Republican spy drama The Rebel (叛逆者) with Zhu Yi Long and Tong Yao is based on the novel of the same name written by Bi Yu, following our hero’s journey from a young student into a man who makes many contributions to the Communist Party. I don’t get excited for republican dramas these days….. I just wish ZYL and team the best because they did poured hard work into this project and while this drama may not be my cup of tea, it will be up many others’ alley!
Modern female-centric drama Nothing But Thirty (三十而已) features three vastly different women who seek happiness and independence in their thirties. Leading the pack is Maggie Jiang playing a strong and independent women, with both brains and beauty. But just as she quickly falls in love and gets married, she also quickly finds out their differences are hurdles to jump over. Tong Yao is a model house-wife to a successful CEO and discovers that another woman is lingering around her hubby. And lastly, Mao Xiao Tong plays an ordinary wife who finds success in her novels, turning her into the bread winner of the family, stirring frustrated feelings in her husband.
Get Married or Not (谁说我结不了婚) is a modern drama said to be inspired by 2016 Japanese drama It’s Not That I Can’t Marry, But I Don’t Want To dealing with the topic of marriage and age and how our female lead and her friends are pressured and questioned by society on why they are not married in their 30s. YES! Why! Why! Why! Us girls get hit hard and I’m hearing that question so often now that I’m also in my 30s. Why can’t I go at my own pace, leave me be!