Booting Ceremony 1/31:
=======> ♦ The Prisoner of Beauty (折腰) with Song Zu Er and Liu Yu Ning. It’s adapted from the novel The Marquis Is Innocent written by Peng Lai Ke. I read some reviews. Here’s the gist: There’s war, there’s romance, there’s love after a political marriage. There is a time-traveling element. In the first life time, our heroine ends up an Imperial Concubine and gets killed by the emperor when the kingdom falls apart. She wakes up in her teenage self and tries to change a few things around to save her family from tragedy. Instead of her sister/cousin marrying into the Wei Family; specifically to the mighty General Wei Shao (and the whole clan ends up dying), our heroine unexpectedly ends up the one marrying him. Keep in mind, the two families hate each other too (deaths involved) so tension is sky high. He’s revenge-driven. How will our girl melt the hero’s hardy heart?
I kinda dig the fall-in-love after marriage trope!
You can read the translated novel at Galaxy Translations.
Some filming pics. Zu Er looks so pretty!
=======> ♦ Everlasting Longing / Xiang Si Ling (相思令) with Angelababy and Song Wei Long. It’s adapted from the novel written by Xi Juan.
Our female lead comes from a well-off business family, she has two roles. Inside the house, she’s the beautiful and smart oldest daughter. Outside the house, she’s the talented illegitimate “son” whose skills in weapon design and business lead her to befriend many people. At the age of twenty, she’s kidnapped and brought to Bei Xuan by our male lead – God of War of Bei Xuan. He kidnapped her for her talents in weapon design and DID NOT KNOW “HE” WAS A SHE. Lol. He’s also looking to investigate the death of his father. In Bei Xuan, our heroine’s framed for being a spy and lives a rough life. Five years later, she is able to escape just to come home and find her brother-in-law colluding with outsiders to steal the family wealth. Reviving the family business becomes her ultimate goal.
One thought on “Booting Ceremony: The Prisoner of Beauty with Song Zu Er and Liu Yu Ning, Everlasting Longing with Angelababy and Song Wei Long”
Looking forward to Everlasting Longing!! SZE looks so pretty. Not sure how LYN as a general though… he looks very skinny and lanky.
Angelababy and SWL…. oh boy, competing for most lacklustre presence onscreen?