2017 was a much better year for dramas in general (I’m actually more excited for 2018-2019, as all the movie actors are returning to the small screen), with several shows hitting it out of the park in terms of ratings and/or online popularity.
Web dramas really started to gain traction this year – in fact, I’m marathoning tworight now, and each one stands out for various reasons, whether it be high production values or tight storytelling. These online shows have become an outlet for creativity due to the strict censorship rules applied to television dramas, though SARPPFT has decided to nip it in the bud by making web dramas undergo the same rigorous process before premiering online. Hopefully the streaming sites continue to come up with quality fare in the future despite the roadblocks that are being put in place.
When designer Lawrence Xu puked rainbow unicorns over Liu Yifei and Yang Yang.
Liu Yifei is pretty much the definition of fairylike for me, and so I was so excited when she announced she’ll be playing a fox immortal in Once Upon a Time三生三世十里桃花. Unfortunately, even her and Yang Yang’s face could not savage the film’s undeveloped characters, zero chemistry, poor acting, and atrocious aesthetics.
The film opens as Bai Qian (Liu Yifei), a fox fairy that is 30,000-years-old, runs through the forest like fairies do and then enters a giant jellyfish carriage to attend a wedding. There we find out that the immortals have terrible taste in fashion, and Bai Qian finds a wandering child who speaks like Siri. Soon we learn that Bai Qian looks just like the child’s mother, and the child’s father is her betrothed (Yang Yang) . What a small world!
It’s hard to criticize this face, but it’s about the only thing going for the film.
Liu Yifei and Yang Yang‘s fantasy romance filmOnce Upon a Timehas released a pretty new teaser, and focuses on Bai Qian / Susu and Ye Hua’s heart-wrenching romance. Images of significant locations have also been released – for those familiar with the source novel (or drama adaption), how many can you recognise?
With a drama and a movie version of this story, I’m reminded of the story Two of Everything with the magic pot.
Once Upon a Time, formerly Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, has released more posters, a new teaser and confirmed a premiere date of July 21st. Starring Liu Yifei and Yang Yang, fans of these actors can get a better look at the movie version.
I’m actually surprised at how well all the backgrounds meld together and don’t look out of place.
Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossomshas been gearing up for its January 30th release date. Starring Yang Mi, Mark Zhao, Yu Menglong, Ken Chang, Dilraba, Zhang Binbin, and Gao Weiguang, lots more goodies from the promotion avalanche in the last couple weeks.
Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossomshas continued releasing more materials and seems to have set a release date for January 30th. Starring Yang Mi, Mark Zhao, Yu Menglong, Ken Chang, Dilraba, Zhang Binbin, and Gao Weiguang, nice theme song today for those interested (date at the end).
I know… I know… some of these stills are kinda old but no use holding onto them when the good stuff might come out soon… and here’s a production video as compensation.
Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossomshas been releasing so much that it has me really hoping this January release projection holds through. Starring Yang Mi, Mark Zhao, Yu Menglong, Ken Chang, Dilraba, Zhang Binbin, and Gao Weiguang, everybody keep their fingers crossed.
A short post for an equally short teaser – here’s the 25 second sneak peek for Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, starring Liu Yifei (Never Gone)and Yang Yang (Love O2O)as deities whose love for each other transcends three lifetimes. The movie is tentatively scheduled for a summer 2017 release.