Amongst the many things you shouldn’t be doing whilst drunk, posting on social media has got to be one of those things that will surely come back to bite you in the butt the next day. That’s how To Love 最初的相遇 actor Lin Gengxin found himself in a sticky situation after slamming netizens who gave harsh critiques toward his drama, calling it dog blood (a Chinese slang for unbelievably cliche and exaggerated) and complaining about the editing. In particular, a netizen gave To Love a one star rating on Douban with the comment, “Watched for a while, where is the main plot? an insignificant drama endlessly filled with water, the pacing is a mess, to say it’s an advertisement is too long, to say it’s a music video, it’s not even that pretty, it’s not good enough to kill time.”
In a now deleted post, Lin Gengxin responded “did you really watch the show? Or did you watch too much (episodes) of Pleasant Goat (Xiyangyang cartoon)? How was it repetitive? How is it an MV? You were raised by your parents, why is sweet romance considered dog blood? Who says suspense dramas can’t have a bit of romance? I think you’re no less immoral in school or at work. Or is every couple has to be blamed for everything? Everyone’s a film critic, do you know anything about editing? Don’t tell me you’re a filmmaker *spit emoji*. Serious filmmakers, they don’t play this game.” And if you look closely enough, the post was accompanied by a photo of what appears to be the actor possibly holding up the middle finger.
Oh boy, the actor might be known as a straight shooting guy who sometimes forgets to filter his words, but whoa that is some drunken rant! I guess he must’ve realised that too since he later took down the post and instead wrote “okay, I drank too much, went to bed and disturbed everyone. I apologise for giving offense. Requesting everyone to please cut me some slack. No one has it easy”. It seems that the rant was not taken well as To Love dropped from a Douban rating of 6.8 when the actor took a screenshot to 4.8 as of the writing of this post.
There are so many dramas and shows now that are being underrated or sometimes even overrated just because of the actors in the dramas. But the drama is not only just the actors, there are also the people who work behind the scenes just for a piece of art to be produced. Even if people don’t like the actors, then they should at least appreciate the hard work of the other people who helped make the drama
I agree. Personally i think to love has unconventional timeline, a lot of unpredictabke plots….and not mention kenny’s good acting. There is one drama that i dont want to say its title that just depend on ones actor’s popularity.. its not fair for the other dramas i think.
Not a smart move by the actor. Haven’t seen the drama but a LOT of dramas are super cliche with the same recycled plots. Barely anything feels unique as a viewer if you have been watching dramas non stop for years. What CAN make them stand out is the acting, chemistry, OST’s, cinematography, costumes etc so. So yeah I can see where the Netizen and both the actor are coming from.
However, the netizen has every right to rate the drama however they like and no matter what the actor personally thinks there will always be people who hate the drama. So definitely dumb of him of trying to argue with the netizen and even bringing up the netizen’s parents in the argument.
I’m watching To Love here and there, if it wasn’t for LGX I would have dropped it. I notice he doesn’t take criticism lightly…it’s good to know when your bad so you know how to improve. It’s understandable he reacted this way since a lot of work was put into it, but he must overcome the fact that no matter what, netizens who dislike him or his work will always find him in the wrong. Better to let it go.
What the heck
Remember he called Tzu Yu a bitch? He still has the same attitude. LGX, last time Princess Agents did not even have a plot but you had a hit because of Zhao Liying. Without her this time, this is the reality how these dramas would really score.
Everyone is entitled to have his own opinion, including one’s preference of a drama. I do think actors need to stay away from reading nasty comments. Otherwise, incident like this will happen. Who knows that it won’t backfire.
Classic LGX, he really have a bad attitude and sounds arrogant. This is not the first time he shows that behavior.
Dropped it since ep 2. I just didnt get the ‘feel’ to continue. Not my cup of tea. But boy, it’s PREFERENCE. I don’t have to be a critic to choose which drama i like the most.
At the beginning of the drama, it was kinda of dragging, lot of repeating scenes, but LGX and Gai Cass were great together, great chemistry, great acting from both actors. The story is getting better after ep.2
Watched to love !amazing actors LGX and Gai Cass.They are great together.