This pairing is so out of left field in both the level and also suitability with the characters. A new C-drama started filming this week called Stories of Our Youth (Chinese title 199 Love) adapted from the same name novel. It spans three decades telling the story of six kids who grew in the same neighborhood but went their own ways in college reuniting in their thirties when one of them sends a wedding invitation. The female lead is Yang Zi who I can see suiting the role but the male lead is Fan Cheng Cheng (best known as being Fan Bing Bing’s little brother) who is just 22 years old and also totally not at Yang Zi’s level. Not sure what the thought process behind this is but it’ll certainly make for good curiosity watching fodder.
Fan Cheng Cheng actually makes for a surprisingly decent actor, potentially even better than his sister. He took me by surprise in his last drama Time Seems To Have Forgotten with the depth and realism in his acting and I think if he focuses on honing his craft he could potentially have a much brighter future as an actor than just be known for being Fan Bing Bing’s brother. So I’m not too worried on the acting front for this, only maybe curious about their chemistry.
Another nepo kid and another flop in the making lol
With all due respect, this novel is not popular at all.