After Legend of Lu Zhen, I decided to pick up another c-drama that has Zhao Li Ying in it, Cuo Dian Yuan Yang or in english-translated, wrongly picked lovebirds. This drama revolves around the Shi family that consists of three brothers and a sister and their revenge towards a man who murdered their parents and burned down their mansions when they were young. Now, they have grown up and own a large family business enterprise. Su Guang Ping decides to marry off his daughter to the oldest son of the Shi family, Shi Wu Ji so that he can use his daughter’s relationship with her future husband for future business benefits. His daughter Su Huan Er accidentally jumps off a cliff when she tried to run away so she is assumed dead. Her sister which her father never recognised as his daughter, Yi Liu, looks exactly like Huan Er. So Su Guang Ping marries off Yi Liu instead as Huan Er. The whole Shi family doesn’t take the wedding seriously as they suspect Su Guang Ping as the man involved in their parents’ murder. So poor Yi Liu now Huan Er has to undergo tribulations to gain respect from the whole family and be accepted as the real wife of Shi Wu Ji
The drama is 50 episodes long which is actually made of two parts. First 25 episodes are Cuo Dian Yuan Yang which focuses on the Wu Ji and Huan Er’s relationship. The second part, Xi Dian Yuan Yang focuses on Wu Hen, the second son, and Yu Shi’s relationship and also the third son, Wu Jie’s, love story.
I finished the first part and found it quite like My Bratty Princess and Zhao Li Ying did feel a bit like Jang Na Ra. It’s quite cliche at times, or most of the time, but it’s good rom-com with a period setting. I love Zhao Li Ying’s chemistry with her male lead here, Qi Ji (In chinese his name can mean miracle. His english name is MIRACLE, btw. muahaha!). I thought Qi Ji looked like Stonehenge and probably can’t pull off much emotion. It’s still manageable actually and his height is just so distinct when Zhao Li Ying stands next to him. They have quite a few kiss scenes too….muahahaha…’blush”blush’.
Apparently Zhao Li Ying celebrated her birthday during filming as well
I didn’t really like Han Dong in the beginning, but later on I warmed towards his character. His character is careful and sensitive. Although he is feelings for Huan Er is denied by her, he doesn’t lament it or try to take her away forcefully. He thinks a lot for the others and take wisest moves. Later on, he falls for a female cop.
The third brother, Wu Jie and Qiu Yu.
So far, the drama is quite entertaining. 😀 Totally love the couples here…kyaaaaaa!!!!! Of course I love the main couple the most 😀