There was a whole year when there was a Roy Qiu generated post at least once a week here. He had two successive SETTV hit dramas in Office Girls and Miss Rose, and I recapped the former midway until almost the end and recapped the latter from the beginning and dropped it when it dragged. He was the best thing about both dramas IMO and his star couldn’t be any shinier as the undisputed Big Dog 一哥 at SETTV. Then personal life intruded in the form of a super bad, super public break up with rumored girlfriend Tang Yan and Roy pretty much laid low for the last year and a half. He’s now slowly easing back into the limelight. First comes the long-filmed C-drama Wine Beauty (红酒俏佳人) with C-actress Li Sheng (she was the new Little Sparrow Xiao Yan Zi in the Princess Returning Pearl remake a few years ago) and HK-actress Myolie Wu which is gearing up for a July broadcast since I suppose it tangentially fits with the SARFT suggested theme of the Chinese dream. It’s about a country girl who goes to the big city and gets tied up with the lives and loves of a bunch of rich red wine rivals and becomes a sommelier. This was the drama Roy was filming in China when his whole messy break up with Tang Tang happened after the paparazzi caught Tia Li visiting him on set. Sigh. It’s all in the past now and hopefully everyone has moved on. I saw the previews for Wine Beauty and it looks like a horrific hot mess so I’m staying away despite my Roy love. I will have a C-movie to look forward to as new stills have been released of Roy transformed into a much-too-handsome airline pilot for the rom-com movie Love Falls From the Sky. I’ll refrain from making wisecracks like he can land my plane anytime LOL. Oops, did I just say that out loud?
I hope with this movie it means he’s ramping up his acting commitments, and if he does a TW-drama next all the better. I will never have a problem with Roy on my screen once a week even if it likely won’t be with SETTV since he’s fulfilled his three-drama commitment with the network in OG, MR, and even earlier in Easy Fortune Happy Life.