The Autumn Ballad (嫣语赋) follows the story of our heroine, an unfavored eldest daughter of the Qiu Manor. She’s betrothed to a man who dies on their wedding day. She’s blamed for his death and must use her intelligence to investigate the truth and re-write her own destiny. Fighting along her side is a cold-faced and black-bellied duke who challenges and supports her in the quest.
Well, well, well. Joining the team of psychologists who are running amok (Yang Zi in Psychologist, Zhao Li Ying in Who is the Murderer) in cdramaland is Gong Jun in Dream Garden (沉睡花园). Lol. Our heroine is a popular blogger who gives out relationship advice to her readers. Hoping to improve her ability to analyze emotional problems, she applies to be an assistant to a psychologist (our hero), the same man who irritated her in a prior encounter.
Here’s a long compilation of teasers and trailers released at various events this past week such as the iQiYi iJoy and Tencent video conference. Sorry, I can’t physically make 20+ separate posts for each of them. I think I have written about the majority before so it’s nothing new. Just a peek from different online platforms for what’s coming up next for them.
Have you seen the original Kdrama Misaeng: Incomplete Life, which was based on the webtoon series by Yoon Tae Ho? I haven’t, but it was highly rated when it aired back in 2014! The original story synopsis: Since he was a child, the board game baduk has been everything to Jang Geu-rae. But when he fails at achieving his dream of becoming a professional baduk player, Geu-rae must leave his isolated existence and enter the real world armed with nothing but a high school equivalency exam on his resume. Through an acquaintance’s recommendation, he gets hired as an intern at One International, a large trading company.
There, Geu-rae meets his boss, manager Oh Sang-shik, who’s a workaholic and has a warm personality; fellow intern Ahn Young-yi, who attracts her colleagues’ ire because of her impressive educational credentials and by being extremely competent at any task; and Jang Baek-gi, a geeky co-worker whose anxious nature masks his inner ambition. Geu-rae learns to navigate and adapt to corporate culture, with baduk as his guide. [Wiki]
Sisyphus (在劫难逃) is one of the many mini thriller webdramas created by Qiyi in the past several months. Wang Qian Yuan plays a police officer, however, his life is shattered when his daughter was murdered, forcing him to resign from the force. A new murder case drops evidence that might be related to his daughter’s death and our cop is entangled back into the case with a new villain (Lu Han) in town. Looks like our officer will die too and the selling point is that he wakes up to the day before his death and is stuck in that moment in time, again and again. Interesting.