Six actors mix-and-match for a Chinese Valentine’s Day promo

Zhao Lusi and Lin Yanjun already look cute together and they’re just standing around.

Three actors and three idol-turned-actors mix-and-match for this cute school romance shoot for Chinese Valentine’s Day. There’s Ding Yuxi and Zhou Jieqiong, Zhao Lusi and Lin Yanjun, and Hu Yitian and Jiang Zhenyu. The dialogue is a bit awkward, but they’re all really cute. Which pair do you want to see for a full-out drama?

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Review: My Roommate is a Detective

My Roommate is a Detective is one of the most hilarious offerings in drama land right now that’s more enjoyable as a sit-com than a detective mystery. Hu Yitian plays consulting detective Lu Yao, a goofier version of Sherlock Holmes who loves to snack on baked plant seeds. He’s definitely more expressive here than in The Handsome Siblings, and provides much of the comedy in the show.

The drama is available English subbed on Youtube here.

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Promo Round-up: Handsome Siblings

The latest remake of Handsome Siblings comes from the director of Mengfei Comes Across and the second writer of Legend of the Condor Heroes 2017, and stars Hu Yitian and Chen Zheyuan as brothers who have been groomed to turn against each other.

CCTV-8 will air 3 episodes daily and run for 44 episodes, while iQiyi will be streaming the full 53 episode version (2 eps daily).

Romance teaser, Hu Yitian BTS, Opening by Jin Zhiwen, Ending by Liu Xijun

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