The production of the upcoming fantasy wuxia C-drama The Journey of Flower (花千骨 Hua Qian Gu) didn’t capture my full interest since I didn’t read the popular online C-novel by writer Fresh Guo Guo. I’ve heard good things about it and the drama casting was right up my preferred alley with leads Wallace Huo and Zhao Li Ying being two of the Chinese drama regulars that I enjoy watching onscreen. Both also have the ability to generate chemistry with their previous costars. The Journey of Flower is slated for an early 2015 release and wrapped filming months ago but it’s never too early to kick off early promotions especially for fans of the novel.
The drama released a long 14-minute preview that looks as fantastic as the whole gods, demons, humans fantasy setting requires. Zhao Li Ying plays Hua Qian Gu, a girl born with special abilities who spends her life trying to figure out what she’s meant to do in this world. Her journey takes her to the mythical mountain sect where she becomes the disciple of Bai Zhi Hua, the icy cold wuxia master played by Wallace Huo. Of course they fall in love, despite the big taboo in the wuxia world against teacher-disciple romance, not to mention all the men in this story appear to love Hua Qian Gu to death as well. Not quite sure what is going on exactly but this preview is pretty and exciting enough to merit a thumbs up.
When watching the preview I wanted to change the drama title to “Everybody Loves Hua Qian Gu” since guys are either dying for her, dying because of her, or dying to keep her safe. There are plenty of baddies around that was to hurt pretty little Hua Qian Gu as well not to mention the future of various worlds and realms appear to lie in precarious balance.
Long preview for The Journey of Flower: