Fake Princess (山寨小萌主) is based on the novel written by Shui Sheng. It stars Li Kai Xin and Zhao Yi Qin as the main leads. She’s a rich miss who decides to wander jianghu and becomes a bandit in the mountains. LOL. She meets Crown Prince played by Zhao Yi Qin and headbutts with him. For a chest of gold, she decides to marry him. But everything is meant to be fake (??) but our Crown Prince has no idea he has met his life’s nemesis. The heroine’s journey of taming the arrogant Crown Prince begins! She’s described as a wild kitten into a powerful leopard. Meow!
Based on the novel written by Zhu Yi, The Best of You In My Mind (全世界最好的你) is a modern romance starring Song Yi Ren and Zhang Yao as the leads. The story follows their childhood well into their adulthood. She’s a blunt girl from a broken family and he’s an arrogant archer, both meeting again in college. He nurses a love for her for years while she remains oblivious to his feelings until that night where she is drunk and her antics prompt her to look at her own feelings differently.
I don’t know about you guys but the wing flaps above really promote social distancing, atm. XD FYI.
Previously known as Held In the Lonely Castle, Serenade of Peaceful Joy (清平乐) is the new English title, and the historical drama stars Wang Kai and Jiang Shu Ying. It’s based on the novel written by Milan Lady and follows the life of Emperor Renzong of Song, played by Wang Kai, as he discovers an ultimate secret to his birth. He learns that his mother is the Empress Dowager’s maidservant. To repay his family out of filial piety, he marries his beloved daughter, played by Ren Min, to the Li’s descendant Li Wei. But the marriage is nothing picture-perfect and our outspoken princess falls in love with her eunuch. She eventually runs back to the palace with him and her action causes an uproar in the government, forcing her father, the Emperor into a catch 22 – does he want to fight for her happiness, or does he want to stabilize the government?
Begins airing on 4/6!
Adapted from the novel Rock Sugar And Pear Stew written by Jiu Xiao Qi, Skate Into Love features an adorable romance between two people who are fated to meet again chasing after their dreams on ice. When they were little, our heroine constantly teased our timid and quiet hero. They meet again during college and the table has turned. He’s now a popular hockey player while she’s bumbling along. He’s on a mission for payback but proximity to her sparks a different kind of feeling and in return, he helps her discover her passion for speed-skating again.
Airing 3/19! This looks wicked adorable and I have faith in the leads!
The Killing of Three Thousands Crows (三千鸦杀) is adapted from the novel by Shi Si Lang and stars Zheng Ye Cheng and Zhao Lu Si in a romance that started ten lifetimes ago. She’s the princess of a fallen nation, The Great Yan. To save her own people from enslavement, she vows to find the magical lamp. During her search, she hides out at Xiang Qu Mountain and works there as a servant under the constant teasing of our male lead. Our hero turns out to be the lamp wick to the magical lamp. When the lamp is lit, he will disappear. At the same time, the person who lights the lamp will also be sacrificed! This is an interesting twist. So they are both dead? Lol. I can’t tell you more than that….won’t be fun for your journey. xD
Begins airing today 3/19!
My first version of this story by Gu Long was the Taiwanese version with Jimmy Lin and Alec Su, followed by the TVB version with Tony Leung and Hugo Ng, then HK version with Dicky Cheung and Nicholas Tse. In all the versions, the mischievous brother (to be played by Chen Zhe Yuan) who was raised up by a group of villains is almost always the reason to continue watching. He’s unconventional, a prankster, and has tricks up his butt-hole. Lol. The newer version seems to favor the other twin more (played by Hu Yi Tian, he’s the more popular actor of the two), who was raised in a female-only palace, by a cold lady conspiring to see the brothers at each other’s throats. Why? Because their father rejected her and eloped with one of her slave girls! And this is her revenge plan.
The drama will air on CCTV, Qiyi, and Netflix, starting 1/16.
Another wuxia remake is here! I have watched two adaptations before, not sure I’ll be tuning in for this one.
To air on 1/16!