Song Of The Moon with Zhang Bin Bin and Xu Lu finally releases some substantial promo stills

Would you believe me if I tell you this post was written in Feb (when filming wrapped) of this year but has it been sitting in the draft section? Why? Mainly because the production is so stingy with promo stills! And even now as they are gearing up to premiere…no trailer… >.>

Song of the Moon (月歌行) is adapted from the novel written by Shu Ke and stars Zhang Bin Bin and Xu Lu as the leads. This is what I have gathered from the novel: It is a tragic story. This is not a story about a good girl, this is a story about a lonely girl (a lot of readers say she’s pretty unlikable). The loneliness in her life breeds her stubborn, selfish, and bitter personality, and she acknowledges those traits. Our heroine comes from a wealthy family, her parents let her do whatever she wants and it’s the downfall of her life. She sees that they only care for her younger brother, who’s deemed as the one to carry on the family line (quite typical). She meets our male lead when she’s about 10/11 and he appears surprised to learn that the person said to help him save his people is a girl. He’s the Demon Lord, if you’re curious, always wearing a black robe. Like a genie, he tells her he’s the person to guide her destiny, to give her powers, to do a lot of big things. To compensate her for the future, he gives her two options, 1) He can do any 3 things for her or 2) She can have him for 3 days and he’ll do anything for her in those 3 days. Of course, to a little kid, the second option sounds much better and so she picks #2. After 3 days of fun and excitement, he disappears. A big fire takes away her family’s wealth and her parents don’t think twice about selling her to buy medicines for their beloved son. She’s sold to a manor and trained to become a killer. Our male lead also has another identity ~

I feel bad for our female lead – she gets abandoned quite a lot by the people who claim to love her, including our male lead. But a lot of people also die for her….. Some readers said that the love story wasn’t satisfying to them, some questioned whether he did indeed love her or not. Is it love or is it pity? Is it both?

I didn’t see a translation for the novel yet. If you’re aware of one, please let me know!

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Stills:

Zhang Bin Bin.

Xu Lu.

Riley Wang Yi Lun.

Zheng He Hui Zi.

Wang You Shuo.

Ma Yue.

Still No Trailer:

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  1. 6 thoughts on “Song Of The Moon with Zhang Bin Bin and Xu Lu finally releases some substantial promo stills

    Ok, now your synopsis has piqued my curiosity. It sounds a little different from the typical demon king/female human love story, mainly because the female lead is trained to be a killer and is “unlikeable.” I liked Bloody Romance because all the females were so tough in it, and while I’m not expecting the story to be as dark and intense, I’m hoping for a similar mature and serious tone.

    Argh, if I want to read this, it looks like I’m going to have to find a Vietnamese translation, which I dread because my vocabulary must be equivalent to a twelve year old’s. LOL! Might be a blessing in disguise, as reading increasing vocabulary, but it’s going to make for a painful, slow read on my part. Or, I’ll just take the easy way out and wait for the drama to release. Haha!

    • 6 thoughts on “Song Of The Moon with Zhang Bin Bin and Xu Lu finally releases some substantial promo stills

      Bloody Romance is on my to watch list! This novel just sounds so sad, esp for female lead. T_T

      I won’t continue the novel because knowing it’s an adaptation, expectations will rise, and we know how well adaptations do to stick to novel…

      • 6 thoughts on “Song Of The Moon with Zhang Bin Bin and Xu Lu finally releases some substantial promo stills

        I skip-watched the last 2 eps of Bloody Romance. Kind of remember that men got it worse and worst at the end. Fight scene choreographies were weak.

        As for the novel Song of the Moon is based on: 1. It’s not all that popular on its official platform. 2. Apparently readers weren’t feeling much mutual romantic feelings between the leads. 3. One comment seems to describe the female lead as intelligent, compassionate girl who fully realizes that she is weak. 4. Another comment seems to say that the supporting female characters are strong females.

        I’m guessing drama will take a lot of liberties with characters and story. I’m not sure ZBB is at a stage in his career where he can play a truly unlikable character. His fans probably won’t stand for it.

  2. 6 thoughts on “Song Of The Moon with Zhang Bin Bin and Xu Lu finally releases some substantial promo stills

    Has Xu Lu ever filmed a wu xia drama as female lead? I feel like this is the first time I’ve seen her like this…

    • 6 thoughts on “Song Of The Moon with Zhang Bin Bin and Xu Lu finally releases some substantial promo stills

      I think she was in Tribes and Empires, if I remember correctly.

      • 6 thoughts on “Song Of The Moon with Zhang Bin Bin and Xu Lu finally releases some substantial promo stills

        Oh that’s right, thank you! Yes she was in that but it wasn’t a fighting role. She does look pretty in ancient costume but I hope her fighting will at least be decent.

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