Celebrity Schedules: Feb 2020 / Coronavirus Donation List

All dramas have ceased filming and work is sparse, so I’m going to use this opportunity to highlight the following celebrities for donating to efforts to contain the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. I know there’s a lot of uncertainties about whether donations are being properly used, but that doesn’t diminish the goodwill of the donators. If you chose to donate to anything, though, definitely do your homework and making sure that the money is actually well-spent.

The list is too long so I used google translate, feel free to leave corrections and additions in the comments.

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Huang Jingyu, Li Qin confirmed for military romance

Even I can Photoshop better than this…

Dear Military Uniform 亲爱的戎装 (lit.) is being touted as the next Descendants of the Sun, and stars Huang Jingyu as a stone-faced special forces officer and Li Qin as a warm and gentle army doctor. A similar-themed drama starring Ma Sichun and Bai Jingting is also in production.

Directed by Tian Yi (The Drug Hunter) and written by award-winning screenwriter You Xiaoying (Love Education), the 45 episode drama is based on the novel of a similar name (军装下的绕指柔) by Zhezhi Mayi.

Drama Review: Joy of Life Eps 1 – 10


I have so much to say about the new Chinese drama Joy of Life 庆余年. As a fan of the original fiction as well as the author Maoni, I am satisfied with its skillful adaptation of the novel and the tight plot. The casting seems fantastic because this drama features a lot of big names such as Chen Daoming, Li Xiaoran, and Wu Gang.  I would rate a 9 out of 10 based on the first ten episodes. 

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