Feng Qi Luo Yang or The Wind Rises Luo Yang (风起洛阳) is adapted from the novel written by Ma Bo Yong, who was also the author behind The Longest Day in Chang’an and Mystery of Antiques. It’s a period detective drama set in the Tang Dynasty during Wu Ze Tian’s reign, in the ancient capital Luo Yang. After restoring the sky palace in Luo Yang is done, Empress Wu prepares for the annual ceremony of wishing for a good harvest season. She is then informed that an informant who had important information to give her, was assassinated during his journey. Angry about the sudden death, she orders the murder mystery solved and the case is picked up by Deputy Marshal (Huang Xuan) and palace guard (Song Qian). Later, Minister’s second son (Wang Yi Bo) joins the duo as he tries to find out the truth behind his father’s poisoning/death. Following the trail of hints, the dangers in Luo Yang have been planted for quite a while…
Somehow, I thought this series has already aired? Lol. Sniper (瞄准) is a Republican thriller series that pits two old friends as foes in their new line of job. Huang Xuan’s character is sent to remove a special organization of assassins and Chen He is sent from the enemy camp to take him out as well.
Airing 10/9! Quite a few series airing on this day.
I’m back, after disappearing only a week into these posts~. One of the things you’ll learn about me, is my lack of consistency, but to make up for the absence I’ve hand picked more than I should have for this week. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.
Join us on Discord for more photoshoots, since Kappy was very logical in her approach that sharing more would not be a treat for everyone’s bandwidth.
I visit the China Film Insider website ever so often to read about the latest movies and last month had read an article about how currently the most popular movies in China are those with “buddy love” storylines. I’d been noticing lately that a lot of the movies and series I have started to prefer as well have had a strong bromance and could see why they would do well.
Good examples of the bromance element can be found in Legend of the Demon Cat and Detective Chinatown 2. Because both movies are basically buddy cop murder mysteries and had a lot of common elements, despite taking place in different time periods and being different genres (historical drama versus modern comedy), I decided to review them together.