It’s here! The most anticipated drama for the last two years…. LOL! 2 episodes per day, VIP accounts get to see more, of course… I honestly don’t have the time to recap this drama and with my comprehension skill, I think I’m gonna butcher all the names and places. Open arms for volunteers, let me know! 🙂
Awww man, our Mr. Smile aka Shawn Dou Xiao will be doing another modern drama… but it sounds so dark and gloomy! Hear me cry. It’s adapted from manga series Asunaro Hakusho (あすなろ白書 “Asunaro White Paper”) by Fumi Saimon.
Time to check back in with the epic historical fantasy drama Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy (九州海上牧云记). In the past few months, they have been releasing stills and some BTS videos with interviews with the cast and crew. Again, a lot of work and thought and effort were spent so hopefully this summer will be the green light for Prophecy.
How is it possible that everything about this drama intrigues me? Even the behind-the-scene video is slick and sounds epic to the ears than your typical promotional materials for other dramas! At this point, even if the script fails, I can purely watch for the visual festivity before my eyes. But honestly, after seeing the amount of work they poured in for the set, materials, and costumes, I have a new found respect for the production team, going above and beyond to map out their imaginations into concrete settings. I love you Tribes, don’t fail me.
While I had some good laughs in the last post, clarifying that Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy is indeed a drama, and not a movie, it’s rather sad to see how small our expectations have become over the years in Cdramaland. Keep in mind that this drama started filming around August of last year and hence has plenty of time to edit and film, but the trailer crew did do a damn good job in knocking our breath away with the first teaser. Mr. Cao Dun, I shall remember your name! They just dropped the official trailer a few hours ago. Have a look and again I’m thoroughly thrilled even at the resonant voices in the trailer.
Checking back with another drama. 🙂 Ancient fantasy series, Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy (九州·海上牧云记) has just released the first posters of its solid male cast ensemble. You can refer to my previous post for the full cast list. They invested a lot of money and it definitely shows in the high quality costumes below. The setting takes place in Novaland, a period in Kevin Cheng’s Hua Xu Yin: City of Desperate Love.