She and Her Perfect Husband (爱的二八定律) is a modern drama with Xu Kai and Yang Mi. Our female lead is a career-driven lawyer who is often pressured by her family to get married. One of the requirements at the top law firm specializing in family affairs where she applied for a job is to be married, which leads her brother, a headhunter, to changing her marriage status behind her back. Once she learns of the ridiculous lie, she tries to right the wrong but is greeted by her new supposed husband – our male lead, who is also forced by his mother to get married. He seeks out her help to ward off their parents. Things get complicated when our heroine’s ex also joins the same law firm.
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.
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.