Wow. I can’t believe it’s been two years since the last time I wrote about youth drama, The Left Ear (左耳). As a refresher, it’s adapted from a Chinese novel about teenage love and regrets written by Rao Xue Man. It was adapted before into a movie featuring Yang Yang and Sandra Ma in 2015. The drama version features a wagon of pretty faces and let’s hope for more emotional beats with depth and developments.
In light of the drama version news, I finally sat down to watch Alec Su‘s directorial debut of the movie adaptation and I’m left emotionally unmoved. The plot moved so quickly without a moment for the characters to breathe and for repercussions to sting, leaving me without a connection to the characters. It didn’t help that the characters were pretty unlikable. Lol. I think a drama version would’ve been better road to take. The Left Ear is a Chinese novel about teenage love and regrets written by Rao Xue Man. Our heroine, Li Er, is a 17-year old high-school student with a deaf left ear. She has a crush on the top kid at school and befriends a rebellious bar girl of the same age. Her world takes a turn when the said bar girl is tasked by the boy’s half brother to ruin him. The bar girl accomplishes her mission but at a great price.
Hmm, if none of the 10+ airing dramas this month grab your attention, check this one out, but I can’t guarantee the acting is solid. Lol. It’s an idol drama based on a novel of the same name by Yu Jia. I mentioned The Four Horsemen way back in March and it is finally broadcasting on Qiyi on July 28th, led by Taiwanese actor Andy Chen and a truckload of fresh faces, especially the pretty girls!
I didn’t give them that name, the media has been dubbing that F4 title for a while. The new fantasy drama is produced by IQiyi. I’ve been following this project since last year when I was first introduced to Andy but news coverage is scarce and far between, lacking hype and talk. The Four Horsemen is adapted from a best-selling novel of the same name written by Yu Jia, spanning many volumes. And a vehicle of promotion for many new faces in the industry.