Oh. I’m feeling old for real now. Beside Zhang Ruo Yun (Wu Xin The Monster Killer, Sparrow), the rest of the fresh faces are born after 1990! Fifteen Years of Waiting for Migratory Birds is a drama adaptation of a novel written by Ying Feng. It is one of the youth dramas produced by Hunan TV to follow Taekwondo Girl. I skimmed through the synopsis and it’s not a happy ending. Someone will die but I won’t tell you who. Some fans call it a gentle kind of death. Maybe they will change the ending for the drama version. Who knows. But the cast is mostly consisted of fresh meat (pretty ones!). =P
Synopsis Translated by Moi (tidbits here and there): Our hero and heroine meet each other when they are fourteen and she has a crush on him for the longest time. However, she does not confess due to her unattractive looks leading to her low self-esteem. And just like, days become months, and months become years. She stays beside him as his best friend for fifteen long years. During those years, various challenges scar them, rendering them feeling “uncleaned” and “unworthy” for each other. (He was arrested after a failed relationship while she has a violent step-brother.) He’s fearful of pursuing her, afraid of losing her if their romance doesn’t work out (valid worry for the youth, methinks). When he finally realizes he loves her, it’s too late because **spoiler: she’s diagnosed with a fatal disease**.
Zhang Ruo Yun. He’s been rising quite fast.
Female lead, Sun Yi (The Legend of Mi Yue). She has a cute smile!
Deng Lun (Luo Jin’s The Gods).
Zhang Xue Ying (Legend of Green Hill Foxes). You might also remember her as Guo
Fu Xiang in Yumama’s Condor series.
Li Zong Lin (Confucius, 101 Times Confessions).
Directed by Ke Han Chen (Down With Love, Lets Watch Meteor) and written by Jin Guo Dong (Our Love, Boss & Me, My Sunshine), Fifteen Years of Waiting for Migratory Birds has 20 episodes and is scheduled for broadcast in March 2016.