This June, get ready to step back into the past as dimsum brings you two new premiering dramas, with palace power play in Legend of The Phoenix from China and the coming-of-age romance Fleet of Time from Thailand.
A 41-episode historical romance, Legend of the Phoenix is led by up-and-coming Viva He Hong Shan (Fleet of Time) and Jeremy Tsui (The Legend of Dugu). Also in the cast are Hong Kong Best Drama Actor Wayne Lai, Cao Xi Wen, Liu Min, Cui Peng, Luo Qiu Yun and Wang Xi Chao.
• Legend of the Phoenix | Tuesday to Thursday 8pm
Set in the fictional Eastern Liang dynasty, the story follows Ye Ning Zhi (Viva He Hong Shan), a circus troupe performer who enters the palace to perform for the Empress Dowager’s birthday. There, she is framed for treason, and saved by a brilliant court advisor Wei Guang (Jeremy Tsui), whom she falls in love at first sight with. Two years later, Ning Zhi returns as a lady-in-waiting for the Empress, and her unintimidated character impresses both the Emperor and the Empress. Soon, the attention draws her into power games that not only threaten her but also Wei Guang. Caught up in the plan to overtake the throne, they must work together to stop the usurper before it’s too late.
Originally a novel, Fleet of Time is the first Chinese drama to get a Thai remake, starring Pattie Ung and Bank Thiti. It is noteworthy that Legend of the Phoenix’s Viva He Hong Shan was the female lead of the Chinese adaptation. dimsum is now premiering the Mandarin version of Fleet of Time, and the Thai version will follow beginning this June 24.
• Fleet of Time | Mandarin and Thai version
This romantic drama features five friends Win (Bank Thiti Mahayotaruk), Fang (Pattie Ungsumalynn Sirapatsakmetha), Cheaw (Victor Chatchawit Techarukpong), King (Jomjam Suphitcha Subannaphong), and Yae (Best Nutthasit Kotimanuswanich) as they recount their good and bad times of growing up in Bangkok in the 1980s. Best friends since high school. Win and Fang developed feelings for each other, and Cheaw could only secretly like her. Upon graduation, Win and Fang went to the same university but their relationship soon started to fall apart. During this struggling time, Cheaw came to her side when life gets hard. Will she fall in love with Cheaw or wait for Win?