Over-protective parents grow up in upcoming family drama A Little Reunion

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.

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Unfazed at Twenty stars Bu Guanjin, Guan Xiaotong

Guan Xiaotong finally drops the girl-next-door act and plays the beauty that she is in Unfazed at Twenty.

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.

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Never Gone releases stills of its young cast

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:

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Never Gone releases new trailer, set for November release

I want Lan Yingying to come back as a guest actor and do a skit with Tan Jianci and Li Landi on I’m an Actor. These three are my favorites out of the two seasons of the show.

Never Gone 原来你还在这里 released a new trailer following the growth 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.  The series is set for a November 6th release date on Youku

Trailer below and posters below the cut.

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Never Gone releases young vs grown-up posters of its leads

Hu Xianxu recently fulfilled his long-standing dream of finally getting a girlfriend within a month of college starting.

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 YingyingLi 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  , 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:

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Photoshoot round-up: couples

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Here are some recent photoshoots of people being cute together,  featuring Ma Sichun X Jing BoranWu Lei X Chun Xia, Zhang Tian’ai X Huang Zitao, Zhao Wei X Alec Su,  Wu Jinyan Xu Kai, Zhang Yuxi Kenji Chen, and Zhu Zhiling X Li Gengxi.   Which couple has the most chemistry?
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Another Alien from Planet Duo Landed in a Rom-Com

Neihert as crazy nor as fun as Abu Chacha, Abu Dory follows a school romance with a gaming side plot, a X-men side plot, and an ET side plot.

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.