For those who were fans of the two characters in Ever Night, you guys can rejoice! Song Yi Ren and Dylan Kuo just started filming for their new series, adapted from the novel A Record of a Mortal’s Journey to Immortality written by Wang Yu. It is mentioned that they will use CG techniques similar to what you saw in the movie L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties.
Sorry for the lack of updates, the past week had been hard. T_T
Which will grab your attention?
When I finished gathering the news, I was like, a lot of cop shows coming up!
Modern drama I Don’t Like This World, I Only Like You aka Le Coup De Foudre (我不喜欢这世界，我只喜欢你) is based on the short and sweet novel written by Qiao Yi (Joey), where the story is basically her own romance with her husband, written in short, interesting anecdotes from the time they meet in school, how they get separated, reunited, and finally married. She’s a bubbly and optimistic person while he’s the cold on the outside (poisonous tongue to boot) and warm in the inside.
It stars Janice Wu Qian and Zhang Yu Jian as leads.
Interesting. Shawn Dou Xiao, my Sunshine, hasn’t led enough dramas yet but he’s reuniting with Tang Yan; they starred in modern drama See You Again not long ago. The Legend of Xiao Chuo is based on a novel written by Jiang Sheng Nan, on real historical figures of the Liao Dynasty. Tang Yan will play Xiao Chuo (Chinese Name), who later became a capable Khitan empress after marrying Emperor Jingzong of Liao, and subsequently a regent for her son Emperor Shengzong. She was known for her knowledge of the government and its administration, and a strategic military leader, commanding her own army of 10,000 cavalry. Wow. A very impressive woman! As for Shawn Dou, he will not be playing the emperor….he’s playing Xiao Chuo’s childhood sweetheart, Han De Rang, later a trusted Chinese minister under her rule. This is where I think the novel embellishes on a few things, such as a love affair between our leads, a questionable royal birth, and the eventual burial of the two in the imperial tomb.
Nothing against Tang Yan, but I would prefer my military leader with a little bit more meat on, so she isn’t picked up easily by the wind. It’s also hard for me to picture Sunshine as a minister. Lolol.
Did Jin Yong perhaps sign a contract somewhere that all his new novel-to-drama adaptations must be headlined by new faces? The recent adaptations have all been really decent so far so I’m hoping the same rings true for this production. I have only ever watched the TVB version in 1999 with Sunny Chan and Charmaine Sheh. I both loved and hated it; heavy changes from the novel. Lol. I watched till the end because Sunny and Charmaine looked so damn good and sweet together. I was ready to spit blood if
I they don’t get a happy ending. xD
Back then TVB background music for their wuxia series is top-notch. It creates the mood for me to remember the series fondly until this day.