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Long For You (Chinese Drama Review)

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Long For You (Chinese Drama Review)

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  • Genre: Romance, Supernatural, Fantasy
  • Date Released: February 2017
  • CDrama: 20 episodes

Cast:

  • Song Wei Long as Gu Shi Yi
  • Zhou Yu Tong as Xue Ji
  • Wang Riley as Li Zhe
  • Wang Xu Dong as  Shun Shan
  • Gao Xi Er as Jiang Huai
  • Zhang Nan as Lin Bei La
  • Zhao Yao Ke as Lisa

 

Synopsis

It is about an immortal looking for the boy/man of her dreams.

I have to admit that I am watching this drama because of Song Wei long.  But having just seen the first couple of episodes, I like the lead girl immediately.  She is strong and feisty and pretty.

Episode 1

The story started in France.

A billionaire who has a harem of wives dies leaving the bulk of his fortune to his daughter who had been banished in a remote island.

This legacy became a contention among the family especially to the current young wife who expected to get everything.

This young wife has a French lover.  Between them they arranged the murder of the daughter.

Episode 2

The assailants shoot the girl pointblank in the chest.  They took photo of her dying and sent it to the young wife.

The daughter had previously engaged the butler of her father.  He became very anxious when the girl did not come home.

He suspected foul play immediately as the signing of documents was about to happen.

Back in the forest, the dead girl started to come alive.  She found her mobile phone and called the butler to pick her up.

The butler was half aware of the secret as he was the father’s most trusted personnel. 🙂

The girl is actully badass.

She called the young wife for a talk.  Over dinner, she had it confirmed that her ‘death’ was the young wife’s machination.

With a gun, the daughter played Russian roulette with the frightened wife.  The girl made her promised not to do it again, not to touch her, come near her in the future.

Listening to this was the adopted son, Li Zhe.

Episode 3

Li Zhe interrogated Xue Ji who she was. She told him that she’s looking for a man in her dreams.  He said that could it be him the man she dreams?

He told her that he doesn’t want the money from the inheritance.  He wanted her to be safe.

Xue Ji has gone back to China and promptly drove a Lamborghini which Gu Shi Yi with his friend, Jiang Huai had crashed into.

Gu Shi Yi is a newbie driver without insurance and together with Jiang Huai are just students.  They begged Xue Ji to give them a discount with the repair of the car.

Xue Jin contacted Jiang Huai with the amount of the repair which was 200,000 Yuan, more than she and Gu Shi Yan can afford to pay.

Xue Jin proposed that Jiang Huai becomes her butler for a year to pay off the money.  Jiang can’t really refuse and in a way, it was a blessing as she needed to look for a cheaper place to stay at.  Xue Jin told her that they knew each other from a long time ago.  Their mothers were friends.

Gu Shi Yi was rather skeptical and he said that he was the one who crashed the car and therefore he should pay.

Song Wei Long looked so young.

Episode 4

Gu Shi Yi is a budding pop star and had just been recently signed it by an agency and one of the rules was not to have a girlfriend.

Gu Shi Yi met up with Xue Jin and Jiang Huai.  He later gave Xue Jin a lift to her place.  In the car, Xue Jin said that they are fated which surprised Gu Shi Yi.  Xue Jin then asked him if he doesn’t dream about her.  If he doesn’t then he was not the man she was looking for.

Li Zhe has gone back to China himself as well and went to see Gu Shi Yi.  Again he asked her whether he was the man of her dreams.  When she told him that she already found the man, he became very sad.

Xue Jin moved in Jiang Huai but they ended up moving in with Gu Shi Yi because Jiang Huai has only a week to stay at her place.

Episode 5

The progress was very quick.  Gu Shi Yi ashed Xue Jin why not become his girlfriend.  He also a bit perturbed that she likes the man in her dreams who looks like him rather than him now.

Xue Jin is popular with the housemates because she buys them loads of presents.

Li Zhe came to visit her in the house and was jealous so he ended up staying the night and slept with Gu Shi Yin on the floor and woke in each other’s arms.  So cute.

Episode 6

Gu Shi Yi dreamt that was in ancient China and being married to Xue Jin.  But it looked like he was very emotional, shedding a few tears.

He told Xue Jin of having dreamt about her but he said probably it was because she was stressing him too much talking about dreams.

