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Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Web Drama: Forever and Ever

Forever and Ever China Web Drama
Title: Forever and Ever
Chinese Title: 一生一世 / Yi Sheng Yi Shi
Broadcast Website: iQIYI
Broadcast Date: TBA
Genre: Modern, Romance
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 30
Director: Shen Yang
Screenwriter: Mo Bao Fei Bao
Production Company: iQIYI, Huace Film & TV | Croton New Horizons
Origin: China
Related: Chang An Ru Gu
Source: Adapted from the novel One Life, One Incarnation – Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) by Mo Bao Fei Bao
Costume Design: Huang Wei
Production Design: Li Min

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

Shi Yi, a top voice actress, and Zhou Shengchen, a chemistry professor, gradually develop a mutual understanding. Hand in hand, they work to preserve traditional craftsmanship and overcome many storms as they decide to accompany each other for the rest of their lives.

The gentle Shi Yi (Bai Lu) remains modest despite being one of the best voice actors in the industry. One day, she runs into the gentlemanly Zhou Shengchen (Ren Jialun) who has returned from overseas. They felt a sense of affinity at first sight and left a deep impression on each other despite a brief encounter. In order to save his family's Yixing clay teapot factory from decline, Zhou Shengchen agrees to his mother's request for him to get engaged and take over the family business. However, he rejects their marriage arrangements and proposes to Shi Yi instead since he liked her from the start.

Shi Yi readily accepts as she already knew in her heart that she wanted to be with Zhou Shengchen. Through their time together, they slowly grow closer. In order to revitalize the clay teapot industry in his hometown, Zhou Shengchen has to go against the elders due to their differences in business philosophies and it puts him in a dilemma of having to choose between familial ties and what's good for business. Fortunately, Shi Yi is always by his side to give him her utmost support and encouragement. They work as a couple to preserve the art of craftsmanship, their feelings growing stronger as they overcome problems together. However, Shi Yi is puts herself in danger to save Zhou Shengchen from harm and falls into a coma. Zhou Shengchen temporarily sets aside everything to be with her and they promise to be with each other forever in this lifetime.

Fun Facts

  • Filming lasted over two months from September 10, 2020 to November 22, 2020.
  • Filming took place in Xi'an.
  • Shortly after filming began, the Forever and Ever crew issued an apology after unauthorized personnel barged into Ren Jialun's resting area.
  •   It is the second part to the drama adapted from the novel One Life, One Incarnation – Beautiful Bones that follows the present lives of Shi Yi and Zhou Shengchen.
  • Author Mo Bao Fo Bao also writes the screenplay.
  • Some speculate that the novel was made into two dramas in order to avoid censorship by skirting around the theme of rebirth. In the novel, the female lead, Shi Yi, has memories of her past life when her heart belonged to Zhou Shengchen.

Forever and Ever Allen Ren Jialun Allen Ren Jialun as Zhou Shengchen
Forever and Ever Bai Lu Bai Lu as Shi Yi

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