The best thing about a Taiwanese drama is that as you watch a single episode, you’re taken through an entire range of emotions that most other drams take you weeks to get through and this week’s episode of Fall in Love With Me is no exception… I laughed, I cried and my heart went pit-a-pat on more than one occasion!
So let’s start off with the hilarious, shall we? Oh my goodness! The facial expressions Xiao Lu makes as he listening to everyone around him bash Lu Tian Xing are absolutely hilarious! If anyone actually bothered to notice the way Xiao Lu cringes and grimaces every time someone bad-mouths Tian Xing or smacks his picture at the OZ office, they’d know in an instant that Xiao Lu and Tian Xing are the same person. He’s so completely obvious and yet, miraculously, no one ever bothers to notice! I’m sure that some people might find this obtuseness annoying but I find it fantastic because it means we get countless shots of Xiao Lu derping and that cracks me up! I did finally pick up on a vibe from Leo that makes me think that he’s slowly starting to suspect Xiao Lu of being more than just a poor part-timer but it’s probably going to take ages before he confronts Xiao Lu on this score.
I’m actually really curious to see who figures out Xiao Lu’s identity first. I know we’re only three episodes into a thirty episode drama so it’s going to take FOR.EV.ER to get to that point but I’m already dying to see what happens when Xiao Lu’s cover is blown. I have a feeling it’s going to be super-dramatic and I can’t wait! (I know, I’m terrible aren’t I?) Until then, I’ll keep myself satisfied with what will undoubtedly be an endless supply of nearly blown covers which will all be as equally entertaining as watching Xiao Lu transform into Tian Xing in the backseat of his car!
As entertaining as I find Tian Xing masquerading as Xiao Lu, I really like Tian Xing when he’s just being himself. I know that’s he’s being called all sorts of names by Le Si and the others but I don’t really find him to be that much of a jerk because what he’s doing, in his own ornery way, is helping Le Si become a better person and I like that. Le Si seems to be the type of person that really thrives on challenges and her stubborn streak is finally being put to good use as she tries to prove herself to Tian Xing. Already Le Si has learned several valuable lessons from Tian Xing that have helped her with their current job and I have a feeling she’s only going to learn more as this story progresses. I love that Tian Xing, as Xiao Lu, can see when Le Si is starting to become comfortable again and uses that to perfectly time when to step in as Tian Xing and stir things up again. Not only does this spur Le Si on, it provides us with all kinds of fantastic tension between Le Si and Tian Xing when they meet, that makes my heart start fluttering like crazy. (And someone, please tell me I’m not the only one who finds this tension fantastic!)
Of course there are times when Le Si and Xiao Lu are together that my heart starts fluttering as well. I have to admit, when Le Si tripped and Xiao Lu caught her, my heart skipped a beat but what I really loved was watching Xiao Lu turn the camera onto Le Si as they were filming the commercial. Oh my word! Talk about some serious flirting! As if all the hints everyone were dropping this week about Xiao Lu and Le Si’s “special” relationship weren’t enough, let’s just throw Xiao Lu’s obvious admiration of Le Si in, just to make sure we’re all completely convinced that he’s falling for her. Naturally this means that both Xiao Lu are going to be completely oblivious to the fact that they have feelings for each other while everyone else on the face of the planet is going to know. Oh the joys of life in T-Dramaland!
Oh, and while we’re on the subject of the commercial, can I just say that I was on the verge of tears the entire time they were filming that thing? I mean seriously! If all Taiwanese commercials are that good, Hallmark should be watching and taking notes! Good grief! What a way to tug on those heartstrings people! I think OZ made a winner with that commercial but I have a feeling it’s not going to be a very long-lived celebration. I have no idea what all of those mysterious phone calls were about at the end of this week’s episode (and I refuse to look up any sort of teaser or spoiler because I hate having the surprise ruined) but I have a feeling things are going to fall apart again and soon. I mean, don’t they kind of have to if Tian Xing/Xiao Lu is going to continue to be the hero that saves the day? I have a feeling Xiao Lu will be donning his superhero cape again soon and I think it’s going to push him and Se Li that much closer to realizing their feelings for each other. (Yay!)
So now it’s your turn to tell me what you thought of this week’s episode of Fall in Love With Me. What do you think of Xiao Lu/Tian Xing? How long do you think Tian Xing will be able to get away with pretending to be Xiao Lu? What do you think of Tian Xing and Se Li? Are you enjoying their tension-filled relationship as much as I am? I’d love to know what you’re thinking so be sure to leave mea comment below!
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