While not exactly the Princess Agents reunion we were all patiently waiting for, fans of the Zhao Liying and Lin Gengxin pairing who’ve been dying to see them get back together again (on screen at least) can catch a glimpse of the TV couple in the upcoming xianxia series The Legend of Shen Li 与凤行. While that means Yuwen Yue is still pretty much floating somewhere in the icy depths of the lake – what’s another year or so waiting right? We’ve all been waiting for five years already. Nonetheless, it’s great to see these two collaborating for the second time on a new project which hopefully will have a better ending this time.
Zhao Liying stars as Shen Li, who based on author Jiu Lu Fei Xiang (九鹭非香)’s novel of the same name, is an experienced general bestowed with the title of Prince Bi Cang. She was born in the demon world. Pressured into a political marriage with the Celestial Emperor’s son on her 1000th birthday, she transforms into her original form – a phoenix after injuring herself in her flight.
Meanwhile, Lin Gengxin plays Hang Zhi. As the last remaining god amongst the ancients in the world, he chose to distance himself from everyone. Fate intervenes when the two meet in the human world in the most unlikeliest of situations. Now we’ve all heard about “meet cutes”, but him purchasing her as a featherless phoenix doesn’t quite sound like a great first impression?
More xian xia. More ZLY and LGX. No thanks!! I’ll pass on this one.
Oh wow! Is this for reals? I love them! I can’t wait! I was so sour with the ending of Princess Agents! I am so excited for this!
RESERVED. I love ZLY and Kenny Lin since Princess Agents. I love Xianxia Fantasy Genre.
He is not a seriously good actor but looks good on camera
AvenueX bashed him in one of her latest videos saying he can’t act and he should go back to drama school *eyes*
It’s very disappointing that ZLY will do a xianxia, it’s not what I expected of her
That’s one person’s opinion. There are other actor she praises that I disagree. Apparently everyone is not a good actor or most dramas are not high-class for her. BUT whatever that is her opinion. LgX was trending on how good his acting was in his recent drama. I personally think he did well with his character. So are the people that actually watch the drama, I enjoy his Love and Lost as well. To each their own. I’m looking forward to this drama as well. I don’t mind if it’s Xian Xia as long as the story and character is good. I heard this novel is very good.
Master of my own is the first dramas I’ve seen of Lin Gengxin. He was amazing in there. I watch for Seven Tan, I became a fan after go ahead. I just started Princess Agents and I am loving it so far. His acting is good. I don’t see the problem? This new drama has the same lead actress as the Princess Agents one. So far I love their chemistry. I remember seeing this actress from Boss and Me, which was okay. She is really different in Princess Agents, unfortunately I the ending has been spoiled. It doesn’t look like a happy one, but I really enjoy this cast and the characters so far.
AvenueX bashed him because she can’t stand his Dong Bei accent, which something she has a problem when it come to her dislike but okay with when it come to her like. Her opinion kind of bias a lot of time, so you can’t take her opinion as fact. Whether LGX can act or not, you have to watch Master of my own to agree or disagree with her. I personally think she’s totally wrong about him, because I watch the whole series and I like how he portrayed his character, everything makes sense to me. And his chemistry with Tan Songyan is not like how bad she said. I don’t even think she bother watching the series but just bashed it because of her dislike for LGX.
OMG.. I started watching some of AvenueX’s review and left becoz of her melodrama, very judging opinion.. I have moved on to Marcus here, which is so positive, he doesn’t trash anyone no matter what, he reviews dramas and says his opinion, whether its dull or interesting. Master of my Own people take it as Romcom and pass opinion like no chemistry or not enough romance.. But you need to see it and understand the story, both of seven and LGX did such a mature acting… then there is the father son relations .vs… the parents daughter relation of Seven … shows how they both have turned out to be what they are.. i really enjoyed. Its not at all a fluffy drama…
I prefer serious, and mature dramas.. it can be the reason i enjoyed…
Avenuex has a problem with LGX dialect, she’s biased…….been enjoying Marcus here since 2019, he’s the greatest…….LGX kills all the roles he plays by the way and he has great chemistry with all his costars and that speaks volumes
you can wait next year, maybe she will have wuxia. asfar as i know she many times rejected this project, unfortunately, Tencent and her fans in China still want her to accept this drama. some kind like an obligation. for me, as a global fans, very happy of course.
Too weak to stand up
She doesn’t have the ability to do any Wuxia, she can stick with the Xianxia magic.
HL- Hoh Liu
Oh…someone is taking care of Lin Gengxin very well these few years… we are seeing him on telly alot! I remembered enjoying both their chemistry in Princess Agent but I dont really remember the drama…
Well, I hope this is a good script. I am not a fan of both, but I dont dislike them but will watch if script is good. Good luck to both.
Hey , are you from Jaynestar? I think I’ve seen the avatar before.
HL- Hoh Liu
Yes…but there are others from Jaynestar too. Yes, I use this avatar..
Oh cool! I’m a lurker there hehe. Now here. What is your avatar? It looks cool!
HL- Hoh Liu
A painting of a Asian slave fighting thru all travesty but still staying strong.
The both of them are really expressionless. If ZLY is just going to act halfheartedly and blame everyone else for it, I’d rather they give it to someone else.
I don’t like LGX either. He’s the close friend of Wang Sicong. I still remember when he cursed Zhou Tzu Yu and call her a B-ch only because she used the wrong flag. She was so young and even did an apology that went viral even in the US. LGX and ZLY are made for each other.
