Titled Truth or Dare 花好月又圆, the mistaken-identity rom-com that sounds like a mix of Wrong Carriage, Right Groom and My Fair Princess stars Li Gengxi (absolutely perfect in A Little Reunion) as Xiao Wanzi, a mischievous and optimistic young girl who performs on the street for a living. Huang Junjie (Dr. Cutie) costars as the third young master of the Mei family and her love interest.(more…)
A Little Separation’s companion series, A Little Reunion focuses on three sets of families who all go to great lengths to ensure their children perform well in the university entrance exams, yet eventually realise that perfect scores are not the be-all and end-all.
Hai Qing is the strict mother who constantly compares her son (Zhou Qi) to her nephew (Liu Qi), while Huang Lei plays the father who is always responsible for defusing the situation.
Nothing but Thirty‘s companion series, Unfazed at Twenty 二十不惑, also began filming last week. Both of these dramas have surprisingly age-appropriate casts, with the four leads being Guan Xiaotong (21), Li Gengxi (19), and Dong Siyi (20), and Bu Guanjin (25) . Directed by Li Zhi (Women In Beijing), the series follows four college roommates as they get ready to begin the next chapter in their life.
Without looks (???), influence, or money, Jiang Xiaoguo (Bu Guanjin) has always been jealous of her college roommates. Duan Jiabao (Li Gengxi) is wealthy but simple-minded, only caring about celebrities and food. Luo Yan (Dong Siyi) ‘s mother is over-controlling but has already planned out her career after college. Liang Shuang (Guan Xiaotong) is a stunning socialite. Yet as graduation comes near, each person must face their own problems. The fangirl Duan Jiabao begins to navigate real-life romance, Luo Yan tries to repair relations with her mother; Liang Shuang learns how to not hurt those who love her; As for Jiang Xiaoguo, she has to learn to open her heart to maintain her friendships and find a job and romance on the way.
Never Gone原来你还在这里 has one of best young casts of the year, featuring an all-star cast of Li Landi, Hu Xianxu, Li Gengxi, and Bian Cheng as the young versions of the four leads. Here’s some of their stills. The series is set for a November 6th release date on Youku.
Fun fact: Since filming the drama, the two leads have become classmates in real life as both entered the same class at the Central Drama Academy this fall.
Here’s the MV by Bibi Zhou Bichang:
Never Gone 原来你还在这里 released a new set of posters comparing the young and grown-up versions of its four leads – Li Landi and Yang Zishan, Hu Xianxu and Han Dongjun, Li Gengxi and Su Qing, and Bian Cheng and Tan JIanci.
Pretty much everyone but the two adult leads have gotten more well-known since the series was filmed. Lan Yingying, Li Landi, and Tan Jianci have all been applauded for their performances on I’m an Actor / The Birth of an Actor, Hu Xianxu failed on that show but did get his first girlfriend in college, Su Qing was a hit as the antagonist in The Story of Yanxi Palace, Bian Cheng in Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace, while Li Gengxi debuted in her first lead drama My Classmate From Far, Far Away.
Hopefully, the release of the posters means they’ll capitalize on the hype and release the drama soon. Meanwhile, here’s a promo song by Han Dongjun:
Here are some recent photoshoots of people being cute together, featuring Ma Sichun X Jing Boran, Wu Lei X Chun Xia, Zhang Tian’ai X Huang Zitao, Zhao Wei X Alec Su, Wu Jinyan X Xu Kai, Zhang Yuxi X Kenji Chen, and Zhu Zhiling X Li Gengxi. Which couple has the most chemistry?
Another alien from Planet Duo (Let’s Shake It!) has crash landed on Earth in My Classmate from Far, Far Away 同学两亿岁. The two-hundred-million-year-old general Abu Dory has been asleep since the time of the dinosaurs, but was woken after high school student Xuanmo drowned in the sea.
She must now not only try and go home, but also hide herself from an evil scientist who wants to experiment on all aliens, deal with her pesky gamer brother, try not to fall in love with the boy who Xuanmo was in love with, and go through all the pains of a normal teenager.
The series stars newcomers Li Gengxi, Zhu Zhiling, Chang Long, and Liu Fangyun.