To Dear Myself is another female ensemble drama focusing on the careers and romances of three women played by Liu Shishi, Kan Qingzi and Chen Miqi. Their love interests are played by Zhu Yilong, Peng Guanying and Li Zefeng respectively. [Extended Synopsis]
The 45 episode drama airs daily on Hunan TV beginning tonight.
Liu Shishi and Zhu Yilong’sTo Dear Myself has released teasers, and the hero’s personality is already getting on my nerves. Fingers-crossed he has a good backstory, and that the writer doesn’t go overboard with the machismo. The drama is slated to premiere this Sunday on Hunan TV.
It might have started in early 2018, when a tweet proposing a Chinese drama featuring female friends whose lives aren’t revolving around romance and kids got millions of retweets as women across China (and overseas) shared their wishes to see more female characters with diverse aspirations and female friendships not tied together by their common rivalry for a man.
In the year since then, companies seem to have picked up the hint as one after another modern female ensemble dramas began production this year. The dramas range from women fighting their place in college (Unfazed at Twenty ) to women dealing with mid-life crises to women seeking to find a new meaning in life in old age (Good Times).
Here’s a look at some of the announced upcoming female ensemble dramas, which one are you looking forward to the most?
To Dear Myself 亲爱的自己 is the fourth female-centric modern drama to begin filming this year after Nothing But Thirty, Love in Shanghai and Unfazed at Twenty. The ~30 episode series focuses on the careers and troubled love lives of three women played by Liu Shishi(If I Can Love You So), Kan Qingzi(The Great River) and Chen Miqi(Martial Universe).