It’s a great cast line-up with familiar faces from other shows I’ve watched and loved: Wallace Chung was the male lead in The Sword and the Brocade
, which I was recently obsessed with, Li Landi was the female lead in My Huckleberry Friends
, one of my favourite Chinese high-school dramas, Leo Wu was the adorable Fei Liu in Nirvana in Fire
, the best Chinese drama of all time
, and Guo Qilin was Fan Sizhe in Joy of Life
, a drama whose second season I’m eagerly anticipating.
None of the stories are complicated, and at the core they’re all about love. There’s care between friends, crushes blossoming into romance, connection between parent and child, and the love that one extends to the family of one’s partner, even if that family is a pig or a rottweiler who disapproves of sex. And, most beautiful yet heart-wrenching of all, the love that animals have for their humans — an unwavering devotion that will last forever. The moments that made me cry in this film had to do with this connection between animal and human.
All the animals in this film — most of whom are played by Hollywood pet actors, including the ginger cat that was also in Captain Marvel — are incredibly (to the point of unrealistically) intelligent, but you’ll absolutely forgive this because it makes the show even more fun.
And, let’s face it, we all anthropomorphise the heck out of our pets.