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.
If only they had announced it earlier, I could have combined both Wu Jia Yi’s dramas in one post! Dance of the Sky Empire (天舞纪) is adapted from the novel written by Bu Fei Yan, Xu Kai plays a half-demon half human who begins his story by getting admitted into a famous academy by his wits and confidence, befuddling everyone because he lacks everything they want in a student. Lol. But there he accidentally releases the King of Demons and now must fight his best to save the human race while being entangled with two lovely ladies, one is a spy from the demon tribe, and the other a beautiful human girl.
Used to be called Palace Step by Step to Fade, palace drama Love Story of Court Enemies (那江烟花那江雨) is set during the Qing dynasty featuring Zhao Yi Qin and Wu Jia Yi. Filming was completed two years ago. It follows two sisters who were separated during a rebellion and after their whole family was killed. To find the culprits behind the family’s tragedy, our heroine follows her sister into the palace after finding out she was drafted to become a royal consort. She begins her training as a chef, even impressing the Emperor, and later on picking up medical skills which was helpful during the widespread illness. During her journey, she’s aided by a handsome, loyal General in our male lead.
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.*