Angelo 天使的幸福 is a 30-episode Chinese romance drama that is a remake of Thank You, a 2007 K-drama starring Jang Hyuk and Gong Hyo Jin. I can tell you now that those are big shoes to fill but this version brings together an interesting pair starring Cecilia Liu Shi Shi and Ming Dao, which for gossip’s sake were actually riddled with dating rumors back when they were filming in 2011.
I still can’t believe it took this long for the show to premiere and the real life details don’t even matter by now especially since Cecilia Liu is happily married. Besides, it’s the reel story that we care about, technically speaking.
The plot revolves around a single mom, her HIV positive daughter and a doctor that walks in to their lives. Xiao Han is the comely single mom whose angelic little girl unknowingly contracts HIV. Angelo is an accomplished doctor who loses his girlfriend to a terminal illness and then goes looking for the the mother-daughter pair to fulfil his girlfriend’s dying wish.
With such heavy stuff right off the bat, I’m thinking a box of kleenex is in order but maybe, this can still turn out to be more heart-warming and less heart-wrenching. After all, it seems to follow a theme about making the best of the circumstances. The series also stars Jeremy Jones, Jessie Chiang and Candy Tang.