In the age of mass misinformation, Standing in the Time 不负时光 is here to remind us the importance of fact-checkers who make sure that every detail checks out. The Pretty Proofreader adaptation features an aspiring fashion magazine editor (An Yuexi) who gets stuck in a seemingly unimportant proofreader job, but slowly learns that the devil is in the details. The series will be available with English subs on viki here and on the iQiyi app.
Standing in the Time 不负时光, a remake of the hit Japanese series Pretty Proofreader / Jimi ni Sugoi! Kōetsu Girl: Kouno Etsuko, will star An Yuexi as the adorable proofreader who finds meaning in the details and Xing Zhaolin as the loner novelist whose paths cross with hers in more ways than one. The original is one of my favorite recent Japanese drama and extremely heartwarming and An Yuexi is adorable, so I hope the remake lives up to the original. The series is set to be released on October 2nd on Tencent and iQiyi.
The Legends stars Xu Kai and Bai Lu team up once more in Arsenal Military Academy 烈火军校, a Republican era military drama written by Xiaoxiangdong’er (Princess Agents). Bai Lu plays a Republican-era Mulan who disguises herself as a man to join the military academy in place of her older brother. There, she proves herself to the other students and probably ends up saving China.
The series, which released a new trailer and character posters today, is set for an August 6th release online. The good-looking cast also includes Wu Jiayi, Li Chengbin, Gao Yu’er, Shao Bing, An Yuexi, Dong Li, Yin Zheng, and Zuo Xiaoqing.
Let’s Shake It 2has begun streaming on Youtube here. Two new episodes come out every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I’ve watched the first three episodes (MGTV VIP gets six extra episodes) and unfortunately with a different production team, it’s inferior to the first one in almost every way. Th overall premise of the characters having to constantly adjust what they’re doing in the Sui dynasty to make sure they still exist in the Tang dynasty is a lot more interesting than the first one, but the pacing is really off, and the only jokes that work are callbacks to the first one. Also Abu’s costumes are not nearly as cute as in the first one.
If you had to pick a show about a humanlike soul trapped in a catlike body, I would go with I’m a Pet at Dali Temple which has worse acting but is at least fun.
A romance drama that takes “my world is gray without you” seriously.
I’m re-watching this, so I figured I should finally do a post on this little gem. An Yuexi is once more a ray of sunshine in You Color My World 路从今夜白, a cute romance with an unique premise and pretty colors. You can watch it English-subbed on YouTube here.
The female lead is literally the only color in the male lead’s eyes. Gu Yebai (Chen Ruoyun) is an artist who’s lost the ability to see color due to trauma until he met fellow student Lu Youran (An Yuexi). For some later explained reason, when she colors his paintings, he can briefly see color again. He soon hires her as a model and asks her to mix paint for him. As their relationship progresses, everything she does affects how he sees the world. When she is nice to him, his whole world is filled with vibrant colors. When he feels like she doesn’t like him, his world is gray again.