Whoa! Badass opening themevideo with solid casting! Upcoming police drama, Undercover (卧底归来) features 38 real crimes exposed by undercover agents against narcotic drugs and drug dealers. It gives me the same vibes as old TVB cop dramas (Detective Investigation Files franchise, anyone?) with the undercover agent (Lin Shen) stealthily getting into the gang run by drug Lord Jiu Ye (Kent Tong) and falling in love with his only daughter (Li Qin), because we love complicated relationships. heh. Zhang Jia Yi plays his handler, our police chief, and Liu Yi Jun plays chief director of the Anti-Narcotics team. It looks exciting and and I’m pumped!
Adapted from Chen Zhong Shi’s novel of the same name, White Deer Plain (白鹿原) was also made into a film in 2012. The drama adaptation stars many heavy weight veterans such as Zhang Jia Yi, Qin Hai Lu, Liu Pei Qi, and along with several youthful faces such as Li Qin, Deng Lun, and Zhai Tian Lin. The novel is considered one of many Chinese literary treasures, diving into the generational wars and clashes of evolving beliefs and values held esteemed in the small village known as White Deer Village, focusing on two big families – the Bai and the Lu.
Are you tired of Hu Ge yet? No? Heere he comes again. This looks like the male version of Liu Tao’s Ode To Joy. hehe. I know what you’re thinking, why can’t we combine two goodness together to make one awesome sauce? I actually like the literal translation of the Chinese title (猎场 = Hunting Ground) much better than the supposedly English title of Resume. The premise follows persistent man Zheng Qiu Dong (Hu Ge) in the finance world as he navigates through pitfalls and failures to rise above and enter the group of elite businessmen, with the help of his girlfriend (Jian Ren Zi) and best friend (Zu Feng). However, after an unfortunate event, Qiu Dong’s business falls apart and he has to start over from the beginning with the help of new alliances.
There’s also a clip of Hu Ge speaking English at the end for curious minds alike. A for effort!