New and Coming Soon to DramaFever
This week we saw a mature comedic drama that captures modern life in Shanghai. Next week we'll see an office romantic comedy starring the queen of rom-coms and a beautiful Chinese romance about finding love in unexpected places. Take a look!
Starring Sun Honglei, Che Xiao, and EXO's Lay
Sun Honglei (The Warring States) stars in a sumptuous romantic drama about a man whose tragedy forces him to confront the past he left behind. Lu Yuan (Sun Honglei) has worked tirelessly to build a career as a celebrity chef in America, but the journey from the streets to magazine covers has led others to believe the master cook is reckless and arrogant, with some even likening him to the devil. And all that happens to be true, except around the friend he loves. But when that friend is killed in a tragic car accident, Lu Yuan returns home and finds himself face-to-face with people he never wanted to see again, while also getting entangled with Jiang Lai (critically-acclaimed actress Shu Ying “Maggie” Jiang), an old classmate’s sister, and Gan Jing (veteran performer Che Xiao), an ex who has now re-entered the picture. Can the master chef resolve the problems of his past, or will all his hard work abroad just fade away like the aroma of his cooking? Adding to the drama are Jiang Haokun (Calling For Love alum David Wang), the old classmate who is Lai’s older brother, and Xiao Cai (EXO member and Exo Next Door star Yi Xing “Lay” Zhang), the apprentice who is never willing to leave Lu Yuan’s side.
1. Jealousy Incarnate (August 24)
Jo Jung Suk (Oh My Ghostess) and Gong Hyo Jin (It’s Okay, That’s Love) star in a romantic comedy that broadcasts straight to the heart. Lee Hwa Shin (Jo Jung Suk) is a handsome anchor with notable journalistic talent, a well-to-do family and commendable education. He is also as fierce a competitor as one will find in the world of reporting, and goes after stories relentlessly. But as luck would have it, he also comes across another fierce competitor -- meteorologist Pyo Na Ri (Gong Hyo Jin). Pyo Na Ri doesn’t have the shining resume of her anchor counterpart, went to a third-rate college and only has a temporary contract with the station. Although her dorky exterior hides an inner fire, Na Ri has worked extremely hard to get where she is, even doing odd jobs like lifting boxes. Both anchor and meteorologist now see each other as rivals in their race to becoming the station’s most valued employee. But what happens when the two rivals start to fall in love? The drama may be too much, even for a broadcasting station. Adding to the tension are Ko Jung Won (Answer Me 1988 star Go Kyung Pyo), a chaebol luxury brand store owner who is the exact opposite of Lee Hwa Shin in terms of politeness and Kye Sung Sook (A Thousand Days’ Promise actress Lee Mi Sook), an anchor who started off as a reporter and has charisma no man can beat. Alternatively known as “Don't Dare to Dream,” Jealousy Incarnate is the latest project by director Park Shin Woo, the versatile head behind Angel Eyes and Queen of Ambition. The drama is written by Seo Sook Hyang, whose ever-expanding portfolio of romantic hits includes beloved series like Pasta, Romance Town and Miss Korea.
2. Love O2O (August 23)
Starring Yang Yang and Zheng Shuang
Following the hit film that was adapted from the popular Chinese novel by Gu Man of the same name, Love O2O is a 30-episode series about two popular college students who unexpectedly find love through an online game. Starring Yang Yang and Zheng Shuang, the drama showcases the emotional lives of modern college students China.
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