The Twelfth Second 第十二秒 stars Ren Zhong(Nothing Gold Can Stay) as a detective who goes on a desperate search for his missing wife Hu Jiaying, played by Wan Qian (New World). He also comes face to face with his wife’s twin sister Xu Lian (Wan Qian), who seems to be working for an organised crime syndicate.
iQiyi recently released trailers and posters for a slew of upcoming shows that will either air exclusively on the site as web dramas and/or on television networks next year. Which shows are you looking forward to most?
October is the month of mystery dramas, and Youku is trying to gain some leverage over iQiyi with its own mystery drama Truth真相. Starring Chen Xingxu (Goodbye My Princess) as a trace evidence analyst, the drama premieres on Youku tonight.
The Pavilion is the first of four Light On dramas to go on air – hopefully there are equal parts of repairing family relationships and mystery. Starring Duan Yihong, Hao Lei, Zu Feng, Wu Yue and Bai Yufan, the drama premieres on iQiyi tonight.
The Pavilion – Duan Yihong, Hao Lei, Zu Feng, Wu Yue, Bai Yufan. Nineteen years ago, the Xuan family’s youngest sister is murdered, and the family is splintered. Almost two decades later, the broken family reunites after the oldest brother becomes the suspect of a fresh murder.
Last year’s Light On program gave us two critically successful dramas in The Bad Kids and The Long Night – any guesses as to which dramas will stand out from the pack this year? (My pick is The Pavilion, based on cast performance alone)
Bright As The Moon 皎若云间月 stars Zhang Zhixi(Love and Destiny) as a romance novelist who time travels to the past and becomes the rebellious noble lady Yun Qianyue. Tong Mengshi(Joy of Life) costars as her love interest.
The 40 episode drama is written by Zhang Zhixi and premieres on Youku in 4hrs.
Thank You Doctorstars Yang Mi and Bai Yu as ICU doctors with different values, yet eventually learn to overcome their differences and fall in love. Filming paused in early 2020 due to the pandemic, and cameras only started rolling again last month.
Dear Diary我的巴比伦恋人 tells of the romance between a prince from Babylon (Rhydian Vaughan) and a young woman from the 21st century (Bu Guanjin). The secondary couples are played by Tiffany Hsu x Zhou You and Wang Ruichang x Zhu Yanmanzi.
After watching the trailer, I think it may be a campy and fun watch.
The drama releases 2 episodes every Monday to Wednesday on Youku and iQiyi beginning tonight.
Infernal Affairs无间 is set during the Wang Jingwei regime (aka around the same time period as The Disguiser) and stars Jin Dong as a Nationalist spy who successfully infiltrates Department 76. As with all Republican espionage dramas, the hero becomes disillusioned with the reigning government and switches allegiances to the Communists. Wang Likun costars as his love interest.
The 40 episode drama is actor Qi Dao’s directorial and screenwriting debut, and wrapped up filming earlier this month.