I can’t believe SETTV has managed to excite me for its upcoming Sunday night drama again. That time slot has been four massive duds in a row starting with Love Around into Deja Vu which begat Fall in Love with Me which yield the most current stinker Say Yes Again I Do. Some have leads I don’t like and others stories lines that are terrible in an unentertaining way. SETTV has made qualitatively bad dramas that are addicting to watch, such as the ridiculous King Flower (Substitute Princess), which gets me to this upcoming drama Hearing Happiness which will follow Say Yes Again I Do. If it sucks at least be fun about it!
It’s basically a remake of King Flower but with the rich chaebol character (TERRY!) as the male lead. Hallejuah! Even better is the infusion of a new pairing that I already love on sight – Kingone Wang finally gets his due as a SETTV male lead pairing up this time with Kirsten Jen. King Flower is one of my guiltiest TW-drama pleasures ever and doing a similar concept with different take is right up my alley. Kingone plays a chaebol who loses his sight and his fiancee to a coma after an accident right before their wedding, a year later he then meet her face and voice twin in Kirsten (playing both ladies) and she comes to live with him as his assistant. Cue falling in love.
Kingone has been getting lots of leads the last two years but he’s only recently started doing SETTV dramas with last year’s daily Tie the Knot. He still owes me big me for Fondant Garden, playing such an awesome second male lead until the schizophrenic midway swap of personality and love lines to shaft him. I’m still soooooo traumatized and bitter about it, FG had such a warm and sweet romance with Kingone and Jian Man Shu‘s character. Kristen should feel lucky to have him as a male lead, he’s such a good actor and gotten so much smexier as he’s gotten older.
Kristen should also breath a sigh of relief that she avoided the boring dullsville Friday night drama Aim High, which must have been offered to her to rejoin Lego Lee but she was doing another project at that time. I can’t wait to see Kingone play a blind dude, which King Flower’s Chris Wu actually did a spectacular job doing in an earlier SETTV drama Zhong Wu Yan so it’s even more hilarious here that Kingone’s character is basically two former Chris characters (Terry in KF as the chaebol who lost a fiancee and Howard in ZWY as the chaebol who went blind after a car accident) mashed together. Hee.
The Taiwan drama fans have already coined the Kristen-Kingone pairing as XuanChuan (Kristen is Jen Rong Xuan and Kingone is Wang Chuan Yi), which actually means promotion in Chinese. So cute! Of course that doesn’t mean anyone is over Kristen-Lego’s still supremely beloved RongYi pairing! Seeing then at last week’s SETTV Year End Drama awards was happiness inducing.