With the surprising but not undeserved ratings success of SETTV‘s daily idol drama Inborn Pair, the network is planning to continue the same streak by following up IP with another daily idol drama. Filming has already commenced for Set Chocolate (愛上巧克力 or Fall in Love with Chocolate) starring Vanness Wu and Joanne Zheng. It’s been years since I’ve seen Joanne onscreen, and she didn’t exactly blow my socks off in The Magicians of Love. But she appears to have switched her image from tomboy into girly girl, and I find her new style suits her better. Everyone knows what I think of Vanness’ acting, which is he shouldn’t act, but he never offends me so I can handle his dramas if I like the story enough. Second leads will be Wang Zi (to have a stage name called Prince is pretty hilariously full of oneself, his real name is Qiu Sheng Xiang) and Jay Chou‘s rumored teenage girlfriend-turned-model Hannah Quinlivan (Kun Ling). Vanness and Joanne attended a press conference two weeks in the middle of filming to show off their chocolate making skills.
Hannah is either going to be the next Tiffany Hsu or the next Angelababy, depending on whether she can act. I’ll reserve my judgment until I watch her in action, though I can accept that she’s really really cute. As for Wang Zi? He’s cute and his acting doesn’t totally bite, so the eye candy factor in this drama will be palatable to say the least. SC premieres in four weeks.
Teaser for Set Chocolate:
Forrest Gump said “You never know what you’re going to get.” You won’t know until you bite down. I….fell in love with chocolate….or you?