YAYAYAYAYAYAY It’s finally out! The Patriot Yue Fei, featuring Huang Xiao Ming in the titular role, is currently airing on multiple Chinese channels. With 72 episodes in total, I will do my best to keep up and recap my first series. I believe there’s 2 episodes a day, and I have no idea if I can keep up with that pace during the weekdays…but I’ll try. I wanted to choose a really good drama for my first recap atttempt (and justify all the time I’ll spend on screenshots), and I think this production is especially promising. It’s also the first Chinese series to broadcast on HBO, so I hope there’s lots (of good things) to say about this one 🙂
This is the introductory post, so first, a short summary via Wikipedia:
“Yue Fei rose from lowly ranks to become a famous military commander who led the defense of Southern Song against northern Jin invaders before being wrongfully put to death by his own government. In Chinese culture even to this day, General Yue Fei’s name is synonymous with the word ‘loyalty.'”
It’s kind of funny how this started airing on July 4th…how fitting for a tv series about one of China’s greatest patriots….har har….?
Now for a bunch of stills (many many thanks to Spcnet contributors, the drama’s Facebook page, and Aishishi net) to get us rolling:
Look at this hero walk. I knew I always had a thing for men in uniform but dayum. Serious Huang Xiao Ming is baaaaack.
Behind every great man is Ruby Lin…okay only in this drama
This is simply gorgeous
There’s something really perfect about this shot. And his face.