The Immortal Ascension (凡人修仙传) is adapted from the novel written by Wang Yu. It follows the story of an ordinary boy who goes on a dangerous road of cultivation to become an immortal. After seeing the trailers, I had this familiar feeling in terms of directing and checked out the director. Sure enough, it’s Yang Yang, the female director in charge of Ever Night, and was also in charge of some beautifully done dramas; Imperfect Victim, A Dream of Splendor, etc.
For those who complains that January has been boring in cdramaland, here are two Xianxia-themed dramas, both from the universe of Chinese Paladin, a video game series. Do you have to watch the previous parts to understand the story? No, as each part is a standalone story.
A League of Nobleman is adapted from the novel written by Da Feng Gua Guo, starring Boran Jing and Song Wei Long. It is an ancient detective novel, many calling it similar to Sherlock. One of our leads is Zhang Ping (Song Wei Long), a poor scholar who becomes a successful candidate in the imperial examination and later designated as a country magistrate. Due to his sharp observational skills, he solves many murder cases and eventually appoints a prime minister. During his journey to the capital to take the imperial exam, he meets our other male lead, an elegant Minister of Rites (Boran Jing) and saves his life. From then on, two people with different backgrounds join hands and go through many life-and-death situations together.
Began airing 1/30~
P.S: It is NOT a BL drama. The author tagged the novel as non-romance. Also, the drama screenwriter changed a lot of stuff so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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!
Inference Notes (推理笔记) is the drama version of thriller film out not so long ago featuring Chen Dou Ling and Lin Bo Hong. The drama version has Hou Ming Hao, Zhang Zi Feng, and Wang Duo. The story revolves around our students and leading the group is a mathematical genius played by Zhang Zi Feng and Ming Hao takes on the other half of her partner-in-crime status. After receiving a heart transplant, she begins getting entangled in murder mysteries within and around the school, which is the tip of something darker and more sinister – organ trafficking.