First look at Lei Jiayin, Xin Baiqing, Song Jia, Yin Tao in A Lifelong Journey

Based on Liang Xiaosheng’s award-winning novel of the same name, A Lifelong Journey 人世间 chronicles the rapid modernisation of China as seen through the eyes of a pair of siblings played by Lei Jiayin and Song Jia. Xin Baiqing and Yin Tao costar.

The CCTV-produced drama is directed by Li Lu (In the Name of the People) and written by Wang Hailing (Chinese Style Divorce) and Wang Daou.

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Promo Round-up: The Long Ballad

The Long Ballad stars Dilraba as a Tang dynasty princess on the run, and Wu Lei as an enemy general and her love interest. [Extended Synopsis]

The 50 episode drama will premiere tonight at 10:30pm (CN time), continue releasing 2 episodes on Thursday and Friday at 8pm and then revert to a Monday-Wednesday release schedule from next week onwards.

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Promo round-up: No Boundary

No Boundary / Yuzhao Ling Season 1 玉昭令 stars Zhang Yishang as Duan Mucui, a deity who has set up a sect in the mortal world to catch the demons and prevent them from remaining in the mortal world. Darren Chen costars as royal guard Zhan Yan and the heroine’s love interest.

Based on Weiyu’s Fantasies in Kaifeng, the drama should be available with English subs on iQ / iQiyi app.

Insert song by Zhang Zining

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First look at Xiao Zhan, Ren Min in upcoming fantasy romance

Upcoming melo romance Faraway Beauty 玉骨遥 (literal translation) stars Ren Min as Zhuyan, a princess of Kongsang empire who escapes from an arranged marriage. Xiao Zhan plays Shiying, a prince of the Kingdom of Kongsang who is banished to the remote mountains and ends up as her teacher and love interest.

Directed by Jiang Jiajun (The Legend of Xiao Chuo) and written by Wu Yingying (The Wife’s Lies, Bubu Jingqing), the Tencent series is a very loose adaption of Cang Yue’s fantasy romance novel Zhuyan.

玉骨 can refer to either a corpse or a beauty, and I’ve chosen to go with the latter…

Promo Round-up: Twelve Legends

The drama will consist of several standalone stories, much like Tangren’s previous Liaozhai and Fox series.

Twelve Legends tells of the thousand year romance between a luminous night pearl (Nazha as the human form) and a rock (Jasper Liu as the human form). [Extended Synopsis]

The 32 episode drama premieres on Youku tonight.

Trailer 1

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Qin Lan, Dylan Wang’s modern romance releases first teaser

The Rational Life 理智派生活 (previously The Woman Who Cannot Fall in Love 无法恋爱的理智派) stars Qin Lan (We Are All Alone) as our thirtysomething heroine who must decide between her younger true love (Wang Hedi) or her crafty yet much more suitable superior (Li Zonghan).

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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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