Yin Tao, Song Yi, Zhao Jinmai cast in remake of Astringent Girl

Astringent Girl 涩女郎 is the second adaption (the first being Pink Ladies 粉红女郎 back in 2003) of Zhu Deyong’s manhua of the same name, and stars Yin Tao (The Years You Were Late) as Wanrenmi, the most popular and attractive of the quartet.

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Drama Review: Joy of Life Eps 1 – 10


I have so much to say about the new Chinese drama Joy of Life 庆余年. As a fan of the original fiction as well as the author Maoni, I am satisfied with its skillful adaptation of the novel and the tight plot. The casting seems fantastic because this drama features a lot of big names such as Chen Daoming, Li Xiaoran, and Wu Gang.  I would rate a 9 out of 10 based on the first ten episodes. 

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Promo Round-up: Joy of Life

Thankful for the Remaining Years / Joy of Life stars Zhang Ruoyun as a modern time-traveler who believes in equality for all and is determined to change the feudal system of Qing. Costars include Chen Daoming, Wu Gang, Li Qin, Xin Zhilei, Song Yi and Li Chun.

Season 1 runs for 46 episodes and releases 2 eps every Mon-Wed on Tencent/iQiyi.

Character Intros | Episode 0

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Promo Round-up: The Listener

Mystery thriller The Listener 心灵法医 stars Nie Yuan (Legend of Haolan) as a successful medical examiner who harbours his own secrets. Song Yi (Entrepreneurial Age) costars as the head of the criminal investigations unit with Lu Fangsheng (Longest Day in Chang’an) as her second-in-command.

The 36 episode drama is adapted from Zhu Mingchuan’s Listening to the Dead and releases 2 eps every Mon to Thurs on iQiyi beginning tonight.

Teaser with overly-dramatic BGM

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Celebrity Schedules: November 2019

Song YI, filming modern drama Romantic Notes of the Crux Constellation with Chen Xuedong

Round-up of celebrity Novembers schedules put out by their workshops and what drama/film they’re working on right now, mostly selected based on if I liked their photo.

Ju Jingyi, new drama with Zhang Zhehan
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Posters and trailer for political intrigue drama Thankful for the Remaining Years

Thankful for the Remaining Years / Qing Yu Nian comes from Wang Juan, the writer of cult hits Turbulence of the Mu Clan, Legend of Southwest Dance and Music and Young Blood. Zhang Ruoyun is a forward-thinking noble intent on pushing through political reforms, most of which are opposed by the tyrannical ruler of Qing (Chen Daoming).

It’s rumoured Season 1 of 3 will premiere in less than a week. [Character Intros]

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Promo Round-up: Entrepreneurial Age

Entrepreneurial Age focuses on the entrepreneurial journey of software developer Guo Xinnian (Huang Xuan), and his romance with colleague Na Lan (Angelababy), an analyst in the IT industry. The 54 episode drama airs daily on Dragon TV / Zhejiang TV beginning tonight.

[Extended Synopsis]

 

This trailer focuses on Huang Xuan and Zhou Yiwei, as they go from friends to competitors:

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Black Widow Song Yi in comic book dress


The Disguiser‘s Black Widow may not be a comic book superhero, but her actress Song Yi worn an awesome dress decorated with one. This dress is fun but elegant at the same time, and Song Yi looks great in it.  I know I didn’t write about it, but both of her recent idol dramas are pretty cute in a brainless way.

On a side-note, Indiewire reported Chloé Zhao will not be directing Marvel’s  Black Widow film.

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First stills released for Zhang Ruoyun, Li Qin’s Thankful for the Remaining Years

Thankful for the Remaining Years / Qing Yu Nian Season 1, also known as Joy of Life, has released stills of the leading cast members. Fan Xian’s (Zhang Ruoyun) growth arc will stretch across the entire show, as he learns valuable skills from Chen Pingping (Wu Gang), head of the kingdom’s investigative agency.

Fan Xian gets embroiled in murder mysteries and strange cases in the pugilist world (jianghu), and ultimately makes his way into the political scene, where he decides to challenge the Emperor (Chen Daoming) and the feudal system he represents.

Character introductions | Extended synopsis

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