I’m not gonna get my hopes up, but I can at least express pure unbridled delight when I watched the just released 4-minute trailer for the upcoming TW-drama Just You (Chinese title Just Want to Make You Love Me). This isn’t rocket science and clearly every single rom-com cliche is getting thrown into a blender, but hot diggity this ensuing result is just so simple and cute. Starring Aaron Yan in his first SETTV drama, he plays OCD love-phobic rich guy Qi Yi, who marches into town and buys himself a company to make over. On his first day on the job, he breaks up an in-office marriage proposal and decrees that henceforth anyone caught dating at work will be fired. His decree causes the break up of the soon-to-be-engaged couple, with the guy getting cold feet and not sure he can pick love over a job. The girls all band together to destroy the evil meanie new General Manager with the great idea to hoist him on his own petard. Make him fall in love with one of the girls at the company and thereby violate his own edict. The girl selected for the task is Cheng Liang Liang played by Puff Guo, who just so happens to be renting the house that Qi Yi just bought. She has quite the backbone and refuses to move out, and later on stays put solely to seduce the prickly lion. Puff and Aaron look great together and its a refreshing new pairing that doesn’t feel like a redux of the same old-same old. The supporting cast also consists of some relatively newer faces, most of whom I’ve seen in SETTV daily dramas and what not and are generally serviceable and not ruinous in the worst cast scenario. The drama doesn’t premiere until June 21 next Friday, which does move its time slot back to Fridays at 10 when initially it was slated to take over the Thursday at 10 time slot currently occupied by Big Red Riding Hood. The drama has also released two new official stills showing a reversal of the piggybacking trope, with Liang Liang carrying a passed out Qi Yi to the hospital after her seduction attempt resulted in him accidentally ingesting seafood to which he’s deathly allergic to. Poor Puff had to carry Aaron on her back and run down the street and he was sweet enough to avoid cracking any jokes or NG so that she would have to do the scene as few times as possible.
Four-minute preview for Just You:
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