Asian dramas that leap between past and present

A Quest To Heal zips from ancient China to modern Singapore, while history returns to haunt the leads of Graceful Friends

It is refreshing to see a local drama that does not revolve around bickering neighbours, but is instead centred on imperial intrigue set some 500 years ago in the Ming Dynasty.

A Quest To Heal, partly filmed in China's Hengdian film studio, begins in the reign of Emperor Jiajing (1521 to 1567).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2020, with the headline 'Asian dramas that leap between past and present '. Print Edition | Subscribe