Niu Zi Fan and Chen Rong’s Faithful to Buddha, Faithful to You To Air In December 2017

What’s going on?! It’s the end of the year so we are just gonna release dramas that have been sitting on the shelf in the last two years? Joining the fun in our festive December is another novel-to-drama adaptation: Bu Fu Ru Lai, Bu Fu Qing or Not to fail God, Not to fail You, and popular translated on the net as Faithful to Buddha, Faithful to You (不负如来不负卿). Written by Xiao Chun (pen name), it’s a time-traveling story. Not once, but many times. Actress Chen Rong (1986, Brothers, Weddings Postponed) is the female lead, Ai Qing, and Niu Zi Fan (1994, a graduate from Shanghai Theatre Academy) is playing the famous Buddhist monk, Kumarajiva. The story follows an epic love story through time when a historian student successfully time-travels through time (many failed attempts before). She’s 23 when she meets our little monk who is 13 at the time, and their relationship begins as teacher and student, but he develops a crush on her ever since. Years passed for him but only mere months for her and they meet again when the little boy is at the blossoming age of 24. They recognize their love for each other but he is man with a divine mission and they suffer immensely. The third time they meet again, Kumarajiva is in the worst years of his life and she stays by his side through it all.

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  1. 4 thoughts on “Niu Zi Fan and Chen Rong’s Faithful to Buddha, Faithful to You To Air In December 2017

    I freaking love the novel so far, so I hope this does it justice!!!

  2. 4 thoughts on “Niu Zi Fan and Chen Rong’s Faithful to Buddha, Faithful to You To Air In December 2017

    idk…the trailer makes it seem very action packed, but what I like most about it is it’s thoughtfulness and atmosphere and depth! Not sure if I’m feeling the same vibe from the production so kind of nervous…I’m just not getting the same essence which is what I loved most from the novel…

    This novel really made me interested in Buddhism…I wrote a whole final paper on buddhism and Kumarajiva because of it…more like I read a whole book on buddhism’s entry into china and ended writing about Daoism but that’s beside the point…

    The novel is very very deep with a lot of weight and heft, almost stillness and calm, so I’m not really impressed by the trailer…it has nothing to do with quality and everything to do with the directing style, and what the production is choosing to emphasize here. Seems like they’re dramatizing everything…

    Lol too all the names I’m hearing in Chinese is also throwing me off.

  3. 4 thoughts on “Niu Zi Fan and Chen Rong’s Faithful to Buddha, Faithful to You To Air In December 2017

    I am not going to check out this drama unless I finish the novel first. I heard a ton of good things about the novel and plan to pick it up but have not find the time to actually pick it up. So I am not going to watch the drama first because I have a feeling it may spoil it for me 🙂

    • 4 thoughts on “Niu Zi Fan and Chen Rong’s Faithful to Buddha, Faithful to You To Air In December 2017

      It’s rather heavy..and “nue”(torturing). Their love is so impossible at times I struggled so much to read it. Agree with Julianne it’s really thoughtful and nicely written….since there some some rather sensitive issues…

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