Nostalgia alert!! Back To the Past (寻秦记) is a movie continuation of the drama in 2001. OMG. Seeing everyone in the skin again after 20 years together is surreal. They managed to invite back all of the main core characters – Louis Koo, Raymond Lam, Jessica Hsuan, Sonija Kwok, Joyce Tang, and Michelle Saram. Sadly, there’s no Kwong Wah, but there are a few more familiar faces in the supporting cast as well. AWWWWWWWW. The story follows a group of men led by Max who accidentally time-travel to the past and begin using modern technologies to disturb the warfare of Qin Shi Huang (Raymond Lam), forcing him to seek the help of his master Xiang Shao Long (Louis Koo).
No release date yet but check out the quick teaser dropped today!
Upcoming period drama The Twin Flower Legend (长相守) is based on the novel written by Hai Piao Xue and follows the story of twin sisters. I like how the synopsis makes no mention of the other twin and only writes about the good twin, the one with many suitors! xD So the other twin has to be the evil one? Lol. The main twin is played by Mao Xiao Hui and the love of her life is played by Yu Xiao Tong (ah, how he has grown!). The twin sisters are sold as slaves to a powerful household, where they meet three other kids and become a small knitted family, with a promise to protect and love each other. She’s a tough cookie and uses her intelligence and skills to rise up the ranks, making four men go goo-goo over her. (This sounds tragically similar to many many period dramas….)
The trailer is fun to watch, I have never seen this many (ex) tvb/HK actors in one before. Lolol.
Some of our members are following this drama and were talking about the ending, so I figured I could take a look…then I stumbled on the hilarious edits made by fans of the Qin Jun Jie and Co. spitting blood. I couldn’t stop laughing. It made my day. The last time we spoke about the arts of blood-spitting was when Wallace Huo donated blood on the set of The Journey of Flower. Do you guys remember that post? It was in 2014!!
For the fun of it, let’s create a list of actor/actresses who can spit blood beautifully for the year-end awards. Heh.
Listening Snow Tower is a wuxia novel written by Cang Yue, first book in a trilogy. The name of the series stands for the name of the manor in the novel, a famous assassinating organization led by our enigmatic hero – Xiao Yi Qing (actor Qin Jun Jie), who is on a quest to rule jianghu and has built the place on blood and tears. Standing by his side is his beloved person Shu Jing Rong (actress Yuan Bing Yan), who is tied to him with the promise that she will only serve someone who can beat her. Unfortunately, the cold and unbending hero is laden with an incurable disease and his life could end anytime. Likewise, she’s distrustful of everyone around her. It’s an epic romance between two extraordinary people and how they think those around them don’t end up…well….alive.
And of course one of my favorite golden couples who collaborated in many productions in the past! The most memorable to me is definitely Detective Investigation Files IV where I met my match in the most twisted love triangles ever! Like you just couldn’t pick a girl for the boy because both ladies went through so much for him and because of him. Aiyaaa!! Oh the two couples in there…. Sunny Chan and Charmaine Sheh was the other unfortunate couple. I want to re-watch but my heart is not ready for the turbulence. XD
I’m loving Tiger Cubs. Although there are glitches in the writing, the acting comes out strong and consistent. Each case has a story, and behind each one is gray characterization of the culprits and victims. No one is completely black and white, which makes a compelling storyline. Plus, each episode focuses on a back story of one of the tiger cubs, so we aren’t skipping character depth for them. These moments are short however, sometimes feeling like a quick gloss over the issue, but I’m glad they are inserted rather than completely missing.