Chinese historical rom-com Truth or Dare <花好月又圆> premiered on Youku on June 8. Led by Li Gengxi (李庚希) and Huang Junjie (黄俊捷), it drew interest as a remake of the classic drama Wrong Carriage, Right Groom <上错花轿嫁对郎>.
Truth or Dare tells an unexpected love story following two people coming from different backgrounds, and finding themselves caught up in a fateful mistake that ends up changing their lives forever. It begins with bright and talented street performer Xiao Wanzi (Li Gengxi) making a living with her father by showcasing their skills of breaking a huge boulder on the chest. Due to a chance encounter, she hops onto the wrong marriage carriage and suddenly sees herself being forced to marry a prince.
While low-budgeted romantic web dramas are often overlooked because of their rookie casting and cliche plot, Truth or Dare is highlighted particularly because of its poor production. As a remake, there are high expectations for it to achieve the same success as the original 2000 classic which starred Nie Yuan (聂远) and Huang Yi (黄奕) . Even if the budget is low, great acting often compensates and makes it possible to secure positive reception.
Unless viewers are fans of the cast, Truth or Dare might as well be skipped because of the poor storyline and awkwardly exaggerated acting.
“Truth or Dare” Trailer
This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.