Promo Round-up: Queen Dugu

Queen Dugu chronicles the life of the titular empress Dugu Qieluo, played by Joe Chen (Big Brother). Chen Xiao (Red Rose) costars as her husband Yang Jian, who would later found the Sui Dynasty.

The 50 episode drama will release 2 episodes every Monday to Thursday on Youtube, Youku, Tencent and iQiyi beginning tonight. VIP members get an 8 episode head start.

Theme song by Joey Yung:

 

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Air date update, February 2019

Airing since Jan 30th:

  • My Father and Daddy 我的亲爹和后爸 starring Zhang Yi, Zhang Guoli and Li Jianyi
  • A World Without Fraud 天下无诈 starring Guo Xiaodong, Xu Yue

Yanshifan: New Youth 艳势番之新青年 – Feb 6
Starring: Huang Zitao, Yi Yangqianxi, Hu Bingqing
Details: 60 eps, daily drama on Dragon TV / Beijing TV
A forward-thinking noble and a commoner band together to save their country. (Extended)

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Collection of new drama stills for Chinese Valentine’s Day

August 28th is Chinese Valentine’s Day (Qixi Festival), and several productions have released stills to celebrate the occasion.

Actors featured (in order): Yang Mi, Ethan Ruan, Joe Chen, Chen Xiao, Qi Ji, Hai Lu, Yang Zi, Ren Jialun, Zhou Xun, Wallace Huo, Fan Bingbing, Gao Yunxiang, Tang Yixin, Raymond Lam, Tang Yan, Shawn Dou, Zheng Shuang, Ma Tianyu, Ariel Lin and Liu Ye

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Joe Chen, Hu Bingqing go head to head in dramas on Empress Dugu

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Aside from the subject matter, the other thing both dramas have in common is horrible English names.

Joe Chen (Destined to Love You) and Hu Bingqing (The Legend of Qin) have been tapped to play the lead role in separate dramas that both taking inspiration from the life of Dugu Qieluo, wife to Emperor Wen of Sui.

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