Moon Fairy 奔月
‘Chang Er Flies to The Moon’ is a hauntingly beautiful tale while ‘Hou Yi Shoots The Suns’ is a heroic yet tragic legend. In fact, the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month originated from both legends. By building on and making inferences from these two popular legends, we’ve put together a 30 episode period drama filled with romance and action. This period blockbuster is also filmed entirely in China and features a heavyweight cast list which includes Fann Wong of ‘Shanghai Knight’ fame, MediaCorp heartthrob, Christopher Lee, the good-looking Lian Kai and the award winning Hong Kong actor, Kent Cheng. The Queen Mother of The West (a goddess) insists that her daughter, Luo Shen marries the coarse He Bo. In protest, Luo Shen flees to the mortal world where she meets Hou Yi. Both Luo Shen and Chang Er soon fall for the courageous Hou Yi, resulting in a love triangle. Luo Shen feels that Chang Er’s love for Hou Yi far exceeds hers and thus decides to back out of the love triangle. Luo Shen’s backing out makes her mother furious. The Queen Mother of The West views it as losing a battle to the mankind. To revenge, she casts ten Suns in the sky all at once, hoping to prove that immortals are stronger and more powerful. Hou Yi puts on the brave front and shoots down nine Suns and as a result wins support of the common people. Fame soon gets into Hou Yi, who becomes arrogant and aims to take over the throne from his friend, Shun. Chang er feels heartbroken when Hou Yi disregards her love him. With Luo Shen’s help, Chang er obtains a weed to immortality and begs Hou Yi to leave the mortal world with her. But Hou Yi refuses. The heartbroken Chang Er then flies off to the moon on her own. .
Cast: Fann Wong, Christopher Lee, Lian Kai, Kent Cheng, Wen Zhengrong, Wu Yue, Ge Lei, Wu Jiali, Liu Wei, Elvis Tsui, Zheng Anlun
Episodes: 30 x 60 mins
Production year: 2003