Love O2O (Chinese: 微微一笑很倾城; lit. A Smile is Beautiful) is a 2016 Chinese television series based on the novel of the same name written by Gu Man, starring Yang Yang and Zheng Shuang. It aired on Jiangsu TV and Dragon TV from 22 August to 6 September 2016.
The drama is a commercial success in China, and internationally. It is one of the most watched Chinese modern dramas, with over 23 billion views online.
Bei Weiwei (Zheng Shuang) is the campus goddess, who also excels in her studies. She aspires to be an online game designer/engineer, and goes by the alias of Luwei Weiwei in the online role-playing game A Chinese Ghost Story. After she gets dumped by her online husband Zhenshui Wuxiang, she gets approached by the number one player Yixiao Naihe, who suggested that they get married so they both can participate in a couple competition within the game. The newly formed couple instantly hit it off, and undergo many adventures together in the game.
However, Wei Wei never expected the real identity of her virtual husband to be her college senior, Xiao Nai (Yang Yang) who is described as the cream of the crop in both sports and academics. When Wei Wei discovers his true identity, they have already fallen in love with each other. Together, they overcome numerous misunderstandings and obstacles standing in their way of their budding relationship.
A 4th year computer science student and member of the basketball team. He is also the CEO of Zhi Yi technology company. He appears to be gentle and kind, but hides a sly/cunning personality. Known by the web name "Yixiao Naihe", he is a famous figure and top player in the game A Chinese Ghost Story. In real life, Xiao Nai is also the most popular guy in campus.
A 2nd year computer science student, who is considered the "belle" of the computer science major. She placed second in a beauty voting that took place online within the student community. She is bright, smart and helpful, and aspires to be a game designer. Known by the alias "Reed Weiwei" in A Chinese Ghost Story, she is the only female player in the Top 10 PK ranking. She catches Xiao Nai's attention unintentionally as she is playing the game in an internet cafe.
Wei Wei's best friend and dorm mate. She's bright and cheerful, but can be oblivious and stubborn at times. She falls for Cao Guang in the game Dreaming of Jianghu as Cao Guang mistook her in-game name for Wei Wei's and start to befriend her.
Wei Wei's ex-virtual husband, known by the alias "Zhenshui Wuxiang". He is also Yiran's elder cousin and the son of Zhen Yi technology's CEO. A person who judges people by appearance; he dumps Wei Wei thinking she is ugly and marries "Xiaoyu Yaoyao", but later comes to regret it when he sees Wei Wei in real life.
Known by the alias "Xiaoyu Yaoyao", leader of the Xiao Yu clan. She is regarded as the number one beauty of the game. A hypocritical and attention-seeking person. She dates Zhen Shaoxiang in real life.
The series ranked first in television ratings and became the number one most searched and discussed topic online during its broadcast. The drama is also well-received internationally.
The drama was praised for following the details of the novel faithfully, as well as its refreshing and unique plot. Unlike most dramas, Love O2O does not succumb to overused cliches and plot devices, making it stand out from dramas with similar themes.