Has it been 5 months since the end of Pleasantly Surprised / Love Myself or You? I was mildly obsessed with that drama (or someone) that I was too mentally exhausted to follow the next SETTV Friday night drama – Aim High, which just finished airing last Friday. However, I think it’s time to revisit the Friday night drama again because Jolin Chien is in it!!!! He is the 2nd lead again and it seems like he’s the type of character you can’t help but love but won’t get the girl. It’s like setting myself up for heartbreak AGAIN! ><
Here’s the synopsis from Viki:
What happens when true love meets Murphy’s Law? Murphy’s Law states “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Guan Xiao Tong (Ivelyn Lee) is known as the “love guru” of the Meet and Match Online Dating Company, able to solve anybody’s relationship issues. After He Zhi Yu (Jenna Wang), a beautiful model, leaves Ji Jia Wei (Danson Tang), he is heartbroken but his father tries to convince him to move on. To help his own divorced father get close to Wu Mei Zhen (Lin Mei Zhen), the boss of the dating company, Jia Wei proposes a joint-company matchmaking event. There, Jia Wei meets Xiao Tong, and the two get off on the wrong foot and they soon delight in tormenting each other. Meanwhile, Mei Zhen’s son, Xiang Zi Yan (Jolin Chien), gets to know Xiao Tong and begins to develop feelings for her. Can dating experts who hold the fate of other people’s happiness in their own hands be able to navigate the tides of their own hearts?
Guan Xiao Tong – 30 years old (Ivelyn Lee)
Love doctor from the online dating company “I MEET YOU”. She specialises in solving members’ love problems, teaching others how to choose their partners and find their true love.
Ever since she was in her mother’s womb, Xiao Tong was the spokesperson of Murphy’s Law. Her mother didn’t want to have another child, and yet she was pregnant again. Didn’t want to have a daughter, and yet she had one. She knew that Murphy’s Law will always catch up to her so she believes that “life will always need a backup”. As an independent white collar lady, she has her own principles in her work and in her everyday life. Even though she’s very cautious in her heart, she yearns for love. As she has been intertwined with Murphy’s Law since she was young, she hasn’t been able to love freely and romantically…
After many failed relationships, plus Xiao Tong realises her friends are over 40 years old and at the 9th grade, at the awkward moment of reaching 30, she starts to have her own theories in choosing her partner, to prevent any risks in love and getting hurt again. However, Xiao Tong meets the “Love rat Ji Jia Wei” and “Perfect 4G guy Xiang Zi Yan” at the same time. It seems like she should choose Zi Yan who meets all of her expectations. But she has “special” feelings for the unconventional, bullying Jia Wei, who doesn’t meet any of her expectations. So does her relationship meets “Murphy’s Law” as well?
Ji Jia Wei – 30 years old (Danson Tang)
Boss of the “Renew” after-divorce (?) firm, whose girlfriend (the only person he wanted to marry) left him suddenly. Since then, he views marriage as useless / rubbish.
Handsome is not enough to describe Ji Jia Wei’s outstanding looks. For all of the divorce couples he manages, the woman will always choose Jia Wei as a rebound! Therefore, Jia Wei deliberately wears a fake wedding band to hide his status. Then he won’t disappoint his clients and also avoid those unsuitable women he can’t get away from. Best of both worlds – it’s safe and keep things interesting…
Although he wants to avoid relationships, it suddenly appears in front of him! Jia Wei’s after divorce firm is located opposite “Love Doctor” Xiao Tong’s match making company! For some reason, that woman who chooses men like she chooses sanitary napkins is always hostile towards him, and even treats him like the love rat who shouldn’t be forgiven! Nothing good happens whenever Jia Wei meets Xiao Tong, but he just can’t seem to get away from her. He can only fight with her amongst the spiralling Murphy’s Law. However, the more he fights, the more Jia Wei becomes braver and he doesn’t plan to admit defeat. Breaking this woman’s “Murphy’s Life” becomes the most interesting thing (besides work) for Jia Wei!
Xiang Zi Yan – 28 years old (Jolin Chien)
Restaurant owner, amateur photographer, the almost perfect 4G guy. His only flaw is that he doesn’t have any!
Zi Yan is handsome and talented with a sense of humour. He’ll leave an impression on you the first time you see him, and you’ll immediately fall in love with him once you start talking to him! Zi Yan spends his days fishing, sun baking or surfing. He is like a ray of sunshine but doesn’t have much to do. He is low-key but charismatic. No one knows Zi Yan is actually the owner of a private restaurant. He has an artistic charm. Even though he doesn’t talk a lot, he is fair and speaks the truth. But sometimes he has a dry sense of humour. Once he speaks to you, you can’t help but keep talking to him!
Zi Yan is happy to let his life and love take its course. He inadvertently sees Xiao Tong while she’s enjoying her food and developed positive feelings towards her. After he gradually finds out more about her, he’s like the psychologist by her side. For Xiao Tong, who is usually the “love doctor” listening to other people’s problems, she now has someone to open up to! Zi Yan makes others feel at ease and is gentle, fully meeting Xiao Tong’s 4G requirements in a partner! Surprisingly, Zi Yan is like her “Refuge from Murphy’s Law”. As long as Zi Yan is by her side, it seems like accidents won’t happen…
Print model. The ex-girlfriend Jia Wei cannot forget. Treats her work as number one, boyfriend number two.
Zhi Yu has an outstanding physique, tall and slim figure, and charismatic charm. Her father is a famous director and her mother is a “Best Actress” award winner. Even though she comes from a well-known family, Zhi Yu insists that she fights for her place in the modelling industry on her own merits. After she starts a relationship with Jia Wei, whilst he is devoted to their love, Zhi Yu gives more of her time to work. So even though they loved each other, they fought often. Zhi Yu never had any great obstacles in her life but after a car accident, her fairytale life seems to have changed! Because of this incident, Zhi Yu falls into a world of fear and pain. As she doesn’t want to be a burden on her boyfriend Jia Wei, she decides to leave…
4G in this drama means – Guts (Someone who takes responsibility), Giver (Someone who respects you), Gentle and Guarantee (Dedicated and not a playboy) – wow that does sound perfect!! I know perfect usually means boring, but… if Jolin can play off that charm, we can all suffer from second lead syndrome again. I need to be mentally prepared for it LOL. However, at the same time I don’t want to have high expectations of this drama – or should I say, I shouldn’t expect it to be as addicting as Pleasantly Surprised because the charm of that drama wasn’t in the story or the leads, it was actually the ensemble cast which had me coming back week after week.
I am surprised though when I read Jenna Wang’s character description. Didn’t expect her to take the noble idiot route, which completely opens the door for Danson’s character to end up with her right?! (Wishful thinking here) I know, I just don’t want poor Jolin to end up alone again. 😉
To be honest the teasers released so far aren’t *that* interesting and doesn’t tell a whole lot about the story. Although in the 5th teaser when she’s describing the “4G guy” why does it sound like she’s describing those female products?!? LOL.
Here’s some cute pics of the cast courtesy of Jenna’s Facebook page.
Murphy’s Law of Love will premier this Friday 20th March and you can watch it on Viki!