Chinese Paladin 5: Clouds of the World releases more stills

It’s been so long since I can remember a RPG converted successfully into a drama in a way that pleased me.

I found a couple random Chinese Paladin 5: Clouds of the World stills that we must have somehow missed… so until we find a way to raid Tangren’s back photo closet, here they are, featuring  Zhang Rui, Guo Zhenni, Ye Qing, and Wu Jianfei.  hooray for more costumes to look at… and “ethnic” ones that don’t look too misplaced or badly done…

More stills below the cut.
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City of Hopeless Love finally to air

The happiest I’ve seen anybody at the prospect of being hanged.

City of Hopeless Love 华胥引,  starring Kevin CheungGan Tingting, Yuan Hong, Jiang Xin, and Guo Zhenni, is revving up for its July 10th release with stills, theme songs, character introductions, and videos that spoil just about everything.

Theme song here.  More below the cut.

Spoilers (You have been warned!!): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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City of Hopeless Love releases trailer

Now if I can only get my hands on more stills…

City of Hopeless Love 华胥引,  starring Kevin CheungGan Tingting, Yuan Hong, Jiang Xin, and Guo Zhenni, is aiming for a July 10th release and has released a trailer.  More hurrahs as things finally come out of the woodwork.  Boo hiss since we’re running low on stills.  To be completely honest, despite the costuming, I’m sickly satisfied with the development of the trailer.  It’s not like being born into royalty was a straight up ticket to being able to do anything you wanted.

City of Hopeless Love’s concept art and stills for “Thirteenth Moon”

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Ye Zhen, the female lead of the series, is played by Lin Yuan and has yet to make an appearance in the stills. Isn’t this gorgeous?

Concept art is gorgeous; artists can get away with colorful costumes and unusual hair coloring much more easily than directors can. You can enjoy some gorgeous art for City of Hopeless Love (more here) at the end of the post. (Loads of stills under the cut today). 

On another note, stills for Guo Zhenni‘s chapter, “Thirteenth Moon,” have recently been released. Guo Zhenni plays a pair of twin sisters, one who is the assassin Yingge. Her sister marries her first love, while the male lead of this subplot accidentally marries Yingge. Although he finds out about the deception, he ends up wholly in love with her (within three days!?). He becomes willing sacrifice all for her; ie,  protecting her man(?) and ultimately dying of poison in order to protect her. I’m waiting for the actual drama to come out to learn where the dream weaving comes in. Continue reading

Photoshoot Friday: May 24, 2013

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Thanks to SJZGloria for our new header!

It doesn’t matter how well she did on X-factor; Alan still shows us a brilliant smile. Sun Li got to welcome summer in bright clothing for one of my favorite magazines (Marie CLaire), while Liu Shishi is one step ahead and already at a beach. Zhang Lanxin adds the obligatory dash of sexy to our weekly post. Wang Xi seems to be dressed up like a bird and Yuan Shanshan actually doesn’t look too bad as a tomboy. Luo Jin’s most amusing picture involves two zebras. Nicky Wu and Liu Sidan are adorable as they flirt for their shoot. Zhang Han is worldly for Cosmopolitan, and Jiang Kaitong shows off how pretty she is at a ceramics house in Tianjin. Guo Zhenni seems to be reliving her youth in a carousel shoot. Jiang Jianfu would like to be a flower boy, but it doesn’t seem to be working, and Gulinazha just laughs at him.

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Weaver of dreams strings together love tragedies in upcoming drama


If I can only find reality in this dream, then what’s more real? – Jiang Xin plays the Little Mermaid to Yuan Hong’s Prince, who mistook another girl for his savior.

Following the journey of a revived princess who weaves dreams for those in need,  novel 华胥引 Hua Xu Yin joins the latest batch of novels to be made into television series. Each episode focuses on a  story of a misunderstood love, with the revealed leads so far being Yuan Hong, Jiang Xin, Guo Zhenni, He Gang and Gao Hao.  String the story together are Lin Yuan and Kevin Cheng, the princess and prince of enemy kingdoms who get caught in dreams of their own.