2024 Chinese Drama List

Mysterious Lotus Casebook – Cheng Yi, Joseph Zeng, Xiao Shunyao

Mysterious Lotus Casebook is a historical martial arts drama directed by Guo Hu and Ren Haitao, starring Cheng Yi, Joseph Zeng, Xiao Shunyao, Chen Duling, Wang Herun, Estelle Chen Yihan, Xu Baihui, Liu Mengrui, and Wu Shile.

The drama is based on Teng Ping's novel "吉祥纹莲花楼 / Ji Xiang Wen Lian Hua Lou", which tells the story of Li Lianhua and Di Feisheng, who are no longer interested in the affairs of the Jianghu but are driven by Fang Duobing, a young man who takes the safety of the world as his mission, to rekindle their passion. They work together to solve strange cases in the Jianghu and return justice and peace to the world.

Details

Mysterious Lotus Casebook

English Title: Mysterious Lotus Casebook
Chinese Title: 莲花楼
Other Titles: 吉祥纹莲花楼
Genre: Historical, Wuxia, Suspense, Thriller, Drama
Tag: Martial Arts, Investigation, Bromance, Teamwork, Scheme, Jianghu
Episodes: 40
Duration: 45 min.
Director: Guo Hu, Ren Haitao
Writer: Liu Fang, Li Huimin,, Cheng Yu, Wang Wei
Producer: Zhong Junyan, Yang Bei, Wang Xiaoyan, Wang Wenting, Deng Xibin
Product Company: H&R CENTURY PICTURES
Released Date: 2023-07-23
Broadcast Website: iQIYI

Cast

Synopsis

Ten years ago, Li Xiangyi, the master of the Si Gu Sect, was famous for his Sword of Xiangyi and was the glory of the martial arts world.

He had a fight with the master of the Jin Yuan League in Dong Hai, then the two masters disappeared in the sea.

The Si Gu Sect and the Jin Yuan League both lost seriously and disappeared from the Jianghu.

Ten years later, Li Lianhua, a wandering doctor from the countryside, is walking around the world with a Lotus Casebook and is mistakenly given the title of a famous doctor, but he does not want to get involved in the Jianghu.

The young master, Fang Duobing, who dreams of being a warrior and a righteous man, notices that Li Lianhua is not a simple man and vows to find evidence of his guilt in impersonating a famous doctor.

On the other hand, Di Feisheng, who has always regarded Li Xiangyi as his arch enemy, recognizes that the unremarkable doctor Li Lianhua is Li Xiangyi, so how can he let him go so easily?

After a series of cases, the three of them form a deep friendship in the process of solving the case with laughter and anger.

Li Lianhua and Di Fangsheng are no longer interested in the affairs of the Jianghu but are driven by Fang Duobing, a young man who takes the safety of the world as his mission, to rekindle their passion.

They work together to solve strange cases in the Jianghu and return justice and peace to the world.

Reviews

  • 2023-07-23 16:16:45

    Mysterious Lotus Casebook: A Thrilling Martial Arts Mystery

    The entire drama “Mysterious Lotus Casebook” gives a very high-quality feeling. The pace of the opening fight scenes is fast, which is rare in recent years' martial arts dramas. After being accustomed to slow-motion fight scenes, it's truly refreshing to see the sincere and well-choreographed fights in "Mysterious Lotus Casebook"

    As for the dialogue, Li Lianhua's character is originally gentle, playful, lazy, and a bit cunning. Actor Cheng Yi handles the role exceptionally well and delivers an outstanding performance. If you've read the original novel, you will appreciate how well the drama portrays it. However, even if you haven't read the novel, you may want to focus on the plot's development. "Mysterious Lotus Casebook" is a suspenseful detective drama with many clever plot twists. If you only pay attention to a few minutes of dazzling martial arts effects or compare actors' lines, you might miss out on a lot of exciting plot points.

    Also, the speaking style you prefer may not match Li Lianhua's character, who is laid-back and unpredictable, with a poisoned body.

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