26th Magnolia Awards

Congratulations to Tao Hong for winning Best Supporting Actress! I absolutely loved her in A Little Reunion.

Even though the Magnolia Awards tend to favor actors/directors/dramas in the Shanghai circle, it is the awards show I enjoy watching most because the winners are usually worthy recipients. By all accounts, The Thunder winning Best Drama and Best Screenwriter was probably the biggest surprise of the night. A Little Reunion, Joy of Life and The Longest Day in Chang’an also took home two awards each.

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Promo Round-up: The Thunder

Based on true events, The Thunder 破冰行动 is an anti-narcotics drama based off real events. Huang Jingyu and Wu Gang play the good cops, while Wang Jinsong and Zhang Xilin play the corrupt officials. [Extended Synopsis]

The 48 episode drama releases 2 episodes daily on iQiyi beginning tonight.

Final trailer

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Anti-narcotics web drama The Thunder releases stills and trailer

The Thunder stars Huang Jingyu as a police officer who commences an investigation into a powerful drug cartel with the help of his adopted father and biological father, played by Wu Gang and Simon Yam respectively. Veterans Wang Jinsong and Zhang Xilin costar as the main antagonists. [Extended Synopsis]

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Huang Jingyu takes on leading role in upcoming crime drama

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Based on true events, The ThunderOperation Ice Breaker 破冰行动 stars Huang Jingyu (His Excellency’s First Love) as an anti-narcotics police officer, and veteran actors Wu Gang (In the Name of the People), Wang Jinsong (The Advisors Alliance), Simon Yam (Operation Red Sea), and Zhang Xilin (Game of Hunting) round out the main cast.
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