Immaculate Love (lit.) / Yipian Bingxin Zai Yuhu 一片冰心在玉壶 stars Zhang Huiwen (Love A Lifetime) as a thief who aspires to become Robin Hood.Continue reading
Schoolyard romance The Chang’an Youth stars Wang Yuwen as an ordinary cook who cross-dresses as a man and enters the Shangyi Academy. Wu Xize, Liu Yichang, Qi Peixin and Xie Binbin costar. [Extended Synopsis]
The 24 episode drama releases 2 eps every Mon-Tues on Tencent/Mango TV.Continue reading
Tackling difficult issues like depression and autism, youth sports drama Project S is an attempt to reinvent itself as a contender for quality youth drama by Wajijiwa, the Tencent subsidiary that manages Rocket Girls and R1SE. While their previous couple of dramas have lacked any logic and was carried solely by idol power, this one is rooted in a much more realistic story. The remake of the three-part Thai series is currently filming its last third and will be a Tencent exclusive.
Wajijiwa is ran by Long Danni, who produced Super Girls, My Hero, Meteor Garden, and Produce 101, so it’ll be interesting where she’s headed with this drama.
Skate Our Souls 极限17 滑魂 – Guo Zifan, Deng Enxi, and Caesar Chen Zexi of X-Fire
Boo, a student whose grades aren’t promising, comes from a strict family. However, he has a hidden problem. Boo has been suffering from depression for a long time, which resulted in self-harm. Moreover, he doesn’t eat or sleeps well. One day, he decides to commit suicide, but his plan was thwarted by a group of skaters, led by Simon and Fern, who influenced him to join their group of friends. Can Boo overcome depression and all his fears?
Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week. This week is mostly June schedules of celebrities.
Wang Yuwen, Wu Xize, Xie Bingbing, Liu Yichang, and Qi Peixin become students at a Tang Dynasty academy in currently filming series The Chang’an Youth 长安少年行. Here’s the first set of character posters featuring their various outfits. The series is produced by Tencent Entertainment and directed by Chow Ka-Man (The Wife’s Lie).
Talented chef Shen Yiyi (Wang Yuwen) accidentally becomes a student at the Shangyi Academy in Chang’an. There, she befriends Yang Zi’an (Wu Xize), who is there undercover for the Emperor, sword master Dugu Muxue, youth Tang Jiuqi, , and Prince Li Xinyuan. The five all have their own secrets in this seemingly normal school. How will they reveal their true selves and feelings to each other?
The latest rendition of Meteor Garden begins
streaming today for two episodes every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. It airs one day before that. I haven’t seen it around on Youtube/Viki but I presume it’ll get picked up eventually. It will start streaming on Netflix with English subtitles here beginning July 13th.
The series stars Shen Yue as the spunky female lead Shan Yue and newcomers Wang Hedi, Guan Hong, Liang Jingkang, and Wu Xize as the bully quartet F4. Dee Hsu, the younger sister of the original Shancai, will be playing the older sister of Daoming Si.
The latest rendition of Meteor Garden has released a finally trailer. It’s set to air on July 9th on Hunan TV. The series stars Shen Yue as the female lead and newcomers Wang Hedi, Guan Hong, Liang Jingkang, and Wu Xize as the bully quartet F4. Dee Hsu, the younger sister of the original Shancai, will be playing the older sister of Daoming Si.
It looks like this channel on YouTube have Netflix has brought the foreign streaming rights.
The New Meteor Garden series has released a trailer. How does it compare the previous gazillion versions?
Yes, it’s that time again. Welcome to another version of one of the most adapted mangas in Asia – Hana Yori Dango / Boys Over Flowers / Meteor Garden .
Helmed by producer Angie Chai of the original Meteor Garden, New Meteor Garden 新流星花园 recently announced its cast of the four male leads, members of the clique F4. There’s no news on who’s who yet. The four male leads – Connor Leong, Dylan Wang Hedi, Darren Chen, and Caesar Wu Xize – average 21 years old and are all fairly new actors. The female lead is Shen Yue, whose first major drama is only airing this week.
Will the new cast get instant famous like every other cast so far?