Here’s a round-up of Lantern Festival poster/stills released for upcoming (and one currently airing) dramas. Happy Lantern Festival!
Upcoming series Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber the ninth , the most morally grey and political of the Condor Trilogy, released an artsy set of new posters and some concept art in anticipation of its release sometimes soon. The series stars Zeng Shunxi, Chen Yuqi, and Zhu Xudan.
Miss Truth 大唐女法医 is based on Xiutang’s novel of the same name, and stars idol Zhou Jieqiong (Kyulkyung of I.O.I) as Ran Yan, an astute medical examiner who embarks on a journey to find her mother’s killer and solves several murder cases along the way.
Chris Li and Chen Man open the new year with another awesome collaboration. I love the crazy combination of bright colors, the blush that somehow works with the cartoon Mickey Mouse bag, and bold earrings, and traditional lanterns.
Fantasy comedy romance drama There Was Once A Spirit Sword Mountain 从前有座灵剑山 stars up-and-coming actors Xu Kai (Story of Yanxi Palace) and Zhang Rongrong (Legend of the Demon Cat) as leads.
Here’s a round-up of Valentine’s Day poster/stills released by upcoming (and a few currently airing) dramas. Here’s to hoping you will all have a drama lead-worthy romance of your own.
I have been addicted to the chorus of Goodbye My Princess’ theme song First Encounter ever since it made its debut in the third teaser, and now they’ve finally released the full version ahead of its premiere on Youku at 8pm (CN).
The 52 episode drama will release 1 episode every night, while members get a 4 episode head start. Happy Valentine’s Day, and happy watching!
A round of applause for The Sound Season 2, guys. The variety show has invited four of my favourite actresses – Wan Qian (Tribes and Empires, Lost in 1949), Liu Mintao (The Disguiser, upcoming The Love of Hypnosis), Qin Hailu (Red Sorghum, White Deer Plain) and Li Qin (White Deer Plain, Princess Agents)– to participate in the fourth episode, which airs on the 15th.
Queen Dugu chronicles the life of the titular empress Dugu Qieluo, played by Joe Chen (Big Brother). Chen Xiao (Red Rose) costars as her husband Yang Jian, who would later found the Sui Dynasty.
The 50 episode drama will release 2 episodes every Monday to Thursday on Youtube, Youku, Tencent and iQiyi beginning tonight. VIP members get an 8 episode head start.
Theme song by Joey Yung:
With a similar plot (thousand-year-old male lead vs true love female lead) and even the exact same supporting female actress playing the also thousand-year-old unrequited third wheel, Long for you 我与你的光年距离Ⅱ is basically an over-filtered version of Moonlight & Valentine. The fantasy series is not related to the first one (which was very boring) and stars mostly up-and-coming new actors. You can watch the whole series on Youtube here.
Ye Gu (Riley Wang) plays a Time Lord tasked with saving people by manipulating time and space. However, during one of his assignments, he becomed mysteriously bonded to Xia Xi (Xu Xiaonuo) so that whenever she is frightened, he apparates to her side as her “immortal servant”. Meanwhile, Xia Xi’s adopted brother (Wanyan Luorong) and his immortal professor (Zhang Baijia), are setting up a exhibit focused on the mysterious Jing dynasty and they’re all searching for an artifact that bears striking resemblance to Xia Xi’s heirloom necklace.