Never Gone: So You Are Still Here 原来你还在这里 is a 36-episode Chinese drama adapted from a popular novel by Xin Yiwu 辛夷坞. The movie adaptation starred visual couple Crystal Liu and Kris Wu while the drama stars Yang ZiShan and Elvis Han.
The story follows the leads from their schooldays until adulthood, and I’m glad they got Li Lan Di and Hu XianXu to play the younger counterparts because as much as I find Yang ZiShan beautiful, it may be overkill for her to play a student whens she’s in her thirties. The theme about two former college sweethearts seems to revolve around second chances, which I’m seeing more and more of in dramas.
Su Yun Jin (Yang Zi Shan) is the quiet girl in school who attracts the attention of Chen Zheng (Elvis Han), the rich, bold and handsome guy who is head over heels in love with her. Because of his earnest persistence, Su Yun Jin finally accepts Chen Zheng and they start dating yet the disparity in their lifestyle, ideals and personalities result in a breakup. They meet again years later after Su Yun Jin has established her career. Can they still rekindle their past feelings?
Oof, Elvis Han seems to be playing the lovestruck puppy again, that is until he breaks the walls put up by the heroine. I sense an angsty road ahead. I’m not quite ready for another Siege in Fog though I’m comforted by the thought that this author doesn’t seem to revel in tragedy as much as Fei Wo Si Cun. Meanwhile, Elvis Han adorably reunites with Tan Jianci in this. They played Sima Yi and Cao Pi in Secret of the Three Kingdoms.
The three couple pairings include Yang ZiShan and Elvis Han, Toby Lee and Su Qing, Lyric Lan YingYing and Tan JianCi.
Release Date: November 6, 2018 Youku
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