6 reasons to watch the adorable Love O2O
New Chinese romcom drama Love O2O, starring Yang Yang and Zheng Shuang, is winning hearts and fans with its gorgeous leads and college romance. Here are some interesting facts about the leading couple and the drama.
1. Yang Yang plays Xiao Nai, campus hottie, basketball star, computer science wiz who is also the top gamer in an RPG (role playing game) that he developed. Did I mention he is gorgeous?
The 24-year-old actor rose to fame playing the lead, at the age of 17, in The Dream of Red Mansions drama series. Many of his fans are said to be so entranced by his handsome visage and stature that they only have eyes for him over anyone else in the drama.
2. Zheng Shuang plays Bei Wei Wei, a computer science student who is also the top female player in the multiplayer online game. She is into her academic study and online gaming.
Did you know she was the Chinese Geum Jan Di? She rose to fame in Meteor Shower, the Chinese version of Boys Over Flowers. She and co-star Zhang Han dated in real life but broke up in 2014. She said she was too insecure and is now focusing on work.
3. The college romance is based on writer Gu Man's popular novel 微微一笑很倾城 (pronounced Wei Wei Yi Xiao Hen Qing Cheng.) It is also known as “Wei Wei’s Beautiful Smile” and “Just One Smile is Very Alluring.” There is also a movie based on the same story, starring Angelababy and Jing Boran.
Gu Man is nicknamed "Turtle" for being slow in delivering her writing. The production team finally realized the best way to make her work faster is to lock her up in a hotel room. (I wonder if I need that solution too sometimes.)
4. Gorgeous fantasy world where the hero and heroine role play as martial arts characters - When Xiao Nai realized Wei Wei was the top female player for the online game, he decided to propose to her in the virtual world to form an alliance. Is he pursuing her for her skills or to romance her? When and how will she find out his true identity?
The many characters in the fantasy world live a parallel life with their own stories. It's like as story within a story.
5. College vibes - The romantic adventure unfolds in a university called Qing University that is located in Beijing. Filming actually took place in real Shanghai universities with lots of campus scenes, giving us an intimate close-up view into modern Chinese college life.
6. Yang Yang speaks with his own voice! Dubbing is widely used in Chinese dramas, but Yang Yang speaks with his own magnetic and beautiful voice in Love O2O. He also sings the theme song in this Youtube video:
Love O2O has the perfect combination of cute romance, attractive leads, college student vibes, fantasy gaming, all wrapped in one enjoyable package. Let's join Xiao Nai (Yang Yang) and Bei Wei Wei (Zheng Shuang) on their journey from online gaming to romance.
You know what else is fantastic about this adorable drama?
The new drama is being simulcast on DramaFever with 2 new episodes available every day from Monday to Saturday. Check it out:
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