Previews of Upcoming Tencent (mostly) Cdramas 2023

I’m embarrassed to say it took me four days to compile this list. In the past, only 2 days! A galore of Trailers and new stills!

Which drama (s) are you looking forward to?

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Lighter and Princess with Chen Fei Yu and Zhang Jing Yi to premiere in November

Lighter & Princess (点燃我温暖你) is adapted from the novel written by Twentine. It is a story about the passions of youth and the cruelty of time and people’s hearts. On the outside, our female lead, Zhu Yun is your typical poster child of a well-behaved, obedient student. She grew up under the strict supervision of her parents and strives to do well in school as to not disappoint them. But deep down, Zhu Yun is secretly rebellious and has quite the sarcastic tongue. She would have followed her parents’ set path for her had she not met the outwardly rebellious male lead, Li Xun, who attracts her attention on their first day of school with his bright golden hair and devil-may-care attitude. He’s loud about his lawless ways and even if Zhu Yun curses him under her breath, she can’t help but slowly falls for his hidden intelligence and talents. He has her wrapped around his fingers for sure. 😛 She believes in him and stays by his side through all their ups and downs, even during and after the separation arc (6 years).

Aww our boy is growing up so fast! Ever Night was one of the two dramas I finished 2 years ago. Lol.

You can read the unfinished translated novel here.

Airing 11/3!

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Peng Guan Ying and Cai Wen Jing reunite in Unexpected Falling

If you enjoyed their previous collaboration in The Confidence, which was twisted and all sorts of wrong, please welcome their reunion in Unexpected Falling (不期而至)! The story follows our female lead who finds herself suddenly engulfed in debts after her husband passed away. Our male lead then steps into her life as a lawyer.

Airing 11/2~

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Qiao Xin and Ma Si Chao hope to warm you up in a Winter Night

Synopsis from viki: Zheng Da Qian (Qiao Xin) is a young woman who works at an advertising company. Although she seems happy, independent, strong-minded, and carefree, she actually has low self-esteem and is wracked with worries. She comes from a smaller Northeastern town, but has been trying to make it in the big city. But when she suffers a setback in her professional life – and another blow in her love life – she finds herself hankering for home. When she receives a relocation package, however, her luck takes a turn. And when she is caught in a freak magnetic storm, things start getting strange…

She is suddenly reunited with a man she once felt affection for: Mu Zi Li (Ma Si Chao), now the owner of a small startup company. Mu Zi Li, like Zheng Da Qian, seems to most observers to be a confident and outgoing young man. But, like her, deep inside he is quite different. The duo starts to realize that the storm may have shifted time for them, somehow. But if there is a way back to the “present” for one of them, should they take it – or would it be better to stay in the world of the past?

Time travel?

Airing 10/31~

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Mysterious Lotus Casebook with Cheng Yi, Zeng Shun Xi, and Xiao Shun Yao has wrapped up filming

Mysterious Lotus Casebook (莲花楼) is adapted from the novel written by Teng Ping. It follows the story of a popular doctor in the pugilistic world, Li Lian Hua (Cheng Yi), who in reality has no medical skills. Lol. What initially happened was he stumbled upon two people buried alive (still alive) and news spread that he was able to raise them from the dead. So who is Li Lian Hua really? Ten years ago, he was Li Xiang Yi, the famous Sect Leader of a righteous sect, who disappeared and assumed dead after a fierce battle with his arch enemy from the evil sects, Di Fei Sheng (Xiao Shun Yao). Xiang Yi was poisoned by his own people and fell into the ocean, disappearing on the face of earth. Now he travels around jianghu with a new name/persona, being pulled in by every murder possible and trying to solve them. Zeng Shun Xi plays a young aspiring hero, Lian Hua’s best friend, who is also the biggest fanboy of Li Xiang Yi but he of course doesn’t know Lian Hua is Xiang Yi. Di Fei Sheng eventually comes out of his hiatus as well and is the first person to recognize that the stingy and money-loving fake doc is actually the high and almighty Li Xiang Yi!

The three boys forge a friendship unlike any other. This sounds wicked adorable!

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Modern drama Light Chaser Rescue with Luo Yun Xi and Wu Qian to air tomorrow

Aww. This is adorable! Light Chaser Rescue (追光者) reunites two actors, Luo Yun Xi and Wu Qian, who played the younger OTP version in My Sunshine (older played by Wallace Chung and Tang Yan) back in 2015. It will be nice to see how their chemistry transition from innocent, young love, to….uh…not so innocent. LOL. Our male lead plays a lawyer who arrives at Xichuan after it was devastated by an earthquake in search of his younger sister. He meets many rescue workers including an old “rival” in our female lead. He’s impressed with her medical skills and her selfless spirit. Along the way, he also meets with many interesting characters, all of them undergoing the same monstrous training by their rescue team leader, becoming closer and stronger, together.

Begins airing 10/14~

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New Posters for Lost You Forever with Yang Zi, Deng Wei, and Tan Jian Ci as it wrapped up filming

Hello guys! Long time no see! Hopefully, after all the excitement ends in October, I’ll be able to get back to blogging more. Thanks for your understanding! <3

Lost You Forever (Eternally Yearning For You, 长相思) is a novel written by the well-loved Tong Hua, and is the sequel to Once Promised (drama version is called A Life Time Love with Huang Xiao Ming and Song Qian in 2017).

It is a world of gods, demons, and mythical beings and they all live alongside humans, divided into three different kingdoms. I want to preface this by saying that most of the characters have multiple identities (very confusing to me as I only wanted spoilers!). Our heroine, Xiao Yao (Yang Zi), is a small-town doctor and spends the majority of the first part (multiple volumes) of the novel as a man. She has no memories of her past in the beginning of the novel. In her life, three important men will sweep in and only one shall remain by her side. The first man that we meet in according to the novel is Tu Shan Jing (Deng Wei). He’s beaten to a pulp and in no condition to survive, left to die on the streets. But our heroine picks him up and heals him. And in return, he promises to be her servant, to listen to only her. He’s actually the 2nd young master of a powerful family. The second man we meet shortly after is part of the past that she doesn’t remember. He’s Zhuan Xu (Zhang Wan Yi), a long-lost cousin she spent time with during her childhood. His side of the story isn’t told until the third volume, which makes for an interesting WAH moment (hidden for so long?!). Lol. The third male lead is a general with white hair; he is Xiang Liu (Tan Jian Ci), a nine-headed demon and wildly considered as her soulmate.

Koala has translated the novel, read chapter one here. Please go to her index to find the rest of the chapters.

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Lyrics Translation: Love Between Fairy and Devil Opening and Ending Theme Songs

Hey guys! Our trio of talented volunteers, Maymay and Becky (translations), and Lin (subtitles), have joined hands to translate the opening and ending theme songs for the currently airing drama Love Between Fairy and Devil, which is adapted from the novel Cang Lan Jue (苍兰诀) by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang starring Dylan Wang He Di and Esther Yu Shu Xin.

It follows the romance of the ancient Demon King resurrected thanks to a powerless, immortal Little Orchid. The beginning sounds quite humorous with them inhabiting each other’s body causing the demon clan to be stupefied by their Lord’s behavior from time to time. Our trusting Little Orchid slowly defrosts the cold, arrogant, powerful Demon King.

Read the translated Novel here (by ChocolateCosmos).

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