Shining Just For You (星河长明) is adapted from the novel written by Zhan An (novel name is Novoland: The Princess From Plateau (九州·朱颜记) and it looks like another twisted love story. The story follows eighth princess (Cheng Xiao Meng) of the Ye Bei clan and her close friend (our female lead, Peng Xiao Ran) who is shunned because she is considered an outsider. In order to attack Ye Bei, Emperor Gao of Chao Kingdom (male lead) devises a plan to give him a good excuse; he proposes a marriage to eighth princess knowing that she would reject, thus giving him a reason to attack. To save her relatives and the kingdom, eighth princess jumps to her death over a cliff. The Ye Bei clan suffers greatly, leading to their destruction. Our female lead swears to take revenge for her best friend and Ye Bei clan, thus she creates a new identity and enters the palace to assassinate the king. Her failing attempts stir interests in the King and he slowly falls in love with her. Our heroine is moved but her loyalty to her friend didn’t allow betrayal. SPOILER: She continues to plot and eventually the Chao Kingdom falls and the King dies. Not sure how…but if this synopsis remains true in the drama, fans are doomed for tears!
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, Sun Qian, and etc.
I’m seriously considering watching this! GAHHHHH. I don’t do modern dramas usually…. What to do?! My last drama was Legend of Fei and oh boy…how disappointed I was at the final production. I need a good LY’s drama!
We are excited to announce a new subbing project. A little birdie from the AVV Community really wanted to watch this drama and unfortunately, there was no subtitles. This little birdie sent out a distress signal and through threats-on-friendship, bribes, trades a loving request gathered like-minded volunteers to form TLR Subbing Team.
Hidden Love (偷偷藏不住) is adapted from the novel written by Zhu Yi. Going through the novel reviews, it looks like a sweet romance. Our heroine has frequent parents meeting and in order to avoid troubles, she enlists the help of her older brother but since they are like cat-and-dog, she turns to her brother’s friend (our male lead) instead. From then on, they become friends but he only looks at her like a younger sister. And he should because he’s 7 years older than her (not sure about the drama). He’s a university student and she’s a middle school girl harboring a small crush on this new friend. BUT their romance doesn’t start until she becomes a college student in the city he’s in. Phew.
You can read the translated novel here @ 88tangeatdrinkread.
What happens when you combine a rebirth drama with a female lead bent on revenge, a sweet puppy of a male lead and a vicious yet somehow compelling second male lead? You get Lost Track of Time!
Check out the review written by our lovely AVV community member, Trinity. There is also a goody inside! I promise you won’t regret it!
She and Her Perfect Husband (爱的二八定律) is a modern drama with Xu Kai and Yang Mi. Our female lead is a career-driven lawyer who is often pressured by her family to get married. One of the requirements at the top law firm specializing in family affairs where she applied for a job is to be married, which leads her brother, a headhunter, to changing her marriage status behind her back. Once she learns of the ridiculous lie, she tries to right the wrong but is greeted by her new supposed husband – our male lead, who is also forced by his mother to get married. He seeks out her help to ward off their parents. Things get complicated when our heroine’s ex also joins the same law firm.
Begins Airing today 11/14~
Synopsis from Viki: Beautiful women from all over what is now China have traveled from their hometowns to the Xinchuan court for a special event: The ruling family will decide which of these young women has what it takes to marry the six male heirs of the family. Among this collection of women is Li Wei (Tian Xi Wei). She is an unassuming, unpretentious, and somewhat culturally awkward individual who has little interest in this “contest.” She would prefer to get on with her life and live a quiet, peaceful life in her hometown.
But, to her surprise, she is selected to marry one of the young heirs – Yin Zheng (Bai Jing Ting). A quiet, gentle, intelligent, and somewhat introverted young man, he is arguably the least-favored among the heirs. As such, his marriage is a mere afterthought to the Xinchuan rulers. They shunt him to the fringes of the court and charge him with menial tasks. At first, this union appears doomed. But after they start to get to know each other, Yin Zheng and Li Wei begin to form a close bond. Could their slowly growing romance help them form a relationship that could help them improve the lives of the ordinary folk of the realm?
Something about Tian Xi Wei just screams freakin’ adorable to me!