Allen Ren Jia Lun, you lucky duck. I thought this drama already aired. NOT. Lol. Who would have thought his first drama was three years ago and he was cast as the leading male in his first role? Along with a handful of recognizable faces in today’s news such as Andy Chen Yi, Jiao Jun Yan, Han Qing Zi, and Li Ruo Jia. Detective Dee (通天狄仁杰), like the name suggests, is a period detective series set during rule of Emperor Gaozong of Tang (how fitting of a period for Allen!) led by a very green rookie actor. Do you see his potentials then?
Not stopping to let her hair grow out because frankly, she rocks the short cut like she’s the original, Jiao Jun Yan is back into action with a new drama called Caught In The Heartbeat (超感) with Wei Da Xun (Shuttle Love Millennium). The story follows young and promising man Tang Yi Xiu (Wei Da Xun) who embarks on a journey to become a policeman and meets our heroine Shi Gu Jing (Jiao Jun Yan), a woman who hailed from a family of officers but was in an accident overseas which puts her in a coma. She eventually wakes up without any recollection about the accident. She meets the hero, both joining the police force, fighting injustice while trying to uncover the secrets behind her accident.
Beauty And The Beast was a let down on my end, didn’t feel the magical sweep of the romance, top-notch graphics and animation though, and I do love the bantering of the various house objects – they, to me, brought magic to the film. On the other hand, Kong: Skull Island was an unexpected enjoyment. I came for Tom Hiddleston but stayed for Kong; what a surprising twist to put us humans as the bad guys. What I also didn’t anticipate was the beauty-and-the-beast element placed at the end. I swooned. Was surprised to see Jing Tian in the movie…..who was absolutely disposable for all points and purposes. Lol. And you know I adore her but here, she was just there.
Solaso Bistro (问题餐厅) is the remake of Japanese drama, A Restaurant with Many Problems (Mondai no Aru Restaurant, 问题のあるレストラン). The original drama follows our heroine who is fed up with the sexist world of the kitchen and restaurant and opens up her own restaurant….on a rooftop. Working with her are five women and one gay guy, all bringing their own flavor to the new melting pot, causing numerous conflicts and fights. Jiao Jun Yan is the head female of the problematic restaurant. She’s still proudly sporting the clean boy cut, and dare I say, she’s wicked handsome. Girl crush material right here!
Instead of a trailer we have a song by singer Chen Li from the OST. Very soothing. If you miss little A Li, he’s in here too. 😀