XDRAMAsX’s 2018 Drama Review

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: Dramas | Movies

**Spoilers ahead, do proceed with caution.

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Gratuitous shirtless scenes from Fuyao

Sometimes I wonder if the reason I haven’t found my true love yet is because I’m too nice to drag people in the pool with me when I fall.

The Legend of Fuyao has already aired. Here are some stills from last week’s main romantic events, aka the accidentally walking into your otp’s bathroom/bedroom scene.

I haven’t gotten this far yet since the plot kind of simmers down after the Triwizard Tournament, but I can at least vouch for that part. The costumes are pretty,   the CGI  solid, the plot interesting, and Yang Mi’s really cute in it.

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Promo Round-up: Legend of Fuyao

If there is no way out, then draw your sword” – Meng Fuyao

In Legend of Fuyao, Yang Mi is the independent and kick-ass female lead who never backs down even if the world is against her. She embarks on an adventure to protect the lands, reclaim her identity as a royal of the Xuanji line and defeat the ruler of the Firmament. Ethan Ruan plays her protector and love interest Zhangsun Wuji.

The 66 episode drama airs 2 episodes every Monday-Thursday evening beginning tonight (Viki).

Ending theme: Love is Hard to Find by Lala Hsu

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Records of Nanyan Studio, Handsome Siblings, King of Blaze, An Oriental Odyssey drama stills update

Some stills from upcoming dramas, including The Legend of Fuyao, Records from Nanyan Studios, Handsome Siblings,  King of Blaze, The Patriot, An Oriental Odyssey, One and Another Him, and My Classmate from Far, Far Away. 

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Air date update, June 2018

All dates are tentative. Legend of Fuyao may become the only period drama to make it onto network TV this month.

Demon Capturing Record of Zhong Kui 钟馗捉妖记 – Jun 4
Featuring: Yang Rong, Yang Xuwen, Madina Memet
Details: 55 episodes, weekly drama on iQiyi
Zhong Kui, the vanquisher of demons, is demoted to the mortal world, and embarks on exciting new adventures with human monster catcher Lingxi.

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Yang Mi, Ethan Ruan’s Legend of Fuyao releases first trailer

Here’s our first look at upcoming fantasy romance drama Legend of Fuyao, which revolves around Yang Mi’s (Brotherhood of Blades II) exciting yet dangerous adventures as she travels across the five kingdoms.

(Click CC for Eng subs)

Behind-the-scenes: (1), (2)

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Collection of new drama stills for Chinese Valentine’s Day

August 28th is Chinese Valentine’s Day (Qixi Festival), and several productions have released stills to celebrate the occasion.

Actors featured (in order): Yang Mi, Ethan Ruan, Joe Chen, Chen Xiao, Qi Ji, Hai Lu, Yang Zi, Ren Jialun, Zhou Xun, Wallace Huo, Fan Bingbing, Gao Yunxiang, Tang Yixin, Raymond Lam, Tang Yan, Shawn Dou, Zheng Shuang, Ma Tianyu, Ariel Lin and Liu Ye

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Legend of Fuyao releases stills of its main cast

Legend of Fuyao is the upcoming period fantasy drama starring Yang Mi (Brotherhood of Blades II) as Meng Fuyao, the cenral figure in a complicated love heptagon. Ethan Ruan (Candle in the Tomb – Weasel Grave) plays Zhangsun Wuji, the prince of Wuji Kingdom who also has a mysterious connection to the Firmament.

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