Filming begins: Ren Jia Lun’s Heart, Chen Xiao’s The Light of the Dark Night, Mao Xiao Tong’s Hello Beautiful Life

New Year means work, work, work for these actors and actresses.

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First Trailer and Stills for The Blue Whisperer with Dilraba Dilmurat and Ren Jia Lun

The Blue Whisper aka Yu Jiao Ji (驭鲛记 –> 与君初相识) is adapted from the novel by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang. The drama follows after our hero – the unlucky merman, saved a princess and is then captured to be her pet. She wants to tame the merman and it is said that only those who are born with the power to tame demonic creatures can manage that and they are called demon masters (sorry not technical here). Demon masters are forced to live separately from their families per the imperial decree (to control and enslave them) and they are only allowed to live in four designated areas (north/south/east/west). The Princess’ eunuch transports the merman to the most renowned demon master in the south, where our heroine is currently residing and training. The princess wants the demon master to do three things in 3 months. 1) Make the merman speak 2) Turn his tail into legs 3) Make him eternally loyal to her.

And as such, the merman is subjected to daily torture and punishments for not doing what the demon masters want. At night, our heroine would sneak into his prison cell and tend to his wounds (T_T) There’s a scene where our heroine doesn’t want to force the merman to do things against his will and so she’s tortured (whipped) per the Princess’ order! Our heroine’s backstory is quite sad. On the outside, she’s the most beloved student of the Current Demon Master of the South, but demon valley has been nothing but a prison for her since she was sent there to train at a very young age under some not-so-pleasant “monthly” treatment that she can’t reveal to the outside world. Which is why she feels empathy for the imprisoned merman and wishes to help him escape, landing her into a lot of bloody messes.

You can read the translated novel here @ Way East.

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More Cdramas Began Filming: Qing Jun, Da Ming Under Microscope, Lighter & Princess, The Owner, Mo Ran, Ming Mei Shan Qu, Viva Femina, and more!

Over 10 dramas…. Took me two days to compiled this humongous list. Have fun scrolling! Lol.

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Curing the heartbreaks left behind by its prequel, Forever and Ever brings much needed cute and sugar with Ren Jia Lun and Bai Lu

The modern sequel Forever and Ever (一生一世) to the promised tragedy in the prequel (One and Only) is now streaming on qiyi (youtube link)!

Synopsis per Qiyi: Shi Yi, a gentle and low profile voice actor, meets Zhou Sheng Chen, a refined chemistry professor at the airport. Despite the brief encounter, both have a deep impression on each other. Zhou Sheng Chen rejected his family’s arrangements and proposed to Shi Yi, whom he has good feelings for. The couple managed to salvage the business and preserve the traditional arts. However, just when they are about to reap the fruits of their labor, Shi Yi gets seriously injured while saving Zhou Sheng Chen from being harmed. Zhou Sheng Chen puts aside his career and dedicates all his time to taking care of Shi Yi. After recovery, they promise never to leave each other’s side.

Airing 9/6~

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Ren Jia Lun and Bai Lu’s One and Only (Beautiful Bones) confirmed to air

One and Only (周生如故) is the ancient part of the novel One Life, One Reincarnation – Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) written by Mo Bao Fei Bao starring Ren Jia Lun and Bai Lu. Beautiful bones here refer to the person’s inner beauty as opposed to beauty that is outside – on the skin. The drama will have two parts, one sets in the ancient times, and another in the modern world as both of our leads reincarnated a thousand years later. In their previous lives, their love story ended tragically, and when given a second chance in a new world, what will happen to them? Our male lead doesn’t have memories of the past life, but our female lead does retain the feelings and memories. Oy! She recognizes him the moment they meet again and will chase after him despite the changes and challenges ahead.

Find the translated novel at hui3r’s website. The novel is well-known for its poetic writing, so let’s hope the plot won’t suffer. I have been waiting for a good angst!

Airing 8/18~

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Ren Jia Lun and Janine Chang Never Say Goodbye in new cop drama

Never Say Goodbye (不说再见) is an upcoming cop drama with Ren Jia Lun, Janine Chang, and Liu En You. After our male lead, a policeman, received and sent in the wrong intel three years ago, he had to face some fatal consequences of his mistake. He resigns and disappears. He meets his dear friend again under a different name and identity three years later, as an undercover cop. Can the two forget the past and work together to bust the drug criminals?

Yes, of course!

Airing 6/22~

Janine is getting prettier by day… did she age at all? Lol.

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iQiYi releases New Teasers and Trailers of Upcoming Dramas for 2021

15+ dramas (and counting) coming to you from Qiyi. Which ones are you looking forward to the most?

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Xing Fei warms up Ren Jia Lun’s heart in Miss Crow with Mr. Lizard

Modern drama Miss Crow with Mr. Lizard (乌鸦小姐与蜥蜴先生) with Ren Jia Lun and Xing Fei is officially out on your small screen. 🙂 Our male lead is a stern and strict architectural designer who was once ruled by passion and activity. However, a car accident leads him to undergone a heart transplant and with this new heart, he has to control his emotions, never letting it experience the highs and lows of life. Ten years later, he opens an architecture company with a friend and happens to meet the flaming torch in our female lead. Despite her unfortunate past, our heroine is optimistic and hopeful, and rekindles his passion for life again. However, secrets of the past car accident come back to haunt both of them, ready to shatter their future together.

Airing 4/26 ~

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