Pictures can truly paint a thousand words as I stare supremely intrigued over Demon Girl 半妖倾城 without any inkling of the plot whatsoever. It is a fantasy novel-turned-drama adaptation by Yu Zheng and his works have always been hit or miss, but if the pictures are any indication…
Demon Girl is headlined by rising star Zhang Zhe Han (Legend of Banshu) and newcomer Li Yi Tong who are supported by a largely unfamiliar cast of young artists (born 1990s), a gamble in and of itself but not a bad thing.
Viann Zhang Xinyu and Ady An guest star to portray the earlier generation, detailing the story of how the demon came to be during the late Qing Dynasty while popular Taiwanese actor Jiro Wang is shown in costume as well.
Set in the Republican era, the main story will center around a love triangle and an ill-fated love between a half-demon and a rich man. It is a myriad of cliches and even time periods since the latest trailer unveils a modern-day setting, yet hot mess or not, I kind of want to watch it. The series premieres Jun 30, 2016 on Mango TV and LeTV.
For synopsis, cast and ratings, see 2016 cdrama recommendations.