Let’s Shake It is Filming Season Two

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The cutest alien in the Tang dynasty is coming back to Earth!

The most fun drama of 2017, sci-fi rom-com Let’s Shake It  颤抖吧,阿部!,   is getting a sequel, Let’s Shake It 2 : Trouble on Planet Duo 颤抖吧阿部之朵星风云.  The  first one was crazy hilarious and shippable, and probably one of my favorite dramas of 2017.     Plus, everyone’s voice acting was  perfect for their roles, which is pretty rare since most such dramas use dubs.

Not much has been said about the sequel or whether everyone will be back, but leads An Yuexi, Zheng Yecheng are definitely in it. The brother duo directors have been replaced with assistant director Wang Yan. It seems like there’ll be more aliens joining the cast. Maybe they’ll all go to Planet Duo?

P.S. While you wait, there’s another drama, My Classmate from Far, Far Away 同学两亿岁,  out that also features aliens from Planet Duo crash landing on Earth.

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For the peace of the universe!

XDRAMAsX’s 2017 Drama Review

2017 was a much better year for dramas in general (I’m actually more excited for 2018-2019, as all the movie actors are returning to the small screen), with several shows hitting it out of the park in terms of ratings and/or online popularity.

Web dramas really started to gain traction this year – in fact, I’m marathoning two right now, and each one stands out for various reasons, whether it be high production values or tight storytelling. These online shows have become an outlet for creativity due to the strict censorship rules applied to television dramas, though SARPPFT has decided to nip it in the bud by making web dramas undergo the same rigorous process before premiering online. Hopefully the streaming sites continue to come up with quality fare in the future despite the roadblocks that are being put in place.

WARNING: Long post ahead.

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Review: Let’s Shake It Eps 1 – 7

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Potentially the weirdest drama I’ve seen in a while, but also one of the cutest.

Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧,阿部! is so strange  that it works.  The female lead is an alien slave trader, the male lead trains people to smash their heads with bricks, the other male lead is a cat half of the time,   and the director interjects the drama with random scenes of little kids poking fun at the plot.

When alien human traders Abu (An Yuexi) and Meow (Wang Yanyang)  crash  on Earth, they  take over the body of the recently murdered Tang Qingye and a cat to survive.   As they try to get rescued from Earth, they slowly uncover the real reason their spaceship was attacked and a plot to harvest humans for world domination. Watch as Abu gains sympathy for those she once thought sub-alien and even falls for her human adopted brother (Zheng Yecheng), who it turns out may be the heir to the throne.

Before leaving prom, the boys poses for a photo to remember the night.

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Let’s Shake It again

At least some of the costumes are nicer than I expected.

Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧!阿部 stills today.  Starring An Yuexi and Zheng Yecheng, people looking for a comedy with acceptable costuming might give this a go.

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Let’s Shake It stills

Well… the interiors look nice…

Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧!阿部 has more stills.  Starring An Yuexi and Zheng Yecheng, it seems like those who want to watch comedies will have a couple selections to choose from soon.

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Let’s Shake It starts filming

Well… this looks interesting…

Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧!阿部 has started filming, based on the novel of a similar name by Feng Diuzi (颤抖吧,ET!).  Starring An Yuexi and Zheng Yecheng, those looking for a different style of drama may want to give this a go.

More stills and (WARNING!!) spoilers at the bottom of the post.

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