Modern healing drama Consummation (拾光的秘密) marks Zhao Yi Qin’s 4th drama of the year! And it’s only July! And he keeps looking younger and younger. Lol. His character is psychologically traumatized by an event in the past involving the female lead. Ten years later, he revisits his school days through a virtual reality game on a journey of self-healing.
Used to be called Palace Step by Step to Fade, palace drama Love Story of Court Enemies (那江烟花那江雨) is set during the Qing dynasty featuring Zhao Yi Qin and Wu Jia Yi. Filming was completed two years ago. It follows two sisters who were separated during a rebellion and after their whole family was killed. To find the culprits behind the family’s tragedy, our heroine follows her sister into the palace after finding out she was drafted to become a royal consort. She begins her training as a chef, even impressing the Emperor, and later on picking up medical skills which was helpful during the widespread illness. During her journey, she’s aided by a handsome, loyal General in our male lead.
Fake Princess (山寨小萌主) is based on the novel written by Shui Sheng. It stars Li Kai Xin and Zhao Yi Qin as the main leads. She’s a rich miss who decides to wander jianghu and becomes a bandit in the mountains. LOL. She meets Crown Prince played by Zhao Yi Qin and headbutts with him. For a chest of gold, she decides to marry him. But everything is meant to be fake (??) but our Crown Prince has no idea he has met his life’s nemesis. The heroine’s journey of taming the arrogant Crown Prince begins! She’s described as a wild kitten into a powerful leopard. Meow!
As usual, after watching a heavier drama like Legend of Fuyao, I found myself craving something silly, light and cute. This time I decided to go with Accidentally in Love 《惹上冷殿下》, a web drama about two students who meet at the same college, despise each other at first and then eventually fall in love. Because it stars two actors I’d seen in supporting roles on some other funny dramas I enjoyed, I decided to give this one a try.