Qiyi’s synopsis: After Lu Yuan Zhi fell apart with his teacher and suffered oppression from his seniors, he left Beiping and headed to Shanghai. With his hard work, he earned recognition in Shanghai. When war erupted in Beiping, Lu Yuan Zhi headed back and swore not to make cheongsams for the Japanese. He used his skills to become one of the greatest costume designers of China.
Interesting topic and I expect to see a lot of pretty cheongsam/qipao!
Court Lady (骊歌行) is an upcoming period drama based on the unfinished novel written by Feng Nong (General and I), who then proceeded to finish the story through this drama script. Interesting. That means there won’t be novel fans cursing at the differences? Lol. The story takes place during the Tang Dynasty and follows the romance between a good-for-nothing spoiled hero and our talented heroine who pushes him out of his lazy chair. Our hero is famous for having no dreams and no ambitions, satisfied with wasting away his father’s money until a chance encounter with the heroine. She likes a man of direction and talents and that shall be his motivation to grow and mature but soon he begins to realize the instability of the Tang Empire, motivating him further. He spurs into action, becoming a military commander to protect the borders and stop illegal smuggling. In the meantime, our heroine works her way up in the palace as a weaver, facing dangers that threaten her and her family.
Sunshine of My Life (若你安好便是晴天) is an upcoming modern drama with the focus on fashion and embroidery. Zhang Han plays a career-focused man who doesn’t allow any distraction in his life until our heroine walks in and imprints him. ( 😛 ) But she’s also focused on her work and chooses to study abroad in Europe, parting ways with him. But the hearts will find their way back to each other regardless of miles and distance in between.
What a wonderful opportunity for Wu Jin Yan to be acting and learning alongside these power actresses!
Fighting Youth (正青春) is a modern drama following the journey of rookie salesperson, our female lead, played by Wu Jin Yan, as she gains favors from a sales division director of a cosmetics company, played by Yin Tao. Because of her constant achievements, the higher ups want to replace another boss (played by Liu Min Tao) with Yin Tao’s character. Unwilling to be replaced, Liu Min Tao’s character maneuvers her next chess piece. And thus begins the war of professional women in corporate.
Art In Love (那刻的怦然心动) is a modern drama with George Hu and Kan Qing Zi as leads. George plays a perfectionist artist, who is introverted, sensitive, and cold. His personality is challenged by our heroine (Kan Qing Zi) who isn’t afraid of anything. They know each other in college and begin clashing then. When given the chance to pursue further education in arts, our hero chooses to follow his dream and study abroad, sacrificing the budding romance. Seven years later, he returns home and meets our heroine again, but throughout the years, she is guarded by a handsome basketball player (Hong Yao). Places have changed, time has changed, but their hearts ache the same… sounds so familiar! Lol!
Lol. I’m dying at the implication of this whole Qing drama. With Zhou Xun and Wallace Huo‘s palace drama, Ru Yi, set to draw in viewers, Yu Zheng can’t sit still and let the opportunity pass by his head. He’s producing his own Qing drama, tentatively called Yan Xi’s Conquest(延禧攻略) and inviting some big stars (Qin Lan, Charmaine Sheh, and Nie Yuan) to lay foundation while having his own actress Wu Jin Yan (Zhao Ge) in the leading role. If you have watched Princess Pearls (Huan Zhu Ge Ge), you would recognize the three female characters. HA!
Don’t know why I’m so excited about this drama?!! Please don’t judge me! Lol. It’s like an irrational thirst for dysfunctional story covered by pretty pretty people with endless angst. At least it will be addicting? The only Yumama’s drama that wasn’t addicting to me was Yun Zhong Ge, which defied all of Yu’s factors to be non-stimulating. XD Anyhoo, the 10-minute trailer is packed with spoilers so I will warn you fairly that many deaths are shown in the last 4 minutes. Skip if you don’t want to know. Otherwise, it shows what tragic circumstances befall on our heroine and her family when a jealous rival intends to end her, forcing her to draw blood and ascend the throne to the Demon world. *clasps hands together jubilantly*
*Please be better than the other Demon Girl who failed me. LOL.*