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.(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
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.
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](more…)
Peking opera-themed Republican drama Winter Begonia 鬓边不是海棠红 released its first full set of still today while announcing the full cast. The Yu Zheng-produced series stars Huang Xiaoming, Yin Zheng, Charmaine Sheh , Tan Jianci, Merxat, Ma Su, Bai Bing, Du Chun, Huang Shengyi, Liu Min. Gao Yu’er, Chi Shuai, and Tang Zeng.