The Longest Day in Chang'an
The Longest Day in Chang'an, a period detective series, is well-received online. In this series,two leading roles are tasked with foiling a criminalconspiracy within a day.
Since it became popular,netizens have incorporated the elementsof this TV series to create various posts about what someone does each hour.
- period: n 时期，阶段
- period强调时间的跨度；span 时间或空间上的跨度
- foiling（foil）: v 组织，挫败 n 箔，陪衬物
- conspiracy: n 阴谋
- elements: n 元素、成分
- incorporated：adj 一体化的，合并的 v:合并，并入
The first episode debuted on Chinese video platform Youku on June 27, receiving both critical andaudience acclaim. On Douban, a major Chinese media rating site, the series has scored 8.6 out of 10.
And as of July 1, the Chinese historical suspense drama got released in other Asian countries, suchas Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam, and for the first time ever for a Chinese series – it is intended to be available for North American.
- episode：n 插曲、一段情节、一个事件
- debuted: n 首次露面，初次登场 v初次登场、首次推出
- platform：n 平台，站台，月台
- acclaim：n 赞扬，欢呼v称赞，欢
- suspense：n 悬疑，焦虑，悬念
- intended to: 打算
Audiences through video streaming websites （流媒体）including Viki, Amazon and Youtube, as paid content,soon,the series has gained great reputation.
The story is set in the third year of Tianbao Era of Tang Dynasty (A.D. 744), it tells a series of thrilling stories that take place in a single day in Chang'an during the grand celebration of the Lantern Festival.
- grand：adj 壮丽的，堂皇的；n 一千美元，大钢琴
- grand:侧重规模大，豪华而宏伟壮丽、盛大。也可指人的崇高 、伟大
By compressing a panoramic view of society and a profound historical background into a limited time span,the show maintains a high intensity tempo. Chinese TV dramas are often criticized for being overlong, but this series is so densely packed that rewatches can be essential. Also rare is how "The Longest Day in Chang'an" features multiple interweaving plotlines rather than having a single major story buffered by subplots.
Though it's a thoroughly modern show, the efforts paid by thecrew to revive real Tang Dynasty history has also led to "The Longest Day in Chang'an" winning acclaim.
- Panoramic: adj 全景的
- Intensity：n 强度强烈
- Tempo: n 拍子、节奏、速
- buffer: v 缓冲 n 缓冲物
- subplots：n 次要情节
- crew：n 全体人员，全体船员
The crew took seven months to build the street scenes of ancient Chang'an. "I have tried my best to recreate a single day in the Tang Dynasty," said series' director Cao Dun.Before shooting, Cao and the writing team read the original novel three times.The final of the opening episode was the 23rd version written as they kept polishing the story.
Thanks to the great efforts of the crew, the audience are stunnedby the exquisite wardrobe,make-up and props in the series. Such an elaborate series also conveys the beauty of Chinese culture to the world.
This series' respect for history, refinement of the story, and restoration of the scene show a new model of homemade TV series to the audience.
- ：n 剧本，脚本，手
- stunned:adj 震惊的 v 使震惊
- exquisite:adj 精美的，细腻的，强烈的
- prop: n 道具
- elaborate：v精心制作 adj精心制作的
- refinement：n 精炼，改进，文雅