Huang Jingyu, Guan Xiaotong, and Darren Chen’s rom-com Oversize Love 月半爱丽丝 recently released its first trailer. The film is written and produced by Eva Jin (Sophie’s Revenge) The film is set for a March 2020 release.
Dear Military Uniform 亲爱的戎装 (lit.) is being touted as the next Descendants of the Sun, and stars Huang Jingyu as a stone-faced special forces officer and Li Qin as a warm and gentle army doctor. A similar-themed drama starring Ma Sichun and Bai Jingting is also in production.
Directed by Tian Yi (The Drug Hunter) and written by award-winning screenwriter You Xiaoying (Love Education), the 45 episode drama is based on the novel of a similar name (军装下的绕指柔) by Zhezhi Mayi.
Based on true events, The Thunder 破冰行动 is an anti-narcotics drama based off real events. Huang Jingyu and Wu Gang play the good cops, while Wang Jinsong and Zhang Xilin play the corrupt officials. [Extended Synopsis]
The 48 episode drama releases 2 episodes daily on iQiyi beginning tonight.
We Are Young 青春创世纪 stars Huang Jingyu as the tsundere hero Duan Ran, a fuerdai who runs his own e-commerce business. Wu Jinyan (Legend of Haolan) plays Qian Xixi, the plucky and hardworking heroine who has been living with Duan Ran’s family since a young age.
The Thunder stars Huang Jingyu as a police officer who commences an investigation into a powerful drug cartel with the help of his adopted father and biological father, played by Wu Gang and Simon Yam respectively. Veterans Wang Jinsong and Zhang Xilin costar as the main antagonists. [Extended Synopsis]
It’s that time of year again, when I collect all my thoughts on the dramas I watched over the past year. I vowed to watch many of the shows in the discarded list because they starred my favourites, conveniently forgetting that good actors cannot always elevate the quality of a drama.
On the other hand, dramas that weren’t initially on my radar ended up becoming the shows I was most invested in, probably because I had zero expectations going in. What are your thoughts on this year’s drama offerings?
Collection of Cfensi’s past reviews can be found here.
**Spoilers ahead, do proceed with caution.
Based on true events, The Thunder / Operation Ice Breaker 破冰行动 stars Huang Jingyu (His Excellency’s First Love) as an anti-narcotics police officer, and veteran actors Wu Gang (In the Name of the People), Wang Jinsong (The Advisors Alliance), Simon Yam (Operation Red Sea), and Zhang Xilin (Game of Hunting) round out the main cast.
Telling the tale of a thousand-year-old fox-spirit/alien royalty who has fallen in love with the same person over and over again for a thousand years, The Love Knot: His Excellency’s First Love 结爱 : 千岁大人的初恋 airs today, May 9th.
The first two episodes look promising. Easily the best Song Qian drama since she’s acted in, and a great first foray for Huang Jingyu into network TV. Watch it here on YouTube.