Summer vacation is coming and a battle for viewing rate unveils. TV is a key “battlefield” and mostly concerned. This summer vacation sees unprecedented efforts on CCTV input on TV series in three themes, detective, youth and global series.
Wonderful and New Show Everyday
Zhang Ziyang, director of CCTV-8, says that CCTV shows in this summer vacation will be mainly on the theme of mythological, detective, legendary and youth and will try to release new and wonderful dramas every day.
CCTV-1 will show these TV series during this summer vacation: Huapi II, Chinese Sherlock, Legendary Lady General Hua Mulan, Ye Wen, Longmen Express, Three Brothers, Storms in Leased Territory, Destiny Love, True Love Bothers; introduced movies like Nikita, Robinson Crusoe, Alarm für Cobra 11 and Beautiful Man will be shown on CCTV-8.
Zhang Ziyang, director of CCTV-8
Stars Hit the Viewing Rate
The 20 dramas to be released in the summer vacation gather big stars and directors in China. Actors of fine acting and good looks nclude Huang Bo, Zhang Hanyu, Liu Ye, Liu Kaiwei, Zheng Jiaying, Huang Xiaoming, Lu Yi, Su Youpeng, Yuan Hong, Han Dong, Fan Ming, Xing Jiadong, Lv Liangwei, Liu Dekai and etc.; actresses include Yuan Yongyi, Han Xue, Yang Mi, Qin Lan, Xiong Naijin, Bai Bing, Yao Di, Gan Tingting, Zhang Li and Li Xinru. Directors, playwright and supervisor include Guan Hu, Fan Xiaotian, Jin Caishen and Chai Zhiping.
Detective Drama Series
Legendary Lady General Hua Mulan, roles played by Hou Mengyao, Guo Pinchao, Lv Liangwei, Liu Dekai and Yang Lijing, will be shown from late July and mid August on CCTV-1 at night theatre. Rouran, an ethnic people lived in the northwest of China during the 4th and 6th centuries, ignited a battle with the central China. Lady Hua Mulan participated in the army in disguise instead of her old father and made great contribution in the fighting. After the battle won, Lady Hua Mulan rejected to be rewarded by the court and requested to return her hometown to be an embroiderer. She also harvests love with the Rouran prince. The 60-million-yuan drama features a grand scenery and fine visual effect, with 3 million yuan on costume merely. It is an old story but is creatively edited to highlight the personal characteristics, which are worthy of taking a look.
Three Brothers Acted by Three Actors of Golden Horse Award
Three Brothers is a drama themed on anti-Japanese war. It is directed by Guan Hu and acted by Zhang Hanyu, Liu Ye and Huang Bo, famous for fine acting. It is rewritten from a hit movie which tells a story about three brothers in Tians, who actively or passively decided to fight for the country.
Ye Wen, Story of a Kongfu Master
The drama is acted by Zheng Jiaying and Han Xue. It takes a background of the first half of the 20th revolutionary century in China and tells the story of Ye Wen, a geat Kongfu master, as on how he inherited his school of martial art in a torrential time and his love story. His school “Yongchun” is practiced nationwide in order to fight against the invaders. So he was respected as a master of his generation.
A New League of Detects, detective stories in the Period of the Republic of China
The drama is acted by Zhang Duo, Wang Kai, Hu Yuwei, Zhang Li, Li Xinru and Qiao Renliang, all good-looking actors and actresses. It takes a big city named “Decheng” in old China as its background and tells a story of an independent prosecutor, Bao Zheng, a chief detect, Gongsun Ze, a detect, Zhan Chao, and judicial doctor, Hu Xueli, who joint their efforts to investigate a thorny case and fight against evils.
Storms in Leased Territory, a War between the Police and the Underworld in old Shanghai
Xing Jiadong, a fine-acting actor, leads the drama, which tells a story of Shanghai in the early years of the Republic of China in the first half of the 20th centuries. A nobody policeman, Lu Xingtian, was driven by the times to the very moment and starts his destiny on love, revolutionary career and fighting. Xing says he enjoys his acting in this drama very much as the fighting is true, which must catch the audience’s eyes.
