There will be a day where Aaron Yan fanservice isn’t enough to keep a drama afloat. That day may have arrived already towards the end of the just completed drama Fall in Love with Me which aired the last episode on Sunday. Judging from the number of viewers who stuck to it in the floundering middle for Aaron and finally gave up towards the insane end, it might be this drama really is so stupid that even the promise of Aaron hotness isn’t incentive enough to watch. Even though FILWM turned into such painful nonsense, the cast appeared to really enjoy filming and there were lots of hugs and tears at the wrap party this past weekend. Aaron is started to repeat his own playbook as he acceded to chants for him and leading lady Tia Li to share one more kiss for the road. He did the same with Puff Guo at the Just You wrap party and I’m totally biased of course when I say that it was way better last time. Even in real life Tia just stands there stiff as a board.
Audience feedback towards the end of the drama have complained about Tia’s leading lady character getting considerably less screen time, an issue I don’t think is bad when taking into account what a bad actress Tia has been in this drama, but then as a viewer of the story then it would totally suck because the central OTP isn’t even the focus of the screentime anymore. Among the supporting cast I found the scruffy version of Jack Lee who plays Leo quite easy on the eyes (and his resemblance to Kim Ji Seok is not a bad thing at all) while the second female lead Huan Huan played by Beatrice Fang had a lovely face but good lord it was impossible to assess her acting when she was playing batshit crazy for most of the drama. My fondest memory of FILWM will be for its theme songs sung by Aaron especially the addicting ending song “That’s Not Me” which makes being an angry obsessive ex rather sexy if it’s Aaron.