Youku adapts Priest’s BL novels Silent Reading, Guardians of the Lands

What can I say – Youku loves Priest. After the online popularity of Guardian and Word of Honor, the streaming platform will be adapting two more of the author’s novels.

Crime drama Light the Darkness 深渊 is an adaption of Priest’s Silent Reading and stars Zhang Xincheng as Fei Du, a nouveau riche with low morals who is found to be involved with the serial murder cases in the most unexpected ways. Fu Xinbo costars as police inspector Luo Wenzhou, while Chen Zhuoxuan plays detective Lang Qiao. The 35 episode crime thriller comes from the producer of The Untamed, and began filming a few days ago.

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Stars attend Tencent awards show in Nanjing

Most of the stars that have had or will have shows broadcast on Tencent attended the event. The actresses have my utmost respect today – it’s currently 2 degrees Celsius in Nanjing. Which look do you like best?

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Youku promo round-up: Falling into Your Smile, Being A Hero and more

Chen Xingxu x Zhang Jingyi in Republican romance Fall in Love

Youku has released trailers for some of its upcoming dramas. Personally, I’ll be following Being A Hero and The Story of Xing Fu – which ones are you looking forward to most?

Twelve Legends – Nazha, Jasper Liu

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Chen Xingxu, Zhang Jingyi Fall in Love in upcoming romance drama

Chen Xingxu as Tan Xuanlin

Republican romance drama Fall in Love 一见倾心 stars Chen Xingxu (Goodbye My Princess) as young general, Zhang Jingyi as a noble lady recently returned from overseas and Nine Percent idol Lin Yanjun as the heroine’s childhood sweetheart.

Zhang Jingyi as Mu Wanqing. She’s a new actress under Chen Kun and Zhou Xun’s agency.
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Drama Review: Goodbye My Princess

Funnily enough, the drama premiered on Valentine’s Day, and ended on Qingming Festival (Tomb-Sweeping Day).

Goodbye My Princess is yet another example of the typical Chinese drama that starts off as a pretty engaging show, starts falling apart in the middle, and can barely hold itself together by the time it reaches the finish line.

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Lantern Festival drama posters

Here’s a round-up of Lantern Festival poster/stills released for upcoming (and one currently airing) dramas.  Happy Lantern Festival!

The Longest Day in Chang’an – Yi Yangqianzi

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Goodbye My Princess airs tonight

I have been addicted to the chorus of Goodbye My Princess’ theme song First Encounter ever since it made its debut in the third teaser, and now they’ve finally released the full version ahead of its premiere on Youku at 8pm (CN).

The 52 episode drama will release 1 episode every night, while members get a 4 episode head start. Happy Valentine’s Day, and happy watching!

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