New upcoming drama Cruel Romance aka 錦繡緣•華麗冒險 is supposed to air after Legend of Fragrance at about Feb? It’s categorized as an romance with action and is based off of the novel The Fate of Jinxiu (錦繡緣).
synopsis: Cruel Romance tells the story of Rong Jinxiu (Chen Qiao En) a country girl who travels to Shanghai in order to discover why her entire family was killed. Along the way, she meets triad leader Zuo Zhen (Huang Xiao Ming), and after a series of accidents and misunderstandings, the two fall in love. Also vying for Jinxiu’s attention is businessman Xiang Yingdong, a businessman and close friend of Zuo Zhen. Ever protective of his woman, however, Zuo Zhen refuses to let other men even come close to Jinxiu – which ultimately pays off when a villainous Japanese man tries to finish off Jinxiu and her remaining family members.
Chen Qiao En as Rong Jin Xiu 榮錦繡
Huang Xiao Ming as Zuo Zhen 左震
Qiao Ren Liang as Xiang Ying Dong 向英東 – he’s giving me this shin sung rok vibe from My Love From Another Star. The pose looks like he’s twisting his ring- for those who have watched MLFAS would definitely know what I am talking about.
Tse Kwan Ho as Xiang Han Chuan 向寒川
Lv Jia Rong as Yin Ming Zhu 殷明珠
Qi Ji as Maeda Ryuichi 前田泷一
Check out all the posters and shots which they already released
To me, the most striking picture is the last one where it looks like ming zhu’s shirt is pulled down and her tattoo is being revealed while ryuichi seems to be in pain but still threatening her.
What got my attention was that Chen Xiao En is finally back in the dramaland. Haven’t seen here for awhile and is eager to see her back. However her partner is Huang Xiao Ming which I am not very fond of. His appearance still brings me chills every time I see him ever since his haunting performance in Summer Bubbles. However I am willing to watch this for Chen Xiao En and hopefully Huang Xiao Ming plays a more heroic or favorable character so I can get his chilling character out of my mind.
The costumes all seem well made and the sets seems to elaborate. Judging from the pictures, I think there’s going to be lots of action and heartbroken romance.
check out the exciting trailer with english sub
Is it me or is the majority of the dramas I’ve been coming across all based off of manga and novels. Aren’t there any creative writers out there?
It’s directed by Lin He Long (Miss Shanghai Sweetheart, Devil Beside You )(both dramas I loved)
Who is excited for this?
synopsis credits to wiki
Top pic from wikimedia