Promo Round-up: New Meteor Garden

Fun fact: Wishing upon a shooting star is bad luck in Chinese.

The latest rendition of Meteor Garden begins streaming today for two episodes every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  It airs one day before that.  I haven’t seen it around on Youtube/Viki but I presume it’ll get picked up eventually. It will start streaming on Netflix with English subtitles here beginning July 13th.

The series stars Shen Yue as the spunky female lead Shan Yue  and newcomers Wang Hedi, Guan Hong, Liang Jingkang, and Wu Xize as the bully quartet F4. Dee Hsu, the younger sister of the original Shancai, will be playing the older sister of Daoming Si.

Theme by F4  below; trailer 1 ; trailer 2 ; promo photoshoot 1 ;   promo photoshoot 2;    Theme by Penny Dai ; MV set to the theme of the original by Harlem YuCast on Day Day Up ; Cast on Happy Camp

 

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Air date update, July 2018

Last updated: July 4th

Always With You 陪读妈妈 – Jul 1
Starring: Mei Ting, Xu Yajun, Vivian Wu, Hu Xianxu 
Details: 46 episodes, daily drama on Zhejiang TV
A mother gives up her career to become a full-time carer for her rebellious son, who is studying in Vancouver.

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New Meteor Garden new trailer, to air on July 9th

Why can’t they dress like this in the trailer.

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The latest rendition of Meteor Garden has released a finally trailer. It’s set to air on July 9th on Hunan TV.   The series stars Shen Yue as the female lead and newcomers Wang Hedi, Guan Hong, Liang Jingkang, and Wu Xize as the bully quartet F4. Dee Hsu, the younger sister of the original Shancai, will be playing the older sister of Daoming Si.

It looks like this channel on YouTube have brought the foreign streaming rights.

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Meteor Garden still has no stills, but here are more photoshoots

The new F4 already going for a Japanese boyband aesthetic. Bets on if they’ll become a boyband?

The cast of New Meteor Garden may still be unknowns, but they’re already doing more photoshoots than most actors. They sure seem uniformly cute already. The drama is set for a summer Hunan TV release.

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A New Meteor Garden, a new F4 cast

Yes, it’s that time again. Welcome to another version of one of the most adapted mangas in Asia – Hana Yori Dango / Boys Over Flowers / Meteor Garden .

Helmed by producer Angie Chai of the original Meteor Garden,  New Meteor Garden 新流星花园  recently announced its cast of the four male leads, members of the clique F4.  There’s no news on who’s who yet.  The four male leads – Connor Leong, Dylan Wang Hedi, Darren Chen, and Caesar Wu Xize  – average 21 years old and are all fairly new actors. The female lead is Shen Yue, whose first major drama is only airing this week.

Will the new cast get instant famous like every other cast so far?

Female lead is played by 20-year-old Shen Yue in her second major role.

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Meteor Shower location in Xiamen University, Wei Chen in Thailand

Xiamen University

Xiamen University

For more pictures of Xiamen University, scroll down to the bottom.

Last week, SARFT put up the approved proposal of the mainland Hana Yori Dango.

According to the proposal, the following is the new synopsis of the drama, named “Meteor Shower.”

Chu Yuqian/Yuyun(there are two different pronounciations for the word) is a hardworking, smart highschool girl. Her biggest dream is to enter the pretigious Ailisitun (Aliceton?) University. With help from her uncle, she finally gets in. Yun Hai, Duan Mulei, Ximen Ruiqian and Ye Shuo are the four richest students of Aliceton. With their gorgeous looks, they became the idols of all the girls there. However, they’re unsatisfied with the lives that their parents forced upon them. In order to get the principle to kick them out of Ailisitun(Aliceton?), they performs a serious of pranks. While fighting for the justice of the victims of the pranks, Yuqian/Yuyun become the target of F4. Through fighting and arguing, they began to admire each other and became friends. Touched by Yuqian/Yuyun, F4 eventually becomes the top four students of the school. At the same time, they became loving, responsible males. Through the multiple struggles and hardships, Girl and F4 grew up. They learned to control their own lives, chose their own futures, and to strive for their dreams.

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When life gives you mangoes, make news

Updates on the New Meteor Garden, Zhang Jie and Jackie Chan, Chen Chusheng, Guo Jingming and other EE Media/Hunan TV aka Mango TV related news.

Hungry, anyone?

Hunan TV's logo

Everything about the New Meteor Garden is still undecided, so here are the latest “news” flying around. The announcing of the casting of F4 has been moved back again, but the female lead has been chosen. She’s a nineteen-year-old from the Beijing Film Institute. The story will be significantly changed, with different names and backgrounds of each of the characters. For example, Rui might play the piano instead of the violin. Being forever Chinese, the drama will also be less violent and more inspirational. Domyouji has pretty much been confirmed as not from the Super Boys. But of course, as CFensi should’ve pounded into you by now, you can’t always trust what you read.

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Wei Chen’s “Struggle”

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Wei Chen, one of the new F4, recently returned to act in the play version of the biggest mainland drama of 2006, “Fen Dou/Struggle.” after leaving for a while to film “Le Huo Nan Hai” amongst his many various activities. He also sings the just released theme song,” Feng Ren Yuan/Lunatic’s wish,” for the play, composed by good friend and fellow Super Boy Lu Hu.

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The Chinese Connection in all the Versions of Boys Over Flowers

Ok, so the Taiwanese series obviously had some people speaking Chinese, but what about the Japanese and Korean series? They have a little Chinese in em as well. Thought that was interesting…

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Abe Tsuyoshi and friend Long Ze

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