Pretty Li Hui Zhen 漂亮的李慧珍 airs on January 2 for 36 episodes and stars Dilireba Dilmurat (Diamond Lover) and Peter Sheng (Go Princess Go). The upcoming romantic comedy is a remake of Korean drama She Was Pretty (Hwang Jung Eum, Park Seo Joon).
The story follows Li Hui Zhen, who was once pretty but is now a frazzled, clumsy office worker, and Bai Hao Yu, who was once chubby but has now transformed into a hot and rich businessman. The two were childhood sweethearts, and reunite in the workplace.
I didn’t watch She Was Pretty so I’m not familiar with the series but I find it interesting that China would choose to remake the drama when the original wasn’t a massive hit in Korea.
The trailer reveals a sneaky second female lead who tells the male lead she is not Li Hui Zhen. @_@ I bet he initially cares for her thinking she’s his first love, when he actually starts developing feelings for the real Hui Zhen instead.