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Ballad of the Desert 大漠谣 (Da Mo Yao)
« on: February 10, 2012, 05:08:38 AM »


Title: 大漠谣/Da Mo Yao/Ballad of the Desert
Episodes: 30
Genre: Ancient, romance
Broadcast network: Hunan TV
Broadcast period: After Autumn, 2012

Synopsis:

Yu Jin was raised within the Xiong Nu, although her foster father is a Han. Under certain circumstances, she was forced to flee to Chang'an, the then capital of Early Han Dynasty,changing her name to Jin Yu along the way. Along her journey, she meets first the calm and kind Meng Jiu, and later the handsome, cold, general Huo Qu Bing. Jin Yu falls for one, but was rejected. Will she untangle her love knot? Who will she choose in the end?

Cast:
Liu Shi Shi as Jin Yu (Yu Jin)
Eddie Peng as Huo Qu Bing
Hu Ge as Meng Xi Mo (Meng Jiu)
Han Dong as Li Gan
Pan Shi Qi (潘时七) as Li Yan
Maggie Cheung Ho Yee as Hong Gu
Qin Hao (秦昊) as Yi Zhi Xie
Shi Xiao Qun as Princess Pingyang
Liu Shuai Liang (刘帅良)as Wei Kang
Di Li Re Ba (迪力热巴) as Concubine Wei
Chen Xu Ming (陈旭明) as Li Guang
Li Wei Ting (李玮珽) as Shi Feng
Qin Da Yong (秦大勇)
Ruan Wei Jing (阮伟旌)
Zhang Lei (张雷)

Notes:
Filming period: early March start
Filming places: XiangShan (Elephant Mountain), Hengdian, Dunhuang (in Gansu, where XYS wrapped up).

Production Credits:
Based on the original novel Da Mo Yao, written by Tong Hua, who also wrote Bu Bu Jing Xin.
Producer: Karen Tsoi
Director: Li Guo Li
Production Company: TangRen (CEI)

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Detailed Sypnosis

Yu Jin is an orphan, who was raised by wolves in the desert before a Han living with a Xiongnu tribe takes her back to camp. She soon becomes friends with Xiongnu children, including Yu Dan, Yi Zhi Xie and Mu Da Duo.One year later, due to political changes, her foster father is killed. His only wish was for her to return to his hometown Chang'an, in the Han Dynasty. Thus, Yu Dan tried to help her flee the Xiongnu territory, but soon found out that Yi Zhi Xie, the new clan leader, had sent soldiers in hot pursuit of them.

To save Yu Jin, Yu Dan persuades her to stay in the wild desert and return to the wolf pack she had grown up with,while he keeps going, leading the soldiers on a wild goose chase. Years later, a teenage Yu Jin meets the disabled Meng Jiu (Meng Xi Mo),who was part of a traveling merchant's caravan, and then saves and meets Huo Qu Bing (under the alias of Xiao Huo) and his comrades while they were fleeing the desert bandits on the way back to Chang'an.

Yu Jin introduced herself as Jin Yu remembered her foster father's last wish and asked for some traveling money from Huo Qu Bing as repayment. Huo Qu Bing gives her the money, but then requests that she lead them out of the desert. Jin Yu didn't know then that Xiao Huo was actually the Han general Huo Qu Bing. After leading them out of the desert, she sets off towards Chang'an by herself....

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The novel is partially being translated in English, here are the links:

