I’ve always preferred traditional wuxia dramas over the skewing younger fantasy wuxia with more special effects that come across like an RPG visual. It’s pretty telling that many of the recent years fantasy wuxia dramas have been adopted from popular role playing video games as both the games and such dramas remain quite popular in China. Not as common as the straight up fantasy dramas and one upcoming highly anticipated production continues to look like a visual feast.
Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms is currently filming the drama (and movie, with a different cast) and the first set of character posters rocked my world. Female lead Yang Mi was the standout in how perfectly she exemplified the goddess type beauty, whereas male lead Mark Chao is styled all black and ominous in contrast. The production has now released the first set of drama stills with scenes from the story and every cast member continues to knock it out of the parks fantasy gods and goddess from ancient Chinese lore dealing with their very messy loves and losses.
I loved this story but I already know that I’m going to dislike the drama because because of the second female lead. Yang Mi looks so young what has she been eating? And Lol at DJ’s character in purple I hope he gets his own drama too so they can give him a better wardrobe.
Donghua… sorry but no that costume… looks like his sleepwear
Agree with you completely. I am a fan of old school wuxia looks. And while I was on the fence about this cast (I like then separately but wasn’t sure about them in this series); and then I saw these stills. Love. Love.
I think I prefer the movie version. Somehow never clicked with yang mi.
The character I Like the best in this book is their son. Hope they can get one cute little thg! Nevertheless yang mi looks pretty in the stills;)
I might prefer movie-version too. Coz, mark chao is the only reason for me to watch the drama.
OMG! I love this story, lets hope the drama live up to it!
Never really liked the book, Ye Hua really just rubbed me the wrong way but holy crap am I excited for this now that I’ve seen Yang Mi’s stills. She’s just the right mix of beautiful and playful (and mopey, from the first still). Can’t wait!
Dong Hua looks like a mess, bye
As much as I dislike Yang Mi’s stiff acting, I think her visual fits better to Bai Qian than Liu Yi Fei.
I would agree with you if I hadn’t seen Liu Yi Feo’s recent work. She’s shown herself to be a competent actress and can hold the flirty devil may care attitude just fine. Helps that she plays emotional very well too.
And no one can beat her in ancient gab.
Wasn’t there some reasonably strong novel-plagiarism evidence against the novelist, Tang Qi Gong Zi, on her Three Lives Three Worlds… novel? I heard at least the TV drama rights was bought a long time ago. My vague recollection is that the huge plagiarism scandal came out mid to late 2015. The plagiarism accusations are not a deterrent for movie and TV adaptations?