Based on true events, The Thunder 破冰行动 is an anti-narcotics drama based off real events. Huang Jingyu and Wu Gang play the good cops, while Wang Jinsong and Zhang Xilin play the corrupt officials. [Extended Synopsis]
The 48 episode drama releases 2 episodes daily on iQiyi beginning tonight.
We Are Young 青春创世纪 stars Huang Jingyu as the tsundere hero Duan Ran, a fuerdai who runs his own e-commerce business. Wu Jinyan (Legend of Haolan) plays Qian Xixi, the plucky and hardworking heroine who has been living with Duan Ran’s family since a young age.
The Thunder stars Huang Jingyu as a police officer who commences an investigation into a powerful drug cartel with the help of his adopted father and biological father, played by Wu Gang and Simon Yam respectively. Veterans Wang Jinsong and Zhang Xilin costar as the main antagonists. [Extended Synopsis]
I didn’t actually watch Secret of the Three Kingdoms, but Wan Qian‘s Fu Shou is so pretty I just had to include her in my post.
It’s that time of year again, when I collect all my thoughts on the dramas I watched over the past year. I vowed to watch many of the shows in the discarded list because they starred my favourites, conveniently forgetting that good actors cannot always elevate the quality of a drama.
On the other hand, dramas that weren’t initially on my radar ended up becoming the shows I was most invested in, probably because I had zero expectations going in. What are your thoughts on this year’s drama offerings?
Collection of Cfensi’s past reviews can be found here.
Based on true events, The Thunder / Operation Ice Breaker 破冰行动 stars Huang Jingyu (His Excellency’s First Love) as an anti-narcotics police officer, and veteran actors Wu Gang (In the Name of the People), Wang Jinsong(The Advisors Alliance), Simon Yam (Operation Red Sea), and Zhang Xilin(Game of Hunting) round out the main cast. Continue reading →
You wanted less supernatural beings in modern China? We’ll just make them all aliens!
Telling the tale of a thousand-year-old fox-spirit/alien royalty who has fallen in love with the same person over and over again for a thousand years, The Love Knot: His Excellency’s First Love 结爱 : 千岁大人的初恋 airs today, May 9th.
The first two episodes look promising. Easily the best Song Qian drama since she’s acted in, and a great first foray for Huang Jingyu into network TV. Watch it here on YouTube.
Operation Mekong 湄公河行动 was a critical and commercial hit when it premiered, and this year director Dante Lam has returned with Operation Red Sea 红海行动, another military action film that focuses on members of the Navy, played by Zhang Yi (Brotherhood of Blades II), Huang Jingyu(Demon Girl), Du Jiang(The Wasted Times) and Hai Qing(Midnight Diner).
Demon Girl半妖倾城 has released more character posters. The new set features Addiction star Huang Jingyu along with Kan Qingzi, Nan Sheng, Song Weilong, etc. For better or for worse, I guess Yu Zheng has found solace in fashion which I guess could be a win considering how well things seem to be turning out.