Call me a nerd but I love it when I can put the name of the drama (or in this case, the old version) fits seamlessly in the post title (but quite ironic with HJJ’s situation 😛 )! Truth or Dare (花好月又圆) is touted as the drama remake of the period comedy in 2001 Wrong Carriage, Right Groom (上错花轿嫁对郎).
Plot According to Yoyo Youtube: A story that follows two couples who mistakenly find themselves in a marriage they never expected and gradually grow in love and trust over time. The cheerful and clever Xiao Wan Zi grew up as a street performer with her dad selling their special skill of breaking a big stone on the chest. An unexpected encounter utterly changes Xiao Wan Zi’s life. Xiao Wan Zi who neither knew how to read nor write suddenly finds herself becoming a princess. Opposed to marrying the princess, Mei San Shao pushes Xiao Wan Zi away in hopes that she’d willingly retreat. Meanwhile, the king has arranged a marriage for Lu Ying Yao, the daughter of the 9th prince. However, bandit Xiao Bao Ye mistakenly takes her as his wife.
I’m quite surprised this drama decided to air considering Huang Jun Jie’s personal scandal, which forced him to quietly take a break from his acting career since April of this year.
Republican spy drama The Rebel (叛逆者) with Zhu Yi Long and Tong Yao is based on the novel of the same name written by Bi Yu, following our hero’s journey from a young student into a man who makes many contributions to the Communist Party. I don’t get excited for republican dramas these days….. I just wish ZYL and team the best because they did poured hard work into this project and while this drama may not be my cup of tea, it will be up many others’ alley!
Adapted from the novel written by Yi Du Jun Hua, Lost Promise (胭脂债) is an upcoming fantasy webdrama with Yang Ye Ming, Yu Wen Wen, and Yao Wang. The story follows Demon Lord who escapes from the Jiang’s mansion after 30 years and returns later imprisoned in a crate as a “female.” The current master of Wulin is Jiang Qing Liu and he’s shocked to find a pretty girl inside the box but he also knows she’s the demon lord. In order to conceal her identity as the Demon Lord, he pretends to be enamored with her to keep her close by. However, she has an ulterior motive – she wants to investigate a massacre that happened 30 years ago.
I didn’t watch the first part or the second part, and now we have the third part! Lol.
Tencent describes The Eternal Love 3 (双世宠妃3): The story took place in a fictional world. In the modern city, Qu Xiaotan, a sales lady, unexpectedly was affected by the power of the mysterious Xuanling Continent and then traveled to the ancient Dongyue Country. She then became Qu Tan’er, the second lady of Minister Qu. With the thinking and habits of modern people, she was extremely uncomfortable with ancient life. And due to her “abnormal” requests one by one, Qu Mansion was in a mess. But an unexpected fall turned Qu Tan’er into a quiet one, which was the same as the real Miss Qu the second. From then on, she was sometimes mad and sometimes quiet, annoying people around her. In this period, she was ordered to marry Mo Liancheng, the eighth prince of Dongyue Country. However, she was ever entangled with the great prince Mo Yihuai. This woman with a changeable personality became the cause of many troubles…
Or WeTV’s synopsis: It tells the story that Qu Xiaotan traveled to the ancient times again after the Soul-suppressing Pearl becomes unstable. She brought back Mo Liancheng, who has lost memory in this life, continuing to chase love…
Began airing 6/1~
Adapted from the novel written by Zhe Zhi Ma Yi, so it’s not a remake of hit Korean TV series, Descendants of the Sun.
Qiyi describes the story:
A romantic army story that tells about how Liang Mu Ze, the most promising major in the G Zone Special Forces, and a foreign medical corps doctor, Xia Chu, met in the line of duty, developed an understanding for each other, fell in love, overcame a terrorist kidnapping, thwarted a criminal syndicate bent on stealing military secrets, and finally wiping out the criminal forces, thus fulfilling their duty as soldiers and protecting their loved ones.
Airing 6/1! OMG JUNE IS HERE. WHA.
First Impression? What a good-looking group of kids!
Flourish In Time (我和我的时光少年) is an upcoming youth drama adapted from the novel by Fan Da Wang. After a car accident, our male lead is sent to live with his parents’ friend, who also has a daughter around his age. I think me and you know what’s gonna happen here. They fight, they bond, they heal, and they grow up together.
Adapted from the manhua Mommy, Where’s My Daddy, Please Be Married (拜托，快结婚吧) is an upcoming romcom with an added bundle of joy (played by child actor Dong Jiu He). The story follows our heroine, who is a trainee set to debut soon but is entangled in a big scandal and thus terminated from the company. But no worries, cold-hearted CEO is plenty in dramaland and she meets one of course, becoming an intern at his company. Just when she thinks her world has settled down, a five-year child appears before her and claims to be her kid from the future with…..the same cold-hearted CEO. Dun, Dun, Dun!!