If We Can Love Like This 如果可以这样爱 is an upcoming romantic melo that tells a passionate love story between a rebellious and slightly hysterical radio host, played by Liu Shishi (Lost Love in Times), and a genius pianist who is diagnosed with heart disease, played by Tong Dawei (Love Actually).
A man and woman commit suicide together, and are later found to have been cheating on their partners. The victims’ respective spouses Bai Kao’er (Liu Shishi) and Geng Mochi (Tong Dawei) meet at the funeral, and decide to take revenge on each other for the suffering their partners made them go through.
However, during the process, they fall in love with each other instead, yet their identities mean they can never have a happily ever after. At the same time, Bai Kao’er’s overbearing brother-in-law Qi Shuli, played by Bao Jianfeng (Six Years, Six Days) also returns from overseas, heralding the start of a messy love triangle.
The 46 episode melodrama was initially pushed back due to legal disputes between the production company Qingyu Media (Lurk, Game of Hunting) and broadcaster Hunan TV. After a lengthy court case, the drama has now secured a place on Hunan TV’s 2018 prime time schedule.