[Thread] Our Glamorous Time/ You and Me in Time

Our Glamorous Time (你和我的倾城时光) is based on a novel by the same name written by Ding Mo set in the corporate business world.

Production Company: Beijing  Film Media Co.

Filming Locations: Wuhan, New York

Director: Zhang Feng

Screenwriter: Ji’an

Producer: Chen Jianjun

Episode Count: 30

Shooting Time: ~3 months.

Synopsis: 

Because his family business is experiencing difficulties, Li Zhicheng is forced to abandon his role in the military and return home to save their business. He accidentally meets Lin Qian who is about to start working for his company and she leaves a lasting impression. Lin Qian is a very honest and kind-hearted woman. She uses her experience to help Li Zhicheng rebuilt his company. Eventually, Li Zhicheng manages to bring the company back to life. Li Zhicheng and Lin Qian get to know each other little by little and fall in love.

The book was being translated here but it seems like translations stopped a year ago.

Cast:

Zhao Liying as Lin Qian

Jin Han as Li Zhicheng

Jin Han is signed to Zhao Liying’s studio. He also worked with her before in Princess Agents, where he played Zhao Xifeng.

Cao Xiwen as Zhu Han Jing

Yu Hao Ming as Gu Yanzhi

Meng Rui as Chen Zheng

Su Mang in a guest role

Liu Fan Fei as Li Zhicheng’s half sister

Guest roles rumors:

  • Jin Dong as Zhao Liying’s brother, Lin MoChen. However, he hasn’t been seen filming as of now.
  • Zhu Zixiao as Ning Weikai and there are some pictures of him on set.

Booting Ceremony:

Filming BTS:

BTS video

Impressions:

I am not a fan of Ding Mo’s adaptations so far. It always came down to the writing, which I felt really took away everything that worked in the books for me. And I am really hoping this drama will be the exception. Sadly after some detective work I found out that the screen writer’s previous work is General and I. This doesn’t make me feel any better since she made a lot of changes to the original story in that drama.

Production has been pretty secretive with their filming, but like any adaptation it is bound to have changes. I just hope they keep the relationship and development similar. Jin Han and Zhao Liying actually fit the characters. Overall, I feel like everyone kind of fits their role. Now the question is will they be able to do a good adaptation of the book?

The drama is getting a second love line, which was not in the book. This is typical of these adaptations and I am actually looking forward to it since it will expand a character that I liked in the book. From some fantakens, I am guessing that it will be between Gu Yanzhi  and Li Zhicheng’s half sister. At the same time, I am sad that it will cut into Lin Qian and Li Zhicheng’s screen time.

Baidu Baike has its English title as You and Me in Time, which I actually like better than Our Glamorous time. However, since production has not released anything I don’t know for sure. Dragon TV and Hunan seem to be competing for broadcasting rights.

Besides the screenwriter, I am just a little afraid that shooting time is a bit tight due to Zhao Liying’s schedule. The whole cast sounds super exhausted on their weibo posts. If they keep somewhat to the original story this can be a great romance drama. So I started my prayer circle for the story and hopefully it won’t let me down.

Are you anticipating this drama?

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14 thoughts on “[Thread] Our Glamorous Time/ You and Me in Time

  1. I already read the book, and now I’m regreting it. I just hope its what I read or else I’m not sure what I’ll do. Also this is the first article that didn’t really have a problem with the casting, gosh every time I came across something about this drama, everyone was complaining about the casting and blah! Get on with it man, they finish shoot already, its not like they’ll change the leads, because of your whining! 😑

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    1. I read the book and I am hoping for the same. I already saw some added characters and second storylines but I think as of now or main couple remains pretty similar.
      I don’t know why people were so upset, Jin Han is very unknown but he is in her studio and before making some other guy famous she should probably use her popularity on her actors. Budget wise I doubt this production could have gotten another big celebrity so it worked out. I should probably update the casting info since now we have more information and it is looking really good imo. ^^

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  2. Thank you for your post!! Was super excited to hear that this was being turned into a drama bc the translations were never finished, the cliff was super high too — ending in their first kiss. Ahhhhhh. Hopefully this adaptation keeps the tone of the novel even if it does change some things. The leads look fabulous. And I so agree about her wardrobe. Even though its business– it’s Fashion Business so she super needs to look on point!!

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  3. thank you for the post @fireflymaoh.. I really anticipating for this drama, I loved Ding Mao novel but when it become drama they cut so many important story just like memory lost which made me feel disappointed. Hope the production crew and the writer listen the actor or actress suggestion to make the drama more great than the novel. Anyway Li Ying looked more mature but cute in here 🙂

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    1. I also liked the books better than the TV adaptations. I don’t think actors have much said on what gets adapted. Sadly from previews I think they are making a decent amount of changes, sometimes they work. We just have to wait and see.

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  4. I don’t know…I love all her wardrobe so far. She IS very thin so I doubt there is much they can do to change much. But I do notice she is mostly wearing white and sometimes black. I am stopping myself from reading the book so as not to compare….but dang I might just give in soon.

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  5. I know off the shoulder thing is trending now… and the clothes look pretty fitted for LY, but I don’t think it’s all flattering since she lost weight for PA and she still look pretty skinny. Although the one outfit that really bugs me is the one where it’s black and only one shoulder is revealed while the other one is covered up. Looks baggy and blah to me lol. I agree she should wear more colorful clothes. At least add some gray tones or blue tones. Maybe a maroon colored dress for a business dinner. Who knows. It’s a bag industry type setting, be colorful while fashionable lol.

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    1. I actually like the cut of the outfits, I just wish there was more color. She is usually wearing white on most pictures with some black here and there.

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