Faith Makes Great (理想照耀中国) is an upcoming drama celebrating 100 years of the Communist Party of China, recording the unity and leadership of the Chinese people throughout the years. It consists of 40 mini stories, each one runs for 1 episode, totaling over 100 actors and actresses and 3000+ production crew members.
Court Lady (骊歌行) is an upcoming period drama based on the unfinished novel written by Feng Nong (General and I), who then proceeded to finish the story through this drama script. Interesting. That means there won’t be novel fans cursing at the differences? Lol. The story takes place during the Tang Dynasty and follows the romance between a good-for-nothing spoiled hero and our talented heroine who pushes him out of his lazy chair. Our hero is famous for having no dreams and no ambitions, satisfied with wasting away his father’s money until a chance encounter with the heroine. She likes a man of direction and talents and that shall be his motivation to grow and mature but soon he begins to realize the instability of the Tang Empire, motivating him further. He spurs into action, becoming a military commander to protect the borders and stop illegal smuggling. In the meantime, our heroine works her way up in the palace as a weaver, facing dangers that threaten her and her family.
DT. Appledog’s Time (the drama) is the sequel to 2019’s Go Go Squid with Yang Zi and Li Xian. Both dramas are adapted from Mo Bao Fei Bao’s novels. And from what I know there are three novels in this series; God’s Left Hand, Fish Playing While Trapped in a Secret Room, and Honey Stewed Squid. Hu Yi Tian’s character, Wu Bai, is Han (Li Xian)’s cousin and he first laid eyes on the love of his life in the drama Go Go Squid (might have been different in the novel), but it was played by a different actress. In its own drama version now called DT. Appledog’s Time (亲爱的挚爱), Li Yi Tong will be playing the heroine. Our hero is a popular player of the national robot competition (different topic from the novel).
Loosely touted as the Chinese Version of Gossip Girl, Dear Missy (了不起的女孩) stars Jin Chen and Li Yi Tong as two best friends with polar opposite personalities. During their graduation, their friendship plummeted into the ground. Nine years later, they meet and reconcile again, willing to work together to face life’s lemons and challenges.
Sorry for the lack of updates guys! Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving or week wherever you are. Below are 6 more dramas to add to your list of November premieres. This is not even the end yet… Lol.
My Deepest Dream (乌云遇皎月) is an upcoming modern drama adapted from the sci-fi novel written by Ding Mo starring Li Yi Tong and Jin Han. The storyline is quite complicated so I’ll try to simplify it….I hope. XD Our leads first meet on a cruise and at the time; he was a mathematics graduate, described as wise, clean, and sharp, and she was a web writer. They speak briefly but the conversation is enough for them to feel the attraction. But due to a minor misunderstanding, she leaves the cruise feeling unhappy. A year later, they meet for the second time and now he’s transformed completely, he’s a broody repairman. Though she does not recognize him, he still manages to attract her. What has happened in a span of a year for a man to change that much? They thought leaving the cruise a year ago meant their path has ended, but it’s quite the opposite. Apparently, the cruise they were on had an accident and the people on the cruise went missing for a time period. They were later rescued and compensated by the travel agency but there’s one caveat – the passengers can’t remember what happened during their time on the cruise. (I don’t know what this means?)
So what happened to our male lead during the one year period? His sister was brutally murdered by a serial killer and his mother eventually passed away due to heartache. He leaves everything behind him, armed with a passion to find the killer. He settles down as a repairman as it’s the only place of peace for him. Ah, I think I kinda get the story now. He time-travels to the past to find the killer before he kills his sister. Along the way, he and female lead get involved with many cases. He’s the dark clouds and she’s the bright moon shining over him.
Ok, did I fail? Anyone who has read the novel and has a better understanding of the timeline, feel free to help/correct me. Lol.
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.