Upcoming dramas in 2009(mostly Taiwanese)

Cain and Abel – premiers February 18, stars So Ji-Sub, Han Ji-Min, and Chae Jung-ahn – I am really excited about this. I love So Ji-Sub from what I’ve seen so far, and I always like a show about doctors(and brothers) 🙂

Swallow the Sun – stars Lee Wan, story about two men who grow up as best friends and then become bitter rivals

Infernal Lover, starring Mike He, also known as Hua Wu Fei Xue – not sure when this will premier, they’re shooting it right now

Superstar Express, also known as To Get Her, starring Rainie Yang, premiers February 15

Black and White, starring Vic Zhou and Mark Chao, premiers April 11(Vic, unless you deliver a good performance in this drama, I’m giving up on you. I’m not kidding)

Full House 2 is happenning but there’s precious few details on it yet aside from the fact that it will premier in August

Starlit, starring Jerry Yan and Terri Kwan(read: girl who always plays Vic Zhou’s secondary girl), began airing yesterday, but I’m going to stay as far away from it as possible. I honestly crack up every time I read the casting list again. They managed to pair together two of the absolute worst actors in the whole industry – as the main leads of a drama. I like the dramas both Jerry and Terri are in. But they can’t act to save their lives, particularly Terri.

Extravagant Challenge– starring Jerry Yan and Ariel Lin(again, two actors I don’t particularly like), the drama has been postponed indefinitely

Triple, however, is possibly the drama I’m most excited about. Stars Min Hyo-Rin and…Kang Ji Hwan, I think, though to be honest I checked three different sources and they all listed a different actor! so who knows. It’s about figure skaters, however, which imo is something you can’t go wrong with(almost). Premiers May 2009.

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Dramabites: slightly late news, but hey, it’s been finals and Christmas

Biggest news first – launch of a new drama-watching site!!!! Legal, with big screens, english subs, and episodes which aren’t divided into a thousand parts!! It’s only here in the U.S. though – sorry, all you who live in other countries 😦 Man, I am so excited and pleased though – I LOVE the fact that they’re finally catering to/reaching out the US audience. YAY for all the other romantics(and Americans in spite of everything ARE romantics at heart) catching my fever!

Introducing Dramafever

I already signed up and am now impatiently waiting them to let me/everyone else in.

Jerry Yan and Ariel Lin team up for drama Skip Beat/Extravagant Challenge!

Mike He, meanwhile, is to helm up his latest drama called Infernal Love, also known as Hua Wu Fei Xue / 无间有爱-無間有愛.

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Mike will play Feng Yi, the main character. There are 40 episodes for this new exciting comeback for Mike He. The story takes place in 1913. It’s apparently a story of “love, friendship, sacrifice and what it meanst o be a hero”.

Infernal Love also stars Deng Jia Jia as Hua Er, Zhao Zi Qi as Qiao Xiao Zhi, Jin Dong as Liu Yi Kui, Tsai Pei Lin as Qi Xuan, Wang Li Kun as Xiao Xue, and Pang Xiang Lin as Qi Yun Tian.

This new drama will be revealed in 2009.

Highly confused plot summary I found online:

Feng Yi, Liu Yi Kui, Hua Er, Xiao Xue, four patterns of youth are meeting in the signing of acquaintance: “ai guo hui” (Patriotic). The member Liu Yi Kui, has destroyed the warlord. The female beggar, Hua Er, has accidentally became the scapegoat for him and was arrested. Undercover Feng Yi has been in an action-Taishuai Explore, Shanghai and was promoted to become the deputy captain of the inspection team. Liu Yi Kui in the process of rescuing Hua Er, he meet and received help from Xiao Xue, who is a quiet girl. And slowly he change Xiao Xue. Because of the again and again signing of contract of selling country, it started the complex love story between them. Xiao Xue has full of admired towards Liu Yi Kui, while Liu Yi Kui only focus on his heroine “Hua Er”. but Hua Er was deeply in love with Feng Yi. Their young love in the context of the times becomes very tortuous and complicated. Finally, due to the patriotism and love, they are able to overcome the misunderstanding and enstrangement. They fought side by side with the traitor and finally get back the seeling country contract, these little people has become the unknown heroes!

In troubled times, Yuan Shi Kai just been appointed as the provisional president of Nanjing. The following year, the Shanghai Song Jiaoren in the case of Shi died. Mr. Song assassin is said to be the closest person, this person hands were stained with the blood of countless people, but still can have a woman, regardless of public vision, she has perseverance in her minds that he is the “good guys.”

Good or bad people, black and white world, where the only color for the emotional dispute-free, cold Feng Yi(Mike He), simple Hua Er(Eva Huang), the impulse liu Yi Kui, kind hearted Xiao Xue…In the age of persuing of love, showing a wonderful story.