A Robot in the Orange Orchard (你好呀我的橘子恋人) is the drama remake of Korean drama I’m Not A Robot with Yoo Seung Ho and Chae Soo Bin released in 2017.
Youku describes the plot: Lu Kun, chairman of the ’emu’ technology company, suffers from a rare illness. When he touches a person, he suffers an allergic reaction. It happened that genius Dr. Bo Yang secretly created the intelligent companion robot “Friday”. At the last minute, Dr. Fu Yang was forced to hire his former assistant Yang Shan Shan to replace “Friday”. Because Yang Shan Shan played “Friday”, Lu Kun had an infinite sense of security. He found that as long as “Friday” is present, he can come into contact with humans and no longer be allergic. This discovery made him even more inseparable from “Friday”. Lu Kun’s warmth and innocence and love for “Friday” gradually broke Yang Shan Shan’s heart. Knowing that deception may cause Lu Kun’s illness to worsen or even die, Yang Shan Shan had to bury the truth about not being a robot.
Lu Kun’s rival, Li Jing Cheng, secretly investigated and discovered that Lu Kun was secretly working on a robotics project. Li Jing Cheng also found out about “Friday”. At the same time, the truth about the car accident more than ten years resurfaced.
The Dark Lord (夜天子) is upcoming drama adaptation of a novel written by Yue Guan starring Joe Xu and Song Zu Er. Joe plays a prison guard, a title/job which is passed down in his family. He has an elder twin brother too but the man is too timid and kind to work as a prison guard, hence little brother who’s sharper and smarter took on the job. He’s asked by a high-ranked official (who’s on death roll) to deliver a will back to his hometown. The official only has one daughter (our heroine, I suppose?) with a mistress and hopes she’s well-off to get married. The job is of utmost importance because he goes as far as cursing our hero if he doesn’t fulfill his dying wishes. Sure enough, our hero meets his daughter who’s kicked out of the main house by the main wife. When she’s caught with our hero alone, main wife has an excuse to label her misconduct in public, hoping to secure the inheritance to herself. Our hero narrowly escapes the inheritance fight and is caught in another ploy, coerced into playing a magistrate for selfish means, which leads to his ascension in the ladder of politics.
Stills, press conference, BTS, and a trailer! Quite a few goodies for the upcoming novel-to-drama adaptation of The Dark Lord (夜天子) written by Yue Guan. I’m late into the game cause I’ve been trying to read the novel every night and fell asleep after a few paragraphs….then proceeded to not remember what I read. Lol. It falls under the ancient comedy category and features Xu Hai Qiao (Lost Love In Times) and Song Zu Er (Boyhood) as leads.