Photos, stills, and posters that caught our eyes this week.(more…)
Fairyland Lovers 蓬莱间 stars Bai Yu as a doctor who helps spirits let go of mortal desires and transforms them into proper human beings. Zheng Qiuhong plays the reincarnation of the hero’s lover from a thousand years ago. Ji Xiaobing costars as a general from Heaven, who I assume is responsible for keeping the main couple apart.
The Tencent web drama will release 2 episodes every Mon-Wed beginning tonight.(more…)
Medical drama Thank You Doctor 谢谢你医生 stars Yang Mi as Xiao Yan, an aloof and extremely talented surgeon who joins the ICU Department. She works together with Bai Shu (Bai Yu) to provide specialised treatment to patients, and the two eventually fall in love. I assume it’ll be a slow-burn romance though, because the synopsis states the heroine was still trying to cope with the loss of her fiancé.
Directed by Zhang Rui (Operation Moscow, Yu Zui) and written by Zhou Yong (Ten Miles of Spring Scenery Can’t Compare to You), the drama will begin filming in a couple of days.
Streaming giant iQiyi has bought the adaption rights to two more novels written by Zi Jinchen, the screenwriter and original author of critically acclaimed thriller Burning Ice 无证之罪. Both web dramas have already started filming, and will have twelve 60 minute episodes.
The Hidden Corner 隐秘的角落 is already in production, and stars Qin Hao, Wang Jingchun, Zhang Songwen and Ren Suxi.
A long-suffering live-in son-in-law (Qin Hao) hatches up an elaborate murder plot to kill his cheating wife and her family after she demands a divorce. His actions are recorded by three children playing nearby, yet he soon discovers that he was actually set up by the three young children. Consequently, he begins to work out how and why a thirteen-year-old boy is able to twist the truth to his advantage.
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.
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.
Trailer for the latest Republican detective series, Detective L 绅探 starring Bai Yu, You Jingru, Ji Chen. The trio unsurprisingly consists of a brilliant yet cocky weirdo, a hot-blooded police officer, and a medical examiner.
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.
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.”
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.
A shippy theme song by the male leads who are no longer overtly gay: