This week’s episode of Fall in Love With Me has me feeling so frustrated it’s taking every ounce of self-control I have not to chuck my computer across the room. Seriously! I’m so annoyed right now and the only thing I can do is vent my frustration to the world so here I go…
Can I just start off by pointing out that Tian Xing has somehow managed to make his way from rich, entitled, spoiled jerk to noble, loveable, slightly tragic hero and I have to say, I love him for it. His transformation of character over the past thirteen episodes has been such that I now hold him in the highest regards. Even without his dual persona, Tian Xing has proven that he is every bit as kind and caring as Xiao Lu, which only proves what many of us have known for ages, that being that Xiao Lu and Tian Xing are one and the same. That being said, the work Tian Xing did this week to make that poor kid’s dream of meeting her brother come true should have been a pretty big clue to everyone around him that he’s not the massive jerk they all believe him to be but does that convince anyone? Of course not! Heaven forbid anyone in this drama sees Tian Xing as something more than an object to be possessed, manipulated, fought against or despised. Good grief! I don’t know that I’ve ever come across a hero antagonized by so many. It feels to me like Tian Xing is drowning in a sea of loneliness and there is no-one around to throw him a rope and that just makes me sad. He deserves better but all he’s met with is worse.
The people in Tian Xing’s life that should be offering the most love and support are the ones manipulating him the most. Lance, Huan Huan and their mother are pretty much three of the most awful family figures ever written and poor Tian Xing is completely helpless against them. He feels so obligated to do what he can to make them happy when in reality, he owes them nothing. Sure, they took him in after this parents’ death but that doesn’t give them the right to run his life. Does it? I’m pretty sure I’d be running for the hills before I let someone control me the way this family is controlling Tian Xing. I think what’s even worse is that the way this entire family has gone about manipulating Tian Xing behind his back is just underhanded and dirty. Lying about Huan Huan’s condition, forcing shares onto Tian Xing that not only corner Tian Xing into a position at Tian Ji from which he can’t escape but also enrage an already jealous Lance, it’s all just so wrong. Where do these people get off thinking they’re entitled to run every aspect of Tian Xing’s life? It’s so infuriating and the longer this drama goes on, the worse it gets!
Crazy thing is, Lance and Huan Huan’s family aren’t the only people who see Tian Xing as a threat and/or a nuisance. It’s not surprise everyone at OZ thinks Tian Xing is the villain but honestly, I think they’re holding onto their grudges a bit too long. It’s not like Tian Xing ever did anything bad while he was at OZ, in fact he did a whole lot to make it better. They wouldn’t be sitting so fat and happy with an overwhelming number of ads to work on if it weren’t for Tian Xing and yet, conveniently, no one can see that. Bunch of blind idiots! What I really don’t understand is how every staff member at OZ can be offended over something that really has nothing to do with the company and everything to do with Le Si’s personal life. The whole reason everyone at OZ is holding a grudge is because Le Si fell for Xiao Lu which means no one at OZ is actually professional enough to be able to separate business and pleasure. Big surprise! (Though when you think about it, Lance is doing the exact same thing which means he’s no better than anyone at OZ… Again, big surprise!) I really don’t understand how all of these children can be responsible enough to run a business (or businesses, when you add Lance into this mix) though now that I think about it, they’re not. Only Tian Xing has been mature enough to handle running two businesses simultaneously and both OZ and Tian Ji had better wisen up, really fast, or they’re both going to be out of luck when Tian Xing decides he’s had enough and splits for good.
Now I should probably wrap things up here but I’m going to ask that you humor me for a second as I go off on a little rant about the little girl in the hospital that Le Si decided she just had to take under her wing. Oh. My. Word. Talk about annoying! (And no, I’m not annoyed with the little girl, I’m annoyed with Le Si and her relentless need to be the doer of good deeds… GRRRR!) Why the heck does Le Si feel the need to stick her nose into everyone else’s business when she can’t even deal with her own? And why do the writers have to paint her as some saint when in reality she’s just plain annoying? And why does every stinking drama on the face of the planet have to paint cancer patients as sad and pathetic creatures who deserve nothing but pity from the rest of the world? And why on Earth would anyone in their right mind think that it was alright to capitalize on that poor girl’s pain? I got so mad when Lance and his crew followed Le Si when she ran after that poor little girl, cameras rolling, ready to catch this heart-warming moment, I seriously wanted to punch something. That girl has been through hell and OZ is there to capture her pain on film just to sell a stupid snack? And Le Si has the gall to call Tian Xing a monster… Please! The exploitation of this little girl is far more monstrous of an act than anything Tian Xing has done. /end rant/
So tell me, am I the only one flipping tables here or are there others out there just as frustrated with the way things are going? Is Tian Xing really as much of a hero as I think he is or does he deserve, at least to a degree, all that he’s going through at the moment? I know I didn’t even get a chance to discuss this but what did you think of Tian Xing’s confession to Le Si about his involvement with her brother’s death? I personally thought it would have put Tian Xing in a more favorable light but instead, Le Si seems even more determined to “take” OZ back. (Though someone really needs to remind her that it was she and her family who shoved that extra thirty percent of shares into Tian Xing’s lap.) What do you think about this “partnership” with Lance? I get the feeling Lance is up to something (When is he not?) but at this point, I’m not entire sure what it is. Any ideas? As always, I’d love to know what you’re thinking so be sure to leave me a comment below!
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