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.
Airing 7/24 ~
To watch or not to watch…. YZ looks very pretty in here but her dramas are mostly tragedies… Lol…
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. Cute, cute, cute!
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? 😛