A Stalker's Guide to Lu Han

A Stalker's Guide to Lu Han

Cub, have you been watching episodes of the Chinese version of Running Man again?

Yes, yes, I have, because I have Luhan fever and the new episodes of Fighter of the Destiny haven't been subbed yet! 

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He's adorable, smart, and incredibly talented. Here are all the things you need to know about Luhan...


EXO

I'm starting at the beginning and working my way up, so of course, I had to include EXO. Luhan was a member of the South Korean-Chinese group EXO and their subgroup EXO-M from 2011 until October 2014, when he filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment to nullify his contract and effectively left the group. While I'm sad he left the group and am still a fan of EXO, it is clear to me that Luhan is happy where he is now and so I am also happy for him and hope he continues to shine doing what he loves. 

Random train of thought, the nostalgia is so real right now after watching the EXO-M version of Overdose. Seeing KrisLuhanTaoLayChen and Xiu Min all together in this music video, wow, the emotions I'm feeling. 

BRB, drowning in memories...


Back to 20 (2015)

Luhan made his movie debut in the 2015 movie Back to 20 which was the Chinese remake of South Korean film Miss Granny. I must admit I have not fully watched this film the ending was spoiled for me. However, the parts I have seen looked great and Luhan seems particularly teenage angsty in this movie which I don't mind because broody Luhan is definitely not hard on the eyes.

Back to 20 is about a 70 year old woman (played by Gui Ya Lei) who transforms back into a 20 year old woman (played by Yang Shan) and the craziness that ensues because of this, like the fact that she joins her grandson's (who is played by Luhan) band to relive her dream of being a musician.

Luhan also sang the OST 'Our Tomorrow' for the film.


The Witness (2015)

I guess it was the year of remakes. Luhan starred in The Witness which was the Chinese remake of South Korean film Blind.

This was the beginning of my Luhan addiction, I mean, Luhan on roller skates, yes: ROLLER SKATES!

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The Witness is about a woman (played by Yang Mi) who witnesses a murder, however, she also happens to be blind. She cooperates with the police to reveal important clues using her heightened senses in order to catch the killer. Along the way, another witness comes forward, a spunky, over confident, borderline rude roller skater played by Luhan.

The movie was fantastic, I would even go so far as to say I liked this version better than the Korean version.

I watched this movie and fell in love with Luhan. He did a great job as this cocky guy that is an amazing roller skater. Not only that but his character has more to him than just his skates, and I was impressed by the different sides of his character that Luhan was able to show.

Of course, Luhan released a single that became the OST for this film titled 'Medals'.


Time Raiders (2016)

I actually saw Time Raiders before I watched The Witness and while I really enjoyed this movie, I had not caught the Luhan Fever yet. It was likely because I was more into the drama version of this movie called The Lost Tomb which came out before this movie did. See, The Lost Tomb is about some of the same characters, it just has a different story line and completely different actors in it. It is also where I became addicted to Li Yi Feng, so my heart was full at that time, sorry little Lu.

Time Raiders is about a family of tomb raiders that discover what appears to be an ancient and lost kingdom. They recruit expert raiders, such as Zhang Qi Ling played by Jing Boran, and journey into the kingdom, where many obstacles await them.

In this film, Luhan plays an innocent kid that loves artifacts and wants nothing more than to journey into this ancient kingdom and discover many new things. However, he is overprotected by his family that does whatever they can to shelter him and keeps him from this side of their family. He was so adorable in this movie and his interactions with Jing Boran made me internally scream.

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The Great Wall (2016)

So I originally had no intention to watch this movie because it just didn't look like a good movie to me. Then I found out that Luhan was in it and I got really excited to watch it, but after watching it I was back where I started, only this time I was disappointed. 

In this movie, we have Matt Damon playing a sort of mercenary. He and his comrade discover The Great Wall of China as it is being built while looking for a special kind of gun powder. However, there is more to this wall than they know, and they learn that the wall and all of the people guarding it are protecting everyone from terrifying creatures.

I was not satisfied with this movie but I will admit there were things I liked, for example, the armor design was cool. The battle scenes were also very well done, with the female warriors bungee jumping off the wall to kill the creatures, that was epic. But I didn't like the storyline or the romance and I really didn't connect with many of the characters.

Luhan played one of the soldiers who wasn't very skilled at combat and wasn't very brave in the beginning, but throughout the movie, he becomes stronger and grows as a person. There wasn't enough of him in this movie, I did see him become a stronger character in the end but the parts he was in were so little. I kept screaming for more Luhan and just didn't get what I wanted.


Fighter of the Destiny (2017)

Fighter of the Destiny is the first Chinese drama that Luhan has done. It is currently airing on Youtube and is also the main source of my despair right now as I wait for them to sub the episodes.

Fighter of the Destiny is about a young man named Chen Chang Shang (played by Luhan) who has known he would not live past the age of 20 ever since he was little. However, he refuses to accept this fate and journeys beyond the temple he grew up in to change his destiny.

I love this show! From all the different characters with their clashing personalities to the heart-wrenching story of the main character, everything is just so good.

