Is it the real life couple’s 5th collaboration? Tang Yan and Luo Jin are back at it in the new modern drama, The Way We Were. The story follows four students studying abroad, searching for intellect and love. Our female lead is a smart girl, pursuing a degree in law, unique in that she rises to the top based on her own efforts. The two leads meet and fall in love but a crisis comes their way. The hero is involved in exposing their dads’ criminal activity and our heroine is caught in between as a witness. Ultimately, the culprit is revealed and there’s a heavy price to pay. Everyone grows up in the process, understanding humanity and the value of life, returning to the path of justice.
No one is luckier than Luo Jin these days, he gets to work with real life girlfriend Tang Yan (5th time!) in The Way We Were after collaborating with humbling bee Zheng Shuang in My Story For You, both dramas feature the beautiful college days, one overseas and one back in 90s China.
UPDATE: Trailers for the other two unaired dramas: The Gods and modern drama Love’s Lies.
Wow. I can’t believe it’s been two years since the last time I wrote about youth drama, The Left Ear (左耳). As a refresher, it’s adapted from a Chinese novel about teenage love and regrets written by Rao Xue Man. It was adapted before into a movie featuring Yang Yang and Sandra Ma in 2015. The drama version features a wagon of pretty faces and let’s hope for more emotional beats with depth and developments.
Just to get it out officially (if you missed my other update) since I did cover Bai Bai He and her husband, Chen Yu Fan‘s news. They posted on weibo about it, announcing that they have been divorced since 2015 but didn’t announce the news to the public for the sake of their child. They apologize for causing suffering to both sides of the family and their kid. To focus on his son, Chen Yu Fan will leave showbiz for an indefinite amount of time. I’m glad everything is sorted out peacefully. It’s rare for both parties to be understanding and supportive. It was really them against the world for a few days.
With the gray clouds no longer over our heads, let’s move on to the first round of drama premieres!
I’m back! Not physically (still sitting in the hosp but I have access to a laptop!) I’ll do a detailed write-up later on my brief absence but now it’s time to catch up with the long train of news I left behind. First is the stylish new trailer released this past weekend of Lu Han‘s Fighter of the Destiny (择天记), a novel-to-drama adaptation from author Mao Ni, starring Gulnazar, Janice Wu, Amelie Xu Ling Yue, and Joseph Zeng Shun Xi.
It’s been a while that I like everything from hair to clothes of a drama production. The young cast members look really well-put together and I’m glad their stylists love them all equally. Lol. Upcoming novel-to-drama adaptation of Mao Ni’s Fighter of the Destiny (择天记) have a share-day at work and interviews are done with the cast. I haven’t personally watch it yet so I’ll include the videos at the end for those interested.