Jiu Liu Overlord (九流霸主) is an upcoming period drama starring Bai Lu and Lai Yi. The story takes place during the Tang dynasty and our heroine is street-smart trader, the leader of the Longzhu gang. Our hero on the other hand is a business tycoon/silk merchant in the city to showcase his fine garments. The two people of different backgrounds and social classes are forced to work together when a golden thread goes missing. As they work together, she learns the ways of trading from him, and he gets rids of his prejudices against the lower class. However, his secret identity is revealed – a prince! To protect the common people and the person he loves, he returns to the palace. Our heroine follows along, to give the higher up folks a piece of her mind.
Love In Flames of War (良辰好景知几何) is a republican drama based on the novel of the same name written by Ling Xi.
GAH. I’m so torn. Mr. SunShine is back but I’m not fond of republican dramas at all. I feel like they start to look and feel the same after a few episodes. The novel sounds coo-coo for coo-coo birds too! The male lead is described as a young marshal who is possessive and cruel, and even forcibly “takes” her, so she hates his guts. Now I’m eyeing that word in quotes questioningly because if it’s the R, then I’m out. She’s a fallen miss and meets our male lead when she was 15, and when she was 19, he shot her first love and killed him…. Ahum, I believe they will change a lot of things to make the drama less disturbing for public viewing and more melodramatic for their tagline of “heart-wrenching romance.” As for Chen Du Ling….she hasn’t impressed me as an actress and the stills do not lift that skepticism – she has the exact same expression in all her pictures. XD
First peek at Yang Yang’s upcoming novel-to-drama adaptation of the popular work The King’s Avatar (全职高手) written by Butterfly Blue is out! Looks very similar in style to Just One Smile is Very Alluring, with the boys strutting together in unified arrogance. Lol. From the smiles, the whole experience is pretty unique in the modern filming realm.
The official and complete (and I mean there are no more sources of airing this show) end is here!! I’m not sure whether to be excited or saddened by the fact that there will not be anymore Wu Ji, Yuan Bao (IMOmusing’s personal favourite) or Zong Yue (Enid Bee’s absolute favourite) to look forward to at the beginning of the week anymore.
In last week’s recap, we posted our initial ‘summaries’ to last 2 episodes. This post will be the ‘official’ recap after having watched the subtitled episodes. We’ll also be sharing our favourite moments and gifs.