Happy Weekends! Wooohoo!
Happy Weekends! Wooohoo!
Royal Feast (尚食) reunites Xu Kai and Wu Jin Yan in historical foodie drama! Quite a lot of food-centered dramas lately. We follow our heroine as she enters the forbidden palace as a lowly maid in the royal kitchen and works her way up. 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 two others – 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 prestigious food competitions and leaves the palace to join the common people in spreading the love for Chinese cuisines.
Xue Ying Ling Zhu aka Snow Eagle Lord aka Lord Xue Ying (雪鹰领主) is adapted from the novel written by I Eat Tomatoes (Wo Chi Xi Hong Shi). Our hero’s name is Xue Ying which means Snow Eagle, and he’s raised in a small city peacefully with his parents and younger brother up until he was eight years old. His dad is a commoner who bought a baron title and his mother was a noble lady who escaped her clan to live with his dad. But when their family is torn apart, our hero must take care of his younger brother while trying to save his parents. He’s then lured into the battle for power.
There’s an animation (donghua) available too! Incomplete novel translation @ Cosmic Translation.
Sorry for the lack of updates, so here is a huge batch of news! Productions that are stingy and only released a poster didn’t make it into this post. Lol. 😀
Adapted from the novel by Tian Xia Ba Chang, Lost in the Kunlun Mountains (迷航昆仑墟) follows our male lead, an international student returning from abroad to investigate the story behind his missing brother, as he is now the sole heir to the key to open the treasures hidden in Kunlun Ruins. Because of his identity, he’s hunted by warlords who want to profit from the smuggling of national treasures and artifacts. Through trials of death, friendship, and love, our hero grows to become a capable leader, and eventually transforms into the protector of the treasures located in Kunlun Ruins.
Falling Into Your Smile (你微笑时很美) is adapted from the novel written by Qing Mei starring Xu Kai and Cheng Xiao as the main leads. She plays a simple girl who turns to gaming for her (ex) boyfriend. Alas, they were not meant to be. Naturally good at gaming, she is invited to be the first female teammate in a famous e-sports team. And that is where she meets our witty male lead who has a poisonous tongue; who is also the team leader. Ha! Their love grows slowly as they train, interact, and live under the same roof as a team with other players.
Airing today 6/23~
Ancient Love Poetry is adapted from the novel Shang Gu (上古) written by Xing Ling starring Zhou Dong Yu and Xu Kai. The story follows one of the four Immortals named Shang Gu who falls into a deep slumber after sacrificing herself in a trial 60,000 years ago. She wakes up with no memories of the past. But someone else hasn’t forgotten about their love, another immortal who waited for her, our male lead played by Xu Kai. Their epic love story undergoes several rounds of life and death (you don’t say).
Head-scratching Synopsis From Wetv: When commoners encounter difficulties, they will pray for Gods, but what if Gods meet obstacles? It tells the deep love and hardship between two of the four true Gods Bai Jue and Shang Gu. With Shang Gu’s growth as basic thread, this magnificent God thrives from humble newbie to the decisive immortal which still couldn’t break the shackle of fate. God lives long and has deep-rooted love. Man would destroy everything for the life of hers, while someone would wait silently for 60 thousand years and finally present her all lives of three realms with his own. Under the broad realm, will she be able to bear this everlasting love that transcends three lives?
Airing 6/17 as well ~
More dramas coming your way! Which ones are you looking forward to?