There’s a been a lot of television trailers coming out. Go below the cut for the other trailers, and link to the first episode of a show that was pretty high on the recap list.
Heavenly Sword Dragon Sabre 2009
With this being the last in the Condor Trilogy that director Zhang Jizhong has yet to remake, anticipation has been high for this version of HSDS. Not really from me, because I’ve never really gotten into wuxia but after seeing the trailer and the gorgeous cinematography that’s definitely changed. It’s shot so prettily! And then finally I will be able to shake off that feeling of shame at being Chinese, and yet having no idea what the hell people are talking about when they discuss Jin Yong ‘s body of work. And I may be the only one who thinks this, but Deng Chao looks so hot in it.
Part 1 (Chinese tv trailers are long…too long for youtube)
Oh and idarklight says I will never shake off the shame of not knowing Jin Yong’s work by simply watching dramas. It’s not the same as reading the book. Better get to work on my wuxia literacy then.
Remembrance of Dreams Past
This is an epic, large scale series that stars Chen Kun and is Hua Yi financed. He plays the son of a princess in the time of the last emperor, and will play his character from age 18 to 90 from the Republic of China to the 70s as he travels in the story from Taiwan to Beijing, to Shanghai and then finally to the South. I might watch part of this for Chen Kun but it seems a little too epic for me.
Meteor Shower‘s MV “Let Me Sing a Song For You”
…and finally the one that people are more interested in, even though it’s the lowest budgeted of them all. I really like Zhang Han‘s expressions here, and loved the “mian ren” scene. Hopefully the acting doesn’t disappoint. It’s cute how everyone has their own love story here, and lol at all the testosterone-driven scenes.
P.S. Another anticipated show was Nonstop with BOBO and the Backdorm Boys and He Zhuoyan (she shows up toward the end of Part 1 of the Heavenly Sword Dragon Sabre trailer). Here’s the link to the first episode.