I don’t think this was in the book, so taking bets now on if Song Yunhui wrote anything on that paper airplane.
I didn’t think it would be possible to cast people more like a character than the book portrayals, but here we are with Like a Flowing River大江大河. Wang Kai, Zhou Fang, Yang Shuo and Dong Zijuan actually have the perfect qualities to fill out what I think are inconsistencies in the characters in the books (Tong Yao’s character is already perfect).
My only concern is Jin Chen. Imo she’s the actress who has the most on-screen chemistry with Wang Kai, but her character was so unrealistically perfect and unlikeable that she would need a major overhaul to work. I will likely be rooting for Zhou Fang’s character.
80’s fashion making China rethink its decision to open doors.
Concubine Meng Arrives 萌妃驾到 has released posters. Starring Jiro Wang, Jin Chen, Xia Yiyao, Han Jiunuo, Mi Nuo, Tang Mengjia, Shen Yao, Zhang Haiyu, Liu Guanlin, and Chen Dexiu, anybody interested can check out the costumes.
At least now there’s some more light-hearted period dramas going into production.
Concubine Meng Arrives 萌妃驾到 has started filming, seemingly based on the novel of the same name by Mu Yu. Starring Jiro Wang, Jin Chen, Xia Yiyao, Han Jiunuo, Mi Nuo, Tang Mengjia, Shen Yao, Zhang Haiyu, Liu Guanlin, and Chen Dexiu,
If I do end up watching this drama, it would be for Wang Likun.
Martial Universe 武动乾坤, the upcoming fantasy drama starring Yang Yang (I Belonged To You) is the latest drama to get embroiled in a public casting shakeup. Zhang Tianai and Jin Chen were initially slated to play female leads Ling Qingzhu and Ying Huanhuan respectively, though it was announced today that Zhang Tianai will be taking on the role of Ying Huanhuan instead, while Wang Likun (Somewhere Only We Know)will play Ling Qingzhu. Continue reading →
Will this drama be able to redefine the Chinese fantasy genre?
Zhang Tian’ai(Go Princess Go) and Jin Chen(The Imperial Doctress) are set to star as the female leads in fantasy-cultivation drama Martial Universe 武动乾坤, which had earlier confirmed rising actor Yang Yang (Just One Smile Is Very Alluring/Love O2O) as the male lead.
Chinese Paladin 5: Clouds of the Worldis aiming for a May 23rd release date, starring Han Dongjun, Gulnazar, Zheng Yuanchang, Xiao Caiqi, and Jin Chen. Those looking forward to this can probably expect more goodies soon.
The mysterious town near Azure Hills, where no wedding ever works out, and the Lantern Festival occurs every other day.
Tang Yixin, Wang Kai, Jin Chen, Xiaocaiqi, Yao Yixin, Zhai Tianlin and Mike Angelo are only some of the people (foxes) getting married in the currently-airingFoxes of Azure Hill/Legend of Qing Qiu Fox.
So far, I would say the three chapters are in reverse order of quality. Xiaocaiqi and Fu Xinbo make a surprisingly cute pair in probably the best-written chapter so far, Jiang Kaitong and Zhai Tianlin pull off the over-the-top story with their natural cuteness (although his dubber is the worst), while Chen Yao is the only redeeming feature of chapter 1.
Ignore the historical inaccuracies on the story-side, gawk at successes on the costume-side… and wonder why Chinese drama releases are trying to put dark rings around our eyes… We’re really all going to need doctors after this for sleep disorders…
The ImperialDoctress is set to air. Starring Liu Shishi, Wallace Huo, Huang Xuan, Li Chengyuan, Jin Chen, and Yuan Wenkang, here is to more stills and goodies to drum up to the release.
The real reason this is airing relatively quickly after filming…
The Foxes of Azure Hills/Legend of the Qing Qiu Fox seems to be set for release tomorrow, February 8th. Starring Jiang Jinfu, Gulnazar, Jin Chen, Mike D. Angelo, Xiao Caiqi, Chen Yao,Zhang Ruoyun, Zhang Ruoxuan, Jiang Kaitong, Zhai Tianlin, Fu Xinbo and Wang Kai, prepare for the usual promotion barrage.
Theme song by Yu Kewei below and more goodies below the cut.