Often lauded as director Zhang Jizhong’s best Jin Yong drama, his adaptation of Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils has all of his fortes without any of his weaknesses. A perfect combination of solid hand-to-hand combat and artistic license in the action choreography, a stunning cast in equally stunning on-location scenery, a focus on the grandeur of the stories but finally with nuanced relationships and chemistry between the characters. Hu Jun is truly one of the few actors who pulls off the rugged-at-large-soft-in-the-heart Xiao Feng, while Jimmy Lin’s idol-drama-take on Duan Yu makes him much more likable than the original character. Liu Tao’s Ah-Zhu was the first TV character who made me cry, while Jiang Xin’s Mu Wuantong remains her most gorgeous role to date. Chen Hao and Shu Chang also gave amazing performances as two complex female antagonists.
The impeccably cast series stars Hu Jun, Jimmy Lin, Gao Hu, Liu Tao, Chen Hao, Jiang Xin, Shu Chang, Liu Yifei, Yang Rui, Xiu Qing, Tong Chun-Chung, Christy Chung, Diana Pang, etc.
Peace in Palace, Peace in Chang’an 天下长安 is the latest Tang dynasty drama from H&R Century Pictures and stars award-winning movie actor Zhang Hanyu (The Great Wall) as Wei Zheng, a politician who later serves as chancellor to Qin Junjie‘s(The Glory of Tang Dynasty)Li Shimin.
Augh!! There’s WAY too much stuff that has come out for this drama in the last couple weeks.
The Glory of Tang Dynasty 大唐荣耀 continues to drum up to its release on January 29th with a whole mess of theme songs, a long trailer, Promos, posters, images, etc. Starring Jing Tian, Wan Qian, Ren Jialun, and Shu Chang, character posters for those interested.
Despite 2016 being a bit of a disappointment due to everybody’s standards being raised to unbelievable heights by epic productions (the standard of which will likely be raised further in 2017 given dramas already on the production line), I have to say that 2016 was the year that the bar for the AVERAGE drama’s bar was raised greatly in terms of production standards. The next step will be to raise the average drama’s bar in story-telling, not just production standards.
The Glory of Tang Dynasty 大唐荣耀 has released a slurry of stills leading up to the projected January 29th release. Starring Jing Tian, Wan Qian, Ren Jialun, and Shu Chang, more images for people looking forward to this production.
I like how the costumes aren’t too colorful but still look nice.
The Glory of Tang Dynasty 大唐荣耀 has released a bunch of materials, supposedly preparing for the projected January 29th release date so to heck with it. Starring Jing Tian, Wan Qian, Ren Jialun, and Shu Chang, I really like how costume and set designers are branching out beyond the usually used smashing of “bright and eye-catching hues” together to other color schemes
The Glory of Tang Dynasty 大唐荣耀 has released a trailer with a tentative release date around January 29th. I’m not sure how certain this release date is so remember to take it with a grain of salt. Starring Jing Tian, Wan Qian, Ren Jialun, and Shu Chang, those who enjoyed the last post about this drama can get a better sense of the plot through this trailer.
Decapitated head… well this is a first for Chinese drama posters…
The Glory of Tang Dynasty 大唐荣耀 has released some of its first stills. Starring Jing Tian, Wan Qian, Ren Jialun, and Shu Chang, I really like how costume and set designers are branching out beyond the usually used smashing of “bright and eye-catching hues” together to other color schemes