Promo Round-up: New Legend of Madam White Snake

Another remake of the classic folk tale, New Legend of Madam White Snake stars Ju Jingyi (Legend of Yun Xi) as the titular white snake, Yu Menglong (All Out of Love) as Xu Xian, Xiao Yan (The Legends) as Xiaoqing and Pei Zitian (Legend of Haolan) as Fa Hai.

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Road-trip suspense romance drama Finding Love on the Journey releases trailer

The series is shot on location in Dali and Shangri-la of Yunnan province.  I don’t know if that moon is PS’ed in here, but it’s pretty.

Chen Xiao and Jing Tian’s road-trip suspense romance Finding Love on the Journey will be airing soon, so here’s the first trailer out to get you excited. If anything, it’s definitely the first of its genre that I’ve heard of. Based on an original script and directed by Mao Weining (An Ordinary World),  Chen Xiao plays a cop who teams up with a woman seeking to clear their name. On their road trip to Shangri-la, they become entangled in the local crime scene and an international drug smuggling corporation.  [Extended Synopsis]

Trailer below, MV here, and more stills below the cut: 

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Air date update, April 2019

New Legend of Madam White Snake 新白娘子传奇 – Apr 3
Featuring: Yu Menglong, Ju Jingyi, Xiao Yan
Details: 36 episodes, weekly drama on iQiyi
Official remake of Angie Chiu’s 1992 classic.

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Zheng Yecheng, Zhao Lusi wrap up filming for upcoming fantasy romance drama

Based on Shisi Lang’s novel of the same name, Killing All the Crows in the World (The Killing of Three Thousand Crows) 三千鸦杀 features Zhao Lusi (Oh! My Emperor) and Zheng Yecheng (An Oriental Odyssey) in a romance that transcends ten lifetimes.

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Song Qian, Luo Yunxi find themselves on opposite sides of the law in Broker

Luo Yunxi (Ashes of Love) stars as the titular broker Zhou Xiaoshan, a spy who is ordered to steal valuable research information from scientist Qiu Jianing, played by Song Qian (Moonshine and Valentine). [Extended Synopsis]

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New footage of Liu Yifei’s choreography in The Return of the Condor Heroes

Imagine doing this while also whipping your 1.6m (5 feet) wig around.

Someone recently uploaded the DVD behind the scenes for the Zhang Jizhong version of The Return of the Condor Heroes here and people are once more struck by how well the choreography and its execution by Liu Yifei fit the character of its lead Xiaolongnv. XiaoLongNv’s sashes are probably right up there with  Yang Liping’s ““Nine Yin Skeleton Claw 九阴白骨爪 as my top two Jin Yong choreographies that are both beautiful and perfectly reflect their characters.

In the book, Xiaolongnv’s fighting style is described as “a fairy or angel dancing”. Action directors Zhao Jian and Lin Feng worked to achieve this by combining elements of dance with martial arts. In designing her signature white sashes, the choreographers borrowed heavily from water sleeves of Chinese dance. While she only used white sashes a few times in the novel, her sashes become prominent here to emphasize her etherealness.

In designing her signature white sashes, the choreographers borrowed heavily from water sleeves of Chinese dance. While she only used white sashes a few times in the novel, this became her main  weapon here to emphasize her etherealness.

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The Legends set to the Wicked soundtrack, or why Zhaoyao is Elphaba

“Are people born wicked? Or do they have wickedness thrust upon them?”

A photographic essay on why Lu Zhaoyao (played by Bai Lu)  from The Legends 招摇 is Elphaba.

update: this is only true up to when she explodes the first time. After that, the series goes into original content and all consistent characterization and plot also explode.

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Ma Tianyu, Qi Wei are robots in the Humans remake

Humans uses the same English name as the British remake of the Swedish series.

In a remake of Swedish sci-fi series Real Humans, Humans 你好,安怡 (literal translation: Hello, Android), Qi Wei and Ma Tianyu head a team of conscious robots trying to adjust to the world as the world adjusts to them.  The series co-stars   Lin Ludi, Zeng Kelang, and Sun Anke as fellow robots, and Wang Cong, Zhang Heng, Han Xiuyi, Wu Yuyao, Chen Youwei as humans.

Two trailers released today shows the two leads’ plots.  Qi Wei plays An Yi, a service robot who  is actually a conscious robot  kidnapped and hacked with new software.

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Huang Zitao, Wu Qian in The Brightest Star In The Sky

Huang Zitao plays a pop idol trying to prove his worth (aka himself) in rom-com The Brightest Star In The Sky 夜空中最闪亮的星. Wu Qian plays his assistant-turned-manager and love interest , Yang Zhenzhen.   Huang Zitao is the music producer for the series and his team did the OST.  The series co-stars Niu Junfeng, Cao Xiyue, Zhao Yihuan, and Wang Jinsong.  Two episodes every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will be available online beginning March 25th.