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Monday, 6 July 2015

Drama: The Whirlwind Girl


The Whirlwind Girl / Tornado Girl China Drama
Title: The Whirlwind Girl / Tornado Girl
Chinese Title: 旋风少女 / Xuan Feng Shao Nu
Broadcast Network: Hunan TV
Broadcast Website: MGTV
Broadcast Period: July 7, 2015 - August 26, 2015
Air Time: Tuesday-Wednesday 22:00 (2 eps)
Genre: Martial Arts, Romance, Youth
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 32
Director: Gary Sing
Screenwriter: Ming Xiaoxi, Zhu Ming
Production Company: Mango Entertainment, Grand Media
Producer: Zhang Yong, He Jin, Zhou Dan
Distributor: Grand Media
Origin: China
Related: The Whirlwind Girl 2
Source: Adapted from a novel of the same name by Ming Xiao Xi
Watch Episodes On: Viki (eng subs)

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

Whirlwind Girl is a lot of good things rolled into one as it tackles the importance of sportsmanship, friendship and romance in a story about aspiring martial artists.

Ten years ago, Qu Xiang Nan (Vincent Jiao) used to be a martial arts champion at the top of his game but he became an instant failure after being accused of doping. Bai Cao (Hu Bingqing) is his 16-year-old adopted daughter and she firmly believes in her father's innocence. Determined to right the wrongs, Bai Cao joins a dojo where she trains with Ruo Bai (Yang Yang), Hu Yifeng (Wu Lei) and many others and encounters trials that contribute to her coming-of-age story.



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Fun Facts

  • Filming took place in Changsha.
  • Filming for Whirlwind Girl began in April 2015 and ended in July 2015.
  • It premiered merely three weeks later to become a resounding hit on Hunan TV in 2015, taking the number one spot during its timeslot.
  • Director Gary Sing envisioned the drama to become a Chinese version of Moero Attack.
  • It was Ming Xiaoxi's first time to be in charge of the screenplay. She is the author of the original novel. The Whirlwind Girl Season 1 only covers half of Ming Xiaoxi's 4-book series.
  • Producer Zhou Dan reveals that the sport was changed from Taekwondo to 'Yuan Wu Dao' in order for them to depict more exciting action sequences and effects on camera.
  • Teen actors Wu Lei and Jiang Yiyi partner up for the second time after their collaboration in Romance of the Condor Heroes.
  • Although Yang Yang has a number of works under his belt, Whirlwind Girl is the first project where he headlines as the lead.
  • Aside from Yang Yang, Zhao Yuanyuan and Yu Haoyang who have had proper dance training, Hu Bingqing, Chen Xiang, Wu Lei and the rest of the cast members had to start from scratch as they all underwent extensive training in Taekwondo to prepare for the role.


Cast
The Whirlwind Girl Hu Bingqing Hu Bingqing as Qi Baicao
The Whirlwind Girl Yang Yang Yang Yang as Ruo Bai
The Whirlwind Girl Chen Xiang Chen Xiang as Fang Tinghao
The Whirlwind Girl Bai Jingting Bai Jingting as Yu Chuyuan
The Whirlwind Girl Leo Wu Lei Leo Wu Lei as Hu Yifeng
The Whirlwind Girl Zhao Yuanyuan Zhao Yuanyuan as Fang Tingyi
The Whirlwind Girl Seven Tan Songyun Seven Tan Songyun as Fan Xiaoying

Supporting Cast
Soundtracks
  • Ran Shao Ba Qing Chun (燃烧吧青春) by He Jie (何洁)
  • Tong Kuai (痛快) by Jin Min Qi (金玟岐)
  • Na Ge Yuan Fang (那个远方) by Chen Chusheng (陈楚生)

Episode Ratings
Hunan TV
DateEpisodeCSM50 Cities (%)
RatingsAudience ShareRanking
2015-07-071-21.2005.9201
2015-07-083-41.1596.1891
2015-07-145-61.2156.8981
2015-07-157-81.5018.0641
2015-07-219-101.6648.9511
2015-07-2211-121.7789.5071
2015-07-2813-141.7369.2461
2015-07-2915-161.7339.0681
2015-08-0417-181.7259.1291
2015-08-0519-201.7819.1111
2015-08-1121-221.6058.7201
2015-08-1223-242.00010.0891
2015-08-1825-261.95010.3351
2015-08-1927-282.15010.9411
2015-08-2529-301.87910.0221
2015-08-2631-321.9049.3711
Average1 - 321.6868.848

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