With so many period C-dramas stuck at the censor approvals for whatever fangled reasons there are, a youth romance is dropping in our laps this week and thank you for Lighter and Princess! Hate the title but really intrigued by what I see. Starring young leads Chen Fei Yu and Zhang Jing Yi, he’s 22 and she’s 23 and they play college kids in love before getting torn apart and then brought back together and it’s all so much more dramatic than I expected from the early promos. It’s like a Lee Kyung Hee melodrama moved to China and aged down to wee babies like these two. Chen Fei Yu of course got his mega start with Ever Night but I wasn’t keen on checking that out so I am excited to see why he constantly looks so emo and put upon but in a believable way. Zhang Jing Yi is one of those fast rising young actresses nipping at the heels, she reminds me of Zhou Ye a lot, and she’s part of Chen Kun and Zhou Xun‘s agency which makes me think they saw something super talented in her. Lighter and Princess drops today on November 3rd on Youku so check out the preview below with subs and maybe this is right up your alley.
Trailer for Lighter and Princess (English subs):