Wang Xiaochen (Hello Joann) has been really lucky with her costars – she’s acted with dependable uncle actors Huang Lei and Zhang Jiayi, ended 2015 as Hu Ge’s love interest in Good Times, and is now confirmed as the female lead of Healing Love 幸福的理由 opposite Wallace Chung (General and I) and Qiao Zhenyu (Perfect Wedding).
The Battle at the Dawn 黎明决战 begins in the year 1946, and stars Wang Qianyuan (The Village of No Return) as the new Police Commissioner of Harbin who is tasked with uprooting all the undercover Kuomintang agents. Liu Shishi (Precious Youth) plays Song Hongling, a spy on a secretive mission who uses her romantic past with the officer to gain useful intelligence.
Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧！阿部 has more stills. Starring An Yuexi and Zheng Yecheng, it seems like those who want to watch comedies will have a couple selections to choose from soon.
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Only Side By Side With You 南方有乔木 is based on Xiaohu Ruwei’s novel of the same name and stars Bai Baihe (I Belonged To You) as Nan Qiao, a talented and aloof fuerdai (second generation nouveau riche) who designs drones. William Chan (L.O.R.D) will play Shi Yue, the man who befriends her with ulterior motives but falls in love with her instead.
This week we continue on to later in the Eastern Han Dynasty from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞 and Experiencing Dynastic Restoration 朝代復原體驗. This is the period where Chinese underwear made significant improvements to where people started to feel more comfortable wearing fabrics of lighter weight and color. This style of clothing or some variation of it persisted from the Eastern Han Dynasty and when China started to fraction into separate kingdoms into the Three Kingdoms Period, Jin Dynasty, Sixteen Kingdoms Period, and seems to have still been around in some shape or form in the Northern and Southern Dynasties.
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Season 2 of Ode to Joy has released stills of the five ladies Liu Tao, Jiang Xin, Wang Ziwen, Yang Zi and Qiao Xin and their respective pairings. I’m still interested in checking out the premiere, though I’ve been keeping hopes low after season 1 fell short of expectations.
Watch Hebe Tian and Jing Boran in their rendition of the classic Beauty and the Beast theme song for the upcoming live-action film. The translations are very non-literal and almost sounds more like a translation of Sun and Moon, but at least they both look gorgeous. Also, if you haven’t heard, Disney’s live-action Mulan is set for a Nov. 2018 release date and is expected to begin filming in April. No news on Sony’s version yet.
The Heart Painter 画心师 has released images. Starring Xiong Ziqi, Zhu Xudan, Li Junchen, Bao Tianqi, Sun Bohao, Huang Tianqi, Qiu Haoxuan, Maggie Siu, Zhong Jiufu, He Zhonghua, Gao Xiong, and Fang Xiaoxi, this drama is another funded by Sohu.
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