If Koala had wet dreams, this drama might fit the bill. I’ve been hoarding the official stills for Love Actually starring Joe Cheng, Lee Da Hae, and Li Yi Feng for weeks now, wanting to post about it after the official trailer came out. The trailer has arrived, and oh my goodness was it worth the wait. Minna/Yorobun/Da Jia – check out the beyond awesome trailer for Love Actually set to its sure-to-be addicting theme song “Call Me” by Henry Tseng. I’ve been dying for this drama for months now, and the moment I knew I was a goner was when Joe slung Da Hae over his tall shoulder and smirked as he walked off with her. Seriously? So incredibly sexy. Then he followed that up with a swoony kiss planted on Da Hae that just reminded me what an amazing onscreen kisser that Joe is. Looks like my boy Li Yi Feng has his own love line with Anna Feng in this drama, so at least I know I can happily ship the OTP without wanting to clone Da Hae and give my Feng Feng his happy ending as well. This C-dramas premieres on August 15th and I will be hopping up and down until it arrives.
I made a mistake when the drama was first cast, I thought Li Yi Feng was playing Joe’s younger brother. That was a honest mistake since their characters had the same last name. But he plays Joe’s younger cousin. Since Feng Feng was already Mike He‘s younger brother in Sunny Happiness, I would have loved it if he parlayed that into also playing the younger brother of Mike’s BFF Joe. He’s still two out of three in working with those guys and that’s a pretty high percentage. He just has to play Ethan Ruan‘s illegitimate half-brother and he’ll have bagged all three musketeers.
Lee Da Hae is Wang Xiao Xia, a naturally talented chef who works part-time jobs to scrape by as she supports her nephew Yang Guang. Due to a mistake by the real estate agent Chen Hao Jie, Xiao Xia gets swindled by her landlord, leaving her homeless. With nowhere to go, Hao Jie takes Xiao Xia back to his house for the time being. Turns out the Chen family owns a very prominent restaurant chain. Through a series of misunderstandings, Xiao Xia is mistaken as Hao Jie’s girlfriend. But their odd behavior leaves the other Chen son Hao Feng (Joe Cheng) suspicious of the real relationship.
Daddy Chen and the younger Chen cousin Li Yang (Li Yi Feng) immediately takes a liking to Xiao Xia. After Xiao Xia’s real identity is revealed, she doesn’t get kicked out, and is instead being groomed as the successor chef. The personalities of Xiao Xia and Hao Feng are like water and fire, and they constantly bicker. After going through a series of situations together, they gradually grow closer and start to have warm feelings for each other. Hao Feng’s ex-girlfriend tries to create a wedge between the couple by manufacturing a series of misunderstandings. A cousin of the Chen family returns and plots to take over the family business. But with Xiao Xia’s perseverance and faith, the Chen family overcomes this ordeal, and Xiao Xia and Hao Feng finally have their happy ending together.
Teaser for Love Actually:
“Call Me” MV Trailer for Love Actually:
Aaaahh, Joe Cheng!
Wow! What a great trailer! And the pictures are great too! I’ll definitely be on this bandwagon… Oh, and the song? Fabulous. Will have to look for somewhere to download it. Is there such thing as an Asian iTunes? (sorry, American ahjumma here. 😉 )
Lol, I wish there was an Asian iTunes!! I have to wait so long before most Asian songs are on iTunes!! -.- It’s hard to find them on iTunes if they’re not usually that popular =(
Thanks Mrs.ockoala for this post ^_^
I have been checking the blog since the trailer came out to see your post about it. Because I know you were waiting long time for it like me 🙂
I LOVED the still, trailer and the lovely song. I think we will have a fun ride through this drama.
Count down to the premiere 🙂
Is this drama dubbed? or is it following the trend of no dub??? Please yes?
Feng Feng~! ~grabbity hands~
This looks angst free, should be a light watch. Great to see Joe all cold and smirky again. I think I only loved him in ISWAK.
Looks like a show that would make me hungry..
Is it just me or does Lee Da-hae look eerily similar to Kim Sun-ah’s pastry chef in Sam Soon?
yes I somehow feel like she looks similar to Kim Sun Ah
She does. With the bangs and the same uniform.
