Publishing a collection of old favourites after cleaning up the drafts section:Continue reading
Magazine spreads, photo shoots and stills that recently caught our eye.
Ni Ni dons Gucci glasses and a slick jumpsuit for a Gucci glasses event. As much as I liked her in The Rise of Phoenixes and Eternal Love, I really need her in a modern fashionista role.Continue reading
Enter a fragile wonderland with Ni Ni in this photoshoot by Zhong Ling. The Love and Destiny actress has recently debuted a character in a new stage play, went on a weeklong charity hike with Chen Kun, and will hopefully soon begin filming again.Continue reading
Magazine spreads, photo shoots and stills that recently caught our eye.Continue reading
Fated romances are one of the most common tropes in Chinese drama, so much so that many series take for granted that one will always love the same person in every lifetime. Xianxia drama Love and Destiny 宸汐缘 is a rare rejection of the assumption, instead questioning the ideas that the soul is the sole entity of human identity and that one’s life is necessarily bound to that of one’s past lives. In one of the most morally ambiguous battles in a recent drama, a chapter climax of the series has the male leads fighting for different reincarnations of the female lead. One male lead is determined that the human reincarnation of the female lead dies on time so her soul will return to heaven; another wants to try and save her current mortal self. The former believes that it’s important to save her soul so that she lives on, but the later believe that each life is a new person and they can’t sacrifice one of her lifetimes for that of another.Continue reading
First, Love and Destiny 宸汐缘 has no association to Eternal Love, it just shares the same world setting. This is an original work by the production team of Eternal Love – they came up with the script for this while filming Eternal Love.
The best way I can describe this series is imagine you order a dish at some hole in the wall place that you stumble upon and it turn out to be the best dish you’ve ever eat. The ingredients do not go together, presentation is not impressive, but for each bite that you eat, the flavors just explode in your mouth and before you know it, you’ve finished the dish and you want to order more. That’s my experience with this series. This may be the best c-drama that I will have seen for a very long time, at least for this genre.
Like lead actress Ni Ni said in an interview, this series is a love journey, and we get to embark on it with our leads. There are no misunderstandings, no love triangle nor second lead syndrome. The whole series focus on our leads and their love journey and the other characters add richness to it. If our leads are not together, it’s very organic and makes sense. Issues get resolved fairly quickly and in very mature way. Continue reading