The happiest I’ve seen anybody at the prospect of being hanged.
City of Hopeless Love 华胥引, starring Kevin Cheung, Gan Tingting, Yuan Hong, Jiang Xin, and Guo Zhenni, is revving up for its July 10th release with stills, theme songs, character introductions, and videos that spoil just about everything.
Theme song here. More below the cut.
Spoilers (You have been warned!!): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Now if I can only get my hands on more stills…
City of Hopeless Love 华胥引, starring Kevin Cheung, Gan Tingting, Yuan Hong, Jiang Xin, and Guo Zhenni, is aiming for a July 10th release and has released a trailer. More hurrahs as things finally come out of the woodwork. Boo hiss since we’re running low on stills. To be completely honest, despite the costuming, I’m sickly satisfied with the development of the trailer. It’s not like being born into royalty was a straight up ticket to being able to do anything you wanted.
With high gratuitous period satisfaction and plenty of chemistry, what more could we want?
Qiao Zhenyu plays the male lead in the next chapter of the upcoming drama City of Hopeless Love 华胥引, as Kevin Cheung’s character’s father Su Heng. Gan Tingting plays the love of his life, the beautiful immortal Murong An. The drama also features Yuan Hong and Jiang Xin (in their End of an Unstable Life chapter) and Guo Zhenni (in Thirteenth Moon).
The story goes that Su Hung was determined to have Murong An as his master, and the two agreed that if Su Heng could defeat Murong An, then Murong An would marry him. So Su Heng studiously set to practicing his swordsmanship, eventually winning Murong An as his bride. However, Su Heng’s father makes marrying another woman the stipulation if Su Heng wishes to inherit his throne….more synopsis* under the cut. Watch the trailer below with English Subtitles so everybody can enjoy! There are more stills, and another trailer under the cut.
Ye Zhen, the female lead of the series, is played by Lin Yuan and has yet to make an appearance in the stills. Isn’t this gorgeous?
Concept art is gorgeous; artists can get away with colorful costumes and unusual hair coloring much more easily than directors can. You can enjoy some gorgeous art for City of Hopeless Love (more here) at the end of the post. (Loads of stills under the cut today).
On another note, stills for Guo Zhenni‘s chapter, “Thirteenth Moon,” have recently been released. Guo Zhenni plays a pair of twin sisters, one who is the assassin Yingge. Her sister marries her first love, while the male lead of this subplot accidentally marries Yingge. Although he finds out about the deception, he ends up wholly in love with her (within three days!?). He becomes willing sacrifice all for her; ie, protecting her man(?) and ultimately dying of poison in order to protect her. I’m waiting for the actual drama to come out to learn where the dream weaving comes in. Continue reading
We knew the marriage was headed to doom when Jiang Xin’s character was forced to wear a (gold-plated) beard on her wedding night.
Jiang Xin and Yuan Hong‘s chapter of HuaShen Tune 华胥引/City of Hopeless Love 绝爱之城 is a Little Mermaid-esque story, where the male lead wrongly places his love because of a mistake. More photos below and here .
If I can only find reality in this dream, then what’s more real? – Jiang Xin plays the Little Mermaid to Yuan Hong’s Prince, who mistook another girl for his savior.
Following the journey of a revived princess who weaves dreams for those in need, novel 华胥引 Hua Xu Yin joins the latest batch of novels to be made into television series. Each episode focuses on a story of a misunderstood love, with the revealed leads so far being Yuan Hong, Jiang Xin, Guo Zhenni, He Gang and Gao Hao. String the story together are Lin Yuan and Kevin Cheng, the princess and prince of enemy kingdoms who get caught in dreams of their own.