Someone Like You (聽見幸福) just keeps releasing beautiful promotional concept visuals that it’s hard to keep my anticipations low. The plot and the tone of the promotional visuals seems to be going for the melodramatic tone but the first stills of the couple’s official meeting after Kingone Wang (Ties the Knot) became blind looks pretty lighthearted. He accidentally bumps onto Lorene Ren (Kirsten Ren’s official English name is Lorene Ren) (In A Good Way) who just came out from the spa and she mistakes him as a peeking pervert.
Is “accidentally stumbling upon upper naked body” a standard operating procedure for the pilot episode of SETTV dramas? Because I clearly remember it happened in the pilot episode of In A Good Way (我的自由年代) where Lorene Ren mistakenly enters Lego Lee’s dorm and accidentally saw him changing his clothes. Similar circumstances happened in the first episode of Just You (就是要你愛上我), Pleasantly Surprised (喜歡 . 一個人) and Fall in Love With Me (愛上兩個我). SETTV is probably trying to give us fan-service, flaunting the hot body of their leads. I’m pointing out their laziness for recycling similar plot, not complaining for the exposure of naked upper bodies, ha! I I’m hoping that they’ll balance the angst with more lighthearted stuffs. I have no problem digesting delicious angst or intricate melodramas as long as the development makes sense but SETTV have a track record of writing insane plots for the second half of their drama so I’ll lower my expectations to not get burned later on.
As Kingone Wang and Lorene Ren are 8 years apart, she joked in the press conference that Kingone Wang’s hobbies are activities that old men like her dad usually likes to do. She later explains that she’s not saying that he’s old but she’s complimenting him as there’s an old soul living in his young body. While I don’t think the sizzling chemistry between Lorene Ren and Lego Lee can be replicated, I’m loving their good rapport and chemistry based on their off-screen interactions. Their chemistry feels more at ease and comfortable, which is perfect for their melo romance. Plus, I’m just super excited to see Kingone Wang as the male lead! He’s such an underrated good actor.
Rounding up the cast are Nita Lei (Boysitter, Rock ‘n’ Road ) who will be playing as the second female lead, Sean Lee (Pleasantly Surprised, Marry or Not), Katie Chen (Café·Waiting·Love, An Innocent Mistake) and William Wei (Lady Maid Maid).
Sypnosis: The owner of a departmental store, Fang Zhan-Cheng (Kingone Wang) loses his sight in a tragic car accident while on the way to the wedding photoshoot with his fiancee, Liang Luo-Han (Lorene Ren) and she never woke up after that. 2 years later, to clear up the rumors about his blindness, he makes his first inspection tour on the store counters but he accidentally hears Liang Luo-Han’s voice, which turns out to be Wang Yu-Xi (Lorene Ren)’s voice. His business partner, Shen Wei-Lian (William Liao) is worried that Wang Yu-Xi will expose their secret to the media so he goes to her house and clears up the misunderstanding, he got wind of Wang Yu-Xi’s nursing background in the process and decides to employ her to be Fang Zhan-Cheng’s personal private nurse with high salary.
Someone Like You is slated to follow after Say Again Yes I Do (再一次我願意) and premiere on January 11th, taking over the Sunday timeslot.
On a side note, I really like the official English title of Someone Like You, the meaning of their Chinese title is Hearing Happiness. Props to SETTV for the improvement of not using the word “love”, “like” or “happiness” anymore in their English title, ha!
Previous release of beautiful promotional stills of Someone Like You: http://wp.me/p5pB5Z-1pf