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Watching Wednesday: One and Only

One and Only
Genres: Romance, Historical, Chinese
Cast: Allen Ren, Bai Lu
Rated: PG-13
Year Released: 2021
Synopsis from CdramaLove
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Prince Nan Chen becomes famous in his youth from making great achievements in battle. He is determined to be loyal to his country and his rigorous style and modesty are praised by the world.
The only daughter of the Cui family, Shi Yi is born to be the future crown princess. Because of her family friendship with the palace, she is sent to the palace to study art from her elders.

Cui Shi Yi’s kind-hearted, lovely, lively and intelligent personality is deeply adored by everyone in the palace. She is also very fast in learning skills and livens up the palace.

While getting to know each other, Cui Shi Yi admires Zhou Sheng Chen’s lofty ambitions and refined character, and falls in love with him unknowingly.

Whether it is staying at the palace waiting for a victory or fighting alongside Zhou Sheng Chen, Cui Shi Yi is Zhou Sheng Chen’s strongest supporter.

The emotions of the two warm up quickly, but they still remain courteous. The border was in an emergency again, and Zhou Sheng Chen was obliged to lead the soldiers to the battle. At the same time, Cui Shi Yi had to take the responsibility of the family reputation and marry the Crown prince.

Zhou Sheng Chen fights bravely against the enemy, becomes seriously injured and dies after leaving his last words to Shi Yi.

Watching Next :::::
Season 2: Forever and Ever

When Shiyi (Played by Bai Lu), a sweet, low-key but talented voice actress, meets the elegant Zhousheng Chen (Played by Allen Ren), an oversea returnee chemistry professor, at the airport for the first time, they felt a sense of familiarity. In order to save his family's business, Zhou agreed to his mother's terms and proposed to Shiyi, whom he had a crush on. During their time together, they started to fall for each other. Shiyi was always by his side when Zhousheng Chen faced difficult decisions. Later on, in order to save Zhousheng Chen who was framed, Shiyi became injured and fell unconscious. Zhousheng Chen took good care of Shiyi and she finally woke up; promising each other that they would never part ways in this life. (Synopsis from iQiYi)


Watching Wednesday: Serendipity

Genres: Romance, Fantasy, Adventure, Chinese
Cast: Sky Li, Wen Mo Yan
Rated: PG-13
Year Released: 2021
Synopsis from Viki
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Fifteen years ago, fate brought Mu Xiao Ru (Wen Mo Yan) and Yan Sui (Sky Li) together. Though their meeting was brief, both were left with memories that would stay with them the rest of their lives, and Xiao Ru was left with a little something more. Picking up a strange bracelet, Xiao Ru had no idea that in doing so, she would ultimately alter not only her fate, but the fate of countless universes as well.

Still fascinated by the bracelet she found more than a decade ago, Xiao Ru keeps it with her always. Completely unaware of the unique power it possesses, Xiao Ru might have been ignorant of that power forever, had she not wandered into a bookstore one fateful day. Activated by a mysterious flame, the bracelet pulls Xiao Ru into not just one parallel universe, but many. Traveling between these strange new worlds, Xiao Ru soon meets the very same Yan Sui, who she met all those years ago. Shocked by this unexpected meeting, Yan Sui initially tries to brush off this chance encounter. But it doesn’t take long for him to realize that the fate of these worlds is directly connected to Xiao Ru’s sudden appearance.

Determined to save the worlds from the clutches of a growing evil and help Xiao Ru get back home, Yan Sui and Xiao Ru embark on a journey that will literally change all of their lives forever. But the evil that hunts them is relentless and it soon becomes apparent that they are quickly running out of time. Will good ultimately triumph over evil?

An epic adventure through multiple worlds, “Serendipity” is a 2021 fantasy adventure romance drama directed by Liu Ding Ye.

I'm four episodes in. Despite a bit of cheesy "It's taste" and "It's flavour" concerning a fried potato, I find myself rather enjoying this adventure. Unfortunately, there's no trailer to post (yet?).


Watching Wednesday: In Time With You (TH)

In Time With You
Genres: Romance, Drama, Thailand
Cast: Monchanok Saengchaipiangpen, Arak Amornsupasiri
Rated: PG-13
Year Released: 2021
Synopsis from Viki
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Head of the sales department at a high-profile shoe company, Pim (Monchanok Saengchaipiangpen) is a savvy and successful businesswoman who, at thirty, has achieved what many others will only ever achieve in their dreams. With a successful career and a healthy work/life balance, Pim has everything a person could want; yet, that still doesn’t seem to be enough for her well-meaning parents. Believing Pim is the perfect age for marriage, her parents are constantly pushing her to find someone nice and settle down. The problem is, Pim just isn’t interested, especially not when friends and family alike keep pushing her towards her best friend, Pon (Arak Amornsupasiri).

Friends for as long as either can remember, Pon has been the one person who has always been there for Pim, and she for him. A constant in each other’s lives, Pim can’t imagine life without Pon but, despite everything, she just can’t see him as anything other than a friend. With family pressure rising, Pim and Pon make a bet to find their soulmate within a year. Determined to find someone who will sweep her off her feet, Pim sets out to do just that but all of her relationships end in failure. Meanwhile, Pon, who has secretly harbored a crush on Pim for years, is tired of watching her notice every man around her but him. Fed up, Pon moves to another city, leaving Pim to figure things out for herself.

Further apart than they have ever been, Pim begins to realize that life without Pon just isn’t the same. But is his absence enough to stir some deep, overlooked feelings hiding deep within, or are Pim and Pon destined to remain nothing more than friends, forever?

A remake of the award-winning Taiwanese drama of the same name, “In Time With You” is a 2020 romantic drama produced by Artop Media.

Again. AGAIN this drama has been remade. With good reason, people. It is a must watch!

------ Previous Versions (Linked to Viki) ------
Taiwan 2011 - In Time With You

South Korea 2015 - The Time We Were Not In Love

China 2018 - The Evolution of Our Love | Read My Post Here

Japan 2019 - In Time With You (aka I Don't Love You Yet)


Watching Wednesday: In-House Marriage Honey

In-House Marriage Honey
Genres: Japanese Drama, Romantic Comedy
Cast: Mizuki Itagaki, Matsui Airi
Rated: PG-13
Year Released: 2020
Synopsis from Viki
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Miura Manatsu (Mizuki Itagaki) is a young office worker who finds himself in a quandary: His mother is suffering from ill-health, and he believes that getting married will be a good way to bring some cheer to her – and help her recovery. The only problem is he doesn’t have a girlfriend.

So he downloads a dating app and starts looking for potential partners.

Another of the app’s users is Haruta Ami (Matsui Airi), a woman who has been struggling to get over her ex, and has resolved to dive headlong into a new relationship in order to forget her former flame.

The two meet online and decide to get married in a hastily arranged ceremony, barely knowing anything about one another.

But there’s a hitch: Little did they know, but they are actually workmates. And as they neglected to tell their co-workers that they were getting married, their relationship becomes an awkward secret.

Little by little, they get to know each other – and start to discover that despite the unconventional nature of their marriage, true love might not be completely out of reach after all…

This drama was based on a hit manga series by Fujiwara Emi that debuted in February 2018.

“In-House Marriage Honey” is a 2020 Japanese drama series that was directed by Ryo Morita, Ryohei Shinmiya, and Daisuke Honda.

This drama consists of only seven episodes. It's a fantastical story where everything just goes right from the moment two strangers agree to get married for differing reasons. Short but sweet. Comical but endearing. Probably my new favorite Jdrama.