Aha! Here’s the first big ancient drama of the year! Mirror: A Tale of Twin Cities or used to be called Mirror Twin Cities (镜双城) has confirmed its broadcast date! It is based on the novel written by Cang Yue (Listening Snow Tower). It’s the first novel in her Mirror series. Persisting war in Central Plains forces optimistic Miao girl named Na Sheng to leave her home and wanting to escape the chaos of the world by going to an otherworldly fairy land, known as Desolate Clouds. During this journey, she meets many interesting characters, including our male lead, Su Mo, who is a blind masterful Puppeteer and carries around 2-foot high puppet he refers to as his brother, A Nuo. But is Desolate Clouds really a peaceful utopia as told from generation to generation? I guess not because what awaits our heroine is turmoil and bloodshed among many races and peoples.
Above is my quickie summary of the novel… and as you know…drama might be different. Viki Summary: In a world populated by powerful gods and warring mortals, two enchanted beings meet in a peace-filled realm: They are Su Mo (Li Yi Feng), a prince of sea gods, and Bai Ying (Chen Yu Qi), a princess and descendant of a mighty sword deity. They are immediately attracted to one another and begin on a romance, unaware that they are effectively crossing enemy lines and sparking animosity between two warring factions. Their actions anger other deities and Su Mo is eventually expelled from the realm. Overcome with grief, Bai Ying attempts to put her existence to an end by jumping from a magnificent pagoda.
However, three tender-hearted female deities intervene to save her from a cruel fate, although she falls into a slumber that lasts for years, leaving her father devastated. She eventually emerges, but under a brand new guise. When Su Mo becomes the sea emperor, he goes in search of his love – but fierce battles are raging in multiple realms, putting the future of both the sea world and the sword folk at terrible risk. Can they save their respective worlds – and can love bring them together once more?
Mystery of Antiques 3 (古董局中局之掠宝清单) is the third part following 2018’s Mystery of Antiques, 2020’s Antique Bureau Midgame, all based on Ma Bo Yong’s novel series, The Game of Antiques.
WeTV provides the synopsis: “In 1928, an evil wind swept Beijing City. In the name of birthday celebration, the director of the police department imprisoned the big shots in the antique industry. When the Five Houses were in crisis, Xu Yi Cheng (male lead) went to great lengths and settled it. What’s worse, Chen Weili, Xu’s old friend, was murdered in the street. Before his death, Chen sent a note to Xu, on which “Wind” and “Earth” were faintly marked. Xu investigated it and surprisingly found Chen’s death concerned with the Japanese. Yu Fang, a prince of the former dynasty, confessed that Concubine Shu Shen’s tomb in Dongling was robbed, and asked Xu to help resolve the Dongling crisis. Xu sensitively realized that the Dongling crisis was related to the death of his friend Chen. For the country, to avoid China’s national treasures stolen by the enemy; in private, to uncover the truth about his friend’s death, Xu Yi Cheng, with the help of the royal descendant, Hai Lan Zhu (female lead), Liu Yi Ming from the Five House, Huang Kewu, and his friend Fu Gui, braved the Ping’an City and prevented the outflow of the treasures.”
In short, our couple is trying to protect their cultural treasures from greedy hands. xD
Here’s a long compilation of teasers and trailers released at various events this past week such as the iQiYi iJoy and Tencent video conference. Sorry, I can’t physically make 20+ separate posts for each of them. I think I have written about the majority before so it’s nothing new. Just a peek from different online platforms for what’s coming up next for them.
Mirror: Twin Cities (镜双城) is based on the novel written by Cang Yue (Listening Snow Tower). It’s the first novel in her Mirror series. Persisting war in Central Plains forces optimistic Miao girl named Na Sheng to leave her home and wanting to escape the chaos of the world by going to an otherworldly fairy land, known as Desolate Clouds. During this journey, she meets many interesting characters, including our male lead, Su Mo, who is a blind masterful Puppeteer and carries around 2-foot high puppet he refers to as his brother, A Nuo. But is Desolate Clouds really a peaceful utopia as told from generation to generation? I guess not because what awaits our heroine is turmoil and bloodshed among many races and peoples.
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Adapted from the novel Reignited Fire Over The Moon written by Jun Zi Yi Ze, And The Winner is Love (月上重火) begins airing today 5/28!
With unmatched beauty, our female lead is the young master of Chonghuo Palace who leaves her sect to experience jianghu. She chances upon her our male, Shang Guan Tou, who is the elegant and refined master of Yueshang Valley. They become friends and help each other along the way; their journey made difficult because our female lead is banished from her sect when the treasured martial arts manual goes missing. She makes it her mission to find the thief. Eventually, the thief is said to have mastered the powerful skills and is wreaking havoc in jianghu. Our leads do get married (!!) and the thief turns out to be someone from within.