I Cannot Hug You; Touch Me 无法拥抱的你 Chinese Drama Review
- Genre: Romance, Youth, Vampire
- Date Released: 2017
- Origin: China
- CDrama: XX Episodes
- Xing Zhao Lin as Jiang Zhi Hao
Zhang Yu Xi as Li Shi Ya
- Dai Jing Yao as Xin Ba
- Xin Rui Qi as Xu Qing Ran
- Xu Kai Cheng as Cui Jun He
- Gao Junjie
- Wang Ruo Xue as Li Lan Xi
- Kele Sun as Yin Shi Huan
I started watching this drama last night and I must admit I was hooked immediately. Probably it was because it starts rather familiar Chinese actors. Zhang Yuxi from Dear Prince, Zhing Zhaolin from Eternal Love and the cute Dai Jing Yao from the recently finished drama The Big Boss.
Apparently this drama was based from a Korean webtoon UnTouchable, which is about a modern day vampire story. Gone are the days when vampire suck the blood out of human. They are more cultured now, they get their energy from simply touching a human. Human exude their own distinct ‘touch taste’.
Our heroine Li Shi ya (Zhang Yuxi) is a 21st century vampire. She is a celebrity, a model. She is a bit capricious who ran away from home thinking that her father, who is also a vampire, is much too controlling.
She was out buying magazines one day when she bumped into Jiang Zhi Hao, the male lead, who suffers from OCD in the form of being germaphobic. Anyway Li Shi ya accidentally touched Zhi Hao’s hand and they had an immediate connection. She found his touch tasty or delicious while Zhi Hao was confused and does not trust Li shi ya, so much so that he accused her of being a stalker and perverted at that.
By sheer coincidence the flat Li Shi ya had just rented was next door to Zhi Hao, who again accused her of being a stalker.
One day a delivery meant for Jiang Zhi Hao was mistakenly drop off at Li Shi Ya address. When Li Shi Ya tried to bring the package next door, Zhi Hao refuses it and told her to keep it.
A few days later Zhi Hao asked Li Shi Ya to give him back the package but Li Shi Ya said there are conditions before she hands it over.
And this is the start of their awkward interaction. In the background is Xin Ba, another vampire, who is a popular pop star. He had been in-love with Li Shi Ya since they were kids.