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[Mainland Chinese Drama 2016] Whirlwind Girl 2 旋风少女第二季

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@didadi It's supposed to be 28 episodes. But I also agree it's strange that they are different lengths. Not sure what's going on with that. 

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After watching the MV for the ending theme song....I actually think they have just replaced RB's character with CA. As in CA has become RB because the story seems to proceed exactly as the novel does.

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CA & CBQ go to Japan and she sees him in pain at the lodge -> replaces RB having to leave at night because he doesn't feel well 

CBQ has her knew injured while out with her friend etc..

There were a few others but I wasn't paying particular attention.

The only thing they seem to have actually added is the hate on CA from that US group.

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@IMOmusings See below...

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Did QBC and RB go to japan in the novel?

QBC - that scene reminded me of the Nancy Kerrigan incident (ice skater), when her ice skating competitor (actually her husband) hired someone to bash Nancy's leg. I guess these things even happen in real life...crazy...

 

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I saw that the ratings for ep. 5-6 went even higher than last week, I'm so happy. Waiting for the subs to watch it myself. 

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On 7/25/2016 at 0:10 PM, didadi said:

@mrsyooknit thanks, I'm really glad the drama is doing well.

Actually I started watching because of JCW and I didn't particularly enjoy the first 3 episodes, but I started to enjoy it at episode 4. I feel that I could finally relate to the characters' emotions and motivations, and actually started to care about them a little bit. I hope it continues to improve. 

 

yes I also felt like episode 4 is where everything started to fit 

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Can anyone who has read the novel tell us about the 7 mysterious years? I hope Chang An and Qi Bai Cao romance is well done in this second season. They do well together. Her relationship with Ruo Bai was more of being centered around being grateful and respect. 

 

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@cookiesncream123 Yeah they did. It was a massive turning point in the story. The more and more I watch the drama, the more I'm disliking the way they replaced RB's character with CA. There was absolutely no point, and for anyone that has read the novel, they'll continue to see YY in place of JCW just because we know that everything happening between CA and BC is meant to be between RB and BC, exactly as it is appearing. There are a few minor adjustments like ep 8 and the intro of that creepy stalker kid xD 

They should have just made JCW become RB. Screw the hate YY's fans would have created. Any followers of the novel would have preferred that or even yet, an entire new storyline, compared to what they've done now.

 

I'm not quite sure what the 7 years is considering I've read all the novels and didn't see mention of this *confused*. Unless of course I happened to read the version that everyone else didn't again =.="

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the drama ratings increased ^^

I am honestly not that into it. Only keep watching bc JCW but I am glad it is doing well. It think it is going for a younger audience or I guess I just can't connect with the characters.

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17 hours ago, IMOmusings said:

@cookiesncream123 Yeah they did. It was a massive turning point in the story. The more and more I watch the drama, the more I'm disliking the way they replaced RB's character with CA. There was absolutely no point, and for anyone that has read the novel, they'll continue to see YY in place of JCW just because we know that everything happening between CA and BC is meant to be between RB and BC, exactly as it is appearing. There are a few minor adjustments like ep 8 and the intro of that creepy stalker kid xD 

They should have just made JCW become RB. Screw the hate YY's fans would have created. Any followers of the novel would have preferred that or even yet, an entire new storyline, compared to what they've done now.

 

I'm not quite sure what the 7 years is considering I've read all the novels and didn't see mention of this *confused*. Unless of course I happened to read the version that everyone else didn't again =.="

 

Perhaps it is an advantage ..not having read the novel. I am enjoying the second season more than season 1. Both BC and CA are playing their roles well and the CA backstory gives his character more depth. Was not too sold on to the YY backstory, if there was any. 

Can totally understand the sentiments of people who were following the novel. But for many of us who cant read Chinese and will have no way to read the novel, i am looking forward to how this builds up. CA has that mystery going for him, with a history that is troubled and there is a reason as to why he is a cold and hard character. It will be interesting to see how he develops and changes with his interaction with his new students. 

A question.. was CA a character in the novel? or is he a totally new addition in this universe?

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3 hours ago, Annie Choice said:

 

Perhaps it is an advantage ..not having read the novel. I am enjoying the second season more than season 1. Both BC and CA are playing their roles well and the CA backstory gives his character more depth. Was not too sold on to the YY backstory, if there was any. 

