It's my first TWDrama, and I have to adjust a bit, being more used to JDramas and KDramas.
It piqued my curiosity, because it was a gender bender. I fast forwarded through part of the first episode to get a feel of it, but couldn't find the girl who was supposed to be dressed up as a guy. It was only when I watched that part in normal speed that I found her. That piqued my curiosity even further.
Now I have to admit that at the moment I'm primarily watching because of the main actress, Megan Lai, who is playing the Pi YaNuo character (= girl acting like guy). She's doing it very convincingly, i.e. acting like a guy. Or as Pi YaNuo says in ep 1. "Apart from my private parts, I'm a total guy!"
Yes, it's filled with coincidence upon coincidence. Yes, it's filled with the usual gender bender clichés.
But in spite of that, episode 1 has caught me... totally, and reeled me in.
One difference that I found with the usual gender benders that I've seen, is how they hookup in episode 1.