I was preparing for bed until I saw the onslaught of updates on news sites. Turns out it’s Qixi Festival aka Chinese Valentine’s Day! Drama productions release new stills to celebrate the annual meeting of two (tragic) lovers, the tale of Zhi Nu and Niu Lang’s forbidden love as the cowherd and weaver girl in Chinese mythology. I’m sure we have at least watched one adaptation of this story.
You might drown in the stills so I focus mostly on ancient dramas….for now. Lol.
Nowadays when I open any news sites, I literally gulp at the amount of news coverage. China is humongous, tv and film productions roll in and out all day every day. How to cover them all…. *goes to work*
The Brightest Star in the Sky (夜空中最闪亮的星) is an upcoming modern drama about the entertainment industry, led by Huang Zi Tao and Janice Wu Qian. It’s essentially a love story between the assistant and the star, how they grow to understand and guide each other toward their dream. 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. Janice can’t escape the EXO boys, for real! Lol. Tao will also be writing the songs featured in the drama, double working as an actor and song-writer.
Another young coupling. Janice Wu Qian (Fighter of the Destiny) and Zheng Ye Cheng (Hua Jiang Hu Zhi Bu Liang Ren) pair up for upcoming period drama called An Oriental Odyssey (盛唐幻夜) about solving cases, making friends, and saving the world? All the good things youngsters do back then before violent video games were invented. Lol! (Sorry, gotta jab at my brothers here!)
It’s Tong Hua, tear-jerking goodbyes is a norm. Lol. One moment, there’s no promo, and now we have promos every day. Adapted from her novel, Once Promised (上古情歌), A Life Time Love will join the June ratings competition on June 12th, featuring Huang Xiao Ming, Victoria Song, Peter Sheng Yi Lun, Janice Wu Qian, and Luo Yun Xi.
It’s interesting how little promotion this drama has gotten, it has a pretty cast and a popular author (Tong Hua) behind it. A Life Time Love (上古情歌) is an ancient drama adapted from Tong Hua’s novel, Once Promised (曾许诺), starring Huang Xiao Ming and Victoria Song as leads. All the sleeper dramas are coming out in June. What the KRAP!