Drama

Review: Love Scenery

No. of episodes: 31
Genre: Romance, Youth, Music, Comedy, Showbiz

Native title: 良辰美景好时光
Original network: Tencent Video, iQiyi

The drama is a romance story between an inspiring future AI talent Lu Jing (Lin Yi) and a celebrated singer Liang Chen (Lulu Xu Lu). Lu Jing is a popular university student in terms of looks as well as academics. However, he only has his eyes on his favorite singer, Liang Chen who set her mind on creating good music and release it in the market.

Cross path

Lu Jing’s fan journey for Liang Chen started when he chances upon her singing in a park during his high school time. The Liang Chen back then is talented but looks defeated, a simple word of encouragement is what Lu Jing provided as a bystander.

Liang Chen and her second award of the night. Love Scenery
Liang Chen and her second award of the night. Love Scenery

A few years passed, no one in the history of the awards night will stand a chance to bring home two major singer awards. Liang Chen beat her competitor but the same fateful night, the entire world found out her boyfriend cheated behind her back.

Job opportunity landed for Liang Chen, but it is in the field that she is totally new in gaming. To endorse this popular game, she needs to know how to play and that is the beginning of a new journey.

Liang Chen reached out to her friend Sun Bin Yu (Harry Hu Yun Hao) for help to lead her around and get familiarize with the game. But a sudden acting job request came in and he entrusts Liang Chen to his neighbor who happens to be one of the top players in the game, Herman.

Meeting online

Love Scenery - Gaming world
Love Scenery – Gaming world

Herman is the gamer identity that Lu Jing gave himself, he is a very popular streamer that has his own fan base and basically a celebrity in the gaming industry. Liang Chen was being introduced as ‘Orange’ and after leading her a few rounds, Lu Jing gave her the nickname of a little box.

Lu Jing and Liang Chen in the gaming world. Love Scenery
Lu Jing and Liang Chen in the gaming world. Love Scenery

Both of them start to anticipate meeting in the game and increase the frequency of hanging out online. Since they don’t know each other’s true identity, they can be true to themselves and enjoy the process.

Meeting in real life

Liang Chen was invited back to her university for an event to sing on stage as alumni. Lu Jing is excited that his idol is visiting his school. Their eyes met when Liang Chen’s car is departing the school. More clues and hints that Lu Jing received from ‘Orange’ and all point to her identity as either Liang Chen or someone working closely with her.

Lu Jing confirmed his gaming friend is singer Liang Chen. Love Scenery
Lu Jing confirmed his gaming friend is singer Liang Chen. Love Scenery

The flirting begins, Liang Chen is the first to confirmed that her online friend is this handsome and smart college student. She starts to fantasize about all sorts of future with him yet wants to keep her real identity a secret. Knowing that is maybe a slim chance, but Lu Jing starts to suspect the person he is playing games with is Liang Chen. Slowly but surely, he starts to get closer to find out the truth.

Bottleneck

Love Scenery
Love Scenery

When they unite in real life, Lu Jing go on full drive and determine to win Liang Chen’s heart. The age difference was a key factor to Liang Chen and her being older did stop her, yet visually and spiritually attracted by him. They finally enter a relationship and doing their best in their own route, meeting online to play games together.

Liang Chen hit her bottleneck in music production and always want to try out a new genre, rock. Her daring stage was killed after the rehearsal video was leaked and many netizens. She went into a slump and feel like a robot singing what her company set for her.

Liang Chen joined a music competition in order to find another breakthrough. Love Scenery
Liang Chen joined a music competition in order to find another breakthrough. Love Scenery

Will she make her breakthrough on stage and in life? What will happen if the world finds out her new boyfriend is a young and handsome male?

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