Arsenal Military Academy 烈火军校 which stars Bai Lu and Xu Kai should have a lot of sweetness to go around in their second drama as an onscreen couple. Yet it’s already in the middle of its run and still no kissing scenes. In fact, the drama which is adapted from a novel of the same name by Xiao Xiang Dong Er should be chock full of interactions between the two leads that seem to be missing now that the show has aired.
In a recent post on social media that sparked discussion amongst the drama’s viewers, producer Yu Zheng lamented on the missing scenes, asking fans to be a wee bit more forgiving of the drama’s “limitations” and saying that as a creator, “every cut scene is very painful”. Indeed, because the show is touted to be a romance, the biggest bone of contention amongst Netizens is that there just aren’t enough romantic scenes. So fans are still clamouring for any footage of the locker scene and the dancing! One unhappy viewer says “yes, like the Go Go Squid drama in July, so many kisses… eh? Are the people of the republic not allowed to kiss?”
With Yu Zheng’s post, it’s pretty clear that he is also disappointed about the scenes that were cut. Arsenal Military Academy is a military drama about a woman who pretends to be a boy to start her journey of becoming a soldier. With the current drama landscape in China and the timing coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the PRC, some have commented that it’s not surprising that there would be strict rules imposed against romantic displays between two soldiers.
Yu Zheng is understandably protective of his “baby”, saying that “nobody wants to purposely destroy the integrity of his own work”. He also added that “the fate of the drama has been extremely bumpy from the start. The schedule had been pushed back, hot searches have gone down and the good results internally are not being reflected for reasons I don’t know. That said, I am happy with my efforts to complete my work. To have people enjoying the drama is enough for me. My heart is bleeding so please don’t continue to salt the wound, alright.”
Anyways, as a consolation of sorts, here are some lovely photos of the cast to sweeten up your day pronto! So please, enjoy!
But I'm loving this drama! I have nothing to complain about. I wouldn't dream of giving the director a hard time simply because fan girls want their fix. I'm a bit weird about that stuff anyways. I feel to much like a creeper and that I'm invading the actors privacy when it comes to extra romantic scenes. lol
I can appreciate the small things, and even the simplest interactions. It's enough, especially since the acting has been so good. I can't tell you how many times I've laughed at the antics.
Without knowing this information, I never would have guess this wasn't a romantic drama. So far it's lived up to it.
Yikes this abuser is still given a career?? Men sure have it easy. Female celebs get hate just for breathing and this guy is surviving fine thanks to his stupid fangirls.
This drama tanks so hard in China, stop giving career to problematic men.
Don't know if there are really any evidence to that, there were rumors the gf was violent herself as well and an abuser as well.
Well, there is a video where the gf is violent against him while he is too drunk to doing anything about it. We don't know how it came to that but at least that shows that she isn't completely a victim.
How many white vest celebrities turned out really dark and the ones who had a shady past are living well now? So we should stay out of it.
No wonder. Its already aired for 36 eps now and still nothing going on between 2 leads.
I'm not sure what the dancing and locker room scenes are referring to, but I do know that they completely changed a scene where Xu Kai was supposed to dress as a woman, which I'm assuming is because of the ban on cross-dressing and males looking too feminine. What frustrates me though is the weird double standard they are using for censorship. Bai Lu is allowed to cross-dress as a man but she can't show any romantic inclinations for her co-star while dressed as such, even though they had no problem with Xu Kai openly flirting with her while dressed as a man. However, if Xu Kai dresses as a woman and simply holds another woman's hand while dressed as such as part of a disguise it's ban-worthy? I wonder why the show got green-lighted for broadcast at all if cross-dressing is such a taboo.
No se puede pedir más de una serie que tiene todo como un solo completo, muy rica en calidad de actuación , muy exacta en cada uno de los detalles en cuanto a la trama y excelente manera de tratar la parte romántica en cada uno de los personajes los cuales admiró y sigo sus actuaciones, creo que está a la medida de un público de buen gusto. Felicito a su director por entregarnos una serie tan maravillosa y de excelente gusto. Gracias