Errgawd. This is so sad (why must they look so happy?!). I was giggling my way through the first trailer until the show reminds me it’s a melodrama, adapted from stepmother Fei Wo Si Cun‘s novel Variety Flowers At Seaside (剧海上繁花) and officially called Tears in Heaven. Li Qin looks so sweet with both male leads, especially with Zhang Yun Long since they have a happy period together before krap hits the fan and he literally goes to heaven. The female lead role is very heavy in the book as she carries heartbreak and devastation from one relationship to another, torn between past love, current love, and future love. Yes, that’s three men in total but one of them is a bag of dirt compared to the other two.
Our beautiful reporter played by Li Qin.
With Leon Zhang Yun Long, the doctor. Second love of her life.
Doctor, what are you doing?! Poor bedside manner!
Shawn Dou, the last love of her life. Ai ya, both men are so handsome *___*
- The Drama Synopsis I wrote Last Year: Reporter Du Xiao Su (Li Qin) meets and falls in love with doctor Shao Zhen Rong (Zhang Yun Long), but his mother is passionately against their love. During his medical trip to the mountains, our doctor dies in a mudslide. To forget the pain of his death, our heroine works and works until exhaustion sends her to the hospital. All her suffering is witnessed by the doctor’s best friend, Lei Yu Zheng (Shawn Dou), and he silently helps her from the side, which provokes the wrath of our resident second female lead (Wang Rui Zi), who makes our heroine’s life at work harder. More scheming happens to make Yu Zheng’s company fall and with the support of Xiao Su, he makes a comeback and their misunderstanding is eventually cleared up.
The drama simplified and removed certain scenes and relationships. To read the novel’s quick summary, please visit my first post about it here.
Directed by Hua Qing (The Last Visa), Tears in Heaven has 40 episodes.