Last time we spoke of this drama remake, 20 Once Again (重返20岁), of Korean movie, Miss Granny, they just began filming (Nov. 2015) and now we have a long trailer to satiate our thirst. Less is more people! Anyway, a very solid trailer! I’m impressed. Not on the grand term of a period piece like Storm of Prophecy, but in the slew of slappity slapp-slap trailers of modern drama, this one comes out on top. There’s a sad undertone throughout, questioning the choices that the couple made when they were younger. Second chances are the best, aren’t they?
Synopsis from Wiki With Name Changes: Shen Meng Jun (Gua Ah Leh) is a crotchety prideful 70-year-old widow who frequently finds faults with everyone around her. She takes pride in her ability to raise her son single-handedly, despite the poverty during the Cultural Revolution, to become a professor of a prestigious university. After several clashes with her own family, they decide it’s time for her to go to a nursing home. Feeling forlorn, she wanders the streets and impulsively decides to take a final portrait at a photo studio she happens by. Upon leaving, to her astonishment she realizes that she has been transformed back into her 20-year-old self. Given a magical second chance at youth, she changes her name to Meng Li Jun (Hu Bing Qing).
After Meng Jun’s transformation, she decides to keep her new identity a secret. She begins by renting a room from her trusted friend and past servant, Xiang Da Hai (Qin Han). Later, while accompanying Da Hai to the senior recreation center, she meets her long-time rival, a flirty senior woman. There, they had an epic singing battle in which Meng Jun wins. Meng Jun captured the crowd’s heart with her voice. While singing, a music director Tan Zhi Ming (Juck Zhang) enters and offers her a chance of a lifetime.
Hey, you too! Don’t start undoing your clothes now. XD
Gua Ah Leh and Qin Han.
Directing is Gao Lin Bao (Wu Xin The Monster Killer, The Journey of Flower) and Xu Hui Kang (Earth God and Earth Grandmother, Detectives and Doctors) and writing is Xu Zi Yuan (Wu Xin The Monster Killer). 20 Once Again has 40 episodes. No release date yet.