CCTV premieres 14 episode drama about China’s COVID-19 response

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Heroes in Harm’s Way 最美逆行者 dramatises China’s response to the virus outbreak in Wuhan, and will feature 7 x 2 episode shorts. Leading actors include Chen Shu, Yang Zhigang, Sa Rina, Li Yixiao, Xu Jiao, Kan Qingzi, Cheng Taisen, Niu Junfeng, Ma Tianyu, Su Qing, Han Xue, Zhang Ming’en and Xiao Yan.

The 14 episode anthology series premieres on CCTV-1 tonight. Another COVID-19 drama is also slated to air later this month.

Celebrity Schedules: Feb 2020 / Coronavirus Donation List

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.

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Yu Hewei, Wu Gang, Han Xue begin filming The People’s Justice

The People’s Justice 人民的正义 is helmed by Li Lu (In The Name of the People) and stars Yu Hewei, Wu Gang and Han Xue as the leads. It will focus on the Chinese criminal justice system and the rich and powerful who make underhand deals to avoid their prison sentences.

This drama is written by Yu Fei (Razor), and began filming a couple of days ago. Zhou Meisen, the original screenwriter of In The Name of the People, was hired to write The People’s Assets, the other spin-off that stars Jin Dong, Yan Ni, Qin Lan, Chen Xiao and Zhao Lixin.

Promo Round-up: Lost Love in Times

Lost Love in Times stars Liu Shishi (The Battle at the Dawn) as Feng Qingchen, a sorceress who lives for love. Her love interest is Yuan Ling (William Chan), a prince who decides to avenge his father’s death by rebelling against the current Emperor (Liu Yijun). Qingchen opens a parallel universe to prevent an uprising by seventh prince Yuan Zhan (Xu Haiqiao), and everyone’s memories except hers are wiped clean.

The 54 episode drama will air every Thursday to Friday beginning tonight.

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Lost Love in Times again

Seriously, what on earth is going on with that hair bun…

Lost Love in Times 醉玲珑 images this today.  Starring Liu Shishi, William ChanXu Haiqiao, Han XueHuang Mengying, some of these costumes still leave me scratching my head wondering what on earth the costume designers were thinking.

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More characters for Lost Love in Times

At least the color schemes for the costumes aren’t a bright combination of everything in the rainbow.

Lost Love in Times 醉玲珑 has released images of more characters.  Starring Liu Shishi, William ChanXu Haiqiao, Han XueHuang Mengying, some of these hair styles aren’t too bad.

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Song Yi goes from assistant to top actress in Stairway to Stardom, Orlando Bloom guest stars

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Stairway to Stardom 逆袭之星途璀璨 is based on a RPG produced by I Am YT, and stars Song Yi (The Disguiser, Far Away Love) as Su Cheng, an earnest and hardworking young girl who has dreams of becoming an actress. Thai actor Push plays a company CEO who eventually falls in love with our main protagonist.

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Lost Love in Times images

The costumes and hair is a bit funky but at least the backgrounds are nice.

Lost Love in Times 醉玲珑 has released more.  Starring Liu Shishi, William ChanXu Haiqiao, Han XueHuang Mengying, I think I’m keeping tabs on this production mostly for the backgrounds at this point.

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Lost Love in Times wishes you a Happy New Year

Have to wonder what is going on with the head pieces in this drama.

Lost Love in Times 醉玲珑 has released even more character posters, a behind-the-scenes clip, as well as well wishes for Chinese New Year.  Starring Liu Shishi, William ChanXu Haiqiao, Han XueHuang Mengying, a better look at the male costuming for those interested.

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