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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Drama: The Gods

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The Gods  China Drama
Title: The Gods
Chinese Title: 封神
Broadcast Date: 2016
Genre: Period Drama, Fantasy
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 60
Director: Shin Woo Chul
Region: China

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The story is about Yang Jian's journey from a young man to savior of the three realms tasked with the investiture of the gods. During the Shang Dynasty, demons wreak havoc and the people live in fear. A young man named Yang Jian (Luo Jin) encounters a fox demon, which triggers his third eye, starting him on a path to becoming a hero. Xiao E (Wang Li Kun) enters the palace for the sake of her loved ones yet the fox demon takes advantage of her beauty and position to commit horrifying atrocities through the hands of the king. The Heavenly Senior sends three of his disciples Jiang Zi Ya, Shen Gong Bao and Yu Ding Zhen Ren to help but Shen Gong Bao turns on Jiang Zi Ya out of jealousy while Yu Ding Zhen Ren becomes a teacher to Yang Jian to help him achieve immortality.

Fun Facts
Korean Director Shin Woo Chul is a veteran in the entertainment industry whose works include Lovers in Paris, On Air and Secret Garden. It is his first time to direct a Chinese TV series. The Gods is yet another adaptation based on a novel called Investiture of the Gods, which has inspired many similar works in the genre. It aims to provide a different flavor to the well-known story, packed with more intensity, mystery and high-flying action.

Main Cast
Wang Li Kun Wang Li Kun as Su Da Ji
Luo Jin Luo Jin as Yang Chuo
Zhang Bo Zhang Bo as Ji Fa
Collin Chou / Zou Zhao Long Collin Chou as Di Xin
Deng Lun Deng Lun
Yu He Wei Yu He Wei as Jiang Zi Ya

Supporting Cast
  • Hu Jing as Empress Jiang
  • Hai Yi Tian as Shen Gong Bao
  • Bai Shan as Su Fu Ren
  • Jin Jiang Ri as Fei Zhong
  • Jin Feng as Yang Fei
  • Sun Bo Hao as Yin Jiao
  • He Du Juan as Xiao E
  • Guo Yuan Yuan as Lan Ying

The Gods  China Drama

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