Not often does an upcoming drama stroll along that I actually want to watch because it looks terrible. The glossy C-drama Destined to Love You totally fits that bill because I’m curious if the actual drama will turn out to be as unintentionally hilarious as the previews suggests. Starring Chen Qiao En, Jia Nai Liang, Bosco Wong, and Zheng Shuang, the drama got unfortunately early press when there was sniping behind the scenes when script producer Tong Hua accused slimy Yu Zheng of stealing her idea for an early Republic era military school drama. The drama just premiered this week but I haven’t check it out yet since I’ve been on vacation until now. Those interested can take a gander and share some first impressions.
Maybe she should have laid low on this one since the end result seems to be so ridiculous I’m not sure the idea was worth stealing in the first place. The preview is so comedic as to border on farcical, at the same time every character is amped up for maximum costumed and packaged appeal. The scenes of the military academy male cadets in “training” had me laughing at the abs and posing going on everywhere. I actually liked Bosco’s second male lead the most out of the leads but I doubt he’ll get the girl.
Preview for Destined to Love You: