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Zhang Tianai, Zhang Ruoyun lead remake of In Time With You

In Time With You turned out to be one of my top few favourite taiwanese dramas so I’m definitely looking forward to this. I found the Korean remake to be pretty meh but I like both main leads here so I’m really anticipating it. I can already imagine the two as Cheng Youqing (whose character I loved) and Li Daren (…whom was borderline creepy if you think hard about it). Anyway, Zhang Ruoyun looks so good cooking (as seen in Diva Hits the Road 3) so I’m pretty sure this drama will be an eyeful too.

PS: Zhang Ruoyun and Tang Yixin (whom I found really pretty from Legend of Zhen Huan) officially announced that they are dating recently. I’m really happy for them so I’ll take this chance to send some blessings their way. Hopefully we’ll be hearing wedding bells soon!

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Zhang Tianai (The Founding of an Army), Zhang Ruoyun (Sky on Fire) and Xu Weizhou(Addiction) have been announced as the leads of upcoming modern romance drama The Evolution of Our Love 爱情进化论. The producers aren’t promoting it as such, but the story line definitely sounds like a remake of the hit 2011 Taiwanese drama In Time With You.

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[Breaking News] Sun Yi and Dong Zi Jian Getting Married

Wait what, I am so surprised! I didn’t know they were dating. But I’m happy to hear the news. I hope they will be blissful and loving even though it seems like a shotgun marriage. It’s hard to manage a marriage between two celebrities, especially since they are so young and still rising in fame. (Just look at actress Bai Baihe and singer Chen Yufan’s recent divorce…)

I really liked Dong Zijian in Young Style (and the one episode of Give Me Five 高能少年团 I watched) as well as Sun Yi in Fifteen Years to Wait for Migratory Birds and Because of You. I wish for nothing but the best for them!

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A leaked cover of Marie Claire revealed that Sun Yi and Dong Zi Jian are planning on getting married!! Reporters were able to get in touch with Dong Zi Jian’s manager and confirmed the news!

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[REBLOG + Thoughts] Jing Boran, Jiang Shuying, Zhang Ruoyun and more in Divas Hit the Road

1 word: wow. I loved the past 2 seasons (irrationally, if I must add) and when there were no new seasons in 2016, I thought this show was not going to be renewed anymore.

Jing Boran, Chen Bolin, Tony Yang, Zhang Ruoyun, Jiang Shuying, Song Zu’er, Lai Yumeng and Guli Nazha will all be participating this season.

The new cast are relatively young. Maybe from season 2, they have learnt that their concept just doesn’t work well with older people who are not as physically fit and energetic. Plus, loads of the audience preferred the previous cast without Mao A’Min and Xu Qing who simply couldn’t fit in the relatively younger crowd who had amazing chemistry and were lovable.

This season, we have 8 cast members instead of the usual 7. There is an equal split in gender as well so we do not have 1 (or 2) poor guys moving all the overweight luggage for everyone all the time. With this set of cast, I wonder if they are going to try to match them into CPs throughout the season. I will not be surprised because they did that in season 2 (Jing Boran-Zheng Shuang and Yang Yang-Ivy Lee) even though Zheng Shuang and Yang Yang is now THE couple to ship because of the great drama that was Love O2O (ha! the producers then must be crying now). I’m not sure how that would change the dynamics of the show though so I’m pretty wary about it for now.

Jing Boran wasn’t my favourite member from last season (even though people did like him when he was the guide so he didn’t fail too miserably). I’m curious to see what kind of role he will play in the new season, especially since other participants are all from the same generation and not ‘elder sisters’ whom might spoil and give in to him for his boyish charms. Will he continue to be the guide and bring everyone along (something that he doesn’t actually really enjoy doing, shared from his interviews from past seasons) or will he fade more into the backgroun and let the older people set the tone even though he is more ‘experienced’?

The two taiwanese actors, Chen Bolin and Tony Yang, are both faces that I’m quite familiar with. Especially our dearest Li Da Ren-ge, Chen Bolin, from In Time With You. I’m thinking he will be like the Ivy Chen of season 2. I actually haven’t seen much of the both of them outside of acting, so I’m definitely looking forward to that. As for Zhang Ruoyun, I have recently watched him for the first time on Fifteen Years of Migratory Birds. It seems like he is pretty famous and a lot of people like him so I would like to find out his charm too.

