Streaming site Youku recently held a press conference to promote a slew of upcoming dramas, most of which will air on the platform and TV stations this year. Links to new teasers and extended synopses (if any) are included.
Xu Zhengxi, who is currently experiencing a significant rise in popularity after playing Yuwen Hu in Legend of Dugu, is taking on the leading role in upcoming historical romance drama Legend of the Phoenix 凤弈 opposite He Hongshan(Above the Clouds).
Based on the fourth book Scavenger 清道夫, popular Sohu-produced web drama Dr. Qin Medical Examiner 法医秦明2: 清道夫 is returning for a second season, and stars Liu Dongqin(I’m Not A Monster) as Qin Ming, Liu Chang(Women in Beijing) as cop-buddy Lin Tao and Yu Shasha(The Imperial Doctress) as Qin Ming’s quirky new assistant Chen Shiyu.
I’m a bit disappointed the original cast couldn’t return, but this teaser looks pretty good.
Finding Love on the Journey 一场遇见爱情的旅行 (lit.) is an upcoming road-trip romance drama starring Jing Tian (The Glory of Tang Dynasty) as Li Xinyue, a white collar worker who is under the watchful eye of police after she goes out of her way to buy Dear, a painting by renowned artist Chu Hongfei. Chen Xiao (Nothing Gold Can Stay) plays Jin Xiaotian, an undercover cop who is ordered to shadow the heroine’s every move.
I Don’t Like the World, I Only Like You is being adapted into a drama, which has taken on the shorter name of I Only Like You / Le Coup De Foudre 我只喜欢你. Wu Qian (A Life Time Love) plays the female lead, while Zhang Yujian (best known for his role as Prince Jing’s subordinate in Nirvana in Fire) plays her husband Yan Mo.
Records of Nanyan Studio has released pictures of its two leads Liu Yifei (Once Upon A Time) and Jing Boran (Monster Hunt 2), in character as the mysterious owner of a perfume shop who heals broken hearts and a member of a secretive organisation respectively.Continue reading →
I’m in the middle of a drama drought right now, though Great Expectations and Women in Beijing’s teasers have caught my interest.
Great Expectations 远大前程 – Apr 1 Featuring: Chen Sicheng, Yuan Hong, Tong Liya, Amber Kuo Details: 58 episodes, daily drama on Hunan TV
A story of love, romance and revenge set in 1920s Shanghai. I’m actually way more excited about the gang lords.
InSecret of the Three Kingdoms, Liu Ping (Ma Tianyu) is a secret prince who was raised outside the palace with Sima Yi (Han Dongjun). His twin brother Liu Xie, the last emperor of the Han Dynasty, summons him back to help save the country as the ambitious warlord Cao Cao (Tse Kwanho) begins to amass even more power.
He is helped by empress Fu Shou (Wan Qian) and Sima Yi, though the latter eventually decides to serve Cao Pi (Tan Jianci) to further his own ambitions. The 54 episode drama will air 2 episodes every Tuesday to Thursday on Tencent beginning tonight.
Irreplaceable Love初晨，是我故意忘记你 (lit. Chuchen, I Forgot About You on Purpose)stars Bai Jingting (Rush to the Dead Summer)as Li Luoshu, an orphan who was kicked out by his grandmother after the death of his parents. Sun Yi (Siege in Fog) costars as Li Chuyao, the warmhearted young girl who lives across the street from him.
Only Side By Side With You tells of the love story between a fuerdai who spends her time designing drones (Bai Baihe) and an ex-soldier turned bar owner (William Chan) who is determined to find out the truth behind his expulsion from the army. The extended synopsis can be found here.
I only had eyes for the OTP while reading the original novel, but Qin Hailu’s(White Deer Plain)main antagonist An Ning has had my undivided attention since the release of the first trailer. Can’t blame me when she’s so charismatic. Li Xian(Tientsin Mystic)costars as the meddling second male lead, while Bai Bing(The Legend of Heavenly Tear) plays the heroine’s business partner.