idarklight’s 2015 in dramas

Despite a weak first six months, 2015 produced some of the best dramas in years. Here are some of my top picks. What are yours?

Best Make-up and Styling: Empress of China: Wu Zetian

As the woman with probably the  most outfits in drama history, Wu Zetian’s stylist also does a great job of making Fan Bingbing look gorgeous in all outfits and ages, many of the stylings being based on history.

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Best production design: Nirvana in Fire

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WuXin cast has killer looks for modern posters

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Tangren’s best (aka first good) modern poster in years? Yes, please.

Might a drama this year actually have a good plot AND a gorgeous cast? Tangren’s latest drama, Wuxin: The Monster Killer 无心法师, looks so good that I don’t even mind not caring for any of the cast.      The drama airs in a web on Sohu. Fingers crossed.

MV featuring song by Li Jian. Obligatory cast list:  Han Dongjun, Jin Chen, Zhang Ruoyun, Sui Yongliang, Mike Pirat, Chen Yao, and Wang Yanlin.

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Tangren’s The Monster Killer to air in July

“Using the entirety of my life, to love you for an instant of yours – I don’t regret it.”

Tangren’s new drama, Wuxin: The Monster Killer 无心法师 is coming out on July 6th, 2015.

The drama featuring Han Dongjun as the immortal Wuxin, who (thanks to his unaging, undying body) is unfortunate enough to be doomed to eternal poverty. He doesn’t know if he’s human or a demon, where he came from or where his future should lead. During the Qing dynasty (around 1862-1874), he and his lover retired to the mountains. By the Republican era, however, his beloved has died, and Wuxin is so poor that he leaves his mountain and pretends to be a monster-hunting monk in order to survive (it seems that, in the hundreds of years he’s been alive, this guy that hasn’t learned how to hunt, grow crops, or pick up a practical trade – like blacksmithing or tailoring).

This is when he meets the rest of the cast – our spunky female lead, played by Tangren’s own Jin Chen, for example. Other members of the cast include Zhang Ruoyun, Sui Yongliang, Mike Pirat, Chen Yao, and Wang Yanlin. More stills below the cut and trailer below:

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