I don’t think I actually read the synopsis of this drama. I just went for it honestly not expecting much, but freaking Wu Qian has me laughing from the beginning. Apparently it was supposed to be inspired from My Love from the Stars. I can see the resemblance but there are major differences and I found this one much more entertaining. I don’t have anything against Kim Tae Hwan, but I really don’t understand why they used him. There are so many great actors in China who could have played the role better, but nevertheless he was okay. I like how unpredictable the moments are.
Wu Qian places Tian Jing Zhi, a famous actress. Kim Tae Hwan plays Xue Ling Qiao, a super human who was frozen from hundreds of years ago and reawakened by Jing Zhi.
Tian Jing Zhi (Wu Qian) is a famous actress but always play only the second lead, the typical antagonist. Her best friend Zhang Xuan Xuan always plays the protagonist which has them bickering often, but they’re as close as sisters. I think they’re loyalty to each other is remarkable and quite heart warming. I remember the beginning when Jing Zhi was about to jump off a building, or at least you thought she was, the security guard calls out to her and asks if she’s going to do it for real this time. It was really suspenseful and it just cuts to his comment, which was hilarious. They sit down and have a chat at the rooftop so she can rant about her situation. She had proposed to her boyfriend Li Yan Zhi (Fu Jia), but he rejected her and said he was in love with her friend. Every time when you think you’re about to see a cliche, cringing, cheesy scene, one of the characters points it out which is really refreshing. Jing Zhi’s interaction with the people around her is just really funny.
Xue Ling Qiao for some reason seems to have lost all his emotions as a human after so may centuries. Basically someone tried to kidnap is frozen body and they get into a car accident with Jing Zhi who was driving recklessly, angry at the proposal rejection. Her blood flows towards Ling Qiao’s body and enters him which revives him. He sees her lifeless body and feeds her some of his magical blood in return, which instantly heals her. Of course no one including her understands why she lived with not even a bruise so she ends up faking her injuries and stays in the hospital so no one suspects anything.
Not that Ling Qiao’s body suddenly disappeared, mysterious people are out looking for him. You don’t really know why until later. He wants to find the person that put him down centuries ago and realizes Jing Zhi has the connections that might lead him to them. He pretty much forces his way into her household and stays there. She tries to get rid of him many times, not knowing what to do about his superhuman qualities. He can leap really high and move incredibly fast. Another memorable funny moment was when he took her “flying” upon her request. At first it’s all really romantic, until when he lands on her porch and her assistant is sitting there eating ramen. He’s completely stunned. This was another one of those unpredictable things where you think that they’re romance was about to start only to be met with the reality that people are around and might catch them.
What I really like about Jing Zhis is how casual is with people. She still maintains connections with her ex-boyfriends who also happen to be friends. Unlike how many times ex-es never talk to each other after a bad break up, the reality is that sometimes it’s inevitable that when you hang out with the same people, you just come across each other.
Sigh… I think there is something to look forward to every episode and Jing Zhi and Xue Ling Qiao’s friendship is constantly developing. They’ve come to point where they had to fake a relationship otherwise there was no reason they could justify living under the same roof. Only Jing Zhi’s assistant who had saw them flying knew the truth and was helping them out. It’s quite funny how much Jing Zhi’s assistant admires Ling Qiao and disregards Jing Zhi, when they’re all together. He even calls Ling Qiao, his brother.
What I think is pretty sweet about the two characters is that depending on their distance, they can feel each other’s heartbeats. They are aware of each other and know when one is in distress. I remember one time when they were filming, Jing Zhi’s character was put in a bad position. Ling Qiao had no idea they were just acting and came and beat up the male actor, misunderstanding the whole situation. When they’re in a pinch, Xue Ling Qiao transfers blood orally to Jing Zhi to save her, which always catches her off guard.
Although I think they’re pretty good together, I just feel like I’m watching a block of ice every time Kim Tae Hwan’s on screen. There’s not enough emotion and expression that comes with him which I think affects the chemistry between the two main characters in a negative way. I’m not sure if it’s because he started off as a super model and carried a consistent expression on camera or if his character is just supposed to be like that. I understand that if you’ve lived for hundreds of years and have seen so many people just leave you, it’s hard to get attached to someone again. But he’s a bit too emotionless sometimes. I know the idea is that he’s supposed to be caring for Jing Zhi without directly showing her but I don’t know, I think it could be improved…
It’s still really amusing to me how Jing Zhi is constantly in contact with her ex-boyfriends. She’s still bitter about her rejection from Yan Zhi and tries to make him jealous by lugging Ling Qiao around. You can tell that Yan Zhi really cares for her and after a few episodes you see him coughing up blood. This is the typical secretly sick boyfriend dumps girlfriend to cut the pain later on. Anyway, I hope the drama won’t drag for too long!