A Taiwanese drama currently airing, In a Good Way, features a lead male who makes watching the episodes a breathless experience each week. Liu Chuan, played by Lego Li or Lego Lee, 李國毅, has been around since 2006. His d-wiki page doesn’t list a lot of dramas, but he has recorded music, and appears often on variety shows to increase his visibility.
Why is he so very very awesome?
To start, I will let Bai Xue, one of his admirers on IAGW, describe him for you:
“He’s an outstanding guy. Knows haw to have fun, and studies well.
He never cared about winning or losing, and enjoys more the discovery process and feeling.Also he is gentle and considerate. When a girl was drenched from the rain with no where to go, he would open his doors to let her stay for the night.
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His character differs from so many male leads because he doesn’t make a lot of noise. The advice he has offered our Jia En, whom he has helped mature right before our eyes, is about being true to and believing in yourself. He is honest and direct with her (with one exception that he did correct) even when it meant bringing up painful truths.
Each searching gaze allows the viewer to see into his heart and mind, as well as the subject of his looks, usually Jia En. It sounds like your typical stare scene, but somehow with this team of actors and creative folks, it transcends the cliché. They let the camera dwell on the subject; there is no rushing the moment, and no need for meaningful dialog. The background music adds even more significance.
As we head into the second half (NO NOT YET!) of the series, I expect we will get more looks, maybe some more pain, but mostly lots and lots of goodness from Liu Chuan + Jia En. They are the OTP of the year for me and they aren’t even together yet!