I was ready to love this drama until I was let down by its subpar 1-minute teaser, featuring numerous fighting scenes. I want to send it right back to the editing team and tell them, “You are paid to do this, do it right!” Hence why I think productions should hire FANS to do their posters and trailers because they do it right and they do it better. The silly PAH sound effect they added for each kick and punch is silly. Anyway, they have another month to film and give me a better trailer. Taekwondo Girl is a drama adaptation of the novel Xuan Feng Shao Nv written by Ming Xiao Xi, and another one of those live-shooting projects HunanTV is adopting, just like how Korea sweetly treats its actors. So many other things to mimic, and yet they pick the worst thing to copy!
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The hard-working heroine is played Hu Bing Qing (Imperial Doctress, The Legend of Qin). Many look upon her to dominate the Taekwondo world. Her journey to the top is aided by three distinct guys. The pressure is on for the new actress because they are comparing her to iconic “weed” characters below. I know you know them! 😛
First guy is her senior brother at the academy played by Yang Yang (The Four, The Lost Tomb). Cold on the outside but warm on the inside. He sees the natural talent in our heroine and trains her to become the best.
No more long bangs to up cover his handsome face. =)
Aww Yang Yang, you’re gonna be that type of gentle guy huh? Stitch up her ripped clothes? =D
Second guy and also the guy with the most interesting background is portrayed by Chen Xiang (Romance of the Condor Heroes). He falls in love with the heroine not knowing that she attends the academy he hates the most; he blames them for his mother’s comatose condition.
Following her to school in his fancy blue car. ^^
This scene reminds me of Meteor Garden. Shan Cai and pig head Dao Ming Si. Lol! I don’t know how they can hear each other!
Girl, better be careful where that foot land! Miss V wouldn’t like it if you hurt little Xiang Xiang! XD
Third and final guy is played by new face, Bai Jing Ting. He was a star in the Taekwondo world before he decides to bow out, seeing the harm in relentless pursuit of the best. Our heroine looks up to him and sees him as a mentor.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the prettiest of them all?
I’m sure he’s thinking, “How did she get up there…elegantly?” =D
Zhao Yuan Yuan (Duke of Mount Deer 2014, Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils 2013) as Chen Xiang’s sister. The girl who goes a little crazy seeing her crush pays attention to the heroine.
Leo Wu Lei as Yang Yang’s best friend. He is paired up with Seven Tan.
Growing up so fast Leo! Look at the charming smile.
Seven Tan. She is so kute!
Cast during Interview.
These two are gonna be cute cute!!
- Yang Yang’s kicking stance cracks the heck out of me. He’s a dancer and it shows in his elegant, straight kicks. LOL.
- The lack of background music makes the teaser unimpressive and choppy. Spend more time editing it, production team!
- Script modified by Zhu Ming and directed by Cheng Zhi Chao (Legend of Fragrance, Beauties of the Emperor), Taekwondo Girl has a broadcast date on June 28th with 28 episodes.