Cdrama Updates: Love is Fate, The Love By Hypnotic, The Promise Keepers, A Little Thing Called First Love

More dramas to air in October!

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Li Yi Feng and Chen Xing Xu begin filming for rocket drama The Glory of Youth

A drama about China’s Army Rocket Force led by Li Yi Feng! Joining him, we have Chen Xing Xu, Xiao Yang, Yu Bo, Wu Gang, and Dong Chun Hui. The story follows him and his three friends hurdling through challenges and missions to become recognized soldiers on the force. Directing is Li Lu of In the Name of People and Spy Hunter and Zhang Han Bing of Chen Xiao’s King of The Land War which aired this past August.

With the trend soldiers like that of Yang Yang, Chen Xiao; I feel like most actors want to lead at least one solider drama in their career and most actresses want to be a badass warrior in their own world/harem. Lol.

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Xing Zhao Lin romances An Yue Xi next in Standing In The Time

Can we call Xing Zhao Lin the YA Sniper? Young Actresses Sniper. He’s literally making rounds with all the adorable actresses! Standing In The Time is another modern romance where our leads find themselves led away from their dream jobs and how they conquer what life throws at them and make the best of it. She dreams of becoming a fashion editor but is now under the proofreading department, while he wants to become a writer but is now a model. Our two lost souls meet at the same company and provide comfort and support as they strive forward their dreams.

Airing tomorrow 10/2!

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Sneak Peek of Xiao Zhan and Wu Xuan Yi in drama adaptation of Dou Luo Continent (Soul Land)

Dou Luo Continent is an adaptation of the Chinese web novel of the same title written by Tang Jia San Shao. As I read the synopsis, it sounds like beginning of The Untamed as our male lead also goes through a rebirth. Our hero is Tang San, considered a prodigy in the Tang Sect, a sect specializing in poisons and weapons. He commits suicide after entering the forbidden place for inner sect disciples and gaining the knowledge of the Sect. He feels guilty and kills himself, but is reborn in Soul Land (title of the novel), with his memories intact (dun, dun, dun). In the new land, he is raised by an alcoholic father and remains tenacious in mastering new skills. In Soul Land, each individual possesses an innate spirit, which one can cultivate and strengthen, becoming a Spirit Master, a well-regarded profession. Our hero has two. There’s an anime version of novel, which I’m interested to check out. The spirit master element reminds me of Jiro Wang’s Rakshasa Street, which also has an anime.

The drama was filmed a while ago so I was surprised there’s no news of it until the Untamed stirred the pot of popularity for Xiao Zhan. HA!

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First Impression: What do you think of Bai Lu and Xing Zhao Lin’s Lucky’s First Love?

I think the last modern drama I watched was…Li Ying’s Our Glamorous Time and even then I couldn’t finish. Lol. Xing Zhao Lin is steadily making modern dramas his playground; he has starred with most of the younger generation actresses. xD Lucky’s First Love started airing yesterday! Let’s see how Bai Lu make her arrogant boss fall in love!

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Jing Tian and Zhang Bin Bin pair up for fantasy drama Si Teng

Si Teng (司藤) is based on the novel of the same name written by Wei Yu and stars Jing Tian and Zhang Bin Bin as leads. Finally, I see Vin with a different actress! Lol! I’m reading reviews and the novel sounds morbidly comical at times. Our female lead is a demon girl (original form is some type of tree) who is killed by a group of Taoists during the republican years in Shanghai. She’s resurrected by a drop of blood from our male lead 70 years later. How so you asked? Our male lead is pretty perfect in description (rich, handsome) except he’s rather unlucky in love. He’s with his fiancée when their car swerves and he falls off a cliff and his heart is pierced by a branch. His body hangs like that for days. His drop of blood revives our female lead and he also in turn is resurrected by her demonic energy, making them both half-this/half-that, and he is dependent on her energy to live. Here comes the fun part because she slaves him around while she’s bent on revenge against the group of Taoists. But….they are mostly dead 70 years later. Lol. The romance is not heavily played out and it’s more like a journey to uncover the secrets behind their identities.

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Cdrama Updates: My Girlfriend, The Locked Room, Midsummer is Full of Hearts, Storm Eye

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