Yunge From The Desert (大汉情缘之云中歌) starring Angelababy has been slated to air after Journey of the Flower. On Baidu it says it will air on September 13 but on tumblr the rumor is that it will air on the 15th. So I have no idea what the exact airing date is but it is pretty soon.
Yunge From the Desert aka ( Love Yunge From the Desert , Yun Zhong Ge, Song in the Clouds, 大汉情缘之云中歌)
Synopsis (from wiki.d.addicts): During the Western Han Dynasty, an eight-year-old Emperor Zhao of Han ( meets a girl Huo Yunge (daughter of Huo Qubing (Wei Wu Ji) and Jin Yu from Sound of the Desert) who rescued him from the cold of the desert. Ten years later, Huo is now a beautiful young woman, who could not forget the boy she saved. However, she mistook Emperor Liu Xun as Emperor Liu Fu Ling. Yunge helplessly watched him marry Xu Pingjun. The heartbroken Huo later meets a handsome Meng Jue, only later to find herself embroiled in a power struggles within the imperial palace.
This drama is an adaption of Tong Hua’s novel “Yun Zhong Ge” which is the sequel to “Sound of Desert”. I absolutely loved the drama adaption of Sound of Desert so I couldn’t pass this one up. Sound of Desert was practically the drama that converted me into chinese drama lover so I definite recommend everyone to watch it.
This is Angelababy’s first drama. I find her absolutely stunning in photos but I don’t find her acting to have much depth. I was wavering whether to watch it or not after seeing her casted but after seeing all those pretty stills and Yang Rong’s striking presence, I decided to watch it.
It’s funny how I don’t know any of the male leads. The only one that I’ve heard of is Chen Xiao but I haven’t seen anything that he’s in yet.
The Main Cast and their character descriptions are below.
Angelababy as Yun Ge
She is an orphan in the desert. She has a lively character and is an amazing cook. She desires a faithful love. Even though she has experienced a lot of hardships in her life, she still extends a helping hand to those who need help and gives hope to others. She loves Liu Fu Ling.
Du Chun as Meng Jue
He is interested in a wide range of literature, arts, calligraphy and medicine. He’s a genius doctor and knows acupuncture and poison treatment after years of learning from his foster father. Because he witnessed his family member’s tragic death, he grows up emotionless and keeps his feeling to himself. He also doesn’t like to explain himself even if that means he is misunderstood. He passionately loves one person.
Lu Yi as Liu Fu Ling , Emperor Zhao Of Han aka Ling Ge Ge
He ascended the throne when he was eight. He is a young, smart and a capable ruler that properly manages his subordinates. He has been constantly searching for a person he met in the desert. He believes in everlasting love.
Chen Xiao as Liu Xun, Emperor Xuan of Han
He has an unfortunate childhood and grew up with the commoners. He has the talent of governing a country. After he ascended the throne, under his ruling, the country entered a golden age. He and his wife Xu Ping Jun loved each other dearly.
Yang Rong as Huo Cheng Jun
She was born in the Huo family and was respected and treated well. Her love for Meng Jue turned into hatred which fueled her vengence.
When I was scanning the cast list when writing this post, I noticed that my fav c-actress Zhao Yi Ling is listed as a guest star. When I first saw the stills a couple months ago, I was thinking that a side-character looked just like Zhao Yi Ling and it turns out it really is her. She plays Bai He who is a friend of Liu Fu Ling and has medical knowledge.
Bao Bei Er who I know from the popular chinese variety show “Hurry Up Brother” plays Liu He who is Meng Jue’s sworn brothers. His character is described as a carefree person that always has a smile on his face. Everyone calls him eldest prince. He is Han Emperor Fei, the 9th Emperor of the Western Han Dynasty but he is also the emperor with the shortest time of reign.
When I first saw the early trailers, I found the drama a bit too colorful, but I guess it’s better than the dull greyness in the Twilight movies. Check out the trailer below.
It’s said that the team invited award winning designer, Wu Baoling to join the team and each main lead has 20 different outfits.
Yang Rong was initially chosen to play the role of Empress Xu Ping Jun but after reading the script, she liked the role of Empress Cheng Jun more and decided to take on the challenge in playing her.
Theme song 絲蘿 Silk by Chris Lee
Ending Song 雲天外 by Lu Yi
update: 9/14 Angelababy’s ending theme song 綠羅裙. She sings and wrote the lyrics for it
I just figured out how to embed tumblr posts on this site. It saves so much time. Check out the plethora of colorful stills below.
couple pairing stills
more pretty stills of Angelababy
Behind the scenes photos
I’ve skipped Journey of the Flower because I didn’t want to put myself through the horrible CGs. I am also skipping Nirvana in Fire that will air shortly because I don’t want to see a sickly Hu Ge. (had enough of that in Sound of Desert. I want to see a charismatic Hu Ge)
So I just started watching the series raw on letv. The first couple episode had pretty good quality but the most recent episode didn’t allow high quality. I am addicted to it so far. Episode 1 wasn’t that great but I am on ep 6 and I am so eager to know will happen.
Let me know if Journey of the Flower or Nirvana in Fire is good.
Which wuxia/historical drama will you be watching?
info translated originally from baidu.
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pics from sina , baidu or listed on pic