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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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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Review: Word of Honor: Come for the Boys’ Love, Stay for the Wuxia

“Only those who have not seen the world want to be a hero. Those who have knows every stroke of the word hero is written with blood, if not their own then that of others. I’m past the days when I want to be a hero. I’m just a wanderer among the world. What do you want to be? “
“Let them have their gathering of heroes. For a wanderer among the world, you and I suffice for me.” 

– Zhou Zishu and Wen Kexing, the leads of Word of Honor
Gorgeously cast, costumed, filmed, and written, Word of Honor is both a solid BL and a solid wuxia series.

Word of Honor 山河令 is super shippable and closer to boy’s love than bromance, but it’s also one of the best wuxia series recently.   The storytelling is the closest I’ve seen to Jin Yong in a long time, and the two leads are solid Gu Long lead material. While the rest of the world fights over the key to a cave full of wuxia secrets, our two lovebirds alone have no interest in what’s in the cave. One just wants to be left alone, while the other just want to watch the world burn.

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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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Ma Sichun, Bai Jingting’s military romance drama releases first trailer

You Are My Hero (previously translated as You Are My City and Fortress) has released the first teaser featuring Ma Sichun as a doctor and Bai Jingting as a special ops soldier.

In the trailer, Ma Sichun has a crush on the unknown soldier that rescued her two years ago, who unsurprisingly turns out to be Bai Jingting. Yay for destined romances? The drama will premiere soon on Tencent.

[Extended Synopsis]

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