Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

YAY! Both of them have been in ancient dramaland for a while now so I welcome them back to the modern world. But I did hope it was with a different storyline. Hu Yi Tian and Janice Wu were rumored for this project for a while but today the production has just confirmed the leads to be Li Xian (Tientsin Mystic) and Yang Zi (Heavy Sweetness Ash-like Frost). Go Go Squid or Stewed Squid With Honey (蜜汁炖鱿鱼) is a sweet novel written by Mo Bao Fei Bao. On the other hand, the story doesn’t seem up to their acting caliber, described as a gentle and an easy read, some comments even go as far as saying it’s forgettable after a hearty laugh, but likable characters and setups. The heroine is described as a genius 19-year old student with high IQ and low EQ, who is also a famous anime cosplay person and sings well. She’s struck by love at first sight with the male lead, who is a game genius in the e-sports world and never pays attention to the girls.

I feel like these types of story could be given to rookie actors while these two could go for more challenging roles. Who knows, maybe they need a break?

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Recent photos of them.

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The more I look at Li Xian, the more he looks like Wu Lei’s older brother. Anybody seeing this?

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So cute.

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  1. 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

    Sounds like a break for both of them. I guess doing mostly historical or serious dramas can be tiring at times.

  2. 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

    It’s a pretty fluffy story, but I’m happy to see it coming to film. I enjoyed it very much.

  3. 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

    Okay so a few things. I have read the novel and i had a love hate rerlationship with it. I loved it but the girl was too should I say clingy? She actively pursued him and sometimes that rubbed me the wrong way but i still liked it. It was the only MBFB book and is the only MBFB book i can’t return to for a second read regardless of how i enjoyed it at times. It was an easy read so if you have a couple hours do read it. On the casting. MBFB is the one who chose them. She said she had to chose who does them / write the script to sell the rights. So a few years ago when she sold the rights i wondered who she’d pick. It’s weird but I can see Yanzi as the character and i can’t. Due to ode to joy i can see Yan Zi as the female lead but it also means like ode to joy I am not going to be particularly fond of Yanzi after it. Also she isn’t as cute as Tong Nian was described or as short. Yanzi needs to stop doing such roles but then again i can’t point at someone else who can act and will do it well if that makes sense. On the guy, i’ve never seen tientsin mystic i know i should and will soon so i can’t say acting wise neither am i familiar with him but in a weird way he fits as Gun and i can see him as a Gun. Especially the Gun who disciplined his team, made a weibo for her and is the head of the team. A very serious Gun. I’m still excited since MBFB is involved to see what she does with this, i just wish instead of this, she sold the rights to really really miss you. Now that is one book i need to see made into a drama as RRMY=Love020. Oh well…

    • 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

      Actually i just thought of a genius tong nian and i have no idea why MBFB didn’t go for her maybe her schedule is packed? But OMG if you’ve read the book and you’re familiar with her let me know your thoughts. Don’t you think Shen Yue would have made the perfect Tong NIan? The thought just came to mind and now i can’t stop seeing it.

      • 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

        I have just recently read this novel and tbh I didn’t know about MBFB but after reading this post, I decided to check out this story, turns out I loved it and I can imagine Li Xian to be Gun the whole time I was reading but definitely not Yang Zi as Tong Nian and I also agree with ReedWeiWei that Shen Yue would be perfect..I am anticipating this adaptation.

      • 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

        I’m not familiar with Chinese actors/actresses but I already read the book and based on the looks of Li Xian and Yang Zi, I think they fit their role. I am actually looking forward to this drama. I’d like to see how they’ll execute the scenes in the book.

    • 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

      Oh agree with you so much Readweiwei. I actually much prefer Really Really Miss You and wished that gets a live-action as well. Both are fluffy reads but like you said I wasn’t too fond of the girl in squid. Nor the story..both are fluffy read but I took two tries to finish it…only managed so because it was kinda short.

      And I’m glad Lixian gets a lead role in a prominent production but it’s another ditzy role for yangzi I guess. I also heard janice was up for the role and was thinking she might make the rolecture more palatable…now I’m not so sure anymore haha

      • 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

        MBFB wrote squid as a way to quest her thirst for rrmy, she had re-read RRMY and got inspired for something similar hence Squid which explains why it isn’t up to par…le sigh hopefully we get to see a RRMY Live action in future #crossesfinger

        I can definitely see Janice making it more palatable!

        • 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

          Crossing my fingers with you. I am technically a 声控 too haha. Just melts with a sexy voice. I really liked RRMY.

        • 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

          Couldn’t nest another comments, but @maymay, definitely yes to the 声控 part. But they’d have to cast/dub with Zhang Jie (the dubber, not the singer) or like Bian Jiang (also a dubber). They have REALLY nice voices. Kind of what I imagine for Toupai Daren.

