River of the World 天下长河 (lit.) stars Luo Jin as the Kangxi Emperor and Huang Zhizhong as the honest and frugal polotician Jin Fu, who is tasked with flood-control works for the Yellow River. Yin Fang costars as Jin Fu’s trusted subordinate.Continue reading
Ark Peace stars Chen Kun and Zhang Tian’ai as doctors on a hospital ship that travel to developing countries to provide foreign aid. Directed by the infamous Cao Dun (Tribes and Empires, The Longest Day in Chang’an) and written by Feng Ji (Operation Red Sea), I might check it out and see how long it takes for Cao Dun to bore me into dropping the show.
The drama airs daily on CCTV-1.Continue reading
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New World stars Sun Honglei, Zhang Luyi and Yin Fang as non-biological brothers who always have each other’s backs despite differing political loyalties. Wan Qian, Li Chun, Hu Jing costar.
The 70 episode drama airs daily on Beijing TV / Dragon TV beginning tonight.Continue reading
We get our first glimpse of the three brothers in the first trailer for upcoming Republican drama New World. There’s the local jail boss (Sun Honglei), the Kuomintang government official (Zhang Luyi) and the policeman (Yin Fang), and the three brothers go through various internal struggles before finally deciding to band together and welcome the Communists into Beiping. Weibo video here if the Youtube video doesn’t work.
Set in the weeks before the liberation of Beiping by the Communists, the new Republican drama is aptly titled New World 新世界, and revolves around the lives of three friends, played by Sun Honglei (To Be A Better Man), Zhang Luyi (The Patriot) and Yin Fang (Operation Red Sea) and the conflicts that arise due to their different beliefs.