Infernal Affairs无间 is set during the Wang Jingwei regime (aka around the same time period as The Disguiser) and stars Jin Dong as a Nationalist spy who successfully infiltrates Department 76. As with all Republican espionage dramas, the hero becomes disillusioned with the reigning government and switches allegiances to the Communists. Wang Likun costars as his love interest.
The 40 episode drama is actor Qi Dao’s directorial and screenwriting debut, and wrapped up filming earlier this month.
The CGI from The Yinyang Master reminds me of Monster Hunt, except this time our hero is a half-mortal half-demon (Chen Kun) who joins hands with his former master (Zhou Xun) to defeat the demon king. William Chan, Wang Likun, Qu Chuxiao, Shen Yue, Wang Zixuan costar.
The Yinyang Master is based off Netease’s Onmyoji and stars Chen Kun as anti-hero(?) Qingming and Zhou Xun as his former master/partner. The film is set to be released on Chinese New Year 2021. [Extended]
This weeks’ photoshoots consists of some of my favorite recent photoshoots of Sisters Who Make Waves. While I have mixed feelings about the show itself, I do love many of the contestants and hope the best for them after the show.
The Yinyang Master 侍神令 is a very loose adaption of Netease RPG game Onmyoji, and stars Chen Kun as Qingming (Abe no Seimei), Zhou Xun as Babai Biqiuni (Yao Bikuni), Qu Chuxiao as Yuan Boya (Hiromasa) and Shen Yue as Shenyue (Kagura). William Chan and Wang Likun costar.
Now this is my type of show! Woman Like Me / Sisters Who Make Waves乘风破浪的姐姐 (lit. translation) is aimed at forming a mature-age girl group, and I am loving all the contestants (full list below) and producer Huang Xiaoming after watching the first episode.
The variety show airs every Friday at 12pm on Mango TV, and will be up on YouTube shortly thereafter.
Apart from being a cruise line commercial, One Boat One World 海洋之城 revolves mostly around the romance between a cruise ship captain (Zhang Han) and a budding tour guide (Wang Likun), and the lives of the people who work on the sea.
Directed by Chen Kunhui (My Fair Lady), the 51 episode has yet to secure a broadcaster and air date.
Martial Universe 武动乾坤 follows Lin Dong’s (Yang Yang) journey as he levels up to become the most powerful fighter in the land, and protects the world from an attack by the demons. Zhang Tian’ai and Wang Likun play his love interests. It’s also acclaimed historical drama director Zhang Li’s (Ming Dynasty 1566) first attempt at a fantasy drama, so I’m curious to see the outcome.
The 40 episode drama has been split into two parts, and will air in the 10pm time slot from Tuesday to Thursday on Dragon TV beginning tonight. Watch on Youtube here.
Xu Zheng (Lost in Hong Kong) plays high-profile corrupt billionaire Zhong Xiaonian, who is kidnapped and held captive in a secret building after attempting to lock in another dirty deal. Zhong Xiaonian finds himself in living hell as the kidnapper begins to publish one dark secret about him a day.
Here’s our first look Martial Universe, a fantasy period drama starring Yang Yang (Once Upon A Time) as Lin Dong, an aspiring cultivator who levels up to become one of the most powerful fighters in the land.