If you’ve been watching The Story of Minglan 知否知否应是绿肥红瘦, you might have been a fan of the watercolor opening. Here are some of the original paintings released by artist Zhang Yu. Can you tell who is who?
The Story of Minglan stars Zhao Liying (Our Glamorous Time) as Minglan, the seemingly naive sixth daughter of the Sheng family, Feng Shaofeng (Detective Dee) as her husband-to-be and Zhu Yilong (Guardian) as the heroine’s first love. [Extended Synopsis / Main Characters]
The 73 episode drama airs 2 episodes every Sunday to Thursday and 1 episode on Fridays and Saturdays on Hunan TV / Netdrama.
Opening theme (artist: Zhang Yu)
Seven Versions of Myself is the official remake of Korean drama Kill Me, Heal Me and stars Zhang Yishan as a man with seven personalities. Cai Wenjing (Above the Clouds) plays a first year psychiatry resident and his love interest. Zhang Xiaoqian (Ode to Joy) plays her twin brother, and Gao Taiyu (Xuanyuan Sword: Clouds of Han) rounds out the main quartet as the hero’s cousin and main rival.
The 34 episode drama premieres on December 13th, and will release two episodes every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10pm (Tencent).
First of all, I’m kind of impressed by their use of English songs in the two trailers so far. Hopefully this bodes well for their rather large OST (all the girls and maybe Wang Kai have their own song). Second, can everyone but maybe Jiang Xin please get a new stylist? There is absolutely nothing young and hip about any of Wang Kai’s outfits.
I still think Ode to Joy 欢乐颂 could be ground-breaking in being a female-centric modern drama that isn’t solely-focused on romance (despite this trailer), so I have high hopes for this series. I like the end message of the trailer, if anything else. All the leads have signed up for season 2 and 3 for this drama, so that should indicate the script is really good (or they were emotionally blackmailed).
The series has been pushed back for an April 18th release, and still stars Liu Tao, Jiang Xin, Yang Zi, Wang Ziwen, Qiao Xin, Zu Feng, Yang Shuo, Zhang Lu, Wang Kai, Jin Dong, and Zhang Xiaoqian,