Where Dreams Begin (梦中的那片海) reunites Xiao Zhan and Li Qin for the fifth time! I did not know they have collaborated that many times. Lol. The synopsis is pretty vague at the moment, focusing on the struggles of a group of young people as they chase their dreams in 1970s Beijing.
So sudden. Came home from work and heard/read my friend scream-text that her love (XZ) is returning to screen. Lol.
Ace Troops (王牌部队) is your men-and-women-in-uniform drama to end the year with. There’s a love triangle with Huang Jing Yu, Xiao Zhan, and Zhong Chu Xi, but it is resolved eventually, with each of them finding their love and responsibilities in the army, while striving to create a better team.
The Longest Promise (玉骨遥) is an upcoming fantasy drama based loosely on the novel Zhu Yan (prequel to the Li Yi Feng’s Mirror drama) written by Cang Yue (Listening Snow Tower). Ren Min plays a kind and headstrong princess of the Chi Clan who escapes an arranged marriage (her name is the name of the novel; looks like we can expect a lot of changes to make this Male Lead-centered drama), and Xiao Zhan plays a cold and aloof royal prince who is sent to the mountains to cultivate (due to the Grand Priest’s premonition of him falling in love with a girl). He is nine years older than her and she becomes his disciple… their destiny and romance tied to the future of Kong Sang Kingdom. At one point, she draws his blood. If you like the leads (or one of them) stabbing one another, this is your drama! 😛