Following Ashes of Love, Skate Into Love, producer Liu Ning is calling Love When The Stars Fall his third part of the Honey Trilogy, just because the titles of the three separate novels contain sugar and or honey in it. So yes, it’s three separate novels, all with different stories. Love When The Stars Fall is written by Yi Du Jun Hua and follows dual female leads! They are princesses from the royal family Li. Older sister is deemed as a lucky charm for the family. She’s kind-hearted, beautiful, and is of hope to the whole country. She’s betrothed to the heavenly first prince. As a favor in return, they are protected by the heavens. Younger sister was born unlucky, deemed as a shame to the family, making her cold-hearted and cruel. She’s betrothed to the demon prince. However, a twist of fate sends the sisters to the wrong families on their wedding day. DUN DUN DUN. Sounds interesting. Even though they advertise it as dual female leads, from reviews, the cunning younger sister and her romance with the Godly Prince is the central piece. I don’t know, if done right, both romances could be very damn cute. The novel is relatively new, only published last year. I might read into it more.
Fans are excited because it is said that the main cast will be picked from the previous two productions and the producer did say he will reunite with the leads from Ashes of Love. What do you think?
I totally forgot they were filming a sequel to Novoland: The Castle in the Sky. Part 2 will be following the journey of the leads’ daughter in part 1 and she is played by Wang Yu Wen. With powerful forces trying to gain power by kidnapping our heroine, she’s aided by a strong cultivator, played by Jeremy Xu Zheng Xi.
It’s been harder for me to find Chinese dramas that can sustain my interest for more than a few episodes. Most of the time I tend to prefer the 40+ episode wuxia series with lots of action and drama. But recently it ended up being Well-Intended Love 2 (奈何BOSS要娶我 2) that managed to keep me engaged. It’s cheesy, sweet, silly and just 16 episodes long, but it was fun to watch and kept me entertained these last couple weeks.
Yumama never let a trendy topic to slip by without dipping his toes! Winter Begonia (鬓边不是海棠红) is adapted from the novel written by Shui Ru Tian Er about the love story between a patriotic businessman and a talented opera performer, but in the drama version, they are close friends. Huang Xiao Ming plays the savvy businessman and Yin Zheng plays the opera performer, with Charmaine Sheh in the role of Ming’s wife. With the Japanese invasion in 1937, people from various arts and backgrounds gather together to protect the country and preserve the growing of arts.
I like how they keep releasing promos without a date. xD
Nodame Cantabile is a manga by Tomoko Ninomiya and has been adapted as live-action television dramas by Japan (with Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno) and Korea (with Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung) and now it’s China’s turn. Used to be called Cantabile Youth (让全世界都听见), the new drama title is now Symphony’s Romance with the leads in Zhang Xin Cheng of My Huckleberry Friends and Lin Yun of Battle Through The Heaven. I personally haven’t finished either version but have heard of numerous praises for the Japanese version, for capturing and meshing the quirkiness of its characters and classical music seamlessly.
Filming has wrapped last year but no air date as of now.
So I finished Return of the Cuckoo and finally let go of the resentment I had held on for so long. I no longer feel bad for Julian’s character and I no longer resent Steven’s character. Took me almost two decades to see the rights in one character and the wrongs in others. What is the theme of this drama? To me, the big takeaway is that everyone will somehow in some ways pay for the consequences of their actions. Then I went on to watch Perish In the Name of Love and oh my…the love story is such a boring dud. Lol.
I need to move forward in my drama watching! What are you guys watching?