Aren’t they cute? I started this post last week… and kinda got http://www.gulfportpharmacy.com/ side-tracked with other stuff. Most of the dramas aired already. Lol. XD
Happy Weekends! Wooohoo!
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?
Can I be honest with you guys? I read the synopsis in Chinese and I was like… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Then I went onto qiyi’s website to check out THEIR synopsis, and I saw this: “Lei Chuxia who lives in the modern (Ju Jingyi), because of the “supermoon”, her memory loss and crossed into Xu Xiaodong’ (Zheng Yecheng) phone, then a magical journey begins.”
Love Under the Full Moon (满月之下请相爱) begins airing 8/26~
Stealth Walker (玫瑰行者) is a cop drama with Zheng Ye Cheng and Lin Peng. Our female lead’s parents were killed by drug lords, which prompted her to become a cop as an adult to take down drug organizations. When she goes undercover in a drug group, she meets the mysterious adopted son (male lead) of the current drug lord. She pretends to fall in love with him to obtain some vital information about the organization and at the same time feels torn. He, in turn, is also in turmoil when he figures out her identity.
Airing 8/11 on youku with subs!
15+ dramas (and counting) coming to you from Qiyi. Which ones are you looking forward to the most?
Zhu Qing Hao (祝卿好) is adapted from the novel written by Yi Ren Kui Kui and stars Yuan Bing Yan and Zheng Ye Cheng as the main OTP. Our heroine is a beautiful, stunning woman in her youth. Described as similar to the domineering CEO of the modern world, she appears confident but has some underlying psychological issues to deal with growing up in a broken home. Even though her dad doesn’t favor her, she still has the King’s favor. Once her eyes laid on the Embroidered Uniform Guard played by our male lead, she’s a goner. She falls head over heels for him and is determined to marry him. Turning the world upside down, she chases after him wholeheartedly.
A year after the series ended, we now have, hopefully, a proper ending. It’s based on the novel written by Xue Man Liang Yuan and if the drama follows the novel, it is most likely a sad ending. I didn’t watch Royal Nirvana last year so have no idea where they ended the series. But the additional 12 episodes are not newly filmed. The original was edited/cut so now we are getting the unaired footage compiled.