The cutest alien in the Tang dynasty is coming back to Earth!
The most fun drama of 2017, sci-fi rom-com Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧，阿部!, is getting a sequel, Let’s Shake It 2 : Trouble on Planet Duo 颤抖吧阿部之朵星风云. The first one was crazy hilarious and shippable, and probably one of my favorite dramas of 2017. Plus, everyone’s voice acting was perfect for their roles, which is pretty rare since most such dramas use dubs.
Not much has been said about the sequel or whether everyone will be back, but leads An Yuexi, Zheng Yecheng are definitely in it. The brother duo directors have been replaced with assistant director Wang Yan. It seems like there’ll be more aliens joining the cast. Maybe they’ll all go to Planet Duo?
P.S. While you wait, there’s another drama, My Classmate from Far, Far Away 同学两亿岁, out that also features aliens from Planet Duo crash landing on Earth.
For the peace of the universe!
Zheng Yecheng is actually trained in fighting roles in Peking Opera from the Central Drama Academy, which makes me hope that he’ll go into action one day.
A series for some of my favorite up-and-rising young artists. Most of them aren’t big enough to have fancy photo shoots, but they’re cute. Feel free to leave a comment if you want some featured.
Zheng Yecheng 郑业成 (born in 1993) was definitely the highlight of O2O for me. His sheepish smile is contagious, and their side-plot is probably one of my favorite side-romances in a while.
Since then, he’s starred in a number of quirky romances, including my favorite rom-com so far this year, Let’s Shake It. He’s not a phenomenal actor, but his youthful cuteness is enough for him to pull off most of his roles so far. Plus, his martial arts training could give him a leg up for wuxia roles.
He’s currently filming Fantastical Nights in the Tang Dynasty 盛唐幻夜, an ancient series with Wu Qian.
When you’re cute enough to talk with your mouth full.
Potentially the weirdest drama I’ve seen in a while, but also one of the cutest.
Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧，阿部！ is so strange that it works. The female lead is an alien slave trader, the male lead trains people to smash their heads with bricks, the other male lead is a cat half of the time, and the director interjects the drama with random scenes of little kids poking fun at the plot.
When alien human traders Abu (An Yuexi) and Meow (Wang Yanyang) crash on Earth, they take over the body of the recently murdered Tang Qingye and a cat to survive. As they try to get rescued from Earth, they slowly uncover the real reason their spaceship was attacked and a plot to harvest humans for world domination. Watch as Abu gains sympathy for those she once thought sub-alien and even falls for her human adopted brother (Zheng Yecheng), who it turns out may be the heir to the throne.
Before leaving prom, the boys poses for a photo to remember the night.
At least some of the costumes are nicer than I expected.
Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧！阿部 stills today. Starring An Yuexi and Zheng Yecheng, people looking for a comedy with acceptable costuming might give this a go.
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Well… the interiors look nice…
Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧！阿部 has more stills. Starring An Yuexi and Zheng Yecheng, it seems like those who want to watch comedies will have a couple selections to choose from soon.
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Oh what has Go Princess Go set the Chinese industry to start creating…
Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧！阿部 has released character posters. Starring An Yuexi and Zheng Yecheng, more for those intrigued by the last post.
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Well… this looks interesting…
Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧！阿部 has started filming, based on the novel of a similar name by Feng Diuzi (颤抖吧，ET！). Starring An Yuexi and Zheng Yecheng, those looking for a different style of drama may want to give this a go.
More stills and (WARNING!!) spoilers at the bottom of the post.