The Chinese-Korean collaborations continue unabated, which feels even more up my alley since I was watching and writing about Korean and Chinese entertainment starting way back when rarely the twain shall meet. Not sure how I actually feel about it in terms of output quality but even the worst starting efforts have the potential to improve. Up next is a mega collaboration from both the production and star pairing stand point. Award-winning Taiwanese actor Bolin Chen is going to romance award-winning Korean goddess Son Ye Jin for an upcoming rom-com movie set in Jeju.
While both Son Ye Jin and Bolin Chen can do dark intense roles in their sleep, I much prefer their comedic efforts since those roles and stories are much more watchable. I probably do one thriller watch for every ten rom-com offerings. The movie is tentatively titled Bad Guy Don’t Bother Me (壞蛋別惹我) and tells the story of the funny and unexpected romance that springs up when a Chinese guy visits Jeju and encounters a mysterious Korean woman. That’s all the synopsis given so far, which would be alarming other than I would watch Bolin Chen read from a phone book so even the flimsiest storyboard is worth a shot if he’s in it. Continue reading