In episode 1 of Only Side By Side With You 南方有乔木, William Chan’s character Shi Yue loses his cellphone and tracks it down by inputting the number into his computer.
He later writes the same number on a post-it note for the heroine, played by Bai Bai He, in case she needed to reach him. Ingenious fans seems to have beaten her to it as they tried calling and texting the number after seeing it in the drama. And yes, there is a person on the other line who refers to himself as Shi Yue, he has WeChat too.
Private information in dramas are often blurred out or completely bogus, so to actually get a working number may be a first and a neat marketing gimmick by way of fan interactions.
In response to the overwhelming amount of calls that he (or should I say Shi Yue) has been receiving, William Chan gives an amusingly deadpan statement, “Stop calling my number already.”
Yet it doesn’t end there. William Chan makes his first appearance in the drama all manly and topless. I think it’s safe to say that this is the kind of show that will have a shower scene somewhere down the line and it happens on episode 3!
This time around, fans had a field day giving William Chan virtual back rubs.
His response, “Stop rubbing my back… Since yesterday until today… What’s the point? Can rub something else?