With a plot not too far off from the stories found in mythology, about the gods and heroes and their quests, actress Zhao Jinmai’s latest project has her fighting the forces of evil as the titular Ling Long 玲珑 in this 45 episode new fantasy adventure opposite Put Your Head on My Shoulder cutie Lin Yi. There’s a reason why people are constantly drawn to stories about good trumping evil. Whatever it is, we’ll all be rooting for Ling Long and her “little” crew as they attempt to restore harmony to the continent mysteriously known only as “Suchuan”.
Ling Long Summary
Legends speak of the mystical age when gods still roamed the earth freely. But a catastrophe from heaven soon led to the fall of the gods and ushered in a tumultuous era for Suchuan. Years later, when the young monarch Yuan Yi (Lin Yi) came into the throne, he vows to put an end to the upheaval and bring back peace. Yuan Yi believes that the fall of the gods and all the unrest in Suchuan were somehow connected. Fleeing the imperial city, Yuan Yi tracks down a girl named Ling Long who extraordinarily possesses the power of the gods. At his majesty’s request, Ling Long and her father Huo Tu Xin (Yuan Hong) sets forth on the greatest adventure of their life to save Suchuan and usher in a new era of prosperity.
Zhao Jinmai and Lin Yi’s First Pairing
Ling Long marks a couple of “firsts” for its cast such as this being the first onscreen pairing for Zhao Jinmai and Lin Yi. This is also Lin Yi’s very first foray into the world of costumed dramas and you’ll find him looking just as comfortable donning his period robes as he is in a tshirt and jeans combo. And surprise surprise, Yuan Hong won’t be playing the male lead in this one as he plays Zhao Jinmai’s dad .. but I guess we can still consider him a hero too since it looks like he’ll be doing his fair bit in saving the world with his daughter.
Meanwhile Elvira Cai Wenjing plays Yin Zhuang, Xin Yunlai as Yin Xiao, Chen Yusi as Wu Yuan with Zeng Li, Koss Zhao Tianyu and Tu Nanai also appearing in the drama.