Symphony’s Romance with Lin Yun and Zhang Xin Cheng finally gets air date

Nodame Cantabile is a manga by Tomoko Ninomiya and has been adapted as live-action television dramas by Japan (with Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno) and Korea (with Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung). The new English title is Symphony’s Romance with leads in Zhang Xin Cheng of My Huckleberry Friends and Lin Yun of Battle Through The Heaven. I personally haven’t finished either version but have heard of numerous praises for the Japanese version, for capturing and meshing the quirkiness of its characters and classical music seamlessly.

Airing 6/21!

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Cdrama Updates: Sisyphus, The Eight, The Murder in Kairotei, My Girl, Symphony’s Romance

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The Little Nyonya: Chinese Remake with Xiao Yan, Kou Chia Jui, and Dai Xiang Yu

The original The Little Nyonya (小娘惹) is a Singaporean drama aired in 2008 with Jeanette Aw, Qi Yuwu, and Pierre Png, spanning over 70 years, following several generations of three families. Jeanette, our heroine played mother, then daughter and her life is nothing but turbulent. Read the full story at wiki because I got very confused at her many pursuers. Lol. Actor Dai Xiang Yu is invited back for the remake as well.

Xiao Yan looks very cute her little bun hair!

Began airing 6/5!

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You Are My Destiny: Remake of Fated To Love You with Xing Zhao Lin and Liang Jie

My mom is too happy about this remake. She has watched the original 10x times and other remakes 10x times. I’m still scratching my head about what is hooking her. Lol. Xing Zhao Lin and Liang Jie reunite for fans of The Eternal Love (Yes they are reuniting for Season 3.)

They have been dropping stills all day today and finally a trailer. Air date anytime now ~

EDIT: Airing 6/5!

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Imperfect Love: Chinese remake of Japanese drama Mother with Zhou Xun and Kara Hui

Holy smokes! This is one hot tamales train! I didn’t watch the original Japanese drama Mother but have heard of numerous praises about it, spawning countless remakes from different countries. The latest one from China is Imperfect Love (不完美的她) with a line of acting powerhouses in Zhou Xun, Kara Hui, and Angie Chiu. The original story follows a substitute teacher in first grade who doesn’t really like kids. A particular little girl clings to the new teacher, awakening her maternal instincts, as she realizes the child is subjected to abuse at home. Taking matters into her own hand, our teacher decides to take the poor girl away and start a new life together.

Have you watched the original or remakes from other countries?

Set to air 3/27.

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Forget You, Remember Love: Chinese Remake of Prince Turns to Frog with Xing Fei and Jin Ze

Oy, this is tough! The Prince Who Turns Into A Frog is one of Taiwanese classic idol dramas back in the days and shot its leading couple – Ming Dao and Joe Chen into stardom. I liked it a lot when I first watched it as an impressionable teenager. I even bought the freakin ring believing in its holy magic of finding true love. LOL. The ring now symbolizes my youth and is the only drama merchandise I bought.  In the new remake, the main couple is played by Xing Fei, who has been solid in all her projects, and Jin Ze, who is a new face to me. Not sure whether I will be tuning in or not, so let me know of your impressions!

Premieres today 3/23.

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Symphony’s Romance: Chinese Remake of Nodame Cantabile with Zhang Xin Cheng and Lin Yun drops new promos

Nodame Cantabile is a manga by Tomoko Ninomiya and has been adapted as live-action television dramas by Japan (with Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno) and Korea (with Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung) and now it’s China’s turn. Used to be called Cantabile Youth (让全世界都听见), the new drama title is now Symphony’s Romance with the leads in Zhang Xin Cheng of My Huckleberry Friends and Lin Yun of Battle Through The Heaven. I personally haven’t finished either version but have heard of numerous praises for the Japanese version, for capturing and meshing the quirkiness of its characters and classical music seamlessly.

Filming has wrapped last year but no air date as of now.

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