Just a reminder that we still have quite a few projects to look forward to!
Oh my….what a beautiful couple. My Mr. Sunshine is back to the big screen! Shawn Dou will team up with Dilraba Dilmurat for Legend of Sun and Moon (日月传奇), based on a Chinese folklore (with many variations) most of us should know of if we grew up watching Chinese dramas! Sunshine will be playing Hou Yi, a god of archery descended from heaven who shot down 9 suns out of 10 to save mankind. Dilraba will be playing his wife, Chang’e, goddess of the Moon. In one popular variation, as a reward for saving mankind, our archer is given an elixir of immortality. However, he doesn’t consume the pill if his wife isn’t in it with him. However, Chang’e is forced to take the pill when an intruder tries to steal it. The lovers are then separated as Chang’e chooses the moon as her residence.
Archer boy, I’m right here! Shoot me with your arrow of love, please. <3
More dates are confirmed and more stills for your viewing!
Happy Friday everyone! This week can’t be over fast enough!
Our wagons of January dramas ~
More promos from many dramas! My East Coast drama friends, stay warm!! In the negatives this weekend!
I’ve been reading a lot of discussion since the last post about Tribes and Empires running out of money (true!) and who’s to blame. A lot of rumors. It’s hard to say. This is director Cao Dun’s first venture into ancient fantasy series so he is ambitious and has an artistic vision and didn’t realize many costly things. It’s hard to entirely blame him because he’s well-loved by the cast and we were all wow-ed by the first trailer Tribes dished out. Weren’t we? At least now many realize a good drama isn’t just about the directing but a combination of directing, writing, and acting. Whether or not Huang Xuan’s scenes were cut, we can’t verify, but I did watch Zhou Zi Wei’s interview where he admitted that he shot the drama and then was told they could only give him so much and he replied that he didn’t need to be paid because acting out emotional turbulence like Shuo Feng in itself is a mark in his acting career. The opportunity cannot be exchanged for money. So everyone in the cast suffers in one way or another, not just any one actor.
If they are lucky to get funding for another season, let this first season be a good lesson for the production company about budget management (!!).