The Yinyang Master is based off Netease’s Onmyoji and stars Chen Kun as anti-hero(?) Qingming and Zhou Xun as his former master/partner. The film is set to be released on Chinese New Year 2021. [Extended]Continue reading
Well isn’t this an entertaining way to end 2020. Popular author / screenwriter / director Guo Jingming‘s second novel Never-flower in Never-dream was found by the court to have plagiarised Zhuang Yu’s In and Out of the Circle in 2003, yet has never admitted or apologised for plagiarism until today. Guo published a Weibo post at 12am describing it as an “unhealable wound” he was “loathe to face”.
Guo Jingming had offered to pay Zhuang Yu all the royalties he earned from selling Never-flower in Never-dream or alternatively if she didn’t accept his offer, he would donate all his profit to charity.Continue reading
Her Fantastic Adventures 第二次初见 stars Song Yiren (Professional Single) as a shot put athlete with a love for pork. She accidentally time travels after being forced to leave her career behind, getting rejected by her first love and arguing with her mum.Continue reading
The Ideal City 理想之城 stars Sun Li (I Will Find You A Better Home) as Su Xiao, a quantity surveyor who claws her way back up the ladder in the male-dominated architecture industry after undergoing various tribulations. Mark Chao plays her love interest Xia Ming.
Based on the novel by Ruohua Ranran and directed by Liu Jin (The Perfect Partner), the 40 episode drama recently wrapped up filming.Continue reading
My Best Friend’s Story stars Liu Shishi and Ni Ni as friends who support each other through thick and thin. I’m halfway through the other friendship drama Dear Missy, and I think it would be wise to view this as a drama that focuses on each of the female lead’s romances, with a touch of womance sprinkled on top.
The 38 episode drama airs 2 episodes daily on CCTV-8.Continue reading
The Controllers has been renamed to The Confidence 阳光之下, and stars Peng Guanying and Cai Wenjing in a cat-and-mouse game between a deranged criminal and a heroine who doesn’t suffer from Stockholm syndrome.
The 40 episode drama released 4 episodes this afternoon for Mango TV members – it should be officially available for international viewers in a couple of days.
Acclaimed melodrama Too Late To Say I Love You costars Wallace Chung and Li Xiaoran will be playing reunited lovers in For the Rest of My Life 往后余生 (lit.), an adaption of Feiwo Sicun’s novel of the same name.Continue reading
Shockwave 2 stars Andy Lau as a former bomb disposal technician who becomes the prime suspect in a terrorist attack. Sean Lau costars as the hero’s former colleague, while Ni Ni plays the chief inspector of the counter-terrorism unit and the hero’s ex-girlfriend.
The film premieres in Chinese theatres on December 24th.