Jerry Yan and Shen Yue, who starred in separate “Meteor Garden” adaptations, are set to make hearts flutter in the new romantic comedy series “Count Your Lucky Stars.”

The original Dao Ming Si (Jerry Yan) plays the role of fashion editor Lu Xing Cheng. The guy with a sharp tongue and impeccable taste is also blessed with unbelievable luck. Opposite him is Shen Yue who plays the role of Tong Xiao You, an unknown fashion designer with a never ending string of bad luck.  

The trailer shows Tong Xiao You working for the bossy Lu Xing Cheng. An accidental kiss between the two causes them to switch lucks. Forced to cling to each other to reverse their fortunes, the two fall in love. The plot looks oddly familiar, similar to the Lindsay Lohan-Chris Pine movie “Just My Luck.” 

As both actors starred in “Meteor Garden” adaptations, it’s funny to see them reference to their widely popular characters. In the trailer, Jerry Yan, throws Dao Ming Si’s signature line from the 2001 drama: “If apology works, the world doesn’t need police.”

The Taiwanese version of “Meteor Garden” starring Barbie Hsu and the original F4 Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Vanness Wu, and Ken Chu started the Asian drama trend in the Philippines.  In 2018, a Chinese remake was aired starring Shen Yue as Shancai, Dylan Wang as Dao Ming Si, Darren Chen, Caesar Wu, and Connor Leong. 

It’s interesting to note that “Count Your Lucky Stars” leads Jerry Yan and Shen Yue have a 20-year age gap.  However, Jerry Yan has aged like fine wine while Shen Yue seems mature for her age. This drama would have to rely on the chemistry of their leads in order to sell an otherwise recycled, cliché storyline.

“Count Your Lucky Stars” starts airing in China on August 3. 

Myla Torres-Eder

Myla writes news stories for a living and watches K-dramas for leisure. She enjoys doing both for Hallyudorama.

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