Sisyphus (在劫难逃) is one of the many mini thriller webdramas created by Qiyi in the past several months. Wang Qian Yuan plays a police officer, however, his life is shattered when his daughter was murdered, forcing him to resign from the force. A new murder case drops evidence that might be related to his daughter’s death and our cop is entangled back into the case with a new villain (Lu Han) in town. Looks like our officer will die too and the selling point is that he wakes up to the day before his death and is stuck in that moment in time, again and again. Interesting.
Cross Fire (穿越火线) is a modern drama about esports featuring two players at different time period meeting and encouraging each other. Lu Han plays captain of a team which has been slowly losing steam over the years and Wu Lei plays a genius in the gaming world while in reality he’s bound to a wheelchair.
Other tidbit: Cross Fire is an online game developed by Smilegate Entertainment for Microsoft Word. A film adaptation is in the making.
Sigh, how come Monday to friday takes so long but Friday to Monday goes by in a flash? My weekend is over and all I did was sleep. Lol. What’s worst is I also lose one hour today! BAHHHHH. But anyway, I digress from the main topic at hand, which is Zhou Dong Yu and Lu Han being rumored for the upcoming film adaptation of Jiu Yue Xi’s novel The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful. It’s described as a dark novel with bullying as the center theme, how teens react to bullying and ignore the bullied. Our stuttered female lead witnesses the bullying of a popular classmate and clams up in fear of being the next target. The bullied girl decides to commit suicide and the investigation forces our heroine to re-evaluate her stance in the vicious cycle and she builds up the courage to expose the truth. However, with courage comes the wrath of the bullies and our female lead seeks the protection from another brave youngster – our male lead. I can see Zhou Dong Yu nailing her role but pretty Lu Han as the protector is an interesting visual…. he’s just too pretty! xD The production is from the same team behind the successful movie Soul Mate which earned both Zhou Dong Yu and Sandra Ma the title of Best Actress at the 53rd Golden Horse Film Awards. Solid work credits!
Just started my official night shift and it’s so weird on the body. I’m usually a night owl but after working the night hours, I just slumped right into bed without brushing my teeth!! (I did floss.) Lol.