The popular C-novel Silent Separation (何以笙箫默 He Yi Shen Xiao Mo) is finally arriving on the small screens in the C-drama My Sunshine starring Wallace Chung and Tang Yan. The drama premieres January 10th and will hopefully capture the sweet longing love story of the fluffy original work. I think the casting the pretty spot on, especially with Wallace as stoic male lead He Yi Chen. Tang Tang isn’t who I imagined for chirpy Zhao Mo Shen but thankfully their chemistry in the previews is all there. The drama released the final long 15-minute preview this week and it’s all original voices except for Wallace who is dubbed since he’s Cantonese.
It’s a bit alarming to see the drama amp up the angst, especially with how Yi Chen is way more grabby and pushy with Mo Shen compared to in the book. Sure he’s suffering and the one screwed over but I really don’t like how C-dramas love to heap on the tortured love (虐愛) especially when the male lead turns all physical as an outlet for his tormented love. In this case the novel is so darn cute and easygoing I’m not sure where all this outburst came from. I also wished the preview would have shown more of their college romance sections since their first romance is beyond adorable and the only reason to root for them to make it work the second time around.
Long 15-minute preview for My Sunshine: