Given how Zheng Shuang's popularity soared to even greater heights with Just One Smile is Very Alluring, it seemed safe to assume that she can do no wrong especially in a drama opposite Ma Tianyu, an actor also riding the highs of his recent performance in Ice Fantasy.
Seeing them together is a pairing that most people would welcome, yet their latest offering Beauty Private Kitchen 美人私房菜 is a huge flop, failing to make the top ten in the face of competition. The feedback seems to echo its performance as people balk at the shoddy production and uninventive plot.
It already took this 2014 Chinese TV series a few years before seeing the light of day but the networks have decided to pull the plug anyway and air City Still Believe in Love instead, a rom-com originally slated to premiere early next year.
Although, I wouldn't want to waste time on a bad drama, it seems like terrible planning and a slap in the face to air something and drop it just like that. I had no idea they could do that!