Liu Yi Fei and Chen Xiao begin filming for historical drama Meng Hua Lu

Meng Hua Lu (汴京梦华图) has quietly begun filming on 2/17. The story follows our heroine as she works her way to make a career for herself during the Song Dynasty. Our heroine is a tea house owner waiting for her fiancé to pass the imperial examination. When he does pass it, he breaks the engagement (what a jerk!) Unwilling to accept such fate, she travels to the capitol to seek justice. Along her journey, she saves and makes friends with two women. Both have miserable life and marriages – one is tricked into marriage and is being treated unkindly, the other is stuck in an unhappy marriage and wants to commit suicide to end it all. When her ex-fiancé learns that she’s coming, he uses various methods to kick her out. But the three friends are not going anywhere despite the obstacles and challenges they face as women during the time. From a small tea house, their business grows into the most well-known restaurant of Biàn Jīng (Today’s Kai Feng). Hmmm, where does Chen Xiao fit in here? At least, he gets to romance another Little Dragon Girl. 😉

Other cast members include Lin Yun, Liu Yan, and Wang Yan Lin. I’m sure Wang Yan Lin is gonna play the jerk fiancé already. LOL.

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Symphony’s Romance with Lin Yun and Zhang Xin Cheng finally gets air date

Nodame Cantabile is a manga by Tomoko Ninomiya and has been adapted as live-action television dramas by Japan (with Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno) and Korea (with Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung). The new English title is Symphony’s Romance with leads in Zhang Xin Cheng of My Huckleberry Friends and Lin Yun of Battle Through The Heaven. I personally haven’t finished either version but have heard of numerous praises for the Japanese version, for capturing and meshing the quirkiness of its characters and classical music seamlessly.

Airing 6/21!

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Cdrama Updates: Sisyphus, The Eight, The Murder in Kairotei, My Girl, Symphony’s Romance

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Beautiful Reborn Flower with Song Wei Long and Lin Yun confirms broadcast in May

From the author An Ni Bao Bei who gave you the movie, Qi Yue and An Sheng aka SoulMate with Sandra Ma and Zhou Dong Yu, Beautiful Reborn Flower is another novel of hers getting adapted for television and Song Wei Long and Lin Yun are the main leads. This time Lin Yun is challenging herself with two roles, one is an introverted writer and the other is a free-spirited woman (pre and post amnesia personalities), while Wei Long finds himself in yet another rebellious role. I don’t think I have to write up the storyline, the english-subbed trailer reveals everything already. Lol.

Airing 5/1! Very little promo….

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Symphony’s Romance: Chinese Remake of Nodame Cantabile with Zhang Xin Cheng and Lin Yun drops new promos

Nodame Cantabile is a manga by Tomoko Ninomiya and has been adapted as live-action television dramas by Japan (with Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno) and Korea (with Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung) and now it’s China’s turn. Used to be called Cantabile Youth (让全世界都听见), the new drama title is now Symphony’s Romance with the leads in Zhang Xin Cheng of My Huckleberry Friends and Lin Yun of Battle Through The Heaven. I personally haven’t finished either version but have heard of numerous praises for the Japanese version, for capturing and meshing the quirkiness of its characters and classical music seamlessly.

Filming has wrapped last year but no air date as of now.

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Cdrama Trailers: iQiyi’s dramas, Hunan’s dramas, My Robot Boyfriend, No Secrets, The Galloped Era

This is gonna be trailers galore folks. I’m serious. Both Qiyi and HNTV had their quarterly event the past two days and had been showing off their next batch of dramas to screen! Plus, just a few more dramas for October ~~

Long gone are the days I can focus on one drama per post. xD

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Zhang Xin Cheng and Lin Yun confirm Chinese Remake of Nodame Cantabile

Read about this and thought it was interesting casting of the week. Nodame Cantabile is a manga by Tomoko Ninomiya and has been adapted as live-action television dramas by Japan (with Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno) and Korea (with Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung) and now it’s China’s turn to dip its toes in the franchise. Now called Cantabile Youth (让全世界都听见), the main leads are Zhang Xin Cheng of My Huckleberry Friends and Lin Yun of Battle Through The Heaven. I personally haven’t finished either version but have heard of numerous praises for the Japanese version, for capturing and meshing the quirkiness of its characters and classical music seamlessly.

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