          If I’m completely honest tho, I don’t think I can imagine a live-action RRMY that would do it justice.

  4. 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

    YangZi can play ditzy roles but this one doesn’t suit her or more like she doesn’t suit the character. I think Wu Qian would have been absolutely perfect for the role, she does the clingy ditzy in love really well. And she also fits the short cute characteristic. But oh well.
    Side note, I like YangZi and I am so sad that she is stuck in these ditzy roles. I wonder if she chooses them or if that is all she gets. All her characters since Chusen have been ditzy characters, she can do so much better. I hope it works out for this drama.

    • 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

      She’s doing it to gain popularity I heard, so she can get better resources like film offers.
      But it’s having the opposite effect because she’s gaining negative feedback from the general public instead. They still regard her as a good actress, but most are sick of her playing “beauties” (i.e: Lu Xueqi, Jin Mi and now Tong Nian are described in the novels as “very pretty”) when she isn’t thought to be very beautiful. Most also believe she had plastic surgery.
      I hope she branches out to more serious roles soon.

      • 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

        Yeah, I hope she branches out to more serious roles which I think suit her better. For me, her best performance was Battle of Changsha but I get that idol dramas are more likely to make her popular.

        I think YangZi is pretty and it doesn’t bother me that she keeps getting “very pretty” type of roles. All these dramas usually describe the lead as a beauty. It is the ditzy aspect that is a problem for me. Sometimes her ditzy characters can be really really annoying e.g. Ode to Joy. In this case Tong Nian is already one of those characters that is ditzy and borderlines on annoying at times. And her last four dramas were ditzy characters, which is just so sad. :((

  5. 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

    One of my favourite MBFB books!!!!! Cutie Tong Nian and Gun神!!!

    I am good with the casting since both are such great actor and actress. But I am curious as to how Yang Zi will act out Tong Nian because like many others, she isn’t what I imagined Tong Nian to be

  6. 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

    Somebody needs to tell Yang Zi she isn’t cute nor drop dead gorgeous.
    She will fare much better if she goes back to her Battle of Changsha days.

    Really wished they could have picked someone like Wu Qian or Chen Yao. Tong Nian is rather lolita-ish so it really takes the right actress to play her, if not she’ll come across as really annoying.

    • 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

      Battle of Changsha is more serious fare. She is branching in the idol drama field I guess. Won’t blame her for that…more popularity and exposure. But I think it’s amusing people keep telling her to stay away from cute and drop dead gorgeous roles. Isn’t she considered pretty? I know she did some ps but it wasn’t noticeable much..

      • 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

        Nah she’s considered average looking in China, worsened by the fact that people think she had plastic surgery (she denies it though, so I can’t tell for sure if it’s just people hating or it’s the truth).
        I don’t know about gorgeous looking roles but cute definitely isn’t for her because she can’t portray it without getting on people’s nerves. Maybe she should consider 大女主
        dramas which are popular among Chinese actresses these days. Roles like Chu Qiao and Bai Qian also can give her popularity/exposure.

  7. 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

    Lol at all the comments about ditzy characters. People forget she rose to fame off them so it isn’t hard to understand why she gets typecast in the character arch. Considering she signed to a management company now these roles are likely negotiated by her company.

    She had more choices back then with what role she could take while she was freelance. But it also means she lacks the backing to get more roles. Same reason as why So many actors and actress does the same roles over and over again and only gets to branch put once they paid their dues. E.g. ZYL and girl in Love o2o. Both were typecast until recently when they are allowed to stray from their character archtypes.

  8. 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

    How about instead of having Yang Zi not do these ditzy roles, we ask scriptwriters and producers to stop portraying women in their 20s and 30s as airheads? There a plethora of these characters out there. If it isn’t Yang Zi who gets these roles, then it’s some other actress.

    • 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

      A good burn to all the writers out there polaris!!! Love it!

  9. 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

    All these MBFB novels getting adapted! Hopefully next will be 永安调 (the only one of hers I’ve read).

    Yangzi is definitely not the lolita type lol. But her and LX sound like an interesting pairing.

  10. 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

    Everyone’s talking about Yang Zi but can we just pause for a moment and appreciate Li Xian? My boy hella cute LOL. Will watch this for him and I actually did like the novel 😀 cute easy romance~

  11. 24 thoughts on “Li Xian and Yang Zi confirm drama Go Go Squid (Stewed Squid With Honey)

    Im glad janice didnt take up this drama. While i did enjoy the novel..it was somtyms funny but it wasnt that memorable or impactful. Yang zi dont seem to fit Tong Nian’s character either.

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