This Tang dynasty relief come to life under Song Jia and co. as they sing of a better life.
Using star power, original songs, and innovative stage performances, variety show National Treasure 国家宝藏 has made artifacts and museums come to life to the audience. A round-up of the best song and dance numbers, with performances from Chen Xiao, Song Jia, Purba Rgyal, Zhai Tianlin, and Wu Tong. Embedded videos are set to where the performance starts.
Students from the Beijing Dance Academy perform a dance that perfectly encapsulates the youthful playfulness and grace of young scholars. Watch the viral practice room version here. If you like this style, I also recommend Zhao Lei, Yan Xujia, and Guo Zifan’s performance of West Chamber here. I want a boyband with this style of performances.
Finding Love on the Journey stars Chen Xiao as an undercover cop and Jing Tian as an artist‘s daughter who willingly puts herself in danger to find out the truth behind a mysterious painting. [Extended Synopsis]
The 52 episode drama airs daily on Jiangsu TV / Zhejiang TV beginning tonight.
Trailer 1 (Director’s cut), Teaser 1, Teaser 2, Teaser 3
Selfies with patients is a requirement of the job.
Wang Ziwen, Chen Xiao, and Jia Qing’s medical procedural drama Healer of Children 了不起的儿科医生 released its first set of stills recently.
The series is shot on location in Dali and Shangri-la of Yunnan province. I don’t know if that moon is PS’ed in here, but it’s pretty.
Chen Xiao and Jing Tian’s road-trip suspense romance Finding Love on the Journey will be airing soon, so here’s the first trailer out to get you excited. If anything, it’s definitely the first of its genre that I’ve heard of. Based on an original script and directed by Mao Weining (An Ordinary World), Chen Xiao plays a cop who teams up with a woman seeking to clear their name. On their road trip to Shangri-la, they become entangled in the local crime scene and an international drug smuggling corporation. [Extended Synopsis]
Trailer below, MV here, and more stills below the cut:
Queen Dugu chronicles the life of the titular empress Dugu Qieluo, played by Joe Chen (Big Brother). Chen Xiao (Red Rose) costars as her husband Yang Jian, who would later found the Sui Dynasty.
The 50 episode drama will release 2 episodes every Monday to Thursday on Youtube, Youku, Tencent and iQiyi beginning tonight. VIP members get an 8 episode head start.
Theme song by Joey Yung:
Upcoming heartwarming medical drama Healer of Children了不起的儿科医生 stars Chen Xiao (Red Rose) as Deng Zi’ang, a genius paediatrician who seems like he’s inherited all the problems a fuerdai would have, yet is always trustworthy and responsible when it comes to his job. Wang Ziwen (Ode to Joy 2) costars as an enthusiastic new doctor who joins his team. Continue reading
Roadtrip-undercover-romance drama Finding Love on the Journey has released stills of leads Chen Xiao and Jing Tian, and an opening theme song by Ma Tianle. Liu Yijun, who had memorable roles in Nirvana in Fire, The Disguiser and Great Expectations, also guest stars. [Extended Synopsis]
Finding Love on the Journey 一场遇见爱情的旅行 (lit.) is an upcoming road-trip romance drama starring Jing Tian (The Glory of Tang Dynasty) as Li Xinyue, a white collar worker who is under the watchful eye of police after she goes out of her way to buy Dear, a painting by renowned artist Chu Hongfei. Chen Xiao (Nothing Gold Can Stay) plays Jin Xiaotian, an undercover cop who is ordered to shadow the heroine’s every move.
Chen Xiao with a moustache is my favourite type of Chen Xiao.
Du Juan (Wine War) plays an interior designer who believes in fairy tale romances, even though her own marriage is on the verge of falling apart. On a trip to Paris, she meets and falls head-over-heels in love with a violinist, played by Chen Xiao (Nothing Gold Can Stay).
Shadowing Your Heart 如影隨心 (lit.) is based on the eponymous novel by reporter and author An Dun, and tells of the romance between a talented violinist (Chen Xiao) and interior designer (Du Juan). The pair get married almost immediately after meeting each other, though they soon find out that a passionate romance isn’t enough to keep a marriage going.
Faye Wong and Na Ying first performed theme song Time 岁月 at this year’s Spring Festival Gala (English lyrics).