New World stars Sun Honglei, Zhang Luyi and Yin Fang as non-biological brothers who always have each other’s backs despite differing political loyalties. Wan Qian, Li Chun, Hu Jing costar.
The 70 episode drama airs daily on Beijing TV / Dragon TV beginning tonight.
Currently halfway through ep.1 of this. Easily one of the best opening episodes this year. The juxtaposition of the upstairs/downstairs events is superb. Every character is introduced with personality, and all the events are enticing even though I still don’t really know what the drama is about.
I feel like Xu Bing’s directing elevates his writing.
Update: finished all four eps. It’s really good. I haven’t seen a drama with such good character intros in forever. Each character is immediately distinguishable and fascinating upon entrance (and very naturally vs caricature-like）. The editing builds up tension without being too stylized. Everything else is also really good but these two really make the drama stand out over other recent cdramas.
I can’t remember the last time I saw such a bad-ass and capable Republican drama female lead. Love it.
Have you see Li Chun’s entrance in ep 4 ? Loved the reveal.
Ep5-6 update: I think Tian Dan is slightly overpowered
My thoughts exactly when watching the jailbreak – dramaworld police incompetency at its best. XD I’m also getting pretty impatient with Xu Tian – he needs to grow a brain real fast.
Ep 7 – 9 update: Needs more Tian Dan. The last couple of episodes were kind of slow
Ep 10 -11 update: need more Tian Dan
ep 12: I think I’m just going to watch Wan Qian cuts… Everyone else in the show is so dumb.
I bailed out after Ep5 XD