Title: 神话 / Shen Hua
English title: The Myth
Genre: Adventure, Martial arts, Romance, Historical
Release Date: 2010-01-15
Subtitles: Simplified Chinese
Picture Format: NTSC
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Produced by Jackie Chan himself, the 2010 CCTV remake of the 2005 action blockbuster The Myth transports the time-traveling escapade to the small screen for a 50-episode historical drama. The go-to heartthrob for costume fantasy dramas, Hu Ge (Chinese Paladin III) takes on the Jackie Chan role of the accidental warrior who gets whisked back to ancient China! Ren Quan (The Dragon Heroes) plays the brother trying to solve the time puzzle in the modern day, while Michelle Bai Bing (Hong Lou Meng) plays Hu’s romantic interest. Also co-starring Taiwan actor Chang Chih (Justice for Love) and Zhang Meng (Love at First Fight), The Myth fuses action, suspense, fantasy, and history for a mighty adventure that transcends time.
Out in the wilds with his archaeologist brother (Ren Quan) and father, free-spirited photographer Xiaochuan (Hu Ge) comes across a mysterious 2000-year-old artifact that transports him and fellow traveler Gao Yao (Chang Chih) back to the Qin Dynasty. All kinds of mishaps and mayhem ensue when modern man arrives in ancient China, especially when Xiaochuan crosses paths with Han king Liu Bang (Li Yixiang) and Princess Yu Shu (Bai Bing), and ends up a general!
This series looks really promising and it’s great to see Hu Ge in yet another fantasy genre!