A look At Dilireba’s Upcoming Drama – The Long Ballad

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. img_2379_originalimg_2380_originalimg_2381_originalBefore 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 – img_0666_originalimg_0667_originalimg_0668_originalimg_0670_originalimg_0669_original

img_0671_originalimg_1890_originalimg_1889_originalimg_1894_originalimg_1887_originalimg_1895_originalimg_1892_originalimg_1888_originalimg_1893_originalThey 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?

 

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Zhao Lusi for Share Magazine

Recently Zhao Lusi took the cover of Share Magazine – May Issue, and I absolutely love this set of sun-kissed photos. SUMMER IS HERE!!! and even though I can’t go out, I am pleased.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

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I first saw Zhao Lusi in Untouchable Lovers, and later I watched I Hear You. I have plans to watch her current drama – The Romance of Tiger and Rose, which started airing on May 18th. The series is set for 24 episodes, and her costar is my recent found crush – Ding Yuxi😍 from Intense Love. 

Official Trailer for The Romance of Tiger and Rose