Some stills from currently airing fantasy rom-com I’m a pet at Dali Temple 我在大理寺当宠物, where the main lead turns into a cat/human post kiss after touching a special crystal, but early on she thought it was post-kiss. It’s pretty light-hearted and cute if you want something to just smile to.
The series stars Xu Kaicheng, Hu Yixuan, Wang Xiran, and Xu Jiawei. You can watch two episodes per week on Sohu (not area blocked) here.
Let’s Shake It 2has begun streaming on Youtube here. Two new episodes come out every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I’ve watched the first three episodes (MGTV VIP gets six extra episodes) and unfortunately with a different production team, it’s inferior to the first one in almost every way. Th overall premise of the characters having to constantly adjust what they’re doing in the Sui dynasty to make sure they still exist in the Tang dynasty is a lot more interesting than the first one, but the pacing is really off, and the only jokes that work are callbacks to the first one. Also Abu’s costumes are not nearly as cute as in the first one.
If you had to pick a show about a humanlike soul trapped in a catlike body, I would go with I’m a Pet at Dali Temple which has worse acting but is at least fun.
I can’t believe there are two dramas about humanoids trapped in cat form coming out within a week. Luckily, at this one uses a real cat instead of a CGI one.
A somewhat crossover between Let’s Shake It and The Eternal Love, rom-com I’m a cat at Dali Temple 我在大理寺当宠物 brings cdrama one step closer to the furry world as it introduces us to yet another lead character trapped in a cat’s body.
When the modern female lead tried to help a cat, she got teleported to the Dali Temple (not an actual temple, it’s more like ancient Chinese supreme court) in cat form. She’s quickly picked up by a detective at the Dali Temple who takes her as a pet. She switches into a human/cat whenever she touches a magical stone. Thus begin her quest to find all five stones, one of whom lies on the neck of the chief detective at the Dali Temple.
The series stars Xu Kaicheng, Hu Yixuan, Wang Xiran, and Xu Jiawei. You can watch two episodes per week on Sohu (not area blocked) here. Trailer below:
Let’s Shake It 2 颤抖吧阿部之朵星风云 is now set for a September 27 release date. The new trailer reveals more of set-up, which appears to be Abu must gather and save multiple Tang Qingfeng’s from each parallel universe.
Future Tang Qingfeng and current Tang Qingfeng have timetravelled back to before they were born to try to kill each other in what they each think will protect Abu.
It seems like only yesterday the drama was announced, but Let’s Shake It 2 : Trouble on Planet Duo 颤抖吧阿部之朵星风云 has already finished filming and apparently most of post-production since it will stream on August 6. On top of saving all of the Tang dynasty by making sure it happens in the timeline, Tang Qingfeng apparently must also fight off future-himself as future-himself (actually future-future-himself given that he’s already a future-himself in the Sui dynasty) tries to kill him to save Abu.
I’m 100% up for a series of them just going to a different dynasty each season.
Here’s the first trailer. The ending is probably my favorite part:
Let’s Shake It 2 颤抖吧阿部之朵星风云 has already finished filming despite only having news of it being filmed two weeks ago, and is set to be released Summer 2018 (yes, this summer). The series brings back An Yuexi and Zheng Yecheng and that’s pretty much of the main leads because they’ve timetravelled to a new time period when the leads’ dad was still a young man. I love that this series actually has fun with the possibilities of its scifi background.