Hu Ge and Liu Shi Shi, both belonging to the same agency/production company Tangren, are fast approaching legendary status for one hilarious quirk – they have starred in 9 dramas together and have never been the OTP. They have been siblings, in-laws, fiancees who don’t end up getting married, first loves that don’t end up together, anything and everything except for the OTP. They are like the Susan Lucci-Daytime Grammy of C-drama co-stars. Mind you, I don’t ship these two in real life since they are like the cutest siblings ever, but I totally want and need them to play OTP at least once in a drama. Part of me is just curious whether they can bring the romantic chemistry, but the other part thinks some nefarious conspiracy is going on at Tangren headquarters to keep their two biggest stars from actually playing a couple on TV. The closest they have gotten is in the upcoming drama adaptation of Tong Hua‘s novel Da Mo Yao, where they actually fall in love with each other, but sadly don’t end up together. Shi Shi’s character ends up with the other male lead and poor Hu Ge’s character is left riding a camel into the sunset. Yes, literally riding a camel into the sunset. The reason the drama hasn’t released any official stills and trailers, despite being finished with filming months ago, is because SARFT refuses to approve its airing since one of the main leads is a real life historical figure who doesn’t exactly get an ending that aligns with the history book. Ooopsie daisy. When I saw this fantastic new couples spread with Shi Shi and Hu Ge I got totally excited thinking DMY just got permission to air so they are doing promotional stuffs together. Sadly that is not the case and they are simply being super pretty and playful together for a Valentine’s Day spread, which actually made me in stitches since the cover says “Romantic Issue” on the bottom while the top reads “Liu Shi Shi and Hu Ge, Born to be the Best Siblings.” Ahahaha, oh Femina Magazine, so much copywriting fail I have no words, but the pictures are too fantastic not to share
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