Everlasting Longing / Xiang Si Ling (相思令) is adapted from the novel written by Xi Juan.
Our female lead comes from a well-off business family, she has two roles. Inside the house, she’s the beautiful and smart oldest daughter. Outside the house, she’s the talented illegitimate “son” whose skills in weapon design and business lead her to befriend many people. At the age of twenty, she’s kidnapped and brought to Bei Xuan by our male lead – God of War of Bei Xuan. He kidnapped her for her talents in weapon design and DID NOT KNOW “HE” WAS A SHE. Lol. He’s also looking to investigate the death of his father. In Bei Xuan, our heroine’s framed for being a spy and lives a rough life. Five years later, she is able to escape just to come home and find her brother-in-law colluding with outsiders to steal the family wealth. Reviving the family business becomes her ultimate goal.
Per Qiyi: Love the Way You Are (爱情应该有的样子) tells the sweet love story of Yin Yike, who seems to have a perfect life, and her childhood partner Xu Guangxi. Yi Yike (played by Angelababy), who seems to have a perfect life, lives a 35-year-old life as a matter of course. Whether in the company or at home, she is thoughtful all around. Like a never-tired Wonder Woman, she takes care of everyone around her except herself. Until she met in a corner of a convenience store, the boy, Xu Guangxi (played by Lai Kuanlin) who used to often went to her place to have meals when she was a girl. Xu Guangxi returns from his studies abroad, but this boy who used to just feel a sense of dependence on Yike, his feelings have budded into butterflies fluttering in his stomach. But chasing Yike is nothing short of a difficult feat. It entails a fast-moving life and ultra-realistic pressure. But for love, Guangxi becomes more mature and and adjusts his footsteps, taking firm steps towards Yike. The two throbbing hearts who have experienced countless challenges and choices are getting closer little by little, and they also understand that the best love is not to sacrifice each other, but to attract and respect each other, so that each other can become better people.
Back For You (漫影寻踪) with Angelababy and Wang An Yu. Not much is known about the story but it’s another murder-mystery-waiting-to-be-solved-by-leads set in the republican period. From the picture, cutie boy Wang An Yu is playing a cop! It’s boasting a line of pretty faces as special guests as well! Cheng Xiao, Zhang Yu Jian, Sheng Ying Hao, Yu Xiao Tong, and more!
The Wind Blows From Longxi (风起陇西) is an upcoming historical drama based on the novel written by Ma Bo Yong (Longest Day in Chang’an). Casting includes Chen Kun, Bai Yu, Angelababy, Sun Yi, Nie Yuan, Yin Zhu Sheng, Yu Hao Ming, Zhang Xiao Chen, and more, boasting some guest roles from Dong Zi Jian, Lei Jia Yin, and Guo Jing Fei. Reading the synopsis, I’m left quite confused by the double and triple agents status of the cast. It is set during the Three Kingdoms period when the Shu defeated the Wei using their powerful crossbows. Chen Kun plays Chen Gong, a spy/double agent hiding in the Wei State; when the Shu receives some false reports from Chen Gong, they send another spy to investigate him, and he’s Xun Xu (played by Bai Yu). Turns out, there’s another spy named Zhu Long in the Shu kingdom who has been secretly swapping out Chen Gong’s reports. Chen Gong and Xun Xu work together to expose his identity and secure peace in their homeland.