Lin Geng Xin & Zhao Li Ying’s Dramas “Princess Agents” & “The Legend of Shen Li” To Be Broadcast Side By Side

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When casting news for The Legend of Shen Li broke a lot of fans were positively excited because their chemistry in Princess Agents was absolutely insane. 

So, imagine the shocker when Hunan TV announced that they would be rebroadcasting Princess Agents starting from the 11th of March and The Legend of Shen Li will be released on the 18th of March.

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And to make it all the more exciting, two episodes of The Legend of Shen Li will be released from 8:00 PM until 9:30 PM and the rerun episodes of Princess Agents will start from 10:00 PM. 

This means that once you’ve watched the episodes of the upcoming drama The Legend of Shen Li and you’d like to see Geng Xin and Li Ying on screen again, you can simply stay seated.

I know that networks usually issue reruns from time to time, but this is such a strategic marketing tactic and I really applaud them because they’re essentially leveraging the popularity of Princess Agents.

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One thing I will say, though, is that this could have the opposite effect of encouraging undue and unnecessary comparison of their new drama with the old one, but it’s definitely going to create a buzz. 

But both Li Ying and Geng Xin have grown as actors in the intervening years, so I’m cautiously optimistic that this might turn out to be way better than their previous joint project. 

I personally am so seated for this upcoming wuxia drama and cheers to Hunan TV for encouraging our drama addiction one rerun at a time.

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If you’d rather not watch The Legend of Shen Li on Hunan TV, it will also be available on Mango TV and Tencent Video with new episodes being released every day of the week. 

If you’ve been online in the last week, you might have seen that the trailer of The Legend of Shen Li dropped and Geng Xin’s voice has so clearly been dubbed and it’s a little upsetting.

Yes, Li Ying’s voice is also dubbed, but it’s closer to her natural one and isn’t annoying, but Geng Xin’s dubber didn’t get it right at all.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think dubbing should be a thing? It always sounds weird but I’ve sort of gotten used to it at this point, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s unnecessary and upholding the unseen stratification of several individuals. 

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