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

Promo round-up: Palace of Devotion

Palace of Devotion (previously Poetry of the Song Dynasty) stars Liu Tao as Liu E and chronicles her ascent to power and relationship with husband Emperor Zhenzong of Song (Vic Chou). [Extended]

The 61 episode drama releases 2 episodes every day except Friday on iQiyi/Tencent/Youku.

Teaser 2, Theme song by Tan Weiwei

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Jiang Shuying, Liu Mintao are Ladies of Law in upcoming workplace drama

In Lady of Law 女士的法则, Jiang Shuying plays Xu Jie, a trainee solicitor who is tasked by one of the partners to investigate whether another partner was actually involved in a corruption scheme. Fellow lawyer Liu Mintao happens to be the daughter of the partner charged with corruption, and the two work together to unveil the truth. Peng Yuchang costars as Xu Jie’s younger love interest.

The 40 episode drama is directed by Li Jiangming (Brilliant Girls), and began filming yesterday.

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First promos for Hu Yitian, Chen Yuqi’s time-travelling romance

See You Again 超时空罗曼史 stars Hu Yitian as Xiang Qinyu, a famous Republican-era actor who somehow finds himself in modern China. He meets rookie screenwriter and fangirl Jin Ahyin (Chen Yuqi), and a bickering romance begins.

Directed by Huang Yingxiang (Your Fukubukuro), the 24 episode drama began filming a week ago.

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Married with kids: Wu Qian, Zhang Yujian

This Weibo post from Zhang Yujian confirms the open secret that he is married to I Only Like You costar Wu Qian, and that the two have a daughter. Congrats to the couple!

The actor is visibly annoyed that he was forced to make the announcement because the paparazzi wouldn’t leave his family alone (as anyone would be), but reactions were mixed given his handling of the rumours over the past year:

We dated, married, and now have an adorable child – steps were taken to ensure all legal procedures were completed. It’s okay if you reproach me, because I don’t know you, and don’t have to tell you anything. I only want my kid to have a normal childhood – you really shouldn’t have taken pictures of my daughter and revealed her name. It is her parents’ fault that she wasn’t protected well enough. Her mother is also very upset. Make sure this doesn’t happen again.

Jing Tian, Cheng Yi begin filming upcoming xianxia romance

There was some grumbling going on about Jing Tian’s costumes, so hopefully the lack of official posters means H&R Century is going back and redoing the actress’ look.

Update 04/02: Jing Tian’s costume fitting was actually for another Huanrui drama. H&R Century has reached an agreement with their own artiste Yang Zi for her to take on the role, despite an initial rejection from the actress and several days of online protests from fans.

Agarwood Like Crumbs (lit.) 沉香如屑 stars Jing Tian (Rattan) as Yan Dan, descendant of the four-leaf lotus, meaning she is a medicinal wonder from head to toe. After transforming into human form, she encounters her love trial in Lord Yingyuan (Cheng Yi).

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Promo Round-up: Rattan

Rattan wasn’t really on my to-watch radar, but this trailer has really piqued my interest – Jing Tian plays Siteng, a resurrected demon from the Republican era, while Zhang Binbin is the ordinary human who gets entangled in her revenge plans. [Extended Synopsis]

The 30 episode drama releases 2 EPS every Sunday-Tuesday on Tencent / iQiyi / Youku beginning tonight.

Spring teaser, Romance teaser

Zhou Xun, Huang Lei begin filming upcoming family drama Xiaomin’s Home

I loved A Little Reunion, and I am so pumped for this show.

Xiaomin’s Home 小敏家 is helmed by Wang Jun (Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace, A Little Reunion) and reunites April Rhapsody and Ripening Orange costars Zhou Xun and Huang Lei after almost two decades.

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First look at Zhang Yuqi, Gao Weiguang in The Outsider

Zhang Yuqi as Su Mo

Modern romance drama The Outsider 误入浮华 stars Zhang Yuqi as the ordinary employee who gets embroiled in her boss’ (Gao Weiguang) office politics as he fights for power within the family business.

The 38 episode drama is directed by Cui Liang (Another Me) and written by Zhang Jie (Legend of Qingnang).

Gao Weiguang as Wang Ju’an
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