Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

Only Side By Side With You (南方有乔木) is the upcoming modern Cdrama adapted from the novel written by Xiao Hu Ru Wei, starring William Chan (Love Lost in Times) and Bai Bai He (Surgeons) as leads. Booting ceremony was held on 3/29 and they have started shooting as well. The production has released posters of the main actors a few hours ago, confirming the main cast.

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William Chan. From the gist that I read online…it gets quite twisty. He plays a bar owner (was in army, very gangsta). The role is made for you Mister! He has that natural swag and charisma. He looks darn handsome too. The hair is perfect! When young, he wanders the streets and is led and guided by second female lead (big sis in the mafia!). He was kicked out of the army when the second male lead (good friend) + female lead conspired against him, causing a downward slope on his life and now that he’s in a position with power, he’s back for some vengeance. Alas, he’s melted by our female lead and quits his mission….but the second female lead hasn’t her say….yet.

While William’s acting is lacking, there are roles out there that suit him like a glove, such as the case was Fo Ye in The Mystic Nine, using all his presence and swag.

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Bai Bai He. She’s a plane designer? Lolol. Do you call that a plane architect? Female lead isn’t a weakling. A lot of scheming. As for the reason why… that’s the interesting part isn’t it?

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Li Xian. He’s the adorable 1/3 of the cute trio in Dr. Qin Medical Examiner. Oh no, are you playing the betraying friend?!

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Bai Bing. She should be the second female lead. A femme fatale. Aww.

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Wang Ruo Shan.

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Zhang You Hao. He looks like one of the kids in 3L3W.

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Directed by Lin Yan (Hello Joann, Grow Up) and written by Qiao Bing Qing and Zhang Min, Only Side By Side With You plans to have 30 episodes. WOW! Below 40. Lol.

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  1. 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

    I’m always on the fence about William Chan. On one hand he definitely has that IT factor and charisma. On the other hand his acting is so poor. I feel like there has to be actors with both the IT factor and the acting that could step up. When I think of that I think of Chen kun or Zhang Ruoyun. I can not wait for Chen Kun to return to drama. Love watching him act. Love him in variety too. In the meantime William will suffice, but I think newbies are popping up everyday who will fill his niche. Or maybe his acting will get better? Let’s see.

    Love Bai Baihe but I think my favorite pair with her was still Wen Zhang.

    Yes, that is the tree spirit from 3L3W. He is just a baby! Really young I think.

  2. 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

    Dang, WC looks good!

  3. 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

    one of the most suprising info in ur post- and my eyes widen- 30episodes- only! what a suprise. i love it when C dramas are shorter so the story is more to the point- a swah character is one suited William Chan the best- else his acting bcoms meh honestly. will kp an eye on this one. thanks

    • 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

      Lol. I think it has to do with the fact that BBH is mainly a film actress and she has other commitments to be filming for one project for long periods of time.

      • 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

        She was memorable to me in Moster Hunt. I havent seen her other works. 30episodes of C drama can be watched in a jiffy.. I’ll def watch when its out- unless the story sucks big time the first few episodes.

  4. 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

    Yay William Chan!!! Agree about his lack of acting skills but we can’t deny that he does have a strong aura and presence when it comes to characters like Fo Ye, he really suits characters like this.

    I was rolling my eyes when I saw the “female lead melt him and he gave up on revenge and stuff” LOL. So the male lead after being betrayed and having lost everything just gave up on revenge on the betrayers because of love? LOL.
    But I saw the description of the female lead as a scheming lady, so I am gonna hope this won’t turn out the way I expected it to…

  5. 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

    I read the novel and I won’t call the female lead scheming at all. She wasn’t the party at fault for the male lead’s circumstance as well. He did eventually give up on vengeance, but it wasn’t because of love. Honestly, I didn’t expect an adaptation of the book, because compared to other novels, this male lead doesn’t have a “clean” background. I imagine it will be difficult for readers and viewers alike to accept what he’s been through. Perhaps they’ll make some changes to that.

    As for casting, I think acting aside, William Chan is spot-on. His vibe fits. The character is supposed to be 1.9m tall (~6′ 3″) though. Then again, the female lead’s supposed to be 1.74m (5′ 9″?) as well. Not that height matters.

    • 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

      And just a correction. Bai Bing’s role isn’t that of the “second female lead”. The lady who’s doing everything to oppose their relationship is called An Ning. I guess she can’t be considered a primary character since she’s not in the posters.

      • 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

        I think they will change the story as always and hence Bai Bing turns out to be the second female lead. She needs a lead role, looking mighty fine and hot. What I think is they will give some of the characteristics to her. The other might be a small villain.

      • 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

        That’s why I use “should” since I’m unclear who’s who and changes will be made to the drama. Lol. But second female lead is in her pockets considering the posters. The drama might make her someone under the Lady Boss.

        But yes, I do like how she’s styled. Gorgeous.

  6. 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

    Already drooling …
    O_o

      • 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

        😉
        *blows kisses*
        Where is this gif from?

        btw, thank the almighty drama gods, for providing more shows with my biases. I was getting twitchy waiting for Princess Agents and the prospect of waiting forever for William’s drama with LSS was not making me any happier. :/
        At least this drama is short and modern, which is always a plus. I hope it arrives soon.

        • 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

          I have no idea. Lol. I saved a lot of random gifs for moments like this, helping out a fangirl. =D

  7. 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

    This pairing is so odd, she feels so much older than him.

    William is an odd thing, I like him because of his looks but could never finish any of his dramas.

    He is up there for me with Li YiFeng, Kris Wu and Yang Yang, very good looking guys that I like but cannot finish a drama or movie off.

    BBH I love, she’s so natural on screen and is very likable off acreen too.

    • 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

      LOL, I have this feeling every time he is paired up with almost everyone. It definitely is not his looks, because there are people with more youthful looks (Yang Yang being the prime example) but may be his demeanor. When I look at him and LSS in promotion materials for Love Lost in Time I must remind myself that he is the older one of the pair :)))But then again, LSS always had a more mature aura…
      Anyway, out of all the other three you mentioned I prefer William’s acting the most. There must be some hidden switch inside his brain which flips when he is around people he likes and filming projects he likes.Then , even with the limitations of his acting, things click in place and he works his magic over the audience. LYF comes close second, mostly because of Sparrow last year. I was never able to warm up to Kris or Yang Yang.

  8. 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

    Ahhh, I love Bai Bai He and it’s directed by the same person who directed Grow Up which is my favourite drama of all time…but I just can’t buy into these twisty plots. Also not the biggest fan of William Chan as an actor. Don’t know how t feel about this but I’ll probably check it out when it airs.

  9. 18 thoughts on “Only Side By Side With You confirms William Chan and Bai Bai He

    I must be one of the very few people immune to William’s charms. He has the looks for sure but everything else especially his acting…not impressed. But who knows, maybe he’ll surprise us here.

    Bai Baihe has yet to disappoint me. Can’t wait to see how she’ll deliver her character.

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