Can totally understand the sentiments of people who were following the novel. But for many of us who cant read Chinese and will have no way to read the novel, i am looking forward to how this builds up. CA has that mystery going for him, with a history that is troubled and there is a reason as to why he is a cold and hard character. It will be interesting to see how he develops and changes with his interaction with his new students. 

A question.. was CA a character in the novel? or is he a totally new addition in this universe?

Honestly, from what I remember CA was a written in character. Although it isn't too much of a stretch to say you can basically pretend CA is RB and you have the novel as it is meant to be shown in the drama xD (just change the injured knee to a heart condition and removal of CA's backstory).

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@IMOmusings  I see your point from someone that liked the novel, but I think replacing Yang Yang would have brought on an incredible amount of hate on whichever poor actor that played Ruo Bai in Season 2. Probably it's just not worth it for any actor to get that kind of hate. I saw glimpses of it on weibo. And unfortunately for YY has a lot of juvenile fans, so it would've cause a great hardship on anyone playing Ruo Bai --- even though YY didn't want to reprise the role again.

@Annie Choice Chang An is a character that is not in the original novels. But according to the author, Whirlwind Girl is series of novels, which had many more stories and characters that weren't included in the original. I enjoy Chang An's backstory and his roots are interesting. The marital arts hall he's from is supposed to be the most cut-throat and cruel of all of the halls and only retains the best. As opposed to Song Bai Hall (the setting of the story) they accept whoever loves Yuan Mu Do - whether they have talent or not. There are other Halls with their own characteristics - like the one the Fang siblings (Ting Hao/Ting Yi) belong to, etc. I saw season 1 and although some of the events in 2 may have occurred in the novels with Ruo Bai rather than Chang An, it doesn't bother me. I'd rather not watch a known story - not sure if watching BC take care of RB for episodes on end would make for a good story. Actually, it would be really really interesting if RB comes back at the end and there is some sort of triangle there. 

True, plot wise, there may be similarities to the novel. But for me, Chang An feels very different from Ruo Bai. Ruo Bai has physical pain but an intact caring family/friends/parents. Also Ruo Bai hides his emotions. But Chang An seems to hide his emotions less - like when he and Ting Hao fight (both times). He seems like a lone-wolf who carries the pain of his past. That's just my guess. Happy watching!

 

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@cookiesncream123 xD well considering they did the exact same thing for YY's character in Lost Tomb, I'm just annoyed is all =) I loved the novel for the relationship development between RB and BC. Especially towards the end.

Although atm it looks like CA is a lone wolf, but we also need to consider that he came to Song Bai Hall knowing the reception that he would have received, just on the one phone call from (forgot the char that Bai Jing Ting plays @_@). I think I would have liked CA's character better if they just wrote an entire new story line for him rather than basing it on RB's one in the novel :sweatingbullets:

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6 hours ago, cookiesncream123 said:

I'd rather not watch a known story - not sure if watching BC take care of RB for episodes on end would make for a good story. Actually, it would be really really interesting if RB comes back at the end and there is some sort of triangle there. 

True, plot wise, there may be similarities to the novel. But for me, Chang An feels very different from Ruo Bai. Ruo Bai has physical pain but an intact caring family/friends/parents. Also Ruo Bai hides his emotions. But Chang An seems to hide his emotions less - like when he and Ting Hao fight (both times). He seems like a lone-wolf who carries the pain of his past. That's just my guess. Happy watching!

 

 

Well said there.. and i dont mind RB coming back for a triangle either. That would be interesting.. so long as BC ends up with CA ;) 

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[Interview] 20160728 Tengxun – Ji Chang Wook “Whirlwind Girl 2” interview

I’m not childish, I’m actually a philosopher. 

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The ongoing broadcast of “Whirlwind Girl 2” has given us a big surprise — Ji Chang Wook. He is cool and mysterious in the drama, but outside the screen, he is always described by his colleagues as “playful and active”, “greedy and childish”, and won a legion of fans based on these qualities, including the endearing nickname of “Ji three-year-old (池三岁/chi san sui)”. But in Ji Chang Wook’s interview with Tengxun, he frankly reveals that he is not as “childish” as what everyone thinks, but is mature and thorough when it comes to dealing with daily matters in life, and will even ponder over problems like a philosopher sometimes. 

Coach Chang An has a distant feeling that keeps strangers away, is this similar to your real self?
Coach Chang An’s personality is colder, the type who is hard to get close to, you cannot find a trace of smile on his face. But my personality is very different.

Isn’t it rather tough to control your laughter?
So I laugh once the camera isn’t aiming at me.

