Red Rose 紅薔薇 is a 48-episode Chinese drama starring Yang Zi Shan (Never Gone), Chen Xiao (Nothing Gold Can Stay), Nikita Mao Lin Lin and Tan Kai (Great Expectations). I like the cast and find them to be quite evenly matched. Yang Zi Shan and Chen Xiao who play the main couple are attempting the genre for the first time and both seem to have seamlessly transitioned into the Republican era. Even Mao Lin Lin who’s a villain is going to be interesting to watch as I still remember how satisfying it was to hate her character in Prince of Lanling.
The story follows the female protagonist as she works as an underground spy. Her leading man is described as a frivolous bachelor who hides beneath a facade. Numerous life and death situations bring them together while a greater story unfolds. I take it they’re both spies.
Release Date: December 16, 2017 Jiangsu TV and Tencent
Rate your favorite Chinese dramas in 2017.