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A mixed pot. I comment on whatever catches my interest.

Mao Zijun, Yi Bochen’s friendship drama premieres tonight

Republican-era drama Grieved to find you unlike the moon 恨君不似江楼月 (lit.) revolves around the friendship between the morally ambiguous police detective Jiang Yuelou (Mao Zijun) and doctor (Yi Bochen). Directed by He Shupei (And The Winner Is Love), the 36 episode drama premieres on Mango TV tonight at 6pm (CN time).

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Yang Yang joins Zhao Lusi in wuxia romance Who Rules the World

Who Rules the World 且试天下 (lit.) stars Yang Yang as Feng Lanxi and Zhao Lusi as Feng Xiyun. They’re both described as ambitious and extremely intelligent people who also happen to be the crown prince/princess of their respective kingdoms. They entered jianghu at a young age, and are known by their similar-sounding pseudonyms Hei Fengxi and Bai Fengxi.

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Red carpet round-up: 2020 Weibo Awards Ceremony

Another year of the Weibo awards, another year of marvelling at how great all the actresses look.

Select list of attendees: Angelababy, Huang Xiaoming, Bai Jingting, Bai Yu, Deng Chao, Sun Li, Dilraba, Guan Xiaotong, Lu Han, Kris Wu, Huang Zitao, Zhang Yixing, Jin Chen, Li Bingbing, Li Xian, Zhou Dongyu, Liu Haocun, Mao Xiaotong, Ni Ni, Zhao Liying, Song Qian, Song Weilong, Tan Songyun, Tang Yan, Tong Liya, Tong Yao, Wang Kai, Cai Xukun, Wang Yibo, Xiao Zhan, Yang Zi & Yang Mi.

The cast of Hi, Mom – Shen Teng, director Jia Ling, Zhang Xiaofei. The movie has topped $700M USD to become China’s third-highest grossing film ever.
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Promo Round-up: The Sword and The Brocade

The Sword and The Brocade 锦心似玉 stars Wallace Chung and Tan Songyun as the leads who initially marry each other to secure a political union, yet eventually fall deeply in love with each other.

The 45 episode drama will release 2 episodes every night until March 3rd, then every Monday – Wednesday thereon.

Playlist of promos
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Wuxia bromance Word of Honor releases first trailer

Word of Honor (previously A Tale of the Wanderers) has released its first trailer, and after watching it I have no idea what the main plot is. Starring Zhang Zhehan, Gong Jun and Zhou Ye, the 36 episode drama is premiering tonight. within the next couple of days on Youku.

Edit: The series will begin streaming tonight at 6pm CN time. Members can watch 1 episode a day (4 tonight) and pay to watch in advance beginning March 19th.

Gao Yuanyuan, Zhang Luyi, Wang Yaoqing cast in upcoming modern romance

Tangren (Chinese Paladin 1 & 3, Bubu Jingxin) has hired former employee Lin Yufen (Love O2O, Eternal Love, Love and Destiny) to helm Perfect Couple 完美伴侣, a story that focuses on the shaky marriage between a top securities lawyer (Gao Yuanyuan) and her house husband (Zhang Luyi).

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Filming begins for Liu Yifei, Chen Xiao’s Song Dynasty female ensemble drama A Dream of Splendor

A Dream of Splendor 梦华录 stars Liu Yifei (Mulan) as Zhao Pan’er, the owner of a Hangzhou teahouse who is abandoned by her husband-to-be Ouyang Xu after he ranks third in the national examinations. She embarks on a journey to the capital Bianjing to seek justice for herself, and helps Song Yinzhang (Lin Yun) and Sun Sanniang (Liu Yan) escape their abusive marriages along the way.

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Dilraba, Ren Jialun begin filming fantasy romance The Blue Whisper

Part 1 of The Blue Whisper is titled Our First Encounter 驭鲛记之与君初相识 and stars Dilraba as Ji Yunhe, the most powerful demon controller in the valley. She is ordered by Princess Shunde to tame the beautiful merman Changyi (Ren Jialun) and have him do three things: speak the human language, transform the tail into a pair legs and stay absolutely loyal to the princess. Unfortunately, their difference in social status and race leads to several misunderstandings, and their romance takes a melodramatic turn.

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