Sun Xiaoxiao’s New Legend of Madam White Snake premieres today

New Madam White Snake 新白蛇传 is a retelling of the classic folk tale, and stars Sun Xiaoxiao as White Snake, Lu Hong as Xu Xian, the reincarnation of the gentleman who saved White Snake, and Zhang Tianyang as Fa Hai, who seems to be possessed by an evil spirit from his previous life.

The 48 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Friday to Sunday on Tencent. Members get a six episode head start.

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Celebrating the friendships in Genius Vs. Muggle

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Anyone not watching this cute HNTV first original idol drama Genius Vs. Muggles should really give it a try. What I love about this drama is not so much the romance, but the friendship. The things that kept this drama from falling apart, of becoming a cliche idol dramas, is the friendship and chemistry between the three guys – Lu Hong, Zhang Ziwen, and Yang Fan. Kind of reminded me of this and this. The only complain I have with this drama is that they dress the guys perfectly but the girls’ outfits are a mess. Continue reading

Genius vs Muggles character posters

“Hey, handsome, what are you thinking?” “I’m just hoping no one will sue me for using the word muggle and mentioning Harry Potter.”

Genius vs Muggles, the Hunan TV weekend series that airs six episodes per week, released stills of the 22-and-under couples.  The series is fairly well-produced, but the script is kind of all over the place, which only really works if the dialogue is very clever.  The other major complaint I have about this drama is that the secondary couple, with Jiang Jiarui and Taiwanese veteran Lin Youwei, has zero connection. Luckily, we could look at Lu Hong‘s pretty face the entire time instead.

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Music Monday: May 27, 2013

Here to make Monday a little easier =)

Here to make Monday a little easier =)

You know you’re getting old when half of the singers on your playlist are younger than you. This week’s Music Monday features a total of 7 post-90s groups/singers. But first Bibi…

Vase and Flower 花樽与花”, the bonus track on Bibi Zhou‘s new album UNLOCK, is the Cantonese version of her single “Secret Friends 密友”. The MV is produced by Bibi’s newly established studio, Begins Studio.

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Music Monday: May 6, 2013

Mondays are always hard...

Mondays are always hard…

Let shake off that Monday Blue with a little dance. Girl group 7Sense released the rehearsal version of the choreography for their upcoming single “Passion Petal“; The new single is another Zhong Guo Feng choreography incorporating fan. I hope the MV for this single will be much better than the one for “Spring Chant“. Watch the choreography below.
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“Muggle vs Genius” to air this week!

Featuring an all post-90’s cast of mostly Shanghai Drama Academy Class of 2013 students, medical school idol drama  Muggle vs Genius is finally airing this weekend!

Shanghai Drama’s really breaking out early recently. Their graduating class of 2015 had a really successful run with “Spicy Female Soldiers”  that was ranked 44 in overall watched dramas and has just announced a sequel, and Class of 2014 Dilraba is of course starring in Yang Mi-produced “Micro Times”.  Where’s all the Beijing and Central guys (minus lead Lu Hong, of course)?
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Muggle vs Genius: Round 1 of photos

1991-born Lu Hong takes on the lead role of the genius in idol drama Muggle vs Genius

First batch of new drama Muggle vs Genius 天才碰麻瓜 has been out. With sets and costumes that matches the equally refreshing cast of nearly all new leads, the drama is definitely on its way to be the best-looking modern drama of 2012.

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