What is the most interesting aspect of Chang An?
I feel he’s very concrete. There is a big contrast between his personality in the beginning and towards the end, there will be fluctuations and you will sense a big change, so it’s rather fun.

Continue reading https://jichangwookkitchen.com/2016/08/02/interview-20160728-tengxun-ji-chang-wook-whirlwind-girl-2-interview/

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Ji Chang Wook’s Reps Respond To Rumors Of Halt On Airing Of Chinese Drama

 
Ji Chang Wook’s Reps Respond To Rumors Of Halt On Airing Of Chinese Drama
 

Actor Ji Chang Wook's agency has responded to rumors that claim there has been a halt on the airing of his new Chinese drama, "Whirlwind Girl 2.”

There are currently rumors circulating that China plans to ban Korean stars from appearing on its television shows due to South Korea’s plans for an anti-missile defense system. Nothing has been announced by the government and the rumors have not been verified, but they continue to spiral. The latest rumor has said that Ji Chang Wook’s new drama has been taken off air by the government because of this alleged situation.

On August 2, Ji Chang Wook’s agency Glorious Entertainment told news outlet Star Today, “Ji Chang Wook’s drama ‘Whirlwind 2’ is continuing to air in China. The rumors that its broadcast has been halted are groundless.”

“Whirlwind Girl 2” began airing on July 20 on Hunan TV, and also stars Leo Wu, An Yue Xi, and Chen Xiang.

Source:  Soompi News

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BC is frustratingly single minded. Thats her strength and makes her difficult to handle. I am not sure how the story is going to convincingly show her change of emotions from RB to CA. Its difficult to comprehend at this point in time. Right now she is single-mindedly devoted to RB. As per her character up till now, she never changes her mind. I am curious how episode 11 and 12 are going to pan out now. CA will have to show himself to be a super awesome character that BC can connect with to justify this shift. I hope it doesn't turn out to be simple cliched circumstances.. wont be fun. Or worse RB returns to have CA disappear :(

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On 8/2/2016 at 1:50 PM, cherkell said:

Ji Chang Wook’s Reps Respond To Rumors Of Halt On Airing Of Chinese Drama

 
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Actor Ji Chang Wook's agency has responded to rumors that claim there has been a halt on the airing of his new Chinese drama, "Whirlwind Girl 2.”

There are currently rumors circulating that China plans to ban Korean stars from appearing on its television shows due to South Korea’s plans for an anti-missile defense system. Nothing has been announced by the government and the rumors have not been verified, but they continue to spiral. The latest rumor has said that Ji Chang Wook’s new drama has been taken off air by the government because of this alleged situation.

On August 2, Ji Chang Wook’s agency Glorious Entertainment told news outlet Star Today, “Ji Chang Wook’s drama ‘Whirlwind 2’ is continuing to air in China. The rumors that its broadcast has been halted are groundless.”

“Whirlwind Girl 2” began airing on July 20 on Hunan TV, and also stars Leo Wu, An Yue Xi, and Chen Xiang.

Source:  Soompi News

 

Rumours circulating across Weibo and Wechat platforms are nothing but groundless - Glorious Entertainment was the first to debunk it. =) Besides, SAPPRFT (State Administration for Print, Publication, Radio, Film and TV) did NOT issued anything about this upon checking the website. Not at all times, netizens can be trusted sources of insider information. =)

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@new_breed_asia Good to hear! JCW is 1 actor amongst probably a team of 100 (actors/producers/writer/cameramen/set people/makeup artists, etc. I think China hurts itself it the show doesn't air, because at the end of the day it's a chinese drama on a chinese broadcast station, with a chinese team. It doesn't make sense to hurt so many of your own. 

@Annie Choice Totally agree with you. I love the yuan mu do training with Bai Cao among the cherry blossoms, it looked so beautiful

 

 

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1 hour ago, cookiesncream123 said:

@new_breed_asia Good to hear! JCW is 1 actor amongst probably a team of 100 (actors/producers/writer/cameramen/set people/makeup artists, etc. I think China hurts itself it the show doesn't air, because at the end of the day it's a chinese drama on a chinese broadcast station, with a chinese team. It doesn't make sense to hurt so many of your own. 

 

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"Although on Sina Weibo, many netizens are seemingly not too interested in the topic, many also see the recent developments as a good thing as they are tired of “a messy internet”, with too much web pages with “advertisements for games or shopping, and vulgar porn ads”, and “rumor-starting”.  http://www.whatsonweibo.com/global-times-shan-renping/

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