I dropped You Light Up My Star early on not for anything particularly wrong with it but finding myself disengaged from the whole proceedings which felt a little but clinical. One great set up bit behind the conflict is where leads Joe Cheng and Janine Chang, who play top actors in the drama, have struck box office gold with their first romantic pairing and thereafter find themselves pairing up over and over again by the studios to churn out increasingly brain dead fare just to capitalize on fan affection for them. The situation ends up being the tinder for the conflict and for good reason, acting is by nature the playing of a role and to be stuck in playing the same role as the guy in love with the same girl but in different narrative settings is a professional noose for any thespian. That’s why I’m thrilled, and have mad respect, for Annie Chen when she turned down SETTV‘s heavy wooing for her to do the currently airing daily drama Love Cheque Charge with her twice costar George Hu. A daily with George and Annie would be easy ratings but does neither good for improving their craft.
Annie doesn’t have to wait long to come back to the small screen as she picked up a TVBS idol drama in lieu of LCC and with a whole new set of costars. The drama is called Bad Romance (I’ve also seen it referred to as Boysitter) and has a Chinese title of 摩女搶頭婚 which is translated literally as Witch Who Snatches The First Wedding. Annie plays older than her age as well as a single mom juggling a bustling career. Her two male leads are both highly lauded acting talent but fresher faces to most English-speaking viewers. River Huang (the one with long hair) tries out a frothy idol drama for a change but he burst into acting in a big way with his first drama Dangerous Mind winning the Best Drama award at the Golden Bell that year and River won Best Actor both as a newbie and one of the youngest at 18 years old. Malaysian Chinese actor Melvin Sia, who himself is a Golden Award best actor winner, rounds out the love triangle as Annie finds herself choosing between her long time boyfriend who doesn’t want to get married and a prickly younger playboy who might just reform his ways. I’m just thrilled this cast and story sounds fresh(er) than most TW-dramas lately so check out all the early filming pics below.
Younger playboy who might just reform his way is going to get the girl?
The playboy is the long hair guy no?
Is she got a nose job? Coz i dont recognize her at all on the first pic
No she looks the same as in Love Now, and Love Around. I still love Annie Chen with George Hu, they are fantastic together on screen and off.
I love her and George together. The chemistry is so good. Love both of them.
This looks interesting, and I am so ready for a good Taiwanese rom-com.
Same for me. My last TW drama was… Better not check.
Massive SLS coming my way for this: Some men just rock the long hair. 🙂
That long hair is disgusting…
Long hair is just… Hair. You have the right not to like this for men but its not “disgusting”. >.>
quite the contrary, in my book.
*GASP* But he looks really good with long hair. But that’s just because I like long hair on guys 😛
Melvin Sia’s shoes remind me of a X-MAN segment starring Lee Seung Gi describing Kim Jang Hoon’s “flower grandma shoes”! 😀 See the fun here => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ2w4BN_3jw
ahahaha 🙂 I could seriously spend all day watching X-MAN clips 🙂
Try it if you have time. I’ve done it before and my zygomatics were much thankful. 😉 😀
Meow! I think I’ll check this out for those lucious long locks.
That guy is hot!
Clearly I’m shallow, because I was in for watching this drama as soon as I saw the ridiculously hot guy with the longer hair.
Me Too! He rocks the locks!
Something about a playboy with long hair who reforms his ways makes me think of Last Cinderella’s Miura Haruma. Just me?
That guy with the long hair reminds me of Vanness Wu on Meteor Garden.
Loveeee and have great respect for Annie too. She has high EQ when dealing with the media and all the projects she chose end with high ratings. Definitely check this out. Love the fresh faces! And thank God no SetTv for this one! Getting bored witb SetTv
I had to look a second time on the 1st pic juz confirm it’s a guy with long hair. k
Ooh.. I first saw Melvin Sia in the TW drama Dragon Gate..with Alice Ke and Tammy. His tall and good looks definitely got my attention more than Sunny did.. Excited to see him in an upcoming TW drama!!! 🙂
Can’t wait for this drama. Can anyone tell me when it will be broadcast. Love to watch Annie Chen’s drama.
Can’t wait for this drama. Love Annie Chen acting. Olivier Huang is better looking than George Hu. I don’t mind she pair with Chris Wang. They both are humorous and got good chemistry.