I’ve been thinking about the most wonderful yet thoroughly depressing to read male leads in Tong Hua novels and she’s done a fantastic job of creating many unforgettable such men. 8th Prince got it bad in Bu Bu Jing Xin since he had the girl until the tides of history kicked him in the arse and she left him rather than walk the doomed path by his side. She was pragmatic and he was screwed. Meng Jue in Yun Zhong Ge screwed himself over by having the girl and then cheating on her however briefly before realizing what he wanted was just her. Lu Li Cheng in Secrets Hidden in Time could never win the heart of the girl due to a lame memory and a grade-A douchebag for a rival. And I can’t even talk about Lost You Forever. All of these men were awesome but ultimately heartbroken, but looking back now it’s clear that Jiu Ye (Meng Jiu) in Da Mo Yao might be the single most selfless and woebegone Tong Hua male lead out there. And he starts off being crippled to begin with! Oh the unfairness of life.
All the gears are turning for the imminent arrival of Sound of the Desert, the drama adaptation of Da Mo Yao starring Liu Shi Shi, Hu Ge, and Eddie Pang. There is a brand new official video arriving this week in the form of the MV for the drama side theme song “Please Live Well” sung by Hu Ge. Even though Hu Ge was not in the sprawling cast of BBJX, he actually performed the opening theme duet “A Persistent Mind” with Alan. I quite like his singing and having him contribute to the Sound of the Desert OST was a great decision…..if you like having your heart and guts ripped out through your throat. This song from the lyrics to the melody just screams “why are the fates so cruel to Jiu Ye!” and will likely leave you making agonized faces at the screen while tamping down the urge to write your own DMY fanfiction. Check out the Shi Shi-Hu Ge only official MV below and bring some tissues.
Official Drama MV for Hu Ge’s Theme Song “Please Live Well”: