You know me, I love behind-the-scenes videos. These Chinese productions have hundreds of workers on locations every day, so it’s not strange to see how fast they can shoot a drama within 3 months (usually modern), day-in-day-out. What we see onscreen is a the final results of blood and sweats and watching these videos always shows a new level of appreciation for the crew who works tirelessly behind the cameras all-year long.
Woohooo! Another beautiful pairing is born. The direct translation would be One Thousand and One Nights but it’s officially called Sweet Dreams (一千零一夜). The new modern drama has confirmed the OTP to be Dilraba (The King’s Woman) and Deng Lun (Princess Agents). Both actors introduced their character’s name through weibo at the same time. Ha. Our heroine is a hotel employee; she’s a good girl – kind and helpful with only one weakness: her low self-esteem, which affects her life, hindering her career and not achieving her dreams. Naturally, she doesn’t have the courage to express her love for fellow co-worker (Deng Lun). An unexpected opportunity drops by, leading our lovebirds into a research study about dreams and improving sleep. A malfunction happens (brain waves traveling?), putting our heroine into the hero’s dream. In the dream, our heroine is able to put away her low self-esteem and help the hero overcome the shadow of his childhood. Through these dreams, she slowly recognizes how she’s missing out a lot in life and thus begins to put in efforts to change herself, learning self-confidence and courage. Dream and reality begin to smudge and the two hard-working adults are able to harvest a successful career and a beautiful love.