Trailer and stills round-up: Upcoming 2022 iQiyi dramas

iQiyi recently released trailers and posters for a slew of upcoming shows that will either air exclusively on the site as web dramas and/or on television networks next year. Which shows are you looking forward to most?

Historical spy drama The Wind Blows From Longxi – Chen Kun, Bai Yu

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Red carpet round-up: 2020 Weibo Awards Ceremony

Another year of the Weibo awards, another year of marvelling at how great all the actresses look.

Select list of attendees: Angelababy, Huang Xiaoming, Bai Jingting, Bai Yu, Deng Chao, Sun Li, Dilraba, Guan Xiaotong, Lu Han, Kris Wu, Huang Zitao, Zhang Yixing, Jin Chen, Li Bingbing, Li Xian, Zhou Dongyu, Liu Haocun, Mao Xiaotong, Ni Ni, Zhao Liying, Song Qian, Song Weilong, Tan Songyun, Tang Yan, Tong Liya, Tong Yao, Wang Kai, Cai Xukun, Wang Yibo, Xiao Zhan, Yang Zi & Yang Mi.

The cast of Hi, Mom – Shen Teng, director Jia Ling, Zhang Xiaofei. The movie has topped $700M USD to become China’s third-highest grossing film ever.
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Jing Boran, Song Weilong’s period detective drama releases stills and first trailer

Everything about the first trailer for A League of Nobleman (formerly The Society of Four Leaves) screams high production values, and I am really liking Jing Boran‘s look in this drama.Song Weilong costars as the scholar / fellow detective. [Extended]

Period show + Mystery + high production values – this is the BL-novel adapted drama I want to watch the most.
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Jing Boran, Song Weilong begin filming BL-adapted mystery drama The Society of Four Leaves

Period detective drama The Society of Four Leaves 张公案 stars Jing Boran as Lan Jue, an assistant minister from the Ministry of Rites whose ultimate goal is to overturn the ruling against his father. Song Weilong plays Zhang Ping, an impoverished scholar who starts selling his drawings on the street to pay for his education.

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Ju Jingyi, Song Weilong’s cross-dressing romance releases first teaser

Ju JIngyi in In a Class of Her Own

Ju Jingyi is cuter than ever in the trailer for her latest drama, In a Class of Her Own 漂亮书生 with Song Weilong. I feel like this might be the drama with her that has the best (aka least) filters? [Extended Synopsis]

Ju Jingyi might have two dramas streaming at the same time with both this and The Blooms at Ruyi Pavilion releasing promo materials recently.

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Promo Round-up: Beautiful Reborn Flower

Song Weilong and Wang Yaoqing meet once more as love rivals.

Beautiful Reborn Flower stars Song Weilong as the hero who struggles to work out which of the sisters (both played by Lin Yun) he is actually in love with. The synopsis suggests they’re two different people, but the trailer makes me think they’re the same person after all?

Filmed in 2017, the 50 episode drama releases 2 eps every Friday to Monday on iQiyi and Tencent. English subs will be available on their respective apps / Tencent WeTV. It’s also available on Youtube here.

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Review: Find Yourself loses itself part-way through

All the cute kisses can’t make up for bad characterization.

Song Qian and Song Weilong start off with immediate chemistry in the first few episodes of Find Yourself. Even better, all the side-characters are also attractive, varied in personality, and fun. However, as soon as the main couple gets together, Find Yourself loses itself.

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Celebrity Schedules: Feb 2020 / Coronavirus Donation List

All dramas have ceased filming and work is sparse, so I’m going to use this opportunity to highlight the following celebrities for donating to efforts to contain the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. I know there’s a lot of uncertainties about whether donations are being properly used, but that doesn’t diminish the goodwill of the donators. If you chose to donate to anything, though, definitely do your homework and making sure that the money is actually well-spent.

The list is too long so I used google translate, feel free to leave corrections and additions in the comments.

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