Apparently the last SETTV Sunday night drama Deja Vu ended this past weekend, and I say apparently because all I heard were viewers railing at the ending nonsense but I didn’t watch it myself. Or maybe folks are pissed at the process, or like me, pissed that this entire dreck of a drama even existed in the first place so that a prime time slot got wasted for four months. Up next is Fall in Love with Me (Chinese title 愛上兩個我 Fall in Love with Two of Me), a drama that for all intents and purposes was merely a reunion vehicle for Aaron Yan and Puff Guo after their popular pairing last year in Just You (Chinese title 就是要你愛上我 Just Want to Make You Fall in Love with Me). If the similar sounding titles don’t give away the redux vibe, the drama stills and previews literally bash us over the head with it even if this time around Puff is off being happily pretend married to Heechul so Aaran needs to make do with Tia Li instead.
While neither Puff nor Tia will win any acting awards in their lifetime, Puff is actually animated and can occasionally be charming to watch. Puff was hideously screechy as befits her antagonist character in Miss Rose, but in Just You everything clicked and she was adorable even if overacting most of the time. Tia is just a complete fail thus far, I haven’t seen her actually succeed at any type of character, where antagonist (Office Girls), best friend (Miss Rose), or even cosplaying a maid (Hayate the Combat Butler). To give her a leading lady role is a huge leap of faith, and based on the previews I’m ready to call it already – FAIL. She is so stiff and most of her stiffness comes from the way she says her dialogue (like. reading. in. a. monotone. from. a. phone. book), with a bit from a face that doesn’t have a natural inclination to move. Whether this drama works or not, it’s premiering this Sunday on SETTV so check it out for real or trainwreck potential.
Poor Aaron is stuck playing a ridiculous two-fer of a character, by day he’s marketing wunderkind Lu Tian Xing, by night he’s marketing intern Xiao Lu, and everyone in the drama believes that the two men look alike but aren’t the same guy due to a pair of glasses and a different wardrobe. The official drama stills are the kicker, anyone who watched and followed along with Just You will immediately recognize iconic scenes such as naked Aaron in the shower getting accidentally spied on, the two leads playfully sitting together, and the leading lady pressed down on Aaron’s on the sofa.
Fall in Love with Me previews:
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