It’s weird how much I still love Liu Shi Shi considering she hasn’t made a single drama or movie I’ve liked in five years, yet the love from Bu Bu Jing Xin and even earlier in Legend of the Condor Heroes is sustenance enough. I always have hope her next drama will be good and this upcoming period romance Lost Love in Times taps from the same well. It doesn’t look bad and I want it to be good, but the excess pageantry and gorgeous but overly costumed and posed scenes are a tad concerning. The director Lam Yuk has helmed plenty of period C-dramas to varying degrees of success including BBJX, Song in the Clouds, The Journey of Flower, and most recently Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms. It’s the most recent Three Lives Three Worlds that gives me the most excitement to see the same nuanced sophistication, and William Chan is giving off some Mark Chao vibes here while Shi Shi looks intensely ravishing.
Teaser for Lost Love in Times: