Zhao Li Ying’s The Story of Xing Fu to begin airing at the end of June

June is almost over?!

Li Ying’s drama is confirmed for airing! It’s a drama adaption of Zhang Yi Mou’s The Story of Qiu Ju, which was also based on Chen Yuan Bin’s novella. The drama version will be called The Story of Xing Fu (幸福到万家).

Airing 6/29~

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The Legendary Life Of Queen Lau with La Mu Yang Zi and Li Hong Yi

The Legendary Life of Queen Lau (皇后刘黑胖) is adapted from the novel written by Ge Yang. It’s a comedy historical drama and follows the story of our heroine, a Prime Minister’s illegitimate daughter, who is abandoned by him. But the day the Empress Dowager wants to link the two families through marriage, villainy dad is too eager to find his not-so-pretty daughter back. Due to her dark skin and chubby figure, our heroine isn’t favorably looked upon. The funny thing here is this: the Empress Dowager actually wants the Crown Prince to marry Prime Minister’s distant relative – his niece, who’s pretty and well-educated. So our plucky heroine marries into the palace and becomes the Crown Princess at age 9/10 in the novel. The two kids of course start off on the wrong foot but the years they spend together cement their friendship, which sets up the foundation for many laughs and eventual romance.

To air 6/24~

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Love the Way You Are with Angelababy and Lai Kuan Lin

Per Qiyi: Love the Way You Are (爱情应该有的样子) tells the sweet love story of Yin Yike, who seems to have a perfect life, and her childhood partner Xu Guangxi. Yi Yike (played by Angelababy), who seems to have a perfect life, lives a 35-year-old life as a matter of course. Whether in the company or at home, she is thoughtful all around. Like a never-tired Wonder Woman, she takes care of everyone around her except herself. Until she met in a corner of a convenience store, the boy, Xu Guangxi (played by Lai Kuanlin) who used to often went to her place to have meals when she was a girl. Xu Guangxi returns from his studies abroad, but this boy who used to just feel a sense of dependence on Yike, his feelings have budded into butterflies fluttering in his stomach. But chasing Yike is nothing short of a difficult feat. It entails a fast-moving life and ultra-realistic pressure. But for love, Guangxi becomes more mature and and adjusts his footsteps, taking firm steps towards Yike. The two throbbing hearts who have experienced countless challenges and choices are getting closer little by little, and they also understand that the best love is not to sacrifice each other, but to attract and respect each other, so that each other can become better people.

Airing 6/17~

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First Trailer for Love When the Stars Fall with Chen Xing Xu and Li Lan Di

After Ashes of Love, Skate Into Love, producer Liu Ning is calling Love When The Stars Fall (星落凝成糖) his third part of the Honey Trilogy, just because the titles of the three separate novels contain sugar and or honey in it. So yes, it’s three separate novels, all with different stories. Love When The Stars Fall (星落凝成糖) is written by Yi Du Jun Hua and follows dual female leads! They are princesses from the royal family Li. Older sister (He Xuan Lin) is deemed as a lucky charm for the family. She’s kind-hearted, beautiful, and is considered hope to the whole country. She’s betrothed to the heavenly first prince (Chen Xing Xu). As a favor in return, they are protected by the heavens. Younger sister (Li Lan Di) was born unlucky, deemed as a shame to the family, making her cold-hearted and cruel. She’s betrothed to the demon prince (Chen Mu Chi). However, a twist of fate sends the sisters to the wrong families on their wedding day. Even though they advertise it as dual female leads, from reviews, the cunning younger sister and her romance with the Godly Prince is the central piece.

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Zhao Li Ying becomes producer as The Legend of Shen Li begins filming

Impressive! I knew she was playing the female lead but she’s also listed as producer for The Legend of Shen Li (与凤行) at today’s booting ceremony! Hopefully, this means that she can have some control on reigning in the original novel story!

Based on the novel written by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang (author of Ostentatious Zhao Yao, The Blue Whisper), The Legend of Shen Li follows the story of a strong-willed “Prince” of the demon world, Shen Li. To clarify, the “prince” here refers to our female lead, who is not blood-related to the demon royalty but a title given to her for her successes in battles and military prowess. Unluckily on her 1000th birthday, she receives a degree decree to get married to the Heavenly Emperor’s grandson, Fu Rong. The guy’s Casanova reputation forces her to run away. However, during her escape she’s injured and returns to her true form – a phoenix. The bad luck comes her way as she’s hunted down by a group of hunters. They pluck her golden feathers and sell her on the street vendor as a hairless chicken. LOL. That image is hella funny. She’s bought by a sickly scholar, who is actually a powerful God in Heaven who was bored (or whatever) and decided to enter the human realm with his memory intact. He can see that she’s a phoenix demon but doesn’t let her know about his knowledge or identity, in order to play tricks on her.

