First Impression: What do you think of Zhang Ruo Yun and Wang Ou’s Awakening of Insects?

This one really snuck up on us, didn’t it? Not a lot of promos, then bam! We are airing! A lot of dramas are. Part one Sparrow with Li Yi Feng and Zhou Dong Yu got decent reviews, so I’m gonna go on a limp and say this one must be of parallel quality? The premise is quite interesting with Zhang playing dual roles – a spy and a gangster who makes a living by trading intelligence (kind of a perfect transition). Because of his resemblance to a Japanese spy, he’s forced by the Japanese to work for them, after they kidnap his younger sister. Unfortunately, he’s not the type of man to betray his home country and he eventually realizes his responsibilities as a citizen and fights alongside other comrades against the Japanese.

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First Impression: What do you think of Bai Lu and Xing Zhao Lin’s Lucky’s First Love?

I think the last modern drama I watched was…Li Ying’s Our Glamorous Time and even then I couldn’t finish. Lol. Xing Zhao Lin is steadily making modern dramas his playground; he has starred with most of the younger generation actresses. xD Lucky’s First Love started airing yesterday! Let’s see how Bai Lu make her arrogant boss fall in love!

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First Impression: What do you think of Yang Yang’s The King’s Avatar?

I’m liking this trend, no big promotions….”We are airing!” Lol. Instead of laboring for weeks waiting for the airdate just to have it pulled last minute right? xD

If you missed Yang Yang, here he is! Airing today 7/24!

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First Impressions: What do you think of Love and Destiny with Chang Chen and Ni Ni?

Love and Destiny (宸汐缘) started airing on July 15.  4 episodes are already on Croton Media’s Youtube page and the first 14 have been released for iQiyi VIP.  What are your thoughts so far?

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First Impression: What do you think of Novoland: Eagle Flag with Liu Hao Ran and Song Zu Er?

I’m on vacation and they decide to air this (7/16)…. Without much fuss….oh well. What can we do?

There will be weekly discussion of this series. One thing I enjoy is going back and reading the comments, especially that of The Journey of Flower. LOL.

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First Impression: What do you think of The Legend of Phoenix with Jones Xu and He Hong Shan?

Upcoming palace drama, Legend of The Phoenix (凤弈) stars Jones Xu and He Hong Shan. Our female lead is a dancer in a troupe invited to perform in the palace for the Empress Dowager’s birthday but she gets into trouble with a princess (played by Liu Min) and is luckily saved by our male lead, an advisor. She never forgets about him and two years later, she becomes a palace maid, working under the Queen. She attracts the attention of the King and grows feelings for the unforgettable man. Inadvertently, she also becomes involved in the power battles of the palace (as usual). XD

The two look pretty cute in the trailers so here’s to hoping!

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