Sorry for the lack of updates these past two weeks. Was sick like a dog. =/
Back From the Brink (护心) is adapted from the novel Heart Protection written by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang. The story follows our female lead, who was supposed to die long ago but was saved thanks to the “heart protection” scales (I don’t know how to translate that, Lol) and energy pearl from an ancient dragon demon. She’s then luckily accepted as a disciple at Chen Xing Mountain under her shifu – Daoist Priest, Ling Xiao, to cultivate. However, she stirs up some troubles and is then expelled from the sect (the beginning of the novel). Looks like there’s some feelings between disciple and shifu too. Now without a home, our female wanders jianghu and is kidnapped to be someone’s bride. That someone is the ancient dragon demon whose body was dismembered by his previous lover (oucchhh!). He immediately recognizes his important jewels in her body. He pleads for her help and she reluctantly gives in, and together, they travel around to look for his body parts, hoping to make it whole again before the big day comes – a war between the immortals and demons (and a revenge!). What will happen if the return of his whole body means taking away the things keeping her alive?
Everlasting Longing / Xiang Si Ling (相思令) is adapted from the novel written by Xi Juan.
Our female lead comes from a well-off business family, she has two roles. Inside the house, she’s the beautiful and smart oldest daughter. Outside the house, she’s the talented illegitimate “son” whose skills in weapon design and business lead her to befriend many people. At the age of twenty, she’s kidnapped and brought to Bei Xuan by our male lead – God of War of Bei Xuan. He kidnapped her for her talents in weapon design and DID NOT KNOW “HE” WAS A SHE. Lol. He’s also looking to investigate the death of his father. In Bei Xuan, our heroine’s framed for being a spy and lives a rough life. Five years later, she is able to escape just to come home and find her brother-in-law colluding with outsiders to steal the family wealth. Reviving the family business becomes her ultimate goal.
Till The End of The Moon (长月无烬) is adapted from the novel Black Moonlight Holds the BE Script written by Teng Luo Wei Zhi. The novel opens up with our female lead, Li Su Su (Bai Lu) tumbling through time – 500 years into the past, a time where demons haven’t controlled the Earth/realms yet. She makes an agreement with the soul of her new body, Ye Xi Wu, to save the her family from the evil thing. Ye Xi Wu is the third daughter of General Ye who is recently married to the future demon lord, Tan Tai Jin (Luo Yun Xi). For now, Tan Tai Jin is a mere hostage prince, taken to the Great Xia Empire at the tender age of six and is hated/mistreated by everyone. HOHOHO, is this not my favorite trope or what. Lol. xD Our female lead is from the future, daughter of No. 1 Immortal Sect. The demon lord wrecks havoc and rules over the realm in the present, killing and annihilating every sect, burying them in the infamous Thousand Immortals Tomb. In the present time, Su Su had one encounter with Demon Lord and he spared her life, and she’s then chosen to travel back in time and prevent all the misery from happening by removing the evil bone in his body and only then can he be killed. Who would have thought, spending time with the young him would draw out forbidden feelings, complicating her mission and compromising her heart.
Woohoo! I’m excited for this! Maybe this will be the drama that gets me out of my drama slump. I also realized I haven’t watched Bai Lu in anything before, mostly followed her BTS and variety shows. I love her visual and personality. As for Yun Xi, ain’t he the most beautiful demon who spends a fortune on hair and hair accessory/products in the trailers? 😛
Romance of a Twin Flower (春闺梦里人) is adapted from the novel written by Bai Lu Cheng Shuang. In the original novel, our female is a modern working woman who finds herself as one of the villains in the book she’s reading: abandoned-main-wife-turned-evil of a domineering marquis. In the drama, they changed that part and made her a twin who loses her memory and replaces her twin sister in the manor with the same marquis. She has exceptional business skills and resolves many crisis for the family, earning the love of the arrogant man of the house eventually.
A League of Nobleman is adapted from the novel written by Da Feng Gua Guo, starring Boran Jing and Song Wei Long. It is an ancient detective novel, many calling it similar to Sherlock. One of our leads is Zhang Ping (Song Wei Long), a poor scholar who becomes a successful candidate in the imperial examination and later designated as a country magistrate. Due to his sharp observational skills, he solves many murder cases and eventually appoints a prime minister. During his journey to the capital to take the imperial exam, he meets our other male lead, an elegant Minister of Rites (Boran Jing) and saves his life. From then on, two people with different backgrounds join hands and go through many life-and-death situations together.
Began airing 1/30~
P.S: It is NOT a BL drama. The author tagged the novel as non-romance. Also, the drama screenwriter changed a lot of stuff so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The Last Immortal (Shen Yin, 神隐) is adapted from the novel written by Xing Ling. It’s the sequel to Ancient Love Poetry with Xu Kai and Zhou Dong Yu. Male lead, Yuan Qi (Wang An Yu) is their son. Our heroine, A Yin (Zhao Lu Si), has reincarnated for the 27th time. Each time she dies, she would remember all her past lives and stew about her early-death fate in each reincarnation. Upon reaching the Nai He Bridge to get justice for her constant bad luck, she’s told there are two possible explanations: 1) She has offended a big figure in the God Realm, or 2) She’s the Big Figure herself.
I haven’t had time to check out the novel so… if you know spoilers, let me know. hehe.
Wulin Heroes (武林有侠气) is adapted from the novel written by Bai Ze.
YouKu describes the story: Ye Xi, a kindhearted woman determined to become a martial arts hero, had fantasies about the martial arts world and true love when she first entered this world. She kept fighting for the weak against the strong, yet she didn’t know that human beings could be evil and was repeatedly exploited, cheated and betrayed. She was even betrayed by the “kind martial arts master” who she had thought she could rely on. Her reputation was ruined and someone attempted to murder her for a few times. However, despite those heavy setbacks, Ye Xi remained true to her original aspiration and believed that good would always prevail over evil. She tried her best to reveal the truth and clear her name. During this time, Bai Yue, a miracle-working doctor saved her many times and was always by her side. Ye Xi also grew up, became stronger and more confident and learned what real love and martial arts spirit truly are. With Bai Yue’s help, Ye Xi wiped out the evil people who framed her and became a true hero.