April Star 繁星四月 is a 42-episode Chinese drama that tells the story between a news anchor and her businessman boyfriend. It stars Qi Wei (Dragon Gate Inn), Nicky Wu (My Ruby My Love), Zuo Hang and Ming Ren Yan Kai.
In spite of her young age, Ye Fan Xing is an accomplished news anchor. She doesn't dare reveal her dating status to the public but she actually has a boyfriend who is equally established. They are a power couple in every sense of the word but behind closed doors is a makjangy affair complicated by a long lost sister, a mother who suffers from depression, a third wheel and even a fourth wheel that threatens to tear everything to bits.
The entirely melodramatic plot is pretty much a huge red flag for me, but I do like the starry posters and the costuming that's very classic and refined. The story is supposedly based on the 2008 k-drama Women of the Sun though there is no explicit mention of it in the show's official weibo account.
Granted, there was literally no time to mention much on weibo since the show was pushed to broadcast out of the blue. Now, they're trying to entice people to watch April Star this April, as if it were planned all along.
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Source: Official Weibo