Love is in the air as iQIYI viewers are in for a sweet treat with new heart-throbbing romance dramas as part of the platform’s 2022 Sweet On drama series. Viewers can look forward to five new titles including Love The Way You Are 爱情应该有的样子, Love Between Fairy And Devil 苍兰决, See You Again 超时空罗曼史, Mr. BAD 我的反派男友 and Love in Time 我的秘密室友, headlined by 10 of the most popular Chinese stars Angelababy杨颖, Lai Kuan Lin赖冠霖, Esther Yu虞书欣, Dylan Wang 王鹤棣, Hu Yi Tian 胡一天, Chen Yu Qi陈钰琪, Chen Zhe Yuan陈哲远, Shen Yue沈月, Yang Xuwen杨旭文 and Xiang Hanzhi向涵之.
Leading the Chinese entertainment wave, iQIYI has produced romantic dramas that have become become cultural phenomena and stimulated Internet buzzwords such as “Sweet and Pampered” (甜宠), “Heart-Wrenching” (虐心), “Feeding Dog Food” (撒狗粮) and “CP Overdose” (嗑CP). Sweet On Theater is an original romantic drama collection of iQIYI and has garnered over 100 million global views since its launch in 2021.
2022 Sweet On theater integrates elements of Oriental mythology, light sci-fi, comedy, fantasy into its romance core, leading the sweet love to take off with imagination. Love the Way You Are 爱情应该有的样子 depicts a modern love model to go beyond the barrier of age; Love Between Fairy And Devil 苍兰决 reveals the collision between different concepts in a love fairy tale with great oriental imagination; See You Again 超时空罗曼史 tells a cross-century love story among an actor and a screenwriter; Mr. BAD 我的反派男友 travels through dimensions and presents a fresh romance between a girl writer and the villain character she created; Love in Time 我的秘密室友 revolves around the experiences of a lawyer and a rookie reporter in parallel time and space, and reproduces various adventures in intertwined lives.
iQIYI also confirms Angelababy杨颖, Lai Kuan Lin赖冠霖, Esther Yu虞书欣, Dylan Wang 王鹤棣, Hu Yi Tian 胡一天, Chen Yu Qi陈钰琪, Chen Zhe Yuan陈哲远, Shen Yue沈月 as the international ambassadors for 2022 Sweet On. Sweet On dramas will be launched globally this year on iQIYI International (www.iq.com and APPs) across 191 countries and regions.
Love The Way You Are 爱情应该有的样子
A urban romance series stars Angelababy杨颖 and Lai Kuan Lin赖冠霖 from Wanna One.
Yin Ye (played by Angelababy) is a 35-year-old career woman who prides herself on being able to handle everything in life. She reunites with Xu Guang Xi (played by Lai Kuan Lin), a young man who used to visit her house for free food as a little boy. Swoon over Xu’s sweet antics as he tries to pursue Yin, and grow into a mature adult that is worthy of the strong and independent woman he has fallen in love with.
Love Between Fairy And Devil 苍兰决
A wuxia romance drama featuring Esther Yu 虞书欣 (Moonlight) and Dylan Wang 王鹤棣 (2018 Meteor Garden).
Low-ranked fairy Xiao Lan Hua (played by Esther Yu) is the reincarnation of a girl from an immortal tribe that had been vanquished by the demon lord Dong Fang Qing Cang (played by Dylan Wang) 10,000 years ago. In her current incarnation, she accidently revives the defeated demon lord, who now wants to sacrifice her immortal soul to unleash the curse placed on him. However, in the process of their battles, the heartless demon lord gradually finds himself falling for the gentle young fairy.
See You Again 超时空罗曼史
A time-travel historical fantasy series starring Hu Yi Tian 胡一天 (Hello, The Sharpshooter, A Love So Beautiful) and Chen Yu Qi 陈钰琪 (Ashes of Love).
Xiang Qinyu (played by Hu Yitian) is an actor in the 1930s, but ends up time-traveling to the modern era after being shot on set. The arrogant movie star meets unknown screenwriter Jin Ayin (played by Chen Yu Qi), and their encounter sets them on the path to love.
Mr. BAD 我的反派男友
A fantasy comedy series featuring Chen Zhe Yuan 陈哲远 (Handsome Siblings, Our Secret) and Shen Yue 沈月 (2018 Meteor Garden, A Love So Beautiful), directed by Lee Ching Jung (HIStory series).
A reversal on the typical love story follows a young woman named Nan Xing (played by Shen Yue) who loves to write. While making a wish, she accidentally summons the villain from her own book, Xiao Wu Di (played by Chen Zhe Yuan).
Love in Time 我的秘密室友
A sci-fi romance series adopting from the popular Taiwanese drama Meet Me @ 1006. The show is directed by Zhao Jin Tao (赵锦焘) and stars Yang Xuwen 杨旭文 and Xiang Hanzhi 向涵之.
The story revolving around a lawyer who hits rock bottom after taking on a murder case involving a judo instructor. He retires to a mysterious apartment where he starts seeing the shadow of a woman.