Yay for my Ariel Lin coming back to the small screen soon! Boo for this might very well be the last time she does so. I’m going to savor every second of the upcoming TW-drama In Time With You (Chinese title I Might Not Love You) starring Ariel and Bolin Chen. Ariel stated in an interview last month that after this drama wraps, she’s not planning to take any projects and wants to rest. Speculation in the industry is that Ariel might be heading towards matrimony with her long-time boyfriend. If she phases out acting I’ll miss her so so much.
FTV just announced that it will be airing In Time With You on September 18, 2011, which means this drama will be following Hayate the Combat Butler. This also means good friends and back-to-back Golden Bell Best Actress winners Ariel and Rainie Yang will be going up against each other, since CTV has announced that Rainie and Wu Zun‘s Sunshine Angel will air in September following the completion of Mike He‘s Love Keeps Going.
The first plot outline for ITWY is out and I’ve translated it below. I find it fresh and interesting. PD for this drama will be Director Winnie (Qu You Ning) who directed Ariel and Joe Cheng in It Started With A Kiss and They Kiss Again, and also helmed The Rose and Sweet Relationship. He’s an awesome PD, so we’re in for a treat.
Ariel plays Chen Yo Qing (30 years old), manager of a department store shoe department. Has dated a few guys, ending up heartbroken and exhausted by it all. On her 30th birthday, she’s still alone, and reminded that she’s considered on-the-shelf now. Faced with HIM, the only person who sincerely wishes her a happy birthday, she makes a bet – whoever gets married first before their 35th birthday, the other has to pay NT 100,000.
She starts to suss out all the single guys around her, as Project Screw On-the-Shelf Bid Farewell to Singlehood gets underway. She’s open to any possibility, from cute young things to older established men who can take care of her. Who says a woman over 30 can’t find a guy who wants her!
HE is Lee Da Ren (played by Bolin Chen), the ground operator for an airline. Accomplished at an young age, he’s had quite a few girlfriends but all for a short period of time each. Two people, who since high school have never gotten along, find themselves oddly always together, ending up as best friends who vow never to fall in love with each other.
He once said to her “I might not love you”, to which she replied “thank god, I really appreciate it.”
He doesn’t know why, but his sole criteria in any future girlfriend, is that the girlfriend must accept the presence of HER in his life.
He doesn’t know why he can’t ever stop worrying about her.
He doesn’t know why his world keeps getting caught up in hers.
Is it because they are too much like family…..so they can’t be together?
He once wrote a song, horribly out of tune. He loudly sings it, really its for her to hear.
A long long time later, she finally discovers that “I might not love you” is actually…….”I love you”?