Flashback: Chinese Paladin

It’s been exactly 15 years since Chinese Paladin first aired, and the series has remained my favourite xianxia drama ever since.

A flashback series of photos of Chinese Paladin 仙剑奇侠传 featuring Hu Ge, Liu Yifei, Ady An, Esther Liu, Bryan Wong, Eddie Peng and Tse Kwanho among others. Unlike many of the recent xianxia / 仙侠 dramas that focus solely on the romance or fantasy aspect and forgo the equally important code of chilvalry (侠), this one had equal parts romance, adventure and friendship.

Ah Sang’s Always Very Quiet, my favourite song from the soundtrack.
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Promo Round-up: Three Lives Three Worlds, The Pillow Book

Eternal Love of Dream / Three Lives Three Worlds, The Pillow Book follows the two thousand year-long romance between a nine-tailed fox deity (Dilraba) and the much revered Lord Donghua (Gao Weiguang).

The 56 episode drama releases 2 eps every Thurs-Sat with six additional episodes for VIP members and additional episodes for ordering beginning Feb 20th. English subs will be available on Tencent / WeTV app.

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Luo Yunxi, Chen Feiyu cast in BL-novel adapted drama

Immortality 皓衣行 is based on Roubao Buchi Rou’s novel The Husky and His White Cat Shizun/Teacher 二号和他的白猫师尊. Luo Yunxi plays the grandmaster of the cultivation world while Chen Feiyu is his rebellious disciple who eventually turns over a new leaf. Chen Yao costars as one of the other two disciples.

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Promo Round-up: Handsome Siblings

The latest remake of Handsome Siblings comes from the director of Mengfei Comes Across and the second writer of Legend of the Condor Heroes 2017, and stars Hu Yitian and Chen Zheyuan as brothers who have been groomed to turn against each other.

CCTV-8 will air 3 episodes daily and run for 44 episodes, while iQiyi will be streaming the full 53 episode version (2 eps daily).

Romance teaser, Hu Yitian BTS, Opening by Jin Zhiwen, Ending by Liu Xijun

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