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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Hu Yi Tian and Li Yi Tong’s DT. Appledog’s Time (Go Go Squid 2) to air in February

DT. Appledog’s Time (the drama) is the sequel to 2019’s Go Go Squid with Yang Zi and Li Xian. Both dramas are adapted from Mo Bao Fei Bao’s novels. And from what I know there are three novels in this series; God’s Left Hand, Fish Playing While Trapped in a Secret Room, and Honey Stewed Squid. Hu Yi Tian’s character, Wu Bai, is Han (Li Xian)’s cousin and he first laid eyes on the love of his life in the drama Go Go Squid (might have been different in the novel), but it was played by a different actress. In its own drama version now called DT. Appledog’s Time (亲爱的挚爱), Li Yi Tong will be playing the heroine. Our hero is a popular player of the national robot competition (different topic from the novel).

Airing 2/4~

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Ren Jia Lun and Bai Lu looking tragically beautiful for Forever And Ever (Beautiful Bones)’s historical segment

Alright, alright. They wrapped up filming for the modern segment of the novel a few months back, and now they have also wrapped up filming for the historical/ancient segment. Some new stills of the cast are released! As always, the fan-taken photos are equally if not more beautiful than the official ones. Lol.

One Life, One Reincarnation – Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) is adapted from Mo Bao Fei Bao’s novel 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.

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Ren Jia Lun and Bai Lu frolic in the snow for First Stills of Forever And Ever (Beautiful Bones)

One Life, One Reincarnation – Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) is adapted from Mo Bao Fei Bao’s novel 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.

Can’t wait to see them in their ancient costumes. Find the translated novel at hui3r’s website. Enjoy!

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Mo Bao Fei Bao’s Forever And Ever (Beautiful Bones) confirms Ren Jia Lun and Bai Lu as leads

One Life, One Reincarnation – Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) is the next Mo Bao Fei Bao’s novel to be adapted! Confirmed leads who attended the booting ceremony just a few hours ago were 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.

The novel can be read here. Feel free to give me more backgrounds on our leads novel readers!

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First Stills Released for Hu Yi Tian and Li Yi Tong’s DT Appledog’s Time, Li Xian’s A Love Never Lost

I always get giddy when I can combine dramas into one post with a connection! Here, it is the boys from last year’s hit drama Go Go Squid: Li Xian and Hu Yi Tian, their dramas decide to drop stills on the same day, with vastly different topics.

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Douban’s Top Rated Chinese Romance Novels and their Adaptations

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In the last few years, I’ve gone through several drama droughts, where I wasn’t interested in any of the dramas coming out. As the popularity of IP adaptations continued to surge and seeing the more light-hearted comedies released, I decided it was time to venture into the source medium.

However, where to start was always puzzling and how should I prioritise this growing list of Chinese novels I accumulated? I’m not sure if I’m alone in this, but after a while I became overwhelmed and now those books on my TBR list just sit there, whilst I find other novels to read. I normally visit Douban when I want to find a new novel to read, but Douban has three ways of arranging their novels; their comprehensive arrangement (whatever that may mean), arrange by date or arrange by rating. As the ratings lover that I am, here is a list of highest rated romance novels on Douban.

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