If you miss Li Ying, she’s finally back on the small screen!
Qiyi describes the story: In the cold winter of 2001, a murder case occurred in the affiliated hospital of a printing factory in Haizhou City. Rookie policeman Leng Xiao Bing (Xiao Yang) and his senior rushed to the scene after receiving a report, but accidentally faced the murderer of the serial murder in Haizhou City. Leng Xiao Bing was timid and afraid to shoot. The murderer fled from the scene and killed his senior, Li Lan. Another witness at the scene is a victim, orphan Xia Mu (Dong Zi Jian), hiding under the bed. In order to stay in the police force, Leng Xiao Bing concealed the fact that he did not dare to shoot, Xia Mu did not expose him either. So far, the murderer has been in the hiding, and the Haizhou case is still pending. Sixteen years later, Xia Mu came to the force for an internship. Threatening with the fact that Leng Xiao Bing didn’t dare to shoot, he coerced him into investigating the case with him. Just as the two pointed their suspicions at the father of the psychologist Shen Yu (Zhao Li Ying), Shen Yu also launched a plan to create a crime of imitation. Then a corpse that had been dead for more than sixteen years caused the three of them to fall into the dark night of souls. The three finally joined forces to trap the real murderer.
Lie To Love (良言写意) is an upcoming modern drama adapted from the novel written by Mu Fu Sheng. Our heroine is a young lawyer who begins working at corporation when she gets involved with the aloof CEO, our hero. Their strange behavior and and a series of events prove that they knew each other before hand, but why do they both pretend like they don’t know each other? As it turns out, they were childhood sweethearts. But life for our heroine takes a turn as she’s convinced that his dad was behind the demise of her father’s company, leading his death, and her mother’s, shortly after. She lives life planning meticulously her revenge, using our hero’s feelings to her advantage. A car accident happens – he breaks his leg, while she loses some of her memories. Dun dun dun!! When they meet again, she’s a lawyer at his company. She doesn’t remember him and doesn’t understand why he treats her differently, while his broken heart still yearns for her. And she has no idea why he only has one functional leg….
If you miss Yi Bo now that his Street Dance show is over, he’s back on the small screen!
Synopsis according to Qiyi: Chinese drama “Luo Yang” (2021) is adapted from Ma Boyong’s novel with the same name, which tells a series of stories that happened during the Wu Zhou period where a group of people from different classes investigated the unsettled case in Luoyang. Gao Bingzhu (played by Huang Xuan), a vice Sleuth-hound captain bottom of Luoyang, was involved in a case by mistake and became a suspect. When he tried to prove his innocence, he met Baili Hongyi (played by Wang Yibo) who found out the truth about his father being poisoned. The two cooperate and investigate. Si Yue (played by Song Qian), who is from a prestigious family, investigates and approaches Gao Bingzhu, who is excellent in martial arts and has wisdom to find information related to the case. These two people of completely different classes are not pleasing to each other’s eyes. But they had to be tied together. As they continued to dig into the case and search for the truth, they discovered a shocking conspiracy capable of destroying the God city and staining Luoshui with blood.
Psychologist (女心理师) is a modern drama adapted from the novel written by Bi Shu Min (author is a psychiatrist). The story follows the ups and downs and growth of our female lead, who is a psychologist. After a suicide related to a charity event, her career suffers a great setback, rendering her feeling low. She meets our male lead through a mutual friend and he convinces her to join him as a co-host for a television show about psychology. The show revives her mental state and her clinic while our male lead develops deep feelings for her. Just when everything is going smoothly, a strings of events threaten her foundation once more. Her mentor gets involved in a scandal. She tries to find out the truth to help him, but inadvertently discovers a secret of his. Then her best friend gets entangled in a conflict at the same time that her mother is diagnosed with Alzheimer. Thirdly, male lead’s best friend is trying to take revenge on female lead’s mentor. All these events trigger our heroine’s emotional trauma in her youth and she begins to sleepwalk again. In the end, our heroine decides to close her clinic and travel the world with her mother. During their journey, they are able to resolve the knot of the past.
