Lantern Festival drama posters

Here’s a round-up of Lantern Festival poster/stills released for upcoming (and one currently airing) dramas.  Happy Lantern Festival!

The Longest Day in Chang’an – Yi Yangqianzi 

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Heavenly Sword Dragon Slaying Sabre releases new posters, concept art

Zeng Shunxi as the embodiment of Tai-chi Zhang Wuji

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.

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Tang dynasty mystery drama Miss Truth releases first stills

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.

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Goodbye My Princess airs tonight

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!

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Promo Round-up: Queen Dugu

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:

 

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Long for you is basically Moonshine & Valentine 2.0

 No, this isn’t a The Wandering Earth poster.

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.

 

Find a guy who looks at you like the way you look at puppies.

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Youth wuxia romance drama An Inch of Lovesickness confirms cast

An Inch of Lovesickness 一寸相思 (lit.) is loosely based on Ziwei Liunian’s novel of the same name, and has cast relatively new actors Zhang Yao (When We Were Young), Zhang Yaqin (Legend of Fuyao) as leads. Xu Mengyuan (My Huckleberry Friends), Deng Yuli, Zou Tingwei (Ashes of Love) and Zheng Hao (Tribes and Empires) costar.

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Anti-narcotics web drama The Thunder releases stills and trailer

The Thunder stars Huang Jingyu as a police officer who commences an investigation into a powerful drug cartel with the help of his adopted father and biological father, played by Wu Gang and Simon Yam respectively. Veterans Wang Jinsong and Zhang Xilin costar as the main antagonists. [Extended Synopsis]

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