The Love Equations 致我们甜甜的小美满, previously known as The Sweet Love Story, is a romance drama based on Zhang Qianqian’s novel The Boat and the Beginning. If you loved the warm, playful romance that A Love So Beautiful and Put Your Head On My Shoulders offered, then you might want to indulge yourself in the latest gift from the same author that brought you the two novel-turned dramas.
It stars Flavour It’s Yours lead actor Simon Gong Jun as a medical forensic science student with a cold and detached demeanor. He’ll be acting alongside rookie actress Liu Renyu from Produce 101 who takes the role of an adorable and bubbly Literature student. If the previous Zhao Qianqian dramas were about school crushes, this seems a little different this time with a couple that go their separate ways and find each other again, more than once!
Ah, sounds dramatic! But putting my trust in the writer’s previous works, it already looks like another light, campus drama that’s good to binge when you’re feeling gloomy. The Love Equations brings together another mix of friendly and fresh faces that include Li Geyang, Wanyan Luorong, An Yongchang, and Gao Qiuzi.
I like that the cast are mostly rookies since it’s one way to make them shine rather than pitting them in a drama against a LOT of popular names. Heck, I haven’t even seen the female lead before. It was easy enough falling for Shen Yue, Hu Yitian, Xing Fei and Lin Yi, I’d look forward to meeting this new pairing too. Personally, I think youth dramas are the ideal medium to showcase a newbie’s talent. It’s light and often relatable for the audience.
No matter how cliche, I always find myself coming back to dramas from this genre from time to time because it takes me back to the memory of love that’s so easy and less complicated. Ah, young love!
Release Date: April 10, 2020 Tencent
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