Well-Intended Love 2 is not a sequel after all, set to release on Feb. 13

Xu Kaicheng and Wang Shuang reunite for another drama that hopefully has all the cuteness of the first one but without the creepy twist.

So it turns out that Well-Intended Love 2 is actually not a direct sequel, but a similar story with the same cast, crew, and character names. The drama is loosely based on novel Heir Games: Private Sweetie 豪门游戏:私宠甜心宝贝 (yeah, it sounds that ridiculous in Chinese, too) and follows your usual rom-com troupes.

The drama is set to stream on Feb. 13 on Sohu and Tencent, no news of whether Netflix will also pick this one up. Here’s the latest trailer and some stills below the cut:

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Well-Intended Love 2 releases trailer

It has just dawned on me that Xu Kaicheng and Song Weilong would look great together in a drama.

The sequel to surprise hit rom-com Well-Intended Love, Well-Intended Love 2 奈何BOSS要娶我 2 has released its first trailer. The drama is said to “stream soon” and brings back the cast of Xu Kaicheng, Wang Shuang, Yi Bochen and Li Jiaxi and director Wu Qiang. Not sure if Netflix will also pick this one up.

I never finished the first one because I got mad at the male lead for lying to her, but it was really cute up until that revelation. I’m a little surprised that they still haven’t announced to the public they were together yet, but it looks like that revelation is what the sequel will be about.

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Well-intended Love sequel concludes filming

Xu Kaicheng and Wang Shuang return for another season of cuteness.

The surprise hit Well-intended Love 奈何boss要娶我2 (available on Netflix) got a sequel! I didn’t know it even began filming, but filming has concluded last week. The original cast of Xu Kaicheng, Wang Shuang, Yi Bochen and Li Jiaxi will all return for the sequel, as will the director Wu Qiang. Since it’s a Sohu exclusive, you can expect it to come out fairly soon.

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Well-intended Love continues Sohu’s trend of mindless cuteness

Xu Kaicheng is a roll with two small-budget rom-com hits,  I’m a Pet at Dali Temple and this.

Sohu’s exaggerated but so-cute-you-want-to-squeal rom-coms are my guilty pleasure dramas.  The latest hit,  Well-intended Love 奈何boss要娶我, continues that trend.    The series that reportedly is still waiting on payment for many of its staff got popular enough that its host Sohu has changed it from streaming two episodes a week to three and then four episodes per weeks after fans threw a riot.   

When struggling actress Xia Lin  (Wang Shuang) needs a bone marrow transplant to survive, she strikes a deal with the donor to marry him in a contract marriage in exchange for the donation.  As it turns out, she hit the jackpot with  Ling Yizhou (Xu Kaicheng), a wealthy, attractive businessman who is also actually really considerate and sweet. The love quad is joined by fellow actor  (Yi Bochen).  The male lead’s otc assistant (Huang Qianshuo) and the female lead’s over-imaginative best friend (Liu Jiaxi) also make a super cute side couple.

It’s available on Netflix here.


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I’m a Pet at Dali Temple stills

Some stills from currently airing fantasy rom-com I’m a pet at Dali Temple 我在大理寺当宠物, where the main lead turns into a cat/human post kiss after touching a special crystal, but early on she thought it was post-kiss.   It’s pretty light-hearted and cute if you want something to just smile to.

The series stars Xu Kaicheng, Hu Yixuan, Wang Xiran, and Xu Jiawei.  You can watch two episodes per week on Sohu (not area blocked) here.

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Another cat protagonist in I’m a Pet at Dali Temple

I can’t believe there are two dramas about humanoids trapped in cat form coming out within a week.  Luckily, at this one uses a real cat instead of a CGI one.

A somewhat crossover between Let’s Shake It and The Eternal Love, rom-com I’m a cat at Dali Temple 我在大理寺当宠物 brings cdrama one step closer to the furry world as it introduces us to yet another lead character trapped in a cat’s body.

When the modern female lead tried to help a cat, she got teleported to the Dali Temple (not an actual temple, it’s more like ancient Chinese supreme court) in cat form.  She’s quickly picked up by a detective at the Dali Temple who takes her as a pet.   She switches into a human/cat whenever she touches a magical stone.   Thus begin her quest to find all five stones, one of whom lies on the neck of the chief detective at the Dali Temple.

The series stars Xu Kaicheng, Hu Yixuan, Wang Xiran, and Xu Jiawei.  You can watch two episodes per week on Sohu (not area blocked) here.  Trailer below:

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“SOP Queen 2 : The Queen’s Epoch” male cast photoshoot

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I bet Zhang Han wishes “H4” of Meteor Shower were rich enough to dress like this.

The wonderfully crafted SOP Queen continues its  trend of great fashion and stylists, wonderful eye-candy, and fanciness all around  in the follow-up drama  胜女的时代.

After an one-year hiatus, Zheng Shuang finally  returns to work, this time playing a pair of twins who were separated at birth, as all twins are. Talented but coming from a simple background, Zhang Han’s role was (shock) in love with Zheng Shuang’s wealthy twin.  When the two planned to runaway together to escape her arranged marriage, she dies on the way to meet him and her younger twin is brought in to act as her. Shocked by the seeming-betrayal, Zhang Han plots revenge but can’t help falling in love with the younger twin. (more…)