Chapter 1: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/09/da-mo-yao-ballad-of-the-desert-chapter-1
Chapter 2: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/09/da-mo-yao-ballad-of-the-desert-chapter-2
Chapter 3 : http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/10/da-mo-yao-ballad-of-the-desert-chapter-3/
Chapter 4 : http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/11/da-mo-yao-ballad-of-the-desert-chapter-4/
Chapter 5 : http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/11/da-mo-yao-ballad-of-the-desert-chapter-5/
Chapter 6 : http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/12/da-mo-yao-ballad-of-the-desert-chapter-6/
Chapter 7 : http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/13/da-mo-yao-chapter-7-background-identity/
Chapter 8 : http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/14/da-mo-yao-chapter-8-shocking-encounter/
Chapter 9 :
http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/14/da-mo-yao-chapter-9-heart-song/  (Part 1)
http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/14/da-mo-yao-chapter-9-heart-song-part-ii/ (Part 2)
Chapter 10 : http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/15/da-mo-yao-chapter-10-assassination-and-chapter-11-handkerchief-delivery/
Chapter 11 : http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/15/da-mo-yao-chapter-10-assassination-and-chapter-11-handkerchief-delivery/
Chapter 12 : http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/16/da-mo-yao-chapter-12-invitation/
Chapter 13 : http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/16/da-mo-yao-chapter-13-falling-petals/
Chapter 14 : http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/17/da-mo-yao-chapter-14-stargazing/
Chapter 15 : http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/17/da-mo-yao-chapter-15-a-date/
Chapter 16 : http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/18/da-mo-yao-chapter-16-departure-and-epilogue-wishing-for-twin-stars/
Chapter 17 : http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/19/da-mo-yao-chapter-17-kidnapping/
Chapter 18: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/19/da-mo-yao-chapter-18-emotional-threads/
Chapter 19: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/20/da-mo-yao-chapter-19-pigeon-souls/
Chapter 20: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/21/da-mo-yao-chapter-20-deflowered/
Chapter 21: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/22/da-mo-yao-chapter-20-first-kiss/
Chapter 22: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/23/da-mo-yao-chapter-22-escape/
Chapter 23: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/24/da-mo-yao-chapter-23-football/
Chapter 24: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/26/da-mo-yao-chapter-24-brilliant-smile/
Chapter 25: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/27/da-mo-yao-chapter-25-emotional-turmoil/
Chapter 26: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/02/29/da-mo-yao-chapter-26-angry-kiss/
Chapter 27: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/03/01/da-mo-yao-chapter-27-an-argument/
Chapter 28: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/03/02/da-mo-yao-chapter-28-illness/
Chapter 29: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/03/04/da-mo-yao-chapter-29-sorrow/
Chapter 30: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/03/06/da-mo-yao-chapter-30-passion-dance/
Chapter 31: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/03/07/da-mo-yao-chapter-31-deployment/
Chapter 32: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/03/10/da-mo-yao-chapter-32-poisoned/
Chapter 33: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/03/12/da-mo-yao-chapter-33-deadly-plot/
Chapter 34: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/03/15/da-mo-yao-chapter-34-dangerous-plot/
Chapter 35: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/03/19/da-mo-yao-chapter-35-trust/
Chapter 36: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/03/21/da-mo-yao-chapter-36-death-trap/
Chapter 37: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/03/23/da-mo-yao-chapter-37-chance-encounter/
Chapter 38: http://koalasplayground.com/2012/03/25/da-mo-yao-chapter-38-carefree-and-epilogue-shadow-of-sorrow/

This looks really exciting, another Tangren series, lovelovelove!

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Re: Ballad of the Desert 大漠谣 (Da Mo Yao)
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 12:56:40 PM »
Another series from Tang Ren!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D
This will be the third series that I target to watch.

First series targeted to watch : QIN's MOON
Second series targeted to watch : Xuan Yuan Sword
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Your left brain has nothing right and your right brain has nothing left.
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Re: Ballad of the Desert 大漠谣 (Da Mo Yao)
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 02:10:12 PM »
OMG series series!!!! I AM EXACTLY the same as you! That's also my list of series! I love Tangren series so much, they're my favourites besides Qin's Moon!
Oh and I noticed you had a Strange Hero Yi Zhi Mei quote on your sig, I LOVE THAT SHOW TO DEATH!

I'm really excited, this looks like it's gonna kick ass, I can't wait to see the Chinese Paladin 3 cast back.


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Re: Ballad of the Desert 大漠谣 (Da Mo Yao)
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 02:50:35 PM »
^_^ I LOVE Tang Ren's series too especially Chinese Paladin 3!!!
I can't wait to see Chinese Paladin 3 cast back together too. I am a huge fan of them. ;)
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Re: Ballad of the Desert 大漠谣 (Da Mo Yao)
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012, 03:01:48 PM »
YAYYYY you're a Chinese Paladin 3 fan too! ME TOOO!!! I've been following Tangren shows forever LOL! Actually, only from when I discovered them.

It was sad when Hu Ge kind of left them for a while doing modern shows, but I'm so glad he's back!
 

Oh btw do you know of this new series will be fantasy-like Chinese Paladin series or more like Bu Bu Jing Xin?


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Re: Ballad of the Desert 大漠谣 (Da Mo Yao)
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2012, 12:06:22 PM »
YAYYYY you're a Chinese Paladin 3 fan too! ME TOOO!!! I've been following Tangren shows forever LOL! Actually, only from when I discovered them.

