It’s here! I only found out about this drama a week ago but let me tell you, it was a very long week lol I’m fairly new to Chinese Dramas. I was browsing an Asian drama website looking for a new Korean drama to watch when I happened upon Ice Fantasy. I devoured it. Thus started my budding crush on Feng Shao Feng. Of course it was only natural that I waited in anticipation for his next drama The Starry Night The Starry Sea, and now here I am waiting and watching The Starry Night The Starry Sea 2. The fall into Chinese Drama junky is a slow and steady one.
I have to say, one of the things that first drew me to The Starry Night The Starry Sea (besides Feng Shao Feng) was that the story was not about a mermaid but a merman. I would say that 99% of stories about merpeople are focused on a female. Be it the American industry such as the movies The Little Mermaid and Splash or the international industry such as the Korean dramas Legend of the Blue Sea and Surplus Princess. So the fact that this drama focused on a merman was immediately intriguing. Ok, enough chatter, let’s get this review started.
If you remember, the modern version of The Starry Night The Starry Sea (那片星空那片海), a drama adapted from Tong Hua‘s novel about merman ended earlier this year. The ancient version will showcase the leads’ previous love lives… The main OTP and some cast members returned with the addition of Hong Kong actor, Bosco Wong, donning a mask. Press conference was held this morning with Wei Chen singing the opening themesong.
Tangren’s epic historical drama held a press conference today and dropped a whopping 10-minute trailer to appease your hunger! Based on the novel by Ma Bo Yong, Secret of the Three Kingdoms aims to unravel the re-imagined buried secrets and hidden hands behind the imperial changes of the Eastern Han Dynasty on Cao Cao’s side, led by Ma Tian Yu and Elvis Han Dong Jun.
I love it when my hunch is right! The production released a batch of stills of the ladies a few days ago and I was thinking that they would release the new stills of the male real soon. And Tada! Here it is! The men in armor ready for battle! I’m pretty excited for this one because of the cast and the rich, deep costumes, and of course the twist in history! Ma Tian Yu has had a fair share of prominent roles but he doesn’t have a representative work yet and I hope this is it. Make it big puppy!
After 3 months (it’s been 3 months?!), Ma Tian Yu has wrapped up filming for Tangren’s production, a period drama called Three Kingdoms Secret or better sounding as Secret of The Three Kingdoms (三国机密) adapted from the novel written by Ma Bo Yong, focusing of course on the epic period known as the Three Kingdoms but switching the perspective a little (away from Zhuge Liang), following the ups and downs and imperial changes of the Eastern Han Dynasty on Cao Cao’s side. Ray will be flexing his acting fibers by portraying twins – Liu Xie and Liu Ping. The twins were separated after the queen’s execution, one was raised to become a puppet emperor, while the other one was raised with Sima Yi (played by Elvis Han Dong Jun). OH. Interesting. A juicy role for my man-child!
With the drama section (Magnolia Awards) over with, here is the stars strutting it out for their upcoming movies! SO MANY. I’m drowning in pretty pics. The men are wicked awesome tonight. Usually they have on boring, routine stuff, but tonight, they shine more than the ladies, in my humble opinion. XD
Finally! Some official news! Produced by Tangren so it makes sense to see Elvis Han here but I’m so excited for my puppy Ma Tian Yu in a leading role also! Names like Dong Jie adds a grandeur to the production too. Three Kingdoms Secret or better sounding as Secret of The Three Kingdoms (三国机密) is the upcoming novel-to-drama adaptation written by Ma Bo Yong, focusing of course on the epic period known as the Three Kingdoms but switching the perspective a little (away from Zhuge Liang), following the ups and downs and imperial changes of the Eastern Han Dynasty on Cao Cao’s side. They drop the first set of characters posters an hour ago. Have a look at the youngins in these heavy roles!
Well, if you recently finished the modern version of The Starry Night The Starry Sea (那片星空那片海), a drama adapted from Tong Hua‘s novel about merman, here’s the ancient version to whet your appetite. Looks like they are trying to showcase the leads’ previous love lives… are we going to have three lifetimes here as well?! The main OTP and some cast members will return with the addition of Hong Kong actor, Bosco Wong, with a mask. Mask wearers are so popular recently!
No airing date yet but enjoy the first trailer where everyone looks splendid!