The Legend of Chusen‘s Lu Xue Qi and Lin Jing Yu reunited in a new drama, adapted from Su Mo’s novel, Agarwood LikeBread Crumbs (沉香如屑).
Copied and pasted from my last post: The story sounds quite tragic too with the past, present, and future intertwining. The story follows our female lead, Yan Dan (Yang Zi), who is a lotus flower fairy; her “owner”, Yu Mo, is a fish who has cultivated for many years. The two travel around to many places, consuming evil, weak souls to nourish their power/bodies and calling it “doing one good deed a day”. However, one day, they encounter a Taoist Master, Tang Zhou (Cheng Yi), whose goal is to eliminate the evils of this world and protect the humans. The three travel together to find four ancient artifacts which leads to the discovery of their twisted past together – 800 years ago. Our female lead was an exotic four-leaf flower (not sure how to describe her…Lol) in heaven who also had a twin sister. Her body was considered extraordinary herbs with great healing powers. Yan Dan fell in love with the god of war, Ying Yuan, who was terribly injured during the battle with the demons and lost his eyesight. To heal him, she willingly gave up her petals, and even half her heart to cure his eyes. Alas, once he could see again, he didn’t appear to remember her…. To forget him, she gave up her immortality and just like that 800 years went by. Her fish friend escaped heaven to search for her and the two share 20 years of peace together.
800 years later, she meets Tang Zhou, who turns out to be Ying Yuan’s reincarnation. Ha. There’s a lovely twist to this story as you have to figure out the REAL male lead. There’s another guy who’s a god too but he comes and goes.
First Love Again (循环初恋) is adapted from the novel written by DTT.
Qiyi describes the story: The probability of them meeting was one in a billion. In a parallel time and space, the cold and unapproachable top student Ye You Ning (Patrick Shih) encounters the bright and sunny Xia Wen Xi (Chen Hao Yu). Through an unexpected opportunity, Ye You Ning of the present connects with Xia Wen Xi from the year 2006. Their encounter leads to a sweet romance and a chance to relive high school, to meet old friends again and to experience the taste of first love.
Stop! Miss Hua (站住，花小姐) is adapted from the novel written by Ju Mao Wei Wu. It tells the sweet and exciting romance between a rich miss and a retired fire fighter who happens to be working at her family’s company and is chosen to counsel her. Born into a rich family, our heroine has no idea how to work her way up and is constantly looking for new ways to play.
Heaven Official’s Blessing (天官赐福) is an upcoming ancient drama adapted from the novel written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu (The Untamed). Our two male leads have quite the history. The story begins 800 years ago, one of our male leads is Xie Lian (Zhai Xiao Wen), a beloved Crown Prince from Xian Le kingdom who has a grand wish of helping the common people. A child prodigy, he’s given a chance to ascend heaven at age 17, but is unfortunately demoted back to the mortal realm due to some unforeseen circumstances (bad decision, good intentions). He never gives up, that is his saving grace trait. Though he lives in poverty and has to work every job possible, he perseveres for his belief in helping people. He’s once again allowed back to Heaven, just to be banished a moment later (lol, this poor kid). 800 Years later, he’s given another chance to ascend heaven but isn’t very well-received. His first task is to kill ghosts in the mortal realm and this is when he meets the other male lead, Leader of Ghost City (Zhang Ling He). Unbeknownst to our Prince, Leader of Ghost City has been harboring a crush on him for 800 years. Turns out, the Crown Prince saved the boy during his first ascension. The lightning bolt of love hit then and it looks like a deep one.
I can see why some fans are upset with the styling, it’s the same hairstyle in the manhua for Zhai Xiao Wen but I don’t think the style fits his face well. Zhang Ling He is gorgeous to look at and his red clothes reminds me of Zhan Zhao. Lol. Since it’s still the early stages of filming/testing out costumes/hair, let’s relax and see how they will alter the details going forward!
Adapted from the novel written by Kun Hua, My Queen (我的女主别太萌) follows our heroine, who like many other heroines of 2020 and 2021, has been single for a long time and works under a devil-like boss. She is chosen to enter a beta game and becomes a princess in there, all the while meeting a man who looks like her modern devil boss….
Broker (心跳源计划) is based on the novel written by Miao Juan, following our female lead, a scientist in a big pharmaceutical corporation. She wants to prove her worth in the scientific community but at the same time, a new charming researcher disrupts her peace. He turns out to be a broker and his mission is to take away her research data!
Mystery of Antiques 3 (古董局中局之掠宝清单) is the third part following 2018’s Mystery of Antiques, 2020’s Antique Bureau Midgame, all based on Ma Bo Yong’s novel series, The Game of Antiques.
WeTV provides the synopsis: “In 1928, an evil wind swept Beijing City. In the name of birthday celebration, the director of the police department imprisoned the big shots in the antique industry. When the Five Houses were in crisis, Xu Yi Cheng (male lead) went to great lengths and settled it. What’s worse, Chen Weili, Xu’s old friend, was murdered in the street. Before his death, Chen sent a note to Xu, on which “Wind” and “Earth” were faintly marked. Xu investigated it and surprisingly found Chen’s death concerned with the Japanese. Yu Fang, a prince of the former dynasty, confessed that Concubine Shu Shen’s tomb in Dongling was robbed, and asked Xu to help resolve the Dongling crisis. Xu sensitively realized that the Dongling crisis was related to the death of his friend Chen. For the country, to avoid China’s national treasures stolen by the enemy; in private, to uncover the truth about his friend’s death, Xu Yi Cheng, with the help of the royal descendant, Hai Lan Zhu (female lead), Liu Yi Ming from the Five House, Huang Kewu, and his friend Fu Gui, braved the Ping’an City and prevented the outflow of the treasures.”
In short, our couple is trying to protect their cultural treasures from greedy hands. xD