New Return of the Condor Heroes releases two sets of character posters

New Return of the Condor Heroes (I refuse to acknowledge their official title The New Version of the Candor Heroes) made headlines yesterday after releasing a set of badly photoshopped posters, and tried to salvage the sinking drama by releasing a new set featuring Yang Guo (Tong Mengshi) and Xiaolongnv (Mao Xiaohui)…except I don’t think they succeeded.

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Ninth drama adaption of Return of the Condor Heroes reveals cast

The latest adaption of Return of the Condor Heroes / Romance of the Condor Heroes 神雕侠侣 has confirmed Tong Mengshi (Colourful Bones) as Yang Guo, new actress Mao Xiaohui as Xiaolongnü and award-winning young actress Wen Qi (Eagles and Youngster) as Guo Xiang.

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Deng Lun, Li Yitong star in upcoming period idol drama

After rain, the flowering crab-apple turns into rouge 海棠经雨胭脂透 has released stills of the cast, and features Deng Lun (Ode to Joy 2), Li Yitong (Legend of the Condor Heroes 17) and Ying Haoming (Grandmaster of Taichi) in a messy love triangle set in the republican era.

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Department Six to be released

With the amount of dramas waiting for release or airing, this is going to be me sometime in the future.

Department Six has released more stills and will be releasing on June 20th.  Starring Raymond Lam, Dilraba, Alex Fong, Ying Haoming, Guo Ruixi, Huang Wenhao, He Zhonghua, and Li Dongheng, those looking for a Ming dynasty drama can probably look forward to this… and the 25-minute trailer to spoil just about everything… here (You have been warned!)

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Raymond Lam clowns around for Department Six

I’m going to question knitting and yarn in the Ming dynasty…. and now there’s a release date…

Department Six has released more stills and a release date set on June 20th.  Starring Raymond Lam, Dilraba, Alex FongYing HaomingGuo RuixiHuang WenhaoHe Zhonghua, and Li Dongheng, a better look at the setting of the drama below.

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Colorful costuming for Department Six

It is time we bring awareness to Chronic Useless Distress Disorder. Those afflicted find themselves regressing into shadows of their former selves, unable to function in daily life above getting themselves into trouble and falling over at the most inopportune moments.  Other possible symptoms include miraculous survival of deadly encounters to prolong their suffering and chronic bedtime PTSD…

Department Six, starring Raymond Lam, Dilraba, Alex Fong, Ying Haoming, Guo Ruixi, Huang Wenhao, He Zhonghua, and Li Dongheng, has released more stills.  After seeing these stills, I have to say I seem to be feeling a bit better about this drama.

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Raymond Lam, Dilraba fight crime in Department Six

I’m starting to feel like there is an unhealthy attachment between the costume designer and shoulder tassels…

Department Six has released more stills.  Starring Raymond Lam, Dilraba, and Alex Fong, those looking forward to this drama can get a better look.

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Department Six releases stills

Crazy amounts of tassels: one of the best way to show that you are an impractical spender.

Department Six, starring Raymond Lam, Dilraba, Alex FongYing HaomingGuo RuixiHuang WenhaoHe Zhonghua, and Li Dongheng, has released more stills.  After seeing these stills, I have to say I seem to be feeling a bit better about this drama.

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The Legend of Miyue nears end

There are a number of problems for me in this drama, including plot holes, exaggerations that make me question realism, stereotypes about “nomadic” life that contradict what I am reading here (seems like the Yiqu were a bit more settled than depicted although surprisingly, the love affair seems to have actually happened so I can’t argue with that), and characters bent on short-term gratification that again make me question realism.

The Legend of Miyue has a couple more antique stills as it nears the end of its broadcast.  Starring Sun Li, Liu Tao, Huang Xuan, Jiang Xin, Ma Su, Gao Yunxiang, and Alex Fong, the drama has picked up pace near the end but I still feel there are problems with this drama that keep it from being what it could be.

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Department Six releases character stills

Department Six, starring Raymond Lam, Dilraba, Alex FongYing HaomingGuo RuixiHuang WenhaoHe Zhonghua, and Li Dongheng, has released character stills.  These stills certainly help set the mood for the drama.

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