Aww, all the likable supporting actors in one drama! The new historical drama, Chong Er’s Preach (重耳传), started without much fanfare and even the press conference held today went out just as quietly. I know I complained about drama titles being lame and repetitive but Chong Er’s Preach is a bit jarring to the ears. Sigh. Chong Er is the given name of Duke Wen of Jin who ruled from 636 to 628 BC. The titular role is given to Henry Wang Long Hua and playing his lady love is none other than Kristy Zhang Han Yun. I know we are still sad about Princess of Lan Ling… She is too… ~~
I’m sure most of us who grew up with Chinese films and dramas would know the story of Xuan Zang, mostly from the various adaptations of Journey to the West. Xuan Zang is a Chinese-Indian film following the seventeen-year journey of Xuan Zang as he gathered and translated many Indian Buddhist texts to Chinese during the Tang Dynasty. Playing the titular role is Huang Xiao Ming and joining him, friends and foes, are Luo Jin, Kent Tong, and Purba Rgyal.