They turned one of my favorite Chinese novels into a drama! Which means it is time to share my love and convince you all to watch with me. Come check out my five reasons to watch Just one Smile is Very Alluring……also known as Love O2O.
#1 Two Fandoms in One Drama
Love 020 combines two popular addictions into one massive drama/gaming addict combo! I love how the writer and director have interwoven the computer gaming world and its relationships with the real world. So often people discount online relationships as being fake but I personally have several very close friends that began online. That makes this drama especially impressive since it shows this type of story in a positive light.
#2 The Supportive Besties!
All of the lead’s friends are so adorable! The three roommates of our perfectionist leading man, Xiao Nai, constantly make me laugh….. and sometimes gag when it comes to their love of stinky socks.
I ADORE Wei Wei’s best friend and roommate Er Xi. She is all that is bubbly andadorable. I also would be very interested to see this actress get her own chance at a leading lady role. She has this vivacious energy that is often missing in Chinese leading actresses. But for now, I will enjoy Er Xi’s super supportive, fangirling, sometimes stalking, brand of bestie.
#3 Romantic Stalking
One of my friends on social media commented that it is only stalking if you don’t think the guy is hot and likable…and a character in a drama of course. No truer words have ever been spoken. Which means I am 100% behind Xiao Nai’s stalking of his crush Wei Wei. There is just something so sweet about his showing up wherever she might be and Wei Wei just seeing the College’s #1 Prince. A hot guy who is an unthinkable boyfriend option.
Xiao Nai also won me over by always being so calm and collected until Wei Wei’s name is spoken. Then it is instantly all about her. I guess I am going to just be one of those hypocrite drama watchers who approves of stalking in certain instances.
#4 Beautiful Likable Leads
I ended up really enjoying the casting for this show when it comes to the leads. Being a great lover of the novel this drama is based off, I was truly worried that they would miscast the beautiful but brainy Wei Wei and aloof prince Xiao Nai. But after eight episodes, I am completely won over by our OTP (One True Pairing). They have great chemistry and are very likable. Also, Yang Yang (Xiao Nai) loosened up after a few episodes and I was able to see his charming side.
#5 It Just Makes Me Happy
One of the things I love best about this writer (Shan Shan Comes to Eat, You are My Sunshine) is that she manages to write romance without there being a ton of crazy drama. Not only that, but she somehow manages to make me just be happy basking in the burgeoning romance onscreen. There is no huge amnesia issues or parental discord. It is just a boy, a girl, and in this case, a video game, all coming together in one huge romantic smorgasbord. So come join in the happy feelz and check out Love O2O (A Smile is Very Alluring). You won’t be sad you did.
If you have thoughts about this drama, be sure to share them in the comments! I love talking about my addictions. Also if you are looking for more great Chinese dramas to check out, CLICK HERE for my other reviews …. all spoiler free.
Til next time,