Music Monday: 2018 drama theme song edition

Instead of clogging up my end of year review (coming soon!), I’ve decided to create a separate post for my favourite OSTs of the year.

When done well, theme songs and instrumental music are able to draw me into the events happening onscreen, even if the acting is bland and/or the story is sub par (sometimes I find that the worse a drama is, the better its OST). I may not have watched some of the dramas on this list, but that didn’t stop me from putting their songs on replay.

I’m a fan of ancient dramas, hence my playlist is usually dominated by melancholy ballads. Which drama soundtracks made an impression on you this year?

Phoenix Street 朱雀街 by Song Bingyang (Moonshine and Valentine)

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Promo Round-up: The Destiny of White Snake

This is such a pretty and unique poster color scheme!

Fantasy romance series The Destiny of White Snake comes out today. Yang Zi  play a cute white snake spirit practicing to reach enlightenment, but falls in love with deity Ren Jialun before she could.

The series airs two episodes a day on Mondays to Thursdays on iQiyi here and on Youtube here.

Videos:  Long trailer ;  Stills;  Opening theme by Richie Jen ; Ending theme by He Jie ; Insert song by Jin Zhiwen and Jikejunyi below.

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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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The Destiny of White Snake releases long trailer

Here’s the first trailer for The Destiny of White Snake, a re-imagination of the popular Chinese legend about a thousand-year old snake demon who falls in love with a human. Yang Zi (Legend of the Dragon Pearl) and Ren Jialun (Glory of Tang Dynasty) play a white snake spirit (what’s with the cartoon CGI?) and a deity respectively, who fall in love and are subsequently banished to the mortal world.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vogyf

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