To Fly With You (陪你逐风飞翔) is an upcoming drama about ice-skating!
Synopsis from Viki: Shen Zheng Yi (Song Zu Er) is a young female student with a passion for ice skating. She dreams of becoming a champion short-track speed skater, but as she has never trained in the sport, she knows she is already behind where she should be if she is ever to become a champion at the highly demanding sport. Her mother is also bitterly opposed to her taking up the sport. So Shen Zheng Yi decides to defy her mother and join an ice skating club anyway. She finds herself under the wing of a promising figure skater named Zhuang Yue (Wang An Yu).
Training with Zhuang Yue is no picnic, and learning how to perform on the short track is both physically and mentally grueling. But as she slowly builds up her confidence, both Shen Zheng Yi and her coach begin to understand that she might just have the grit, determination, and skill she needs to succeed at the highest level. Her passion also inspires Zhuang Yue to overcome his own demons on the ice rink…and the two start to develop deeper emotions for one another. But with a key competition on the horizon and her mother still hoping to thwart Shen Zheng Yi’s sporting plans, will her ice-skating dreams of victory ever come true?
This sounds like Skate Into Love… I do like the cast of both dramas though. 😛
Would you believe me if I tell you this post was written in Feb (when filming wrapped) of this year but has it been sitting in the draft section? Why? Mainly because the production is so stingy with promo stills! And even now as they are gearing up to premiere…no trailer… >.>
Song of the Moon (月歌行) is adapted from the novel written by Shu Ke and stars Zhang Bin Bin and Xu Lu as the leads. This is what I have gathered from the novel: It is a tragic story. This is not a story about a good girl, this is a story about a lonely girl (a lot of readers say she’s pretty unlikable). The loneliness in her life breeds her stubborn, selfish, and bitter personality, and she acknowledges those traits. Our heroine comes from a wealthy family, her parents let her do whatever she wants and it’s the downfall of her life. She sees that they only care for her younger brother, who’s deemed as the one to carry on the family line (quite typical). She meets our male lead when she’s about 10/11 and he appears surprised to learn that the person said to help him save his people is a girl. He’s the Demon Lord, if you’re curious, always wearing a black robe. Like a genie, he tells her he’s the person to guide her destiny, to give her powers, to do a lot of big things. To compensate her for the future, he gives her two options, 1) He can do any 3 things for her or 2) She can have him for 3 days and he’ll do anything for her in those 3 days. Of course, to a little kid, the second option sounds much better and so she picks #2. After 3 days of fun and excitement, he disappears. A big fire takes away her family’s wealth and her parents don’t think twice about selling her to buy medicines for their beloved son. She’s sold to a manor and trained to become a killer. Our male lead also has another identity ~
I feel bad for our female lead – she gets abandoned quite a lot by the people who claim to love her, including our male lead. But a lot of people also die for her….. Some readers said that the love story wasn’t satisfying to them, some questioned whether he did indeed love her or not. Is it love or is it pity? Is it both?
I didn’t see a translation for the novel yet. If you’re aware of one, please let me know!
Republican Time-Travel drama Night Wanderer (夜旅人) has officially wrapped up filming a few days ago and dropped some new stills and a new trailer! It is adapted from the novel written by Zhao Xi Zhi and follows two individuals: our heroine is from the year 2015 and she’s famous female forensic doctor, returning home from a murder scene and witnessing the corridor lights flicker. On the same night but in 1937, our hero – a lawyer in Shanghai also returns home when the lights go out. The time and space of these two people are connected by a lamp. He’s described as gentle, old-fashioned, and righteous, while she’s described as cool, calm, and courageous. The first time they meet, he’s in no hurry as he helps her to the hospital with a black umbrella. The second time they meet, he has become her tenant, holding a tenant contract from 1937. Lol. Their love transcends time and space, and once it explodes, it’s eternal.