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Radio DJ Liang Xiao Shu is outgoing, straightforward, optimistic and a little drama queen at heart. After finding out her boyfriend of three months is cheating on her, she is devastated. By a chance encounter she meets Zhou Zhen who comes from a former gangster family that has decided to keep their hands clean. Zhen is gentle, gracious and upright, he encourages Xiao Shu and helps her to move on. Zhen becomes an employee at the radio station where Xiao Shu works by mistake and goes to great lengths to hide his true identity by impersonating a salesperson. Little does he know the seed of love has already begun to grow.

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  • Oct 29, 2013 21 of 21 episodes seen
    purplenette
    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  5
    • Story  5
    • Acting/Cast  7
    • Music  6
    • Rewatch Value  5
    OMG...the writers totally ruined this drama with the extension. I was ranking this around an 8 until episode 13ish. I love melodramas, but occasionally I like fluffy romance dramas. I chose this drama because I thought it would be a lovely romance. I was so disappointed. It starts with a little bickering between the leads that quickly changes to sweet slow romance. Then left turn to stupid. Then there is all the inconsequential side stories. I also hate that at the end they used the narrator voice instead of using the last "extended" episodes to actually develop the characters and story. Anyway, I can't go into it with out spoilers.

    The actors are good. George as Zhou Zhen and Annie as Xiao Shu are good actors
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  • Oct 29, 2013 21 of 21 episodes seen
    mysecretsoul
    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  7
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    Drama extensions are often cited as chancy. When planned for early and well, additional episodes hold the promise of potential. Time constraints are lessened and allow further opportunities to strengthen story and characters. Yet when mishandled (as they typically are), an extension might lead instead to the ruin of an otherwise pleasant watch. Which category does Love Around fall into then? The second, sad to say, though it isn't a total loss.

    At first (and for most of its duration), Love Around is pleasant and simple. It never attempts to be more than a light-hearted romp centered on relationships. Some bubbles of conflict surface along the way; these are either dealt with swiftly or swept so far to the side as to be partially forgotten. Early
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  1. 1800 characters remaining Spoiler?
  • fairyep Oct 2, 2013
    THink the last few episodes are gonna be better. Too much drama sometimes...
    1 ❤
  • AmyLovesDramas Sep 27, 2013
    This drama had such a good start... but now it's getting sooo draggy and boring. -___- I'll be back later to see the last few episodes. Holding this for now.
    7 ❤
  • SunshineAni Sep 27, 2013
    This drama is going nowhere... I think the writer/s should go back to writing school.. seriously!!! Love Now was an excellent drama!!
    3 ❤
  • DramaLoverSara Sep 17, 2013
    like seriously ! why did the ex need to come in now !!!!!!!!!!!!
    4 ❤
    • SunshineAni Sep 17, 2013
      I know, eh... and more importantly i'm still suspicious of the cop dad... I don't know if I can continue watching it... I'll wait till it's over and see how the ending is....
      2 ❤
  • Rai_Ping_Yu Sep 16, 2013
    episode 16th looks extremely bad , ex-gf is back,and fuck shes blind(it doesnt take to be a genius to know that blindness will end up being the reason why she rly broke up with him (sacrifice and shiet like that )),so it will be time for a little pity love, im not a big fan of this whole idea
    4 ❤
    • DramaLoverSara Sep 17, 2013
      like ,,tell me about it !! arhhhh this is going be hard to watch for me
      2 ❤
    • fairyep Sep 17, 2013
      I think that the ex-girlfriend coming back blind mayeb a good thing bcuz her sacrifice is like the same as what Zhou Zhen did, thinking both has the best for their loved one but it actually isn't. I think this makes Zhou Zhen realize that his choice was not good and he can get together with Xiao Shu again:)
    • SunshineAni Oct 1, 2013
      I totally agree with you!! annie chen character should find another love (a hotter looking guy, like aaron yan) and leave zz with his ex... I'm so upset with zz!!
  • TopSecret Sep 15, 2013
    I'm reading the comments and everyone's negative about the extension. Am I the only one who don't mind them extending it to 20 eps?
    8 ❤
  • Kuns Sep 15, 2013
    Well hopefully his sister gets her love to eventually like her back.
    4 ❤
  • fairyep Sep 11, 2013
    ep 14 was heartbreaking:'(
    5 ❤
  • forever_shawol Sep 7, 2013
    I love the ost
    6 ❤
  • BellaChica Sep 4, 2013
    I thought 15 was a good number but at 20...I can't think of anything else that could go on except his ex trying to come back in the picture also.
    7 ❤
  • xAyuu Sep 4, 2013
    I noticed everyone is disappointed about it being extended to 20 episodes and I just wanted to say something about it. When I first added this drama to the database I had initially heard the proposed number of episodes was 20, but someone later changed it to 15. So no, I don't think it was actually extended.
    2 ❤
  • CheerfulSoul Sep 2, 2013
    Okay screw this; why did they have to extend it to 20 episodes? This means it will fall in dragging (more than it's already is) and Taiwanese are so freaking professional in dragging their dramas.
    9 ❤
  • holldoll32 Sep 2, 2013
    Lame :/ I was already starting to find it boring at ep 9, now they're adding more eps? Will probably skip some inbetween stuff now which i really dont like to do, but i have alot of other dramas to watch, sorry drama ^^
  • fairyep Sep 2, 2013
    ep 13 was so sad to watch! Zhou Zhen, I feel for him!
    George Hu is such a good actor!
    2 ❤
  • Luciga24 Sep 2, 2013
    damn now it's 20 eps. Miss rose was extended and that went to hell. They are really going to drag the last 3eps into 8eps. We were so close to the end ugh
    1 ❤

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Love Around

Love Around

Title

  • Main Title: Love Around
  • Native title: 真愛黑白配
  • Also Known as: Zhen Ai Hei Bai Pei ; 真愛不打烊 ; Set Love Around

General Details

  • CountryTaiwan
    TypeDrama
    NetworkSET TV
  • Aired: June 9, 2013 to October 27, 2013
  • Airs On: Sunday
  • # of Episodes 21
    Average Duration 1 hr. 30 min. per episode
  • Genres: Drama, Life, Romance

Statistics

  • Score: 7.27 (scored by 784 users)
  • Ranked: #755
  • Popularity: #55
  • Members: 2,056
  • Favorites: 0
3.6 stars - based on 784 votes

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