[Anticipation Post] Chronicle of Life with Zheng Shuang and Hawick Lau

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WOW! February has so many dramas lined-up. Crazy crazy. We covered a few of them in our latest list article, but let’s focus on one of them now. Chronicles of Life will be released on February 1st.

寂寞空庭春欲晚 Chronicles of Life is starring Hawick Lau and Zheng Shuang. The drama will be released on February 1st and they already released a ten minutes trailer that reveals most of the plot.

Quick thoughts: First of all, the costumes are super pretty and pleasant to the eyes. However, I have never seen such a weak emperor (Hawick Lau), like ever. And Zheng Shuang’s character started from passive to… I am not sure what (vengeful?). It is not bad per say (definitely better than their last collaboration Cage of Love), but it is not that great either.

Story:

In the middle of change of power in the royal court, young eight years old Kang Xi (Hawick Lau) meets with ten years old Liang Er (Zheng Shuang). After surviving a deathly event (?), they develop feelings for each other and promise to meet again when they grown old. However, Liang Er loses her memory. She stays in the palace as a maid and changes her name to Wei Linlang. Growing up with her cousin Rong Ruo (Zhang Binbin) who takes good care of her, they become childhood sweetheart. Problems begin when Kang Xi recognize Linlang as Liang Er…

Character stills:

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Overflow of stills from the drama itself:

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More stills with snowy background:

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At Press Conference:

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8 thoughts on “[Anticipation Post] Chronicle of Life with Zheng Shuang and Hawick Lau

  1. It is kind of ironic how Hawick is portraying the emperor weakly when the emperor in question is Kang Xi…one of the most powerful (and one of my favs) ones in Chinese history. I’m not sure if I should check this out when it airs, though.

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    • Character wise, I always fall for the emperor xD Nicky Wu in Bubjingxin, Alec Su in My Bratty Princess, Luo Jin in Beauties of the Emperor, even Chen Xiao in Legend of Lu Zhen (where he played a future emperor). I mean come on! How hard it is for such an important figure to get the girl of his dream? I mean, based on the trailer, they will have at least the first half focused on trying to get together… Kang Xi is definitely one of the most known Chinese emperor and frankly, Hawick if making him look lame..

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      • I do too, mostly because emperors in dramas are generally portrayed as charismatic!
        I hope Hawick won’t make Kang Xi look too lame to the point that Kang Xi himself will come out of his tomb and complain about it lmaooo.
        Also, ZS is quite awkward based on the trailer imo…I feel like she’s not ready to portray a complex character like that yet.

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      • To be frank, both Hawick Lau and Zheng Shuang aren’t really known to be great actors especially when it is about complex characters…:/ they are more known for portraying cute and pretty 1D characters.
        poor kang xi won’t rest in peace for the few months…

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