Stars enter jianghu for Cosmo Glam Night 2020

All aboard the Ni Ni and Liu Shishi ship!

Cosmo Glam Night‘s photos took on the Fearless Jianghu theme, and they look pretty good. I just wish more actors had time to take these. Which looks are your favourite?

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Tang Yan, Shawn Dou’s Legend of Xiao Chuo premieres tonight

The official announcement was made two hours ago…

The Legend of Xiao Chuo stars Tang Yan, Charmaine Sheh and Lu Shan as sisters who marry into three different branches of the royal family, and eventually find themselves in a deadly power struggle. Shawn Dou plays a powerful general and Xiao Chuo’s true love, while Jing Chao plays her husband.

The 48 episode drama airs daily on Beijing TV. Tencent VIP members will be able to watch 8 episodes on the first day.

Tang Yan, Shawn Dou’s Legend of Xiao Chuo releases teaser

The Legend of Xiao Chuo stars Tang Yan as a politician’s daughter who is forced to marry the Liao Emperor (Jing Chao) instead of her true love (Shawn Dou). Charmaine Sheh and Lu Shan costar as the heroine’s sisters. [Extended Synopsis]

The drama should begin streaming on Tencent within the next couple of months.

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Promo Round-Up: Winter Begonia

Not only is Winter Begonia a rare Yu Zheng drama to not use dubbing, but Yin Zheng and co. will do much of their own singing of the opera parts.

Starring Huang Xiaoming and Yin Zheng, bromance + peking opera drama Winter Begonia will begin releasing episodes on iQiyi tonight. Charmaine Sheh costars as Huang Xiaoming’s jealous wife.

An accompanying show will tell the story behind each of the Peking Opera pieces in the show. It’ll be hosted by Peking Opera artist Wang Peiyu, who is perfect for this. She did a podcast doing something similar and it was entertaining and informative even for the casual listener.

Teaser ; Peking Opera special ; Character Posters ; Stills; Stills 2

Theme song by Lu Hu, with opera parts by Yin Zheng and Huang Xiaoming
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Winter Begonia releases character posters

Me looking at the sky when I learned all the March dramas I wanted aren’t airing yet

Republican era bromance drama Winter Begonia, which still has no release date, has released a set of character poster and a video of the shooting session with Huang Shengyi and Huang Xiaoming looking like they’re going out on a hunt together. I just need this drama to air now so I have something to watch.

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Huang Xiaoming, Yin Zheng’s Winter Begonia releases beautiful teaser

“Others like my performance, he understands me as a person”

Everything is perfect in the trailer for the tragically beautiful drama Winter Begonia 鬓边不是海棠红.  Yin Zheng stars as a Peking Opera star in Republican Era China while Huang Xiaoming plays his soulmate in this bromance drama about their love for each other, for a dying art, and for the world around them.

Thanks to my love-hate-relationship with Zhang Yunlei, I finally understood the Republican era craze for Chinese opera stars, so even the fan-cam of this trailer released a while ago made me tear up. Plus, Zhang Yunlei and Yang Jiulang are like the definition of an irl bromance that’s as close you can get to romantic love without actually being one.

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International Women’s Day promos round-up

Starring Zhou Xun, Kara Hui and Angie Chiu, Imperfect Love (previously translated as The Imperfect Woman) is a remake of Japanese drama Mother and will soon stream on Tencent.

Li Yuchun’s For Girls MV:

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First looks at Tang Yan, Shawn Dou’s Liao Dynasty drama

Tang Yan as the Liao Empress

Tang Yan and Shawn Dou look amazing in the first stills of their latest drama together, The Legend of Xiao Chuo 燕云台.The drama follows the life of Liao dynasty empress Xiao Yanyan (Tang Yan), her advisor (Shawn Dou) and emperor (Jing Chao). The drama recently concluded filming and is expected to air late 2020. [Extended Synopsis]

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Winter Begonia finishes filming, releases stills

Yin Zheng beautiful in Peking Opera make-up and gear.

Yu Zheng’s bromance drama Winter Begonia 鬓边不是海棠红 has recently wrapped up filming. Starring Yin Zheng, Huang Xiaoming, and Charmaine Sheh, the series focuses on the story of a Peking Opera troupe during the turbulent  Republican era.

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