Cdramas Updates: Agarwood Like Crumbs, Night Wanderer, The Wind Blows From Long Xi, The Ingenious One, Qiyi’s Upcoming Dramas

Sorry for the lack of updates, so here is a huge batch of news! Productions that are stingy and only released a poster didn’t make it into this post. Lol. 😀

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Cheng Yi and Zhang Yu Xi’s The Promise of Chang’an changes name to Yu Jun Ge ahead of broadcast

Why do these names sound familiar…. Lol.

Can someone save Cheng Yi? He’s been stuck in Chang An since foreeeeveer!

From Meng Xing Chang An/The Promise of Chang’an (梦醒长安), the name has been changed to Yu Jun Ge (与君歌). It is based on the novel written by Zi Fei Hua and follows the story of two sisters, played by Zhang Yu Xi and Xuan Lu, who were ripped apart by politics when they were younger, and reunited on opposing sides as adults. The story is set during the Tang Dynasty under Emperor Wenzong’s rule where powerful eunuchs run the court. He and other government officials plan to get rid of Eunuch Chou Shi Liang (Mickey He) but their plan failed, leading to the execution of prime minister Wang Ya’s family, leaving only two surviving granddaughters. They are separated and raised by different camps, meeting seven years later, when the new Emperor (Cheng Yi) launches the two camps against each other.

Airing 8/8~

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First Trailer and Stills for Agarwood Like Crumbs with Yang Zi and Cheng Yi

The Legend of Chusen‘s Lu Xue Qi and Lin Jing Yu reunited in a new drama, adapted from Su Mo’s novel, Agarwood Like Bread 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.

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Faith Makes Great recruits over 100 actors and actresses to tell its stories

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.

Airing 5/4~

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Cdrama Updates: Youku’s 2021 Press Conference, Cang Lan Jue, The Flaming Heart, The Psychologist, The Story of Xing Fu

A lot of Youku dramas showcased their trailers at the annual press conference!

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Su Mo’s Agarwood Like Crumbs finally confirms female lead Yang Zi, weeks after Cheng Yi’s confirmation

My gut feeling was true after all – something was wrong! When it was announced that Cheng Yi was the male lead weeks ago, I found it odd that we only get confirmation of our male lead and only bad quality unconfirmed pictures of the female lead at the time – Jing Tian. She was rumored for months with Cheng Yi but backed out and those initial photos were costume fitting of another ancient drama. Then just a week ago, Yang Zi‘s name became involved in the drama, with Yang Zi’s fans denying the leaked photos of her costume fitting as photoshop materials and calling out Huan Rui’s bad treatment of Yang Zi, forcing her to pick up this drama. And today, it has been confirmed by Yang Zi’s studio, Huan Rui, and Youku that Yang Zi was the actress they approached first, but she backed out due to scheduling conflict, and now is offered the role again and has accepted the deal.

What a mess huh? In any case, now that the seed has been planted, let’s support the actors and their project. I almost forgot, they were in Legend of Chusen too!

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Long Trailer for South Wind Knows My Mood with Cheng Yi and Zhang Yu Xi

A 9-minute trailer? Why? I will never understand the unnecessary long trailers that reveal everything about the plot. Lol.

Adapted from the novel written by Qi Wei, South Wind Knows My Mood (南风知我意) stars Cheng Yi and Zhang Yu Xi. He is a botanist and she’s a medic, and both join a humanitarian relief effort in search of a special medicinal plant. After many obstacles, they found the plant they needed to create a special medicine. Our male lead returns back home, just to find his half-brother’s plan for turning the medicinal plant into cosmetics for monetary gains. He opposes his brother but a mysterious accident happens at the lab which postpones the production of the medicine and also injures our male lead. Our female lead is in the dark about the whole thing and misunderstands him. Half a year later, after our love birds have experienced disappointment, confusion, and worry, they come back together. As the day of their wedding approaches, our girl discovers alarming clues about her parents’ deaths. Hatred from the previous generation once again challenges their foundation of trust and forgiveness. Our hero does not give up, he fights hard to protect her and uphold their feelings. Finally, the competition between the brothers comes to an end and our leads remain steadfast to each other.

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Cheng Yi and Zhang Yu Xi confirmed modern drama South Wind Knows My Mood

Adapted from the novel written by Qi Wei, South Wind Knows My Mood (南风知我意) stars Cheng Yi and Zhang Yu Xi. He is a botanist and she’s a medic, and both join a humanitarian relief effort in search of a special medicinal plant. After many obstacles, they found the plant they needed to create a special medicine. Our male lead returns back home, just to find his half-brother’s plan for turning the medicinal plant into cosmetics for monetary gains. He opposes his brother but a mysterious accident happens at the lab which postpones the production of the medicine and also injures our male lead. Our female lead is in the dark about the whole thing and misunderstands him. Half a year later, after our love birds have experienced disappointment, confusion, and worry, they come back together. As the day of their wedding approaches, our girl discovers alarming clues about her parents’ deaths. Hatred from the previous generation once again challenges their foundation of trust and forgiveness. Our hero does not give up, he fights hard to protect her and uphold their feelings. Finally, the competition between the brothers comes to an end and our leads remain steadfast to each other.

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