Sometimes a delay ends up yielding unexpectedly good results, and that looks to be the case with the arrival of the drama adaptation of Yun Zhong Ge (Song of the Clouds). The novel from writer Tong Hua is one of my favorites even if it’s also the hardest to read in terms of the angst. It’s probably second only to her ancient gods novel Ceng Shu Nuo (Once Promised) in terms of the rocks fall down element, but does a good job of vividly painting a Han dynasty romance and political intrigue story with plenty of memorable characters good and bad. Yun Zhong Ge was filmed four years ago but will finally hit the small screens on September 13th, airing on Hunan TV following the conclusion of the hit fantasy drama The Journey of Flower.
The reason I think YZG’s delay is good for the drama is the recent ratings bonaza going on with so many C-dramas, so the audience is clearly back in the game. Even better is the cast have all become way more popular since they filmed the drama – leading lady Angelebaby‘s profile is through the roof thanks to C-Running Man, Chen Xiao hit it big with period dramas Female Prime Minister and Romance of the Condor Heroes, Lu Yi and Du Chun both have gotten more popular thanks to variety show hits, and Yang Rong is enjoying critical praise for her acting in antagonist roles that steals the Candy leading lady’s thunder. I’m back to super anticipating the drama again, and find Angelababy actually doing it for me in all the previews. Continue reading