The Blue Whisper Part 1 tells of an angsty romance between spirit controller Ji Yunhe (Dilraba) and pretty merman Changyi (Ren Jialun) who gives his tail for legs. Part 1 ends with the leads misunderstanding each other, though from the trailer it seems like they’ll eventually work together again to defeat the tyrannical Princess Shunde (Guo Xiaoting). I didn’t like the previous merman-related drama (Mirror: Twin Cities), so hopefully this one is better.
The 22 episode drama premieres on Youku tonight at 6pm (CN time). Part 2 will run for 21 episodes and should follow shortly. Drama watching calendars included below the cut.
I’m usually not a rom-com person, but the premise for iQiyi rom-com Be My Princess has definitely caught my attention. Xu Zhengxi (The Autumn Ballad) plays an aloof actor who literally embodies his character after getting into a car accident. Zhou Jieqiong(Legend of Fei) stars as his bewildered costar, who must play along and help him recover.
Directed by Huang Tianren (Here To Heart, Someday orOne Day), the drama releases episodes weekly on iQiyi and Mango TV.
Challenges at Midlife 相逢时节 stars Lei Jiayin and Yuan Quan in a Romeo and Juliet-esque story minus the tragic ending. Costars include Zhang Yixing as Yuan Quan’s younger brother, Jia Nailiang as Lei Jiayin’s best buddy and Luo Haiqiong as his older sister.
The 38 episode drama airs daily on Zhejiang TV / Dragon TV.
I thought it would be a drama set mostly in the imperial kitchen, but the trailers for Royal Feast makes it look like the typical palace romance between a maid turned empress (Wu Jinyan) and the future emperor (Xu Kai).
The 40 episode drama will stream on Mango TV – viewing calendar can be found here.
Today seems to be a lucky day in C-ent, because premiere dates and official cast announcements are coming in left, right and centre.
This is actually old news but Chinese Paladin is getting a remake. New actor He Yu(My Fated Boy) plays Li Xiaoyao, Yang Yutong(Crime Crackdown) plays Zhao Ling’er and Xu Hao(Let’s Shake It, Rise of Phoenixes) costars as Lin Yueru. Unlike the first adaption, this one is apparently going to be more faithful to the original RPG game.
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).
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.
Dream Garden 沉睡花园 follows the romance between a tsundere psychologist (Gong Jun) and an influencer who gives relationship advice online (Qiao Xin). The 16 episode drama airs Mon-Wed on Hunan TV’s evening time slot.
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.