Jiro Wang is back in the action adventure drama. Death of the Book: The Western Xia Dynasty 西夏死书 seems to be in the exact same genre as his last drama Rakshasa Street. I have not seen his newer dramas, but he will always be memorable to me for his role in Singles Villa. I still remember him fondly as the lovable best friend, Bo Yuan. He kind of resembles Mandark from Dexter’s Laboratory (haha!).
This new drama is directed by Allen Lan and also stars Jia Qing (The Legendary Tycoon), Hero Tai, Wu Jiani (The Avengers), Tian Lei (Red Rose), Liang Jie (The Eternal Love), Ares Wu (Legends of Monkey King), Chunyu Shanshan (Wolf Warriors 2) and Shu Chen (Lady Meng is Here). Jiro Wang is the main protagonist Tang Feng. He’s a university student of Archaeology who is attacked during an extreme sport event.
I am definitely getting a young Indiana Jones vibe from the stills, the synopsis and the trailer. It has all the hallmarks of an Indiana Jones movie that we all love – mystery, explosions, dangerous stunts and amazing landscapes. It just might be an interesting show to watch out for.