I’m pretty sure most of you are here because of the name “Chris Wu” in the title, so let’s cut straight to the case–yes, Chris Wu whom gained legions of fangirls in King Flower/Substitute Princess is back. And yes, he does have a new hair color. (A lot of people are making a big deal over the hair-color change..what can I say? It seems like most people are liking the new hair color! Me included.) At first I did a double take when I saw him in the previews because it took me a minute to realize who it was, heheh.
Anyways Chris Wu plays the role of a famous music producer who ends up hitting the rock bottom of his career and is betrayed by the people he loves most. The only one who stays by his side is, surprise surprise, the heroine (played by Kimi Hsia). She was once a popular child star but is now only an ordinary aspiring singer.
Official synopsis translation:
“Lin Wei Zhen (Kimi Hsia) was a famous child actor but lost her popularity after she grew up. She is at a low point in her life. In contrast, legendary music producer Zhou Shu Yu (Chris Wu) is at the peak of his career. All the singers he collaborates with become famous and best selling. Wei Zhen enters Shu Yu’s world through a song. However, Shu Yu is betrayed by his girlfriend Yang Jia Xin and his partner/assistant Xu Li Da and lost everything. The trouble prone Wei Zhen was the only one who will continue the journey with Shu Yu.”
Opening Theme Song MV – You’re the Only by Mayday
Anyways, of course, both of the MV’s that were released for Rock ‘n Road so far are awesome. This is coming from TVBS, which also had an amazing MV for its 2013 drama Dragon Gate. At the time, the MV had gotten me so hyped up over Dragon Gate but it turned out to be a flop. T_T”” So I am trying VERY HARD to not get my hopes up for Rock n’ Road but……..I can’t help it, the opening theme song is already so addicting!!! I really hope that Rock n’ Road will be an improvement from Dragon Gate. >_<
Of course, the one thing I am wondering is, how much of this drama will be about music? O_O Apparently Kimi Hsia (I don’t think I have seen her in any dramas before) is not a professional singer and neither is Chris Wu. Was the band concept in the opening MV…just a concept? Are the characters going to be singing in the show? Well the drama is coming out on March 16 2014, which means that I won’t have to wait long to find out! 😉 I was also surprised to find out that it is already licensed to be subbed on Viki! I take it that means we can watch it in ~HD~? *W*
I am also curious about how Kimi Hsia will do as the lead actress, since I haven’t seen her in any dramas before. So far she has a totally infectious smile in the MV’s and I think she has the charisma to be the lead. I’m also looking forward to seeing the rest of the supporting cast since the side characters are also very fun in the MV’s/previews!