There are a lot of beautiful and heartbreaking, and fun and catchy Chinese drama soundtrack songs, and these are my all-time favorites. I’m more likely to find an OST song memorable if I also loved the drama itself. It’s hearing them again and again, tied to the themes of the dramas, that really secures their place in my heart.
I’ve chosen to include live performances of these songs instead of MVs because they’re so beautiful.
Two major characters are introduced in this episode. Yue Sheng continues to refuse to sell his AI company. Jia Nan finds himself in an unfortunate situation, and A Jiu makes a discovery.
Jia Nan and Feng Ping run into each other in her hometown, and have a sweet moment at the beach. A glimpse of Feng Ping’s past is revealed, but only opens up more questions.
I’ll give this drama credit for being so mysterious. The more I learn, the more I have no idea where the story is going.
I was going to do two episodes per recap but I think the posts will be too long. Also, I regret to inform you that I have fallen for the second male lead. *facepalm*
Feng Ping encounters Jia Nan yet again and finds herself face-to-face with someone from her past. A Jiu decides to go to Yue Sheng’s hometown to uncover his secrets.
Fall in Love (当她恋爱时) is a Chinese drama airing from June 11 to July 11 with 30 episodes total. It’s available on Youku’s YouTube channel, and it appears that English subtitles are currently being added (but there’s a note that they are automatically generated).
The only info I could find about this drama was vague. The female lead, Feng Ping (Camille Hua), is a mysterious young woman who works multiple jobs and her identity is unclear. The male lead, Tang Jia Nan (Wang Rui Chang), is the carefree second son of a wealthy family who seems to be ladies man. So far there are about seven supporting characters, and it’s the male characters that are more intriguing so far.
The only members of the cast I recognized were the male lead Wang Rui Chang, who played the second male lead in Eternal Love (which I dropped) and Luo Zheng, who was a trainee in the first season of iQiYi’s boy group competition show, Idol Producer.
I noticed that the actress who plays the female lead is 29 while everyone else is in their early 20s—I actually wish everyone else was older as it’d make the story more realistic and mature. But it’s too soon to decide how I feel about this drama yet. Onto the recap!
Since Zhang Ruo Yun recently got married and all the photos of the wedding are adorable, I was browsing his filmography to see if I’d see him in anything and came across last year’s The Evolution of Our Love from last year.
The Evolution of Our Love is the Chinese version of the Taiwanese drama In Time With You (2011) starring Ariel Lin and Chen Bolin. I watched In Time With You when it came out and have a positive albeit vague memory of it, remembering it as a slow-burn friends-to-lovers story. It was only 13 episodes long.
At a whopping 40(!) episodes, The Evolution of Our Love seems painful. I watched the first episode last year and dropped it, so I decided to only watch the last six episodes (35-40).
Legend of the Phoenix is a historical drama that finishes airing on July 2, and is available with English subtitles on Viki. It’s also on YouTube but I only see English subtitles for the first two episodes.
I started watching this drama because I saw some cute clips of the main characters’ romance, but my verdict after watching six episodes is that I will be dropping it. In the first six episodes, the leads already share a number of great scenes together. The show is well-paced, it’s just that I don’t feel like I have an understanding of any character except the female lead, who I find to be annoyingly silly and reckless.
However, if you’re looking for a romance-centered historical drama and you don’t find the female lead annoying, you might like this!
As I was writing my Le Coup de Foudre review, I remembered all the fun and moving moments in this drama. I laughed out loud so many times! I’ve picked out my favorite moments here.
(I’ve embedded clips or included links for most of these!)
Wow, can you believe we’ve made it to the final two episodes? Let’s get straight to the recap, because it’s a thrilling penultimate episode as Chen Zhe is driven to the brink and resorts to drastic actions.
Things are wrapping up! Ou Chang Lin makes a choice. Ou Yang makes a startling discovery that changes everything. Chen Zhe becomes increasingly unhinged.
Has this been an emotional roller coaster or what?