The Great Craftsman stars Wallace Huo and Yang Mi as architects wishing to develop high-quality residential and business buildings by integrating traditional Chinese and modern Western designs. For those wanting a peek into melodrama side of things, the first trailer gives a pretty good run down of the romance and revenge plot lines.
Upcoming historical romance drama The Song of Glory 南歌, previously known as 雀谋 / 锦绣长歌 / Biding Time, comes from the producers of The Princess Weiyoung, and stars Li Qin (Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace) as the mistress of a dance house who is later revealed to be the missing daughter of a respected family of warriors. Qin Hao(Tomb of Sea) costars as Liu Yilong, the emperor of Liu Song and her main love interest.Continue reading →
Inside Man 局中人 fits the typical spy drama mold of brothers who find themselves on opposing sides – younger brother Shen Fang (ZhangYishan) returns a war hero, though older brother Shen Lin (PanYueming), a top-ranking Kuomintang official, suspects that his true loyalties lie elsewhere.Continue reading →
Awakening of Insects 麻雀2之惊蛰 comes from the author-writer of 2016 spy drama Sparrow, and stars Zhang Ruoyun as Chen Shan, a police informer who is forced by the Japanese to infiltrate the Kuomintang as Xiao Zhengguo, whom he bears a close resemblance to. Wang Ou plays the righteous Communist agent and Chen Shan’s love interest Zhang Li.
We get our first glimpse of the three brothers in the first trailer for upcoming Republican drama New World. There’s the local gangland boss (Sun Honglei), the Kuomintang government official (Zhang Luyi) and the policeman (Yin Fang), and the three brothers go through various internal struggles before finally deciding to band together and welcome the Communists into Beiping. Weibo video here if the Youtube video doesn’t work.
All Is Well 都挺好 – Mar 1 Featuring: Ni Dahong, Yao Chen, Tony Yang, Guo Jingfei Details: 46 episodes, daily drama on Zhejiang TV / Jiangsu TV
“A victim of sexism in her own family, a spoiled youngest son, and a weak father finally freed from his boss spouse all walk into the same show…”
No Secrets 没有秘密的你 is the remake of 2013 Korean drama I Hear Your Voice, and stars Qi Wei (Women in Beijing) as Lin Xingran, a 26-year old lawyer who doesn’t really care for her job and Jin Han (Our Glamorous Time) as Jiang Xia, a genius law student who can read minds (yes, they’ve narrowed the age gap from 11 to <5 years).
Melodrama Goodbye MyPrincess is turning out to be a very enjoyable watch for me. Peng Xiaoran is delightful as Xiaofeng, and while Chen Xingxu struggles to deliver in some of the major emotional scenes, he does a good job bringing out the more ruthless side of Li Chengyin / Gu Xiaowu.
Miss Truth 大唐女法医 is based on Xiutang’s novel of the same name, and stars idol Zhou Jieqiong (Kyulkyung of I.O.I) as Ran Yan, an astute medical examiner who embarks on a journey to find her mother’s killer and solves several murder cases along the way.