[Drama] Song of Phoenix 思美人 with Ma Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Qiao Zhenyu and TFBoys

Here is our official post about Song of Phoenix (Note: We use the name Best Beauty previously until an official English name was given to the drama now) 思美人With the way we tried to use entertainment updates to update about the casting news for this drama, even us, we are lost…

The best way to keep up with a drama is to write a post dedicated to it! So here is a post that tries to gather all the facts that we put before and that are now released to give you a good understanding on what is going on @_@ Here we go, another post about Ma Ke 😉

The drama is an ambitious project with rising stars and popular actors. They are aiming for a crazy 70 episodes (I hope they will change their mind though…). Tian Zhongyang is the executive producer of the drama. They will officially start filming in January 2016.


(I am not familiar with the story so maybe there are wrong interpretations from my part)

The story of the Legend of Qu Yuan in Chu Country.


It is war times. Born from a good family is the child prodigy Qu Yuan (Ma Ke). By unlikely circumstances, he falls in love with Mo Chou Nu 莫愁女 (Slave girl). Because of their different status and identity, they cannot be together. Stubborn, the two have to go through countless obstacles to be together and get entangled in politics and palace schemes. It is also the story if how, step by step, Qu Yuan tries to save his country. [spoiler] [ending] He fails in his mission and goes into despair. Zhang Xinyu’s character embark on a boat to errant around the Jianghu.


Ma Ke as Qu Yuan: A proud man who loves his country, he is a poet.




Qiao Zhenyu as Chu Country’s King.


TFBoys’ member  Yi YangQianXi 易烊千玺 as younger Qu Yuan.


Du Chun (Yun Zhong Ge) as 秦惠文王.


Lee Hyon Jae (High Kick, Shut Up Flower Boy Band, Tiny Times) as Qu You: Qu Yuan’s older brother.


Yin Zhusheng as Chu Country’s strategist and Qu Yuan’s father.


Wang Yuelun as Qi Country’s King.


Now, let’s talk about the female leads:

Zhang Xinyu as Mo Chou Nu: A songwriter from the Chu country.


Liu Yun as Zheng Xiu: The favorite concubine of Chu Country’s King.


Sun Qian (Zhen Huan Zhuan, Mi Yue Legend) as the South Queen: the Queen of Chu Country.


Fu Yiwei as Qu Yuan’s mother.


Press Conference:

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13 thoughts on “[Drama] Song of Phoenix 思美人 with Ma Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Qiao Zhenyu and TFBoys

    • archidisign says:

      I know! I am surprised it will be that long too, but at least it means the producers are taking this drama very seriously! The cast is so impressive :O (they even got a TFBoys for more attention :P) The quality will definitely be high, but I hope they will be able to write the story well and keep the attention of the viewers the whole time. Definitely a big challenge v_v

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      • No more than 2 episode…But I would say less than 15 minutes. I’m usually getting tired of drama after 15 minutes. Sad how many dramas I drop on 15 minute of first episode. I guess this one won’t be exception хD


      • archidisign says:

        :’O As a “drama devotee” *wink wink* this is sad to know!! Omg, there are so many dramas that actually starts getting better after the first episode. For example, Lu Zhen Legend really became incredible after the first one, when she meets her soul mate again. I say to at least give the first two episodes a chance before deciding 😛 (I do agree that some dramas doesn’t need more than 15min to decide on its poor quality… )


      • Lu Zhen was interesting and I dropped it only after 30 episode. I was curious how she’s been promoted to became premier-minister. So this drama is succeed in my watch-list. But many other, I just can’t force me to continue watching if first episode is boring to me. I forgetting about it immediately and starting to find another with more interesting plot and characters. Usually I avoid purely historical and costume dramas,(It’s not mean that I more interested in wuxia/xianxia series cause many project in that field was suffered too) cause many of them just boring for me. In that case I watching them partly with recaps if it possible. For example, I still can’t finish Legend of Fragrance and Zhen Huan Zhuan. I stuck somewhere in middle and too lazy to continue watching 😦


      • archidisign says:

        Yes, I understand. It takes me such a long time to find a good drama. I used to google and open about five dramawiki pages and try for each dramas 5 min of the first episde to see and only picky one at the end to actually watch :’D Bad bad me. But now, it is all good! I am up to date with what will be released in c-entertainment. So with the whole anticipation created for the drama, I rarely drops them after the first episode :3
        I tried a bit of Zhen Huan Zhuan. It is interesting, but I am not really into palace drama either. What I need the most is a perfect OTP to dream on and ship! Oh and also, I need to really like the male/female leads. 😛 Good luck to both of us at finding satisfaction over this drama addiction 😉

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    • archidisign says:

      To be frank, me too. Viann Zhang gives a wrong vibe after all her scandals in the last two years. She makes me feel like she can ruin a man and is too provocative. A weird match to the perfect looking Ma Ke!

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  1. SailorS says:

    I am so exciting and looking forward to see this project. I think that the producer is very ambicious and really love this project. And Ma Ke is so gorgeous in this poster,


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