My weekly attempt to get this post out on Friday failed again. Lol
Sorry for the lack of updates these past two weeks. Was sick like a dog. =/
Back From the Brink (护心) is adapted from the novel Heart Protection written by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang. The story follows our female lead, who was supposed to die long ago but was saved thanks to the “heart protection” scales (I don’t know how to translate that, Lol) and energy pearl from an ancient dragon demon. She’s then luckily accepted as a disciple at Chen Xing Mountain under her shifu – Daoist Priest, Ling Xiao, to cultivate. However, she stirs up some troubles and is then expelled from the sect (the beginning of the novel). Looks like there’s some feelings between disciple and shifu too. Now without a home, our female wanders jianghu and is kidnapped to be someone’s bride. That someone is the ancient dragon demon whose body was dismembered by his previous lover (oucchhh!). He immediately recognizes his important jewels in her body. He pleads for her help and she reluctantly gives in, and together, they travel around to look for his body parts, hoping to make it whole again before the big day comes – a war between the immortals and demons (and a revenge!). What will happen if the return of his whole body means taking away the things keeping her alive?
You can find the translated novel here at Nikki’s Sporadic Spores.
Synopsis per Tencent: It tells a story about Shen Miao, the daughter of the wealthiest man in yangzhou city. Although, she has Wealth and has a beautiful appearance, no one wants dared to marry her because she is considered to bring misfortune to her future husband, after her two ex -husbands ran away before the marriage. Later, Shen Miao meets a talented young scholar named, Pei Yan Zhen and the two begin their fantastic love story. [It’s adapted from the novel written by Dian Xian.]
The story sounds almost identical to A Girl Like Me with Guan Xiao Tong and Hou Ming Hao.
Song of the Moon (月歌行) is adapted from the novel written by Shu Ke. I wrote about the novel previously here. And this is the synopsis from Qiyi: Young girl Liuzue (played by Xu Lu) exchanged her life’s fate for the pleasure of being with a mysterious man for three days, and since then, she has gone through a lot of ups and downs, and a rocky relationship. In order to safeguard the life of the people, to protect their loved ones, they have gone through a lot of hardships and difficulties, devoting their lives to bear the promise of the gentleman. Can they break through their destiny and change the ending?
Hoping its a decent drama for these two! They need a hit!
Would you believe me if I tell you this post was written in Feb (when filming wrapped) of this year but has it been sitting in the draft section? Why? Mainly because the production is so stingy with promo stills! And even now as they are gearing up to premiere…no trailer… >.>
Song of the Moon (月歌行) is adapted from the novel written by Shu Ke and stars Zhang Bin Bin and Xu Lu as the leads. This is what I have gathered from the novel: It is a tragic story. This is not a story about a good girl, this is a story about a lonely girl (a lot of readers say she’s pretty unlikable). The loneliness in her life breeds her stubborn, selfish, and bitter personality, and she acknowledges those traits. Our heroine comes from a wealthy family, her parents let her do whatever she wants and it’s the downfall of her life. She sees that they only care for her younger brother, who’s deemed as the one to carry on the family line (quite typical). She meets our male lead when she’s about 10/11 and he appears surprised to learn that the person said to help him save his people is a girl. He’s the Demon Lord, if you’re curious, always wearing a black robe. Like a genie, he tells her he’s the person to guide her destiny, to give her powers, to do a lot of big things. To compensate her for the future, he gives her two options, 1) He can do any 3 things for her or 2) She can have him for 3 days and he’ll do anything for her in those 3 days. Of course, to a little kid, the second option sounds much better and so she picks #2. After 3 days of fun and excitement, he disappears. A big fire takes away her family’s wealth and her parents don’t think twice about selling her to buy medicines for their beloved son. She’s sold to a manor and trained to become a killer. Our male lead also has another identity ~
I feel bad for our female lead – she gets abandoned quite a lot by the people who claim to love her, including our male lead. But a lot of people also die for her….. Some readers said that the love story wasn’t satisfying to them, some questioned whether he did indeed love her or not. Is it love or is it pity? Is it both?
I didn’t see a translation for the novel yet. If you’re aware of one, please let me know!
More dramas coming your way! Which ones are you looking forward to?
Adapted from the novel written by Qi Zi, Love Is Sweet (半是蜜糖半是伤) stars Bai Lu and Luo Yun Xi as the leads. She plays a young, idealistic woman who holds a master’s degree in both economics and psychology and is a little sensitive to tears. After her father’s death, she enters an investment banking company to follow his wishes and that is where she’s reunited with her childhood-friend-now-Deputy-general-manager played by Luo Yuo Xi. While she’s happy to see him, she finds him a changed person, now opposing her at every corner, and known for his poisonous tongue.
Office romance….that kiss under the desk in the new trailer. OMIiiiiii.
First Romance (初恋了那么多年) is adapted from the novel written by Wei Mian Jun and stars Wang Yi Lun and Wan Peng. In their younger days, our male lead harbors a crush on our heroine but never speaks about it. Years later, both are in college – he’s the popular male student who plays the pianist, and now it’s her turn to be smitten at first sight upon seeing him again. Boy, how much did you change for that effect? Lol.
Airing today 9/14! Novel is currently being translated over at Illanovels.