Intelligent Investigator in Ming Dynasty
The drama is acted by Yao Lu, Ding Yongdai, Li Xinyi and Gao Xin, all fine acting actors. It tells stories of assassination cases in the south of China in the reign of Zhu Li of the Ming Dynasty, who had just taken the throne. People felt unsafe to live there. Recommended by other court members, Zhou Xin, a cold but capable imperial investigator, was sent to case place Zhe Jiang, to control the situation. His investigation found wrongly judged cases by the local fatuous and corruptive officers and corrected therm.
Chinese Sherlock: gathering a number of stars
It is a drama acted by Fan Ming, Guo Zhenni, Yao Di, Gan Tingting, Han Dong, Tang Zhenye and Xu Jie’er. In the story, Shi Shilun, son of Shi Lang, a famous general in the Qing Dynasty, is dubbed Shi Gong, enjoying the same reputation of historical features, Bao Gong and Di Gong, who were intelligent and consciencious detects and judges. The drama is designed with three part based on different themes, Emperor’s Son stolen, Between the Heaven and Water and Mistakes, telling confusing case investigation stories with a strong production and actor team. What the audience will see from the story is a humorous, wise and fair investigator.
Series on the Youth and Magic
Huapi II: Entanglement among human, demon and immortal
Produced by Lin Xinru and acted by the hot stars Liu Kaiwei, Yang Mi, Bai Bing and Mao Zijun, Huapi II will extend the popularity of its movie version with a theme “change face with heart” while it goes to a higher level in terms of figuration, emotion penetration and dramatic contradiction. Emotional entanglement among human, demo and immortal is presented through the disputes between Xiao Wei, a fox demon, Wang Sheng and Princess Jing.
Longmen Express: an Extension of My Own Swordsman
The lead roles of the TV drama are Yuan Yongyi and Guo Jingfei, and the cameo roles include stars Yao Chen, Yan Ni, Sha yi, Huang Xiaoming, Lu Yi, Wang Xuebing, Yuan Hong, Yan Kuan and etc. It is a story about the young man, whose family owned a bank in the capital city, revitalized the business together with the young lady of an escort firm with totally new ideas. This drama represents a style of My Own Swordsman in terms of wording, action, and implied meaning.
Destiny Love: love story between an evil-minded playboy and a “not to marry” young lady
It is a drama is acted by Su Youpeng, Qin Lan and Xiong Naijin. It is a story about the true love between Lu Xinuo, an evil-minded playboy from a rich family, and Liu Lin, a white-collar lady who does not intend to marry anyone. Their story develops in a joking but thought-provoking way. This is the first return of Su Youpeng from “big screen” to “small screen” since 2003, when he showed himself in the Aegean Sea.
True Love Bothers: a story between Romeo and Julie in modern times
It is a work directed by Shen Yi, a director very good at idol drama in Taiwan, and acted by Yuan Hong, Lv Yi, Lin Youwei and Xun Xiaoxiao. It tells such a story: Lin Zhenxin determined to take revenge on the Gaos, who cruelly oppressed her father. However, she and Gao Yang, the son of the Gaos, turned to love each other. In such a dilemma, the resentment of the two families disturbs everyone again due to Lin’s determination of taking revenge.
Winter Thunder: a story on anti-Japanese war
The drama is acted by Wang Yajie, Hou Yong, Tian Xiaojie and etc. It is a story set its scene in 1938, a revolutionary year. Wen Yijie, a military advisor who had lacked of confidence to the revolutionary victory of his party, fled with the confidential files on nearly a thousand of the underground party members in Northeast China. He was immediately traced by Huang Qiuying’s team, who is a senior service agent assigned by the high-level committee. Finally, the files were taken back and it meant that lives of those party members involved were saved.
Global TV Drama Series
Overseas drama shows worthy of expectation this summer vacation on “Overseas Theatre” CCTV-8 include Nikita, Average Rules, Beautiful Man, an idol drama leading acted by Zhang Yimin, Alarm für Cobra 11, and Robinson Crusoe, jointly photographed and produced by several countries. “Overseas Theatre” has long been loved by a group of loyal audience for its fine works introduced, and is hailed by more audience since its show time is arranged earlier at 10:30 pm from 2013.