Fangirl Stalking: Wang Kai

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Wang Kai rocked my drama world the first time I saw him as lonely and forgotten Prince Jing and my love for him has not waned in the year since.  Which makes him the perfect pick for my first Chinese subject of Fangirl Stalking.  So come join me as I chat about Wang Kai’s filmography and which of his dramas are a must watch.

The Rules of Fangirl Stalking:

We will start with the dramas I think are must watch works by the actor.  Followed by the shows that could go either way.  This means that they are worth watching in my opinion, but I know there are some people who don’t like the genre.  Lastly, we will cover the dramas/movies that you really could skip and not miss much (at least in regards of the actor/actress featured).  These are the shows that are for die-hard fans who want to watch everything.  So let’s jump into obsessing about one of China’s hottest actors, Wang Kai.

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Watch ASAP!

Nirvana in Fire

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I have so much love for this drama and Wang Kai’s performance.  Nirvana in Fire remains my #1 all time favorite Cdrama as well as one of my favorite shows ever.  It is truly spectacular and I would recommend to everyone to check it out.  For a more lengthy spoiler free review, CLICK HERE.

The Disguiser

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Wang Kai reunites with his Nirvana in Fire co-star Hu Ge to bring yet another drama onto my “must watch” list.  The Disguiser is set in revolution period china and is an action packed spy extravaganza.  Wang Kai has such beautiful clothes and can kill  bad guys with the best of them.  Check out the fun fan video below and then check out The Disguiser HERE on Viki.  You won’t be disappointed.

A Murder Beside Yanhe River (Movie)

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Looking for a quick Wang Kai fix?  Then try A Murder Beside the Yanhe River where Wang Kai plays a general of the Chinese Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army who is accused of murdering a girl who rejected his marriage proposal.  This suspenseful movie will keep you wondering whether he did it or not.

Depending On My Mood

Love Me If You Dare

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I really love this drama (despite the crazy turn toward the end).  However, in regards to Wang Kai, it isn’t a must watch.  He plays second lead Li Xun Ran and while he is attractive, the character doesn’t progress much beyond a single note.

For the Die Hard Fans

Ode to Joy

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Ode to Joy is a drama that really focuses on the female characters.  Which is fine unless you are watching for the men.  Wang Kai plays the boyfriend of one of the leading ladies and is wonderful.  But it isn’t enough Wang Kai to make me recommend to his fans.  Watch the other dramas first.

Upcoming:

Wang Kai has multiple projects expected to air in the next few months.  These are the two that really stand out for me.

When a Snail Falls In Love

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I read this novel (same writer as Love Me If You Dare) and fell in love with the pint sized profiler and her mentor.  Wang Kai and Wang Olivia fit the vision in my head of the characters perfectly.  Check out the Trailer HERE and expect more reviews for this drama in the future.

Stay With Me

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Depending on the chemistry, this might be the perfect romantic drama to watch in the upcoming months.  Losing ten years of her memory, Li Wei Wei must discover why her engagement to her rival (Wang Kai) ended.

 Teaser:

I hope these suggested dramas help you fall in love with Wang Kai since his talent is really something that should be appreciated and shared.  A quick thanks for Wang Kai International for inspiring me to write this post.  They are the best place for keeping up on all things Wang Kai so check them out.

Til our next stalking adventure,

Kmuse

 

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12 thoughts on “Fangirl Stalking: Wang Kai

  1. Ooohhh that fan made video is wonderful! It really showcases his incredible beauty. Mercy – *fans self* The guy really wears a suit so very well.
    I have to admit that I barely noticed him in Love Me If You Dare. It wasn’t that his part was small but he just didn’t stand out to me at the time. I liked the first half of the drama but it really lost its way after that. Too bad. I first noticed him as a real stand out in Nirvana In Fire. Such a good drama (*_*)
    I started The Disguiser but the era in which it takes place just doesn’t interest me. I will have to try again.
    I can’t wait to see him in When A Snail Falls In Love. It looks pretty interesting and he seems to have pretty good chemistry with his costar.
    I haven’t watched any of his movies though. I usually stick to dramas but maybe I’ll try one.

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  2. Any ideas about where When A Snail might be subbed online? I’ve hardly heard anything about it which made me worry. I’ve watched c-dramas without subs when I’ve read the source material first but this one seems like it demands subs.

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  3. this post and the fan’s video clip, are the perfect gift for my birthday, thank you, gyus! I wasn’t able to find “A murder beside Yanhe river” with eng sub, but I watched all these dramas.Of course, i liked (loved) him the most in Nirvana and Disguiser. Waiting with you all for When a snail …and Stay with me wil air. they say the next year they will make Ode to joy 2, with the same cast.

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  4. Sadly Viki does not yet have the license. YoYo TV has the official international license, but Wang Kai International is trying to make an effort to help Viki get it. We’ve been posting some stuff on Weibo and I reached out to his manager (I’ve met her before and she knows about WKI). It will start airing on October 24th though, so that’s pretty soon. We will update on WKI as soon as we hear from Viki if they have the license or not, or if we hear anything from the Weibo side.

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      • We will update as soon as we know. As of this morning, my Viki contact let me know they don’t have it. It’s been an ongoing series of: nope, Viki doesn’t have it (and with DF getting the license for Stay With Me) it could also mean that Viki gives up on getting that licensed for other regions. Sigh. We will also have to see what happens from the Weibo side.

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