A proper trailer is released and we see Huang Zi Tao exploding with the air of a pompous singer while having the most adorable assistant to put him in his place, played by the lovely Janice Wu Qian. Tao plays an arrogant, unruly idol singer who’s hard to manage and Janice plays his assistant, and it’s her mission to transform his unmanageable personality, correcting his shortcomings and making him a true star. Continue reading →
Will you just look at that. Kaboom and The Negotiator is gonna air in four days on 2/4 with 42 episodes. Like many others, I’m very curious to see if romantic sparks will translate between Yang Mi and Huang Zi Tao.
Yan Shi Fan (艳势番) is the novel-to-drama adaptation of a novel written by Han Lu. The story takes place at the end of the Qing Dynasty and beginning of the Republic of China, following a bunch of youths in a time of turbulence, power struggles, and nation’s pride. Huang Zi Tao and Jackson Yi play dual lead roles; Huang Zi Tao plays Chong Li Ming, a leader to one of Eight Banners aka elite forces of the Qing military. But his other identity is leader to a special royal organization (assassination group), Yan Shi Fan, which protects the nation. Despite A Yi (Jackson Yi)’s humbling background, he encourages the boy to join. A Yi is described as beautiful, quiet, and cruel, with potentials to become a killing machine. A profound friendship develops among the men (yes there are a group of pretty boys!) as they go through difficulties and challenges, realizing their ideals and desire to protect their homeland, and joining the revolution.
The other boys include Yu Meng Long, and Wang Rui Chang. It’s a male-centric drama so Hu Bing Qing‘s screen time is limited.
Happy friday drifters of dramaland. This kappy got a new job! Starting work next monday. This past week was supposed to be my vacation week but the migration to a new home took a handful of my hair away…. Lol. Life… is never the way you planned it out.