Previously known as We Are Young, Something Just Like This (青春创世纪) is a modern drama starring Wu Jin Yan and Huang Jing Yu. Our heroine’s parents filed for divorce when she was a child and she was sent to live with their friend (like foster parents?), where she befriends our male lead (the son). The two kids with completely different personality bond over the course of their childhood. As an adult, she gets a job at an e-commerce company and he deems it as the next economic investment and buys it, becoming her boss. They both slowly recognize how complex the work is by overcoming difficulties and challenges, together and separately.
Imperial Cuisine (尚食) is an upcoming historical drama featuring Wu Jin Yan, Xu Kai, and Wang Yi Zhe. It is set during Yongle’s years of the Ming dynasty as the emperor decides to open up the food bureau for female recruits. Our female lead is accepted, along with our male lead and another female – both with different background, one used to be a beggar, and the other one regarded as a genius cook. The three of them work together to support and create fresh new dishes incorporating medicines and savored flavors of the past. However, as our female lead rises up the ladder, the true meaning of ‘food’ hits her; it’s a bridge connecting people and different cultures. She gives up competing in the prestigious food competition and leaves the palace to join the common people in spreading the love for Chinese cuisines.
Our lead couple has worked together plenty of times before (not surprising since both are under Yumama), Untouchable Lovers, Story of Yanxi Palace, and Zhao Ge (not aired yet). But they weren’t always a couple.
Happiness Will Come Knocking (幸福还会来敲门) is a modern drama reuniting Wu Jin Yan and Nie Yuan – she’s a policeman and he’s a doctor. Our doctor experiences the low of life – in both career and love, and suddenly finds himself a frequent visitor at the police station.
The Legend of Hao Lan is based on the life story of Queen Dowager Zhao, mother of Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of a unified China in 221 BC. According to the drama synopsis, our heroine was born into a prominent Zhao family but is targeted by her stepmother and loses everything. She’s bought by Lü Buwei (Nie Yuan) who then gifts her to Prince Yiren (Mao Zi Jun, yay! leading!), later King Zhuangxiang of Qin, who is held as a political hostage in the Kingdom of Zhao. The fight for power and love begins~
I saw some clips on youtube and they really torture Jin Yan to no end. O_O!