I’m not dead yet… just super lazy to write up articles even though I’ve been constantly following the entertainment news updates. GTV’s upcoming Friday Drama, Mr. Right Wanted (徵婚啟事) releases intriguing trailer and beautiful posters starring its leading lady, Sonia Sui (The Pursuit of Happiness). Mr. Right Wanted is set to follow after Apple in My Eye (妹妹) and premieres on 7th of November.
I heard about Mr. Right Wanted last year and was primarily intrigued by the plot, plus super excited to see Christopher Lee (A Good Wife) as the male lead. Rounding out the main cast are Jerry Huang (In Time With You) as Sonia Sui’s long time boyfriend and Yao Yao (Office Girls, King Flower), who’s been said to be improve a lot and even talented enough to grab the Golden Horse New Actor Award for her movie, Step Back to Glory (志氣). I also see several familiar looking faces who cameo as the marriage candidates.
Different with SETTV where their dramas adapt the live-shoot system, GTV’s dramas tend to go through a long period of production phase and the best thing about it is that I don’t have to worry about the quality as they have enough production time and the cast won’t be exhausted as it’s not a live-shooting system. From what I’ve seen so far, this drama looks promising.
Li Hai-Ning is an editor-in-chief of Da Guo Min publishing company. She’s been in a 9-years relationship with her boyfriend, Cheng-Hao but their relationship had been slowly transitioning into a flat and dull state.3 years ago, she was scouted by another company and brought Cheng-Hao with her, leaving a major publishing company for a new company. However, aside from Cheng-Hao’s books, other works of this company is not making any profit. But now, even the sales of Cheng-Hao’s books are slowly becoming stagnant.
Just when she is planning for Cheng-Hao’s new book which is about online marriage-seeking, she discovered several scandals about Cheng-Hao. In a fit of anger, she decided to break out of this predicament and handle the new book by herself, by becoming the protagonist of the book. Thus, she who have no plans of marriage started to look for marriage candidates.
She wrote, “Female, 32 years old. Looking for men who are upright, kind and willing to communicate. Hoping to be friends first before marriage.”
This whole situation whereby marriage is a pre-requisite is like a mirror reflecting the various states of love. She saw many kinds of people and also discovered that she doesn’t truly understand what love is all about. Among the various kinds of 100 candidates, Hai-Ning learnt many things about love: responsibility, promises, missed chances, betrayal, passion… In the end, will she be able to meet true love through this act of marriage-seeking?
The tagline says: No matter how good your credentials are, there will always be someone who doesn’t love you so marriage-seeking is still in progress…
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