There were only a few Chinese series/movies that caught my attention and this was when I had the luxury of watching television during my younger and not so busy life. One of which was the original Meteor Garden featuring my crush, actually every girl’s crush – Dao Ming Si and the funny and beautiful Shancai. Now, it’s showing again on tv, rebooted of course and guess what, the actors are using Vivo Smartphones!
In the Philippines, the local fans were crossing their fingers that a Filipino version of the beloved Chinese series would materialize, calling for their favorite celebrities to earn a spot in a local series re-make. When rumors surfaced in 2017 that Meteor Garden would be resurrected, the anticipation was also met with the uncertainty that the reboot with series darlings Shancai and Dao Ming Si would not be as good as the original, some even calling that the original casts be called back for the re-creation of the show.
But the 2018 Meteor Garden reboot did not disappoint its fans, old and new. Drawing legions of young followers from everywhere, the old formula of the series proved that it has not lost its charm over the years. As a matter of fact, its comeback was a trending topic on Twitter with over thirty thousand tweets on Its much-anticipated re-make. Much to the delight of fans, Shancai still carries her dream-girl image, her unyielding personality more charming to the audience than ever and Daoming Si still never fails to woo fans with his abounding charisma. The series comeback inspired a myriad of feels from the fans: from happiness to sadness, to excitement and fear.
One thing that stands out with the Meteor Garden reboot and perhaps the reason why the show managed to captivate the hearts of millennials is the relatable personalities and lifestyles of the show’s characters. The show’s leads, much like today’s youth, are connected to their smartphones—Vivo smartphones in particular—heavily interacting with each other and expressing themselves through the usual selfies and status updates, shared through several social media platforms.
While many Filipinos know the love story of Shancai and Daoming Si like the back of their hand, the Meteor Garden reboot’s main actors Shen Yue and Dylan Wang as well as the rest of the F4—Darren Chen, Connor Leung, and Caesar Wu— no doubt keep fans glued to their screens with their chemistry and energy that add zing to a classic favorite.
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