Brotherhood of Blades: Shadow of Mountain and River (绣春刀山河之影) is touted as the drama adaptation of movie Brotherhood of Blades with Sun Yi, Zhang Yun Long, and Chen Ruo Xuan. The story our two male characters. Up first is Zhang Yun Long who comes from a lowly background but due to a confusion, becomes a member of the Imperial Secret Police known as the Embroidered Uniform Guards. On the outside, he appears to be selfish and well-spoken, but deep down he’s honest and treasures brotherhood. Chen Ruo Xuan is an original guard; aloof and lacks good speech (lol). The two meet and are pulled into many cases and hatred that runs deep in the court.
Poor drama, the team is pretty self-aware on weibo, even listing the number of days Tears In Heaven has been shelved (1086 days). The drama is adapted from stepmother Fei Wo Si Cun‘s novel Variety Flowers At Seaside (剧海上繁花). The synopsis I wrote in 2017… Lol: Reporter Du Xiao Su (Li Qin) meets and falls in love with doctor Shao Zhen Rong (Zhang Yun Long), but his mother is passionately against their love. During his medical trip to the mountains, our doctor dies in a mudslide. To forget the pain of his death, our heroine works and works until exhaustion sends her to the hospital. All her suffering is witnessed by Lei Yu Zheng (Shawn Dou) and he silently helps her from the side, which provokes the wrath of our resident second female lead (Wang Rui Zi), who makes our heroine’s life at work harder. More scheming happens to make Yu Zheng’s company fall and with the support of Xiao Su, he makes a comeback and their misunderstanding is eventually cleared up.
Ancient Love Poetry is adapted from the novel Shang Gu (上古) written by Xing Ling starring Zhou Dong Yu and Xu Kai. The story follows one of the four Immortals named Shang Gu who falls into a deep slumber after sacrificing herself in a trial 60,000 years ago. She wakes up with no memories of the past. But someone else hasn’t forgotten about their love, another immortal who waited for her, our male lead played by Xu Kai. Their epic love story undergoes several rounds of life and death (you don’t say).
Head-scratching Synopsis From Wetv: When commoners encounter difficulties, they will pray for Gods, but what if Gods meet obstacles? It tells the deep love and hardship between two of the four true Gods Bai Jue and Shang Gu. With Shang Gu’s growth as basic thread, this magnificent God thrives from humble newbie to the decisive immortal which still couldn’t break the shackle of fate. God lives long and has deep-rooted love. Man would destroy everything for the life of hers, while someone would wait silently for 60 thousand years and finally present her all lives of three realms with his own. Under the broad realm, will she be able to bear this everlasting love that transcends three lives?
It’s been 3 years! War drama, Liang Jian 3 (亮剑3) or Drawing Sword 3, is made to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army, following its prequels Drawing Sword 1 and 2, released in 2005 and 2006 respectively. The new story will feature the patriotism and loyalty of the young generation beginning in 1938 about the Eighth Route Army, while still maintaining the values and meaning the originals evoked. At its center focus, Liang Jian 3 has three heroes for you to root for: Zhang Yun Long, Vengo Gao, and Shawn Wei.
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.
The weekend has started~. Here’s a wrap up of photoshoots of the week. Kappy told me to take over, but what she doesn’t realised is that I’m biased and there are a small handful of people I actually keep up to date on.