Surprise, surprise, My Mowgli Boy 我的莫格利男孩 is set to premiere next week! With its leads Ma Tianyu and Yang Zi so fresh in everyone’s minds from headlining River Flows To You and Go Go Squid respectively over the summer, it’s certainly an interesting time to introduce their drama together.
The 50-episode drama is inspired by The Jungle Book, which I’m sure many of us are familiar with. Ma Tianyu plays the title character Mo Ge Li who is a man raised in the wilderness. Yang Zi plays Ling Xi who seems to be the equivalent of Jane. I know they’re clearly drawing parallels to Mowgli from Jungle Book, but I find the story more closely related to Tarzan and his lady love.
By some twist of fate, Ling Xi crosses paths with Mo Ge Li. Raised with no other human interaction besides his grandfather and only having animals as playmates growing up, Mo Ge Li struggles in the modern world when Ling Xi accidentally brings him to the city. When all her ideas for sailing him back home fails, Ling Xi realizes that she is stuck with him.
Needless to say, complications arise since our two leads are from different backgrounds which I’m sure will be pretty stilly, not to mention extremely entertaining to watch. It’s also quite a change of scenery for Ma Tianyu fans who may have gotten used to seeing him with Zheng Shuang in their third time playing a couple. Yang Zi has been tried and tested for having great chemistry with different actors, so who knows, this pair may become the next big thing.
It seems that there are a few more couples to watch for as it also stars Fu Meng-po, Wang Zhener, Ming Ren Yankai, Huang Cancan, Wu Haoze and Jade Zheng Qiuhong.
Release Date: August 29, 2019 iQIYI (two episodes from Thursday to Sunday at 8pm), VIP watch 8 episodes in advance
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