Taiwanese Drama Recap: Love Around Episode 2

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LOVE AROUND CAST:

  • George Huas Zhou Zhen 周震
  • Annie Chen as Liang Xiao Shu 梁小舒
  • Jack Li as Gao Zee Zuan 高哲宣
  • Elleya Tao (陶妍霖) as Zhou Ying Ying 周瑩瑩
  • Tan Ai Zhenas Chen Mei Li 陳美麗
  • Jian Cheng as Zhou Da Kuan 周大寬
  • Zhang Fu Jian as Liang Yi Lei 梁一磊 親
  • Wang Juan as Tang Hui Shan 唐惠珊
  • Mo Yun Wen (莫允雯) as Chen Ping Ying 陳品穎
  • Zhao Jie(趙杰) as Fei Li 菲力
  • Yao Han Yi(瑤涵沂) as Jessica 潔西卡
  • Xue Shi Lin(薛仕凌) as James 詹姆士
  • Stephanie Chang as Fei Fei 菲菲
  • Qiu Wei Wen(邱慧雯) as Yu Mi 玉米
  • Yu Jue Ru (余月如) Pei Li 培麗
  • Huang Deng Hui(黃鐙輝)
  • Su Gao Hoa(孫國豪) as Zhang Jie Wei 張建偉

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Zhou Zhen is in the police station and is explaining why he is in the hotel with Xiao Shu but the police isn’t convinced because they can’t find Xiao Shu’s purse and phone so they can’t even contact any of her friends to confirm. The police tells him they can only confirm that he’s not a rapist if Xiao Shu wakes up.

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Zhou Zhen then starts shaking her in attempts to wake her up but when Xiao Shu finally wakes up, she ends up headbutting Zhou Zhen’s chin. Zhou Zhen quickly calls for the police.The police asks if she knows Zhou Zhen and after taking a better look at him she shakes her head. Only after she pukes on him that she realises what happened.

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Outside, Xiao Shu immediately apologies for her troubles. Zhou Zhen thanks her for the dinner and gives her back the autographed baseball bat but she tells him to take it back saying that even if it hurts, the relationship has to cut clean and that he is the one who won it so it is fair for him to take home.

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Zhou Zhen gets a call from his sis, it seems like his granny has a heart attack and is in the hospital.  He is about to go but Xiao Shu asks him to lend her some money since she spent it all on dinner. He gives it to her and tells her she doesn’t need to return it. She says that it isn’t fair but Zhou zhen tells her that it’s fine. And of course our smart girl thought of something and asks him for his phone. She rings her co-worker Jessica and tells her to save the phone number.

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Xiao Shu sneaks back in her house quietly but is stopped by her mum. Her mum scolds her for being so late. Xiao Shu gets teary eyed and tells her mum that Jason cheated so she went and drank with her friends. Her mum comforts her and tells her it’s fine to drink and talk with her friends but she at least should tell them(parents) cuz they are worried.

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Xiao Shu asks her mum what they should do about Dad. Her Mum tells her not to worry as she has a plan.

When they see Dad, Xiao Shu’s mum tells Xiao Shu to say the truth but Xiao Shu says she doesn’t dare to so the mum starts to hit her(pretend) and tells the Dad what happened. Dad sees through it right away and tells them to stop pretending.

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Xiao Shu apologies to Dad but he is still angry( I think). Mum convinces him saying that it’s Jason’s fault so if he is angry, he should be angry with Jason, not Xiao Shu. Dad tells Xiao Shu to never make that mistake again and with a softer expression, tells her that Jason is not worth crying for while handing her a tissue. Aww~ I get the feeling that the Dad loves Xiao Shu a lot but just doesn’t know how to express it properly.

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Meanwhile in the hospital, a group of men in black outside a dorm lines up to give an ultra loud and passionate welcome to Zhou Da Kuan a.k.a. Papa Zhou Zhen. Zhou Da Kuan shush them saying that they are in the hospital.

When Zhou Zhen arrives, Zhou Da Kuan tells Fei Li to treat the men in black some tea before going in to see Granny.

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When they arrive in the room, Granny and Zhou Ying Ying are looking for something which gets Zhou Zhen to wonder if Granny really has a heart attack. Granny is looking for her phone and she needs to level up in the games on her phone. So a gamer granny….hmm…Zhou Zhen’s family is pretty interesting.

