Republican spy drama The Rebel (叛逆者) with Zhu Yi Long and Tong Yao is based on the novel of the same name written by Bi Yu, following our hero’s journey from a young student into a man who makes many contributions to the Communist Party. I don’t get excited for republican dramas these days….. I just wish ZYL and team the best because they did poured hard work into this project and while this drama may not be my cup of tea, it will be up many others’ alley!
Get Married or Not (谁说我结不了婚) is a modern drama said to be inspired by 2016 Japanese drama It’s Not That I Can’t Marry, But I Don’t Want To dealing with the topic of marriage and age and how our female lead and her friends are pressured and questioned by society on why they are not married in their 30s. YES! Why! Why! Why! Us girls get hit hard and I’m hearing that question so often now that I’m also in my 30s. Why can’t I go at my own pace, leave me be!
Palace drama Ru Yi’s Royal Love In The Palace (如懿传) is adapted from the novel written by Liu Lian Zi, following the marriage between Qianlong Emperor (Wallace Huo) and Ulanara (Zhou Xun), the Step Empress during the Qing dynasty. I honestly don’t think this is my type of story; countless number of scheming ladies conspiring for and against each other. Lol. The new batch of stills only consists of half of the ladies thrown in the pitting box to fight for Qianlong’s affections. One hell of a lucky role for any male actor.
And it has whopping 90 episodes! I CANNOT. YOU. 1#***3%@#!#@!~~~!!!
There is just about zero tension when supposedly game-changing, top-secret intel is transmitted to both the Japanese and Chinese. Still, the aftermath of Yan Zhi’s involvement forces her to choose between loyalty to her best friend and loyalty to her country.
Our heroine lives a life of privilege: a perfect upper class lady who has the deathly combination of looks, brains, and background. Yan Zhi has no desire to be an agent, despite wanting to be challenged intellectually, but after this little incident, she has little choice. So begins our rookie agent’s journey.