Wild Bloom (野蛮生长) is adapted from the novel written by A Nai (Like A Flowing River, Ode to Joy, etc). It follows the journey of female lead as she throws herself into the steel business full of judgemental men. She began her life under harsh terms, being blamed for the death of her mother while giving birth to her. Hence, her dad named her after a poisonous plant. He neglects her, leaving her to struggle in her childhood, shaping the stubborn and courageous personality in that small frame. As China’s economy begins to flourish in the 90s, she and her good brothers start up a business of scrapping and transporting steel, slowing expanding it with her sharp business mind. She learns how to tackle hurdles and problems with decisiveness, gaining precious lessons about life and love along the way.
Other cast members include Li Guang Jie, Liu Wei, Huang Cheng Cheng, Ren Zhong, Feng Jia Yi, Wang Jin Song, Shi An, and etc. Filming has begun!
If I’m honest, this type of topic is not for me… Lol.
Following Ashes of Love, Skate Into Love, producer Liu Ning is calling Love When The Stars Fall his third part of the Honey Trilogy, just because the titles of the three separate novels contain sugar and or honey in it. So yes, it’s three separate novels, all with different stories. Love When The Stars Fall (星落凝成糖) is written by Yi Du Jun Hua and follows dual female leads! They are princesses from the royal family Li. Older sister (He Xuan Lin) is deemed as a lucky charm for the family. She’s kind-hearted, beautiful, and is considered hope to the whole country. She’s betrothed to the heavenly first prince (Chen Xing Xu). As a favor in return, they are protected by the heavens. Younger sister (Li Lan Di) was born unlucky, deemed as a shame to the family, making her cold-hearted and cruel. She’s betrothed to the demon prince (Chen Mu Chi). However, a twist of fate sends the sisters to the wrong families on their wedding day. Even though they advertise it as dual female leads, from reviews, the cunning younger sister and her romance with the Godly Prince is the central piece.
Shining Like You (而你刚好发光) was filmed in 2017 and has been shelved since then… Gong Jun ah, how many dramas did you film before Word of Honor? He looks like a baby here! Lol.
The story from WeTV: “A good student Lu Qiyi (played by Wang Zixuan) forged an admission notice and deceived her parents from entering Southern University of Arts. Unexpectedly, the student of culture class soon became a wonderful work in art academies. Lu Qiyi, who is introverted and bad at expressing himself, has started a difficult upgrade to fight monsters at this art academy. However, the sincere and kind-hearted Lu Qiyi is also favored by the two male gods Fang Yan (played by Gong Jun) and Du Ang (played by Zhou Chengao). Fang Yan, who had never met Lu Qiyi in the art test, seemed to like this brave and aggressive girl more and more…”
Danger Zone (逆局) is a Qiyi original drama adapted from the novel written by Qian Yu Zhi Cheng and is described on their website as “Flawless crime techniques, a serial murder case with no assassin investigated!An unsettled case forces the police to cooperate with criminals, go deep into the crime scene and play a final match with the murderer to get justice for the dead. Both heroes join hands to fight strongly, but the undercurrent of this devil’s deal is surging and it’s about to trigger another wave of an even greater deadly crisis!”
Split into two seasons, each with 12 episodes, Season one began airing on 9/3 and ended last week 10/1, Season 2 is set to premiere on 10/15.
This Taiwanese cast ensemble is quite perfect. I’m just not familiar with the youngest actor on board. Anyone watching and recommending it?
Once We Get Married (只是结婚的关系) features a trope as old as time – a contract marriage between a fashion buyer and a CEO. Lol. Adapted from a novel, so maybe there’s some freshness? 😀
Based on the novel written by Xi Zi Qing, Bright As the Moon (皎若云间月) follows our heroine who is rumored to be a domineering, arrogant, and rich illiterate daughter of Prince Yun’s Manor. However, what people don’t know is that the rumors were spread by her to avoid a marriage proposal from the Imperial Family. The truth is she’s been under disguise trying to find a cure for the man she loves. He is Prince Rong’s son and their love was oppressed by the Royal family ten years ago and Rong Jing ended up being poisoned, rendering him ill and weak, confined in his own home for years (hehe, this sounds like someone’s favorite trope!). To save him, she doesn’t mind giving up her memories of their love…