Xue Jin and Jang Huai moved into the mansion.  To create a reason to visit the girls or rather Xue Jin, Gu Shi Yi put his phone charger into Jiang Huai’s bag.

He then later went to collect the charger but had a lovely cute moment with Xue Jin, carrying her to her upstairs to her bedroom while she slept in his arms.

Jang Huai asked Xue Jin if her mother can stay with them for one night.

Episode 7

Xue Jin’s brother died in an accident,so she had to go back to France.

Gu Shi Yi called her to commiserate with her but she said that she was not sad.  Gu Shi Yi ended up saying that if something happens to him she will be far from being sad and then he hang up.

A new girl, Chairman Lin appeared in the agency.

Episode 8

Xue Jin has come back from France.

An elderly woman also came back from France.  She has been tracking Xue Jin.

Episode 9

Gu Shi Yi had another instalment of dreams.  It was on his wedding night with Xue Jin 1000 years ago.  They were about to consummate their marriage when from under a pillow Gu Shi Yi pulled a knife and stabbed Xue Jin.

The elderly woman was dying of cancer and for some reason, she had Jiang Huai abducted in order to force Xue Jin to meet with her.

Gu Shi Yi is being stalked by President Lin, who appears to be another immortal as she killed Li Zhe’s mother when he was still very young.

Episode 10

Jiang Huai’s mother approached her again because she needed money as their investment including their house have been lost.  She wanted Jiang Huai to borrow money from Xue Jin.

The Elderly Lady appeared and said that she will pay all the money her mother had lost as long as Jiang Huai’s convinces Xue Jin to donate blood to her.

Episode 11

Xue Jin promised Jiang Huai that she can have anything she wishes for her birthday.

It was her 21st and she wishes that Xue Jin donate blood to the Elderly Lady.

 

When We Were Young (Chinese Drama)

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  • Genre: School, Bullying, Youth, Twins, Mystery
  • Date Released: 2017
  • CDrama: 32 Episodes
  • Loosely based on School 2015

Cast:

  • Zhang Sophie as Chu Yin Yin / Xia Er
  • Zeng Joseph as Xu Kong Lin
  • Wang Bo Wen as Li Bai
  • Gong Zheng as Liu Qiang
  • Wang Qiu Zi as Teacher Lv
  • Hu Cai Hong as Chu Ming Zhu

The drama is about twin girls separated by fate.  One of the girls was adopted while the other one was raised in an orphanage.

Because of an accident, they changed places and experienced each other’s life.


When We Were Young (Chinese Drama)

Episode 1

Xia Er was running away from a gang, whom she owned money from.  The gang threatened her and her friends that if she does not pay them the  ¥5000 debt, something nasty would happen to them.

Yin Yin left for the city to find work and bumped into a woman who recognised her as the missing girl with reward money for information.

The police were called with her ‘mother’, who seemed loving and caring and rich.

Yin Yin pretended that she was the missing daughter and that she had lost her memory.

The real daughter, Chin Chin, was mugged, hit on the head and left on the ground bleeding.  Luckily the very gang that Xia’Er found her and took her to the hospital.

Chin Chin woke up with a real amnesia.

Episode 2

Chin Chin was a very serious girl, she never smiles and she always wanted or rather needed to be number one in her class to please her mother.  Probably this was the reason for her lack of smile.

Chin Chin woke up as Xia Er.  She was totally confused and everything and everyone are so alien to her including her friends and dorm roommates.  She also found out that she has an elderly father who adopted her but now in a nursing home due to dementia.

Xia Er could not believe her luck.  She absolutely loves having a.’mom’ and living in luxury.

She also discovered that she might have a boyfriend or rather Chin Chin has.  He is Xu Kung Lin.

He was worried and annoyed with her at the same time.

The Endless Love (Chinese Drama) Review & Summary

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The Endless Love (Chinese Drama) Review & Summary

  • AKA: You Coloured My World
  • Genre: Romance, Art, Psychological, Youth
  • Date Released: 2017
  • CDrama: 32 episodes, each lasting around 45 minutes

Cast:

  • An Yue Xi as Lu You Yan
  • Chen Ruo Xuan as Gu Ye Bai
  • Wei Miles as Wei Zi Jian
  • Luo Yu Tong as Zhou Huai An
  • Wang Jing Yan as Gong Ze Jing
  • Wang Ling Yu as Su San

Apparently, this story will revolve around Gu Ye Bai, a young talented artist, who had an accident which made him lose his ability to see the world in colour.

