Posters, stills, and photoshoots that caught our eyes, mostly couples shoots from the Chinese Valentine’s Day this past week. What caught yours?Continue reading
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Photoshoots, stills, and posters that caught our eyes this week. What caught yours?Continue reading
Zhang Zifeng X Ouyang Nana are way too cute in this bbf photoshoot
Zhang Zifeng and Ouyang Nana are way too cute in this photoshoot together. Definitely one of my favorite young actresses photoshoots recently.Continue reading
Casting Call for what appears to be Netflix’s Three Body Problem
A recent casting call has appeared for what seems to be Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Three Body Problem.
Producer: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (Game of Thrones)
Filming location: UK
Filming time: November 2021 – August 2022
Casting Agency: Mr. Casting
They’re looking for men and women of Chinese descent. All of them require fluency in Chinese only except for a Chinese female age 20-30 who needs to also be fluent in English .Continue reading
Review: My Best Friend’s Story
A belated review for one of my favorite dramas of the past year, My Best Friend’s Story 流金岁月. The series by director Shen Yan is a rare Chinese modern series that romanticizes women and the relationship between them with an almost wuxia-like camaraderie. The women are imperfect. They can be greedy and worldly, idealistic and naive, ambitious and ruthless, old-fashioned and spoiled, but they’re also humans who grow and change and who are there for each other. They can be in-laws, sisters, friends, love rivals, or business rivals, but they rarely have innate jealousy for other women. Instead, unspoken loyalty (义气) is prevalent throughout most of the female and some male characters. Combined with gorgeous outfits and some enlightened casting choices, the drama is definitely one of my recent favorites.
Liu Shishi and Ni Ni star as Jiang Nansun and Zhu Suosuo, two best friends who seem to be polar opposites but are bound by their loyalty and willingness to give everything to people they love. While Jiang Nansun’s plotline is better written in both character development for its star and her relationships, Zhu Suosuo’s line succeeds with its plethora of excellent actors who added so much complexity to their characters. .Continue reading
Bai Jingting, Zhao Jinmai star in time-loop thriller Reset
Daylight Entertainment never disappoints as he returns with one of the most innovative set-ups for a drama yet. Based on the book of the same name, Reset 开端 tells of two groups of people stuck in a time loop where they keep returning to the beginning of a day or incident. Part crime thriller and part 50 First Dates, the novel could be one of the most fun adaptations of late. The series will be directed by Sun Molong (Minning Town), Suan (Mad House), and Liu Hongyuan.
In part one, Li Shiqing (Zhao Jinmai) experiences death over and over again on a bus, with each loop sending her back to the bus and back in time. To get off the bus, she accidentally dragged fellow passenger Xiao Heyun (Bai Jingting ) into the time loop. The two must try everything to make sure the bus gets to its destination safely to close the time loop.Continue reading