Yay! Another hand-to-hand combat drama! (I still need to finish A Fist Within Four Walls. Lol.) A great mix of actors from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China. Handsome HK actor, Kevin Cheng, becomes a Tai Chi master in the upcoming period series, Tai Chi Master: The Door of Tai Chi (太極宗師之太極門). He is paired up with young Chinese actress, Tina Tang Yi Xin (The Legend of Chusen), and she’s looking pretty cute in all the stills. There is a short trailer and a whopping 38-minute trailer released so far. But, do watch the BTS clip that I uploaded. All these fancy action scenes are hilarious in practice. Hee!
You know what I just realized? School begins next week. What’s worst? My schedule dictates that my classes/labs run 8-9 hours every day and I don’t get home until 8 at night. Scanning the schedule has sucked the life out of me. =/ This means updates will be scarce and many of you might ditch this love boat for a better ship. (Here’s when you step in and profess your love to this community! 😉 )
Anyway, away from my sobbing school life is a new Cdrama on your radar. It’s another novel-turned-drama adaptation, penned by Tang Qi Gong Zi, a writer known for fusing the past with the future meticulously in his fantasy romance novels. The premise of Hua Xu Yin revolves around a fallen princess, Ye Zhen, being revived by a magical pearl. Using the power from the pearl, she then travels the 9 states and helps people achieve their dreams. The male lead, Mu Yan, is the prince of the opponent country. My friends said the drama is based loosely on the novel, so many things are changed. And they aren’t happy.
Milking the cash cow, of course. And because you guys didn’t shed enough suicidal tears the first round. 😛 But why would you call it a sequel if the storyline screams I am not thy brother! Stop clinging!? Moreover, half the cast members are significantly missing. Might as well give it a fresh name. Kevin Cheng and Yuan Hong are busy laughing it off in Hua Xu Yin, with the former looking odd and sporting blue highlights. But the two are in talks for guest appearances, so yay? Han Dong is in almost every big productions but not here. After his dispute with Tangren, you won’t be seeing 14th Prince Lin Geng Xin either.