Liu Yi Fei navigates the beauty and ugly of life and love in The Tale of Rose

The Tale of Rose (玫瑰的故事) is adapted from the novel written by Yi Shu. Liu Yi Fei plays our heroine who grew up protected and sheltered. She excels in arts and will meet many men in her life; Lin Yi, Wallace Huo (soulmate), Lin Geng Xin (husband), and Peng Guan Ying (first love).

Airing 6/8~

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Yang Zi and Xu Kai is each other’s Best Choice Ever in upcoming modern drama

Best Choice Ever (承欢记) is adapted from the novel written by Yi Shu.

Synopsis from Tencent: Mai Chenghuan, a girl born in an ordinary family in Shanghai in the 1990s, is urged by her mother, Liu Wanyu, to discuss marriage with her boyfriend, Xin Jialiang. However, the affluent economic conditions of Xin’s family upset the originally equal emotional relationship. At the same time, Mai’s mother’s excessive interference in her daughter’s lifelong affairs accelerates the breakup between Mai Chenghuan and Xin Jialiang. Caught between filial piety and loyalty to oneself, Mai Chenghuan struggles. She gradually breaks free from her mother’s dominant care and becomes more focused and enterprising in her work. Mai Chenghuan’s transformation is recognized by her grandmother, who entrusts her with the important responsibility of managing the family’s most valued hotel business. Yao Zhiming, the grandson of the grandmother and a professional hotel manager, gradually understands and approves of Mai Chenghuan in their cooperation. They become work partners, advancing hand in hand. In their personal lives, Yao Zhiming is surrounded by the warmth beneath the fireworks of the Mai family, and his feelings for Mai Chenghuan gradually heat up. From “beneath Chenghuan’s knees” to “achieving self,” Mai Chenghuan has embarked on an extraordinary journey of growth that is uniquely her own.

Airing today 4/9~

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First Impression: What do you think of My Best Friend’s Story starring Ni Ni and Liu Shi Shi?

My Best Friend’s Story (流金岁月) officially announced casting in Chen Dao Ming, Dong Zi Jian, Liu Shi Shi, Ni Ni, Tian Yu, Tony Yang and Yang Le. Based on a novel by Yi Shu, the screenplay is written by Qin Wen and directed by Shen Yan (The Rise of Phoenixes).

Airing 12/28!

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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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My Best Friend’s Story starring Liu Shi Shi and Ni Ni Begins Filming

My Best Friend’s Story (流金岁月) officially announced casting in Chen Dao Ming, Dong Zi Jian, Liu Shi Shi, Ni Ni, Tian Yu, Tony Yang and Yang Le. Based on a novel by Yi Shu, the screenplay is written by Qin Wen and directed by Shen Yan (The Rise of Phoenixes). The director and scriptwriter last collaborated for the drama The First Half of My Life, which was also based on a novel by the same author. This is Ni Ni’s second time working with the director. Filming began 4/28.

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