This is one of my favorite dramas featuring Wallace even though I seldom mention it. I really love the story line. It’s fast paced, exciting and there are two Wallaces!! The reason why I didn’t write a review for it until now is because this drama involves a lot of political and military plots that I think are really hard to understand without English subtitles. However, since someone has started to sub this drama on Youtube, I thought I can write a review on it now.
This drama is based on a novel with the same name and the script writer is also the author of the book. But from what I heard, the story line in the drama is quite different from that of the book.
It might be confusing at the beginning so it’s normal to feel lost in the first few episodes. But eventually the mysteries will be resolved one by one and you’ll get hooked on it! I highly recommend this drama to everyone! Whether you’re a Wallace fan or not (of course you are, or else why are you here?), this is a really great drama which you will enjoy. 🙂
Synopsis from Drama Wiki:
Yang Mu Chu and Yang Mu Ci were twin brothers separated at a young age who grew up under very different circumstances during chaotic times in the 1930s Shanghai. Overcoming initial misunderstandings and other obstacles, the two eventually join forces to expose and foil a dangerous Japanese military conspiracy.
Due to growing up under very different circumstances, they are twin brothers with different backgrounds and personalities. They were never aware of each other’s existence, but fate has them reunite in adulthood. There is also a big secret hidden in the cause of their separation awaiting them to uncover.
Yang Mu Chu/Rong Chu (Ah Chu), the older brother, was adopted as a godson by the fourth mistress of the Rong family, a rich family in Shanghai. He became the butler of young master Rong Sheng and accompanied him to further his study in England. He also completed his MD/PhD in the Royal English Academy of Medicine, sponsored by the Rong family. When he came back to Shanghai, he continued to serve the Rong family. Later, he decided to take revenge when his godmother Yang Mu Lian was killed.
Wallace Chung as Yang Mu Chu/Rong Chu
The younger brother, Yang Mu Ci (Ah Ci), is the young master of the Yang family, also a rich family in Shanghai. Although he’s from a wealthy background, he did not want to receive any kind of help from his family, whether financially or anyway else. He joined the Nationalist Party as an undercover for the Communists.
Wallace Chung as Yang Mu Ci
Yang Rui as He Ya Shu (Yang Mu Ci’s fiance, but later fell in love with Yang Mu Chu)
Li Yue as Rong Hua (Mistress of the Rong family who is actually a Communist secret agent)
Liu Da Wei as Rong Sheng (Does he look familiar? How about a different angle?)
Yup, he’s Shen Jia Ping in Too Late To Say I love You, that loyal subordinate who always followed Murong Feng around. The funny thing is in TLTSILY he was Wallace’s subordinate but in Imminent Crisis, it’s the other way around.
Xu Cui Cui as Li Xin Hong (Nationalist commander who is known as Killing Monster by the Communists)
Ding Zi Ling as Yu Xiao Jiang
Li Li Qun as Yang Yu Hua (Yang Mu Ci’s father)
Li Ying as Xu Yu Zhen (Yang Mu Ci’s mother, later discovered to be an impostor and a Japanses secret agent)
Double Wallace, double the hotness, double the fangirling for me! XD
Although they are identical twins and equally handsome, I like the older brother Ah Chu better.
Ah Ci appeared to be the cool and strict type who seldom smiles and quite a loner given his lonely childhood. He actually longed to receive love and attention from his family. He may appear to be tough and strong but is actually rather vulnerable inside.
Oh, Ah Ci is good at drawing portrait too.
Ah Chu is warmer, more playful, romantic and a smooth talker. Thus he is good with women (but Ah Ci actually has more admirers in the drama). He also won’t hesitate to fight back when being pushed to the wall and can be evil when he wanted to. He is the smarter twin—at least that’s what he claimed himself to be.
You can see the hatred and anger in his eyes, Ah Chu is now being driven by revenge!
Ah Chu will show no mercy for his enemy.
Excluding his fiance, Ah Ci still has 3 admirers around him.
Admirer no. 1
Admirer no. 2
Admirer no. 3
While his fiance has Ah Chu all for herself.
Way to go Ah Chu, what are you doing with your brother’s fiance?
Hey, Ah Chu what are you suggesting to your master? (If you can’t see clearly, click on the picture for a larger image lol)
Poor Ah Chu… it’s pay back time for running around for you in Too Late To Say I Love You!
“Every time I look into the mirror, I would still be stunned by my own handsome appearance.”
No mirror? No worries! I still have the camera! Ahhh~ so handsome~
Can you feel Ah Ci’s loneliness from his back view?
You can clearly see the personality difference here.
In this drama, Wallace was in the three piece suit, the military uniform or the leather coat. What more can you ask for except with nothing on lol?
I admit, I’m very jealous of this naughty little hand over there. How I wish I am able to touch Wallace’s sexy lips even if it is with my hand only 😉
Wetness? Torn open clothes? Do you need any more reason to watch this drama?
Why Wallace wasn’t the one naked? 😦
The opening song “Black” was sung by Wallace and Jimmy Lin
Full MV of the song:
Youtube playlist with English subtitles (currently up to episode 8):
I had a lot of fun reading the Spcnet discussion, but my advice is to read them AFTER you have finished watching the drama because there are a lot of spoilers.