Promo Round-up: The Blue Whisper

The Blue Whisper Part 1 tells of an angsty romance between spirit controller Ji Yunhe (Dilraba) and pretty merman Changyi (Ren Jialun) who gives his tail for legs. Part 1 ends with the leads misunderstanding each other, though from the trailer it seems like they’ll eventually work together again to defeat the tyrannical Princess Shunde (Guo Xiaoting). I didn’t like the previous merman-related drama (Mirror: Twin Cities), so hopefully this one is better.

The 22 episode drama premieres on Youku tonight at 6pm (CN time). Part 2 will run for 21 episodes and should follow shortly. Drama watching calendars included below the cut.

Cheerful trailer

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Dilraba, Ren Jialun’s The Blue Whisper releases stills and trailer

Upcoming fantasy romance drama The Blue Whisper: Our First Encounter stars Dilraba as a demon controller and Ren Jialun as the beautiful merman her clan is keeping captive. The first part is tentatively scheduled to run for 22 episodes on Youku early next year, while the second part will run for 21 episodes shortly thereafter.

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First stills for Yu Shuxin, Dylan Wang’s period romance

Eternal Love / Parting of the Orchid and Demon King 苍兰诀 (lit.) stars Yu Shuxin as Little Orchid Flower, the reincarnation of a powerful goddess whose clan was massacred by demon lord Dongfang Qingcang (Dylan Wang). Little Orchid Flower unwittingly releases him from captivity, and a torturous romance begins.

Nice eyeliner?
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Dilraba, Ren Jialun begin filming fantasy romance The Blue Whisper

Part 1 of The Blue Whisper is titled Our First Encounter 驭鲛记之与君初相识 and stars Dilraba as Ji Yunhe, the most powerful demon controller in the valley. She is ordered by Princess Shunde to tame the beautiful merman Changyi (Ren Jialun) and have him do three things: speak the human language, transform the tail into a pair legs and stay absolutely loyal to the princess. Unfortunately, their difference in social status and race leads to several misunderstandings, and their romance takes a melodramatic turn.

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Promo Round-up: Once Upon A Time in Lingjian Mountain

Once Upon a Time in Lingjian Mountain is an upcoming xianxia rom-com starring Xu Kai and Zhang Rongrong as a hilarious disciple-teacher pair. The 37 episode web drama releases 2 eps every Tues-Fri on iQiyi (Eng subs on app) and Tencent.

BTS: Characters Part 1, Part 2, Episode 0

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Xu Kai’s new xianxia releases teaser

While xianxia dramas with an older male – younger female disciples are quite common, this is the first major drama with an older female -younger male disciple.

Xu Kai and Zhang Rongrong’s xianxia drama Once Upon a Time in Lingjian Mountain (formerly There Once Was a Spirit Mountain) 从前有座灵剑山 released its first teaser. The drama is likely to air this month.

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First look at Qin Lan, Godfrey Gao’s upcoming showbiz drama


We Are All Alone is set in the entertainment industry, and stars Qin Lan as a talent agent who must rebuild her career from scratch. Gao Yixiang plays the lawyer with the smouldering gaze. Costars include Wang Ziyi as an idol and Wang Yaoqing as the CEO of the heroine’s agency. Kara Hui and Guo Xiaoting play artists signed under the agency.

Behind the scenes (character poster shoots)
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Friday Photos

Liu Yifei posing for The Return of the Condor Heroes

Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.

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Behind the scenes with Xu Kai, Zhang Rongrong in upcoming fantasy comedy

Fantasy comedy romance drama There Was Once A Spirit Sword Mountain 从前有座灵剑山 stars up-and-coming actors Xu Kai (Story of Yanxi Palace) and Zhang Rongrong (Legend of the Demon Cat) as leads.

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