All good things must come to an end, and with that said, next week comes the grand finale of Drunken to Love You which means Office Girls (小資女孩向前衝) premieres in two weeks. This drama flew completely under my radar, mostly because the only actor in the cast I’m a fan of did all C-dramas for the last two years so I wasn’t expecting to see him back doing a TW idol drama, and finally getting his due as a leading man in Taiwan as well.
Welcome back to my embrace Roy Qiu. TW-dramas are not known for its second leads, either male or female, so the few rare times I second lead ship, that usually means the dude is something special. It’s only happened twice for me: Chris Wu in Autumn’s Concerto and Zhong Wu Yen, and Roy Qiu in Woody Sambo and Easy Fortune, Happy Life. I guess two years in China did Roy plenty of good, because he looks wonderfully charming in the preview for Office Girls. I might actually check this one out.
The four leads of Office Girls are Roy, Alice Ke (whom most will probably think she’s familiar looking – she had a guest starring role in My Queen as Ethan Ruan‘s deceased girlfriend), James Wen, and Tia Li. The drama looks like a cross between a Japanese OL (office lady) drama mixed with breezy Taiwan family stories.
Coincidentally enough, Alice playing a plucky hardworking girl whose sole purpose is to work and make money and Roy playing the son of the boss, and they are forced to work together, totally reminds me of Protect the Boss, which is quickly becoming my K-drama crack of the Summer.