After catapulting to stardom with his breakthrough role in last year’s campus drama Go Go Squid! and following it up with the wuxia drama Sword Dynasty, actor Li Xian returns to the small screens with yet another genre under his belt, as he and his co-stars Chun Xia, Wei Daxun and Zhou You have just been announced to feature in the patriotic drama A Love Never Lost 人生若如初见.
Aside from Zhu Yawen who makes a special appearance, Wu Yue, Li Chenglu, Jiang Han, Bai Ke, Kong Lianshun, Kira Shi Shi, Qiao Zhenyu and Liu Mintao also star.
Li Xian stars as the aristocratic Liang Xiang, a bright young thing newly returned from Japan while actress Chun Xia plays Qiu Hong, a young lady escaping the clutches of an arranged marriage. Also joining the cause is Wei Daxun who appears as revolutionary Yang Kaizhi, the exiled Yu Tianbai played by Zhu Yawen and Beiyang soldier Li Renjun portrayed by Zhou You.
Set in the aftermath of the Sino-Japanese war, prepare for a lesson in history because the drama leads us all on a journey to discover the fate of forward thinking youngsters from different social backgrounds disillusioned by the current ruling classes and their fight to save their country and to revitalize its legacy.
Don't sound like much of a love story here…just a patriotic drama. Interesting.