Period drama The Long Ballad 长歌行 stars Dilraba as Tang-dynasty princess Li Changge, daughter of crown prince Li Jiancheng. Her father was assassinated at Xuanwu Gate in a palace coup by Li Shimin, and she has sworn to get revenge by overthrowing her uncle.(more…)
The remake of Japanese drama Mother, Imperfect Love stars Zhou Xun as Lin Xuzhi, the ‘mother’ who ‘kidnaps’ one of her students (Chen Sinuo) after discovering she is being abused. Angie Chiu plays Lin Xuzhi’s biological mother and Kara Hui plays her adopted mother.
The 30 minute x 22 episodes web drama releases 2 episodes every Friday and Saturday on Tencent. English subs will be available on WeTV.(more…)
Jackie Chan-produced web drama The Sleuth of Ming Dynasty has released its first teaser, and stars Guan Hong, Fu Mengbo and Liu Yaoyuan as a crime-solving trio in ancient China. If nothing else, at least the action sequences should be good.
The drama will begin streaming on iQiyi on April 1st.
Republican detective comedy My Roommate is a Detective 民国奇探 stars Hu Yitian, Zhang Yunlong and Xiao Yan as a team who band up to solve cases.
The 36 episode drama airs weekly on iQiyi (Eng subs on app) beginning tonight.(more…)
Forgetting You, Remembering Love (lit.) 忘记你，记得爱情 is a remake of Ming Dao and Joe Chen’s hit 2005 Taiwanese drama and stars Jin Ze (Hello Joann 2) as the spoiled heir Shan Junhao. He loses his memory in an accident and falls in love with the seemingly materialistic Ye Tianyu (Xing Fei).
The drama releases 2 episodes every Mon – Wed on Mango TV / Tencent.(more…)
If Time Flows Back stars Jin Dong, Li Zonghan and Li Naiwen as fortysomething men who try to escape their failed marriages by livin’ the high life, only to find that it doesn’t solve anything. Jiang Xin, Zuo Xiaoqing, Zhao Ziqi and Fu Jing costar.
The 45 episode drama airs daily on Dragon TV / Beijing TV.(more…)
Starring Huang Xiaoming and Yin Zheng, bromance + peking opera drama Winter Begonia will begin releasing episodes on iQiyi tonight. Charmaine Sheh costars as Huang Xiaoming’s jealous wife.
An accompanying show will tell the story behind each of the Peking Opera pieces in the show. It’ll be hosted by Peking Opera artist Wang Peiyu, who is perfect for this. She did a podcast doing something similar and it was entertaining and informative even for the casual listener.(more…)
Season 2 of Novoland: The Castle in the Sky revolves around the romance between the queen of the winged tribe (Wang Yuwen) and her stone-faced teacher (Xu Zhengxi). The 34 episode drama releases 2 eps every Thurs-Sat on Tencent beginning tomorrow. English subs should be available a day or two later on WeTV/Youtube.(more…)
Sports rom-com Skate into Love stars Wu Qian and Zhang Xincheng as childhood frenemies-turned-college classmates who are encouraged to follow their dreams. The 40 episode drama airs daily on Jiangsu TV / Zhejiang TV. It’s available on Youtube with English subs.(more…)