I think S.Pop magazine might be the equivalent of Tiger Beat but for the Taiwan idol fan crowd. Nothing wrong with that, the only time I ignore a new issue is if it features leads from one of the SETTV dramas I’ve avoiding like the plague. The latest two issues have been solid eye candy for me, the September one featuring more Aaron Yan (I’m still not sick of seeing him yet) while the October edition showcases the new pairing of George Hu and Yuan Ai Fei in the currently airing daily drama Love Cheque Charge. I finally have a reason to share my thoughts on LCC, the only daily drama I’ve followed all year with an allure all it’s own. It’s not as wholesome cute as Two Fathers but focuses more on the family in the same way so the OTP romance is a slow slow burn.
What’s great is the noticeable acting improvement of Yuan Ai Fei as the drama progresses (It’s fascinating visibly seeing her getting better) while George is pitch perfect in his role in both looks, chemistry, and acting. One of my faves from him in a good long while. I’m not even jonesing for the leads to fall for each other in earnest as I find their sweet uncomplicated interactions wonderfully entertaining. LCC is such a welcome breath of fresh air it even washes away the lingering stench of crazy left behind from Aaron’s Fall in Love with Me. Though the decision to pair his September pictorial with the batshit insane second female lead Beatrice Fang is an interesting choice. Not sure anyone out there was shipping those two, like, for even a millisecond.