Love Is Sweet 半是蜜糖半是伤 is based on Qizi He Songzi’s novel of the same name, and focuses on the growth arc of a budding investment banker who is secretly shielded from harm by her knight in shining armour.
Jiang Jun (Bai Lu) is the carefree and somewhat idealistic heroine who is allergic to tears. After her father’s untimely death, she decides to respect his dying wishes and becomes an investment banker. While there, she reunites with Yuan Shuai (Luo Yunxi), who was responsible for stopping her from crying (literally) as a child.
Surprisingly, the adult Yuan Shuai is nothing like how she remembered and never has a good word to say about her. However, Jiang Jun isn’t one to give up in the face of adversity, and eventually succeeds in creating a name for herself in the cut-throat world of investment banking. Costars include Gao Hanyu (The King’s Avatar), Riley Wang Yilun (Nine Kilometres of Love) and Zhao Yuanyuan (Royal Nirvana).
The 36~40 episode web drama is directed by Yu Zhongzhong (Once Upon A Time in Lingjian Mountain, No Secrets) and written by Wang Wentong (Painting Heart Expert).