The Ideal City stars Sun Li as an incorruptible cost engineer and Mark Chao as her competitor turned love interest(?). The drama airs daily on CCTV-8 and Dragon TV.Continue reading
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Promo round-up: Upcoming iQiyi dramas
iQiyi has released a handful of trailers and posters for its upcoming dramas. The successful Light On programme is back for a second round, and the streaming platform has also lumped its romance dramas into a Sweet On schedule, which is set to begin this month. Which dramas are you looking forward to most?
First up is Luoyang, and the trailer is giving me huge The Longest Day in Chang’an vibes. Huang Xuan‘s character seems pretty similar to Lei Jiayin’s, in that they’re both former government officials who are tasked with solving intriguing mysteries.Continue reading
First look at Sun Li, Mark Chao in The Ideal City
The Ideal City 理想之城 stars Sun Li (I Will Find You A Better Home) as Su Xiao, a quantity surveyor who claws her way back up the ladder in the male-dominated architecture industry after undergoing various tribulations. Mark Chao plays her love interest Xia Ming.
Based on the novel by Ruohua Ranran and directed by Liu Jin (The Perfect Partner), the 40 episode drama recently wrapped up filming.Continue reading
Workplace drama The Ordinary Glory premieres tonight
The Ordinary Glory stars Bai Jingting as an intern and Mark Chao as his team leader. Qiao Xin, Wei Daxun and Pang Hanchen play the hero’s fellow colleagues.
The 42 episode drama airs daily on Dragon TV.
Mark Chao, Deng Lun star in Guo Jingming’s Onmyoji adaptation
Mark Zhao, Deng Lun, Wang Ziwen, Chun Xia, and Wang Duo are starring in director Guo Jingming’s latest film series, ancient fantasy Onmyoji 阴阳师, based on the novel series of the same name by Baku Yumemakura. Two films are currently scheduled in the series.Continue reading
Zhao Liying returns in her first cover shoot after giving birth
Zhao Liying returns with her first cover shoot after giving birth in this Chinese fantasy-themed photoshoot by Chen Man. The actress is currently filming wuxia drama Legend of Fei.Continue reading
The Legends set to the Wicked soundtrack, or why Zhaoyao is Elphaba
A photographic essay on why Lu Zhaoyao (played by Bai Lu) from The Legends 招摇 is Elphaba.
update: this is only true up to when she explodes the first time. After that, the series goes into original content and all consistent characterization and plot also explode.
Mark Chao, Bai Jingting’s The Ordinary Glory releases stills and trailer
The official remake of hit K-drama Misaeng, The Ordinary Glory stars Mark Chao as the workaholic team leader who takes the intern Sun Yiqiu (Bai Jingting) under his wing.
Photoshoot Round-up: Actresses over 50
Last time I posted the photoshoot of over 40 celebs together, a couple of you guys mentioned being in interested in photos of celebsover 40, so here it is featuring Gong Li, Kara Hui, Jiang Wenli, Vivian Wu Junmei, Carina Lau, and Joan Chen. I did 50+ instead of 40+ because there was simply too many otherwise.
Mark Chao, Bai Jingting cast in Chinese remake of Misaeng
The remake of acclaimed slice-of-life Korean drama Misaeng / Incomplete Life is titled Ordinary Glory 平凡的荣耀 (lit.), and stars Mark Chao (Midnight Diner) as Wu Kezhi, the workaholic team leader who has a strained relationship with his superior. Bai Jingting (Rush to the Dead Summer) plays Sun Yiqiu, the newbie office worker who is turned away by multiple employers due to the lack of a tertiary degree.