Is the first modern Jin Yong alternate universe drama since The Legend of Brown Sugar Chivalries?
The characters of The Legend of Condor Heroes come back alive in modern times in medical procedural jianghu romance drama Small Doctor 小大夫. The series will star Dong Zijian (Like a Flowing River), Zhang Jiani (The Story of Yanxi Palace) , Liu Mintao (The Rise of the Phoenixes) , and Li-Chun Lee (TheFamily). Synopsis below:
Guo Jing (Dong Zijian) is an unassuming but studious doctor from the borders (I’m going to make a wild guess and say it’s Inner Mongolia) who falls for the prettiest and brightest young doctor, Huang Rong (Zhang Jiani). As the two support each other in their journies of self-fulfillment, they’re faced with the opposition of Guo Jing’s boss and Huang Rong’s older sister (Liu Mintao). Li-Chun Lee joins the cast (probably as Hong Qigong?).
I know that Kung-fu Hustle paid royalties to Jin Yong for using his characters, but I’m suspicious about the legitimacy of this one and the other modern AU drama, The Legend of Brown Sugar Chivalries.
The series is directed by Lu Lunchang (The Master of the House) and scriptwriter is Wang Xiaoqiang (The Mask ). Filming began last week.
The Legend of the Condor Heroes stills flood seems to have slowed. Starring Yang Xuwen, Li Yitong, Chen Xingxu, and Meng Ziyi, if the slow-down continues, I will probably be posting a bit less about this production in the near future (Oh noes! But what will I write about instead!!).
The drama equivalent of uncontrolled selfie-taking: Gratuitous still and poster releases.
The Legend of the Condor Heroes flooding continues. Starring Yang Xuwen, Li Yitong, Chen Xingxu, and Meng Ziyi, I remain convinced that in order to encourage more interest in wuxia, there needs to be an extension of the quality increase in production that we have seen in other dramas.
Actual old title. Can’t complain about this one starting with “The Legend of…”
The latest remake of The Legend of the Condor Heroes has started filming. This edition directed by Jiang Jiajun so those who have been longing for a good wuxia remake can probably look into this edition.