Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.
Young, good-looking, and mostly already bff’s since so many of them went to the same college and works at the same company and have been in every other drama with each other, the cast of In Youth 趁我们还年轻 – Zhang Yunlong, Qiao Xin, Liu Ruilin, Daisy, Huang Mengying, and Huang Bojun are so adorable together. The trailer was imo the cutest looking of the modern trailer smorgasbord released last month.
Here’s a photoset of them at the amusement park, and a video of them being dorks (that makes me want to ship every combination of them) :
In Youth 趁我们还年轻 is an idol romance set in the corporate world, and stars Zhang Yunlong (Xuanyuan Sword: Clouds of Han) and Qiao Xin (Ode to Joy) as leads.
The guests at this year’s Harper’s Bazaar Charity Gala is a who’s who of Chinese actors this year. Here are some of the stars on the red carpet, including Zhang Ziyi, Carina Lau, Fan Bingbing, Li Bingbing, Yang Mi, Lu Han, Angelababy, Yao Chen, Chris Li Yuchun, Ni Ni, Jing Boran, Zhang Ruoyun, Tang Yixin, Zhang Lanxin, Jiang Xin, Amber Kuo, Bea Hayden, Wang Ziwen, Li Xiaolu, Jia Nailiang, Ying’er, Aarif Lee, Zhao Liying, Qiao Xin, Zhang Yunlong, Zhang Binbin, Li Yundi, Chen Xuedong, Ruby Lin, Wallace Huo, Ady An Yixuan, Shawn Dou Xiao, etc. There were a lot more stars (like Fan Bingbing’s boyfriend Li Chen, Angelababy’s husband Huang Xiaoming), but their outfits were boring.
Clothes identification from : Starstylefashion@Weibo , clothes from the Bazaar Weibo or the star’s own Weibo’s (this is fair because both are PS’ed anyways) .
As Ode to Joy II 欢乐颂 2 is geared up for release, here’s a review of season 1 of the hit series from 2016.
Witty dialogue and a cast of memorable characters make Ode to Joy one of the most fun sit-coms in a while. Unfortunately, the series is often dogged down by attempts to shift to a melodrama that makes the ff button a necessary friend.
The series focuses around the unlikely friendship between five women who share a floor in an apartment complex in Shanghai. There’s Andi (An Di?), the business professional with a fear of human touch, Qu Xiaoxiao, the heiress fighting for the family inheritance, Fan Shengmei, the gold-digger with an entitled family, Qiu Yingying, the happy-go-lucky college grad, and Guan Ju’er, the ordinary white-collared girl who has never said no in her life.
Coming from a misogynistic rural family, Fan Shengmei (Jiang Xin) is vain, self-centered, but also righteous and protective. She would lie to help out a friend, but also to save face. The first lets her befriend the women in the apartment complex, but the second gets her in trouble as she falls for men who use her vanity to play her. When she falls in love with a man faked his own wealth to date her, she is caught between love and vanity. Imperfect, complex, and sharp-tongued, Fan’s characterization is perfect.
The Wind Blows in Changlin 琅琊榜之风起长林 wishes everybody a Happy New Year! Starring Huang Xiaoming, Liu Haoran, Tong Liya, Zhang Huiwen, Sun Chun, Wu Haochen, Mei Ting, Zhang Bo, Guo Jingfei, and Qiao Xin, get a glimpse of the costumes and sets while you can!