Weekly Update: June 2019 Modern-Day Chinese Dramas

June 2019 Chinese Dramas

There are so many dramas these days, who can keep up?! I finished To Be With You (and will continue posting the rest of the recaps this week) and started Put Your Head On My Shoulder. It’s so funny and I’m loving it so far.

Today I’m taking a look at the modern-day dramas currently airing. I’ve included trailers whenever I’ve been able to find them. If you recommend any of these, let me know! I’m probably going to look for Gank Your Heart, Chasing Ball, and Fall in Love first, although I think “Your Highness” Class Monitor and Blowing in the Wind are the more popular ones.

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Weekly Update: What I’m Watching & New on Netflix

I’m constantly watching dramas but not always posting and in an effort to pick things back up, I’ve decided to start a weekly post updating you on what I’m watching. Let me know what you’re watching in the comments as well! Is there a drama you’re enjoying, one you dropped, or something you’ll excited for?

i-hear-youI Hear You (2019) – on Netflix
I started watching I Hear You when it began airing in late January, but lost interest at around episode 16 when I had to wait for new episodes to air. It was just added to Netflix a few weeks ago so I’ve decided to finish the drama.

The 24-episode Chinese drama centers around Bei Er Duo (Zhao Lu Si, of Oh! My Emperor and Untouchable Lovers), an aspiring voice actress, and Ye Shu Wei (Riley Wang), a talented violin maker and composer, who pretend to be a couple for a couples reality show. Full review to come once I’ve finished the series, but I confess that I’m bored. It’s nice how passionate Bei Er Duo is about her dream, and I appreciate that her focus is that over any growing feelings for Ye Shu Wei. I am actually rooting more for the second couple.

well-intended loveWell Intended Love (2019) – on Netflix
This was also just added to Netflix, and I admit that I had no interest in watching this because I didn’t care for either of the leads. But the premise intrigued me, so I’m three episodes in and enjoying it.

A struggling actress (Wang Shuang/Simona Wang) is diagnosed with leukemia and marries a wealthy CEO (Xu Kai Cheng) because he is a bone marrow match. Seems like there’s more to the story though…

Scarlet_HeartScarlet Heart (2011) – on Viki
My friend watched the Korean remake a couple years back and told me some of the story, and although intrigued by the original Chinese version, I never felt compelled to watch this until another friend said it was her all-time favorite drama. Luckily, it’s on Viki.com with English subtitles.

I’m six episodes in and I’m loving it! It’s funnier than I thought it’d be, but I can see from the intro and outro that there are some devastating moments to come. (Both songs sound so sad!) Also, soooo many princes LOL.

As for Korean dramas, I dropped Touch Your Heart because it was too fluffy for me. I’m curious about Her Private Life and Abyss, and may finish Because This Is My First Life sometime soon. (It’s not that I didn’t like it, it’s that it felt too real and sometimes I just want an escape!)

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