Mentioned this two months ago, and have been compiling stills since then, so this will be image-heavy (when are they not? hehe). I originally thought we were gonna get a healthy dose of sisterhood (so lacking in Cdramas and everywhere else!) from this workplace drama, but from the stills, bromance is also in the game. This is icing on the cake because everything looks promising even if we might get one or more love triangles. Everyone is talented in their craft so I’m excited for what is to come! Finally, a modern drama that I’m eagerly anticipating!
(I’m just gonna copy what I wrote in my last post (with added details) for the character descriptions!)
Liu Tao (Nirvana in Fire) plays a 31-years old successful business woman returning to her homeland after studying in New York. She’s beautiful but has a cold temperament. Independent and very meticulous in every gesture and word, always impressing those around her. But deep down, she’s very sensitive to failures because of work pressure and hence does not socialize with others as much. She returns to China in hopes of finding her younger brother but accidentally harvests affection from more than one men (Zu Feng and Jin Dong).
With Zu Feng.
Wang Zi Wen (The Young Doctor) plays a 25-years old woman who owns a small business. She’s described as an honest person with an interesting personality. She’s paired up with Nick Wang. Sassy meets Arrogance. He has two personalities – a work persona (strict, careful, meticulous) and a after-work persona (frequent bars visitor, likes to dance, uses slangs.)
Being an interesting couple with Nick.
I don’t see any cut on that raw thigh!! XD
Aren’t you ladies jelly? hehehe. In an interview, Zi Wen admitted they have the many kissing scenes and is the most touchy-touchy couple in the drama. Ha. In their first kissing scene, Nick didn’t open his lips and she had to advise him otherwise because she wanted everything to look real. LOL! Nick said he was embarrassed.
Jiang Xin (The Journey of Flower) plays a 30-years old woman, born from poverty and is known as Princess of the Streets (Alley Princess) and works many years under an international company. She looks so sad and lonely… 🙁
Andy Yang Zi (Perfect Wedding) as a 20-years old girl. A regular employee who came from a small city. Her character has average looks, low EQ and IQ, stubborn, lack awareness of others’ feelings. In general, she starts out pretty unlikable and the script writer hopes viewers can relate with Ying Ying on the small screen because she is a good person. She’s paired up with IT guy played by new actor Wu Bing. He’s described as hard-working, determined, and traditional. Most girls find him boring but she finds him the ideal husband of all. Awwww. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder at the end of the day. They are from the same city and he likes her genuine and honest personality. Their sweet romance leads to a stormy climax.
Lol. Not sure where to look in this image.
Bridgette Qiao Xin (The Distance of Love) plays a 20-years old girl from an academic family. A quiet and introvert person who lives life as planned by her parents. Entering the workplace and meeting with new people makes her question her identity and what kind of life she wants for herself.
The girlfriends together. ♥♥♥♥♥
Babies of the group. =)
More pictures of the guys! First up is Zu Feng (Graduation Song). A business man who is cautious and on guard with those around him. He’s drawn to Liu Tao’s intelligence and beauty.
Nick Wang (Love Me If You Dare) as our arrogant and flirty doctor.
Nick’s face! Bromance moment!
Jin Dong (Nirvana In Fire) plays Liu Tao’s boss, who is also her classmate. She sees him as a reliable friend. Ruh roh!
Zhang Lu (All Quiet in Peking) as a friend of Jiang Xin’s character. He’s hard-working and honest and carries a torch for her for many years.
Yang Shuo (Love Without A Trace). Second-generation son, vice president.
Wu Bing. Yang Zi’s love interest. Not a lot of pictures of him yet.
Based on the novel of the same name, Ode to Joy is directed by Sheng Kong (Nirvana in Fire, All Quiet in Peking) and Jian Chuan He (The Distance of Love), and edited by Yuan Zi Dan (National Anthem). It has 30 episodes and is still filming.