So last week all the employees of SETTV had a collective hernia when everyone received a memo titled “Work place romances are hereby prohibited.” It went on to detail why and how to behave at work and so on and so forth. I’m sure lunch that day was a gossip fueled rant, probably about how their boss must’ve gotten rebuffed at work and is taking it out on everyone. Turns out SETTV higher ups had quite the sense of humor, coming clean with the employees later in the day that this was all a case of fiction getting a real life test run. The memo is a page from the script of SETTV’s next idol drama tentatively called I Will Make You Fall in Love with Me. Starring Aaron Yan and Puff Guo, this drama will air on Thursday nights in the time slot currently occupied by Big Red Riding Hood starring Cheryl Yang and Yao Yuan Hao. Don’t ask me how that one is, I watched a few minutes and ran away screaming. I normally like Cheryl but her last few projects have been a miss for me, and I can’t stand that douchebag Yao Yuan Hao onscreen or in real life. This new one actually has an interesting story and paired with two leads I like, it’s already calling my name.
Premiering on June 20th, the drama just had its costume fitting this week and Aaron met the press to discuss his role. He plays a Manager-level executive at a company who is notorious for being OCD, bitterly angry, and generally a big miser. He issues a company-wide decree that no employees are allowed to date at work. This causes lower level employee Puff to embark on a “lion hunting” mission to get Aaron’s character to fall in love with her and thereby violate his own decree and get a taste of his own medicine. I already like the set up, which sounds cute and has the potential for lots of funny interludes. Most people know Puff from playing the crazy delusional antagonist bitch character in Miss Rose, but in real life she is totally adorable and actually a much better actress that her Dreamgirls groupmate Tia Li. I like her even if I loathed her character in MR. Aaron has also improved leaps and bounds, with his last starring performance in Alice in Wonder City quite a decent outing. He looked deliciously handsome and the drama was intriguing but derailed for me because of its slow pace and the fact that the leading lady had no chemistry with Aaron and they looked dreadful together. Puff and Aaron already pass my looks test so let’s hope this one turns out to be enjoyable.