The Flame’s Daughter 烈火如歌 is a Chinese historical drama based on a novel by Ming Xiao Xi 明晓溪 that tells the story of Lie Ruge, a pure and high-spirited young woman who gets caught in a complicated web of lies that started spinning nineteen years ago.
It turns out that the rumors prove to be true as the cast will be led by Dilraba Dilmurat (The King’s Woman), Vic Chou (Beauties in the Closet), Vin Zhang Bin Bin (The King’s Woman), Liu Rui Lin (Eternal Love), Gong Bei Bi (Legend of Qin), Lai Yi (Legend of Fuyao), Daisy Dai Si and Ryan Zhang He (Lost Love in Times).
The character concepts, which seem largely inspired by Zhang Yimou’s Hero may not be the most original but it is certainly breathtaking, except for maybe that one poster of Vic Chou and Dilraba Dilmurat that is cringingly awkward.
If you’re thinking what I’m thinking, then we might all be excited for this for the same reason because you guys, it’s the kids from Yang Mi Studio! Vic Chou is an added bonus as he goes from being a costume drama noob to headlining not one but two dramas, to think his first one hasn’t even aired yet.
I’m happy with the cast but slightly bummed that Vic Chou’s presence has bumped Vin Zhang into second lead territory once more though the synopsis plays up his role quite a bit in a story that lays on the angst pretty thick.
An Ye Luo becomes consumed by hatred after the woman he loves marries another man named Zhan Fei Tian, so he kidnaps their newborn daughter and switches the baby with the newborn son of Liehuo Manor. The daughter is raised as Lie Ruge, the sole successor of the Liehuo Manor. Her family takes in Zhan Fei Tian’s son Zhan Feng along with Yu Zi Han, a member of the imperial family who was born without the ability to walk. The three grow up as martial arts students of the manor while Ruge and Zhan Feng fall in love.
As fate would have it, An Ye Luo lies to Zhan Feng and tells him that the Liehuo Manor is responsible for his father’s death and the realization tears the couple apart. Lie Ruge then meets Yin Xue, a man who devotes his entire being to protecting her.
Release Date: March 1, 2018 Youku
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OMG! Your comment made me nostalgic for Hero. Haven't seen that awesome film in years. Time for a rewatch!
The obviously photoshopped together top poster with Vic Zhou and Dilraba and the one where it looks like a blanket over his head are awkward. Haven't seen Vic Zhou in anything since Mars and I don't like his acting in the trailer for his other costume drama. I think Dilraba is a very good actress.
I'm sad Zhang Bin Bin is relegated to second lead again. His company casting him in these thankless second lead roles in their productions and I'm worried he will be typecast. I'm sure he will do a great job because he's a very talented and adaptable actor but he's capable of much more. He seems to get more interesting projects away from the Yang Mi's studio like KO in "One Smile" and his lead role in his next drama "The King's Woman".
Same here, have only seen Vin Chou in his more awkward but swoon-worthy days. I keep hearing that he's gone a long way since then though, and didn't he win a Golden Horse Award recently? That said, I'm definitely excited to see him in costume.
I'm a little sad for ZBB but thinking positive that his role has a lot of screentime, at least it seems like it, the entire synopsis is practically about his character.
I'm hoping that ZBB will do such an amazing job in The King's Woman next month that it will catapult him out of 2nd lead roles forevvvveeeerrrrr. Because right now I am half expecting to hear that he's been cast as part of the supporting cast of The King's Avatar opposite Yang Yang and Dilreba (she did take that drama, right?) and that would just…. suck.
I'm the one who falling for second lead .esp Zhan binbin i alway Zhang binbin team.
Am I the only one rooting for the 2nd brother in the wheelchair? How the heck does the novel end (I know, I know, dramas don't always follow the book) but I'm curious anyways….
No you are not the only one. I'm rooting for Yu Zi Han too! The stares that he give to Ge'er is a killer!! Everytime he look at her and smile I smile too!!
Yes! The way he looks at her… makes me melt too! He is such a sweetheart. I do have a soft spot for the quiet devoted types…
The Flame's Daughter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flame%27s_Daughter
(Chinese: 烈火如歌) Directed by Liang Shengquan, a movie director specialized in historical drama (see his movies 2003-2018) https://en.linkeddb.com/person/59fa729f18521569b6637220/works/
His great counterparts are Gao Shen as the producer, Zhang Shuping as style director, Chen Haozhong as artistic director, costume designer Ru Meiqi, and makeup director Su Yongzhi.
The series generally speaking is a sort of a Star Wars movie set in a vague past of the Chinese history, a past when legend and reality mixed together. The director gave the main roles to Dilraba Dilmurat, Vin Zhang, and Vic Chou. Liang Shengquan’s merit is to make three Hollywood stars out of 2 brainless young actors ( I saw the way Dilraba Dilmurat and Vin Zhang behaved outside the shootings) and a pop singer, Vic Chou. Their performances are extraordinary, and much from the entire credit goes to Liang Shengquan. Another merit of Liang Shengquan is what he had chosen as soundtracks for the series. The composers (Tan Xuan, Lu Hu, Wu Jianming) and the singers (Jason Zhang, Zhang Bichen, Meng Zi Kun, Liu Wayne, Hu Bo Tao) are excelling in a music that mixes the original Chinese historic musical instruments such as flute, drum, zhiter with classical orchestra instruments of our time. Piano, violin, flute, drum create armonies that transcends space and time. I cannot get enough listening to Hu Bo Tao’s Strong song https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tlElcA0EXdzIC9d08cEA15bHqsV8uDN5
The novel by Ming Xiaoxi, Lie Huo Ru Ge, made as a screenplay by Mobao Feibao had been heavily changed as I understood from reading online comments. It was done to satisfy the taste of billions of people watching the series. The filming sets were simple and powerfully eloquent.
The series moved me a lot. It shows how humanity was always the same, trying to fight the bad ones, trying to restore justice, and connect people in order to make life continue. Of course, love being the engine of deep motivations
I love this series and this website! Thanks Drama Panda for supplying me with info on my favorite dramas.
I’m really into costume/period piece dramas and before watching the Flame’s Daughter I watched Ashes of Love and found out they are having a second season (Yay!). I am blown away with the backstory of the Flame’s Daughter and the plot is really good. On a side note I’m from Hawaii and have never seen earrings like those worn by Lie Ruge. Anyone have any idea where I can get a set?
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