Ten Deadly Sins starts off a year of detectives

 Although this is like the fourth drama Zhang Han has produced, it's only the first one that's airing.  
Zhang Han’s just glad one of his four self-produced dramas is finally airing.

If you’re already paranoid by Brexit, just wait until you see the slew of psychopaths that the second half of 2016 will feature, starting with The Ten Deadly Sins 十宗罪.    Starring Zhang han, Yu Xiaotong, Eric Tsang, and newcomer Zhang Yamei, the series will air on July 20th on Youku.

Other upcoming detective series mostly focused on psychopaths include Wang Kai and Wang Ziwen’s When a Snail Falls in Love,  Yang Rong’s Memories Lost 美人为陷, Zhang Ruoyun and Jiao Junyan’s Medical Examiner Qin Ming 法医秦明 .  Upcoming films include Zhang Hanyun and Eddie Peng’s Operation Mekong, Liao Fan and Li Yifeng’s Evil Minds 心理罪, and the Alec Su-directed adaptation of The Devotion of Suspect X. 

The styling and cinematography is reminiscent of the classic Hong Kong cop films, with a nice blend of artistry and realism. The editing is creative, if not that suspenseful. But you can see for yourself:

Demon Girl to be released

Love or hate him, Yu Zheng does have the ability to make things look right in terms of production and costuming…

Demon Girl 半妖倾城 period stills while we anticipate a June 30th release date. Starring Liu Yitong, Zhang Zhehan,and  Merxat, those who have missed Yu Zheng’s costuming will be happy to know he doesn’t seem to have lost his touch in these regards.  Theme songs below.

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The Legend of Chusen reveals more sets

Despite the costumes starting to look a bit mass-produced, at least the backgrounds look nice…

The Legend of Chusen 青云志 has released more stills.  Starring Li Yifeng, Zhao Liying, Qin Junjie, Cheng Yi, Tang Yixin, Zhang Luyi, Wei Wei, Che Xiao, Xiong Naijin, Yiyang Qianxi, Wang Yuan, Wang Junkai, and Yang Zi, I’m just glad dramas are making improvements on filming locations as well because I was starting to get a bit tired of easily identifiable Hengdian sets for everything…

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Fighter of the Destiny begins filming

In the case of some of these more recent dramas, I really wish they took the money from making pretty character posters and re-allocated it to the actual production or costumes… since some things still… just look off to me… DX

Fighter of the Destiny 择天记 has started filming.  Starring Lu HanGulnazarWu QianYao DiZeng ShunxiXu LingyueJu XianhaoZhang JunzhuGao HanyuChen Shu, and Eric Tsang, this seems to be based on the novel of the same name by Mao Ni.

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Song of Phoenix destroys toilets

If you like this look, there should be quiet a few more in the coming weeks…

Song of Phoenix 思美人 and more stills.  Starring Ma Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Qiao Zhenyu, Yiyang Qianxi, Du Chun, Liu Yun, Lan Xi, Lee Hyunjae, Yin Zhusheng, Fu Yiwei, and Wang Yuelun, I am starting to wonder what we won’t have seen by the time the drama releases.

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