SETTV is really pulling at straws to try and sell the half-baked Friday night idol drama Aim High. It’s nowhere near the ratings of Pleasantly Surprised or the critical buzz of In a Good Way. I tried the first episode and hated it from beginning to end. It’s such a shame because I love Lego Lee and like Chris Wang very much. I thought there was no way I would miss a Lego drama as long as it’s not rock bottom stupid, but AM is frankly rock bottom dull. The problem is with the female leads, both the characters played and the actresses playing said characters.
Summer Meng is that insipid modern Candy who adopts mantras to work hard and gets screwed over. Yao Yao (Guo Shu Yao) may gave won acting awards these past few years but the ability to act does not overcome the hump of her performances always feeling like a squeaky chipmunk. She’s basically a live-action Brittney of the Chippettes. I hate to rag on the ladies because there’s always the imprimatur of women giving other women a hard time, but in this particular drama the two leading ladies are just so irritating I can’t continue. The network is also shifting the promotional focus to the two male leads with Lego and Chris gracing the pages of S Pop magazine in a hilarious bed spread. This is too LOL not to share. Continue reading