Trailer and stills for Bai Jingting, Wu Qian’s light-hearted comedy

Octogenerian, and The 90s 八零九零 stars Wu Qian as Ye Xiaomei, the enthusiastic heroine who is tasked with managing a retirement home after her grandmother is diagnosed with cancer. However, many of her actions are rejected by the elderly residents, and hijinks ensue. Bai Jingting costars as her love interest.

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Political intrigue drama For the Holy Guiguzi now on Youtube with English subs

For the Holy Guiguzi stars Duan Yihong as Gui Guzi, a Warring States politician and strategist who works to abolish slavery. Qi Wei (No Secrets) costars as the calculating princess of Han, Zu Feng (Remain Silent) plays Gui Guzi’s classmate and Ni Dahong (All Is Well) plays the King of Han.

All 52 episodes are now on Youtube (Eng subs in progress):

25th Magnolia Awards

Unlike the mess that was the 29th Golden Eagle Awards, the Magnolia Awards were more sensible and predictable, so kudos to the judges (director Gao Xixi, actress Ma Yili, screenwriter Chen Tong among others) for judging based on merit.

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All Is Well trailer hits all the hot topics

A victim of sexism in her own family, a spoiled youngest son, and a weak father finally freed from his  boss spouse  all walk into the same show…

From preferential treatment to sons to overly-protected sons to independent women to old people being scammed,  All is Well 都挺好’s trailer hits so many the hot topics that every episode is already guaranteed to set aflame a million internet forum. The series starring Yao Chen, Ni Dahong, and Guo Jingfei is set to air on March 1st.


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Lantern Festival drama posters

Here’s a round-up of Lantern Festival poster/stills released for upcoming (and one currently airing) dramas.  Happy Lantern Festival!

The Longest Day in Chang’an – Yi Yangqianzi

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Promo Round-up: Ever Night

Upcoming fantasy wuxia drama Ever Night (Part 1) stars Chen Feiyu, Song Yiren, Yuan Bingyan and Meng Ziyi in the leading roles, and will release 2 episodes every Wed-Fri on Tencent and Youtube beginning tonight. VIP members get a 6 episode head start.

Theme song by Jane Zhang ; Tan Weiwei

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Xianxia epic Ever Night releases new trailer, to stream Oct. 31

Xianxia epic Ever Night: Dawn of the Empire 将夜:帝国的清晨. released another trailer to announce its streaming on October 31st. The new trailer seems to focus on the male lead, played Chen Feiyu, and his love interests – Song Yiren, Meng Ziyi, Yuan Bingyan, and Tong Yao. We’ve seen a string of xianxia flops, so don’t get your hopes too much despite how pretty it is.