“If there is no way out, then draw your sword” – Meng Fuyao
In Legend of Fuyao,Yang Mi is the independent and kick-ass female lead who never backs down even if the world is against her. She embarks on an adventure to protect the lands, reclaim her identity as a royal of the Xuanji line and defeat the ruler of the Firmament. Ethan Ruan plays her protector and love interest Zhangsun Wuji.
The 66 episode drama airs 2 episodes every Monday-Thursday evening beginning tonight (Viki).
White Deer Plain was nominated in every single category, and took home three awards. He Bing took home the top acting award for his performance in The Love of Courtyard, though he was equally impressive in White Deer Plain (I really need to pick this show up again).
Medical Examiner Dr. Qin: The Survivor 法医秦明之幸存者 stars Jing Chao as the titular examiner, Liu Haikuan (Rule the World) as detective Lin Tao, Deng Yang as a leading trace detective and Yu Xintian(The Great Wall) as assistant examiner Chen Shiyu.
On another note, the official sequel to Zhang Ruoyun’s Dr. Qin will air 2 episodes every Thursday on Sohu beginning tonight.
The remake of acclaimed slice-of-life Korean drama Misaeng / Incomplete Life is titled Ordinary Glory 平凡的荣耀 (lit.), and stars Mark Chao (Midnight Diner) as Wu Kezhi, the workaholic team leader who has a strained relationship with his superior. Bai Jingting (Rush to the Dead Summer) plays Sun Yiqiu, the newbie office worker who is turned away by multiple employers due to the lack of a tertiary degree.
In Lost in 1949(Lost in Love), Chen Kun plays a street smart wastrel who tries to escort his twin brother, a key person to the Communists’ secret plan, safely out of Shanghai. Wan Qian plays a rookie agent who befriends the brothers – it’s also her second time getting involved with twins after Secret of the Three Kingdoms.
Based on the seventh book in Tianxia Bachang’s Ghost Blows out the Light novel series, The Wrath of Time 鬼吹灯之怒晴湘西 stars Pan Yueming(Day & Night) as Chen Yulou, a grave robber who decides to explore the Yuan Dynasty tombs in Xiangxi.
Fun fact: They’ve had to re-film a portion of the show and cut a chunk of Ma Tianyu’s scenes because the censorship board wasn’t happy with the fauxcest storyline.
All Out Of Love 凉生, 我们可不可以不忧伤 is an upcoming melodrama based on Le Xiaomi’s novel of the same name, and stars Sun Yi (Because I Met You) as a young woman who has fallen in love with one man but can’t leave her childhood sweetheart behind.
Now officially known as Under the Power, the upcoming historical romance drama stars Ren Jialun as a broody jinyiwei (secret police officer) and Tan Songyun as an adorable constable who has a crush on him. [Extended Synopsis]
In the first teaser for Shadow, we’re introduced to the son of an official Ziyu (Deng Chao), who has been sharing a life with his stand-in Jingzhou since the age of eight. It seems like that Jingzhou takes over everything at some point, including his wife Xiao-Ai (Sun Li).