Just a summary of the dramas airing this past week. Did any catch your interest? For the annual Cdrama Airing Schedule, please check this post.
A lot of Youku dramas showcased their trailers at the annual press conference!
Court Lady (骊歌行) is an upcoming period drama based on the unfinished novel written by Feng Nong (General and I), who then proceeded to finish the story through this drama script. Interesting. That means there won’t be novel fans cursing at the differences? Lol. The story takes place during the Tang Dynasty and follows the romance between a good-for-nothing spoiled hero and our talented heroine who pushes him out of his lazy chair. Our hero is famous for having no dreams and no ambitions, satisfied with wasting away his father’s money until a chance encounter with the heroine. She likes a man of direction and talents and that shall be his motivation to grow and mature but soon he begins to realize the instability of the Tang Empire, motivating him further. He spurs into action, becoming a military commander to protect the borders and stop illegal smuggling. In the meantime, our heroine works her way up in the palace as a weaver, facing dangers that threaten her and her family.
Wu Dang Yi Jian or First Sword of Wudang (武当一剑) with Chai Bi Yun and Yu Le Yi. This one has been waiting to air since 2017. It’s adapted from the novel written by Liang Yu Sheng, who also wrote The Bride with White Hair, The Patriotic Knights, and Seven Swordsmen, among many other. The production team needs some incredible credits for filming at most of the locations in the novel, including the Wudang Mountains and Shennongjia (in Hubei), and A’ershan Forest National Park (in Inner Mongolia). The story takes place during the Ming Dynasty and follows our hero’s journey in learning martial arts, finding the truth behind his parents’ deaths, and becoming a true master in Wudang practices while upholding justice.
Love Like White Jade (白玉思无瑕) is an upcoming period drama featuring Zhang Yao and Wan Peng. Our female lead is hired to help our male lead’s in literature and martial arts. While they clash due to opposite personalities, she’s secretly looking for her missing twin brother, and he’s investigating the death of his father. He wears a mask while doing furtive investigation, making our heroine fall in love with him in that getup. When the truth is revealed, the same person is the culprit of both cases. The two finally work together to face the hardships and challenges ahead.
As fate would have it they were also in When We Were Young (人不彪悍枉少年) when he was the second male lead and she was the female lead. 🙂
Sorry, am late to the game. Been running around doing errands on my day off. >.<”
Love Scenery (良辰美景好时光) is a modern romantic drama adapted from the novel written by Qiao Yao. It follows the story between a singer and her loyal fan.
As a saying goes, one must achieve something when young because he cannot stay young forever. Liang Chen and Lu Jing made it. Liang Chen is devoted to bringing good music works to the listeners, expressing the idea of being kind, real and perfect. Lu Jing loves computer and big data research. He is highly recognized by academic field through studying complicated human behavior and psychology, thus influencing the classmates around by his solid specialty literacy. They are strangers first but then brought together by big data and they become closer in the journey of pursuing dreams.
Just a couple of new pieces here and there this past week.