卷首语 EDITOR'S LETTER
The wait is finally over for the millions of Game of Thrones fans around the world: the seventh season will premier on 16th July. Personally, I can't wait! To get you in the mood, in this issue we have interviewed Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who is also featured on our front cover. You may know him better as Queen Cersei's twin brother, Jaime Lannister.
Game of Thrones, produced by HBO, has now become one of the most successful TV series of all time. But it is not the only game in town. These days there is a remarkable amount of high-quality TV available to watch. There is a war waging to produce the best TV, with the two Internet giants Netflix and Amazon Prime, leading the charge. The BBC has also raised its game in recent years, producing some fine historical drama. In the last year, 400 high-quality original TV shows were produced, compared to less than half this number five years ago. The clear winners of this “TV war” are of course the viewers. We have never had such a feast of entertainment. Let's hope this war never ends!
When you are not watching your TV, we hope that you will find time to enjoy some of the other inspiring feature articles in this issue. We report on a stunning architectural design project in Shanghai from Zhou Jun, a thought-provoking new art exhibition from Lin Ke, and we also feature creative new works from my favorite artist Joyce Ho from Taiwan, China. And, as usual, we bring you the best of fashion and travel.
And whatever you do, make sure you don't miss Here’s the Scoop in our Highlife section, where we report on where to find the very best ice-cream in Shanghai. It's going to get hot in Shanghai this summer, but the VANTAGE team will always help you stay cool!
对全球数百万《权力的游戏》粉丝来讲，漫长的等待即将告一段落——该剧第七季即将于7月16日首播，连我也有些迫不及待了！本期，我们就请到了剧中詹姆· 兰尼斯特的扮演者尼古拉· 科斯特-瓦尔道，让读者们进一步了解这位来自“君临大陆”的荧幕硬汉。