Photos, stills, and posters that caught our eyes this week.(more…)
Yanshifan: New Youth / Forward Forever 热血同行 (艳势番之新青年) stars Huang Zitao as a forward-thinking noble and Ah-yi as an ordinary commoner who band together to save their people. Hu Bingqing plays a princess of the declining Qing dynasty. [Extended Synopsis]
The 58 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Mon-Wed on Youku.(more…)
The Best of Times 最好的时代 focuses on the rapid growth of China’s metro networks from the late 90s to early 2000s, and stars Chen Xingxu (Goodbye My Princess) and Hu Bingqing (Queen Dugu) as young engineers. Yu Haoming, Wang Xueqi costar.
The TV adaptation of Miss Granny/20 Once Again 重返20岁, the story of a 70-year-old granny who becomes her 20-year-old self again to find her passion, streams today and stars Hu Bingqing, Han Dongjun, Zhang Yaqin, Gui Leiya, and Qin Han.
It looks like this Youtube channel has brought overseas rights.
The trailer had too much exposition so here’s a fanvid.
The Legend of Dugu focuses on the Dugu sisters, who each marry into royalty. Our female protagonist is the innocent Dugu Qieluo (Hu Bingqing), who falls in love with and marries the founder of the short-lived Sui Dynasty Yang Jian (Zhang Danfeng).
Her ambitious older sister Dugu Banruo (Ady An) marries the emperor of Northern Zhou (Zou Tingwei), yet has complicated feelings for Yuwen Hu (Xu Zhengxi), the powerful regent of Zhou. Third sister Dugu Mantuo (Li Yixiao) and her husband end up being the biggest winners, as their son Li Yuan would later establish the Tang Dynasty and unify all of China.
I’m looking forward to the Dugu Banruo/Yuwen Hu pairing – both of them value power above all else, and that’s going to make for the best type of angsty melodrama.
Based on Han Lu’s manhua of the same name, Yanshifan: New Youth 艳势番之新青年 is an upcoming Republican era drama starring Jackson Yi Yangqianxi (Song of Phoenix), Huang Zitao (Chinese Odyssey: Love You For Ten Thousand Years) and Hu Bingqing (Midnight Diner).