It’s Tong Hua, tear-jerking goodbyes is a norm. Lol. One moment, there’s no promo, and now we have promos every day. Adapted from her novel, Once Promised (上古情歌), A Life Time Love will join the June ratings competition on June 12th, featuring Huang Xiao Ming, Victoria Song, Peter Sheng Yi Lun, Janice Wu Qian, and Luo Yun Xi.
Awwwwwwwwwww!! This looks uber cute for a light summer drama. Every father’s nightmare when their little daughter grows up and begins dating boys! They will clash and make-up until the day he accepts her chosen man. Modern drama Little Valentine (小情人) explores the relationships between various types of parental figures as Hu Jun learns the dos and donts of being a dad. Beside a hormonal daughter, he also has to deal with his own stubborn mother and a potential love interest in his life. Problems coming from all sides. Good luck, dad!
Errgawd. This is so sad (why must they look so happy?!). I was giggling my way through the first trailer until the show reminds me it’s a melodrama, adapted from stepmother Fei Wo Si Cun‘s novel Variety Flowers At Seaside (剧海上繁花) and officially called Tears in Heaven. Li Qin looks so sweet with both male leads, especially with Zhang Yun Long since they have a happy period together before krap hits the fan and he literally goes to heaven. The female lead role is very heavy in the book as she carries heartbreak and devastation from one relationship to another, torn between past love, current love, and future love. Yes, that’s three men in total but one of them is a bag of dirt compared to the other two.
From the Ghosts Blow Out the Light franchise, here comes another adaptation – Gui Chui Deng Zhi Mu Ye Gui Shi (鬼吹灯之牧野诡事), an the upcoming webdrama starring Gina Jin, Darren Wang, and Wang Li Xin. The story follows fellow ruffian (Darren) being approached by a mysterious woman (Gina) with information about his missing parents of twenty years. Together with a few friends, they engage on dangerous paths into tombs to uncover deep buried secrets. First trailer is released and I’m happy to see a stronger and ass-kicking Gina! Them legs and moves!
What a casting and that is only the tip of the iceberg! In the veteran line-up, we have Tony Leung Ka Fai, Ray Lui, Jiang Wen Li, and Nina Paw! The movie marks the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China (after more than a century of British colonial rule) and it follows teacher-turned-guerilla-fighter Zhou Xun during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong in the 1940s. How the youths struggle and fight in wartime resistance groups.
The second sports drama to come your way sometime this year is modern drama, Mr. Swimmer (游泳先生), starring Thai actor Mike D. Angelo (Wu Xin: The Monster Killer) and Ju Jing Yi (Detective Samoyeds) as a pair of bickering couple. He’s a genius swimmer talent with humble beginning and she’s a rich miss whose family takes a tumble. Her boyfriend for an unknown reason breaks up with her, and he’s the male lead’s good friend. The boys then begin to compete in every aspect of life, from love to career. They train strictly for their upcoming national swimming competition, and before the battle begins, good friend’s father threatens our male lead into losing the battle. To uphold justice and maintain honor and sportsmanship, good friend defends male lead and returns his reputation. Through many twists and turns, the three youths build a a sense of responsibility and perseverance, releasing an inner shine of outstanding youths.
Samo is back and waiting for us in Chang’An! Samo is back on the stage with all his costumes and smoky eyes. He will definitely dance and solve cases for the bait of more money and more roasted chicken.
First trailer is out and they aren’t cheap with explosions and fresh meat. Led by Zhu Ya Wen (as Zhou En Lai), Liu Ye (as Mao Zedong), Oho Ou (as Ye Ting), Ma Tian Yu (as Lin Biao), Liu Hao Ran (as Su Yu), and Ma Yi Li (as Xiang Jing Yu), The Founding Of An Army begins in 1927 at the beginning of the Nanchang uprising, known as the first major Kuomintang–Communist engagement.