Sorry for the lack of updates these past two weeks. Was sick like a dog. =/
Back From the Brink (护心) is adapted from the novel Heart Protection written by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang. The story follows our female lead, who was supposed to die long ago but was saved thanks to the “heart protection” scales (I don’t know how to translate that, Lol) and energy pearl from an ancient dragon demon. She’s then luckily accepted as a disciple at Chen Xing Mountain under her shifu – Daoist Priest, Ling Xiao, to cultivate. However, she stirs up some troubles and is then expelled from the sect (the beginning of the novel). Looks like there’s some feelings between disciple and shifu too. Now without a home, our female wanders jianghu and is kidnapped to be someone’s bride. That someone is the ancient dragon demon whose body was dismembered by his previous lover (oucchhh!). He immediately recognizes his important jewels in her body. He pleads for her help and she reluctantly gives in, and together, they travel around to look for his body parts, hoping to make it whole again before the big day comes – a war between the immortals and demons (and a revenge!). What will happen if the return of his whole body means taking away the things keeping her alive?
Everlasting Longing / Xiang Si Ling (相思令) is 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.
The Trust (恩爱两不疑) is the drama adaptation of the popular manhua No Doubt In Us aka Liang Bu Yi from author Lu Ye Qian He, You Zhi Jiao Zi. The story sounds absolutely adorable. Our main couple is the King and Queen respectively. She’s from a general’s family, so she likes to fight, ride horses, archery, while our King is weak and likes to read. She marries him but due to family issues and their complete opposite personalities, they never get along and prefer to stay out of each other’s way. However, one day, they fall in a pool together (she pushes him when he gets too close, hehe) and their souls swapped! Now she’s the King who needs to attend the courtly matters and even go to battle, while he finally realizes his harem is not a very nice place, including his own mother, the Empress Dowager. They see things from each other’s shoes, beginning to emphasize and understand, get close and develop feelings.
You can read the English Translated of the webcomics here. There’s also 2 seasons of animation too.
Till The End of The Moon (长月无烬) is adapted from the novel Black Moonlight Holds the BE Script written by Teng Luo Wei Zhi. The novel opens up with our female lead, Li Su Su (Bai Lu) tumbling through time – 500 years into the past, a time where demons haven’t controlled the Earth/realms yet. She makes an agreement with the soul of her new body, Ye Xi Wu, to save the her family from the evil thing. Ye Xi Wu is the third daughter of General Ye who is recently married to the future demon lord, Tan Tai Jin (Luo Yun Xi). For now, Tan Tai Jin is a mere hostage prince, taken to the Great Xia Empire at the tender age of six and is hated/mistreated by everyone. HOHOHO, is this not my favorite trope or what. Lol. xD Our female lead is from the future, daughter of No. 1 Immortal Sect. The demon lord wrecks havoc and rules over the realm in the present, killing and annihilating every sect, burying them in the infamous Thousand Immortals Tomb. In the present time, Su Su had one encounter with Demon Lord and he spared her life, and she’s then chosen to travel back in time and prevent all the misery from happening by removing the evil bone in his body and only then can he be killed. Who would have thought, spending time with the young him would draw out forbidden feelings, complicating her mission and compromising her heart.
Woohoo! I’m excited for this! Maybe this will be the drama that gets me out of my drama slump. I also realized I haven’t watched Bai Lu in anything before, mostly followed her BTS and variety shows. I love her visual and personality. As for Yun Xi, ain’t he the most beautiful demon who spends a fortune on hair and hair accessory/products in the trailers? 😛
This looks adorable. Since young, our female lead has been bed-ridden sick whenever she forms attachments/falls in love, so she guards her heart protectively. However, to protect her brother in Qing Yun Academy, she disguises her a male student to follow him. There she meets the overbearing and arrogant nobleman who despises marriages due to the many failed relationships, leaving him broken-hearted. Aww. Poor lad.
Pledge of Allegiance, previously known as Brotherhood of Blades: Shadow of Mountain and River (绣春刀山河之影), is touted as the drama adaptation of movie Brotherhood of Blades with Sun Yi, Zhang Yun Long, and Chen Ruo Xuan. The story follows our two male characters. Up first is Zhang Yun Long who comes from a lowly background but due to a confusion, becomes a member of the Imperial Secret Police known as the Embroidered Uniform Guards. On the outside, he appears to be selfish and well-spoken, but deep down he’s honest and treasures brotherhood. Chen Ruo Xuan is an original guard; aloof and lacks good speech (lol). The two meet and are pulled into many cases and hatred that runs deep in the court.
Romance of a Twin Flower (春闺梦里人) is adapted from the novel written by Bai Lu Cheng Shuang. In the original novel, our female is a modern working woman who finds herself as one of the villains in the book she’s reading: abandoned-main-wife-turned-evil of a domineering marquis. In the drama, they changed that part and made her a twin who loses her memory and replaces her twin sister in the manor with the same marquis. She has exceptional business skills and resolves many crisis for the family, earning the love of the arrogant man of the house eventually.