The first stills are out for currently filming C-drama Precious Youth, and for various reasons this is one of the rare modern C-dramas I’m actually excited to watch. Starring Liu Shi Shi and Zheng Kai, the drama chronicles their friendship and romance spanning 15 years from high school well into adulthood. It sounds less like In Time With You/The Time I Loved You, and more The Way We Were (16 Summers) in that the two leads go back-and-forth between friends and lovers rather than being too scared to try out romance.
I’m excited to see Shi Shi in a modern role, and one that isn’t too demanding but at the same time allows her to leave her comfort zone of period dramas. Zheng Kai is a new find for me, his older works I’ve not watched but am thoroughly enjoying his personality and charisma as a member of the C-Running Man cast. The first batch of stills shows the two in character as high school students, with Shi Shi playing the school flower (i.e. the pretty girl on campus) while Kai Kai is the tough guy rebel. They look really in sync and the chemistry is definitely present. It’ll also be neat to watch Shi Shi in her first role since marrying hubby Nicky Wu, to see if marriage adds more layers to her acting.