Woah momma does this look potentially fantastic. I’ve been all over the production of C-drama Lady and Liar since the very beginning primarily due to the story line being lifted from a classic shoujo manga Hakushaku Reijou (伯爵令嬢 or The Earl’s Daughter). I loved that manga as a kid and now that I’m watching dramas more the plot is totally suited for a drama adaptation. The cast of Lady and Liar is decent but without a single lead I’m crazy about – Hawick Lau gets to act opposite his wifey Yang Mi‘s real life best friend forever Tang Yan while TW-actor Tony Yang and C-actress Yang Rong round out the complicated romantic quartet. The story is about an orphan who finds out she’s the long-lost daughter of a rich aristocratic family, in her journey to reunite with her real family she gets lost at sea in a shipwreck and a female thief she befriended stabs her in the back and assumes her identity to become the rich daughter.
On the romance front, the leading lady first falls in the teenage blush of first love with a blind young man and but an older ruthless nobleman has fallen for her charms and seeks unsuccessfully to win her heart. After the shipwreck, she loses her memory and the nobleman rescues her and lies that he is her fiancee. During her convalescence she falls in love with him for real and then her first love comes back after getting surgery to regain his sight and she finds herself torn between two men. In the end she regains her rightful identity, the female thief is punished, and she picks the man she loves the most and can’t live without. The story is a tad overwrought but the period setting in 19th century France worked wonders and has been transplanted now to 1930’s Shanghai. The plot has been tweaked a bit with Hawick’s male lead not being a nobleman but is instead a ruthless gang leader while Tang Yan’s leading lady has an adoptive father and does magic tricks on the street to make a living. The long 19-minute preview is out and I can’t stop watching it! So much pretty my eyes are twirling, with the rich lovely costumes and set production courtesy of the same production team behind Material Queen, Autumn’s Concerto, and King of Lan Ling.
19-minute Long Preview for Lady and Liar:
Tang Tang is currently in my latest guilty pleasure drama Perfect Couple with Wallace Huo (he’s so yummy in PC it’s ridiculous) and she also looks fantastic here with Hawick and I see chemistry shooting every which way. Lady and Liar won’t air until 2015 but I’ll have this long preview to keep me company until then.
This is going to be good. Tang Yan and Yang Rong looks so identical, I thought they were twins. As always Hawick looks so handsome.
woooow, so much pretty & eye candy
Wow, so much pretty and a lot of eye candy ;D
Very beautiful to look at, but is that really Hawick’s voice?
It sounds really dubbed….
Watching at the PREVIEW fascinated me to watch hence it will be my first Chinese drama. It seems interesting and intriguing. Gonna watch this, hope KOALA would keep us posted on this subject please. Thanks again!
I hv never knew Waalace Huo could be this …. yummy… I hv never watched any of his drama. He’s so convincing in PC .. I need to dig some more of his old dramas.
He’s better than Hawick in my opinion … more manly …lol
Ahhh … back to enjoying PC
I think that was Tony Yang’s real voice, right?! I like it that they didn’t dub his voice, I am not sure about the female leads though. But Hawick’s voice is definetely dubbed, right? I think his mandarin is not that good. Anyway, looks awesome, but the trailer sure gives out a lot of plot, anayway, looking forward for this. I love all four leads, so this is probably one of my must see.
Wow, this is such a surprisingly well-put-together trailer! Tang Tang is really hitting it out of the ballpark with her drama choices — very happy for her.
WOW now I’ve got another drama to look forward to after IAGW
The trailer has this ‘movie’ touch to it. Am totally looking forward to the intensity!
And it makes me happy Yang Yong is doing something, anything other than yuma’s diarrhea.
So glad that Tony Yang is in this, and with his real voice!!! AHH!!! Tony Yang caught my attention in Pursuit of Happiness, he is definitely the better actors in this drama and has great potential. Tiffany Tang is one of my favorite actresses in that she is easy on the eyes, I mean come on she is absolutely stunning, and her acting is always improving little by little. What falters with Tiffany is that they always give her the annoying dubbed voice, but from the trailer I think they finally got it right this time THANK THE LAWRD :D. I will say it now, I am definitely going to be a Tony + Tiffany supporter and hope they end up together. I may be biased because I am not a huge fan of Hawick, but I also love the king of character Tony is playing. Yang Rong on the other hand is not dubbed as well from what I could hear. They should never dub dramas because it takes away from the real emotional connections between actors/actresses with their characters. Anyways, Yong Rong is definitely a solid actress when it comes to playing the evil roles, she pulls it off. Overall I am excited for this drama already, it needs to air sooner!!!
This is a copy of Thai Lakorn “Evil Scheme”.
Yay. Finally saw my deart Ms. Koala mentioning Perfect Couple! I was wondering if you liked it or not because I can always trust your taste in dramas. Lot of LOL-worthy moments (esp. WH, didn’t know he can do comedies), plus WH and TY have impeccable chemistry!
Oh Peefect Couple was nicely entertaining…im going in the angst part but damn is wallace fine in comedic and angsty scenes. I thought TnagYan didnt overact as she usually does but maybe because it was the comedy and it didnt feel out of place but this is surely another drama i would be keeping my eyes on.
look nice…will wait for it to premier and hawick acting improve a lot 🙂
Oh my gosh! I waiting for a new drama with Hawick lau for a while now!
>< Thanks to your artcile I am soeager to watch it now. CHanging the bakcground and the status of Hawick's character is of course natural, it would be harder for them to do it in France cos they will need the general background, social issue, culture at the time : will cost a lot.
Anyway, I agree with you seeing him play alongside his wife's friend will be a quite a thing!! 😀
Overall I look froward to learn cultural and historical things about Shanghai with this drama and I love your website 🙂
Really excited for this! A lot more interested in Du Xiaohan’s character though, some combo of really liking Yang Rong and finding evil and twisted characters much more interesting (really like the scene with the fire where she’s terrifyingly gleeful in shouting that she’s reborn). Both female leads (male leads too, of course) look absolutely gorgeous!
It is refreshing to see Yang Rong in a non-Yumama production. The girl is every nowadays but I’m not complaining. She is going to blow minds with this role.
the amount of kissing in the perfect couple makes me die from the glee and squealing. TY and WH is so adorbs, rainbows and puppies spontaneously come into being.
Ms. Koala, are you gonna talk about PC? I really hope you make a quick review or summary of the drama. No one is really subbing it at the moment so I don’t really understand what’s going on, but I don’t need subs to understand skinship. It would be nice to understand the plot though lol 😀
Anyone know where I can watch lady and liar with English sub’s. Can’t find anything. Love Tang Tan