Given how Zheng Shuang’s popularity has soared since Just One Smile is Very Alluring, it seemed like she could do no wrong especially in a drama that reunites her with former co-star Ma Tianyu, an actor also riding the highs of his recent performance in Ice Fantasy. Nevertheless, their latest offering Beauty Private Kitchen 美人私房菜 turned out to be a huge flop, failing to even break into the daily top ten in the face of competition.
Feedback seems to echo its performance as people balk at the shoddy production and uninventive plot. It already took this drama which was shot in 2014 a few years before seeing the light of day but broadcast networks have decided to pull the plug anyway. Airing in its place is City Still Believe in Love, a rom-com originally slated to premiere early next year.
Although, I wouldn’t want to waste time on a bad drama, it seems like terrible planning and a slap in the face to air something and drop it just like that. I didn’t know they could do that!