Peace In Palace Peace In Chang’An (天下长安) is a new historical drama featuring the reunion between Qin Jun Jie and Shu Chang as the OTP, he is Emperor Taizong of Tang and she’s Empress Zhangsun, in a time period considered as the golden age in Chinese history. His reign was known as the “Reign of Zhenguan.”
It’s here guys! Memories of our youth coming right back…. at least with me since I’m old…or shall I say older now compared to when the original aired in 2001. Lol. It still amazes me how many countries and how many times this one story has been adapted in the past decade.
Let me know your thoughts! Have included the first two episodes after the jump.
I haven’t had time to check this drama out yet. T___T
Guardian or Zhen Hun (镇魂) is a webdrama adapted from the supernatural novel written by Priest following our two male leads. Zhao Yun Lan (Bai Yu) is a leader of the Special Investigation Department, in charge of cases done by non-human beings. His family is rich and the department is created by his father. Lol. Arrogant and a little shameless about his talents, he also fights well. He is responsible and lives like the quote, “an eye for an eye”, so don’t mess with him. His real identity was a god at the same time as Nüwa but for certain reasons, was reincarnated to become a human being, without his powers. The other male lead is Chen Wei (Zhu Yi Long), a University Professor, known for his pretty looks and pink cheeks when teased by the other male lead. His real identity is one of the two Demon Lords. He has a sword which can slice and obliterate ghosts. As they solve crimes together, more of their history will be unraveled.
Is it the real life couple’s 5th collaboration? Tang Yan and Luo Jin are back at it in the new modern drama, The Way We Were. The story follows four students studying abroad, searching for intellect and love. Our female lead is a smart girl, pursuing a degree in law, unique in that she rises to the top based on her own efforts. The two leads meet and fall in love but a crisis comes their way. The hero is involved in exposing their dads’ criminal activity and our heroine is caught in between as a witness. Ultimately, the culprit is revealed and there’s a heavy price to pay. Everyone grows up in the process, understanding humanity and the value of life, returning to the path of justice.
So what dramas and movies are you guys currently binging? I haven’t settled for a drama yet but I did somehow end up watching a Swedish film called A Man Called Ove. Now I know nothing about the movie, just randomly searching through my Amazon Prime Videos, read the synopsis, found it interesting and started to watch. I love the feeling of being stripped of expectations and pleasantly surprised by something at random and this movie was it. It’s based on a novel so you book readers might want to check it out. The story follows a widower who is depressed after his wife’s passing. He loves her to death and wants to follow her. But his attempts to commit suicide throughout the movie are interrupted by a well-meaning immigrant family next door. I love that it is not overly sappy but hits the points nevertheless. But the best part for me is not the story of his now current state, but every time that he’s in the state between life and death, we get to flash back to his younger days, how he was as a kid, his parents, and how he met his lovely wife. Their first date melts my heart; he has no money and didn’t order what he wanted so that she could order what she wanted. In that moment, she didn’t turn him away (major girl crush on his lady!) And I couldn’t turn my heart around. ❤ ❤ ❤
Alrighty guys, the finale is here and it’s a case of counting fallen bodies. Like, how many blood bags did they use to film this set of episodes? Are you happy with the finale? Sad? Disappointing? Mad? Let me us know!