Love is Sweet
|Love is Sweet|
|Mandarin||Bàn shì mì táng bàn shì shāng|
|Country of origin||Mainland China|
|Original language||Chinese (Mandarin)|
|No. of episodes||36|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original release||September 27, 2020|
Love is Sweet (Chinese: 半是蜜糖半是伤; pinyin: Bàn shì mì táng bàn shì shāng), is a 2020 Chinese television series loosely adapted from the novel of the same name by Qizi. Starring Luo Yunxi and Bai Lu as leads, the show started airing with multi-languages subtitles on iQIYI on Sep 27, 2020.
Jiang Jun (Bai Lu) is an educated woman with a double degree in economics and psychology. Her parents' liberal ways of raising her gave rise to her strong, independent, and idealistic character. After graduating from college, she begins to work for a non-profit organization to follow her dream of helping others. However, her father's sudden death leaves her on a crucial crossroad in her life. She decides to join MH, a top investment company, to find the reason behind her father's death. Jiang Jun runs into her childhood friend Yuan Shuai (Luo Yunxi), whom she had been separated from for 10 years due to an unfortunate incident. He tries to keep her from entering MH. She is allergic to tears and has a very soft corner for people. She eventually manages to enter MH as intern with Du Lei (Gao Hanyu)(ED at GE) and Lin Taimo's help and slowly starts converting the minds of her collegues who were antagonistic about her. It is revealed that Yuan Shuai had a crush on Jiang Jun for 10 years and soon Jiang Jun reciprocates his feelings and they get into a relationship. Qiao Na, who had a crush on Yuan Shuai accepts their relationship and moves on only to be pursued by GE's chairman's son. Yuan Shuai's cousin Li Xiaochuan (Riley Wang) and Jiang Jun's best friend Xu Li (Xiao Yan) also get involved with each other. It is revealed that Du Lei had a crush on Jiang Jun and tries to pursue her only to face rejection. Jiang Jun investigates the death of her father and the ulterior motives of the people slowly starts unfolding in front of her. Can she manage her career and love? How far she will go to protect the people she love? 
- Luo Yunxi as Yuan Shuai (27 years old)
- A MH Executive Director, MH's undefeated God of War. A wolf in the investment banking world who acts decisively and works efficiently. He's been secretly in love with Jiang Jun for 10 years, but was always too afraid to confess. He has always played jokes and scared her since young to try to help Jiang Jun cultivate a tougher personality due to her allergy, but is misunderstood as a bully. Yuan Shuai has the ability to easily switch between a tough professional and a cute boyfriend. Hidden weakness: Jiang Jun.
- Bai Lu as Jiang Jun (25 years old)
- A MH Securities Analysties, later Vice President, Soft on the outside but strong on the inside. She is allergic to tears, hence extremely tolerant of stress. She has known Yuan Shuai as a childhood friend since kindergarten, and always seen him as a bully. A queen at work and a cute girl in private who can easily make Yuan Shuai jealous. Hidden weakness: allergy to tears.
- Gao Hanyu as Du Lei (30 years old)
- A GE Executive Director, Yuan Shuai's rival who has always lost out to the former, whether in investment banking, car racing or love. Du Lei hides a scarred past, and is willing to do anything to achieve his goals. He is not one to readily reveal his true feelings to anybody, and has never once lived for himself. Hidden weakness: Unknown
- Xiao Yan as Xu Li (25 years old)
- A Convenience store worker, Jiang Jun's best friend. She has a strong sense of justice, prioritises love above everything else and has no career ambitions. Xu Li has an obvious crush on Li Xiaochuan, and does everything she can to help him reach his dreams.
- Riley Wang as Li Xiao Chuan (25 years old)
- A West World app developer, Yuan Shuai's younger cousin. An IT genius who is serious, hardworking and dedicates his life to coding. He has no interest in anything else, and is extremely obtuse when it comes to other people's feelings. Hidden weakness: secret video on Yuan Shuai's phone.
- Zhao Yuanyuan as Qiao Na
- A MH Vice President, MH female God of War who pursues perfection and is extremely demanding on subordinates. She likes and boldly pursues Yuan Shuai, but never forces Yuan Shuai to reciprocate her feelings. Hidden weakness: emotional pain cannot occur at the same time as career problems.
- An Weiling as Linda
- A GE Executive Director, One of the founding members of MH who eventually left and joined GE. Du Lei's adoptive sister and a woman who prioritises her own interests above everything else. Hidden weakness: serious insomnia
- Guan Zijing as Su Chang
- Yuan Shuai's wingman, He helps Yuan Shuai collect information using his large range of contacts. Hidden weakness: his girlfriend Xin Xin