Yup, if the names Tony Yang and Sonia Sui don’t make you excited for this drama, then I don’t know what will. 😛 I kid, I kid. Actually I’m a big Tony Yang fan ever since I saw him in Love Forward. Also if any of you have seen The Fierce Wife, then you know how great of an actress Sonia Sui is. I’m not too sure how Tony and Sonia’s chemistry will be together so I’m still a bit wary about that. But I know for sure that these two are great actors so I’m also very curious to see how The Pursuit of Happiness will turn out. Here’s the first short teaser:
Yeah, the teaser is so short that it doesn’t really do much to raise or lower my expectations about this drama. BUT! Those one-second glimpses of Tony are enough to make me want to see more! I hope that there will be a preview from Tony’s character’s perspective.
^ Seriously, there are hardly any stills with Tony & Sonia together…urgh! I think this is a BTS pic of them filming the opening MV.
Anyways, Sonia Sui plays the role of the heroine–Ji An Lei who has a stroke of bad luck and ends up losing her boyfriend. Tony Yang plays the role of Huang Yi Kang, who is Ji An Lei’s new roommate and also coincidentally wants to win the heart of her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend. Ji An Lei decides to help Huang Yi Kang win her ex’s girl. The two of them become friends but…we all know that they will probably end up developing feelings for each other, right? 😀
The synopsis sounds pretty typical. It sounds like it could be fun but this kind of thing has been done before. I think the drama will be mainly depending on a good script (PLEASE PLEASE LET IT BE GOOD) and the chemistry between Tony and Sonia. I know the two of them have the acting chops but they need a good script to work with, not some half-baked writing. Actually, just from the title alone, I thought that the Pursuit of Happiness would be a human or a slice-of-life drama but…it seems like it will turn out to be…another rom-com. I really hope that it won’t be ‘just another rom-com’. We’ve had enough of those lately. =_=
The Pursuit of Happiness will be airing this October!! Super soon, eh? I’m not sure what the promo team is thinking considering that there’s only one or two months left before it starts airing and yet…the stills that they’ve released so far aren’t that great and there’s only been a couple 10 second teasers and one 40 second teaser. Usually Taiwanese dramas have a lot of promotion through social media but so far The Pursuit of Happiness hasn’t. Come on, give me some more stills of Tony!!! 😉
So, do you think Tony and Sonia can have good chemistry together? Do you think this will be just another rom-com or will it do something different? I will be updating (either this post, or writing up a new one) once new previews and stills are released, stay tuned!
*Update: 11/12/13 – I am 5 episodes into The Pursuit of Happiness and totally loving it, hands down my favorite fall drama of 2013!!! You can check out my reviews here.