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?
Court Lady 骊歌行 stars Xu Kai as a profligate youth who chooses to make a name for himself after falling in love with the heroine (Li Yitong). Costars include Tan Jianci, Wu Jiayi and some other Yu Zheng artistes. I’m liking the comedy, so am definitely in for the first quarter.
The 55 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Thursday – Sunday on iQiyi / Tencent.
A sequel of sorts to 2019 hit rom-com Go Go Squid!, Go Go Squid 2: Dt.Appledog’s Time (native title change to 我的时代 你的时代) stars Hu Yitian as a robotics competitor who has a decade-long crush on fellow competitor Ai Qing (Li Yitong). Li Xian and Yang Zi make guest appearances.
The 38 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Tuesday to Thursday on iQiyi. Members get a 6 episode head start.
My Deepest Dream stars Li Yitong (Dear Missy) and Jin Han(Twisted Fate of Love) as the leads who suffer from different forms of amnesia and begin time-travelling between each other’s timelines to solve a murder mystery. [Extended]
Li Yitong and Jin Chen‘s female friendship drama Dear Missy covers the girls’ high school years and eventual reunion after a decade-long separation. Produced by Sugarman (Hikaru no Go remake, Somewhere Only We Know), the drama will begin streaming on iQiyi tonight.
Femalefriendship dramas will be getting a head start over the 2021-2022 bromance dramas with the upcoming premiere of Dear Missy了不起的女孩, a drama that is supposed to be a loose adaption of Gossip Girl. Jin Chen and Li Yitong as best friends who reunite after almost a decade. [Extended Synopsis]
Over the past week, Mango TV, Tencent and iQiyi have released teasers and promos for select dramas that will probably air next year (follow the links for more information). Which ones are you looking forward to most?
The Golden Eagle Awards has finally decided to untangle its messy awards categories, and created a Best Actor/Actress award where the nominations are mostly based on merit. You can tell they were trying really hard when it came to choosing winners, though it’ll take a few more rounds before the awards are going to regain its reputation.
Royal Nirvana calls it a special, but it’s actually just the final 12 episodes that were cut when the drama first aired back in 2019. The last 12 episodes will continue to focus on the conflict-laden father-son relationship, and possible rebellion by the crown prince’s cousin. Starring Luo Jin, Li Yitong, Huang Zhizhong and Zheng Yecheng, VIP members will be able to watch all 12 episodes tonight.