Miss Truth 大唐女法医 is based on Xiutang’s novel of the same name, and stars idol Zhou Jieqiong (Kyulkyung of I.O.I) as Ran Yan, an astute medical examiner who embarks on a journey to find her mother’s killer and solves several murder cases along the way.
Chris Li and Chen Man open the new year with another awesome collaboration. I love the crazy combination of bright colors, the blush that somehow works with the cartoon Mickey Mouse bag, and bold earrings, and traditional lanterns.
I have been addicted to the chorus of Goodbye My Princess’ theme song First Encounter ever since it made its debut in the third teaser, and now they’ve finally released the full version ahead of its premiere on Youku at 8pm (CN).
The 52 episode drama will release 1 episode every night, while members get a 4 episode head start. Happy Valentine’s Day, and happy watching!
A round of applause for The Sound Season 2, guys. The variety show has invited four of my favourite actresses – Wan Qian (Tribes and Empires, Lost in 1949), Liu Mintao (The Disguiser, upcoming The Love of Hypnosis), Qin Hailu (Red Sorghum, White Deer Plain) and Li Qin (White Deer Plain, Princess Agents)– to participate in the fourth episode, which airs on the 15th.
Queen Dugu chronicles the life of the titular empress Dugu Qieluo, played by Joe Chen (Big Brother). Chen Xiao (Red Rose) costars as her husband Yang Jian, who would later found the Sui Dynasty.
The 50 episode drama will release 2 episodes every Monday to Thursday on Youtube, Youku, Tencent and iQiyi beginning tonight. VIP members get an 8 episode head start.
Theme song by Joey Yung:
With a similar plot (thousand-year-old male lead vs true love female lead) and even the exact same supporting female actress playing the also thousand-year-old unrequited third wheel, Long for you 我与你的光年距离Ⅱ is basically an over-filtered version of Moonlight & Valentine. The fantasy series is not related to the first one (which was very boring) and stars mostly up-and-coming new actors. You can watch the whole series on Youtube here.
Ye Gu (Riley Wang) plays a Time Lord tasked with saving people by manipulating time and space. However, during one of his assignments, he becomed mysteriously bonded to Xia Xi (Xu Xiaonuo) so that whenever she is frightened, he apparates to her side as her “immortal servant”. Meanwhile, Xia Xi’s adopted brother (Wanyan Luorong) and his immortal professor (Zhang Baijia), are setting up a exhibit focused on the mysterious Jing dynasty and they’re all searching for an artifact that bears striking resemblance to Xia Xi’s heirloom necklace.
Faced with the threat of the sun swallowing up the Earth, humans chose to embark on a 2500 year journey to find a new place in the universe for their home, Earth. The ambitious plan involves three hundred years of scientists around the world building ten thousand propellers around the Earth, stopping the Earth’s rotation, and then finally propelling the Earth into its long journey into the dark night. But first, they must get out of the solar system by escaping Jupiter’s gravitational pull.
The almost as ambitious film The Wandering Earth 流浪地球 is half disaster film, half space thriller, and a full classic holiday film about the importance of going home for the holidays. While not nearly as polished as Hollywood blockbusters (and with a fraction of the budget), the film offers uniquely Chinese visions of the future that makes it stand-out. Despite its clear flaws, the Frant Gwo-direct film has a solid plot, suspenseful and well-shot action scenes for both its earth disaster and space scenes, plenty of scenes that appeals to your inner holiday spirit, and solid CGI combined with imaginative setups that makes this the historical breakthrough Chinese sci-fi has been waiting for a long time.
imax trailer for the film: