An Inch of Lovesickness 一寸相思 (lit.) is loosely based on Ziwei Liunian’s novel of the same name, and has cast relatively new actors Zhang Yao (When We Were Young), Zhang Yaqin (Legend of Fuyao) as leads. Xu Mengyuan (My Huckleberry Friends), Deng Yuli, Zou Tingwei (Ashes of Love) and Zheng Hao (Tribes and Empires) costar.
While on the search for a missing scroll of a prized landscape painting, Zuo Qingci, a young noble disguised as a skilled physician, meets Fei Kou’er, a thief who is a master of disguise and skilled in qinggong. She is later revealed to be Su Yunluo, a young girl who steals valuable medicines from various sects to save her teacher.
Zuo Qingci steps into the murky waters of jianghu / the pugilist world to help Su Yunluo, and belatedly realises that his actions have caused the deaths of his loved ones at the hands of political rivals. Zuo Qingci ultimately decides to enter politics to avenge the death of his family members and purge the court of corrupt officials once and for all.
The 36+ episode web drama is directed by Mao Kunyu (Tomb of the Sea) and written by Wu Tong, screenwriter of A Love So Beautiful (not to be confused with the other Wu Tong, whose credits include Battle of Changsha and The Story of Minglan).