I can count on one hand how many dramas I watched from beginning to end, so I’ve decided to do things differently this year and shine the spotlight on the characters that I really liked. Feel free to submit your own reviews and posts here.
Based loosely on the real operation of the same name, Hunting 猎狐 features Wang Kai,Wang Ou, and Hu Jun working on a new financial crime operation to repatriate economic fugitives who have fled abroad. The series is written by Zhao Dongling (Once Upon a Time in Tsingtao) and directed by Liu Xin (The King’s Woman). Liu Yijun, Deng Jiajia, Fu Jing, and Wang Tonghui co-stars, while Zhao Ziqi and Liu Jun guest stars.
The series will be airing two episodes on weekdays and one episode on weekends. It should be available on this Youtube channel.
If Time Flows Back stars Jin Dong, Li Zonghan and Li Naiwen as fortysomething men who try to escape their failed marriages by livin’ the high life, only to find that it doesn’t solve anything. Jiang Xin, Zuo Xiaoqing, Zhao Ziqi and Fu Jing costar.
The 45 episode drama airs daily on Dragon TV / Beijing TV.
Dance of the Phoenix 且听凤鸣 (previously 神医凰后) stars Yang Chaoyue as a Chinese medicine student from the 21st century who time travels to a xianxia world and inhabits the body of genius cultivator Fengwu.
Everlasting Serenity 岁岁青莲 (lit.) was originally a Qing dynasty romance drama that went by the name of Xifei’s Royal Love in the Palace. To avoid delays due to censorship, production company New Classics Media (Ruyi’s Royal Love) has changed the dynasty, though the storyline will remain intact for the most part. He Hongshan(Legend of the Phoenix) plays Luo Qinglian, a kind-hearted and learned noble lady who marries prince He Lianxin (Peter Ho).
Hunting stars Wang Kai as an economic crimes detective who is responsible for uprooting a corrupt business empire led by Wang Bolin (Liu Yijun). From the trailer, the main antagonist may be involved in the death of the heroine’s (Wang Ou) mother and recruitment of the hero’s first love (Deng Jiajia).
Hunting 猎狐 has unveiled an impressive supporting cast with the release of new stills. Deng Jiajia (Burning Ice) costars as Xia Yuan’s (Wang Kai) childhood sweetheart while Fu Jing(Undercover) plays Hu Jun’s sister. [Extended Synopsis]
If We Could Turn Back Time 如果岁月可回头 (lit.) stars Mr. Right actors Jin Dong, Li Zonghan and Li Naiwen as three strangers who end up going on a healing journey together after their marriages fall apart. Jiang Xin (Miss. Puff) plays Jiang Xiaomei, a tour guide and bar owner who befriends all three of them.
Undercover/The Undercover to Return 卧底归来 takes inspiration from true events, and focuses on the conflict between China’s anti-narcotics forces and drug dealers. The most recent teaser can be found here.