Friday Photos

September and October are traditionally the most high-quality fashion covers, but it seems like November is way, way better this year. Perhaps because the magazines don’t feel so pressured to have the biggest (safest) names bound by restraints, November covers so far are so much more modern in aesthetics.

Here’s a round-up of photos that caught our eyes recently. If you haven’t seen it yet, I also love Chen Man’s Zhao Wei photoshoot.

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Six actors mix-and-match for a Chinese Valentine’s Day promo

Zhao Lusi and Lin Yanjun already look cute together and they’re just standing around.

Three actors and three idol-turned-actors mix-and-match for this cute school romance shoot for Chinese Valentine’s Day. There’s Ding Yuxi and Zhou Jieqiong, Zhao Lusi and Lin Yanjun, and Hu Yitian and Jiang Zhenyu. The dialogue is a bit awkward, but they’re all really cute. Which pair do you want to see for a full-out drama?

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Friday Photos

Game Start poster starring Peng Yuchang and Ding Yuxi, who play a pair of drastically different youths whose lives are switched

Photoshoots, posters, and stills that caught our eyes this week. What caught yours?

The Justice still featuring Cai Wenjing
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Drama Review: The Romance of Tiger and Rose

The Romance of Tiger and Rose 传闻中的陈芊芊 is an absolutely hilarious rom-com starring the cute and bubbly Zhao Lusi (Love of Thousand Years) as screenwriter Chen Xiaoqian who gets stuck in her own script. Up-and-coming actor Ding Yuxi (Intense Love) plays Han Shuo, the hero of her story.

Hilarious moment #1: Han Shuo is no match for Pei Heng’s calculating subordinate.
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Review: Intense Love

Zhang Yuxi is really perfect for slightly-spoiled-but-kind-at-heart princess roles.

Zhang Yuxi has been a bias of mine since My Dear Princess, and Intense Love 韫色过浓 is definitely her best project since then. While it falls into the age-old trap of losing its spark after the leads confirm their relationship, it’s cute while it lasts. Based on the book of the same name, the 35-episode series stars Zhang Yuxi as an actress trying to get out of her arranged marriage with an equally unwilling doctor played by Ding Yuxi. The marriage was set-up by their grandparents since they were young. However, for some reason their families never had them meet each other until the engagement party at the beginning of the series.

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