I miss Mr. Sunshine. Don’t you? After making a splash in dramaland with his tv debut performance as Prince Yan Xun in Princess Agents, Shawn Dou has other projects to quench your thirst; all of which have finished filming (he wrapped the last one up last week). For the count, Shawn has four unaired dramas under his belt. Reminders below. =D
Words in the alley reveal that Tears in Heaven is airing on 10/9. *fingers crossed*
What’s going on here? Yan Xun, why are you romancing Chu Qiao’s sister! XD Shawn Dou Xiao‘s latest project is a modern drama called From Survivor to Healer (爱上你治愈我), reuniting him with actress Miao Miao, who played Xiao Qi in Princess Agents. He’s also reuniting with Tribes and Empire: Storms of Prophecy’s costar Peng Guan Ying who plays the third leg. The story doesn’t seem anything extraordinary; he falls in love with the heroine in medical school but their families encounter unfortunate events, forcing our hero to avoid the love of his life and she decides to study abroad in Germany. Five years later, their teacher refers both of them to work at a hospital, allowing our hero to slowly win back his lady love, but she only softens as her mother undergoes medical treatments and he remains at her side. Peng Guan Ying develops feelings for the heroine but she rejects him cleanly. Then one day our hero discovers that his mom died eight years ago because of a car accident and is thrown into self-blame, doubting his career achievements, only recovering with the help of his love. The two later decide to pursue more education in Germany, forgoing marriage.
Yea…I don’t feel an ounce of excitement reading the synopsis. Lol.
If you need more Tan Song Yun (The Fox’s Summer) and her cute fashion sense, check out her modern drama, My Mr. Mermaid (浪花一朵朵) on HunanTV this summer. Surrounded by sporty and athletic boys of the pool club, won’t you need a fan to cool off?
If that thing with many sharp teeth were chasing me, I wouldn’t look that calm and elegant. Lol.
Based on a popular Chinese Xianxia web novel, Desolate Era (莽荒纪), written by I Eat Tomatoes, the story follows a young man plagued with illness all his life and eventually succumbed. Due to his kind nature, he is reincarnated, given a second chance at life (without having to drink the bowl of forgetful soup) and enters the immortal realm. He realizes he’s meant for bigger things, yunno, like avenging for his family and saving this clan/world from extinction. He trains hard to become a power player in this world.
You don’t know how much work is put into these costume productions until you watch their BTS videos. It’s crazy! Props to all the production crew and staff members! It makes you want to forgive and overlook all its misgivings. Lol. The Legend of Jade Sword (aka Desolate Era, 莽荒纪) follows the story of young man plagued with illness all his life and eventually succumbed. However, since he was a kind person, he’s given a second chance at life (without having to drink the bowl of forgetful soup) and enters the immortal realm. He realizes he’s meant for bigger things, yunno, like avenging for his family and saving this clan/world from extinction. That’s all I know ~
Don’t get fooled by the above photo. This is a straight-up melo drama. If wuxia, period, and modern rom-coms don’t fit your bill, here’s a melo for those itching to cry and pull out their hair this January. SAY WHAT? Yep. No breathing room at all. Be With You (不得不爱) is adapted from the novel Every Step Is Wrong, written by Lan Bai Se, the same author behind Loving Never Forgetting with Jerry Yan and Tong Li Ya. Wilber Pan and Xu Lu play our OTP and they are not nice people. *prays to my land lord that our female lead DOES actually inflict damage and pain*
You know when I write about dramas, I rarely sit down and count them? Until I do and the list is humongous! There are about 20+ chinese dramas set to start filming in the winter of 2016, as you might already notice from the onslaught of press conferences and booting ceremonies this past week. To keep me sane, I have compiled the first batch here. Hee!