I saw Jiang Shuying in the movie So Young and the drama, To Be A Better Man. She was quite pleasant to watch and it seems like she was under a lot of fire for bad acting for a period of time but she got over them and became stronger. That alone made me have good vibes for her so I’ll be looking out for her. I have never heard of Song Zu’er and Lai Yumeng so I have no expectations for them. Last but not least, Guli Nazha. I had seen her when I watched a couple of episodes of Up Idol and also heard of many negative rumours of her too. I am sympathetic, yes, but I’m a bit skeptical and do not feel much for her. I will be going in this show with an open mind and form a full impression of her from here.

And yes, Guli Nazha is the girlfriend of Zhang Han, the original tour guide in Season 1. Zheng Shuang, the relatively new ex-girlfriend of Zhang Han (at time of of Season 2), was the original tour guide in Season 2. In season 2, she and Jing Boran, who just co-stared in Love Through A Millenium with her, were heavily sold as a CP. And now, in season 3, we have Guli Nazha. Even though I doubt she will be made the first tour guide of this season since I think she is not as well known as some of the bigger names and they will probably let a male take charge, I will not be surprised if it happens. This show has no boundaries. They really exploit the worse nature of human and feed the audience with the poison they want. The show have no qualms about using controversial people, rumours or gossips to promote their show even though we all know, actors are humans too and they should be led to live their own lives.

I always felt it borderlined on being trashy, with the conflicts and ugly they intentionally create and the gossips/rumours they try to leech off. I can’t really respect the production nor editing team for this show but I have to admit…. I enjoy the drama they create and I follow the show like a cult. I’m sorry, but I am yet another scum audience who want to see celebrities destroying their image as they tear each others’ hair apart.

I will be looking forward to this — the only question is, do I watch every week and continuously wait painfully or do I wait even more painfully and marathon everything in one go…

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Season 3 of Divas Hit the Road 花儿与少年: 冒险季 features a new and younger cast in Jiang Shuying, Bolin Chen, Guli Nazha, Zhang Ruoyun, Tony Yang, Song Zu’er (as Nezha in Lotus Lantern 2005) and Lai Yumeng (new actress who made her debut in Go! Goal! Fighting!), with Jing Boran as the only returning cast member.

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2nd Anniversary & Giveaway!

Time to share the love again! Happy 2nd anniversary to one of my favourite blogs who recaps a lot of ‘hidden gems’ dramas that I wouldn’t have known about otherwise 🙂 Other than the wonderful content they have been publishing, Drama for Real is being extra nice & giving away 3 FREE VIKI PASSES! Interested readers can hop over and find out how to join 😀

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Happy birthday, Drama for Real! You officially turn 2 today!

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Cartoon characters for The Legend of Miyue

Can’t wait for 30th November so I can start watching! I have high hopes for this since this is from the same team that produced Legend of Zhen Huan. Hopefully, it will live up to my expectations.

This is 81 episodes long and while daunting, I’m going make this the very first drama I’m going to recap while it is airing! Hope to see you along with me on my journey then 🙂

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When you can’t over-scheme, counter and conquer with your cuteness.

Cute character stills for The Legend of Miyue have come out.  Starring Sun Li, Liu Tao, Huang Xuan, Jiang Xin, Ma Su, Gao Yunxiang, and Alex Fong, it is nice to see contrasting funny and lighthearted pictures for what looks to be another political drama going thick on the scheming.

More stills and other promotional goodies below the cut.

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Yang Yang, Zheng Shuang fall in love online

Looking forward to this! 🙂 I loved the novel so I can’t wait to see how the drama turns out. I’ll most likely be recapping this drama when it airs as well because I would hopefully be more free then 😀

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Set half in an online wuxia game and half in reality, Wei Wei Yi Xiao Hen Qing Cheng 微微一笑很倾城 is the third of author Gu Man’s novels to be adopted by Croton Media (the other two being The Boss & Me and My Sunshine).

Zheng Shuang and Yang Yang play a pair of college classmates who fell in love through an online video game, where the two play heads of two clans on an online role-playing game with an ancient setting. You can read a translation of the novel here.  Mao Xiaotong plays her best friend.
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