My Bargain Queen (我的砍价女王) is an upcoming romcom with the focus on negotiation? I think that’s the word. The synopsis sounds pretty random. Our heroine and her fiancé are set to marry, but he jilts her on their engagement day. With anger and frustration, she directs those emotions on the poor hotel manager, our hero. At that very moment, she notices her talents in negotiating and sets out to open her own negotiating company. Lol. I really don’t see how the connection happened here. XD Naturally, her work puts her in contact frequently with our hero and the two gradually grow closer. But then his business goes awry thanks to business partner’s evil plan, and the ex-fiancé returns as hero’s sister’s boyfriend. 😒
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.
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.