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Granny throws a tantrum as she isn’t able to find her phone. Afraid that his granny might get another heart attack, he calms her down and finds the phone almost immediately. Though he made Granny promise to rest her eyes for ten mins for every hour she plays. Ying Ying starts complimenting Zhou Zhen but he isn’t impressed and instead asks for the reason why Granny had a heart attack.

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Granny tries to talk her way through but can’t and it is revealed that because Granny was winning so much in mahjong that she got a heart attack.It is Ying’s idea to play mahjong so obviously she gets into trouble which she tries to avoid by hiding behind Granny. Granny starts to blame Zhou Zhen for coming home so late which is the cause of why they are playing mahjong in the first place.

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Zhou Zhen apologies and Granny says it’s fine since she was happy playing mahjong. Ying Ying starts saying that Granny is happy whenever Zhou Zhen is with her, which gets Ying Ying in trouble when Granny blabs out that she was very happy too when Ying Ying gave her alcohol last time.

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Xiao Shu goes to visit her brother’s grave with her family. They seem to be annoyed that SOMEONE gives the brother flowers again this year. They start talking to the brother as if he is alive. Then Dad angrily takes away the flowers and put the flowers they bought on the grave.

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Fei Fei is hosting the radio show as Xiao Shu’s substitute and she is talking about zodiac fortune telling. She is saying how accurate it is as she has luck with opposite sex this week like the reading is told but James mocks her by asking if her luck with opposite sex is  luckier than the little boy who smiled at her for three seconds that she talked about last time.  She then warns him to be careful of his words as it might get him in trouble and just after she said that James falls off his chair in attempt to get his water. When they come out of the recording room everyone laughs at him.

Xiao Shu and her parents arrive to the radio station with food and everyone thank only the parents so Xiao Shu is like “what about me??”. So it turns out that Xiao Shu’s parents are the owner of the radio station.

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Zhou Da Kuan is cropping his plant in his house when his assistant comes in and reports on the financial situation of his company.Zhou Da Kuan doesn’t care but wants to know if he can buy a radio station if he wants to and of course yes since he’s so rich. Zhou Da Kuan is listening to Xiao Shu radio show and she is talking about him! Well…..more like complaining.

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Zhou Da Kuan gets cross and calls in to the show. He doesn’t tell her his name and talks back to her for himself on that incident that she talked about. He says it isn’t fair to judge on him like that because he mightn’t know about what happened. As they argue back and forth, Xiao Shu finds it suspicious and asks if Zhou Da Kuan paid him to call in. Zhou Da Kuan denies but Xiao Shu keeps on asking how much he was paid. Zhou Da Kuan hangs up on her and tells his assistant to buy Xiao Shu’s radio station in a month.

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Zhou Zhen falls asleep in his on the way to work. When he wakes up, he is surprised to find himself in front of his ex-girlfriend’s music school. He asks Fei Li why they are there and Fei Li says because for the past 2 weeks he has been requesting to go there before going to work. Zhou Zhen tells him he doesn’t need to go there anymore.

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Yu Mi sprays rose perfume around the office, hoping that will help Xiao Shu find another boyfriend. That reminds Jessica that Xiao Shu called her yesterday and asks her why she needs to save the number. Xiao Shu gets the number off her and calls Zhou Zhen.

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Zhou Zhen is shocked to find that Xiao Shu is the caller since he didn’t give her his number. Xiao Shu explains how she got his number and asks if he is free tonight, to which he answers no on purpose cuz he doesn’t want her to give back the taxi fare. He then hangs up on her.

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After Zhou Zhen hangs up, Xiao Shu’s co-workers start to interrogate her on what happened last night and who Zhou Zhen is. Jessica tells them to give Xiao Shu a chance and that she won’t be able to get away with it anyway since it is the monthly co-workers dinner gathering. Xiao Shu barely escapes and tells them to go to the karaoke place first as she has something to do.

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Zhou Zhen receives a box from Ying Ying which informs him of her friend Pei Li’s birthday party. He also receives an enormous ribbon which suggests he should tie the ribbon to himself and give himself as present.

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Yay!! A new character~ Gao Zee Zuan is a neat freak and he starts cleaning the stuff on the table and lining them neatly.He meets with a man who gives him account details and tells him that the work needs to be done by tomorrow. Zee Zuan starts to tell him that it is his fault for handing the paperwork so late and that now he want him to work over time for something that he didn’t do wrong. The poor man begs him and he promises to hand in the stuff tomorrow.

