Director Winnie Helms C-drama Tiny Time 1.0 with Peter Ho and Ivy Chen

Yay, my favorite TW-director is back with a new drama! Director Winnie (Qu You Ning), after most recently helming the critically acclaimed ratings success In Time with You starring Ariel Lin and Bolin Chen, has been tapped to adapt popular modern C-novel Tiny Time 1.0 by writer Guo Jing Ming. The extremely good looking large cast assembled in Shanghai this week for a filming kick off party, despite the drama already been filming for the past month. I sneaked a peek at the footage shown and it looks really good. Starring Peter Ho, Ivy Chen, Li Yi Feng, Kiton Jiang, Kimi Qiao (reuniting him with Feng Feng from when they got their start in the same music competition in Anhui in ’08), and Andrea Chen (formerly Jassie when she played Maggie in ITWY), the story is billed as a very frank and honest look at twenty-somethings living in Shanghai and dealing with both romantic, professional, and personal struggles.

Ivy finds herself in a love triangle with her boyfriend played by Li Yi Feng and her boss played by Peter Ho. Oh ho, I foresee lots of messy crying forthcoming. Though with Director Winnie at the helm, and a story that has a huge following for being well-written and captures the authentic flavor of the current generation of Chinese youth, this drama will probably be a C-version of ITWY except with a larger cast of interwoven love stories. Ivy and the other three female leads are four friends from college that have transitioned to professional life and trying to figure things out. Now I’m tempted to read the novel, which sounds like the perfect Summer reading when I head off on my vacation next week. Continue reading