Love & Life & Lie 遇见爱情的利先生 is a 38-episode Chinese TV series adapted from Glass Slippers, a novel written by Zheng Yuan 郑媛. The cast is led by Chen Xiao (Nothing Gold Can Stay), Zhou Dongyu (Sparrow), Jia Jing Hui, Mi Re (Demon Girl), Ye Qing and Yu Xiao Chen.
It was filmed way back in 2014 and was actually Zhou Dongyu's first time in a Chinese drama. To put it in the most diplomatic terms, Zhou Dongyu is my least favorite character in Sparrow but she must possess some serious acting chops to bag a best actress award in the Golden Horse Awards this year.
The plot sounds intriguing in a tear out your heart kind of gut-wrenching affair as it tells the story of a young girl from a poor family who ends up becoming entangled into the complicated lives of a wealthy clan. She falls deeply in love with a man, igniting a convoluted series of deception, betrayals and love triangles or squares, which hopefully concludes in a happy ending.
Release Date: January 4, 2016 on Zhejiang TV (eng subs on Viki).
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