I am really excited about this 😀
Title: Heavy Sweetness, Ash-like Frost (香蜜沉沉烬如霜)
Episode Count: 63
Director: Zhu Ruibin (Legend of Chusen)
Screenwriter: Zhang Yuang
Production Company: Perfect World (完美世界影视)
Airing: August 2nd on Youku, iQiYi, Tencent, Jiangsu TV with 63 episodes
EDIT: Viki licensed it as Ashes of Love.
The Flower Goddess dies after giving birth to a daughter, Jin Mi. She has a premonition that her daughter will suffer a great love trial. Before dying she gives her an unfeeling pill since she doesn’t want her daughter to suffer over love like she did. She also orders her followers to keep Jin Min’s birth a secret and to keep Jin Min imprisoned within her realm for ten thousand years.
Thousands of year later, the second son of the Heavenly Emperor, Phoenix, is saved by Jin Mi. To repay her, he takes her back with him. After hundreds of years, he develops feelings for her. Jin Mi is a pure soul that thinks she likes everyone, thus she is unable to comprehend his feelings. She feels an attraction to him but doesn’t understand what it means.
**I don’t know how much to write without spoiling what I think is a twist, so I am leaving it up to here even if the trailers do give a lot away.**
If you don’t mind more spoilers and want to read the novel: Novel Updates
Warning: I’ve had my up and downs with info coming out for this production. As of the latest preview, I am really happy with what I am seeing. ❤
Yang Zi as Jin Mi
Deng Lun as Phoenix/ Xu Feng
Luo Yunxi as Run Yu/Night
Cheng Yuqi as Liu Ying
Wang Yifei as Sui He
Zhou Tingwei as Qi Yuan
From this, I think YangZi really did a good job with her character. Jin Mi is ditzy in a innocent type of way. She was hidden away for too long and doesn’t really know anything about the world or how anything works. She will learn the hard way. This trailer has some of the silliest scenes while the last trailer was more melodramatic, which is probably what the second half will be like.
- YangZi lost weight for this role, she dropped down to 90 pounds.
- Cheng Yuqi received training in martial arts for her role.
- YangZi dubbed her own character in the show.
Are you anticipating this drama?