Can't remember when or where he mentioned about crying scenes but it was definitely sometime back. Remember that scene in Westside Story where You Yayu finally acknowledged his father and he was crying when eating the ice-cream bought by his father. Because the character of Yayu is almost a reflection of Xiezhi's character and his real life situation, so a lot of fans were touched by that scene and thought that Xiezhi must have felt very sad and cried for real in that scene.
But Xiezhi said that he can't cry easily so he had to rely on eye-drops for that scene in Westside Story! Xiezhi's acting has improved as you can tell that his crying scenes in ZQMTX are for real because his eyes do redden and tear up. I think Director Feng Kai is able to bring out the best in him.
Ok, here's the ratings for last weeks' episodes.
1 娘家 (民視) 5.73↓0.40
2 真情滿天下 (三立) 3.96↓0.51
3 六個孩子 (中視)(8/4-8/7) 2.83↑0.07
4 懷玉傳奇千金媽祖 (台視) 2.62↓0.12
5 歡喜來逗陣 (華視) 1.40↓0.07
As expected, the ratings dropped as the typhoon season is over in Taiwan but it is encouraging that last week's rating of 3.96 is an improvement over the previous ratings of about 3.86. The ratings for the 1st-rank show used to be more than 6 but now the gap between the 2 shows is closing.