Mike He Returns to TW-dramas with Onsen Beauty Co-starring Rookie Cutie Da Yuan

Two Mike He‘s for the price of one? I’ll take that…..only if the drama is actually any good. If its dreck like Love Keeps Going, I’ll toss both Mikes back into the ocean in a heartbeat. Since doing LKG last Spring, Mike has done a family-themed C-drama that is currently airing in China and getting solid ratings, but its dubbed and I’m not in the mood to see weepy Mike with someone else’s voice instead his smooth timbre. Mike himself is back in Taiwan deep in the midst of filming his next TW-drama called Onsen Beauty co-starring his same-agency rookie actress Da Yuan. She actually played Ella‘s BFF in her movie with Mike called Bad Girls so its not the first time they’ve worked together. The drama is scheduled to air on FTV and run for 14-episodes. Due to its rumored filming delays, its premiere was pushed back from this month and instead SOP Queen took over the slot and is airing right now in Taiwan. In the drama, Mike plays twin brothers, while Da Yuan takes a page from the I Love You So Much handbook and plays a formerly fat girl who loses a lot of weight. I’m assuming onsen bathing plays a part in it. I dunno, just making stuff up here since the story description isn’t out yet. I think Da Yuan is adorable but not sure she’s already got the chops or experience to be playing leading ladies already while Mike is one of those actors that I love in the right roles, otherwise I can pass on him. Not much is known about this drama other than what I’ve written so hopefully when the first previews come out we’ll see if this one has potential.  Continue reading