Huan Xisha (Silk-washing Stream) has released its first trailer and I think Xi Shi (Tong Liya) and the supporting characters are really well cast – Wang Longzheng‘s Goujian is a real stand-out. The trailer feels like an old-school melodrama but I’ll be giving it the benefit of the doubt based on the cast. [Synopsis]
Tong Liya is making a return to period dramas, and will be playing the famed beauty Xi Shi in Silk-washing Stream / Huan Xisha 浣溪沙. She was discovered by Yue statesman Fan Li (Han Geng), and sent into Fuchai’s (Peter Ho) palace as a spy along with Zheng Dan (Chen Duling).
According to legend, the two women were instrumental in the downfall of the arrogant Fuchai and the restoration of Goujian to the throne. The drama is directed by Gao Yijun (The Empress of China) and written by Zou Jingzhi (The Four Scholars of Jiangnan 2014).
All dramas have ceased filming and work is sparse, so I’m going to use this opportunity to highlight the following celebrities for donating to efforts to contain the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. I know there’s a lot of uncertainties about whether donations are being properly used, but that doesn’t diminish the goodwill of the donators. If you chose to donate to anything, though, definitely do your homework and making sure that the money is actually well-spent.
The list is too long so I used google translate, feel free to leave corrections and additions in the comments.Continue reading
Han Geng and Celina Jade wed in New Zealand on the last day of this decade. Congratulations!Continue reading
Round-up of celebrity Decembers schedules put out by their workshops and what drama/film they’re working on right now, mostly selected based on if I liked their photo.Continue reading
Round-up of celebrity September schedules put out by their workshops, mostly selected based on if I liked their photo. I’m too lazy to look up what they’re all filming, but the biggest news is probably that Dilraba is finally filming again after being on filming break since the new lunar year.Continue reading
Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.
Liu Haoran, Wu Lei, Li Yuchun, Cai Xukun, Yang Mi, Tong Liya, Han Geng, Kim Jaejoong, Zhai Tianlin, Yin Zheng, Gulnazar, Jing Boran, Zhou Dongyu, Xiao Zhan, Li Qin,
Wei Daxun Dong Li,etc. pose as if they were at a press conference for a Cosmo event. The photoshoot is probably one of the more interesting “event photoshoots” lately, although they didn’t even bother to change the color palette when they ripped off of a Ni Ni Gucci ad.
Who looked the best?
Sci-fi drama Hard Memory: Prisoner Under Air 失忆之城之空气的囚徒 tells of a city in need of memories and oxygen. In the near future, the populace are imprisoned in a walled “city” as their memories are farmed by the ruling class. I imagine they must really need oxygen outside of the walled city since not giving people enough oxygen is probably not the best way to get memories.