Jiu Liu Overlord (九流霸主) is an upcoming period drama starring Bai Lu and Lai Yi. The story takes place during the Tang dynasty and our heroine is street-smart trader, the leader of the Longzhu gang. Our hero on the other hand is a business tycoon/silk merchant in the city to showcase his fine garments. The two people of different backgrounds and social classes are forced to work together when a golden thread goes missing. As they work together, she learns the ways of trading from him, and he gets rids of his prejudices against the lower class. However, his secret identity is revealed – a prince! To protect the common people and the person he loves, he returns to the palace. Our heroine follows along, to give the higher up folks a piece of her mind.
Chang Ge Xing aka Song of the Long March (長歌行) is adapted from the manhua of the same name written by Xia Da. It follows our heroine, who’s a princess on the run. Her father is Crown Prince Li but after the new Emperor ascended the throne, he ordered his brothers and families put to death. She escapes, fakes her own death, disguises herself as a male and plots her revenge against the new Emperor, becoming a fierce military leader in the process. The manhua is highly rated among fans and has solid rating of 9 on douban. Readers also poured their hearts out for the arts as well.
Reviews are promising, our heroine sounds awesome – merciless and highly intelligent. Since she was young, she was trained in martial arts and battle strategies, so she holds her own in a fight. Our male protagonist is no less of a worthy character – he’s the adopted son of Jieli Khan, a leader of his own army, who is known for his ruthlessness and doing things his ways in the beginning. He slowly melts that attitude and begins to realize how his actions could affect those around him after meeting our leading lady. But he doesn’t know SHE is a SHE for a little bit. HEH.
Remember Zhang Han and Gui Gui’s supernatural drama A Different Kind of Pretty Man 2 years ago? Well, as told then, we have a part 2….not following the first storyline, and it’s called Special Beautiful Man 2 (不一样的美男子Ⅱ). Lol. No complaints from me since Zhang Yun Long is leading it with another crew of boys. If anything, listen to the opening themesong, it’s such a catchy song! Been jamming since I heard of it.
Well, isn’t Thai Actor Mike D. Angelo keeping busy in China? This past week, two of his Chinese dramas, My Little Princess (亲爱的公主病) and Delicious Destiny (美味奇缘) both drop their first official trailer. One is a clearly a comedy, while the other one is your typical Chinese melo, complete with face-washing in a glass of wine.
Look who’s playing catch-up. It took me a while to write this post. Trust me when I say I REALLY want to like this drama, it has an interesting premise but the execution of the story doesn’t raise anticipation or curiosity, since we already know many facts before the characters, which makes everything less suspenseful for us.
If you love this show with the intensity of a thousand suns, please don’t burn down my post. 😛 I encourage discussion as long as people are peaceful!
Hey drifters. Due to the lack of time and prioritizing sleep over everything else, I phoned our latest drama-crazed resident, Shimokuren, to lend a hand in writing a quick first impression for Gui Gui‘s ongoing drama, A Different Kind of Pretty Man, currently airing two episodes a week on Sundays. I can’t thank her enough for going through with this crazy plan, even innocently thinking that it was one long episode. Poor Shimo.
Without further ado, let us know your thoughts on the drama! 😀 – Kap