I didn’t actually watch Secret of the Three Kingdoms, but Wan Qian‘s Fu Shou is so pretty I just had to include her in my post.
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?
Old Boyis a rom-com about a forty something single father (Liu Ye) who finds love again after meeting a feisty high school teacher (Ariel Lin). Fingers-crossed the adults don’t act like immature teens in this drama.
Lei Jiayin, who got his big break playing the ex-husband in The First Half of My Life plays Liu Ye’s best friend, and Guo Shutong (Yesterday Once More) plays the heroine’s outspoken housemate and good friend. Talented child actor Hu Xianxu, of Nirvana in Fire 2 and A Love for Separation fame, costars as Liu Ye’s rebellious son Xiao Han, who shows up on his father’s doorstep after the death of his mother.
The 45 episode drama will air daily on Hunan TV beginning tonight.
Liehuo Ruge / The Flame’s Daughter 烈火如歌 – Mar 1 Featuring: Dilraba, Vic Chou, Zhang Binbin, Liu Ruilin, Lai Yi
Details: 52 episodes, daily drama on Youku A love triangle between a high-spirited young lady, a devoted yet mysterious man and the heroine’s first love.
August 28th is Chinese Valentine’s Day (Qixi Festival), and several productions have released stills to celebrate the occasion.
Actors featured (in order): Yang Mi, Ethan Ruan, Joe Chen, Chen Xiao, Qi Ji, Hai Lu, Yang Zi, Ren Jialun, Zhou Xun, Wallace Huo, Fan Bingbing, Gao Yunxiang, Tang Yixin, Raymond Lam, Tang Yan, Shawn Dou, Zheng Shuang, Ma Tianyu, Ariel Lin and Liu Ye
Filming is well underway for Oldboy, and they’ve released a new teaser and more character stills. The drama tells of the ‘sweet romance’ between a pilot and a school teacher, played by Liu Ye (All Quiet in Peking) and Ariel Lin (The Mysteries Family) respectively.
Liu Ye (All Quiet in Peking) will be playing pilot Wu Zheng, the titular Old Boy 老男孩 who finally finds love at the age of 40. Also cast is Ariel Lin (The Mysteries Family) who will be playing the feisty heroine, a high school teacher who returns from overseas.