the truth and a whole new batch of lies, this week has me wondering if there’s actually a decent character in this entire drama!
So, last week I was hoping Tian Xing would have a chance to explain himself to Le Si and though she refused to give him the time of day, his insistence on following her home and explaining everything to both Le Si’s parents and the entire staff of OZ, won him the opportunity. Unfortunately for Tian Xing, all of the explaining in the world won’t do a bit of good when his entire audience is prejudiced against him. I will give Mama and Papa Tao credit for at least listening to most of what Tian Xing said before pointing their weapons in his general direction but still, they didn’t really give Tian Xing a chance to explain things fully. Once they got to the part where Tian Xing owns sixty percent of OZ’s stocks, they just decided to get angry again and I have to say, that frustrated me even more than it did Tian Xing. Do they not remember that they were the ones who shoved those stocks into Xiao Lu’s hands? I clearly remember him refusing to take the extra thirty percent, on more than one occasion, and yet they were the ones who refused to take “no” for an answer. They’re technically the ones responsible for Tian Xing having the majority of OZ’s stocks and yet they refuse to admit they’re the ones at fault. At least now we know where Le Si gets her stubbornness.
Speaking of which, Tian Xing made it perfectly clear that none of intentions were cruel or malicious or intentionally deceitful and you could tell that Le Si could understand that what Tian Xing was saying made perfect sense and yet she still refuses to accept that she’s as much responsible for her broken heart and hurt feelings as Tian Xing. There’s no way Le Si can deny that by desperately clinging to an absent Xiao Lu, she forced Tian Xing to bring him back and yet she insists on laying all the blame on Tian Xing because it’s infinitely easier to make him the bad guy than to admit her own fault. Way to go, jerk! Tian Xing has made it obvious from the very beginning that he loves Le Si and he’s done everything in his power to win her affections, including taking on an entirely different identity simply because it’s the side of him she fell in love with. The guy is willing to give up his entire way of life and live as someone else and you have the gall to tell him that all of your hurt feelings are his fault? I’m sorry but I just can’t accept that. Le Si has to step up and take some responsibility in all of this or I won’t be able to support her any longer.
Of course there aren’t a lot of people I’m supporting at this point. Lance has proven that he’s an absolute jerk and he’s manipulating both his sister and Tian Xing, just to get what he wants out of them. And here I thought Lance was such a loving brother… Turns out he’s actually an evil, conniving, manipulating, selfish jerk! Go figure! And then we have poor Huan Huan, whose entire future happiness relies on having Tian Xing by her side, even if it means giving up pretty much the rest of her life, just to live a lie. Talk about pathetic! Did Lance ever once consider that maybe Huan Huan doesn’t want to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair? Did he ever stop to think that maybe, just maybe, Huan Huan’s future happiness doesn’t lie in whether or not she has Tian Xing by her side but might actually have to do with her ability to live her life as a completely healthy and well individual? Perhaps one who can continue to pursue the career she loves? Wouldn’t Lance, as a brother, want his sister to get better more than he’d want to keep Tian Xing under his thumb? I would think that even if Lance didn’t stop to consider any of this, Huan Huan would at least have the guts to speak up for herself and point out that getting better is far more important than keeping Tian Xing by her side; but we are talking about a girl who tried to kill herself because she couldn’t have Tian Xing so maybe I’m expecting too much from Huan Huan. Now that I think about it, I probably am. Huan Huan seems to be the type of girl who doesn’t care how she gets her man, as long as she gets him which frankly, I find pathetic. One of these days, I hope Huan Huan realizes there so much more to life than having a man by her side.
Unfortunately, my list of annoying characters doesn’t stop there. Leo has proven time and time again that he’s a punk and this week, he does it again! I’m sorry but making your confession while the woman you love is freaking out because she feels responsible for another woman’s life-altering injury, is just not cool. Le Si’s in complete hysterics once she learns Huan Huan will never walk again and that’s the time Leo decides to confess? Really? And Le Si’s just supposed to calmly take that all in? Like hearing Leo loves her is supposed to make up for the fact Huan Huan is going to be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life? (And yes, we know that she’s not actually going to be in that wheelchair forever but Le Si and Leo don’t know that.) Leo, can you please stop being such a dork? Please? You’re killin’ me Smalls! I think Le Si’s lack of response at that particular moment was simply her way of dealing with an overload of emotions. When you can’t process, you shut down and that seems to be Le Si’s case, or at least it better be because if she’s even remotely contemplating what Leo just told her, she’s as bad, if not worse than he is! And then we have Miao Miao and Gai Xian who are just as bad as ever! Miao Miao with her constant teasing and Gai Xian and his overall creepiness. They’re such a weird pair and they’re making life miserable for their poor Tian Ji counterparts which I don’t find funny at all. Just let these poor people be and go be weird together!
As I said in the beginning, Tian Xing is the only person not annoying me at the moment. He’s doing all he can to make his actions clear to everyone, he’s doing his best to help OZ stay afloat, he’s taking crap from everyone without saying a word, he’s being loyal to Huan Huan and trying to help her as much as possible, he’s taken full responsibility for Huan Huan’s accident and feels the weight of it, he’s submitted to his “aunt” and allowed himself to be put back under Tian Ji’s thumb because he feels it’s the “right” thing to do and he’s trying to make Le Si understand that everything he’s done in the past was in an attempt to make her happy. Honestly, I don’t know how much longer Tian Xing can deal with all of this before he cracks. You know he’s got to reach a point of frustration sometime and if he doesn’t find some way to vent, he’s going to explode! At least Uncle Fu tried to lighten Tian Xing’s burden when he tried to make Le Si see reason, speaking to her on Tian Xing’s behalf but it didn’t do much good. Poor Tian Xing! Someone needs to give that man a hug!
So, now that I’ve rambled on for an eternity, I’ll hand things over to you and ask what you thought of this week’s episode of Fall in Love With Me. Were you as frustrated with people as I was or did you see their actions in a different light? As always, I’d love to know what you’re thinking so be sure to leave me a comment below!
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