It’s been a few months since I watched C-drama My Sunshine (based on the novel Silent Separation 何以笙箫默 He Yi Sheng Xiao Mo) and so far nothing else this year out of China has been as satisfying. It’s not a great drama by any means, but having read the source novel there is a really addicting aspect of the central romance that keeps the audience hook. Lawyer He Yi Chen (played by Wallace Chung in the C-drama) and photographer Zhao Mo Sheng (Tang Yan) are college sweethearts broken up by circumstances but get a second chance years later and make the most of it. There isn’t much angst really but tons of dreamy male steadfast pining to make the typical female viewer desperate want to be the female lead.
MBC has just acquired the rights to My Sunshine, with the drama airing on TV in Korea starting May 1st. My favorite parts of the drama are actually the flashback to college sections, of which there are two versions, one with the adult leads Tang Tang and Wallace playing their own college selves, and the other with young actor Luo Yun Xi and Wu Qian doing the flashback sequences. The leads honest to goodness college dreamy romance is the sole reason the more ponderous adult sections are even worth watching. Thanks to helpful fans of the drama, the college era cuts of both versions are available, providing a condensed nugget of sweetness for those wanting to check it out. It’s like watching the Terry cuts of King Flower without any of the less stellar stuff.
My Sunshine College Era Condensed Cute Cut – Wallace Chung and Tang Yan:
My Sunshine College Era Condensed Cute Cut – Luo Yun Xi and Wu Qian: