One of the big draws for me to want to watch something is the synopsis. And the synopsis of The Romance of Tiger and Rose (2020) is just up my alley! Parallel worlds, arrogant princes, and a story come to life. This historical romantic comedy from China started airing May 18 on Tencent Video. Tencent Video usually provides English subs, so I’m definitely going to catch this drama.
Synopsis: Since birth, a screenwriter finds herself becoming a character in the script of her own creation. However, she is not meant to live past three episodes! Chen Xiaoqian is a writer who poured blood, sweat and tears into creating a big female-centric drama. What could have started filming smoothly quickly turned south because of actor Han Mingxing’s reservations about the script.
Feeling wronged, Chen Xiaoqian vows to prove herself yet she accidentally gets stuck in a parallel world where her story has come to life. Now known as the 3rd princess Chen Qianqian, she is an insignificant side character with a horrid reputation that is not meant to live long in the story. In order to live, she starts on a road to reverse her fate. She also gets caught in between the arrogant and black-bellied prince Han Dong and the practically perfect Pei Heng. (Source: ChineseDrama.info)(Source: mydramalist.com)
I’ve watched the lead actress Zhao Lu Si before in various dramas such as I Hear You (2019) and she’s a solid actress. Not familiar with male lead Ryan Ding, who recently starred in Intense Love (2020), but I have high hopes for the couple, as Zhao Lu Si usually has great chemistry with her male leads. The trailer is over the top comedy, and I’m not usually a big fan of slapstick comedy, so hoping they’ll tone it down or it’ll actually be funny in the drama.