Qi Wei Sings for New Drama “Still Lala”

Qi Wei and David Wang for Still Lala
Qi Wei rocking the black wedding gown

Since its publication in 2007, the novel Du Lala’s Promotion (杜拉拉升职记) has spawned two movies, two TV dramas, one stage drama, and one webdrama. Now the story is headed back to television, with a new TV drama titled Still Lala (我是杜拉拉) and starring Qi Wei and David Wang (Wang Yaoqing).

Still Lala is based on the fourth and final book in the Du Lala series and serves as the third part in the Du Lala TV series, following Wang Luodan‘s A Story of Lala’s Promotion (杜拉拉升职记) and Jiao Junyan‘s Lala’s Shining Days (杜拉拉之似水年华). The titular Du Lala is now in her 30s and enjoying life as an HR manager and a happily married wife. However, a new female coworker threatens to turn her life upside down.

Qi Wei sings the song’s ending theme, “Forgot to Remember” (忘了去记得), which is composed by JJ Lin and penned by award-winning writer Orson Zhang (Zhang Haochen). The MV, which is embedded below, is not all that interesting, but it’s always nice to listen to Qi Wei’s vocals and JJ Lin’s music.

Still Lala began airing on April 16 and is being broadcast on Jiangsu TV and online at Tencent. You can also watch the episodes with subs at Viki.

Son of Hero releases trailer

I wouldn’t stick my hand there if I were you…

Son of Hero has released a trailer.  Starring Gao Yunxiang, Li Man, Zhu ZixiaoLiu YuxinXie Xiangming, Zhang ZijianShi XiaolongYang TongshuWeng HongMa JunweiShang Tiantong, and Jiang Mingyang, people looking forward to this production can get a better look through the trailer.

 

Qiao Zhenyu for Song of Phoenix

Although it’s tiring to do, it’s nice to see that the drama seems to follow etiquette regarding how to stand, address people, etc.

Song of Phoenix 思美人 has released more stills of Qiao Zhenyu.  Starring Ma Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Yiyang Qianxi, Du Chun, Liu Yun, Lan Xi, Lee Hyunjae, Yin Zhusheng, Fu Yiwei, and Wang Yuelun, although some may question the authenticity of the costuming, at least they look nice.

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Music Monday: Dai Quan’s wuxia dream

What I’ve been listening to be on repeat the last two weeks:   Dai Quan‘s  rearrangement of Emil Chau’s classic wuxia theme song,  刀劍如夢 A life of fighting is but a dream.  The addition of the Chinese opera elements and the poetry recitation, combined with Dai Quan’s own rougher voice makes the song scream wuxia from beginning to end.

There’s no live of him singing this (there is a duet, but the other guy’s not very good), so you have the added treat of watching Wang Kai as Shi Taipu while listening to this.

Big Fish and Begonia releases trailers

I think those of you interested in Chinese animation will be pleasantly surprised.

Big Fish & Begonia (previously Big Fish & Chinese Flowering Crabapple) has released trailers and is planning for a July 8th release.  This is a co-production between a Chinese (Beijing Enlight Media) and South Korean company (Studio Mir behind The Legend of Korra and The Boondocks) and seems to draw inspiration from various sources as well as Chinese texts.  The project is directed by Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun.

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