Luhan is amazing in this role, he plays a very intelligent and caring young man that refuses to accept the fact that he is going to die. That being said, I hope this show doesn't decide to break my heart and actually let him die in the end. Just the thought makes me sad.

You can check out the first episode here: Fighter of the Destiny 01

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Additional Info

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Luhan's nickname is Little Lu/Little Deer (as Lu means deer in Chinese). He is often compared to a deer because he has a smaller frame but is very fast on his feet.

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In October 2015, Luhan was announced as the Official Ambassador of Star Wars in China. He even released a single titled The Inner Force, which was the official Chinese promotional song for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Besides being a talented actor, he is also an amazing singer and dancer. So I wanted to end this article off with one of my favorite songs by him. Once you hear it, you just can't get it out of your head.


So hopefully, all of you now understand why I have Luhan Fever. I'm going to go back to watching the Chinese version of Running Man since I'm still waiting on those subs for Fighter of the Destiny.

Til next time! ~Cub

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    PKsuperfan 7 days ago

    I really loved the Great Wall, and I even bought the dvd on reorder. I guess it's just my preference. I love a movie with great visuals, fighting and action and yes, Luhan was a huge factor in why I watched this! I was not disappointed at all.

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    Kei_Em May 15, 2017 - edited

    can i know where to watch chinese version of Running Man? ofcourse with english subs.

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    LiteD May 14, 2017 - edited

    is there anywhere besides Youtube that you (or anyone) watches the Chinese version of Running Man with English subs? I've watched a good portion of season 1, but the subs are deteriorating in quality and I just can't get myself to finish whole episodes in one sitting anymore knowing all the brain power I need to put in. PLEASE someone say they know of another site/link!!!~

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      MisbehavingCub May 15, 2017

      I only watch it on youtube, I started with season 3 because of Luhan and haven't had an issue with the subs but maybe that's just me.

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      Ivana May 17, 2017

      i watch it on kissasian.com is has 29 episodes subbed so far...its an amazing drama.

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    beep90 May 14, 2017

    he was one of my top biases in kpop but after he left , i couldnt find ways to keep track of him much. but i love him and he is beautiful inside and out and lately alot more savage especially with the marriage and child rumors haha

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    Nikideema May 14, 2017

    I've only been recently introduced to Luhan and he gives me very mixed emotions. I never know whether I want o squeeze him 'cause he's cute as a baby bunny, or paint him like a french girl 'cause he's so pretty.

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    Vampirella May 14, 2017

    It actually took me a loooooong time to realise that Luhan was a member of EXO xD
    I basically saw "The Witness" and was in love with him. After googeling i found out that he was actually pretty well known (considering he was part of EXO). So i watched whatever Drama or Movie he was in AND i started to listen to his music. Now i am addicted. *sigh*
    He really is a friggin good actor. You can see the potential in his acting career. That he looks like some 16 year young adult also makes it easier. Maybe some cool rom-com set in a school with him as the male lead? Anyone? :D
    Well i hope, we will see a lot of new movies and dramas with Lu Han in it :)
    Nice Article! ♥

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    Eheuneun May 14, 2017

    For Fighter of the Destiny, the admin actually add Eng sub on cc real fast though. I love this show too. This Luhan is so different from other characters he played, I really enjoyed this character. Love ChangCheng

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    Kate May 14, 2017 - edited

    You can't mention Luhan without pointing out his involvement in Keep Running, the chinese version of Running Man. He grew quite a bit since the last season.

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      MisbehavingCub May 14, 2017

      I love that show and I specifically love Luhan in that show :D

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    chibiladychoi May 13, 2017

    He's good looking

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    Shay May 13, 2017

    MY BBY!!

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    Mexu2d May 13, 2017 - edited

    I love Luhan as well!!!!!!! He's amazing, you should watch Fighter of the destiny on Kissasan. I find the subs better and I think they're faster.

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      iXiumin May 14, 2017

      Kissasian is pretty slow, the way to get them the fastest is from the Youtube channel.

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    Klaudia May 13, 2017

    I'm not EXO fan (but I have nothing against them), but I really like him - he seems to be funny person and I'm happy that his career in china is going well.
    I watched 'the Witness' and the movie was good

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    dramalatte May 13, 2017

    i am fan of exo, i like luhan (though my fav one was kris) and i haven't seen any of works yet. this is a nice list for me to get started on watching some of his works. thanks

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    Angelica May 13, 2017

    I first saw him in Back To 20 and after i was like 'GOSH HE'S CUTE' and then i watched The Witness and i fell for him all over again but then i had all my kpop groups to look after so i kinda tried to stop myself from stanning him but then i saw him in a video of EXO and i was like 'OMFG I DIDN'T KNOW HE WAS IN EXO' because i never really had much of an interest in EXO haha but they're great XD anyways after my mom asked me to watch The Great Wall with her (she's a big fan of Matt haha) and i saw Luhan i was like DUDE IT'S LUHAN and she looked at me like i was an idiot and then a few weeks ago i started watching Fighter of the Destiny and now i'm hooked! And my fave song is That Good Good too!!!

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