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Outside, Ying Ying is walking confidently with her head high up and everyone turns to look at her. A motorbike is speeding straight at her from behind and behold~ Zee Zuan pulls her into the spin of drama land. (again) She looks at him gratefully but then a bucket of cold water splashes right at her, literally.

For a moment when she looks at him I thought she likes him but then she blames Zee Zuan for the water incident and demands him to apologies. Zee Zuan doesn’t give in and says that if it’s anyone’s fault it’s her. He tells her that it is because she listens to music and doesn’t notice the car that he has to get her out of the way so that’s why it’s her fault. She keeps demanding for apologies but he still doesn’t give in and walks away.

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Xiao Shu arrives at the karaoke room first and her co-workers all left her notes. All her co-workers have something to do suddenly so she has to sing alone herself.

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Zhou Zhen arrives at Pei Li’s birthday and hands her the gift. Ying Ying takes the gift off her and push her into Zhou Zhen’s embrace, saying that it counts as a better present. He tells them that he’ll pay for the expenses and enjoy themselves. Then he excuses himself and leaves.

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On his way out, Zhou Zhen walks pass a room and sees Xiao Shu singing with really sad eyes. Their eyes met.

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Zhou Zhen wonders why she is singing alone in a huge room and Xiao Shu tells him what happened. then she asks Zhou Zhen the reason he is here and he tells her what happened too. Zhou Zhen asks her why she sounds so sad earlier and comforts her by saying that she will find a better man. Then the song “I’ll be by you side” that Zhou Zhen requests on the radio comes on and seeing that Zhou Zhen knows the song, Xiao Shu makes him sing  with her.

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After karaoke-ing Zhou Zhen accompanies Xiao Shu to find her phone. When Xiao Shu comes across a paint can, she has an idea. She thinks the revenge she got yesterday is too small and wants to do something bigger. She decides to write ” Propriety, Righteousness, honest, shame” (basically it is a phrase commonly use to describe people who are douchebags) with the paint.

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Zhou Zhen is baffled at her idea of a BIG revenge and decides actually do something big…….by throwing the whole can of paint at the wall. At first Xiao Shu is worried because she thinks it is too big but then when Zhou Zhen asks if she feel good she says she is super thrilled and starts to giggle to herself saying that she can imagine how angry Jason is.

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Just as Xiao Shu is laughing away at how Jason will never know who did that, Jason appears…..with a gang! Jason knows something is wrong when his tire is flat and gets his gang to ambush them. He asks if they are the ones who flattened his tire and Xiao Shu quickly gets in front of Zhou Zhen and takes the blame all by herself.

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Zhou Zhen warns them that they are no match for him but Xiao Shu pulls him away , takes his hand and run.

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Unfortunately for Xiao Shu, she trips and falls. Zhou Zhen then jumps in front of her so she lands perfectly on top of him. I was kinda expecting a kiss since it reminded me of the fall in Flower Boy Next Door.

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They are now surrounded by Jason’s gang and Xiao Shu is hiding behind Zhou Zhen. I’m not really good at describing fighting scenes so let’s just say the gang is beat up before they can scratch our man. But Jason’s smart enough, he sees that his gang is no match for Zhou Zhen so he grab a rock from the ground and threatens Xiao Shu with the rock.

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Jason threatens to kill Xiao Shu unless Zhou Zhen kneels before him. Xiao Shu tells Zhou Zhen to run and to leave her be.  Jason shouts at him to kneel while Xiao Shu begs him not to.

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Finally Zhou Zhen gives in and kneels. Xiao Shu then screams that she hates gangsters the most in her life. Aww….you can see that Zhou Zhen got really hurt by his eyes:(

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Jason orders his gang to beat him up. Xiao Shu yells at Jason to stop while crying. Jason warns Xiao Shu to never give him trouble again before leaving. Xiao Shu rushes to Zhou Zhen’s side to see if he’s hurt. Xiao Shu suggests going to police station before going to the hospital but he refuses to saying that her parents will find out.

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He wants to take her home so he looks at his watch to see if it’s her curfew yet but it’s broken. Xiao Shu feels bad and wants to repair his watch / buy him a new watch but he refuses again saying that if things are over, it will be hinted where ever you go. Xiao Shu doesn’t understands so Zhou Zhen simply explains that she has to cut things clean and to forget that bastard. Xiao Shu then goes back to her house.

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