I would guess it is slightly on purpose, since FotG’s chefs did not at all dress like KSS.
kinda wanna watch it but omg I have such a weird dislike on LDH that I can’t stand her on my screen. But omg Joe Cheng looks so hot. Dilemmaaaaa
Joe cheng is awesome! However, his character is love actually is soooooooo boring! He puts me to sleep! the plot and editing is not helping… Worst of all LDH’s straight bangs are getting on my nerves!!!!!!!! Fire her hairstyles!!!! I really like Anna’s character, but her acting sucks…. Her facial expression is sooo exaggerated!!! She looks soo pretty in HAPPY CAMp
Yey, Joe Cheng!
… and oh. lee. da. hae. 😮
This drama looks like such fun!! I hope it gets subbed…
Aw, she looks really cute here! Actually, every looks cute, this seems so sweet. The trailer has made me curious!
Really looking forward to this, having just finished SOP Queen and kinda disappointed (have you watch it yet Koala??) this should be better,!! I love that Henry’s song just really fits in with the teaser.
SOP Queen was a dull mess. Pretty, but boring. I checked out after 10 eps. My love for Hans can only take me so far.
SOP QUEEN’s storyline is like those typical idol dramas. The problem i have was the lack of chemistry between the leads.. I just dont feel the chemistry and the script wasnt doing much to persuade the audience with their passionate love. I think theres more chemistry between the evil model girl and the 2nd male lead compared to other couples in this drama!!
Joe just love him. . .Can i expect its recap?
I just finished watching It Started with a Kiss. Is it weird that looking at these pictures gives me a sinking feeling, like Joe Cheng is cheating on Ariel Lin? #mustlearntodetachfromdramacharacters.
ArJoe fans the world over will always think they are cheating on each other when they do dramas with other actors. ISWAK is just that seminal in their careers.
Lee Da Hae is so pretty. Is this her first Taiwanese drama?
Yes, This is her first Chinese project 🙂 So wish it don’t disappoint and be good and also be a hit (crossing fingers)
Even though we know the OTP is going to kiss eventually, it surprised me that so much was revealed in the trailer.
Is that SOP for T dramas? Give a really BIG taste of the show so the audience pedals along looking for the specific moments to happen?
Thanks for making AKP an international place. I feel so worldly reading about all these dramas, like I’m smarter now. I are*, right?
*Soooo embaraassing – that is what my father says all the time. I am becoming him…
Yup, since many C- and TW-dramas are pre-filmed, so the previews/trailers/stills show pretty much everything from beginning to end. It’s almost always a happy ending anyways so no one cares.
Only a handful of TW-dramas are live-filmed so the trailers don’t show much except for the first few episodes. Some live filmed dramas are: Office Girls, Channel X, The Fierce Wife, and now Miss Rose.
Glad you are enjoying even more other dramas~
I really, really, really hope this isn’t dubbed. That make it so hard for me to watch. Does anyone know if it will be?
Oh…I just looked at one of your earlier posts on the wedding wrap up…looks like she speaks Mandarin…that’s great!
Actually even thought LDH speaks very good Mandarin and she already filmed all the drama speaking her lines in Mandarin but because she has a strong accent, they are going to dub her voice 🙁
The OST is love, I’ve been listening to it on my iPod before haha, and I’m so glad they chose it as the ost. is it me or does lee da hae looks like a younger version of kim sam soon?
there’s so many baking dramas lately too…a baking trend?
correction meant baking and cooking dramas..
Just wondering.. are you watching Queen SOP?
Sorry.. I should have read through the comments first :(.
But speaking about SOP.. It’s pretty much the same typical storyline all over again.. but I don’t know why.. for some reason it’s crack to me. It’s so addicting that I have been watching it for non-stop. But I can’t point out what I exactly like about it.. And there is nothing that grasps me, but I just can’t stop myself from watching it.
I’m so ready to love another Joe Cheng drama. I’ve yet to love any of his dramas (or other Twdramas) as much as I love ISWAK. Love Joe and LDH. This looks good so I’m hoping I enjyo it.
i really like li yi feng….his cute smile and shining eye….i hope he will success as actor and singer…LI YI FENG….CHAIYOK!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is my first mainland drama to watch, just for LDH.
Hmmm while her acting is still great, drama was kinda…exotic? which reminds me of that from philippines.
i love joe cheng he’s soooooooooo HOT! but (just an opinion) i still prefer joe’s and ariel’s on-screen relationship! they act much much more natural than ANY on-screen couple.
last but not least, JOE CHENG I LOVE YOU FOREVER AND ALWAYS! YOU’RE SO HOT AND TALENTED AND AMAZING! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