I first saw the character posters for The Long Ballad (CHANGGE XING) last month, and I noticed that a lot of my favourite actors were in it. From Dilraba Dilmurat to Zhao Lusi, Alen Fang, Liu Hai Kun and Leo Wu. Since they were all familiar faces, including a new handsome face – Liu Yu Ning, I decided to keep an eye out for a trailer because that would determine if I’m going to commit or not. Before we dive into the trailer, let’s check out the basic summary of this drama. I know it’s adapted from a manhua called Xia Da.
Synopsis: Li Chang Ge’s family was murdered by Li Shi Min, the Emperor of Tang, during the Xuanwu Gate Incident. She heads to Shuo Province under the guise of a man with hopes of raising an army to kill Li Shi Min and avenge her family’s death. However, as a captain of the Shuo Province army in Zhangzhou, she loses a siege to the Eastern Turkic Khaganate General Ashina Sun, who takes her to serve him as a personal military strategist.
The first trailer was released last week. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have English subs, but I think if you’ve watched a good number of Chinese dramas, you should get the gist. This is also my first time watching it.
I think people who enjoy a stable balance of Wuxia (martial arts) and romance will definitely love this drama. Personally, I am 70/30 right now. I’ll wait for the second trailer before making my final decision. I do find the costumes beautiful. Take a look at the full character posters released by Tencent –
They used a lot of calm and neutral colours, but the designs still look grand and elegant. Also, since this is a wuxia series, the army attire + cinematography promises to be gorgeous. If you don’t know already, one of the primary reasons why I watch Historical dramas is to feast my eyes on lovely traditional attires and scenery.😊😊
Tencent has not announced an official release date for this series, but it will premiere this year.
That’s my quick take on The Long Ballad (CHANGGE XING) for now. Does anyone plan to watch this drama?