Faith Makes Great (理想照耀中国) is an upcoming drama celebrating 100 years of the Communist Party of China, recording the unity and leadership of the Chinese people throughout the years. It consists of 40 mini stories, each one runs for 1 episode, totaling over 100 actors and actresses and 3000+ production crew members.
A League of Nobleman is adapted from the BL novel, The Society of Four Leaves (张公案), written by Da Feng Gua Guo, starring Boran Jing and Song Wei Long. It is an ancient detective novel, many calling it similar to Sherlock. One of our leads is Zhang Ping (Song Wei Long), a poor scholar who becomes a successful candidate in the imperial examination and later designated as a country magistrate. Due to his sharp observational skills, he solves many murder cases and eventually appoints a prime minister. During his journey to the capital to take the imperial exam, he meets our other male lead, an elegant Minister of Rites (Boran Jing) and saves his life. From then on, two people with different backgrounds join hands and go through many life-and-death situations together.
Psychologist (女心理师) is a modern drama adapted from the novel written by Bi Shu Min (author is a psychiatrist). The story follows the ups and downs and growth of our female lead, who is a psychologist. After a suicide related to a charity event, her career suffers a great setback, rendering her feeling low. She meets our male lead through a mutual friend and he convinces her to join him as a co-host for a television show about psychology. The show revives her mental state and her clinic while our male lead develops deep feelings for her. Just when everything is going smoothly, a strings of events threaten her foundation once more. Her mentor gets involved in a scandal. She tries to find out the truth to help him, but inadvertently discovers a secret of his. Then her best friend gets entangled in a conflict at the same time that her mother is diagnosed with Alzheimer. Thirdly, male lead’s best friend is trying to take revenge on female lead’s mentor. All these events trigger our heroine’s emotional trauma in her youth and she begins to sleepwalk again. In the end, our heroine decides to close her clinic and travel the world with her mother. During their journey, they are able to resolve the knot of the past.
The trailer surprises me a bit, didn’t expect the OTP scenes to be quite romantic, dramatic, and plentiful! Adapted from the novel Records of the Southern Mist House (南烟斋笔录), the official English title is The Love of Hypnosis with Boran Jing and Liu Yi Fei leading a solid cast.