“Love Like the Galaxy” Teases Slow-Burn Romance

Starring Leo Wu Lei (吳磊) and Rosy Zhao Lusi (趙露思), Chinese drama Love Like the Galaxy <星漢燦爛> aired on July 5 and immediately topped the charts as the current most-watched drama. The romantic chemistry between the two leads has viewers pining for more.

However, Love Like the Galaxy is proving to be a slow-burn romance, teasing the audience in the latest episodes by developing the emotional arcs between Lusi and supporting actor Yu Chengen (余承恩) while Wu Lei was left on the sidelines. In episodes 15 to 20, Wu Lei will be relentlessly pursuing Lusi, who rejects him and insists on being betrothed to Chengen.

It is not until the very last episodes of the drama when the main leads will fall in love and start a relationship. Many fans feel that the slow-burn romance is being dragged out for too long. Some wrote, “I’m losing patience waiting for the male and female lead to fall in love.” Others lamented, “This is an ancient idol drama. The love and romance is the primary focus. Why are the familial relationship scenes written better than the romantic scenes?”

Although the pacing caused grumbling among viewers, the series is nonetheless keeping fans intrigued and generating heated discussion. Love Like the Galaxy is split into two parts, with the first part airing from July 5 to July 27, and the second part airing later in 2022.

Source: Up Media

This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.

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  1. This drama is GOOD. Truly addictive. I LOVE it. I haven’t seen a true satisfying drama for a while. I don’t mind the pace at all especially when they’re working on good character development. And what did I say! I knew ZLS and WL would have amazing chemistry and they didn’t disappoint. Two thumbs up.

    1. I can see why you have enjoyed a few of Rosy’s dramas…I have to say, she is one newbie that has improved alot since her first drama…I enjoy watching her chemistry with her co-stars…

      1. @Hohliu to be fair, rosy does her best work in these cutesy roles. but I’ve seen her challenge herself in timid roles like The Long Ballad and strong/tragic roles like Who Rules The World and Love Better than Immortality. And even as a villain (albeit a smaller role.) And she does all of these adequately, even if you wouldn’t think so with her small frame (example: Zhao Laying who, for the life of her, could not convince me she’s some sort of killer princess/assassin with her delicate body in The Princess Agent.) I don’t know if this is a case of her finding really good projects or she manages to adapt really well to her roles, but yes, I’m fangirling lol.

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