Marvelous Women(previously translated as The Matriarch) stars Jiang Qinqin and Yang Rong as love rivals who eventually overcome their differences and protect the family’s silk-weaving technique when the family heir (Xu Haiqiao) goes MIA. Mao Zijun costars as the heroine’s first love, while Zhang Huiwen plays her maid.
The 35 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Monday to Thursday.
The trailers for The Burning River 迷雾追踪 Season 1 look pretty slick, and the cases seem interesting as well. The 12 episode Youku drama stars Jiang Qinqin(Tribes and Empires) and Zhou You(Run for Young) as cops who work together to solve several murder cases.
Directed by Yu Qing (Mystery of Antiques), the drama premieres at 6pm tonight (CN time).
The Matriarch 当家主母 (lit.) focuses on the art of kesi (silk weaving) during the early Qing dynasty. Jiang Qinqin(Tribes and Empires) plays the decisive Shen Cuixi, a resilient woman who props up the Ren household after her husband, played by Xu Haiqiao, goes missing.
I’ve been trying to keep my expectations low for Tribes and Empires, but the release of another fantastic trailer isn’t helping.
Huang Xuan (Extraordinary Mission) stars the half-human half-spirit prince Muyun Sheng, Shawn Dou (The Last Race) is the abandoned son of a loyal general and Zhou Yiwei(The Insanity) plays the heir of one of the nomadic tribes. Their love interests are played by Janice Man, Xu Lu and Zhang Jianing respectively.
Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 has released more stills. Starring Huang Xuan, Shawn Dou, Zhou Yiwei and Wang Qianyuan, I am going to be pretty disappointed if this does not get a release date in the near future.
Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 has released more unseen images of Li Kaixin as the teenage counterpart to Xu Lu’s Su Yuning. Starring Huang Xuan, Shawn Dou, Zhou Yiwei and Wang Qianyuan, I guess this shows how this dramas has kept enough material coming out to keep us interested but not enough that we feel like we’ve already seen everything. Some productions should start taking notes.
It’s always a good day when they come out with stills for this one.
Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 has released more images and videos about production. Starring Huang Xuan, Shawn Dou, Zhou Yiwei , and Wang Qianyuan, it’s nice they paid that much attention to etiquette and other details in order to bring about the feel of the drama despite it being largely set in a fantasy world.