If you miss Li Ying, she’s finally back on the small screen!
Qiyi describes the story: In the cold winter of 2001, a murder case occurred in the affiliated hospital of a printing factory in Haizhou City. Rookie policeman Leng Xiao Bing (Xiao Yang) and his senior rushed to the scene after receiving a report, but accidentally faced the murderer of the serial murder in Haizhou City. Leng Xiao Bing was timid and afraid to shoot. The murderer fled from the scene and killed his senior, Li Lan. Another witness at the scene is a victim, orphan Xia Mu (Dong Zi Jian), hiding under the bed. In order to stay in the police force, Leng Xiao Bing concealed the fact that he did not dare to shoot, Xia Mu did not expose him either. So far, the murderer has been in the hiding, and the Haizhou case is still pending. Sixteen years later, Xia Mu came to the force for an internship. Threatening with the fact that Leng Xiao Bing didn’t dare to shoot, he coerced him into investigating the case with him. Just as the two pointed their suspicions at the father of the psychologist Shen Yu (Zhao Li Ying), Shen Yu also launched a plan to create a crime of imitation. Then a corpse that had been dead for more than sixteen years caused the three of them to fall into the dark night of souls. The three finally joined forces to trap the real murderer.
Wild Bloom (野蛮生长) is adapted from the novel written by A Nai (Like A Flowing River, Ode to Joy, etc). It follows the journey of female lead as she throws herself into the steel business full of judgemental men. She began her life under harsh terms, being blamed for the death of her mother while giving birth to her. Hence, her dad named her after a poisonous plant. He neglects her, leaving her to struggle in her childhood, shaping the stubborn and courageous personality in that small frame. As China’s economy begins to flourish in the 90s, she and her good brothers start up a business of scrapping and transporting steel, slowing expanding it with her sharp business mind. She learns how to tackle hurdles and problems with decisiveness, gaining precious lessons about life and love along the way.
Other cast members include Li Guang Jie, Liu Wei, Huang Cheng Cheng, Ren Zhong, Feng Jia Yi, Wang Jin Song, Shi An, and etc. Filming has begun!
If I’m honest, this type of topic is not for me… Lol.
Faith Makes Great (理想照耀中国) is an upcoming drama celebrating 100 years of the Communist Party of China, recording the unity and leadership of the Chinese people throughout the years. It consists of 40 mini stories, each one runs for 1 episode, totaling over 100 actors and actresses and 3000+ production crew members.
My fangirl heart is bursting! Li Ying looks amazing in these pictures! The sleek ponytail might be my favorite look of hers. If you didn’t know already, Li Ying is the voice actress (China Region) for the heroine in Disney’s film, Raya and the Last Dragon (寻龙传说), which came out last friday 3/5! The script is penned by Vietnamese American writer Qui Nguyen and the Chinese Malaysian writer Adele Lim. I have yet to watch it but we are planning on a live-watch party on our Discord soon!
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Fei has come to an end. This is a quick and dirty summary of the last three episodes for those interested! Sorry if there are mistakes, I wrote it after a long shift with crossed eyes. XD Depending on time, I might write a separate post for my thoughts on the series as a whole (the good, the bad, and the ugly).
Legend of Fei (有翡) is based on the novel You Fei/Bandits (有匪) written by Priest. It sounds like your typical wuxia drama that takes place during the Northern and Southern dynasties (?), where legends have fallen to the chaotic world, allowing room for the new rising heroes of the pugilistic world, some of which are our leading lady and man, Zhou Fei (Zhao Li Ying) and Xie Yun (Wang Yi Bo). Our female lead grew up in a neutral zone where there is no war, known collectively as the 48 tribes, so she leads a pretty peaceful life. That changes when her father is invited to join the Southern region, and she is forced to enter jianghu shortly after. Our male lead is an optimist, who knows a lot about the world because he has basically done a lot of jobs. His expertise? Running away and talking his way in/out of things (Lol). During our female lead’s journey, he is there to help her as she slowly becomes a hero in her own right.