Looks like a bunch of new TW-dramas are starting in the next few weeks, though my gut tells me most will likely be atrocious with maybe one watchable surprise. The bigger serendipity is that all three remaining Fahrenheit boys will be on television at the same time, with two going head-to-head for ratings. Jiro Wang is currently headlining the Taiwan remake of You’re Beautiful called Fabulous Boys, which is getting not terrible ratings though it really is a redundant scene-for-scene remake that adds nothing new to the body of work. Aaron Yan has a new drama starting in late June with Puff Guo but that’s airing on Sundays so no competition there. Jiro’s competition will instead be with Calvin Chen, who is starring in the new CTS Sunday night drama called Love Touch (Chinese title is called I Love Lucky Seven). Co-starring Do Hua Mei (real name Tsai Huang Ru but she goes by her nickname in the industry), Chao Chun Ya, and Lia Li, the drama follows the ratings bomb K Song Lover (which coincidentally Do Hua Mei also starred in).
Does she have friends in high places over at CTS, because getting back-to-back dramas is quite unusual not to mention she is a terrible actress. She gives Da Yuan, the leading lady of Spring Love with Mike He, a run for her money. Even Tia Li of Dreamgirls acts better than those two, and Tia is half-robot. Love Touch actually sounds rather cute on paper – a supremely unlucky hard working girl bumps heads with a magically lucky CF director and they exchange lucks. She starts having everything go her way while he falls into the puts of despair with a never ending succession of bad things happening to him. They start to spend time together for work and hijinks ensue. I’m actually more interested in the second leads who will have their own love story. Chao Chun Ya is always interesting to watch and I actually think Lia Li is a promising young actress but the last drama of her I watched was when she played the worst friend on the planet in Fondant Garden so I hated her there. Here’s to hoping this one doesn’t tank on Do Hua Mei’s shoulders. Love Touch premieres on June 2 on CTS but you can watch the spoilery long trailer below.
Sneak Peek at Love Touch: