Promos round-up: Chinese Valentine’s Day 2019

Three Lives Three Worlds, The Pillow Book – Dilraba, Gao Weiguang

Here’s a round-up of teasers, posters and stills for upcoming dramas, plus one currently airing drama. Which shows are you looking forward to most?

Love and Redemption – Yuan Bingyan, Cheng Yi
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Love and Destiny is Ni Ni as every Disney Princess in ancient China

Your royal cuteness Ni Ni as Lingxi

Have you ever wondered how Disney Princesses would be like if they were filmed in a Chinese fantasy world? Look no further than Love and Destiny, the drama that is basically The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, and maybe Elsa but set in the world of Eternal Love. Here’s a review that’s not really a review of why Ni Ni is each of those princesses.

In the first lifetime, Ni Ni’s Lingxi is bird fairy who’s been restricted from leaving the peach blossom land of her childhood. She spends her daydreaming of meeting her hero the God of War Jiuchen and becoming a part of his world. When she escapes to the heavens against her father’s will, she meets and falls for Jiuchen. Eventually, she is tempted by a demon and exchanges her ability to hear (and by association her voice) to save the man she loves. As for herself, she dissipates into bubbles.

In this lifetime, Ni Ni is my favorite live-action Disney Princess since Amy Adams. She perfectly portrays the wide-eyed wonder and the contagious joy of the character. Her character is one of the few who can feel naive and pure instead of dumb. Lingxi just so full of good and charm that it’s hard to not want to give her a hug.

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Love and Destiny costumes round-up: Ni Ni as a bird fairy

Despite opening to ridicule, Ni Ni and Chang Chen’s Love and Destiny has been slowly garnering fans thanks to its solid writing, acting, and directing. A round-up of costumes for Lingxi the bird fairy, the first of the three lifetimes of Ni Ni’s character in fantasy drama Love and Destiny. Designed by William Chang Suk Ping, the costumes in this period of her life are all simple ombre gauze to give her character a sense of flight and innocence.

You can watch the series on Youtube here.

In heaven prison, you look like this.
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Promo Round-up: Love and Destiny

Chang Chen’s drama debut and Ni Ni’s second television drama, Love and Destiny revolves around the romance between the God of War and a young maiden destined to wreck havoc on the world.

The 60 episode fantasy drama releases 2 eps every Monday to Friday on iQiyi.

Introduction to the worlds, Theme song by Aska Yang Zongwei

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Love and Destiny releases theme song, sets release date

Still on the fence, but the production values seem top-notch.

Ni Ni and Chang Chen’s Love and Destiny 宸汐缘 has finally set a release date for July 15th (this means there’s a 50% chance of it actually being released). The drama released a MV today for its theme song by Zhang Bichen and Zheng Yunlong. From the producers and director of Eternal Love, the drama tells of the love story between the God of War and a maiden destined to bring chaos to the world. [Extended Synopsis]

Love and Destiny unveils main cast and releases new trailer

Chang Chen and Ni Ni’s upcoming fantasy drama Love and Destiny comes from the producers and director of TLTWTMPB / Eternal Love, and tells of the love story between the God of War and a maiden destined to bring chaos to the world. [Extended Synopsis]

Behind the scenes with Chang Chen and Ni Ni

(To be honest, I’m finding it very hard to remain optimistic about this show.)

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Friday Photos

Li Yifeng and Chris Hemsworth buddy agent movie at a watch event.

Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.

Gao Weiguang and Brie Larson  at a fashion   event.


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Chang Chen makes drama debut opposite Ni Ni in Eternal Love spin-off

I’m still going to watch this regardless, but the first 30 seconds reminds me of those organic skin cosmetics ads…

Chang Chen (Forever Young) has decided to take the plunge into drama land as the lead in fantasy period drama Love and Destiny 三生三世宸汐缘. Ni Ni (The Rise of Phoenixes) costars as the female lead.

 

BTS

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