There’s a new drama in town and I can’t help but think that it sounds familiar! My Unicorn Girl 穿盔甲的少女 which finished shooting last November has finally introduced Darren Chen and Sebrina Chen Yao as the leads of another drama in the world of competitive sports on ice.
The first posters reveal Darren Chen in full gear as an ice hockey player and Chen Yao exuding elegance as a figure skater. Yet it doesn’t seem like we’ll be seeming much of the figure skating. According to the My Unicorn Girl synopsis, things don’t exactly work out for the heroine. Instead of becoming a figure skater, she joins the hockey team while in disguise as a man. Then the rest seems like your usual enemies turned friends turned lovers kind of story.
With Skate into Love still so fresh in everyone’s minds, it’s easy to make a connection between the two. Both are school romances with an inspirational theme about chasing your dreams. If we’re really going into detail, not only are both male leads hockey players, their names Li Yubing and Wen Bing both have the Chinese character bing (ice). Even the heroine’s name Sang Tian (sweet) is similar to how Tang Xue’s name in Skate into Love sounds like candy (tang). The similarities makes sense due to dramas being made as tribute to the 2022 Winter Olympics that will be held in Beijing.
I’m not sure that I can really see Darren Chen as a hockey player since he’s quite slender. Then again, I could say the same for Chen Yao who will not only have to pass as a boy (which she’s done many times before), but have to be a hockey player too. Eh, as long as it’s sweet, count me in! Update: It’s just been announced that it will premiere August 23, 2020 on iQIYI.