Chinese Paladin 4 (仙剑奇侠传4) has commenced filming with their leads in Ju Jing Yi and Chen Zhe Yuan and some supporting faces that I recognize in Mao Xiao Hui and Sun Ying Hao. As many might know/remember, the Chinese Paladin franchise is adapted from a series of video games also known as The Legend of Sword and Fairy, and the most famous drama adaptation being 2005’s Chinese Paladin with Hu Ge and Liu Yi Fei. In CP4 (considered the 5th installment, prequel to the CP3), the video game synopsis is described below:
Yun Tian He, a young man who had been living alone on a mountain peak, was on a regular boar hunting trip when he came across the young woman Han Ling Sha, from a clan of short-lived tomb raiders, attempting to break into his parents’ tomb, culminating in the destruction of the tomb, and setting him on a journey alongside Ling Sha to the outside world to uncover his parents’ past. On the journey, they encountered and befriended the adopted daughter of the magistrate of Shou Yang, Liu Meng Li, who seemed to have connections to Tian He’s father, and a skilled and kind swordmaster who trained at Mt. Kunlun’s Qionghua School since a young age, Murong Zi Ying.
What do you think of the cast? Would you prefer lesser known faces?
Can I be honest with you guys? I read the synopsis in Chinese and I was like… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Then I went onto qiyi’s website to check out THEIR synopsis, and I saw this: “Lei Chuxia who lives in the modern (Ju Jingyi), because of the “supermoon”, her memory loss and crossed into Xu Xiaodong’ (Zheng Yecheng) phone, then a magical journey begins.”
Love Under the Full Moon (满月之下请相爱) begins airing 8/26~
Rebirth For You (慕南枝) is adapted from the novel written by Zhi Zhi. In the novel, our female lead gets a rebirth and retains all the memories from her previous life; she was an Empress. Our hero was an official/general who admired her from far away. After rebirth, he’s determined to fight and win her to his side. After she was reborn, she relies on her own strengths and intelligence to balance the different parties in the palace. She’s also determined to help her husband/male lead rise to power as a capable Emperor in a prosperous era.
Well, not sure how much of the rebirth storyline they are gonna keep but being reborn definitely has its perks!
The Blooms at Ruyi Pavilion (如意芳霏) marks the reunion of Zhang Zhe Han and Ju Jing Yi since 2018’s Legend of Yun Xi. It is based on the novel written by Xiao Jia Ren. Our heroine is from a family of goldsmith and after seeing her sister’s unhappy marriage, she vows to take her fate in her own hands. She escapes her arranged marriage and meets our arrogant male lead and they both get entangled in solving a murder case involving royal folks and weaponry.
The Blooms at Ruyi Pavilion (如意芳霏) sees the reunion of Zhang Zhe Han and Ju Jing Yi, both collaborated in 2018’s Legend of Yun Xi. It is based on the novel written by Xiao Jia Ren. Our heroine is from a family of goldsmith and after seeing her sister’s unhappy marriage, she vows to take her fate in her own hands. She escapes her arranged marriage and meets our arrogant male lead and they both get entangled in solving a murder case involving royal folks and weaponry.