Song of the Moon (月歌行) is adapted from the novel written by Shu Ke. I wrote about the novel previously here. And this is the synopsis from Qiyi: Young girl Liuzue (played by Xu Lu) exchanged her life’s fate for the pleasure of being with a mysterious man for three days, and since then, she has gone through a lot of ups and downs, and a rocky relationship. In order to safeguard the life of the people, to protect their loved ones, they have gone through a lot of hardships and difficulties, devoting their lives to bear the promise of the gentleman. Can they break through their destiny and change the ending?
Hoping its a decent drama for these two! They need a hit!
Following the trend from our previous post, is Hu Ge considered a swoony uncle for some now? 🤭
Synopsis for Bright Future (县委大院) from Daylight Entertainment on Youtube: tells the story of Mei Xiaoge, secretary of the county party committee, and his colleagues uniting the people to build Guangming County, showing the style of grassroots cadres and masses; On the eve of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Mei Xiaoge took up the post of county magistrate of Guangming County, and became colleagues with county party secretary Lu Qingshan and deputy secretary Ai Xianzhi. At this time, they were confronted with Guangming County, which was in urgent need of restoration and development, with various problems and troubles. One after another. Mei Xiaoge has a high emotional intelligence and good affinity, and gradually gets along with colleagues to balance the contradictions in the governance process; she also has the courage to break the boat, and has traveled non-stop to hundreds of villages in Guangming County after taking office. After being elected secretary of the county party committee, Mei Xiaoge devoted himself to deepening the reform of cadres’ style of work, adhered to the concept of green development, guaranteed people’s livelihood on the basis of protecting the environment, and optimized county education. With the efforts of the county party committee team, Guangming County’s dream of getting rid of poverty, becoming rich and developing healthily has finally been realized. Young cadres also continue to grow through practice and training, do a good job of inheritance, overturn the invisible barriers between cadres and the masses, and the relationship between cadres and the masses has taken on a new look.
Shining Just For You (星河长明) is adapted from the novel written by Zhan An (novel name is Novoland: The Princess From Plateau (九州·朱颜记) and it looks like another twisted love story. The story follows eighth princess (Cheng Xiao Meng) of the Ye Bei clan and her close friend (our female lead, Peng Xiao Ran) who is shunned because she is considered an outsider. In order to attack Ye Bei, Emperor Gao of Chao Kingdom (male lead) devises a plan to give him a good excuse; he proposes a marriage to eighth princess knowing that she would reject, thus giving him a reason to attack. To save her relatives and the kingdom, eighth princess jumps to her death over a cliff. The Ye Bei clan suffers greatly, leading to their destruction. Our female lead swears to take revenge for her best friend and Ye Bei clan, thus she creates a new identity and enters the palace to assassinate the king. Her failing attempts stir interests in the King and he slowly falls in love with her. Our heroine is moved but her loyalty to her friend didn’t allow betrayal. SPOILER: She continues to plot and eventually the Chao Kingdom falls and the King dies. Not sure how…but if this synopsis remains true in the drama, fans are doomed for tears!
Wild Bloom (野蛮生长) is adapted from the novel written by A Nai (Like A Flowing River, Ode to Joy, etc). It follows the journey of female lead as she throws herself into the steel business full of judgemental men. She began her life under harsh terms, being blamed for the death of her mother while giving birth to her. Hence, her dad named her after a poisonous plant. He neglects her, leaving her to struggle in her childhood, shaping the stubborn and courageous personality in that small frame. As China’s economy begins to flourish in the 90s, she and her good brothers start up a business of scrapping and transporting steel, slowing expanding it with her sharp business mind. She learns how to tackle hurdles and problems with decisiveness, gaining precious lessons about life and love along the way.
Other cast members include Li Guang Jie, Liu Wei, Huang Cheng Cheng, Ren Zhong, Feng Jia Yi, Wang Jin Song, Sun Qian, and etc.
I’m seriously considering watching this! GAHHHHH. I don’t do modern dramas usually…. What to do?! My last drama was Legend of Fei and oh boy…how disappointed I was at the final production. I need a good LY’s drama!
Hidden Love (偷偷藏不住) is adapted from the novel written by Zhu Yi. Going through the novel reviews, it looks like a sweet romance. Our heroine has frequent parents meeting and in order to avoid troubles, she enlists the help of her older brother but since they are like cat-and-dog, she turns to her brother’s friend (our male lead) instead. From then on, they become friends but he only looks at her like a younger sister. And he should because he’s 7 years older than her (not sure about the drama). He’s a university student and she’s a middle school girl harboring a small crush on this new friend. BUT their romance doesn’t start until she becomes a college student in the city he’s in. Phew.
She and Her Perfect Husband (爱的二八定律) is a modern drama with Xu Kai and Yang Mi. Our female lead is a career-driven lawyer who is often pressured by her family to get married. One of the requirements at the top law firm specializing in family affairs where she applied for a job is to be married, which leads her brother, a headhunter, to changing her marriage status behind her back. Once she learns of the ridiculous lie, she tries to right the wrong but is greeted by her new supposed husband – our male lead, who is also forced by his mother to get married. He seeks out her help to ward off their parents. Things get complicated when our heroine’s ex also joins the same law firm.