The scenic splendor from the first stills of Granting You a Dreamlike Life 许你浮生若梦 gives us a glimpse into what seems to be a beautiful drama. I love the costumes, the colors and how everything blends into an artistic shot. Zhu Yi Long and An Yue Xi take the lead as the main couple pairing in a story that takes viewers back to the Republican era.
From my drama-watching experience, a Republican romance usually means heartaches and tears that are perhaps due to the difficulties plaguing that time. I’ve gotten so used to seeing An Yue Xi in cutesy roles from Tang Bao in Journey of Flower to THE girl in Whirlwind Girl and finally, an alien in the recent lET’s Shake It. I’m sure there’s more, which goes to show that her role in this will be quite a contrast to previous ones. She plays a complicated woman whose identity is a mystery.
On the flip side, I first got introduced to Zhu Yi Long in Border Town Prodigal, which is already quite a tragic character so this one should be right up his alley. The story begins when a French-Chinese comes back from abroad and opens up a diary to learn about a romance from the past.