Set against the backdrop of 1980s Guangzhou, Dear Mayang Street stars Xu Weizhou and Tan Songyun as young sweethearts who eventually split when the former becomes involved with gangsters and criminals. Niu Junfeng costars as the kind second male lead who carries a torch for the heroine.
The 37 episode drama premieres on Youku tonight (22nd). Release schedule at the end of the post.(more…)
Zhao Wei returns to drama land after six years in As Long As We Are Together 学区房. She will be playing He Chunru, the mum who believes in taking a laissez-faire attitude when it comes to her son’s education.(more…)
Black Lighthouse is a legal drama starring Wu Qian as an intern who relies on instinct to solve cases and Yang Le as a prosecutor. [Extended Synopsis]
The 30 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Wednesday and Thursday on Mango TV.
The Blooms at Ruyi Pavilion 如意芳霏 stars Ju Jingyi and Zhang Zhehan as leads who can foresee the future through dreams. After realising that the heroine would suffer a tragic death, they join hands to try and change their destiny.
The 40 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Wed-Fri beginning tonight (21st).(more…)
Republican drama The Justice 光芒 stars Zhang Xincheng (Go Ahead) as a young man from an ordinary background who has worked extremely hard to stabilise himself in the finance industry. Somehow he ends up marrying a banker’s daughter Lizi (Cai Wenjing), and the two eventually fall in love and even found a bank together.(more…)
The Golden Eagle Awards has finally decided to untangle its messy awards categories, and created a Best Actor/Actress award where the nominations are mostly based on merit. You can tell they were trying really hard when it came to choosing winners, though it’ll take a few more rounds before the awards are going to regain its reputation.(more…)
I know this is old news, but I just saw it today so it’s new to me. Chinese-American singer-actor Victor Ma gave an interview a while ago discussing his Hollywood endeavors, where he says he got passed for roles because he didn’t “look Asian enough.” In particular, he was told his eyes were too large for a role in The Maze Runner (his eyes aren’t even that large compared to most Chinese celebs).
“I auditioned for The Maze Runner. The role went to a Korean-American, his name is Ki Hong Lee. The role was down to me and him. The audition was a last call. The reason why they didn’t want me was first, I was still a minor and it was more difficult to work with night schedules. That’s one thing. Second of all, the casting told me was that “You don’t look Asian enough.” ****. When I asked him why, he told me “Ki-hoon has smaller eyes than yours.” I was like, oh my god, are you kidding me.”-Victor Ma
This is one topic that I personally find really obvious, but is often difficult to discuss without making it sound like a criticism of certain looks. It’s nice to have someone to actually come out and say it’s definitely true.(more…)
September and October are traditionally the most high-quality fashion covers, but it seems like November is way, way better this year. Perhaps because the magazines don’t feel so pressured to have the biggest (safest) names bound by restraints, November covers so far are so much more modern in aesthetics.
Here’s a round-up of photos that caught our eyes recently. If you haven’t seen it yet, I also love Chen Man’s Zhao Wei photoshoot.(more…)