Oopsie, another danmei novel turned drama and became a bromance drama instead. Winter Begonia (鬓边不是海棠红) is adapted from the novel written by Shui Ru Tian Er about the love story between a patriotic businessman and a talented opera performer, but in the drama version, they are close friends. Huang Xiao Ming plays the savvy businessman and Yin Zheng plays the opera performer, with Charmaine Sheh in the role of Ming’s wife. With the Japanese invasion in 1937, people from various arts and backgrounds gather together to protect the country and preserve the growing of arts.
How’s your New Year so far folks? I’m gonna party all weekend with family and friends. It’s a long weekend for me too since I don’t have work on Monday! YESHHH BABY!! I only managed to compile a few TV stations down below. I’ll try to update more when I’m sober? ^_^
Unrelated to the prequel that left fans with many sleepless nights, would Season 2 have the same effect? Nirvana In Fire 2 stars Liu Hao Ran, Huang Xiao Ming, Tong Li Ya, and Zhang Hui Wen. It airs Mon-Wed, 2 episodes per day, totaling 50 episodes. First night’s ratings aren’t very well-received on two tv stations (0.263% & 0.271%). Let’s hope the number rise in the days ahead.
Another big December drama is definitely Nirvana In Fire 2. Set years after the prequel, Nirvana In Fire 2: The Wind Blows in Chang Lin (琅琊榜之风起长林) has a different story and pretty much unrelated to the first part. The story follows elder bro Huang Xiao Ming, general Xiao Ping Zhang of the Liang Dynasty, who is in charge of guarding the border but is severely wounded and eventually poisoned, which sets Little Bro Liu Hao Ran on a journey to uncover the 30-years old conspiracy/revenge pan, led by Guo Jing Fei.