Drama Review: A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower

“Now when you’re falling down, I’ll take you high. Come back around, just you and I.” – Theme song by Aila Gato & Philip Halloun

Helmed by three masterful directors, A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower is one of only a handful of dramas in recent years that is truly female-centric and brave enough to tackle sensitive subject matter such as gender discrimination, domestic violence, rape, PUA and victim blaming.

The story begins with the death of coffee barista Zhong Meibao (Angelababy) in her apartment, and the brilliant opening sequence below introduces pretty much all the suspects.

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Mystery series Horizontal Tower releases one-shot concept teaser

When a murder takes place in  a high rise, everyone is a suspect. 

With directors and a cast riveling that of a mid-budget film, whodunnit mystery series A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower 摩天大楼 is the latest innovation in Internet series.  The series will be filmed by three directors – Leste Chen , Matt Wu, and Chao-Jen Hsu  – who will film the stories of the various characters separately.  The whole show will be told from the perspective of all nine suspects living on the same floor of a skyscrapper, giving the audience plenty of time to try and guess who did it.  Yang Zishan and Guo Tao play the detectives while Angelababy guest stars as the victim.

Round-up of current filming dramas

Eleanor Lee and Zhao Yiqin seeks the throne in Replacement Princess

A round-up of currently filming dramas, mostly detective procedurals and  rom-coms,  without their own posts yet.  Which ones are you looking forward to the most?

Replacement Princess 冒牌太子妃
Starring: Eleanor Lee, Zhao Yiqin
The rise to power of a free-spirited bandit who somehow stumbles into marriage with the Crowned Prince.
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Huang Bo, Xu Jinglei lead sci-fi film Battle of Memories

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Battle of Memories 记忆大师 is the much anticipated film from director Leste Chen and write Ren Peng, the duo behind to The Great Hypnotist and 20 Again, and features a brand new cast in Huang Bo (Mojin: The Lost Legend), Xu Jinglei (Somewhere Only We Know), Duan Yihong (The Dead End), Yang Zishan (Happy Mitan) and Tiffany Hsu (In Love).

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