Legend of the White Snake 天乩之白蛇传说 is a 50-episode Chinese drama that tells a heart-wrenching love story between an immortal and a human.
She is Bai Yao Yao, a white snake roaming the mortal realm when she meets Xu Xuan, the master of the medicinal valley. There is a also second couple pairing between Xiao Qing, a green snake whose fate becomes intertwined with a demon catcher named Qi Xiao.
While the story is familiar, it is not a straight up remake of the beloved 90's classic given that the characters and names are slightly different. Fans of the original need not fret however, because a by the book adaptation is also in the works.
The series stars Yang Zi (Legend of Chusen), Ren Jia Lun (The Glory of Tang Dynasty), Mao Zi Jun and Li Man.
After watching The Glory of the Tang Dynasty, I'm honestly a bit disillusioned by another Legend of Chusen runion led by Ren Jia Lun but here's to hoping that it'll fare better this time due to the fantasy genre aspect that is right up their alley.
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