Oh boy, this drama is going to end with us needing a bucket, yes? A bucket to catch the river of tears sure to come, because the just released official MV of the closing theme song for the upcoming period wuxia drama King of Lan Ling convinces me there is no way in drama Heaven or Hell the OTP is going to get a happy ending. They are too cute and too in love and entire Kingdoms are at stake, clearly one or both will bite the dust in the end. The most high profile C-drama left to premiere this Summer is hands down the King of Lan Ling starring Feng Shao Feng as the titular King, Ariel Lin as his beloved soothsayer goddess, and Daniel Chan as the love and country rival the King of the Kingdom of Zhou. This drama finished filming last year and trailers and stills have been floating around for quite some time, but it’s nice to see fresh material released as the mid-August premiere date approaches. Much as this is a fictional account of the legendary life of the King of Lan Ling Gao Chang Gong, there is no way SARFT would have approved this drama if in the end he doesn’t die since in history he totally dies (rumored was he was forced to commit suicide). Witness the no-airing hell that the drama adaptation of Da Mo Yao is currently stuck in with SARFT, all because in the novel the real life historical figure of General Huo Qu Bing of the Han dynasty was turned into a love-sick puppy and in the end faked his own death to be with his beloved. To say that fictional take ruffled feathers is an understatement. So if we all accept going in that Gao Chang Gong is going to die some glorious death for his beloved and/or country, then we’ll all be able to enjoy the pretty without worry too much about the sad ending. We know it’s sad and we’re ready for it! And there will be tons of pretty here – the drama is produced by Taiwanese producer Chen Yu Shan who did Autumn’s Concerto and Material Queen, and the slew of pretty boys in addition to the two leads also include George Hu and Shawn Wei. While Taiwanese rock group May Day does the opening theme song based on the famous tune of The Battle March of the King of Lan Ling, C-songstress Della Ding croons the ending theme which is a love ballad and the MV only consists of OTP romantic moments. I dig that. Check out the official MV below and we’re less than a month away from this drama’s long-awaited premiere.
Official Closing Theme Song MV – Della Ding “In the Palm My Hands”: