Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jia Qing Shows Promise as A Zhu in the New Demi-God and Semi-Devils

Some of you are probably aware of this upcoming remake of the classic wuxia story Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, starring Wallace Chung, Kim Ki-bum, and Han Dong as the three male leads.  Despite being  open to remakes of my favorite classic wuxia series, I am still very apprehensive of miscast and poor adaptations - think Yu Zheng's Swordsman. However, there are still some very successful remakes. I always want to see new "good" interpretations and upgraded visual arts of some classic stories.

The new Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils shows some promise in the casting decisions of a few female characters, such as A'zhu, A'zi, Madam Ma, and some minor characters. Unfortunately, the fact that this remake is produced by the same people who made Tian Ya Mng Yue Dao and cumbersomely bland costumes are keeping my expectations low.

Friday, February 15, 2013

✿ Chinese Drama ✿ The Swordsman 2013

Mandarin title: The Swordsman/ Xiao Ao Jiang Hu / 新笑傲江湖
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Genre: Wuxia
Release date: February 6, 2013
Broadcasting Company: Hunan TV
Cast: Wallace Huo as Ling Huchong, Chen Qiao En as Dongfang Bu Bai, Yuan Shan Shan as Ren Ying Ying, Yang Rong as Yue Lingshan, Chen Xiao as Lin Pingzi