Lighter & Princess (点燃我温暖你) is adapted from the novel written by Twentine. It is a story about the passions of youth and the cruelty of time and people’s hearts. On the outside, our female lead, Zhu Yun is your typical poster child of a well-behaved, obedient student. She grew up under the strict supervision of her parents and strives to do well in school as to not disappoint them. But deep down, Zhu Yun is secretly rebellious and has quite the sarcastic tongue. She would have followed her parents’ set path for her had she not met the outwardly rebellious male lead, Li Xun, who attracts her attention on their first day of school with his bright golden hair and devil-may-care attitude. He’s loud about his lawless ways and even if Zhu Yun curses him under her breath, she can’t help but slowly falls for his hidden intelligence and talents. He has her wrapped around his fingers for sure. 😛 She believes in him and stays by his side through all their ups and downs, even during and after the separation arc (6 years).
Aww our boy is growing up so fast! Ever Night was one of the two dramas I finished 2 years ago. Lol.
You can read the unfinished translated novel here.
Two Conjectures About Marriage (婚姻的两种猜想) stars Yang Zi Shan and Peng Guan Ying and focuses on two flash marriages, as friction between the couples rise and fracture their rose-tinted glasses.
Youku describes the lengthy plot: “When career woman Shen Ming Bao meets IT guy Yang Zheng, the two quickly get married. But because of their busy lives, they were only able to meet twice a week. When her company suffers a loss in customers, she puts in extra effort at work, which eventually causes a miscarriage. When Yang Zheng knew of it, he made her quit her job, but this causes further misunderstandings between the couple. Shen’s best friend, Xue Ke Xin, a wealthy and beautiful woman gets involved in a lightning marriage with Chen Tong Gang, an actor eight years her junior. However, they eventually divorced as their principles did not match.
Shen Ming Bao gets pregnant again, but Yang Zheng’s career also faces a drastic change. At the same time, Xue Ke Xin’s good friend, Zhang Song Wen, returns to the country to seek business opportunities and finds Yang Zheng to become his business partner. Shen Ming Bao learns that Zhang Song Wen’s company is a funding black hole. She thinks up a plan to vanquish Yang Zheng’s responsibility and prevent the product from being listed on the market.
The four of them has also matured through hardships and crisis. Can they restore their marriage?”
Airing 2/21~ I’d say only 2 conjectures is pretty lucky. Lol.
The Day of Becoming You (变成你的那一天) is an upcoming romantic comedy with Zhang Xin Cheng and Liang Jie. The story according to Qiyi: Jiang Yi is a big star in the entertainment industry. He is the cold and distant leader of a popular boy band. In reality, he’s simply not good at expressing himself ever since his parents divorced when he was young. Meanwhile, Yu Sheng Sheng has become an entertainment reporter who keeps running up against a stone wall at work. Their lives were not meant to intersect, but an accident results in the two exchanging bodies on their birthday which happens to fall on the same day. The sudden change catch them off guard and with only each other to turn to for support in the days and nights that followed, Jiang Yi and Yu Sheng Sheng gradually fall in love.
The body-swapping shenanigans remind me of Korean drama Secret Garden except she’s not a stunt-woman who uses her fist but a reporter who uses her pen (words)!
The Day of Becoming You (变成你的那一天) is an upcoming romantic comedy with Zhang Xin Cheng and Liang Jie. The story follows leader of a popular boyband swapping soul/body with a reporter on the same birthday. Suddenly and unprepared, they begin to navigate their different lives and roles in life, by guiding and covering up for each other. And of course, they gradually become closer. The body-swapping shenanigans remind me of Korean drama Secret Garden except she’s not a stunt-woman who uses her fist but a reporter who uses her pen (words)!
You Are So Sweet (你听起来很甜) is upcoming romcom with a backdrop of voice actors! Looking at the trailers, I’m not sure of how much of the content will be focus on voice actors though. Lol. Our heroine is an aspiring voice actress who is described as average in looks and not that educated (so harsh on us girls?) but she strikes gold and is hired to be our male lead’s assistant, who is supposedly a genius in the field, and also founder of her workplace. However, things get complicated when she inadvertently helps second male lead (Li Xiang Zhe) chase away a dog; now he’s full-on in pursuit mode to steal her. He’s the other co-founder of the same company.
Modern drama I Don’t Like This World, I Only Like You aka Le Coup De Foudre (我不喜欢这世界，我只喜欢你) is based on the short and sweet novel written by Qiao Yi (Joey), where the story is basically her own romance with her husband, written in short, interesting anecdotes from the time they meet in school, how they get separated, reunited, and finally married. She’s a bubbly and optimistic person while he’s the cold on the outside (poisonous tongue to boot) and warm in the inside.
It stars Janice Wu Qian and Zhang Yu Jian as leads.