A Love Never Lost 人生若如初见 is set against the backdrop of The Boxer Rebellion and stars Li Xian as Liang Xiang, an ambitious and educated noble recently returned from Japan. Chun Xia plays Qiu Hong, a forward-thinking noble lady who is travelling to Shanghai to escape an arranged marriage.
Upcoming legal drama The Best Partner stars Jin Dong as a succesful attorney and Lan Yingying as a budding lawyer. The drama’s supporting and guest star lineup features Liu Mintao, Zhu Zhu, Tian Yu, Dai Xu, Sun Chun, Wang Ou, Wu Yue, Vivian Wu,Yuan Quan and Qiao Zhenyu, just to name a few.
The 48 episode drama airs daily on Dragon TV/Beijing TV beginning tonight.
First stills are here for Jin Dong and Lan Yingying’s The Best Partner, a workplace drama that can probably do without a love line between the main leads. Sun Chun, Tian Yu, Liu Mintao, Zhu Zhu, Dai Xu and Vivan Wu costar. Wang Ou and Wu Yue guest star.[Extended Synopsis]
Come to sunny California to study in the latest drama exploring the plight of Chinese students abroad, but this time with their parents in the mix. poster edit: 手可摘星檀
Over the Sea I Come To You 带着爸爸去留学 features Sun Honglei and Zeng Shunxi in a problematic father-son relationship. Xin Zhilei and Jiang Yiyi and Liu Mintao and Tan Jianci costar as the other two parent-child combos. [Extended Synopsis]
The 46 episode drama premieres tonight on Dragon TV / Zhejiang TV.
Is the first modern Jin Yong alternate universe drama since The Legend of Brown Sugar Chivalries?
The characters of The Legend of Condor Heroes come back alive in modern times in medical procedural jianghu romance drama Small Doctor 小大夫. The series will star Dong Zijian (Like a Flowing River), Zhang Jiani (The Story of Yanxi Palace) , Liu Mintao (The Rise of the Phoenixes) , and Li-Chun Lee (TheFamily). Synopsis below:
Guo Jing (Dong Zijian) is an unassuming but studious doctor from the borders (I’m going to make a wild guess and say it’s Inner Mongolia) who falls for the prettiest and brightest young doctor, Huang Rong (Zhang Jiani). As the two support each other in their journies of self-fulfillment, they’re faced with the opposition of Guo Jing’s boss and Huang Rong’s older sister (Liu Mintao). Li-Chun Lee joins the cast (probably as Hong Qigong?).
I know that Kung-fu Hustle paid royalties to Jin Yong for using his characters, but I’m suspicious about the legitimacy of this one and the other modern AU drama, The Legend of Brown Sugar Chivalries.
The series is directed by Lu Lunchang (The Master of the House) and scriptwriter is Wang Xiaoqiang (The Mask ). Filming began last week.
A round of applause for The SoundSeason 2, guys. The variety show has invited four of my favourite actresses – Wan Qian (Tribes and Empires, Lost in 1949), Liu Mintao(The Disguiser, upcoming The Love of Hypnosis), Qin Hailu(Red Sorghum, White Deer Plain) and LiQin(White Deer Plain, Princess Agents)– to participate in the fourth episode, which airs on the 15th.