“Love is Sweet” is a youth inspirational idol drama directed by Zhongzhong and Wu Jianxin, starring Luo Yunxi and Bailu, co-starring Gao Hanyu, Wang Yilun, Zhao Yuanyu, An Weiling and Guan Zijing, and Xiao Yan. The play has a total of 36 episodes of 47 minutes each.
The play was broadcast on iQIYI on September 27th, 2020. iQIYI is a video website founded on April 22, 2010. Baidu acquired the PPS video business on May 7, 2013, and merged iQIYI with PPS, iQIYI to become Baidu’s platform. iQIYI was listed on NASDAQ under the stock code IQ on March 29th, 2018.
The brief introduction of the plot is as follows:
Jiang Jun is a girl who is severely allergic to tears and has a master’s degree in economics and psychology. The advantages given by her parents made her generous and idealistic. After graduation, Jiang Jun worked in a public welfare organization, doing what she liked. Unexpectedly, her father’s accidental death changed her life. In order to fulfill her father’s last wish, Jiang Jun decided to enter the investment bank MH.
In MH, Jiang Jun accidentally meets his childhood playmate Yuan Shuai. After a brief reunion, Jiang Jun found the umbrella of his childhood, and the gentle Yuan Shuai brother turned out to be her enemy everywhere. In the highly competitive investment bank, some people secretly set up against Jiang Jun, some people manipulate her as a chess piece, and some see her as an eyesore.
Jiang Jun avoided many difficulties by virtue of her kindness, outstanding EQ, and rich imagination. After all kinds of hardships, she finally gained her career and love.
The play has been released for a short time, and only in terms of the current situation, the play has a rating of 7.4 out of 10 in Douban. Got a score of 9.2 on IMDb, with a full score of 10. Douban commentators generally said that although the show has outdated routines and lack depth, it has excellent production level and compact rhythm, and is very good as leisure content.
The play is a love comedy, which largely imitates Korean love dramas. At present, it seems that the imitation is very good. Although the plot itself is not fresh, the actors are beautiful, the costumes are exquisite, and the scenery is attentive. some viewers say that “a random screenshot can be used as wallpaper.” During the COVID-19 epidemic, many Chinese audiences increased their intensity of watching dramas, a fast-paced comedy series that can also ease the audience’s aesthetic fatigue.
The play is directed by Yu Zhongzhong and Wu Jianxin. Yu Zhongzhong is not a well-known director in China, but he has made some achievements. Yu Zhongzhong was born in Taiwan in 1978, and his shooting experience is mainly youth idol dramas. “Love forward”, directed by him, has won the title of Taiwan’s TV ratings for 21 weeks in a row, and “Bi Qu NV Ren” has been nominated for six major TV Golden Bell Awards. Wu Chien-Hsin is also a director of Taiwanese idol dramas, but he has limited experience and few outstanding masterpieces.
Luo Yunxi, the lead actor of the play, whose stage name is Leo, was born in Chengdu, Sichuan Province on July 28, 1988. He is a male singer and actor from mainland China. He graduated from the Dance Academy of Shanghai Drama Academy. Luo Yunxi made his debut as a member of the JBOY3 group on December 27th, 2010. In 2012, the JBOY3 group was officially disbanded; on April 27th, Luo Yunxi and Fu Longfei formed a “JL” combination. He began to appear in movies in the same year. The most acclaimed works include “Ultimate Ranger”, “Ashes of Love”, “Love is Sweet” and “My Sunshine”.
The play’s leading actress, Bai Lu, whose real name is Bai Mengyan, was born on September 23, 1994, in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province. She is an actress and model in mainland China. The most acclaimed works include “Love is Sweet”, “The World Owes Me A First Love”, “Arsenal Military Academy”, “The Legends” and “King is Not Easy”.