Whether it’s ancient or modern, Michael isn’t gonna give up his hair, is he? Lol. This looks like it will be a slapstick comedy with him and a lot of beautiful girls.
Synopsis that I translated back in March: The drama will remove the time-traveling element, as we expect it to, but I’ll just summarize the book as is. The story follows 21st-century man Lin Wan Rong (Michael Chen) who is touring around Mount Tai when he accidentally falls into a dark space, transferring him to a parallel world, existing at the same time as the Song dynasty. In this world many historical facts are in contrary to what is written in historical books. For instance, Xiang Yu defeated Liu Ban at the Battle of Gaixia and never committed suicide, as a result.
While he’s described as smart and generous, he also enjoys joking and playing around as much as the next person. Using his economics wits, modern knowledge, and a whole layer of thick skin, he’s able to rise to become a lord of his own. However, with money and power, he inadvertently gets entangled in a power struggle between the royal members and somehow finds himself leading a troop to war.
Now in the drama script, Lin Wan Rong survives an accident and to return the favor to his savior, he comes to the Xiao Residence in Nanjing to work as a family servant (jia ding). After a misunderstanding, he meets and falls for his soul mate in Xiao Qing Xuan (Sierra Lee Xi Rui). Thanks to his smart wits, he’s able to help the Xiao turn their business around. In the mean time, the Tao family preys on Xiao like a hawk, conspiring with other businessmen to kidnap Wan Rong and Xiao Yu Ruo (Gina Jin). To save Yu Ruo and the man she loves, Qing Xuan ends up being poisoned and is forced to leave the capital for help. Now that he clearly sees the malicious intent behind the Tao family, Wan Rong helps defeat them, then locates the mastermind behind as a clique called Miao Xian. Following the request of many officers and lords, he trains a group of soldiers to attack Miao Xian and successfully overwhelms the enemies.
Impressed by his bravado, the Emperor wants to reward him, and when he respectfully refuses, believing that the soldiers deserve the recognition much more, the King has no choice but to give him the title as the world’s best jia ding (in tune with the Chinese title 极品家丁 = ji ping (meaning best/highest grade) jia ding. In today’s term, ji ping means someone who acts outrageously and unconventionally.
Michael Chen and Andrew Yin Zheng.
Gina looks pretty in here!
Zhao Yue Tong.
Lin Si Yi.
There’s a new app that Chinese celebrities have been playing and Gina seems like an addict now. Acting out a dubbed scene with their facial expressions. She’s such a goofball! Luff it!