Get ready to learn more about the characters from Wallace upcoming drama. The English title is not yet announced. I’ll be shortening it to Blooming Flowers until the official title is released. The production team is still filming in Xiamen, China and these are the latest released stills of the cast members.
Jona did such an awesome job writing descriptions for each characters according to the novel, I decided to do a quick post for an easy read.
Novel Title: 一路繁花相送
English: All Along the Way, Blooming Flowers Shall See Us Off
Broadcast: Dragon TV, Jiangsu Satellite TV, Tencent Online
Director: Liu Miaomiao
Genre: Urban Romance Drama
Starring: Wallace Chung, Maggie Jiang, Aaron Yan, Christina Mok Yun Wen, Christopher Lee
Wallace Chung as Lu Fei
Jona: Wallace is acting as Lu Fei who came back, determined to win back Xin Chen’s love because along the way, he accidentally discovered Xin Chen’s true feelings for him and realized he also had never once forgotten her. Lu Fei was anxious because Xin Chen kept denying her true feelings for him. This is because Lu Fei had disappointed her in the past, through many misunderstandings when they were both very young. Xin Chen was afraid of getting hurt again, so she could not openly, fully and heartily love another man. She stubbornly refused to acknowledge that she still loved him. To me, this is about having a second chance to love and put things right. Lu Fei is more matured now. He is also more patient and composed to manage their relationship compared to when they were both young and headstrong.
I understand that between the novel and the script, there are slight differences. Both Lu Fei and Xin Chen’s occupations are different from the novel. Not sure if there are any other change or modification that differ from the novel.
Meggie Jiang as Xin Chen
Peanuts: When they were 15 years old, Xin Chen said to Lu Fei, “Anyway, your first kiss belonged to me.” When they were 17 years old, Xin Chen said to Lu Fei, “I don’t want to be anyone’s responsibility.” When they were 25 years old, Xin Chen said to Lu Fei, “I don’t have the right to act willfully and become an uninvited guest in other people’s life after saying good-bye.” The feeling as childhood sweetheart has already become life’s most warm memories. Is it possible for it to continue unchanged until forever?
When they met again, she was no longer naive and straightforward, no longer believe in love. Their meeting means nodding to each other to say hello or a new beginning?
Won: Somehow Peanuts is never here, but she still manage to make an appearance.
Aaron Yan as Lin Le Qing
Jona: Aaron is acting as Lin Le Qing (Bruce as in the novel). He is a close friend of Xin Chen’s who is a few years younger than her. According to the novel: They met when she went on an expedition. He saved her life when she was seriously sick, which almost cost her life. Bruce has been keeping in touch with her since then and has a soft spot for her. But Xin Chen only has brotherly feeling for him.
Christopher Lee as Xin Kai Yu
Jona: Christopher Lee is acting as Xin Kai Yu, the young open-minded and happy-go-lucky father of the leading actress XinChen. He is a good father who treats his daughter like a friend but not a devoted parent since he is always working away from home. Kai Yu met Xin Chen’s mother when they were still in school. Xin Chen’s parents separated after giving birth to Xin Chen resulting in Kai Yu becoming a single parent to a young teenager. Most of the time, Xin Chen was in the care of her uncle, Kai Yu’s elder brother.
Christina Mok Yun Wen as Ji Rou Li
Jona: According to the novel, Ji Rou Li was Lu Fei’s fiancee and has been pursuing him for years. She even tried to seduce him. Rou Li knew all along that Lu Fei has an unforgettable past love, yet she was willing to wait for him. When Lu Fei finally realized that he cannot forget Xin Chen, he asked Rou Li to forgive him and broke off their engagement. As Rou Li was still not willing to give up on Lu Fei, things get interesting when she tried to find out who is the mystery girl who captured Lu Fei’s heart for so many years.
Li Sheng as Xin Di
Jona: Xin Di is the female lead’s (Xin Chen) cousin and childhood friend. She is also our leading man’s (Lu Fei) childhood friend, as both their parents are family friends. Lu Fei first met Xin Chen when he was helping Xin Di with her studies at her house.
Li Hao Xuan as Dan Wei Fan
Jona: He is Xin Di’s schoolmate. During school days, Wei Fan was very popular among the girls and was taken as a spoiled flamboyant playboy. Because of that, Xin Di was prejudice toward him. After graduating, they met again at an overseas work trip. Wei Fan has a crush on Xin Di and will make use of any opportunity to see her, hoping to clear up her misunderstanding toward his character.
Wang Jian Jun as the Young Lu Fei
Wang He Run as the young Xin Chen
Feng Lin Hu as the young Aaron Yan (?)
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What do you think about this two pairs as this type of dramas lives and dies with their visual appeal and their chemistry? ( My Sunshine had nothing, but the prettiness from Wallace and Tang Yan)
Sadly, I’m a little disappointed overall with Wallace decision to do this drama. I don’t expect Wallace to accept this drama (My Sunshine was enough). The leading lady is not someone that met my expectation, either. As soon as the stills were released, I felt that my “Yichen” was cheating on “Mosheng.” (LOL) I really wished he would have changed his hair style at the very least, because with modern dramas like Best Time and My Sunshine I could differentiate between Yichen and Lu Li Cheng.
I don’t feel an urge to watch this drama as I did for My Sunshine, but I have a feeling I might end up liking it just because my expectation is so low.
Blogger avirtualvoyage also did a great write-up about this drama, so go and check it out.