Synopsis from viki: Zheng Da Qian (Qiao Xin) is a young woman who works at an advertising company. Although she seems happy, independent, strong-minded, and carefree, she actually has low self-esteem and is wracked with worries. She comes from a smaller Northeastern town, but has been trying to make it in the big city. But when she suffers a setback in her professional life – and another blow in her love life – she finds herself hankering for home. When she receives a relocation package, however, her luck takes a turn. And when she is caught in a freak magnetic storm, things start getting strange…
She is suddenly reunited with a man she once felt affection for: Mu Zi Li (Ma Si Chao), now the owner of a small startup company. Mu Zi Li, like Zheng Da Qian, seems to most observers to be a confident and outgoing young man. But, like her, deep inside he is quite different. The duo starts to realize that the storm may have shifted time for them, somehow. But if there is a way back to the “present” for one of them, should they take it – or would it be better to stay in the world of the past?
Mysterious Lotus Casebook (莲花楼) is adapted from the novel written by Teng Ping. It follows the story of a popular doctor in the pugilistic world, Li Lian Hua (Cheng Yi), who in reality has no medical skills. Lol. What initially happened was he stumbled upon two people buried alive (still alive) and news spread that he was able to raise them from the dead. So who is Li Lian Hua really? Ten years ago, he was Li Xiang Yi, the famous Sect Leader of a righteous sect, who disappeared and assumed dead after a fierce battle with his arch enemy from the evil sects, Di Fei Sheng (Xiao Shun Yao). Xiang Yi was poisoned by his own people and fell into the ocean, disappearing on the face of earth. Now he travels around jianghu with a new name/persona, being pulled in by every murder possible and trying to solve them. Zeng Shun Xi plays a young aspiring hero, Lian Hua’s best friend, who is also the biggest fanboy of Li Xiang Yi but he of course doesn’t know Lian Hua is Xiang Yi. Di Fei Sheng eventually comes out of his hiatus as well and is the first person to recognize that the stingy and money-loving fake doc is actually the high and almighty Li Xiang Yi!
The three boys forge a friendship unlike any other. This sounds wicked adorable!
Aww. This is adorable! Light Chaser Rescue (追光者) reunites two actors, Luo Yun Xi and Wu Qian, who played the younger OTP version in My Sunshine (older played by Wallace Chung and Tang Yan) back in 2015. It will be nice to see how their chemistry transition from innocent, young love, to….uh…not so innocent. LOL. Our male lead plays a lawyer who arrives at Xichuan after it was devastated by an earthquake in search of his younger sister. He meets many rescue workers including an old “rival” in our female lead. He’s impressed with her medical skills and her selfless spirit. Along the way, he also meets with many interesting characters, all of them undergoing the same monstrous training by their rescue team leader, becoming closer and stronger, together.
Hello guys! Long time no see! Hopefully, after all the excitement ends in October, I’ll be able to get back to blogging more. Thanks for your understanding! <3
Lost You Forever (Eternally Yearning For You, 长相思) is a novel written by the well-loved Tong Hua, and is the sequel to Once Promised (drama version is called A Life Time Love with Huang Xiao Ming and Song Qian in 2017).
It is a world of gods, demons, and mythical beings and they all live alongside humans, divided into three different kingdoms. I want to preface this by saying that most of the characters have multiple identities (very confusing to me as I only wanted spoilers!). Our heroine, Xiao Yao (Yang Zi), is a small-town doctor and spends the majority of the first part (multiple volumes) of the novel as a man. She has no memories of her past in the beginning of the novel. In her life, three important men will sweep in and only one shall remain by her side. The first man that we meet in according to the novel is Tu Shan Jing (Deng Wei). He’s beaten to a pulp and in no condition to survive, left to die on the streets. But our heroine picks him up and heals him. And in return, he promises to be her servant, to listen to only her. He’s actually the 2nd young master of a powerful family. The second man we meet shortly after is part of the past that she doesn’t remember. He’s Zhuan Xu (Zhang Wan Yi), a long-lost cousin she spent time with during her childhood. His side of the story isn’t told until the third volume, which makes for an interesting WAH moment (hidden for so long?!). Lol. The third male lead is a general with white hair; he is Xiang Liu (Tan Jian Ci), a nine-headed demon and wildly considered as her soulmate.
Koala has translated the novel, read chapter one here. Please go to her index to find the rest of the chapters.
Imagine my surprise when I came home from work to a community of rejoicing fans, all excited to see Cheng Yi suffering beautifully again when his drama, Immortal Samsara, with Yang Zi suddenly announces it’s airing tonight! Lolol.
The novel is currently being translated by a sweet and stressed-out high school teenager (Lol, so cute), Rosie @ her blog. Fighting!
I have written spoilers for the novel before in my previous posts, but knowing how novel-to-drama adaptations go, not sure how much of the original story is still left. *shrugs* Happy watching!
Fox Spirit Matchmaker: Yue Hong (狐妖小红娘月红篇) is adapted from the manhua written by Tuo Xiao Xin. It follows the epic romance between the fox tribe and the human race. Yang Mi plays eldest sister, Tu Shan Hong Hong, considered the most powerful fox spirit; her romance begins when she saves Dong Fang Yue Chu (Gong Jun), a talented Daoist from a special (human) bloodline when he was pursued by bad people.
The Demon Hunter’s Romance (无忧渡) is a historical fantasy romance drama adapted from a novel written by Ban Ming Ban Mei. Our male lead is a black panther demon who hails from a family that guards the origin of evil. After an incident happened to his parents, our male lead rarely smiles. He accepts his responsibility, helping demons and other worldly beings let go of their hatred, solve their troubles, so they can cross peacefully to the other side. Our heroine’s a human girl with yin yang eyes, allowing her to see the inner thoughts of demons and spirits. While other people believe that her father died, she knows that the buried body isn’t his. They consider her a strange girl spilling nonsense so she sets out to look for her father, joining our male lead on his journey, slowly opening up his heart again.
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).