And the saga continues for our six young spies to maintain peace in Northern Song Dynasty. This is nice! The whole cast of Season 1 was able to return and reunite to really film a real season 2! I still haven’t finished Season 1. LOL. Hear me out here, not that it’s bad, but I feel this type of drama requires one to reach a certain arc/moment for us to feel the magnetic pull and marathon the whole series. I’m still stuck somewhere around the first arc. xD
Song of the Moon (月歌行) is adapted from the novel written by Shu Ke. I wrote about the novel previously here. And this is the synopsis from Qiyi: Young girl Liuzue (played by Xu Lu) exchanged her life’s fate for the pleasure of being with a mysterious man for three days, and since then, she has gone through a lot of ups and downs, and a rocky relationship. In order to safeguard the life of the people, to protect their loved ones, they have gone through a lot of hardships and difficulties, devoting their lives to bear the promise of the gentleman. Can they break through their destiny and change the ending?
Hoping its a decent drama for these two! They need a hit!
Would you believe me if I tell you this post was written in Feb (when filming wrapped) of this year but has it been sitting in the draft section? Why? Mainly because the production is so stingy with promo stills! And even now as they are gearing up to premiere…no trailer… >.>
Song of the Moon (月歌行) is adapted from the novel written by Shu Ke and stars Zhang Bin Bin and Xu Lu as the leads. This is what I have gathered from the novel: It is a tragic story. This is not a story about a good girl, this is a story about a lonely girl (a lot of readers say she’s pretty unlikable). The loneliness in her life breeds her stubborn, selfish, and bitter personality, and she acknowledges those traits. Our heroine comes from a wealthy family, her parents let her do whatever she wants and it’s the downfall of her life. She sees that they only care for her younger brother, who’s deemed as the one to carry on the family line (quite typical). She meets our male lead when she’s about 10/11 and he appears surprised to learn that the person said to help him save his people is a girl. He’s the Demon Lord, if you’re curious, always wearing a black robe. Like a genie, he tells her he’s the person to guide her destiny, to give her powers, to do a lot of big things. To compensate her for the future, he gives her two options, 1) He can do any 3 things for her or 2) She can have him for 3 days and he’ll do anything for her in those 3 days. Of course, to a little kid, the second option sounds much better and so she picks #2. After 3 days of fun and excitement, he disappears. A big fire takes away her family’s wealth and her parents don’t think twice about selling her to buy medicines for their beloved son. She’s sold to a manor and trained to become a killer. Our male lead also has another identity ~
I feel bad for our female lead – she gets abandoned quite a lot by the people who claim to love her, including our male lead. But a lot of people also die for her….. Some readers said that the love story wasn’t satisfying to them, some questioned whether he did indeed love her or not. Is it love or is it pity? Is it both?
I didn’t see a translation for the novel yet. If you’re aware of one, please let me know!
Jun Jiu Ling (君九龄) is an upcoming ancient drama based on the novel by Xi Xing. The story follows our female lead, daughter of the former Crown Prince, a princess who studies medicine to help cure her father, but unfortunately he dies anyway. She’s married off and later discovers that her uncle, the Current Emperor, was the mastermind behind her father’s death. When she tries to kill him, she’s killed off. Her soul is then transmigrated into the body of an orphaned girl, Jun Zhen Zhen, who also has problems on her end which is solved by the witty new soul. Turns out, Zhen Zhen’s arranged marriage to the Ning’s family was not honored, so she wanted to hang herself in front of their manor but ended up dying for real (O.O! At least this novel explains where the original soul went). However, that’s the novel version. In the drama version, to go around the body-soul problem, our princess is saved by a physician and takes on another identity instead.
And you thought you could handle any amount of prettiness?! Take this! 29 rookies from Huace in one drama but you might have seen them scattered throughout dramaland. They must have had a blast filming together. A lot will film, only a few will stand out. Pick your favorites!