Mystery of Antiques 3 (古董局中局之掠宝清单) is the third part following 2018’s Mystery of Antiques, 2020’s Antique Bureau Midgame, all based on Ma Bo Yong’s novel series, The Game of Antiques.
WeTV provides the synopsis: “In 1928, an evil wind swept Beijing City. In the name of birthday celebration, the director of the police department imprisoned the big shots in the antique industry. When the Five Houses were in crisis, Xu Yi Cheng (male lead) went to great lengths and settled it. What’s worse, Chen Weili, Xu’s old friend, was murdered in the street. Before his death, Chen sent a note to Xu, on which “Wind” and “Earth” were faintly marked. Xu investigated it and surprisingly found Chen’s death concerned with the Japanese. Yu Fang, a prince of the former dynasty, confessed that Concubine Shu Shen’s tomb in Dongling was robbed, and asked Xu to help resolve the Dongling crisis. Xu sensitively realized that the Dongling crisis was related to the death of his friend Chen. For the country, to avoid China’s national treasures stolen by the enemy; in private, to uncover the truth about his friend’s death, Xu Yi Cheng, with the help of the royal descendant, Hai Lan Zhu (female lead), Liu Yi Ming from the Five House, Huang Kewu, and his friend Fu Gui, braved the Ping’an City and prevented the outflow of the treasures.”
In short, our couple is trying to protect their cultural treasures from greedy hands. xD
Looks like the dark horse of our summer dramas line-up is Li Yi Tong’s Bloody Romance. I have read so many good words that I’m ready to jump into the wagon; you know, when time permits! But since I did a discussion post for first impression, I thought it’s fair to make one when the series wraps up, which it did yesterday.
Give a review of the series fellow fans, what you like/dislike, what worked for/against, acting, ost, etc.
As I have mentioned before, the promotional materials of this drama caught my attention! Bloody Romance (媚者无疆) is adapted from the novel written by Ban Ming Ban Mei and stars Li Yi Tong, Qu Chu Xiao, and Puff Kuo. Our heroine is sold to a brothel at the tender age of 16 where she’s tortured, assaulted, and treated like crap until she’s rescued and sent to a mysterious place. There she’s trained to become a top assassin!
Lol. I can’t stop laughing at the title, especially weird for an ancient series no less! Bloody Romance (媚者无疆) is adapted from the novel written by Ban Ming Ban Mei and stars Li Yi Tong, Qu Chu Xiao, and Puff Kuo. And why is it bloody? Cause our heroine is sold to a brothel at the tender age of 16 where she’s tortured, assaulted, and treated like crap until she’s rescued and sent to a mysterious place. There she’s trained to become a top assassin!
That’s one heck of a long project. I can’t imagine filming for something for that long, you’ll get so attached to playing the given character! On the other hand, they used the production created sets well….now let’s hope it a ratings success for everyone’s effort! Highness Qianlong Emperor Wallace Huo and his OTP in Zhou Xun as Ru Yi and the depiction of their love story over….many dead bodies obstacles. Even best friend Chen Kun congratulated Zhou Xun on weibo, it’s been that long. 90 episodes of epic prettiness and show-off in claws and green monsters in the harem! I know Miss Peach and Coralie have already signed up to watch! Are you in that list? Lol.
Webdrama My Fair Lady is based on the novel My Friend Miss Chen Bai Lu (我的朋友陈白露小姐) written by Hai Tang. It stars new faces Chen Yi An and Qu Chu Xiao as the OTP; whereas she’s a wealthy girl who falls to rock bottom financially. She then meets him, a rich runaway son, and together, they change the trajectory of their lives. Their story will be told through the eyes of their best friend, a girl who is kind and gentle, and carries a torch the for male lead, played by Zhang Tian Ai. Some articles are describing it as the Chinese Version of Gossip Girl. Oh Boy. Be yourself! Anyway, the short teaser is out and Crystal definitely has more screen time in it than the female lead as the director cast her before the wild success of Go Princess Go and had to bank on that selling point with more cuts for the rising starlet.
The hottest rising starlet on the majority of the polls nowadays is your one truly manly princess, Crystal Zhang Tian Ai. It’s always nice and overwhelming to rise so quickly with the right project at the right time. While the boys were pretty to look at, their acting left a lot to be desired (some are not actors themselves, to be fair) and she stood out like a shining gem. Her commitment showed.