Add drama ‘My Dear Guardian’ to your guilty pleasure list

Published June 25, 2021, 2:48 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

Looking for a light drama that has your daily dose of “kilig” and humor? “My Dear Guardian,” iQiyi’s Original modern-day C-drama, offers more.

“My Dear Guardian” stars highly popular actors Johnny Huang and Li Qin (also known as Sweet Li), who play the roles of military soldier Captain Liang Mu Ze and resident military doctor Xia Chu.

The two characters’ first encounter is set at the plaza of a town called Isaiah where Mu Ze accidentally spills water to Xia Chu’s table while frolicking with his comrades. A heated argument follows but is soon interrupted with an emergency call from both their military superiors. The two immediately parted ways, only to meet each other again at the hospital where a crisis is happening.

Back in China, Xia Chu, working far from her hometown finally finds a suitable place to rent after a series of transfers not knowing that the landlord will be Liang Mu Ze.

Being the most outstanding soldier in his class, Mu Ze is not used to living with anyone, much more adjusting to someone whom he had just met, especially when he learns that it’s Xia Chu whom he will be sharing his home with.

When she transfers to her new place, Xia Chu adopts an abandoned cat along the way which she named Er Miao and this brings initial trouble for the pair as they start to live together despite their differences.

Xia Chu’s first love Zhuo Ran (played by Nie Zi Hao) reappears after eight years and plans to win her back, which agitates Mu Ze as he gets to know more about Xia Chu.

“My Dear Guardian” also stars Xu Hong Jie as Dr. Zhang (Xia Chu’s superior and mentor), Zhao Xun as Tian Yong (soldier and friend of Mu Ze), Xiong Rui Ling as Lan Zi Yu (Xia Chu’s mom) and Jiang Yuan as Liang Shao Xue (Mu Ze’s cousin).

You can watch “My Dear Guardian” on the iQiyi app and site.