Based on the novel Kairō-tei no satsujin / The Murder in Kairotei by Higashino Keigo, The Corridor Pavilion 回廊亭 stars Zhang Xincheng (Young Blood) and Deng Jiajia (Empress of the Ming) in the leading roles.(more…)
Tang Wei plays the Empress of the Ming Sun Ruowei, a former noble lady who puts her personal vendetta aside and becomes a respected empress with the help of her husband Zhu Zhanji (Zhu Yawen) and trusted advisor Xu Bin (Qiao Zhenyu).
Ming Dynasty 大明风华 (as it wants to be known as) runs for 62 episodes and airs daily on Hunan TV beginning tonight.(more…)
Hunting stars Wang Kai as an economic crimes detective who is responsible for uprooting a corrupt business empire led by Wang Bolin (Liu Yijun). From the trailer, the main antagonist may be involved in the death of the heroine’s (Wang Ou) mother and recruitment of the hero’s first love (Deng Jiajia).
Ancient Sword’s Ma Tianyu play brothers with William Chan as they via for Deng Jiajia‘s heart for new series 缘来幸福 Fated Happiness. The series has just finished filming and has no news on airing dates. More stills of the three below the cut.
Disclaimer: These shoots weren’t made with the intention of a Mother’s day celebration, but they may be a reminder for you to prepare some flowers for that special day. Li Xiaoran has a few simple floral accents against a white background (love the color of that raspberry dress!), while Deng Jiajia envelopes herself in a giant flower while going for a pink sheen in her hair. Zhang Xinyu‘s shoot doesn’t actually have flowers, but her pink treat theme is something you might want to adopt for your mommy’s sweet tooth. Angela Wang from Dad, Where are you Going plays amidst an abundance of flowers (I’d be unable to stop sneezing…), while someone who shares the same name as her potential mother-in-law, Kelly Chen (Kimi’s mother is also called Kelly Chen) appears as the last guest in this round up. (more…)
Having been filmed in 2010, the drama Romance of the West Chamber has finally started broadcasting. (Though three years isn’t really that long – Yang Mi’s Great Qin Expressway was filmed in 2007 and didn’t come out for some five years, and I’m sure that there are others that waited longer.) For a detailed summary of the traditional plot, you can go look at Wikipedia here; for what the stills that have been released make it out to be, know that it will involve Deng Jiajia as Hong Niang (the maid turned matchmaker) looking more refined and well-off than most young ladies; Zhang Xiaocheng as the romantic young scholar (there aren’t many high quality stills of him, but he is youthful and serious looking enough), and Zhou Qiqi as the young lady who could also pass for a ball-jointed doll. Deng Jiajia’s Hong Niang will also get her own romance story with Qi Ji‘s general Du. Look for stills portraying a very close lady-and-maid relationship below, or watch the trailer. (As a heads up, the pictures below are predominated by Deng Jiajia and Zhou Qiqi).
We actually have an almost equal ration of guys to girls in this photo shoot round up (how monumental; who knows when I’ll achieve this again?). The shoots seem to have matured with the seasons; look below to find that most of them are sophisticated and elegant, rather than cutesy. (Even Hai Lu went boy style in this photo shoot.) This roundup features photo shoots from singer Wang Fei (Faye Wong), photographed by Chen Man, actress Deng Jiajia of iPartment 3 fame, and actor Du Chun with Zhang Li. A picture from one of Yan Kuan‘s photo shoots was also added, to balance out the male-female ratio, and also for a little humor (just look at his pose.) (more…)
Pretty boy Ma Tianyu is finally leading in a modern drama. Based on the internet novel 妲己的任务, “Romance in the Kitchen浪漫满厨” is a romantic comedy where a magical ring makes the main character live as if she were a video game character, with assigned tasks and experience points popping out at her as she goes on her daily activity.
Her two major tasks?
1. Repay a 3 million RMB debt by learning a special dish from the master chef Mi Qing.
2. get married in three years.
As she secures an apprenticeship with Mi Qing and moves in with him to learn the ropes, she might have also found hope for task 2 with her bickering friend, the wealthy business owner Tang Dong. Yet love is also baking with the odd apprentice-teacher relationship. …
The series stars Ma Tianyu, Deng Jiajia, Yumiko Cheng and producer/actor Jiang Bing.