Mysterious Lotus Casebook (莲花楼) is adapted from the novel written by Teng Ping. It follows the story of a popular doctor in the pugilistic world, Li Lian Hua (Cheng Yi), who in reality has no medical skills. Lol. What initially happened was he stumbled upon two people buried alive (still alive) and news spread that he was able to raise them from the dead. So who is Li Lian Hua really? Ten years ago, he was Li Xiang Yi, the famous Sect Leader of a righteous sect, who disappeared and assumed dead after a fierce battle with his arch enemy from the evil sects, Di Fei Sheng (Xiao Shun Yao). Xiang Yi was poisoned by his own people and fell into the ocean, disappearing on the face of earth. Now he travels around jianghu with a new name/persona, being pulled in by every murder possible and trying to solve them. Zeng Shun Xi plays a young aspiring hero, Lian Hua’s best friend, who is also the biggest fanboy of Li Xiang Yi but he of course doesn’t know Lian Hua is Xiang Yi. Di Fei Sheng eventually comes out of his hiatus as well and is the first person to recognize that the stingy and money-loving fake doc is actually the high and almighty Li Xiang Yi!
The three boys forge a friendship unlike any other. This sounds wicked adorable!
Oh man, even with your eyes closed, you can still step on a contract marriage in dramaland. Lol. Time Flies and You Are Here (雁归西窗月) is an upcoming period romcom with Zeng Shun Xi and Liang Jie. Our heroine is an ordinary girl who yearns for an education and our hero is one who needs to keep his image of an incompetent and lazy Prince. She offends him in one encounter, which leads to a set-up, forcing the two into a contract marriage. And of course, like always, they go through many ups and downs to harvest a love story.
The Lost Tomb: Ultimate Note (终极笔记) is an adaptation of the 5th, 6th and 7th book of The Lost Tomb series as the trio of good friends tumble upon a mysterious lake with a big secret simmering underneath.
Honestly, I have lost track of all the adaptations in this franchise. Lol.
Rebirth For You (慕南枝) is adapted from the novel written by Zhi Zhi. In the novel, our female lead gets a rebirth and retains all the memories from her previous life; she was an Empress. Our hero was an official/general who admired her from far away. After rebirth, he’s determined to fight and win her to his side. After she was reborn, she relies on her own strengths and intelligence to balance the different parties in the palace. She’s also determined to help her husband/male lead rise to power as a capable Emperor in a prosperous era.
Well, not sure how much of the rebirth storyline they are gonna keep but being reborn definitely has its perks!