Brotherhood of Blades: Shadow of Mountain and River (绣春刀山河之影) is touted as the drama adaptation of movie Brotherhood of Blades with Sun Yi, Zhang Yun Long, and Chen Ruo Xuan. The story our two male characters. Up first is Zhang Yun Long who comes from a lowly background but due to a confusion, becomes a member of the Imperial Secret Police known as the Embroidered Uniform Guards. On the outside, he appears to be selfish and well-spoken, but deep down he’s honest and treasures brotherhood. Chen Ruo Xuan is an original guard; aloof and lacks good speech (lol). The two meet and are pulled into many cases and hatred that runs deep in the court.
Another remake! A popular Kdrama that aired in 2005! I don’t think I have watched this one before but I remember the craze Lee Jun Ki generated from it. Lol.
Synopsis from Wiki: A native of Jeju Island, Joo Yoo-rin lives with her father, who is addicted to gambling. Because of her father’s debts, Yoo-rin has become particularly skilled at lying and grifting. When her father escapes the island to hide from his debtors, Yoo-rin is determined to support herself and clear up the debts. One day, she meets Seol Gong-chan, the sole heir to the L’Avenue Hotel fortune.
To grant his grandfather’s dying wish, Gong-chan employs Yoo-rin to act as his grandfather’s long-lost granddaughter. Offering a monthly salary plus a bonus, he asks her to do what she does best—to put on an act. Not wishing to lie to a dying man, yet desperate for the money, Yoo-rin takes the offer and starts playing the long-lost granddaughter. Through a strange twist of fate, however, finding his granddaughter makes the grandfather so happy that he makes a complete recovery. Since they have claimed to be cousins, Gong-chan and Yoo-rin are forced to live together under one roof, and as time passes, the attraction between them grows. However, love is forbidden for these two, who must pass as cousins…
Use For My Talent (我亲爱的小洁癖) is an upcoming rom-com with Jasper Liu and Shen Yue, hailed as the remake of Korean drama, Clean With A Passion with Yoon Kyun Sang and Kim Yoo Jung, which aired in 2018. Our hero has mysophobia, or the fear of germs, and lives in isolation. His obsession with cleanliness led him to owning a cleaning company and this is how he meets the love of his life, our heroine, who becomes his employee. Our heroine lived a happy life before her mother passed away due to a car accident, and she stops caring about her appearance. Working together, she begins to warm up to life and him but it is later revealed that her mother’s death might not be an accident and could be related to our hero’s grandfather.
Brilliant Girls (爱的理想生活) is a new adaptation of Zhu De Yong’s cartoon, Astringent Girl. Zhu is a renowned Taiwanese cartoonist and the previous adaptation was made in 2003 called Pink Ladies with Liu Ruo Ying. Looks like they added one more female character for a total of five female leads all living in the same villa as they discover what they want in love and for themselves by going through many hardships in life.
China is venturing out more huh? Humans (你好安怡) is an adaptation of British TV show with 3 seasons (each with 8 episodes) back in 2015 – 2018. But even that was based on a Swedish science fiction drama called Real Humans in 2012. To quote Wiki, The series focuses on the social, cultural, and psychological impact of the invention of anthropomorphic robots called “synths.” In the Chinese Version, our hero played by Ma Tian Yu is out looking for his beloved robots while trying to dodge the pursuit of Professor Huo. His father created four to be his siblings, and three were stolen. One of the robot is played by Qi Wei, now with her memory wiped, she’s bought by a family to help do household chores (the year is 2035 and we are that advanced, lol). However, she begins to display very human-like qualities, causing chaos between the husband and wife.
Ah, another remake! Prince Turns to Frog was my guilty pleasure watch as a teenager so I’m weary of all remakes. Lol. The cast looks good but since I’m not a lakorn watcher, I don’t recognize any of the cast. XD To refresh your mind, our female comes from a small island and our male lead is your typical businessman who would like to make a resort out of her home. She accidentally runs him over and he loses his memory. They live together for a while and slowly develop feelings for each other. But he is not a single man. His fiancée continues to look for him while his good friend takes care of her (ahem). Once he recovers his memories, what happens to the makeshift family he has formed?
Got a wind of this remake from a fan and just wanted to post about it. Yes, yes, yes, an adaptation of Hana Yori Dango has been done to death in the last two decades but it doesn’t look like it will stop anytime soon so let’s just see what’s what of this version. I really do like the vibes the main actress gives off!
Tentative air date is next year…so…. watch this trailer slowly. 🙈
Have you seen the original Kdrama Misaeng: Incomplete Life, which was based on the webtoon series by Yoon Tae Ho? I haven’t, but it was highly rated when it aired back in 2014! The original story synopsis: Since he was a child, the board game baduk has been everything to Jang Geu-rae. But when he fails at achieving his dream of becoming a professional baduk player, Geu-rae must leave his isolated existence and enter the real world armed with nothing but a high school equivalency exam on his resume. Through an acquaintance’s recommendation, he gets hired as an intern at One International, a large trading company.
There, Geu-rae meets his boss, manager Oh Sang-shik, who’s a workaholic and has a warm personality; fellow intern Ahn Young-yi, who attracts her colleagues’ ire because of her impressive educational credentials and by being extremely competent at any task; and Jang Baek-gi, a geeky co-worker whose anxious nature masks his inner ambition. Geu-rae learns to navigate and adapt to corporate culture, with baduk as his guide. [Wiki]