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]
After being postponed a month ago, the Chinese remake of Kdrama Full House – Midsummer is Full of Love with Xu Wei Zhou and Yang Chao Yue is set to air today 8/28! The drama follows our independent heroine who lives in a beautiful house constructed by her late father. Unfortunately for her, she has some bad friends and they trick her into thinking she has won a vacation. While she’s on vacation, they sell her house to spoiled brat superstar – our male lead. When she returns, the two are forced to live together, spurring all sorts of hijinks.
Miss S (旗袍美探) is the Chinese remake of Australian TV show Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, which was also based on Kerry Greenwood’s historical mystery novels. It follows the life of a female detective in 1920s Melbourne as she solves crimes and murders, one of which involves the kidnapping and eventual death of her younger sister. I gotta say, I didn’t expect much from the pair but now in their Shanghai glitz and glam outfits, they both look great! Who doesn’t like a female detective with beautiful clothes? 😀
If it’s not obvious, In A Class of Her Own (云上学堂) is the Chinese remake of a very popular Korean drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal in 2010! I did watch and enjoy the original, the quartet had oozing chemistry, buoyed by solid acting performances.
Let me know what you think of the remake! You get 2 episodes every Thur-Sat. VIP folks get 6 episodes in advance.