The Flame's Daughter

Dilraba Dilmurat  Liehuo Ruge


The Flame's Daughter 烈火如歌 is a Chinese historical drama based on a novel by Ming Xiao Xi 明晓溪 about Lie Ruge, a pure high-spirited young woman who gets caught in a web of complications that started spinning nineteen years ago.

The series finally confirms the rumors to unveil Vic Chou (Beauties in the Closet), Dilraba Dilmurat (The King's Woman), Vin Zhang Bin Bin (The King's Woman) and Liu Rui Lin (Eternal Love). Gong Bei Bi (Legend of Qin), Lai Yi, Daisy Dai Si and Zhang He also join the cast. 

The character concepts, which seem largely inspired by Zhang Yimou's Hero may not be the most original but it is certainly striking, except for maybe that one poster of Vic Chou and Dilraba Dilmurat that is cringingly awkward. 

If you're thinking what I'm thinking, then we might all be excited for this for the same reason because you guys, it's the kids from Yang Mi Studio again! Vic Chou is an added bonus as he goes from being a costume drama noob to headlining not one but two dramas and his first one hasn't even aired yet. 

Liehuo Ruge
I'm happy with the cast but slightly bummed that Vic Chou's presence has bumped Vin Zhang into second lead territory once more though the synopsis seems to play up Vin Zhang's role more than most in a story that lays on the angst pretty thick.

An Yue Luo becomes consumed by hatred after the woman he loves marries another man named Zhan Fei Tian, so he kidnaps their newborn daughter and switches the baby with the newborn son of Liehuo Manor. The daughter is raised as Lie Ruge, the sole successor of the Liehuo Manor. Her family takes in Zhan Fei Tian's son Zhan Feng along with Yu Zi Han, a member of the imperial family who was born without the ability to walk. The three grow up as martial arts students of the manor while Ruge and Zhan Feng fall in love. 

As fate would have it, An Yue Luo lies to Zhan Feng and tells him that the Liehuo Manor is responsible for his father's death and the realization tears the couple apart. Lie Ruge then meets Yin Xue, a man who devotes his entire being to protecting her. 

Rate your favorite Chinese dramas in 2017

Vic Chou Liehuo Ruge

Vin Zhang Liehuo Ruge

Liu Rui Lin Liehuo Ruge

Gong Bei Bi Liehuo Ruge

Lai Yi Liehuo Ruge

Daisy Dai Si Liehuo Ruge

Zhang He Liehuo Ruge


Liehuo Ruge

Liehuo Ruge Vic Chou

Liehuo Ruge Vic Chou

Dilraba Dilmurat Liehuo Ruge

Dilraba Dilmurat Liehuo Ruge

Vin Zhang Bin Bin Liehuo Ruge

Vin Zhang Bin Bin Liehuo Ruge

Liu Rui Lin Liehuo Ruge

Liu Rui Lin Liehuo Ruge


2 comments:

  1. OMG! Your comment made me nostalgic for Hero. Haven't seen that awesome film in years. Time for a rewatch!

    The obviously photoshopped together top poster with Vic Zhou and Dilraba and the one where it looks like a blanket over his head are awkward. Haven't seen Vic Zhou in anything since Mars and I don't like his acting in the trailer for his other costume drama. I think Dilraba is a very good actress.

    I'm sad Zhang Bin Bin is relegated to second lead again. His company casting him in these thankless second lead roles in their productions and I'm worried he will be typecast. I'm sure he will do a great job because he's a very talented and adaptable actor but he's capable of much more. He seems to get more interesting projects away from the Yang Mi's studio like KO in "One Smile" and his lead role in his next drama "The King's Woman".

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    1. Same here, have only seen Vin Chou in his more awkward but swoon-worthy days. I keep hearing that he's gone a long way since then though, and didn't he win a Golden Horse Award recently? That said, I'm definitely excited to see him in costume.

      I'm a little sad for ZBB but thinking positive that his role has a lot of screentime, at least it seems like it, the entire synopsis is practically about his character.

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