Love Like the Galaxy 星汉灿烂 stars Zhao Lusi as Cheng Shaoshang, a pragmatic and intelligent noble lady who pretends to be a useless fool in front of her greedy and wicked aunt. Wu Lei costars as the emperor’s godson and her love interest.Continue reading
Helmed by three masterful directors, A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower is one of only a handful of dramas in recent years that is truly female-centric and brave enough to tackle sensitive subject matter such as gender discrimination, domestic violence, rape, PUA and victim blaming.
The story begins with the death of coffee barista Zhong Meibao (Angelababy) in her apartment, and the brilliant opening sequence below introduces pretty much all the suspects.Continue reading
Whodunit mystery drama A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower stars Angelababy as the victim and Yang Zishan and Guo Tao as the detectives on her case.
Directed by Leste Chen (Battle of Memories), Xu Zhaoren (Moonshine and Valentine) and Wu Zhongtian, the 16 episode miniseries is split into 8 chapters, focusing on the seven main suspects and the victim.Continue reading
With directors and a cast riveling that of a mid-budget film, whodunnit mystery series A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower 摩天大楼 is the latest innovation in Internet series. The series will be filmed by three directors – Leste Chen , Matt Wu, and Chao-Jen Hsu – who will film the stories of the various characters separately. The whole show will be told from the perspective of all nine suspects living on the same floor of a skyscrapper, giving the audience plenty of time to try and guess who did it. Yang Zishan and Guo Tao play the detectives while Angelababy guest stars as the victim.
A round-up of currently filming dramas, mostly detective procedurals and rom-coms, without their own posts yet. Which ones are you looking forward to the most?
Replacement Princess 冒牌太子妃
Starring: Eleanor Lee, Zhao Yiqin
The rise to power of a free-spirited bandit who somehow stumbles into marriage with the Crowned Prince.
Your Home Is My Business 卖房子的人 is loosely based on the Japanese drama of the same name and stars Sun Li as Fang Sijin, a real estate agent manager who has her own creative way of selling properties. The story begins in earnest when the heroine is sent to help save a failing real estate office branch managed by Xu Wenchang (Luo Jin).
National Treasure 国家宝藏 will showcase 27 historical artifacts from 29 different museums across the country with the help of “protectors” (listed below), who will then present the story behind each piece in a short stage performance.
Actors / hosts featured: Zhang Guoli, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Wang Kai, Liu Tao, Li Chen, Duan Yihong, Wang Gang, He Jiong, Ma Su, Qin Hailu, Chen Xiao, Jackson Yi Yangqianxi, Liu Yijun, Guo Tao, Lei Jiayin, Guan Xiaotong, Sa Beining, Cai Guoqing, Ren Zhong, Ning Jing
Theme song: A Thousand Years in One Glance 一眼千年 – Na Ying
The upcoming feature film I am Not Madame Bovary 我不是潘金莲 is based on the novel of the same name by Liu Zhenyun, and stars Fan Bingbing as Li Xuelian, a countryside woman who spends twenty years in court defending her reputation.
Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it!
Going head-to-head with the upcoming film “Where are we going? Dad II” will be another comedy from the dads of the first season – Emperor’s Vacation 爸爸的假期. The film is directed by Wang Yuelun, and notably misses Cindy, but has a guest star from Tian Liang. Wang Yuelun isn’t the best director, so we’ll see how it goes. If anything, the kids will be cute, even if it is scripted.