Another drama wrap-up! Novoland: Pearl Eclipse (九州·斛珠夫人) is adapted from the novel written by Xiao Ru Qin and stars Yang Mi and William Chan. Yang Mi plays daughter of the merfolks and her entire village and people are slaughtered due to the people’s obsession with pearls and pearls were created from merfolk’s tears. During this uncertain period, our heroine is taken in by the hero who is a powerful official of the imperial court, and she disguises as a male disciple by his side. After they return to the capital, the job of guarding the King is given to her. And he’s the third leg of this love triangle. The King has long given up on his court, exhausted by the internal and external turmoils, therefore he sits back and watches our male lead’s struggle to save the country. When he finds out his pretty guard is a girl, his feelings complicate everything.
Zhao Lu Si is unstoppable! Her new drama just started airing and here she is filming a new one. Lol. A Female Student Arrives at the Imperial College (国子监来了个女弟子) is adapted from the novel written by Hua Qian Ci and follows our female lead – daughter of a high-ranking official as she accepts a bet to make the most popular young master (our male lead – Xu Kai Cheng) in town to accept her invitation to the the lantern festival. If she loses, she’s to become a performer during the festival. What she thinks is an easy task turns out to be much more challenging. She is turned away each time she tries to visit the Yan’s manor. With her father’s insistence, the Emperor grants her permission to become the first female disciple of the Imperial College, where our male lead is currently attending. She, along with her childhood best friend (played by Ren Hao), set out to turn the prestigious academy upside down.
Time travel romcom Dance of the Phoenix (且听凤鸣) stars Xu Kai Cheng and Yang Chao Yue as the main leads. Based on the novel written by Su Xiao Nuan about a female prodigy who is given a second chance at life after she is rendered useless by her enemy. A modern student studying traditional medicine accidentally travels back in time and takes on her identity. Her character then gets a surprise in a marriage with a prince, our male lead.
It’s been harder for me to find Chinese dramas that can sustain my interest for more than a few episodes. Most of the time I tend to prefer the 40+ episode wuxia series with lots of action and drama. But recently it ended up being Well-Intended Love 2 (奈何BOSS要娶我 2) that managed to keep me engaged. It’s cheesy, sweet, silly and just 16 episodes long, but it was fun to watch and kept me entertained these last couple weeks.
And here I thought Season 2 with the same cast automatically means the continuation of the season 1! The trailer for Season 2 was released a few days ago and fans were left surprised (and upset) since season 1 ended with our main couple happily married and expecting their first child. I didn’t watch Well-Intended Love S1 so I have no idea what’s going on. From the trailer, our female lead is a famous actress while our hero is still a big CEO; they both attend an event which ends up being scandalous and when she questions his motives, he announces that they are engaged. Thus, a contract marriage begins!
BUT!! Some eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice that their CEO is wearing a wedding ring! So does this mean….our heroine has amnesia and he’s wooing her back? Or?