This happened during a rather difficult and complicated time when he was about to compete in an International painting contest.

The presence of an innocent and cheerful girl will help him overcome his condition which is inherently psychological.

Looking forward to this drama as it stars An Ye Xi of Tornado Girl 2.  Hope all the episodes are now subbed!  🙂  One can only hope!


Episode 1

Ge Ye Bai is recuperating from stress and psychological trauma.  He had an accident 11 years ago, which caused him to have psychogenic colour blindness, which is, of course, fatal to an art student future career.

In this retreat, he met a girl, who makes her surrounding burst into colours.  The girl was

Episode 2

When Ge Ye Bai was over the moon when he found out that the girls in colour was You Yan and she goes to the same university as him.  He can’t believe his luck and started stalking You Yan.

Episode 3

Ge Ye Bai asked You Yan to model for him.

You Yan was reluctant at first but she needed the money.  He told her that she would pay her double of what she was earning in her part-time job.

Episode 4

It was getting harder and harder for Ge Ye Bai to conceal his colour blindness especially when his rival in class, Zi Jian, started to take notice more of him.

You Yang met Zi Jian in a gallery.

They were both looking at a painting by Teacher Chi.

It looks like Teacher Chi Cheng is You Yan’s mother, who died young.  Her last painting was of You Yang but made her looked to be in her teenage years, it is called the Sunshine Girl.

You Yan was upset with her father for having sold her mother’s painting especially the unfinished one.  Her father told her that he sold them for her good.  He doesn’t want to paint as she was not healthy enough.

Zi Jian started showing interest with You Yan as well and Ge Ye Bai is so jealous.

Episode 5

Gu Ye Bai found out that You Yan met Zi Jian at the gallery and he was not very happy.  He was so annoyed that he can’t paint.

Poor Zi Jian is being to feel useless by his older sister because he did not qualify to represent the school for an international contest.

Episode 6

Gu Ye Bai finally confessed that he has a self-induced colour blindness to You Yan.

Episode 7

You Yan suggested to Gu Ye Bai that perhaps they should return to the island when they first met.   It might help him see colours again.

They had a heart to heart where Gu Ye Bai recounted his family or rather lack of.  His mother and brother died in an accident when he was young and had been alone ever since.

He then felt better especially when You Yan would hug him.  He then noticed that he can see colours again and started and finished his painting for the competition.

You Yan and Gu Ye Bai were on their way to send the painting when they met Zi Jian and his sister, who gave them a lift to the post office.  But the wicked sister, purposely mixed up Ye Bai’s painting with Zi Jian.

 

 

Rakshasa Street (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

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Rakshasa Street (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

Drama

  • Genre: Sci Fi, Fantasy, Action, 
  • Year Release: August 2017
  • Network: Youku

Cast:

  • Wang Jiro as Cao Yan Bing
  • An Yue Xi as Xia Ling

As we are leaning more into the idea that our universe is not really alone, well this fantasy drama, it hypothesises that there is another universe which has a backdoor connected to our own universe.

This backdoor is the Rakshasa Street (or Requiem Street), which is guarded by Cao Yan Bing, who is the fire guardian as well as the Suppressing Spirit General of Rakshasa Street.  He has a very demanding job because Rakshasa Street also leads directly to hell.  And it seemed all hell broke loose as the street is also home to ghost, spirits, evil spirits, phantoms and guardian spirits.

Xia Ling is a newly university graduate and works as an intern in a large company.  On her way home one day, the bus she was in entered into a mysterious tunnel and plummeted into an abyss of darkness.  A gorgeous guardian spirit plucked her out of the falling bus and delivered her to safety.

The next thing was that some ghoulish creatures, like from Power Rangers 🙂 came to collect the bodies of the dead people from the bus.

Xia Ling was helping a little girl escape when the ghouls noticed her.  She was cornered and awaiting her death when Cao Yan Bing with his silver bat (a la Lucille of Walking Dead) came to her rescue.

The next thing Xia Ling knew was waking up in the hospital.

 

 

 

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