Here is a translation of the article. Since it isn’t an interview of Wallace, but rather a promotional article organized by the production company, I only attempt to make a summary of it.
Xing Ming Shi Ye – Double Sensation Dragons
Small Zhenghai village is packed with variety of people and filled with murder cases. Meng Tian Chu comes from the sea aboard. His Italian culture gives him a sense of romance plus new knowledge of case solving techniques. Duan Ping is born and raised locally, detailed oriented and has a good manner. Although he doesn’t have MTC’s practical experience, but small details in the crime scenes can’t escape his sharp eyes.
The story is based on an internet novel with 6 million viewership rates. As compared to the novel, the drama gives a more dramatic effect and is therefore more eye-catching.
As compared with other crime related series in ancient periods, SMSY is a completely new set-up. Technically speaking shi ye isn’t a government officer. Shi ye is engaged by the government officers to help them to resolve crime cases, whereas in ancient period dramas normally cases are resolved by the government officers themselves.
In addition, this MTC’s role is new in ancient dramas. His cultural background is a key difference. For example, he has tried his hardest to get attention from Xiao Feng Yi by climbing up the roof to see her and draws her a big picture. XFY has two marriage engagements.
A legend of a stranger in the Ming dynasty
The two male leads are quite extreme – one wearing strange clothes with knowledge of scientific techniques and one who is an elite and is more serious. These two persons meet at a point of time and become friends. This is a relaxed story. A legendary story which is logically reasonable and it won’t challenge viewers’ bottom line.
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