What can I say – Youku loves Priest. After the online popularity of Guardian and Word of Honor, the streaming platform will be adapting two more of the author’s novels.
Crime drama Light the Darkness 深渊 is an adaption of Priest’s Silent Reading and stars Zhang Xincheng as Fei Du, a nouveau riche with low morals who is found to be involved with the serial murder cases in the most unexpected ways. Fu Xinbo costars as police inspector Luo Wenzhou, while Chen Zhuoxuan plays detective Lang Qiao. The 35 episode crime thriller comes from the producer of The Untamed, and began filming a few days ago.
How much chemistry will real-life couple Fu Xinbo and Ying’er have?
Ancient Sword/Swords of Legends 2 古剑奇谭2 begins streaming today on Youku here. Like most Youku dramas, it’s not blocked in the US. It’s eight episodes per week for members and one episode per day for free.
Starring Fu Xinbo, Ying’er, Aarif Rahman, and Jiang Wen the series is loosely based on the video game of the same name and not a sequel to the first one. They’re joined by Ken Chang, Dylan Kuo, Zeng Li, Hu Bing, and Shao Bing.
Akin to a Hershey’s bar, Happiness Chocolate follows a familiar but still sweet formula for this drama drought season.
As a semi-Fu Xinbo stan, I must admit this is the only drama of his I’ve managed to half-way finish. The currently airing Happiness Chocolate 幸福巧克力 was a surprising fit for this drama drought. It’s far from revolutionary, but the leads are cute enough that it fits well in the category of established idol dramas full of chocolaty sweetness.
Happiness Chocolate is your standard idol drama featuring a happy-go-lucky poor girl and a rebellious rich boy (but super friendly instead of obnoxious). The story plays on a little twist in that at one point, no one liked the poor rich male lead.
Don’t know if I have what it takes to deal with these antics. XD
The Journey 寻找前世之旅 has is revving up for its release on January 16th. Starring Ma Ke, Fu Xinbo, and Kang Lei, people who haven’t found a drama to their liking yet during this release-intense period can give this a try.
The Journey 寻找前世之旅 has released stills. Starring Ma Ke, Fu Xinbo, and Kang Lei, don’t tell me I didn’t warn you. I was going to make fun of one or two of the images below but then I thought I would let the images speak for themselves.
The Journey 寻找前世之旅 has begun filming, based on the novel by Vivibear (who I have heard some… erm… interesting things about). Starring Ma Ke, Fu Xinbo, and Kang Lei, fans of these actors can probably give this a try.
The real reason this is airing relatively quickly after filming…
The Foxes of Azure Hills/Legend of the Qing Qiu Fox seems to be set for release tomorrow, February 8th. Starring Jiang Jinfu, Gulnazar, Jin Chen, Mike D. Angelo, Xiao Caiqi, Chen Yao,Zhang Ruoyun, Zhang Ruoxuan, Jiang Kaitong, Zhai Tianlin, Fu Xinbo and Wang Kai, prepare for the usual promotion barrage.
Theme song by Yu Kewei below and more goodies below the cut.