First Impression: What do you think of The Romance of Tiger and Rose with Zhao Lu Si and Ding Yu Xi?

It’s here! Airing today! Let me know how it is!

The Romance of Tiger and Rose (传闻中的陈芊芊) is a ancient romcom drama with an interesting storyline. Our heroine is a struggling scriptwriter with a passion for her career. She finally finds an investor for her drama but right before they can begin filming, the male lead actor openly shows dissatisfaction about the story, putting a stop to the production. Frustrated, she vows to prove her ability, just to find herself in her own fictional world. She’s NOT the female lead but rather the unlikable third princess, a minor but quite scandalous female who is destined to die in 3 episodes, by the hands of the male lead no less (!!). With a death sentence hanging over her head, she has to fight against time and is caught between the male lead (Ding Yu Si) who plays a sly prince, and second male lead (Sheng Ying Hao), a perfect man at all angles.

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Chen Hao Yu and Zhuang Da Fei in I Don’t Want To Be Friends With You

I Don’t Want To Be Friends With You (我才不要和你做朋友呢) is a modern drama that features a time-traveling portion. Our female lead is a 17 years old high school student played by Zhuang Da Fei who grew up living with her single mom, played by Chen Hao Yu. For whatever reason we don’t know, she’s transported back in time and becomes classmate with her mom when she was 17 years old. This sound like Taiwanese drama Back to 1989 but we have a clearer purpose there on the importance of his trip back in time (still I dropped it! Lol.) I like that this time, it’s a mother-daughter duo. She learns about her mother’s bravery and sensibility, which helps solves the knots between them in the present.

Airing 5/19!

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Cdrama Updates: Yu Zhao Ling, Fake Princess, Love Advanced Customization, Marry Me

Lol, the groom side-eyeing our cute heroine real bad above. More air dates confirmed!

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Douban’s Top Rated Chinese Romance Novels and their Adaptations

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In the last few years, I’ve gone through several drama droughts, where I wasn’t interested in any of the dramas coming out. As the popularity of IP adaptations continued to surge and seeing the more light-hearted comedies released, I decided it was time to venture into the source medium.

However, where to start was always puzzling and how should I prioritise this growing list of Chinese novels I accumulated? I’m not sure if I’m alone in this, but after a while I became overwhelmed and now those books on my TBR list just sit there, whilst I find other novels to read. I normally visit Douban when I want to find a new novel to read, but Douban has three ways of arranging their novels; their comprehensive arrangement (whatever that may mean), arrange by date or arrange by rating. As the ratings lover that I am, here is a list of highest rated romance novels on Douban.

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Zhao Jin Mai and Lin Yi looking cute in first trailer for Ling Long

I zoned out and forgot about the trailer four days ago. Lol. But here it is for those who might not have seen it. Ling Long (玲珑) is a fantasy drama produced by Tangren. After the peaceful continent, Suchuan, protected by the gods fall, everything falls into chaos. Determined to fix the unsettling period, the young King (Lin Yi) leaves his throne in search of the gods and comes to know of a girl (Zhao Jin Mai) who possesses strong spiritual power of the gods. She and her father (Yuan Hong) live in a remote village and together the three go on an adventure against the evil forces.

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Jiang Meng Jie finds love again in My Dear Lady with Liu Te

My Dear Lady (你成功引起我的注意了) is a modern drama that follows the ups and downs of our female lead, played by Jiang Meng Jie who spent 6 years taking care of her husband and child, just to one day be handed the divorce papers. Immediately after the court hearing, her car crashes into a luxury car and now she has more debt added to her burdens. To fight for the custody of her child, she needs to improve her financial stability by stepping back into the workforce. She happens to become an assistant to our male lead, who is also the owner of the luxury car. He is a lot younger than she is and constantly nitpicks on her outdated work knowledge. But she continues to improve herself and her perseverance moves our male lead. Due to her single mom status and being much older than he is, his family does not approve of her. She helps him get over his car accident trauma (when he was younger) and he builds a unbreakable bond with her son; the two are able to fight forward a life together.

Begins airing on 5/21!

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The Romance of Tiger and Rose with Zhao Lu Si and Ding Yu Xi gets green light to air

The Romance of Tiger and Rose (传闻中的陈芊芊) is a ancient romcom drama with an interesting storyline. Our heroine is a struggling scriptwriter with a passion for her career. She finally finds an investor for her drama but right before they can begin filming, the male lead actor openly shows dissatisfaction about the story, putting a stop to the production. Frustrated, she vows to prove her ability, just to find herself in her own fictional world. She’s NOT the female lead but rather the unlikable third princess, a minor but quite scandalous female who is destined to die in 3 episodes, by the hands of the male lead no less (!!). With a death sentence hanging over her head, she has to fight against time and is caught between the male lead (Ding Yu Si) who plays a sly prince, and second male lead (Sheng Ying Hao), a perfect man at all angles.

From a supporting character to female lead? This sounds like one hilarious drama! Zhao Lu Si might be joining my harem of girlcrushes soon. Why is she so adorable?

Airing 5/18!

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Xing Fei’s Upcoming Drama Updates: My Little Happiness, The Moon Brightens For You, Miss Crow with Mr. Lizard with Ren Jia Lun

Xing Fei is a busy girl, jumping from one drama to another. Her last drama to air was Forget You Remember Love, a remake of popular Taiwanese drama Princes Turns to Frog wrapped up filming last month. Did anyone happen to catch it? I love the original too much to want to watch the new one. Lol. That is my 14-year old self talking to you guys, who also holds the ring of true love in her fan collection. xD *embarrassed*

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