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A mixed pot. I comment on whatever catches my interest. Currently watching: Back to Field

Promos round-up: Chinese Valentine’s Day 2019

Three Lives Three Worlds, The Pillow Book – Dilraba, Gao Weiguang

Here’s a round-up of teasers, posters and stills for upcoming dramas, plus one currently airing drama. Which shows are you looking forward to most?

Love and Redemption – Yuan Bingyan, Cheng Yi
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Promo Round-up: Arsenal Military Academy

Arsenal Military Academy stars Bai Lu as a cross-dressing heroine who becomes involved in a love triangle with the cynical son of a rich family Gu Yanzhen (Xu Kai) and the responsible and well-mannered Shen Junshan (Li Chengbin), and also ends up saving China in the process.

Ending theme song by Dong Li

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First look at Qin Lan, Godfrey Gao’s upcoming showbiz drama


We Are All Alone is set in the entertainment industry, and stars Qin Lan as a talent agent who must rebuild her career from scratch. Gao Yixiang plays the lawyer with the smouldering gaze. Costars include Wang Ziyi as an idol and Wang Yaoqing as the CEO of the heroine’s agency. Kara Hui and Guo Xiaoting play artists signed under the agency.

Behind the scenes (character poster shoots)
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Air date update, August 2019

Arsenal Military Academy 烈火军校 – Aug 6
Starring: Bai Lu, Xu Kai, Li Chengbin
Details: 30 episodes, weekly drama on iQiyi
Cross-dressing heroine gets involved in a love triangle with two of the most popular officers at the Academy.

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Promo Round-up: Mr. Fighting

Has the potential to be a heartwarming and feel-good drama if written well.

Mr. Fighting comes from the team behind To Be A Better Man and Mr. Right, and stars Deng Lun as a former top idol and aspiring actor who fights his way back to the top with the help of his bumbling new assistant (Ma Sichun) and her father (Han Tongsheng).

The 44 episode drama airs daily on Hunan TV beginning tonight.

Playlist of official teasers and songs. Episodes will be available on Huace’s channel tomorrow at midnight.
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Over-protective parents grow up in upcoming family drama A Little Reunion

A Little Separation’s companion series, A Little Reunion focuses on three sets of families who all go to great lengths to ensure their children perform well in the university entrance exams, yet eventually realise that perfect scores are not the be-all and end-all.

Hai Qing is the strict mother who constantly compares her son (Zhou Qi) to her nephew (Liu Qi), while Huang Lei plays the father who is always responsible for defusing the situation.

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Mid-series review: The Longest Day in Chang’an

The first half of The Longest Day in Chang’an is mesmerising, and has a very meaty setup – Zhang Xiaojing (Lei Jiayin), former police detective (buliangren) and currently a prisoner on death row, is given the near impossible mission of uprooting a terrorist group within twenty four hours. He sacrifices close friends and subordinates and willingly puts himself in mortal danger in order to save the people of Chang’an, yet is easily thrown under the bus by those in power when things get out of control.

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The King’s Avatar is now streaming on Tencent

Yang Yang and Jiang Shuying’s online gaming drama The King’s Avatar has premiered on Tencent. The 40 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Wednesday to Friday, and VIP members get a 6 episode head start. English subs will be available on Viki and possibly Tencent’s Youtube channel.

Theme song by new Tencent boyband R1SE

How does the CGI here compare to the CGI in L.O.R.D?
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Xiao Zhan, Li Qin’s Jade Dynasty unveils first teaser

The film adaptation of Xiao Ding’s xianxia novel of the same name, Jade Dynasty 诛仙 stars Xiao Zhan (The Untamed) as the ordinary protagonist who gets embroiled in the battle between good and evil.

From the released synopsis, it appears the film will not cover Guili’s arc.
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