Inspired by Journey to the West, An Oriental Odyssey 盛唐幻夜 stars Wu Qian (Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace) as Ye Yuan’an, the daughter of an official in the Ministry of Revenue who loves to solve crimes. (Trailer)
Let’s Shake It 2 has 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.
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.
Synopsis and stills below.
The most fun drama of 2017, sci-fi rom-com Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧，阿部!, is getting a sequel, Let’s Shake It 2 : Trouble on Planet Duo 颤抖吧阿部之朵星风云. The first one was crazy hilarious and shippable, and probably one of my favorite dramas of 2017. Plus, everyone’s voice acting was perfect for their roles, which is pretty rare since most such dramas use dubs.
Not much has been said about the sequel or whether everyone will be back, but leads An Yuexi, Zheng Yecheng are definitely in it. The brother duo directors have been replaced with assistant director Wang Yan. It seems like there’ll be more aliens joining the cast. Maybe they’ll all go to Planet Duo?
P.S. While you wait, there’s another drama, My Classmate from Far, Far Away 同学两亿岁, out that also features aliens from Planet Duo crash landing on Earth.
A series for some of my favorite up-and-rising young artists. Most of them aren’t big enough to have fancy photo shoots, but they’re cute. Feel free to leave a comment if you want some featured.
Zheng Yecheng 郑业成 (born in 1993) was definitely the highlight of O2O for me. His sheepish smile is contagious, and their side-plot is probably one of my favorite side-romances in a while.
Since then, he’s starred in a number of quirky romances, including my favorite rom-com so far this year, Let’s Shake It. He’s not a phenomenal actor, but his youthful cuteness is enough for him to pull off most of his roles so far. Plus, his martial arts training could give him a leg up for wuxia roles.
He’s currently filming Fantastical Nights in the Tang Dynasty 盛唐幻夜, an ancient series with Wu Qian.
Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧，阿部！ is so strange that it works. The female lead is an alien slave trader, the male lead trains people to smash their heads with bricks, the other male lead is a cat half of the time, and the director interjects the drama with random scenes of little kids poking fun at the plot.
When alien human traders Abu (An Yuexi) and Meow (Wang Yanyang) crash on Earth, they take over the body of the recently murdered Tang Qingye and a cat to survive. As they try to get rescued from Earth, they slowly uncover the real reason their spaceship was attacked and a plot to harvest humans for world domination. Watch as Abu gains sympathy for those she once thought sub-alien and even falls for her human adopted brother (Zheng Yecheng), who it turns out may be the heir to the throne.
Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧！阿部 stills today. Starring An Yuexi and Zheng Yecheng, people looking for a comedy with acceptable costuming might give this a go.
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Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧！阿部 has more stills. Starring An Yuexi and Zheng Yecheng, it seems like those who want to watch comedies will have a couple selections to choose from soon.
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