Magazine spreads, photoshoots and cover art that recently caught our eye.(more…)
When chef Lu Weixun (Gong Jun) and He Buzui (Song Yiren) accidentally switch their sense of taste – that is, they can only taste what the other one tastes. Even worse, He Buzui was born without a sense of taste. To save his career, Lu Weixun takes He Buzui on a series of flavourful adventures to help her regain her and therefore his sense of taste.
Song Yiren and Gong Jun’s new drama, Flavour It’s Yours 看见味道的你 (formerly called 与其微醺何不醉, has released a set of promotional posters and first MV’s. I don’t know the rest of the cast other than Song Yiren but the promos for the drama have been pretty cute so far and Song Yiren’s always adorable. The drama is set to air on November 7 on iQiyi, so it’ll probably be available with English subs on the app.(more…)
The latest adaptation of sports manga The Prince of Tennis 奋斗吧，少年 (formerly 网球少年) begins airing today. As with most dramas airing this summer, there’s little new promotional material other than one set of photos. But I did take the time to match up the characters with the manga names this time so it’s easier to figure out who’s who.
The series by directing duo Zhao Xiaoxi and Zhao Xiao’ou (Let’s Shake It) airs two episodes a day every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays on Hunan TV / MGTV.
From the bro-duo directors Zhao Xiaoxi and Zhao Xiao’ou of Let’s Shake It comes the latest adaptation of manga The Prince of Tennis 网球少年. I’m guessing the script must be solid since the cast is quite impressive for an online drama, featuring Peng Yuchang (Our Shining Days), former fencer Dong Li, Song Yiren (Ever Night), Zhang Yijie (Untouchable Lovers), Xie Binbin (Love Through the Millennium), Liu Yongxi (Our Shining Days), and Zhu Zhiling (My Classmate from Far, Far Away ). Famed tennis player Li Na will also guest star. The series has already finished filming and hopefully will be online sometime this year.
I can’t think of any competitive sports-themed drama lately out of China, so I’m really hoping that there is at least one good one among the many, many sports-themed dramas coming soon. This is probably the best bet given the directors.
Song Yiren is capitalizing on her newly-found fame as the adorable Sangsang in EverNight with the release of her new idol drama, Time Teaches Me To Love 时光教会我爱你, on December 10th. She’ll co-star with Jerry Yan Yuhao (not to be confused with THE Jerry Yan) in a pretty standard plot of a contract marriage to deal with demanding parents.
This week’s installment of new Ever Night stills. Rumor is that season 2, where the story really goes off the rails (it’s like the The Amber Spyglass vs season 1’s The Golden Compass), might switch out Chen Feiyu. If so I hope they also switch out Song Yiren because her character is supposed to be tall and chubby later on, and I can just not watch it since neither lead is in it.
- the leads are super cute together
- stylized fight scenes
- original soundtrack by Roc Chen ( A Bite of China)
- Song Yiren is perfect for the role
- Chen Feiyu is charming and has some acting potential
- Tong Yao’s gorgeous
- the scenery
- a couple of the supporting cast is great. My favorite is Yin Taosheng as the head of the outpost at the beginning
- first female director + scriptwriter for a male-lead Xianxia drama