Happy Monday ~
Happy Monday ~
Ohhh. I’m excited for Li Qin! Finally not a wallflower role! Qin Hao is also back in the attention of viewers, what’s with the rave reviews for his mini series The Bad Kids and now this is gearing up for a premiere as well (no date though yet!). The Song of Glory (锦绣南歌) is an upcoming ancient series with our leads as a power couple. She’s the lost daughter of a military family and meets him, the Emperor, when she’s working at a dance house. He’s an Emperor who wants to push for political reforms for a better country but power is controlled by the Lu Family. In order to strengthen his hold over the throne, he arranges a political marriage with the Shen Family and does not know the girl turns out to be our female lead when she uncovers her real identity. But as they take on corrupted government officials together, her family is murdered, blurring the lines of love, duty, and loyalty.
Previously known as Don’t Lie to Your Lover, Mr. Honesty (不说谎恋人) is the new title for upcoming romantic comedy starring Liang Jie and Xin Yun Lai. Because of our hero’s honesty, our heroine finds out her boyfriend has been cheating on her. While interviewing for a new job, she finds herself as his new secretary. Well, only there is one problem, she’s prone to lying, which lands her in many comical situations at work.
The weekend has started~. Here’s a wrap up of photoshoots of the week. Kappy told me to take over, but what she doesn’t realised is that I’m biased and there are a small handful of people I actually keep up to date on.
Previously known as Brave to Love, the modern drama has since changed its name to Don’t Think Twice Love’s All Right (爱我就别想太多) starring Li Yi Tong and Chen Jian Bin. As you can see the theme of this drama is exactly their big age gap. He’s a golden bachelor trying to find his partner for life and he meets a bubbly, youthful designer. He wants her to love him not for his money so he conceals his “rich” background, which makes it quite an upsetting lie for her to discover after their marriage. She wants a divorce but the two must maintain appearance for a few months for their company’s sake. Will those few months be able to save their blooming garden?
I’m a shallow person alright, but I do believe that love comes in many forms, shapes, sizes, status, and ages (uh, the legal ones). Both are strong actors so let’s hope they can sell their romance and sparkle. ❤
Airing tomorrow 6/25!
The Legend of Xiao Chuo is based on a novel written by Jiang Sheng Nan, on real historical figures of the Liao Dynasty. Tang Yan will play Xiao Chuo (Chinese Name), who later became a capable Khitan empress after marrying Emperor Jingzong of Liao, and subsequently a regent for her son Emperor Shengzong. She was known for her knowledge of the government and its administration, and a strategic military leader, commanding her own army of 10,000 cavalry. As for Shawn Dou, he will not be playing the emperor….he’s playing Xiao Chuo’s childhood sweetheart, Han De Rang, later a trusted Chinese minister under her rule. This is where I think the novel embellishes on a few things, such as a love affair between our leads, a questionable royal birth, and the eventual burial of the two in the imperial tomb.
I was initially excited about this…..but now that I see a longer trailer, I’m not sure how I feel about Mr. SunShine pining after a married woman and being her side piece all drama long.
Republican drama Inside Man (局中人) stars Zhang Yi Shan and Pan Yue Ming as brothers who begin their journey in different camps and eventually finding themselves aligned with the same interests in order to survive a game they want no involvement in. Well, the cast is pretty good so there’s one point for the drama. xD
Airing today 6/23!
Modern drama Don’t Think About Interrupting My Studies (别想打扰我学习) stars Li Lan Di and Lai Guan Lin. Our female lead in 2020 is an HR manager at a large enterprise. On the outside, everything is going well, but deep down our heroine discriminates against those who study poorly in academics. In a psychiatric treatment (I don’t know the term), she’s triggered to revisit her youth, when she was 18, but now the table has turned, and she’s ranked lowly in studies. Lol. She has a few problems to solve: pressure to get into the university that she wanted, classmates interrupting her studies, and issues with dad. Along the way, she meets sports student in our male lead. Slowly but surely she recognizes the good traits of people and that winning is not the ultimate goal.
In the novel written by Yue Liu Guang, she travels back in time when she falls asleep on a plane. xD