Sorry, for being totally MIA these past few weeks. Class has been horrid but I’m finally back!
Since I didn’t have time to write about episode 6, I’ll just add some of my thoughts on the past episode. (This is written before watching episode 7) I love Gao Zhe Xuan. I love his “I take no shit from anyone” attitude about life, but I dislike how he is portrayed in his love for Xiao Shu. It was pretty obvious that he was going to confess to her. I really want to know how she reacts to it. I feel like she might accept him especially now that she thinks that Zhou Zhen has a girlfriend. But I also don’t want for her to be with Gao Zhe Xuan. He is a really sweet guy who truly cares for her, but it’s obvious she loves Zhou Zhen even if she won’t admit it. I would hate for her to basically lead Gao Zhe Xuan on. Ok, so after that hellish cliffhanger of an episode 6, let’s move onto episode 7.
The only thing I can say about the post-confession scene is, “wow.” On one hand, I feel totally bad for Zhou Zhen. I mean, he adopted this lost puppy face after she left him. How can anyone not sympathize with that?
But on the other hand, I am glad that Xiao Shu just ended it and did not lead him on. Or use him as some sort of emotional scapegoat.
This is also the scene where my love for Gao Zhe Xuan wavered. I felt that he was being selfish. He was trying to completely overwhelm Xiao Shu with his unabashed love for her even though it was obvious that she was completely uncomfortable with the situation. He appears to be the super sensitive male trope of dramas, which is why I don’t understand why he wasn’t in tune with her feelings at all. Why didn’t he notice how uncomfortable she was with the situation? If he really cared about her he would have stopped talking. Instead of just halting his words AFTER she left him.
This scene made me laugh because this was basically me all last week as I scrambled to finish my 10 page historiography paper. And Zhou Zhen was my roommate as he hovered over me, wondering if I would suddenly go crazy and rip open the sofa.
I really liked this scene though. I love the sibling love dynamics. Growing up as an only child always made me wonder what having a sibling was like. I always wanted an older brother. (And still kind of do). He obviously cares very deeply for his sister and is willing to work hard to help her succeed. But seriously who looks that good after an all-nighter? I wanna live in tv land so badly!
“May I have this dance, madame?” “Oh my, I’m feeling quite faint with nerves”
Stop! Stop, Xiao Shu, just stop. Urg. Sometimes, I truly hate dramatic irony. Seriously, PMS? The fall back excuse for all period suffering people.
That restaurant scene was pretty frustrating. Sometimes I really don’t know how I feel about Xiao Shu’s methods. It is good that she stands up for what she believes in and is willing to raise her voice, not many people are brave enough to do that. On the other hand, she does worm her way into issues that do not particularly concern her. Yes, it was wrong of Zhou Zhen’s father to do that, but he did pay for those tables. That does not instantly make that right; it is just an important fact to bring up. But I do have to say Xiao Shu’s sassy nature was pretty applaud worthy, the end of the argument totally made me do a sassy snap.
I really like the idea of Ying Ying and Gao Zhe Xuan as a couple. I have this weakness for the whole “opposites attract” pairings, but they can’t just be different for me to fangirl over them. Oh no, they need some sort of ability to complete each other. I think this picture completely classifies their personalities. Gao Zhe Xuan is a completely stiff-backed, stubborn guy and Ying Ying is this stubborn and lively girl. Gao Zhe Xuan can teach her some stuff and Ying Ying can help Gao Zhe Xuan lighten up. The fact that both of them are stubborn also helps a lot. Though they do fight neither of them would be walked all over by the other one.
The fact that Gao ZheXuan gives Ying Ying this winner of a look after she faints just shows how much he trusts her now and just how much of a leap he can make in his perception of her. Can’t wait to see him slowly fall for her!
Let’s just take some time to appreciate the Little Prince coffee sleeve
I’m glad that Gao Zhe Xuan caught Xiao Shu lying to him. Him understanding that she really is not that interested is truly the best way to end it all. I mean it was sad to see him so heartbroken butI hate that he’s hurting, but the earlier it is ended the better. I know that Xiao Shu feels bad but she really should not have been sending him food, they really should distance themselves as much as any people working together can.
And finally that girlfriend/boyfriend thing was resolved! I hate it when they have misunderstandings like that and the female protagonist keeps moppingly dragging it out. Sure that is more true to life, but this is a drama and I want my romance ASAP! Also, Zhou Zhen is obviously very happy that he finally understands the arbitrary cold shoulder.
And that shopping scene just made me miss Taiwan so badly for the little boutiques and stores.
And finally, the outdoor school scene. Damn you Taiwanese dramas for dangling a cute moment in front of me and then ruining it with a painful scene.
Oh, but looking at the previews for next week, there might be a pseudoconfession. Uh. Can’t wait!!
More from the LOVE AROUND Drama Club!
Episode 7 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 6 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 5 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 4 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 3 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 2 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
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