I did not expect that in my lifetime there would be a global pandemic happening. It is – still is, very tough. Working in a major hospital, I was very fortunate to have a job through Covid but there were definitely some selfish moments where I just wanted to stay home and stay away from the hospital, where protocols and procedures keep changing every single day as we learned more things about the virus. Colleagues falling sick and hospital dispatching some of us to different areas, sometimes unrelated to our job; some smaller hospitals were sending my co-workers to work at the morgue. >.<”
I don’t know what to expect from these dramas but maybe all we need is a little thing called hope to keep us moving forward. Having this blog and some of you guys to chat with has always been the anchor of my sanity. So thank-you for that! Stay healthy, stay informed, stay connected, and stay calm! We are in this together.
I can’t help but laugh when this drama teasingly called itself the modern version of The Legends of the Condor Heroes! Lol! Why? Because their leads’ characters names are Guo Jing and Huang Rong. XD Our male lead is a transferred doctor from the border so he’s considered as unconventional and doesn’t follow protocol like a regular doctor who is used to technology within arms reach. He falls for the prettiest and brightest female doctor whose sister is his boss and also hellbent on keeping her single.
The Moon Brightens For You (明月曾照江东寒) is a wuxia drama adapted from the novel written by Ding Mo. She’s paired up with Alan Yu Meng Long. It follows the growth of our female lead who leaves the protective arms of her parents to join jianghu and the male lead who is on a revenge mission for his clan, but he hides his motives behind a pretty and sickly appearance of a playboy. xD
Perfect and Casual (完美先生和差不多小姐) is adapted from the novel written by Wan Zhi and stars Xu Ruo Han and Wei Zhe Ming. The description on baidu doesn’t say much about the drama other than the fact that our couple is polar opposite. He’s a calm and collected, considered as the cold and cool professor at a university while she has a sunny disposition, and they somehow end up in a contract marriage! At certain angles, the male lead gives me Park Bo Gum vibes.
This looks like fun. The synopsis suggests something heavy but the trailers give off a different vibe. Legend of Two Sisters In the Chaos (浮世双娇传) stars Meng Zi Yi and Li Yi Tong as two sisters with virtues in the Fu household. It is prophesied that one of the two sisters will become the future Empress, leading to enemies on all sides. The sisters happen to like men in different camps and this will challenge their sisterhood.
Adapted from the novel written by Qi Zi, Love Is Sweet (半是蜜糖半是伤) stars Bai Lu and Luo Yun Xi as the leads. She plays a young, idealistic woman who holds a master’s degree in both economics and psychology and is a little sensitive to tears. After her father’s death, she enters an investment banking company to follow his wishes and that is where she’s reunited with her childhood-friend-now-Deputy-general-manager played by Luo Yuo Xi. While she’s happy to see him, she finds him a changed person, now opposing her at every corner, and known for his poisonous tongue.
Office romance….that kiss under the desk in the new trailer. OMIiiiiii.
Adapted from the boy-love novel The Husky and His White Cat Shizun (二哈和他的白猫师尊) written by Meatbun Doesn’t Eat Meat (Lol), Immortality (皓衣行) stars two male leads in Chen Fei Yu and Luo Yun Xi. I’m trying to read the translated novel and I think you guys know that I don’t do well when it comes to Shifu-disciple relationship in dramas. Lol. Chen Fei Yu is set to play Mo Wei Yu, the disciple, and Luo Yun Xi is taking on the role of Shifu here.
And it looks like the dynamic of Shifu and disciple in here is just as volatile as any other. We meet the disciple Mo Wei Yu when he’s on top; designating himself as the emperor of the cultivation world, referring to himself as Mo Ran. He lies, cheats, sleeps around, and does all sorts of murderous events which ends in his death in chapter 1 of the novel. The long-suffering cultivators finally work together and rise up to fight him, the merciless tyrant. A little before that, we learn that he beat his Shifu in a battle and has brought him back to be imprisoned in his castle for ten years. Not letting himself be killed by others, Mo Ran consumes a deadly poison, and even digs himself a hole in the ground for his death. Lol. What a character. They find him dead….but when Mo Ran opens his eyes, he’s reborn, or shall I say, he wakes up to see a younger him in the mirror. He’s given a second chance at re-living his life. But this time, another angle to the story is presented, and his eyes finally see all the small and quiet ways his Shifu used to protect him in the past. He was just too stubborn to see. His Shifu, Chu Wan Ning, is a man of few words and is often misunderstood for his inability to express himself. And so the two suffer painfully….and for many years.
I didn’t finish reading the novel, like always. XD