Under the Power is a mystery romance drama that revolves around a broody secret police officer (Ren Jialun) and a somewhat clumsy constable (Tan Songyun). Han Dong and Ye Qing costar.
The 55 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Saturday to Monday on Mango TV.(more…)
Tingxue Tower stars Qin Junjie and Yuan Bingyan as members of the titular cult who lead the fight against the unorthodox sects. If the show follows the books, they’ll also have their own bitter romance, as distrust and betrayal breaks their relationship.
The series releases 2 episodes every Monday to Thursday on Tencent. Members get an 8 episode head start.
Wuxia series Tingxue Tower 听雪楼 just released its opening and ending themes by Mickey He. Starring Qin Junjie (Summer’s Desire) and Yuan Bingyan (Ever Night) , the series is a torteous tale of a young woman’s attempt to avenge her parents in a battle that blurs together good and evil. I hope the release of these means that it’ll be released sometimes soon.
The Promise of Chang’an 长安诺 stars Zhao Yingzi (Spy Hunter), Cheng Yi (Noble Aspirations) and Han Dong (Beauties in the Closet) in a love triangle spanning decades, and follows the heroine’s journey from the daughter of a respected tribal leader to the empress dowager of a kingdom.
If you’ve seen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or House of Flying Daggers or many recent wuxia-ish dramas such as The Flame’s Daughter, you would know that bamboo forests are great places to pick fights. Here’s a set of photos in the forest from the cast of wuxia drama Tingxue Tower featuring the three lead couples played by Qin Junjie, Yuan Bingyan, Han Chengyu, Angela Yuen, Zhao Dongze, and Lin Yuan.
The rare contemporary wuxia adaptation Tingxue Tower 听雪楼 shows with its new trailer that it’s not just an attempt to revive the dying wuxia genre with a new story, but also seems to be a tribute to last decade’s highly-stylized wuxia films. The trailer has scenes reminiscent of the rain fight in Hero and the bamboo forest fight in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and definitely perks my interest.
Production is well underway for Tingxue Tower 听雪楼, the drama adaption of Cang Yue’s popular wuxia novel of the same name. Qin Junjie (Summer’s Desire) plays male protagonist Xiao Yiqing, while Yuan Bingyan (The Mystic Nine) costars as his love interest Shu Jingrong.
Hunan TV’s “flower fields, ancient castle, romantic comedy drama” of the summer, Flowers in Fog 花非花雾非雾, definitely took me by surprise when in episode 2, a number of the main characters, music and dance students in France, broke out in choreographed dance and song.
Given that two of the leads, Zhang Rui and Li Sheng, play music students, they’re also prone to serenades. The best thing is, both actors are actually really good singers and sings all their characters’s songs themselves. Ruby Lin and Joo Jin-mo also find their romance through opera, but I don’t think they sing their own parts.
Watch Zhang Rui and company sing and dance in ep.2。 I’m crossing my fingers that there’ll be more such scenes.
Sorry for this late post on Super Boys, but I was trying to find the motivation to write abut these two regions. A totally of 25 people received the pass card, with 14 from Hangzhou and 11 from Beijing. You would think with 14 pass cards there’s some INCREDIBLE talent in Hangzhou… Anyway Super Boy held audition in Beijing for the first time (that must’ve been a big tourist attraction lol). You can watch the full Beijing and Hangzhou episode on HNTV Official Youtube. After you’ve watch it, please tell I’m not losing my right to write Music Monday? Because Hangzhou really didn’t need 14 pass cards. Watch selected performance below with limited comment, so I wouldn’t get myself in trouble for saying too much.
The 66 to 20 knock-out round will air live on the 11th and 12th. The judges for this round will be: Tao Chingying, Chen Kun, Nicholas Tse, and eeMedia’s very own Li Yuchun. You know when HNTV is taking a show seriously when they bring out both He Jiong and Wang Han to MC. (more…)