There are so many completed filming C-dramasthat aired his year in 2015. A bunch were front loaded into January and February around the lunar new year holiday vacation season but the one I’m looking forward to the most was tentatively scheduled to start the summer season off with a June airing, too bad that didn’t happen. The drama is called Love & Life & Lie but the Chinese title is the very literal Mr. Li Encounters Love (遇见爱情的利先生) and stars popular young actor Chen Xiao in his very first modern role. It’s pretty funny how many dramas and movies he has under his belt and hasn’t done a modern project until now.
His costar is a reunion with his Gong movie leading lady Zhou Dong Yu and the chemistry is off-the-charts in the preview and stills alone. It’s based on a C-novel called Glass Slipper and sounds just like the typical rich self-absorbed playboy meets plucky poor girl and learns what love is. Except the preview is wrapped so many layers of funny, sweet awesome it hooked me from the first frame on. I’ve honestly replayed the preview too many times to count already. Can’t wait for this drama to drop and finally have Chen Xiao’s brand of self-aware wink-wink humor and intensity back on screen with a leading lady worth watching.
First teaser for Love & Life & Lie: