New Meteor Garden new trailer, to air on July 9th

Why can’t they dress like this in the trailer.

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The latest rendition of Meteor Garden has released a finally trailer. It’s set to air on July 9th on Hunan TV.   The series stars Shen Yue as the female lead and newcomers Wang Hedi, Guan Hong, Liang Jingkang, and Wu Xize as the bully quartet F4. Dee Hsu, the younger sister of the original Shancai, will be playing the older sister of Daoming Si.

It looks like this channel on YouTube have Netflix has brought the foreign streaming rights.

 

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Wang Yuan, Ouyang Nana star in xianxia drama The Great Lord

 

Eighteen-year-olds Wang Yuan and Ouyang Nana will make their ancient drama leading debut in the latest xianxia drama The Great Lord 大主宰, which just released character posters.

They’re joined by Xu Hao, fomerly of RTA, in his first drama role and Luo Mingjie of cult film Our Shining Days fame.  Based on the book of the same name by Tianchantudou 天蚕土豆 ( Fights Break Spheres), this follows every xianxia plot of a protagonist who learns magic/martial arts through a series of accidents, dates someone who is either royalty or a god (in this case it’s both),  and must now save the world.

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Ju Jingyi, Aaron Yan, Zhang Yuxi, Han Dong, Merxat break out of prison in new drama

Prison break action flick or inspirational female educational-attainment film? Either way, it’ll probably end up being mostly a romance.

In what looks like Prison Break meets Orange is the New Black,  Ju Jingyi, Aaron Yan, Zhang Yuxi, Han Dong, and  Merxat star in Republican-era  Please Give Me a Pair of Wings 请赐我一双翅膀.  There are two versions of the plot, both from very official sources, so I’m not sure which one is real, but one that the Baidu Baike and the trailer seem  to suggest the series features the female lead hanging out and eventually teaming up with other prisoners to break out of jail after being accused of murder while her friends try to clear her name from the outside.

Trailer, alternate plot,  and lots of stills below

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Victoria Song, Ou Hao, Danson Tang star in The Moon Knows Not My Heart

 I just hope this film airs before the real estate bubble in China pops or it’s going to be really awkward.

Coming off what I feel like was the best idol drama of the year so far,  His Excelleny’s First Love /Moonshine and Valentine, Victoria Song is filming her next series with Ou Hao and Danson Tang.  The Moon Knows Not My Heart 山月不知心底事, based off the book of the same name by  Xin Yiwu (So Young, Never Gone,  is once more an extended love triangle spanning from school days to the work place.   The synopsis is very spoilery so I’m not going to translate it, but just get that the focus will either be on her journey from a poor girl to a top real estate tycoon, or a love triangle between two rich brothers and a poor girl.

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Let’s Shake It 2 finishes filming, set for summer release

I’m glad it’s still embracing all its weirdness .

Let’s Shake It 2 颤抖吧阿部之朵星风云 has already finished filming despite only having news of it being filmed two weeks ago, and is set to be released Summer 2018 (yes, this summer).   The series brings back An Yuexi and Zheng Yecheng and that’s pretty much of the main leads because they’ve timetravelled to a new time period when the leads’ dad was still a young man. I love that this series actually has fun with the possibilities of its scifi background.

Synopsis and stills below.
 

Give us back our Mickey ears!

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Sniffling Wan Qian is so pretty

This screencap almost looks like an oil painting.

This set of screencaps of Wan Qian sniffling in Lost in 1949 is so cute, I want to give her a big hug. She looks like she came out of an oil painting.

The series has a really slow, low-stakes plot and I ended up quitting a few episodes through, but started rewatching after I saw these screencaps.  Wan Qian nails her character, a timid, simple woman who wants to avoid trouble, but at the same time wants to help her deceased husband’s cause. She doesn’t have big visions of the future or speak in slogans, but just wants to do what she can to help those around her. Chen Kun’s characters were a bit exaggerated earlier on but both have grown on me.   Plus, the three leads now have great chemistry, and now I’m struggling between which Qiao brother I ship more with Wan Qian’s character.

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