Adapted from the novel written by Feng Huo Xi Zhu Hou, wuxia/historical drama Sword Snow Stride (雪中悍刀行) stars Zhang Ruo Yun, Hu Jun, Li Geng Xi, Zhang Tian Ai, Vengo Gao, and Li Chun.
Synopsis written by Amy: The story follows young nobleman, Xu Feng Nian, the eldest son of general Xu Xiao of Northern Liang Dynasty, how he finally became a great weapon under the eager expectation of his father. The road to success was long and grueling, and filled with ruthless murderous intentions, yet he persevered through the hardships. His journey through Jianghu encouraged him to improve his martial arts skills, and along the way, he established strong relationships with crucial people that could benefit him in his future adventures. At last, he finally became the King of Northern Liang. Xu Feng Nian led the Beiliang cavalry in the fight against Beimang and their sudden invasion, and would become the beacon of hope within the Central Plains
The drama’s script will be written by Joy of Life’s Wang Juan.
The Confidence (阳光之下), which used to be called The Controllers, has undergone a name change and began airing yesterday 12/26! I thought it was just another modern drama sets in a corporation backdrop but the novel is very, very dark. Maybe pitch black? I’m quite horrified at the quick reviews I read from novel readers. Let’s call the dark character played by Peng Guan Ying as the main character and not male lead because he’s not one in my book. His love (??) for the female lead is possessive, obsessive, and just down right bat-crap crazy. Our female lead chances upon three criminals on her way to see her boyfriend and they want to “have fun” with her. She luckily escapes and kills one of them, but the main one gets away and he’s our main character, son of a mafia organization.
He plots his revenge against her, threatening her with her husband’s life if she doesn’t follow his needs. He proceeds to torture and rape her multiple times. O_O In the middle of this horrendous nightmare, our heroine discovers that his right hand man at the company is an undercover cop. She works together with him to gather evidence to take down the psychopath.
I’m sure the drama version will cut/change out a lot of the details. I hope. Lol.
The Message (风声) is adapted from wartime novel, Sound of the Wind, written by Mai Jia. There was a film adaptation in 2009 with Zhou Xun and Li Bing Bing. The story takes place in 1941 after a series assassination attempts happened to high-ranking officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government in Nanking. Five suspects were brought to a villa for further interrogation by the Chief officer of the Japanese Imperial Army who believed the assassinations were carried out by an Anti-Japan group who has a mole named “Old Ghost” from within.
Were the two just waiting to be reunited with Fei Wo Si Cun? Lol. They collaborated last in Too Late to Say I Love You in 2010. I can’t believe a decade has passed! Wang Hou Yu Sheng (往后余生) is a modern drama which follows the romance of two people torn apart by a secret from the past. We meet our heroine, who is a single mother raising a child with a heart disease. She spends all her money into medical bills, working multiple jobs and living frugally to pass by. Her days take a turn for the better when her child is selected to undergo surgical treatments for research by a cardiologist. When she meets the said doctor, he turns out to be our male lead, her lover from 7 years ago. Our couple’s romance begins when both were still in school; gentle, sweet, and innocent. The blooming love was terminated by our heroine when she discovered a horrifying secret in her mother’s diary, leaving our male lead in the blind, and thus he harbors resentment for her for the years to come. He thought he would be happy seeing her living in poverty and struggling to make ends meet. But he doesn’t, his heart breaks seeing her so exhausted, so drained.
He still loves her.
Together, they find their way back to each other through healing old wounds and answering questions.
Question for novel readers: (Someone spoil me please, the child is his? ML? )
A Female Student Arrives at the Imperial College (国子监来了个女弟子) is adapted from the novel written by Hua Qian Ci and follows our female lead – daughter of a high-ranking official as she accepts a bet to make the most popular young master (our male lead – Xu Kai Cheng) in town to accept her invitation to the the lantern festival. If she loses, she’s to become a performer during the festival. What she thinks is an easy task turns out to be much more challenging. She is turned away each time she tries to visit the Yan’s manor. With her father’s insistence, the Emperor grants her permission to become the first female disciple of the Imperial College, where our male lead is currently attending. She, along with her childhood best friend (played by Ren Hao), set out to turn the prestigious academy upside down.
Cang Lan Jue (苍兰诀) aka The Parting of the Orchid and Cang/Demon King is an adaptation of the novel written by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang (The Legends). Dylan Wang He Di wishes Yu Shu Xin happy birthday 12/18 and on the cake were their cartoon characters and drama name. After he was defeated thousands of years ago, our Demon King was put in coma (since he can’t die), a curse placed and his body stored at Hao Tian tower. It follows the romance of the ancient Demon King resurrected thanks to a powerless, immortal Little Orchid. The beginning sounds quite humorous with them inhabiting each other’s body (and eventually sharing the same body when hers is destroyed), causing the demon clan to be stupefied by their Lord’s behavior from time to time. Our trusting Little Orchid slowly defrosts the cold, arrogant, powerful Demon King.
Read the translated Novel here (by ChocolateCosmos).
You Are My Glory tells the romance between top star, Qiao Jing Jing (Dilireba) and aerospace engineer, Yu Tu (Yang Yang). In the ten years they have not met, Qiao Jing Jing has risen in the entertainment industry to become the female star in everyone’s heart. But the male god, who rejected her confession all those years ago, is now stuck between pursuing his dreams and being financially successful. This time, they’ve met again in King of Glory; a mobile game Qiao Jing Jing endorses. To maintain her campaign image, Qiao Jing Jing needs to improve, fast. Like Gu Man’s standard male lead, Yu Tu is a genius who is naturally an amazing gamer, so there is no one better to be her in game teacher. Will the missed romance in their teenage years, be able to blossom this time around? [Written by Iridescent]
A League of Nobleman is adapted from the BL novel, The Society of Four Leaves (张公案), 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.