There are some TW and C-dramas that are pre-filmed and then sit on the shelf for what feels like an eternity. Sometimes it has nothing to do with quality but more like shopping around for a network to air it. I remember one of my fave TW-dramas Sunny Happiness completing filming over a year before it aired. Last year Mike He and Ady An filmed a TW-drama together that keeps getting its named changed from Marry a Rich Guy (愿嫁金龟婿) to Upper Class Crass Girl (上流俗女) to Noble Family Cross Girl (名門俗女), and it’s apparently going to be called Counterattack of the Feisty Girl (盛女的逆袭) for the C-drama airing. Setting aside the confusing naming issue, it’s the story of a country girl who is super rich because her dad owns a successful pig farm and all she wants is to marry into upper class society and shed her reputation of being a crass nouveau riche wannabe. She gets dumped by a lousy ex-boyfriend and goes on a series of dates with rich guys that all ends up with her unleashing her fiery temper and upending tables on them (Ady playing a tempestuous type is awesome). She crosses paths with a rich snob of a chaebol heir played by Mike He, a guy trying to prove to his daddy that he’s not just a loser spendthrift son by trying to run a charity. There is a mistaken identity round where she thinks he’s her last matchmaking date hence she tries to control her temper, while he mistakes her for a famous artist that he’s purposely trying to piss off so that she will cut ties with his charity. Sparks fly, their identities are revealed, his rich parents die in a plane crash leaving him penniless, and he ends up being taken in by her family. Her dad offers him a deal – to transform her into a graceful elegant lady and help her find a great marriage – and he’ll earn a boatload of money to pay off his family debt. The OTP starts playing Pygmalion and of course they fall in love for real. The synopsis is pretty standard rom-com stuff but I LOVED the extended 20-minute long preview.
The two leads are awesome in their respective roles, she’s crass and hot-tempered while he’s arrogantly clueless, Mike and Ady have whiz bang chemistry, and I found the story alternatively LOL funny and rather touching. Not to mention we get a glimpse of some hot hot kissing to close out the preview and I’m left tapping my fingers wondering when this drama will finally air. There isn’t an air date floated about yet but hopefully this one gets picked up for a Summer airing since it looks like a breezy and cheesy fun.
Extended 20-minute trailer for New Mike-Ady Drama:
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