The modern sequel Forever and Ever (一生一世) to the promised tragedy in the prequel (One and Only) is now streaming on qiyi (youtube link)!
Synopsis per Qiyi: Shi Yi, a gentle and low profile voice actor, meets Zhou Sheng Chen, a refined chemistry professor at the airport. Despite the brief encounter, both have a deep impression on each other. Zhou Sheng Chen rejected his family’s arrangements and proposed to Shi Yi, whom he has good feelings for. The couple managed to salvage the business and preserve the traditional arts. However, just when they are about to reap the fruits of their labor, Shi Yi gets seriously injured while saving Zhou Sheng Chen from being harmed. Zhou Sheng Chen puts aside his career and dedicates all his time to taking care of Shi Yi. After recovery, they promise never to leave each other’s side.
One and Only (周生如故) is the ancient part of the novel One Life, One Reincarnation – Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) written by Mo Bao Fei Bao starring Ren Jia Lun and Bai Lu. Beautiful bones here refer to the person’s inner beauty as opposed to beauty that is outside – on the skin. The drama will have two parts, one sets in the ancient times, and another in the modern world as both of our leads reincarnated a thousand years later. In their previous lives, their love story ended tragically, and when given a second chance in a new world, what will happen to them? Our male lead doesn’t have memories of the past life, but our female lead does retain the feelings and memories. Oy! She recognizes him the moment they meet again and will chase after him despite the changes and challenges ahead.
Find the translated novel at hui3r’s website. The novel is well-known for its poetic writing, so let’s hope the plot won’t suffer. I have been waiting for a good angst!