Lover or Stranger is a 2021 Chinese drama that tells the story of Luo Qianyi, a highly talented young female violinist, and her fiancé, Huo Youze, a rich entrepreneur. The drama begins with an avalanche incident in Hokkaido, Japan, that takes Luo Qianyi down the mountainside, leaving her alive but with no memory. She needs reconstructive surgery and has to adjust to day-to-day chores at home. She also faces unusual things happening, such as mysterious messages thrown into her bathroom. Without knowing the sender’s name, she dubbed the person as Mr. Lavender. The messages mentioned “our old spot,” and she has no clue what they mean.
The plot of the drama is not straightforward and is complicated, which may leave the viewer’s mind and train of thought all over the place. The drama narrates the story of Lou Qianyi and Hou Youze’s relationship after the avalanche that renders Qianyi amnesic and how Qianyi tries to figure out her identity. The pacing is well-paced, and the drama transitions seamlessly between suspense, tragedy, and thriller with a few twists and reveals mixed in.
Ou Hao acted as Hou Youze, an obsessive yet pitiful person, and his acting is spectacular. He managed to bring Hou Youze’s role to life through his gaze and nuanced micro-expressions. The drama is available on iQiyi app and iQ.com. Lover or Stranger is a romantic suspense drama directed by Huang Tianren, led by Victoria Song Qian and Oho Ou Hao, co-starring Ryan Zhang, He Dujuan, Dai Jingyao, Fan Jingyi, Wang Yizhe, and Tao Hai.
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|Drama Name||Lover or Stranger|
|Language||Urdu Hindi Dubbed|