I might have to rescind my vow to take a break from SETTV, I might be able to stay away from the next Sunday night idol drama but the upcoming Thursday night offering looks way too cute for me to miss. Tentatively titled Just Want to Make You Love Me, the workplace rom-com starring Aaron Yan and Puff Guo is actually tracking higher on the interest level than its cousin the Sunday night SETTV drama Love Around with George Hu and Annie Chen. This will be the first time Aaron has worked with SETTV (he’s normally contracted with GTV) and I’m finger-crossed this one turns out to be a solid fluffy little offering since I do like Aaron for some inexplicable reason. Calvin Chen does nothing for me even if he can act and sing better than Aaron, and Jiro Wang has morphed into another human being that I can no longer stomach to look at his whole new face. With Wu Zun gone from the TW-entertainment scene completely now that he as a movie career in China, that leaves only Aaron the maknae as the sole Fahrenheit member left for me to coo over. These boys were really all sorts of mediocre but they were earnest and hardworking and at times quite entertaining to watch in shows or performances.
I think Aaron and Puff is garnering lots of attention because they seem to be unexpectedly perfectly matched – the youngest member of their respective pop groups, very cheerful and fresh-faced, and known for being quite off-the-cuff and 4D in real life. In this drama, he plays mean and controlling corporate manager Qi Yi, while she is newbie employee at the same company Cheng Liang Liang. They meet cute in episode one and end up residing under one roof as roommates, only to discover they also work together and he’s her boss. Once he enacts the edict banning all work place romance, Liang Liang gets her panties all twisted by the injustice of it all and hatches a “lion hunting” plan to make her grumpy predator boss fall in love with her. Playing Puff’s best friend is model-actress Katherine Wang, who attended a media day event with Puff and I must say there is going to be lots of eye candy in this drama that’s for sure. The drama premieres on June 20th and I’m already counting down the days. Just a reminder for all those folks who watched Miss Rose, please erase Vivian from your memory from this moment on.