Mirror: A Tale Of Twin Cities, City of Streamer and more to premiere next week

Happy New Year! There’s plenty of dramas premiering over the next few days, so I thought I’d cover them all in the same post. Which ones are you looking forward to watching the most?

On a side note, I just started watching time-loop drama Reset, and it’s pretty good so far. It’s not the thriller I was expecting, though I do like how it spends time developing the backstories of the other bus passengers as well. Plus, it’s only 15 episodes long – what can go wrong? Try the first episode here.

Mirror: A Tale of Twin Cities 镜:双城
– 2 episodes every Sunday to Wednesday beginning Jan 16th on Youku, Tencent (WeTV)

The fantasy angsty romance drama stars Li Yifeng as King of the Seas who wants to lead his enslaved people to freedom. Chen Yuqi plays the queen of the noble Bai clan, and Zheng Yecheng costars as the crown prince of the ruling kingdom (and the third wheel).

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iQiyi period romance dramas currently in production

The Emperor’s Love 倾城亦清欢 – Wallace Chung, Yuan Bingyan

The 36 episode drama recently began filming, and revolves around the romance between an imperial lord who is known as the God of War, and a genius physician.

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Promo Round-up: Sword Snow Stride

Coming from the writer of Joy of Life, Sword Snow Stride follows a youngster’s (Zhang Ruoyun) journey from a good-for-nothing noble to swashbuckling hero. As this is only the first season, I don’t think we’ll be able to see the hero getting involved in any warfare as a powerful general. This is why I hate seasonal formats, especially when the first season is already 38 episodes.

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Promo Round-up: A Little Mood For Love

A Little Mood For Love, previously known as Xiaomin’s Home, stars Zhou Xun and Huang Lei (who is also the screenwriter of this show) as divorcees with kids who decide that they are each other’s one true love. I did like the relationships between the characters in A Little Reunion, so hoping this one is equally as good. The drama airs daily on Hunan TV.

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XDRAMAsX’s 2021 Drama Review

I dropped Song of Youth within 30 minutes after realising the show wasn’t the female ensemble it promoted itself to be, but Lamu Yangzi’s imitation of Luoshen is just too hilarious not to post.

2021 seemed to be a year where the drama in C-ent was more gripping than the fictional stories playing out onscreen, but I still went through a fair share of interesting television shows. Which ones did you love the most or love to hate the most?

Completed Dramas

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Promo Round-up: Who Is The Murderer

Who Is The Murderer is the latest mystery thriller from iQiyi, and stars Xiao Yang, Dong Zijian and Zhao Liying in the lead roles. There haven’t been any stand outs from the iQiyi’s Light On series this year – let’s see if this one will do the trick. [Extended Synopsis]

The 16 episode miniseries releases 2 episodes every Sunday to Tuesday.

Playlist of promos
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Teaser and posters for Luo Jin, Huang Zhizhong’s Qing dynasty historical drama

Royal Nirvana was both memorable and miserable, and I’m just here to watch Luo Jin (now Kangxi) gain an upper hand over Huang Zhizhong (now a court official).

River of the World 天下长河 (lit.) stars Luo Jin as the Kangxi Emperor and Huang Zhizhong as the honest and frugal polotician Jin Fu, who is tasked with flood-control works for the Yellow River. Yin Fang costars as Jin Fu’s trusted subordinate.

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