So sudden. Came home from work and heard/read my friend scream-text that her love (XZ) is returning to screen. Lol.
Ace Troops (王牌部队) is your men-and-women-in-uniform drama to end the year with. There’s a love triangle with Huang Jing Yu, Xiao Zhan, and Zhong Chu Xi, but it is resolved eventually, with each of them finding their love and responsibilities in the army, while striving to create a better team.
Adapted from the novel written by Zhe Zhi Ma Yi, so it’s not a remake of hit Korean TV series, Descendants of the Sun.
Qiyi describes the story:
A romantic army story that tells about how Liang Mu Ze, the most promising major in the G Zone Special Forces, and a foreign medical corps doctor, Xia Chu, met in the line of duty, developed an understanding for each other, fell in love, overcame a terrorist kidnapping, thwarted a criminal syndicate bent on stealing military secrets, and finally wiping out the criminal forces, thus fulfilling their duty as soldiers and protecting their loved ones.
Previously known as We Are Young, Something Just Like This (青春创世纪) is a modern drama starring Wu Jin Yan and Huang Jing Yu. Our heroine’s parents filed for divorce when she was a child and she was sent to live with their friend (like foster parents?), where she befriends our male lead (the son). The two kids with completely different personality bond over the course of their childhood. As an adult, she gets a job at an e-commerce company and he deems it as the next economic investment and buys it, becoming her boss. They both slowly recognize how complex the work is by overcoming difficulties and challenges, together and separately.
Here’s a long compilation of teasers and trailers released at various events this past week such as the iQiYi iJoy and Tencent video conference. Sorry, I can’t physically make 20+ separate posts for each of them. I think I have written about the majority before so it’s nothing new. Just a peek from different online platforms for what’s coming up next for them.
I did not expect that in my lifetime there would be a global pandemic happening. It is – still is, very tough. Working in a major hospital, I was very fortunate to have a job through Covid but there were definitely some selfish moments where I just wanted to stay home and stay away from the hospital, where protocols and procedures keep changing every single day as we learned more things about the virus. Colleagues falling sick and hospital dispatching some of us to different areas, sometimes unrelated to our job; some smaller hospitals were sending my co-workers to work at the morgue. >.<”
I don’t know what to expect from these dramas but maybe all we need is a little thing called hope to keep us moving forward. Having this blog and some of you guys to chat with has always been the anchor of my sanity. So thank-you for that! Stay healthy, stay informed, stay connected, and stay calm! We are in this together.
Love Designer (幸福触手可及) is a modern drama adapted from the novel written by Ai Xiao Tu featuring the constant snarkings between our fashion designer female lead and e-commerce company leader male lead. They are caught in a lawsuit and must now work together to get out unscathed.