Boys to Men 拜托啦师兄 recently drop new posters introducing it’s ensemble cast. It’s been almost a month since its booting ceremony and what we know so far is that it is a sports-themed drama and features Chinese olympic fencing champion Sun Wei who is making a special appearance.
It is led by Xu Kaicheng, Liu Shiliang, Fan Jinwei, Zhou Yixuan of the Chinese-South Korean boyband UNIQ, Sun Wei, Wang Youjun, Chang Zhekuan and Zhu Chaoyi.
If you go through the drama’s official Weibo account, you’d see the boys undergoing fencing training. You have to admire these boys’ dedication especially since they are relatively new with no “big star” to give it an extra boost. Xu Kaicheng who takes the lead was the shady boyfriend in Moonshine and Valentine. He’s been breaking into leading roles in web dramas but none that he can claim as his representative work just yet.
The posters would have looked nice and raw if the boys avoided making goofy or sultry faces. Haha. The one poster that worked for me was that of Fan Jinwei. If that had been THE poster I saw, I would have been curious about the drama from the start whereas Zhu Chaoyi‘s lip biting pose might have turned me away. I don’t know what he was thinking with that pose! Haha! It does not look sexy or alluring at all! The other poses just confused me.
I don’t know if this is meant to be a serious drama or a funny one. There is such a disconnect, but one thing’s for sure, it’s overflowing with testosterone.
What do you think?