It was sad when Hu Ge kind of left them for a while doing modern shows, but I'm so glad he's back!
 

Oh btw do you know of this new series will be fantasy-like Chinese Paladin series or more like Bu Bu Jing Xin?
I don't know which type will this series be but I think it will be more like The Myth, not in the palace or fantasy-like. ::)
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Re: Ballad of the Desert 大漠谣 (Da Mo Yao)
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2012, 02:25:41 PM »
Do you know anything about the novel? I think it might be like BBJX, either way I'm excited!


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Re: Ballad of the Desert 大漠谣 (Da Mo Yao)
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2012, 03:09:21 PM »
I don't know anything about this novel.
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Re: Ballad of the Desert 大漠谣 (Da Mo Yao)
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 09:46:46 AM »
Same as everyone here, I'm also a big fan of TangRen series! (That's mostly because my two favourites HG and LSS are in that company. ;))

^^I believe the translations of DMY on Koala's playground are not the full chapters-they are just some of ockoala's favourite parts. I think she is currently up to Chapter 7/8.
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Wallace Huo is not in DMY anymore. He is now the lead Ling Hu Chong in Yu Zheng's 2012 adaption of Smiling Proud Wanderer.

I really hope GeShi will lead DMY (i.e. Hu Ge as Huo Qu Bing, Liu Shi Shi as Jin Yu). Seven collaborations and they are never romantically paired together (I don't count Hu Ge's MV for his song 'Dare to Love', nor the 'Fantasy Zhu Xian' online game ad.)

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Re: Ballad of the Desert 大漠谣 (Da Mo Yao)
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 02:51:55 PM »
You're totally right, SEVEN collaborations and no pairing, I REALLY want them to be paired up in this one! I am hoping that they play the leads.
Have you read the novel, H.Ge-C.Liu? Do you know more of what it's about? I'm really curious about the story!

Same here, I never counted the Dare to Love/Fantasy Zhuxian because they never even said much together.

Thanks for clearing up who's the cast, I will change that :) WOW a 2012 version of Smiling Proud Wanderer!


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Re: Ballad of the Desert 大漠谣 (Da Mo Yao)
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 04:42:12 PM »
I read the first 12 chapters of DMY this weekend. I enjoyed it, but I found too many flaws. Even though BBJX is a time-travel story (I found the novel quite boring but loved the series), DMY is even more unrealistic. The whole wolf pack thing was ridiculous and the chronology of events was really muddled. So far, I haven't found anything about Jin Yu worth admiring (she alternates between smart and stupid every two seconds and thinks too highly of herself), couldn't sympathize with Jiu Ye, and while I took a liking to Huo Qubing, he became interested in Jin Yu way too fast. Everything just seemed to progress too smoothly for my taste, especially how easily Jin Yu became a successful businesswoman and won over the attention of the princess. Not to mention the huge liberties that Tong Hua took with historical events, especially the rise of Li Yan. Maybe I'm just too picky, but there was such a huge fuss about DMY that I had high expectations that weren't met.  :-\

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Re: Ballad of the Desert 大漠谣 (Da Mo Yao)
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 05:33:21 PM »
That's interesting, I hope whatever happens, Tangren will make it more interesting and fix the flaws, not sure how faithful the adaptation would be, but Tangren always manages to make a show great :D


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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 07:00:31 PM »
I sure hope so. BBJX the series surpassed all my expectations. I just have too much trouble envisioning Hu Ge as HQB, if that's who he'll be cast as. The only role I thought no one could ever do better than him was as Zhaxi Pingcuo in Shangri-La. Man, all those guy-next-door characters he played flew out the window.  8)

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Re: Ballad of the Desert 大漠谣 (Da Mo Yao)
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 07:18:59 PM »
I'm so glad BBJX series surpassed your expectations! :D I hope DMY does the same!
I wonder who else will be in it since Wallace Huo won't :O
And wow, I haven't seen Shangri-La, is that suppose to be modern or ancient?


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Re: Ballad of the Desert 大漠谣 (Da Mo Yao)
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2012, 09:05:53 PM »
Neither. It takes place in 1936.  :)
This series got like no publicity. I'm pretty sure nobody watched it day by day as it aired except for me, haha. I admit, the trailer was the best thing I ever watched, the guys and girls were all attractive, and I loooove banditry in stories. It's just that there was a lot of political dialog I didn't enjoy too much. Not to mention I was so upset about what happened near the end that I never watched the ending.

Here's the trailer: