China’s favorite detective timetravels for “New Detective Squad”


What truer love is there than between a sociopath of a detective and his loyal sidekick?

Following Sherlock’s timetravelling to modern day London and New York, China’s favorite detective (sorry, Dee) also chose to get a taste of modernity in “New Detective Squad 新神探联盟.”  Set in an alternate universe Republican era, the Nesound-produced detective series again features the lovely trio of Judge Bao (Zhang Duo), his OCD bickering pal Gongsun Ce (Wang Kai), and their martial arts trained eyecandy sidekick Zhan Zhao (George Hu). Joining them are Kimi Qiao Renliang  and Li Xinru as villains, and Zhang Li as the doctor.

The trailer for the series fais to depict the cuteness of the characters:

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“Luxuriant Gens” releases trailers

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Li Xinru gives the go for plenty of French kissing, but has to fake a simple peck?

Model drama Luxuriant Gens 华丽一族 stars Li Xinru as well as model-actors Godfrey Gao and Li Xuedong.   A remake of Korean drama “Model,” the series tells of the inner intrigues of the modeling industry. Produced by Nesound (Ugly Wudi), the series will air on Hunan TV on March 1st.  Watch the trailer below and the long trailer here:

Ugly Wudi is Pretty Fashionable


I have a lot of affection for the series Ugly Wudi since it was the first thing I wrote about on Cfensi. It’s also a good series from what I’ve seen of it, although what I’ve seen consists of only bits and pieces. However I love the fact that, in keeping with Hunan TV tradition, it’s given lesser known but very experienced actors a break, like Wang Kai,  Qi Ji and Liu Xiaohu who’ve graduated from the Central Academy of Drama, Beijing Film Academy and Shanghai Theatre Academy (the big triumvate of top acting institutes in China) respectively.

It also lets less experienced actors shine: Photographer Zhong Hongkai posted some pictures he took of the lead actress Li Xinru, only 21, on his blog, with this comment:

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