This is a mouthful. Xi Xia Book of Dead or Death of the Book of the Western Xia Dynasty (西夏死书) is an upcoming modern drama exploring an ancient city. Jiro Wang plays our hero, an outstanding college student in the archeology department, who participates in a contest held by his teacher only to be pulled into a series of events relating to the monument treasure of Western Xia. To save his life and also find a missing archeologist, he and a group of potentials embark on a journey into the ancient tombs, but he eventually discovers that his companions might harbor ulterior motives. Jia Qing plays the proud and stubborn grand-daughter of his teacher.
I thought this post will never see the light of day. Every time I thought I was done, I turned around and they held a conference, released new pictures and bts videos. Good stuff, but too many news to sort through!
Another year of weibo night. To be honest, the awards seem to matter less and less each year. Show up? Here ya go. Beside the Weibo King and Queen of the Year, I didn’t really read about the others. Lol.
Man, this is why smaller productions get little promotions, their promotional materials suck! Not a lot of pretty stills and a whole extended trailer to spoil your viewing experience (well, this aspect isn’t new but still!). Here is another period drama with a revenge theme, for those of you who prefer this subject. Nothing new. In Distressed Beauty(卿本佳人), our heroine (Jia Qing) comes from a rich family but her family is murdered in one day, leaving her and younger sis to fend for themselves. In her poor state, she meets and falls in love with a well-meaning man (Chen Ruo Xuan). Unfortunately, once she finds clues related to her family massacre, she marries into the enemy’s lair, setting herself up with their dumb son (Kim Jung Hoon), who isn’t quite what he appears to be, while pre-marriage boyfriend gets attacked and turns his life around to become a pirate. LOL! I swear he designed himself after Captain Sparrow.