…And here I’m wondering why it’s called A Good Wife when the other name is Dear, I Have Fallen In Love With Someone Else (親愛的，我愛上別人了). I’m guessing she doesn’t cheat and actually does the most logical thing. So many kiddie shows lately, and I’m not against them, just craving for a show with maturity and real adults acting like…ADULTS! And this drama seems the case. Falling for another man when you’re married. I hope the writer is going to handle this issue with sensitivity and warmth. Don’t go cuckoo on me now. The leading actress is Tian Xin and I beat myself up trying to remember where I saw her before. She was in an ancient drama 13 years ago called Bloody Pearl. Her role in there was very similar to Little Swallow in HZGG. I like her a lot and hence the impression is long-lasting. Her profile says she was in Who’s The One and now I’m tempted to check that out cause she’s the lead.
Our wonderful XYZ has translated the synopsis and trailers. Check them out after the jump!
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Synopsis: Married for 7 years, Shen Yi Zhen (Tian Xin) and Li Zhao Wen (Chris Lee) has a marriage many envy. However, due to work, Yi Zhen writes down what she wants to say to her husband in a notebook instead. Over time, the couple speaks lesser and lesser, and she is worried that they will stop talking altogether one day. When she expresses her worries to him, he replies, ‘dont worry. There’ll be a lot of topics to talk about when we have a baby.’ Despite having difficulty becoming pregnant, Yi Zhen starts to anticipate the arrival of a baby too. Little did she know that it was instead the beginning of the breakdown of her marriage.
Someone once told her that finding her own place/standing in the world is happiness. She starts to wonder where she belongs to.
At this point, she comes to know Shang En/Sean (Darren), who is a complete opposite of Zhao Wen. As they become closer, they cross the friendship boundary. When her husband found out about it, a seemingly perfect marriage for 7 years starts to break down. What will Yi Zhen do about the 2 of them, where is it that she belongs to?
Shen Yi Zhen (Tian Xin): A studious, mature child since young, she never had to worry her parents or teachers. After completing her studies, she landed a job with a construction company. Just as everyone thought that she’ll carve out a name for herself in this industry, she had to quit because she offended her boss.
Li Zhao Wen (Christopher Lee): His father is the boss of a construction company, but his stubborn nature means that he doesn’t want to depend on his father in landing a job. Instead, he depends on himself, and gradually climbed up the ladder in the same industry, even opening his own construction firm, becoming one of the industry’s rising stars.
Zhou Shang En/Sean (Darren): An easy-going guy. After inheriting his father’s old house, he renovated it, and made it into a bookstore, with a cafe inside so book lovers can read and drink at the same time, when they want to escape the realities of life. Having been together with his girlfriend, Han Xiang Qi, for a longtime, marriage is on the way, but Xiang Qi has been avoiding this topic. Indeed, to girls, he is not serious enough about life, always so easily contented, but he is always willing to lend a listening ear, something Yi Zhen finds very charming about.
Trivia: Darren is actually in a Taiwanese band, The Drifters. hehe. How appropriate for this site! That’s what we call our supporters. 😀
Han Xiang Qi (Shara Lin): Proactive, full of life, and ambitious. Working at Zhao Wen’s company, she’s always hoped to handle her own project one day. She loves her boyfriend for not being so ambitious, and always supporting her in climbing the corporate ladder, but she also holds grudges deep down, wondering why he can’t be more ambitious like her, always so easily satisfied with that bookshop of his.
Guys, if your girl looks like this when you hug her, something’s wrong.
Trailers/Teasers for each character:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqQF10Kpy1w]
Yi Zhen: Is marriage good?
Will it not be lonely anymore after marriage?
But why does the present me,
feel so very lonely right now?
Zhao Wen: It seems like I’ve never asked before,
what you like, and what you don’t.
I miss the past you, the one who was always smiling at me.
Do you, still love me?
Shang En/Sean: Although you’re not perfect,
nor are you brave, but this is you.
You’re not alone.
If you fall, don’t worry.
I’ll catch you at the side.
Xiang Qi:The both of us,
seem more like partners on a trip.
Halfway through, I want to take a look somewhere else,
but he just wants to remain where he is.
But, but, I have already, halfway through,
seen better scenery.
The clips are beautifully filmed. Call me old-fashioned but I really like the mature vibes from this show.
A Good Wife airs this Friday, June 28th. pleasebegood.pleasebegood.