Sword Dynasty stars Li Xian as a cultivator who is training to assassinate the king (Liu Yijun). Li Yitong plays the hero’s ‘aunt’ and future love interest. The 34 episode series releases 2 episodes every Friday-Sunday on iQiyi beginning tonight.(more…)
I’ve got so much to say about Royal Nirvana I just couldn’t wait until the halfway mark, so here I am with a first impressions post (Episodes 1-11).
Royal Nirvana is a poignant drama that is anchored by a group of wonderful actors and an equally good screenwriter in Liangman Xueyuan, who is also the original author. The tragic relationship between the emperor (Huang Zhizhong) and his estranged son the crown prince Xiao Dingquan (Luo Jin) forms the core of the story, and sets the tone for the entire drama.(more…)
Love You Forever 我在时间尽头等你 stars Li Hongqi (Go Go Squid!) as Lin Ge, a man who turns back time so his love interest Qiu Qian can be resurrected. However there’s always a price to pay for thwarting Fate, and the teaser suggests that in the new timeline, Lin Ge will no longer be able to exist in the heroine’s life.
Directed by Yao Tingting (Yesterday Once More), the film is scheduled for a Valentine’s Day premiere next year.(more…)
Political intrigue-romance drama Royal Nirvana revolves around an unfavoured prince’s (Luo Jin) struggles against a corrupt government and a heartless father. Li Yitong costars as a former noble lady intent on avenging her family who ends up falling in love with the prince instead. [Extended Synopsis]
Theme song by Jin Zhiwen(more…)
Upcoming historical drama Royal Nirvana 鹤唳华亭 stars Luo Jin (The Way We Were) as an unfavoured prince of Southern Qi and Li Yitong (Bloody Romance) as his love interest. The ~60 episode drama will be premiering on Youku soon.(more…)
Li Xian and Li Yitong’s fantasy drama Sword Dynasty released its first full trailer. The Feng Xiaogang-produced drama is rumored to be streaming soon. I haven’t seen a trailer with this much narration since forever, and I really hope it doesn’t carry over to the drama.
Deng Lun and Li Yitong’s Republican-era romance begins streaming today on Youtube here (with English subs). The drama follows your tried-and-true romance of talented girl meets flamboyant heir with plenty of family drama in a turbulent time. Extended synopsis here.
Instead of focusing on the privileged elite, this very loose remake is titled Extraordinary Girls 了不起的女孩 (lit.), and stars Li Yitong (Bloody Romance) and Jin Chen (All Is Well With Us) as a pair of best friends who breakup during high school due to differing personalities and rekindle their friendship after almost a decade.(more…)