Leads: Yang Yang, Zheng Shuang
An expert at gaming, Wei Wei is the only female player with good enough fighting skill to make it into the top 10 chart in the game world she plays in.
Ninja's First Impression:
Squeal! I just might be in love! For once I have actually read the novel before watching this show so I am familiar enough with the story. There were quite a bit of chatter online questioning if Zheng Shuang's innocent girl image fit the glamorous heroine's character before the show aired but after watching the first two episodes I think Zheng Shuang is doing fairly well even if she really doesn't quite fit the sizzling hot image Wei Wei is suppose to have.
For those who are not familiar with the story the mix of online gaming and real life might be a little jarring at first but I think the show did a pretty good job transitioning between the two worlds.
It just so happens that Xiao Nai's character is exactly the kind of hero I have a real weakness for. You know, the good looking, smart, cool, and most importantly the kind that could hatch a scheme while wearing a charming innocent smile. To be honest, more than the heroine I was more worried if Yang Yang could really portray Xiao Nai's god like character but thankfully I think he is doing a bang up job as the ever elusive and mischievous hero.
Judging by the first two episodes the show is sticking fairly close to the novel...at least for now. I did really like the fact that we saw how the hero met the heroine right from the beginning. The novel was from Wei Wei's point of view so we didn't find out until much much later how Xiao Nai met her the first time so it was super exciting to get all the glory details from the hero's point of view in the show.
My secret hope for the show is that the writer would add more story line to the development of the two leads' romance. In the novel the leads kinda fell in love abruptly and almost without much reason especially on the hero's part...which is sort of this particular writer's style but still, I am hoping for some good interactions between the leads to make their feelings that much more believable.
By the way, this writer is the same one that wrote Boss & Me (2014), so for those who were paying close enough attention you probably caught that name Feng Teng Corporation, the same company the hero in Boss & Me owned when they were throwing around all the companies that were interested in Xiao Nai's newly developed computer game program.