Inside Man is a Republican espionage drama starring Pan Yueming and Zhang Yishan as brothers who work for different governments. [Extended Synopsis]
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Inside Man 局中人 fits the typical spy drama mold of brothers who find themselves on opposing sides – younger brother Shen Fang (Zhang Yishan) returns a war hero, though older brother Shen Lin (Pan Yueming), a top-ranking Kuomintang official, suspects that his true loyalties lie elsewhere. Continue reading
Lu Yang is fast becoming one of my favourite up-and-coming directors thanks to the Brotherhood of Blades film series, and his short videos for Sina’s Best Performance 最美表演 series are the best of the lot.
Huang Xuan’s character loses his wife (Zhao Liying) to illness, though she returns to their home one last time in spirit:
Seven Versions of Myself is the official remake of Korean drama Kill Me, Heal Me and stars Zhang Yishan as a man with seven personalities. Cai Wenjing (Above the Clouds) plays a first year psychiatry resident and his love interest. Zhang Xiaoqian (Ode to Joy) plays her twin brother, and Gao Taiyu (Xuanyuan Sword: Clouds of Han) rounds out the main quartet as the hero’s cousin and main rival.
The 34 episode drama premieres on December 13th, and will release two episodes every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10pm (Tencent).
Now this is a drama where viewers won’t have to worry about awkward acting – A-list veteran Zhang Jiayi (White Deer Plain) and talented child-star-turned-grownup Zhang Yishan (Ten Miles of Spring Scenery Can’t Compare to You) are confirmed to star in the upcoming drama Uncle and Youth 大叔与少年.
Chong Er’s Preach 重耳传 has started filming. Starring Wang Longhua, Zhang Hanyun, Han Chaeyoung, Purba Rgyal, and Zhang Yishan, I still wish for a drama that would better emulate the dress code for the era based on what we know already, although I understand it is hard since the farther you go back, the less evidence there is to work with.
More character posters and (WARNING!) spoilers at the bottom of the post.