Filming has started for the next SETTV Sunday night drama, which means I can start my countdown to no more Bromance and soon more Aaron Yan and Joanne Tseng. This is the perfect antidote to Marry Me or Not ending next weekend at a sweet and compact 15 episodes, which is something SETTV never ever does even when it has a dud of a drama on its lands, and the good dramas get dragged out to a sputtering end other than for the die hard fans. Above is the first look at the two leads of Refresh Man (後菜鳥的燦爛時代 The Glorious Era of the Late Bloomer), telling the fated romance of a pair of childhood classmates whose successes in life switch up in adulthood.
I can see the similarity in broad set up to She Was Pretty, with the fat boy turning into a gorgeous male model looker and the class beauty becoming unattractive, but this time Refresh Man isn’t about looks but instead about achievement. Top student Joanne finds her adult career going nowhere while class loser Aaron is now a high flying executive and becomes Joanne’s boss. Now this is the right kind of potential bickering chemistry, and SETTV did it so well with Aaron and Puff Guo in Just You. I’m loving the drama styling for both leads as well, neither is decked out to look absurdly ridiculous, instead allowing each to remain super attractive and just let the conflicts play out in the personality.