Deng Chao directs and stars in heartwarming new film Looking Up

I usually wouldn’t touch Deng Chao or Yu Baimei directed films (Devil & Angel, Master Healing) with a ten-foot pole, but the trailer for Looking Up 银河补习班 looks very promising. Deng Chao plays a father who deviates from the usual parenting style seen in Asian families, and instead encourages his son, played by Feng Ze’ang and later Bai Yu, to chase his dreams. The film is slated for a July 26th premiere in both China and North America.

Promo Round-up: Detective L

Republican mystery drama Detective L features Bai Yu as Luo Fei, a  dashing detective who develops a bickering romance with recent police academy graduate Qin Xiaoman (You Jingru). They begin to solve a series of murders with the help of a gifted medical examiner Benjamin (Ji Chen).

The 24 episode web drama is directed by Deng Ke (Seven Versions of Myself) and releases 2 eps every Thursday and Friday on Tencent. VIP members get a 6 episode head start.

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Guardian leads Zhu Yilong, Bai Yu on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar

I’m so happy Zhu Yilong and Bai Yu are finally getting widespread recognition thanks to Guardian, even though the show itself is of subpar quality. Zhu Yilong is currently filming modern drama My True Friend 我的真朋友 with Deng Lun and Angelababy, while Bai Yu is filming Republican mystery drama Detective L 绅探.

The photos for Bazaar (online edition) were taken by Liang Hengyi.

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Guardian now available on Youtube with English subtitles

That sexual tension tho

The most popular drama not on Youtube of late, borderline-supernatural borderline-boy love drama Guardian is finally on Youtube here.  The drama’s cases are a bit too lacking for me, but the leads are very shippable and I’m just happy that it means wide recognition for  Zhu Yilong.

“The first time I saw him, it’s as if I had known him forever.”

Zhu Yilong, Bai Yu’s supernatural mystery series Guardian is out today

Guardian looks like the sleekest adaptation a BL novel by far.

Wow this has to be shortest announcement ever.  Supernatural mystery borderline-boy love drama Guardian 镇魂 announced on the 12th it was streaming on the 13th aka today. Except for the first day, three episodes will be out every Wednesday and Thursday for members. For non-members, watch one episode per day Mon-Sat on Youku here.

Guardian is an upcoming supernatural mystery web drama starring Bai Yu (Memory Lost) as the leader of the special investigations unit and Zhu Yilong (Border Town Prodigal) as a coldly logical professor who is later revealed to be the black robe messenger.

Videos: trailer 1; trailer 2; trailer 3BTS ; episode 1+2 previews

A shippy theme song by the male leads who are no longer overtly gay:

 

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Bai Yu, Zhu Yilong’s web drama Guardian releases first teaser

Guardian is an upcoming supernatural mystery web drama starring Bai Yu (Memory Lost) as the leader of the special investigations unit and Zhu Yilong (Border Town Prodigal) as a coldly logical professor who is later revealed to be the black robe messenger. Though BL (boy love) story lines are banned in drama land, at least the show is still giving us a healthy dose of brotherly love.

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Bai Yu, Zhu Yilong to star in web drama adaption of BL novel

The new supernatural show is titled Guardian 镇魂 and based on famous BL (boy love) author Priest’s novel of the same name. Bai Yu (Memory Lost) and Zhu Yilong (Border Town Prodigal) play male leads Zhao Yunlan and Shen Wei respectively, and the story will focus on their bromance friendship that transcends past and present lifetimes.

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