A League of Nobleman is adapted from the novel 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.
Began airing 1/30~
P.S: It is NOT a BL drama. The author tagged the novel as non-romance. Also, the drama screenwriter changed a lot of stuff so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The Last Immortal (Shen Yin, 神隐) is adapted from the novel written by Xing Ling. It’s the sequel to Ancient Love Poetry with Xu Kai and Zhou Dong Yu. Male lead, Yuan Qi (Wang An Yu) is their son. Our heroine, A Yin (Zhao Lu Si), has reincarnated for the 27th time. Each time she dies, she would remember all her past lives and stew about her early-death fate in each reincarnation. Upon reaching the Nai He Bridge to get justice for her constant bad luck, she’s told there are two possible explanations: 1) She has offended a big figure in the God Realm, or 2) She’s the Big Figure herself.
I haven’t had time to check out the novel so… if you know spoilers, let me know. hehe.
Filming began in December 2022.
Wulin Heroes (武林有侠气) is adapted from the novel written by Bai Ze.
YouKu describes the story: Ye Xi, a kindhearted woman determined to become a martial arts hero, had fantasies about the martial arts world and true love when she first entered this world. She kept fighting for the weak against the strong, yet she didn’t know that human beings could be evil and was repeatedly exploited, cheated and betrayed. She was even betrayed by the “kind martial arts master” who she had thought she could rely on. Her reputation was ruined and someone attempted to murder her for a few times. However, despite those heavy setbacks, Ye Xi remained true to her original aspiration and believed that good would always prevail over evil. She tried her best to reveal the truth and clear her name. During this time, Bai Yue, a miracle-working doctor saved her many times and was always by her side. Ye Xi also grew up, became stronger and more confident and learned what real love and martial arts spirit truly are. With Bai Yue’s help, Ye Xi wiped out the evil people who framed her and became a true hero.
What drama started at the end of 2022 and ended at the start of 2023 that has taken the drama community by storm?
One of our AVV community member, wuxiadrama_lover, shares her thoughts with us!
We also have the Special episode subbed and OST!
Synopsis per Tencent: It tells a story about Shen Miao, the daughter of the wealthiest man in yangzhou city. Although, she has Wealth and has a beautiful appearance, no one wants dared to marry her because she is considered to bring misfortune to her future husband, after her two ex -husbands ran away before the marriage. Later, Shen Miao meets a talented young scholar named, Pei Yan Zhen and the two begin their fantastic love story. [It’s adapted from the novel written by Dian Xian.]
The story sounds almost identical to A Girl Like Me with Guan Xiao Tong and Hou Ming Hao.
The Silence of the Monster (孤独的野兽) is a modern drama following four individuals as they come out of their shelves and learn to heal.
Synopsis from Viki: He Chu Feng (Bi Wen Jun) and Luo Bin (Zhu Zheng Ting) are the two oddball operators of Monster Vintage, a notable antique store. They live in the same house together, with only a large cat for company, and have become accustomed to each other’s bizarre quirks, although their respective love lives are nothing to write home about! He Chu Feng is a man of mystery, and is the store’s locksmith extraordinaire – able to open any lock imaginable on a range of antique pieces. And Luo Bin is the master appraiser of the duo – a man capable of assessing an antique’s worth in mere seconds.
But their lives are about to turn upside down when two women enter the fray. First comes a trainee lawyer named Sui Yi (Sun Yi Han). The duo agrees to let them live with her, forcing them into an unfamiliar routine of housework – but also sparking a somewhat unconventional fledgling romance between the positive and personable Sui Yi and the ever-enigmatic He Chu Feng. Then, an ace auctioneer named Fang Qi (Zhang Bai Jia) comes to seek help from the housemates. She has suffered an injury and needs assistance – and it’s love at first sight for Luo Bin the moment he sets eyes on her. Can romance really blow a fresh wind through this antiques emporium?
For a drama title that reminds me of The Silence of the Lamb, I expected something darker? Lol.
Song of the Moon (月歌行) is adapted from the novel written by Shu Ke. I wrote about the novel previously here. And this is the synopsis from Qiyi: Young girl Liuzue (played by Xu Lu) exchanged her life’s fate for the pleasure of being with a mysterious man for three days, and since then, she has gone through a lot of ups and downs, and a rocky relationship. In order to safeguard the life of the people, to protect their loved ones, they have gone through a lot of hardships and difficulties, devoting their lives to bear the promise of the gentleman. Can they break through their destiny and change the ending?
Hoping its a decent drama for these two! They need a hit!