Director is Deng Ke (My Heroic Husband) and scriptwriter is given to Jiu Lu Fei Xiang (original novel author). Sounds good!

You can read the novel here at Just Reads.

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Time to Fall in Love between Lin Xin Yi and Luo Zheng

Qiyi describes the story: Finally, It’s My Turn to Fall in Love is adapted from the popular novel “The President’s Mistakenly Pampered Sweet Wife,” which is a story about the contractual love between Su Yanxi, a “girl who is never defeated” and Gu Xicheng, an “odd-ball who has a thing for even numbers” who had to sign this contract by accident. This drama tells the story of beauty vlogger Su Yanxi (played by Lin Xinyi) who is threatened by her twin sister He Jinxi (played by Lin Xinyi) and forced to replace her sister to become “contract lovers” with the wealthy president Gu Xicheng (played by Luo Zheng). Gu Xicheng, who wanted to make his sick grandma happy pretended to be in a relationship, yet he found himself slowly becoming more attracted by this optimistic and bright Su Yanxi. Xicheng gradually removed his irritable and cold shell, revealing a soft heart. At the same time, Su Yanxi, who has been hiding her identity and unable to tell the truth, is in a deep conflict… This drama establishes an image of young people who are self-reliant have the courage to reflect, and learn to grow. At the same time, by honing the hero and heroine, learning to gain character and growth in life, encourage young people to realize their dreams and gain love through their own efforts and charm, conveying a positive attitude towards life, and guide the audience to establish a correct attitude towards life. The concept of marriage and love has a very positive meaning.

Airing 6/10~

Sorry for the lack of updates! Real life is taking away my time atm!

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Liu Yi Fei’s drama comeback A Dream of Splendor with Chen Xiao gears up for premiere

A Dream of Splendor (汴京梦华图) brings 2006’s Little Dragon Girl and 2014’s Yang Guo together. 🙂

Synopsis from Wetv: Zhao Pan Er, who opened a tea shop in Hangzhou, finally received the good news that her fiance Ouyang Xu was in Beijing High School, but was abandoned. Unwilling to accept her fate, she vowed to go to Beijing to seek justice. On the way to Beijing, she had to rush to rescue her good sister, Song Yin Zhang, who was cheated on marriage and was abused. At the same time, she also saved Sun San Niang, who had unfortunately tried to commit suicide because of her married life. When Ouyang Xu learned that Zhao Pan Er had come to the capital and came to the door, he managed to drive her out of Bianjing. Zhao Pan Er, Song Yin Zhang, and Sun San Niang decided to stay in Bianjing, relying on their own ability to make a fortune. After experiencing difficulties and various tribulations, the three sisters finally managed the small teahouse into the largest restaurant in Bianjing. After an arduous struggle, Zhao Pan Er saw more scenery, and also solved the obsession with hating Ouyang Xu, and at the same time opened a door of equal salvation for the humble women in ancient times.

Airing 6/2~

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Drama adaptation of The Legend of Shen Li (Yu Feng Xing) confirms Zhao Li Ying and Lin Geng Xin

The novel is commonly ranked as reader’s favorite and is written by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang (author of Ostentatious Zhao Yao, The Blue Whisper). The Legend of Shen Li (与凤行) follows the story of a strong-willed “Prince” of the demon world, Shen Li. To clarify, the “prince” here refers to our female lead, who is not blood-related to the demon royalty but a title given to her for her successes in battles and military prowess. Unluckily on her 1000th birthday, she receives a degree decree to get married to the Heavenly Emperor’s grandson, Fu Rong. The guy’s Casanova reputation forces her to run away. However, during her escape she’s injured and returns to her true form – a phoenix. The bad luck comes her way as she’s hunted down by a group of hunters. They pluck her golden feathers and sell her on the street vendor as a hairless chicken. LOL. That image is hella funny. She’s bought by a sickly scholar, who is actually a powerful God in Heaven who was bored (or whatever) and decided to enter the human realm with his memory intact. He can see that she’s a phoenix demon but doesn’t let her know about his knowledge or identity, in order to play tricks on her. xD

You can read the novel here at Just Reads.

I read this rumor since last year and was hoping to get a new fresh pairing, but alas, my drama wish seems to never come true.

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