Love Around Episode 14 Recap

Okay, when I heard that Love Around was extended to 20 eps my heart mood immediately plummeted. I was so excited that this drama was going to end soon but hearing that news shortened my happiness. I guess I was the only one having this reaction because a lot of netizens were going ballistic hearing of this news. Seriously, those people must be living in another planet to think that this drama is worth an extension. No kidding. This drama is crap but there are actually people out there who think it is good. What is on the mind of these people!? How can they think that this drama is good in the slightest sense? I guess everyone has their opinions or maybe I just don’t see the goodness from this drama?

I guess many of you must be wondering why I continue to watch and recap this drama when I feel this way. Well, once I start a drama I must finish it. I just have to or else it would feel incomplete for me. Since I saw the opening of it, I must see how it all concludes.

I was really busy this week so this recap will be shorter than usual. Needless to say, this ep was well and truly under standard. Again, it was bland and boring. It is just a repeat of what has already happened in previous eps. Actually, each ep is a repeat of each other. This drama has lost all thoughts of creativity, resulting to the same tactics over and over again. 

Xiao Shu senses that there is something bothering Zhou Zhen to make him feel unhappy. He tells her that he is okay.

Zhou Zhen thinks about the journey that he has been on with Xiao Shu. Daddy Zhou has a talk with him to sort out his relationship woos. Zhou Zhen blames himself for causing Xiao Shu her pain. His father tells him otherwise but he counters that it is his fault if he chooses to continue dating her. So he decides that it will be better if he pushes her away.

Ying Ying coincidentally bumps into Zhe Xuan while he is on his run. She leads him to meet a fortune teller who she bribed to give a fake reading. The fortune teller tells them that Zhe Xuan is Ying Ying’s Mr. Right. Zhe Xuan doesn’t believe this and lets Ying Ying know that he has someone else in his heart.

There is a new employee at the station, Qian Pei Ni (Qian Bai Yu).

Zhou Zhen gets a call letting him know that Dr. Chen is at Japan. He books a ticket to fly over there.

Xiao Shu invites Zhou Zhen to go seafood shopping with her. As they leave the seafood market, she spots that his vest has ripped. She sews it up while he goes to buy drinks. He returns and is touched seeing her sew patch up his best. They go for lunch. She apologises for having neglected him. She gets up on stage and dedicates the song I Love You by Elleya Tao to him. He watches her performance emotionally.

Mummy Liang spends her birthday with her family and Zhe Xuan. Xiao Shu comments on how Zhou Zhen seems to be hiding something from her. Mummy Liang tells her to deliver some soup to Zhou Zhen tomorrow.

Zhou Zhen can’t bear it to break up with Xiao Shu.

Zhe Xuan advises Xiao Shu to give Zhou Zhen some time.

Turns out that Pei Ni is Zhou Zhen’s friend and that was under his direction for Pei Ni to work at the station. She questions why he wants her to work at the station. He tells her that the station is lacking a capable business member.

Xiao Shu goes to deliver Zhou Zhen her mother’s soup. However, she spots Zhou Zhen sending a girl off. She follows him to the airport and confronts him about it. He tells her that the girl she saw was his ex-girlfriend and they have decided to get back together. He takes this opportunity to break up with her. She cries and he cries.

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My Opinion:

My opinion is still same week after week and you should probably all know how I feel about it by now. Boooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggggggggggggggggg. *Yawns*

Seriously just Zhou Zhen and Xiao Shu needs to either break-up or stay together! Stop dragging the drama on already! I have had enough of watching them settle in this jelly-like stage. It either needs to collapse of solidify. I can’t even feel anything for this couple except for frustration, and it is not even frustration watching them stepping over boundaries to get together but it my own frustation for having to deal with watching this couple. Urghhh!

The best thing that came out of this ep was hearing George Hu speaking English. I always get excited hearing foreign actors speak English, and I have no idea why. He has perfect English, not that I expected anything less from him considering he was raised in the States.

This drama would be off ending at 15 eps, but no, it has to get extended not one or two eps but five whole eps. That’s five extra eps of dragginess!

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5 thoughts on “Love Around Episode 14 Recap

  1. Rowanmdm September 17, 2013 at 10:24 am Reply

    I hadn’t heard that this got an extension, and my first reaction was “what plot do they have to extend?” I really enjoyed this at first since we don’t get tons of shows where the romantic relationship grows out of friendship, plus having two functioning, loving families has been so nice, but recent episodes are killing it for me. One of the things I was loving about this show is that there weren’t any ridiculous relatives who are mean for no reason, but Papa Xiao has taken on that role. I get him being upset about his son’s death, but his over-the-top reaction would be more appropriate if it had been a murder. It was an accident, caused partially by him! Yes, it was horrible and all, but his reactions are over the top. I also felt like this was a filler episode. I have no idea what they’re going to do to extend the plot for 5 whole eps without resorting to an amnesia storyline or something equally cliched. ~Sigh~ I hate it when shows I originally loved go down the drain.

    • misscupcakees September 17, 2013 at 6:19 pm Reply

      Ahahaha, I know, I know! I have no idea where they can go with this any more. In fact, I had this exact feeling some episodes back. LOL, maybe they will result to amnesia? Who knows! I honestly do not know how else this drama can continue on. It is just very bland and has lost all sense of direction.

  2. Leigh September 20, 2013 at 5:59 pm Reply

    The acting is great, especially Geo’s, but the writers are failing in epic style. My belief is that to cover up his guilt, papa Liang has taken on the evil role. Maybe the blind ex gf will serve her purpose to show ZZ how silly he’s being towards XS. The part I really hated was the fact that GH had to act cruel…must be the writer had bad break ups himself/herself. Spoiled the whole drama. Too bad because the actors have done well…something is missing, what is it??? Thanks for the recaps.

    • misscupcakees September 20, 2013 at 6:25 pm Reply

      I actually don’t find the acting great. The drama’s lack of direction does not allow for the actors to act to their full potential. It also does not help that their characters are weakly written.

      Urgggghhhhhhhhh, this drama went downhill ever since ep 3 kicked in.

  3. Leigh September 23, 2013 at 8:38 pm Reply

    to me whether they are acting intense or bland, it is still acting. Tried acting and it isn’t easy to act either way. Seeing GH act annoyed is kinda interesting because in all the BTS, he is very remorseful or funny, when the director calls “Cut.” I think the writers haven’t delved into the characters too deeply, too hard to do when the drama is short like 15 or 20 episodes. The comedy parts reminded me of Shakespeare, added to lighten the heavy parts. So with that in mind, I’m sticking to it to see how the writers redeem themselves. Personally, I wish they XS and ZZ don’t get together in the end. Lol! This may seem odd, but in some of the scenes in the drama—they seem to be “acting out” how they really feel about each other, ambiguous because of all the rumors we hear.

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