Novoland: Pearl Eclipse chronicles Haishi’s (Yang Mi) journey from a fisherman’s daughter to a general and finally empress dowager of a kingdom. She’ll also have a torturous romance with her teacher Fang Zhu (William Chan), who has sworn a blood oath to his king. The secondary couple is also pretty melodramatic – we have a king (Xu Kaicheng) whose first love was sacrificed due to political intrigue, and a new empress (Chen Xiaoyun) who looks exactly like the king’s first love.
Broker was the only Miu Juan (author of The Interpreter) novel I read and liked, so I will be checking out the drama adaption despite its flaws. Starring Song Qian as a patriotic scientist and Luo Yunxi as a corporate spy, the romance drama will premiere on July 22nd.
Ordinary Greatness 警察荣誉 stars Zhang Ruoyun and Bai Lu as rookie police officers who develop into well-rounded and responsible neighbourhood police after undergoing various hardships together with their team.
Novoland: Pearl Eclipse stars Yang Mi, William Chan and Xu Kaicheng in a complicated love triangle riddled with lies and misunderstandings: “You are the scar in my heart that can only be healed through death.” [Extended Synopsis]
The costumes look gorgeous for Yang Mi and William Chan’s first foray into Novoland in Pearl Eclipse 九州·斛珠夫人. Joining the cast is Xu Kaicheng, Chen Xiaoyun, Wang Sen, and Yuan Yuxuan. I swear at some point everyone is going to be in a Novoland drama.
So it turns out that Well-Intended Love 2 is actually not a direct sequel, but a similar story with the same cast, crew, and character names. The drama is loosely based on novel Heir Games: Private Sweetie 豪门游戏：私宠甜心宝贝 (yeah, it sounds that ridiculous in Chinese, too) and follows your usual rom-com troupes.
The drama is set to stream on Feb. 13 on Sohu and Tencent, no news of whether Netflix will also pick this one up. Here’s the latest trailer and some stills below the cut:
The sequel to surprise hit rom-com Well-Intended Love, Well-Intended Love 2 奈何BOSS要娶我 2 has released its first trailer. The drama is said to “stream soon” and brings back the cast of Xu Kaicheng, Wang Shuang, Yi Bochen and Li Jiaxi and director Wu Qiang. Not sure if Netflix will also pick this one up.
I never finished the first one because I got mad at the male lead for lying to her, but it was really cute up until that revelation. I’m a little surprised that they still haven’t announced to the public they were together yet, but it looks like that revelation is what the sequel will be about.