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).
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?
Mystery of Antiques 3 just announced yesterday evening that it will be premiere tonight. Starring Qu Chuxiao (Love Will Tear Us Apart) and Chen Yuqi(And The Winner Is Love), the drama will release 2 episodes every Wednesday to Saturday on Tencent / WeTV. [Extended synopsis]
A round-up of dramas that have just started filming, mostly rom-coms and xianxia romances, without their own posts yet. Which ones are you looking forward to the most?
Brotherhood of Blades: Shadow of the Lands 绣春刀·山河之影 (lit.) Cast: Zhang Yunlong, Sun Yi, Chen Ruoxuan Executive producer: Lu Yang Directors: Li Yi, Cao Hua Screenwriters: Li Yi, Xu Yiliang (Princess Jieyou) The first drama from Lu Yang’s Brotherhood of Blades universe, it’ll cover the founding of the Ming dynasty and the formation of the jinyiwei.
See You Again 超时空罗曼史 stars Hu Yitian as Xiang Qinyu, a famous Republican-era actor who somehow finds himself in modern China. He meets rookie screenwriter and fangirl Jin Ahyin (Chen Yuqi), and a bickering romance begins.
Directed by Huang Yingxiang (Your Fukubukuro), the 24 episode drama began filming a week ago.
Mirror: Twin Cities stars Li Yifeng as the prince of the seas who is back for revenge and determined to release his fellow merpeople from slavery. Chen Yuqi costars as his love interest, and Zheng Yecheng plays the prince of ruling kingdom.
Mirror: Twin Cities revolves around Su Mo’s (Li Yifeng) journey of revenge as he attempts to emancipate his people from slavery. Chen Yuqi plays the crown princess of the ruling kingdom, and Zheng Yecheng rounds out the love triangle as the prince. [Character Intros]