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Title: The Deer And The Cauldron (鹿鼎记) Lu Ding Ji
Release Date: November 15, 2020
Film Location: China
Summary: The Chinese drama is adapted from the newly revised 2005 novel of the same name by Jin Yong. It is set during the Kangxi period of the Qing Dynasty and describes the legendary experience of a young boy who starts from the bottom of society, Wei Xiao Bao.
This is a story of Wei Xiao Bao, a little boy born in the market, who enters jianghu and the imperial palace by chance without knowing any martial arts.
He uses his extraordinary wisdom to deal with martial arts gangs and the imperial courts, and climbing all the way up and gaining status and power.
Wei Xiaobao first pretends to be a eunuch and helps Kangxi kill Ao Bai.
Later, he meets Chen Jin Nan, the chief of the Tiandihui sect, and becomes Chen Jin Nan’s disciple and incense master of the Qingmu Hall of Tiandihui.
He assists Kangxi in attacking Wu San Gui and Shenlong Island, and finally ends his official career with the expedition to the Raksha Kingdom, abandoning prosperity and wealth.
Wei Xiao Bao matures from a gangster who only wants to be friends with the emperor in exchange for a rich and noble life, into a “deer prince” who discerns loyalty from evil.
He finally understands that wealth and authority have always been in his hands even when he didn’t know it.
Rather than die for the future, it is better to live a life of fireworks.
Cast & Characters:
Zhang Yi Shan 张一山 as Wei Xiao Bao 韦小宝
Tang Yi Xin 唐艺昕 as Princess Jian Ning 建宁公主
Zhang Tian Yang 张天阳 as Kangxi Emperor 康熙
Zhu Zhu 朱珠 as Su Quan 苏荃
Start: November 15, 2020
Frequency: 2 episodes everyday
End: December 7, 2020