Top 10 Youth With You 2 Stages

A round-up of my top ten stages for Youth With You 2. The show had it’s ups and downs and really dropped the ball on the collaboration stage, but it still has some of my favorite Chinese boy/girl group stages in years. It pains me to know that there isn’t yet a sufficient system for performers in China for so many talents in front and behind the camera to create stages this beautiful more often.

10. Mama Group A is the most well-rounded group of the whole competition that might be better than whatever team that debuts. It has the best vocalist of the show (Xu Xinwen), the most performative rapper of the show (Xie Keying), a great dancer (Lu Keran), a slightly weaker all-arounder in Jin Zihan, and an all-ace all-arounder in Wei Chen. All five members are versatile. They all have unique looks and personalities that nevertheless are harmonized together. My only complaint is their hair and make-up makes it hard for them to give good face.

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Youth With You 2’s Rule Breakers Photoshoot

Kiki Xu Jiaqi is my #1 visual for the show.

Everyone looks amazing in this “new rules” photoshoot for the current top nine of girl group competition Youth With You 2. I’m guessing the inspiration is rule-breaking high school mangas like Crows Zero to go with this season’s theme of not defining girl groups.

Although they aren’t currently my ideal nine, this group of nine will still be my favorite lineup for a competition idol group by far and I love them all so much.

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Son of Hero images

I was having doubts about this drama at first but some of the sets and stuff are really nice.

These Son of Hero have been sitting around for a while.  Starring Gao Yunxiang, Li Man, Zhu ZixiaoLiu YuxinXie Xiangming, Zhang ZijianShi XiaolongYang TongshuWeng HongMa JunweiShang Tiantong, and Jiang Mingyang, something for people looking for a Song dynasty drama.

More stills below the cut.

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Son of Hero releases better quality images

It seems like it’s been a while since we had a good quality Song dynasty drama. If the drama keeps up with this quality, it might be our first in a while.

Son of Hero has released some better quality images.  Starring Gao Yunxiang, Li Man, Zhu ZixiaoLiu YuxinXie Xiangming, Zhang ZijianShi XiaolongYang TongshuWeng HongMa JunweiShang Tiantong, and Jiang Mingyang, something for those who want a Song dynasty drama.

More stills below the cut.

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Son of Hero releases trailer

I wouldn’t stick my hand there if I were you…

Son of Hero has released a trailer.  Starring Gao Yunxiang, Li Man, Zhu ZixiaoLiu YuxinXie Xiangming, Zhang ZijianShi XiaolongYang TongshuWeng HongMa JunweiShang Tiantong, and Jiang Mingyang, people looking forward to this production can get a better look through the trailer.

 

Photoshoot Friday: April 17, 2014

 Yang Mi seems geared up for summer in her new photoshoot for Elle, but mostly, she seems ready to exercise. Zhang Xinyu, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to want to get out of bed. Zhao Wei and Xu Lu show off crisp blue backgrounds (though for separate photo shoots), and meanwhile, Liu Yuxin dresses in pastels and red lipstick. My personal favorite from this round up, though, would have to be Lu Yi’s stroll in the rain. Look below the cut for more pictures! (more…)