Yang Zi, Li Xian, and Hu Yitian’s rom-com Go Go Squid 亲爱的，热爱的 (formerly 蜜汁炖鱿鱼) airs today, July 9th. Yang Zi plays a brilliant IT student who doubles as a cover artist who falls in love with the workaholic competitive gamer played by Li Xian. Hu Yitian joins the mix as a rival gamer. The daily drama is available on Youtube here.Continue reading
Only Side By Side With You tells of the love story between a fuerdai who spends her time designing drones (Bai Baihe) and an ex-soldier turned bar owner (William Chan) who is determined to find out the truth behind his expulsion from the army. The extended synopsis can be found here.
I only had eyes for the OTP while reading the original novel, but Qin Hailu’s (White Deer Plain) main antagonist An Ning has had my undivided attention since the release of the first trailer. Can’t blame me when she’s so charismatic. Li Xian (Tientsin Mystic) costars as the meddling second male lead, while Bai Bing (The Legend of Heavenly Tear) plays the heroine’s business partner.
The drama will be subbed on Viki.
Fantasy wuxia drama Sword Dynasty 剑王朝 is based on Wuzui’s novel of the same name, and stars Li Xian (Tientsin Mystic) as Ding Ning, a commoner with great aspirations and Li Yitong (Legend of the Condor Heroes 2016) as Zhangsun Qianxue, the eldest daughter of a powerful aristocrat.
After Wuthering Heights, another classic of English literature has been adapted into the Republican era. Starring Pan Zhilin as Elizabeth Bennet, Xu Zhengxi as Mr.Darcy, Li Xian as Charles Bingley, and Zhu Zixiao as George Wickham, Pride and Prejudice 翩翩冷少俏佳人 the drama follows the book pretty closely but adds a business line for several leads to stretch it into a 30-episode drama. The only major change is that George Wickham’s true love is Elizabeth Bennet, although he still keeps romantic plots with both Lydia and Georgina. He still mostly loves himself, though. Continue reading
Go Go Squid! 蜜汁炖鱿鱼 stars Yang Zi (Ode to Joy 2) as Tong Nian, a cover singer of Japanese songs and a genius IT programming student. Li Xian (Tientsin Mystic) plays Han Shangyan, a legendary professional gamer with a high IQ and EQ who doesn’t take an interest to girls.
Only Side By Side With You stars Bai Baihe (Surgeons) as Nan Qiao, a cold fuerdai who has a passion for designing drones, and William Chan (Founding of An Army) as Shi Yue, an ex-soldier turned gigolo and bar owner who wants to exact revenge on Nan Qiao, believing she was the reason he got expelled from the army.
Li Xian (Tientsin Mystic) plays Shi Yue’s former colleague and friend who has a one-sided love for Nan Qiao, while the gorgeous Qin Hailu (White Deer Plain) plays An Ning, a mysterious woman whom Shi Yue owes his life to.