This is exciting news! Looking forward to this pairing! They had great chemistry in Princess Agents, but I was disappointed with the ending! I hope one can help me with the trauma of Princess Agents! I really love Xing Er and YuWen!
HL- Hoh Liu
I agree, very disappointing. But I really would not call that a ending…the drama just ended halfway… Lol
It is one of them drama I hate to love. I was so invested lol. I really enjoyed the cast, especially the Zhao Li Ying and Lin Geng Xin. Very excited to see them in another drama, crossing fingers that the characters and story and ending is good.
Doesn’t matter lol, that half a$$ ending/clip hanger had scarred me lol. I’m not sure I want another one of these two just in case they do another clip hanger lol
You are such a sad person. Hehe you want a cookie?
I actually hate how a lot of Chinese dramas now are doing “seasons” and leaving endings with cliff hangers. Then when it’s time to film the next “season” it’s so hard to get the same cast back. Other examples outside of Princess Agents is Ever Night, Joy of Life, Sword Snow Stride, etc. 🙁
HL- Hoh Liu
I fully agree with you!!! Ever Night 2 was such a disappointment…
@HL-Hoh Liu, Ever Night 2 remains one of my biggest disappointments. The new actors interpreted their characters so differently, that it felt like I was watching a different show. The replacement of Arthur, Leon, and Meng Ziyi really hit me hard. It was just too jarring for me. I put in my best effort, but I never finished Ever Night 2.
HL- Hoh Liu
You really did not miss anything…the last 2-3 eps is child’s play… So laughable. I skip thru them…In fact, I had to gather the will to watch Part 2 a year later after broadcast, even then it was a nightmare. I really miss the cast that left, even the Princess replacement was very weak. I very very badly written script and filming budget must be down by 60%….
Plot sounds interesting but I don’t like her acting. Skip.
Her acting seems the same everywhere I see her couldn’t they have casted someone else
It’s worth paying her 99% of the salary because she gives it back by making sure there are enough water army to make the show successful. You don’t find this in other people.
HL- Hoh Liu
Lol, that is a super interesting comment you made and also very true…her fans are definitely very very hardworking.
Her fans are working extra hard, also the haters will work as equally hard. Hehe
Do repetitive marketers paid to say the same stuff count as fans? Fake fans, sure.
HL- Hoh Liu
@Bix Both fans and anti are very busy when her drama is aired…But with Gov clampdown, I think we may see less bashing as before.
What clampdown? That’s said every year, nothing’s ever changed. This drama is expected to have viewership surpassing all lives on every planet. People laugh behind Trashta’s back as they already figure out her obvious tactics, she still thinks they’re commending and being happy for her success. Really high IQ she got. If the government clamps down for real she wouldn’t be filming anymore.
Sometimes comments reflects more on the comment than the bashing .
It’s funny to play victim when the government never punishes you for the same prices everyone else paid.
Zhao Liying + Lin Gengxin have strong chemistry on screen. i love them in XianXia, excited 👏👏👏. i will wait for the reunion. awesome!!!
Different peopel different subjective views. I enjoyed most of Zhaoliying and Lin Gengxin dramas. I hope you find a drama out there for you, that you may feel that is less crappy and has the actors you enjoy. I usually just come to read articles here and not engage in the comment section because of all the negativity. Especially towards Zhao Liying, even when she is not even part of the article.
Don’t pretend. They are related. For example, Jing Tian just got fined but ZLY did the exact same thing and get away with it but not fined or reprimanded. It is always related and showing that only ZLY gets away all the time. Jing Tian sounds nothing like the girl with a ccp boyfriend as heavily rumored, only that other person does.
Another “Legend of crap” but I’ll just use my water army to praise my acting and rate it really high.
Just ignore the negative comments. I don’t mind constructive feedback, however most of the time it just actress bashing on here. No need to fight and argue. We can only enjoy what we like. People that are commenting will add comments that the drama is crap before even watching. Agree that there is a drama out there for everyone. It’s nice to see how much time people have to click into an article with actors they don’t care for or like/just to comment the drama is crap before it even comes out. Hehe
I agree. As long as there is our favourite actors, we will definitely wait and watch it. not only princess agents who had cliff hangers, there are many. and Zhao Liying is smart she has different character in every role she play. and Legend of Shen Li is xianxia, i love this genre. so excited!!
Always entitled as usual. Only ZLY can implied LOF is crap “before it even aired” by making those hamburger posts, and her fans are allowed to say “it’s going to be crap” because their master ordered them to say it.
Lin gengxin and zhao liying is great couple I love both of their acting, Lin gengxin acting in recent drama Master of my own is great he played the role of Lu jiming very smartly I love❤❤ it
how many xianxia dramas is China going to keep churning out? this taking care of them when they’re in their animal form is getting so repetitive. I really think China has the talent to produce more variety and higher quality dramas. This could be one of the better xianxia dramas, but just the sheer volume of them with the same/similar recycled plot line is too much. I want an epic drama like Nirvana in Fire again.
Will not support
Legends say nobody is willing to play as supports for Zhao Liying, this will be a 1 woman show.
My #PrincessAgents couple finally come back, let’s have happy ending this time 😊 to compensate the heart break before
Actually Lin gengxin acting is natural and smooth that’s why he don’t saw much romance, I love his acting type, he act’s is so perfect, his acting is call real acting, some actors I mean not all some
actor used to act over which is too much over I really don’t like overacting because of actor should act what is used to happen in real life, and I found that Lin gengxin acting is really like how he used to be in real life, really I love Lin gengxin acting very very much , Lin gengxin and Zhao liying acting is same I love this couple very