Chen Xiao, Du Juan begin a love affair in new teaser for Lost in Love

Chen Xiao with a moustache is my favourite type of Chen Xiao.

Du Juan (Wine War) plays an interior designer who believes in fairy tale romances, even though her own marriage is on the verge of falling apart. On a trip to Paris, she meets and falls head-over-heels in love with a violinist, played by Chen Xiao (Nothing Gold Can Stay).  

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National Treasures come alive in new CCTV program starring Tony Leung, Wang Kai and more

National Treasure 国家宝藏  will showcase 27 historical artifacts from 29 different museums across the country with the help of “protectors” (listed below), who will then present the story behind each piece in a short stage performance.

Actors / hosts featured: Zhang Guoli, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Wang Kai, Liu Tao, Li Chen, Duan Yihong, Wang Gang, He Jiong, Ma Su, Qin Hailu, Chen Xiao, Jackson Yi Yangqianxi, Liu Yijun, Guo Tao, Lei Jiayin, Guan Xiaotong, Sa Beining, Cai Guoqing, Ren Zhong, Ning Jing

Theme song: A Thousand Years in One Glance 一眼千年 – Na Ying

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Sheng Yilun reporting back on the Republic’s biggest actresses

Dear Chinese producers: I will come up with English titles for you for free if you fire your current ones.

Sheng Yilun is the youngest by a lot in “Shanghai Picked Flowers 十里洋场拾年花
“, a series that focuses on female celebs in the Republican era, except the main lead is male. Sheng Yilun plays a reporter reporting on all the happenings in the Republican Shanghai world of romance, and intrigue. The posters are nice, and the premise and cast seems promising, let’s hope they don’t botch it.

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Win the World releases posters

Last few posters we missed.

Win the World 赢天下 posters today.  Starring Fan BingbingGao YunxiangYan YikuanMa SuZhang GuoliGuo Pinchao (Dylan Kuo), Xu FanPan YingziPan Hong, Jiang HongboXie YilinRen ShanLin Peng, Xiao HaoranPeng XiaoranGuo JingZheng YawenZhu JiaqiLiu Xiaohu, Tian Li, and Yuan Xiaoxu, hopefully they will start releasing stills soon.

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More posters for Fan Bingbing’s new historical drama

More character posters have been released for Fan Bingbing’s (I Am Not Madame Bovary) upcoming Mary Sue historical romance drama Win the World, which follows the life of Qin Dynasty entrepreneur Ba Qing and her relationship with Gao Yunxiang’s (Legend of Mi Yue) Ying Zheng and Yan Yikuan’s (Ice Fantasy) Crown Prince Ji Dan.

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Win the World releases first posters

… with costumes like these at least we probably won’t run the risk of being stuck watching big heads on screen…?

Win the World 赢天下 has released it’s character posters.  With an extensive cast including Fan BingbingGao YunxiangYan YikuanMa SuZhang GuoliGuo Pinchao (Dylan Kuo), Xu FanPan YingziPan Hong, Jiang HongboXie YilinRen ShanLin Peng, Xiao HaoranPeng XiaoranGuo JingZheng YawenZhu JiaqiLiu Xiaohu, Tian Li, and Yuan Xiaoxu, let’s see if Fan Bingbing can top her own production The Empress of China in terms of extravagant costuming and production.

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The Legend of Miyue nears end

There are a number of problems for me in this drama, including plot holes, exaggerations that make me question realism, stereotypes about “nomadic” life that contradict what I am reading here (seems like the Yiqu were a bit more settled than depicted although surprisingly, the love affair seems to have actually happened so I can’t argue with that), and characters bent on short-term gratification that again make me question realism.

The Legend of Miyue has a couple more antique stills as it nears the end of its broadcast.  Starring Sun Li, Liu Tao, Huang Xuan, Jiang Xin, Ma Su, Gao Yunxiang, and Alex Fong, the drama has picked up pace near the end but I still feel there are problems with this drama that keep it from being what it could be.

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Compulsive Legend of Miyue post

Probably something close to what my face looked like after watching the clip below.

The Legend of Miyue has certainly been the next “it” drama, despite my worries about another scheming-heavy drama following Nirvana in Fire.  Starring Sun Li, Liu Tao, Huang Xuan, Jiang Xin, Ma Su, Gao Yunxiang, Alex Fong, etc., I was also beginning to worry about how this drama seems too similar to The Legend of Zhen Huan with the three males interested in the female lead, being about the harem, having repeat cast members, etc. but I feel that the story development and characters have developed in such a different way as to make such comparisons a bit unreasonable.  Here’s to the developments thus far… and this gem I found in what seems to be the beginnings of another series of memes and parodies of this drama.

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