Promo Round-up: Oh My General

Oh My General is the latest drama from Lv Haojiji (Go Princess Go!), and stars Ma Sichun (Soul Mate) as a badass female general of the Song dynasty, who is ordered to marry an immature and frivolous prince, played by Sheng Yilun (Pretty Li Huizhen).

This is Ma Sichun’s first project since her win at the Golden Horse Awards, so I’ll be curious to see if she can still bring out her best without the guidance of an experienced director like Peter Chan. The 60 episode drama will air weekly on Youku beginning tonight.

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Oh, My General trailer is a cute take on male military spouses

The costumes still look super Japanese (they got a Japanese costume designer) for the Song dynasty, but everything else for Oh My General is on point.

A genderswap take on the common tale of the tough general who finds his soft spot for the sweet girl at home  who learns from him and shares his burden, Oh, My General 将军在上 actually looks both funny and sweet in its first trailer. Newly Crowned Golden Horse Best Actress Ma Sichun (Soul Mate) looks great for her first ancient lead role, and her partner Sheng Yilun (Go Princess Go) looks pretty enough for his.

Oh My General begins filming

Oh My General 将军在上 has started filming based on the manuscript of a similar name 将军在上我在下 (The General is on top, I’m on the bottom).  Starring Ma Sichun and Sheng Yilun, this seems to be more of a comedy so those who are interested can check this one out.

More stills and (WARNING!!) spoilers below the cut at the bottom of the post.

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Battle of psychopaths in “Love Me If You Dare”

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Based on this screen-cap alone, I think this show might overtake Nirvana in Fire and The Disguiser for best title sequences of the year.

Wallace Huo and Zhang Luyi put on a battle of a  split-personality psychopath and a more conventional psychopath (as conventional as psychopaths gets)  in the latest trailer of romantic detective thriller Love Me If You Dare.  Poor Ma Sichun and Wang Kai are caught in the battle as both are taken as hostages at some point. This marks the third drama where Wang Kai gets shot/stabbed in the shoulder, twice by his best friend, once by his dad, and once by himself to warn his best friend.  The show airs two episodes per week beginning today (October 15). Watch it on YouTube here.

Author Ding Mo has two more similar detective romances set for adaptation, If snails could love 如果蜗牛有爱情 by Shandong TV and Stuff My Heart 美人馅  by Yu Zheng. Yu Zheng tried to get Jin Dong for the latter and got so brutally rejected that his heart shattered like glass (actual words used by Yu Zheng).  Let’s just hope he doesn’t go Wang Manchun after this heartbreak..

“Love Me If You Dare”, Wallace Huo the criminal psychologist is coming

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Are you excited for what could be mainland’s most intense idol drama in years?

Imagine  Wallace Huo as Sherlock but with an evil alter ego and heterosexual, Ma Sichun as Watson but with less fighting abilities,  Zhang Luyi  as Hannibal x Moriarty and totally obsessed with freeing his soulmate (Wallace Huo’s character’s alter ego),  and Wang Kai as Lestrade but younger, more handsome, more competent,  and with a deep, husky voice.

Long known for their tight-woven plots of espionage interwoven with heartfelt tales of  love, Shandong TV is coming out with their first modern idol drama – Love Me If You Dare 他来了,请闭眼 (literally He’s Coming, Close Your Eyes) .   The drama is scripted by Hai Yan of the Nirvana in Fire and directed by Kong Sheng.

Watch the official trailer released today and be excited for October!

P.S. Is anyone watching Shandong’s The Disguiser? If my interests in Nirvana in Fire was 100 % before, it’s about 200%  now.