“Bu Bu Jing Xin” Movie Reveals First Look at Princes

Ivy Chen and Tony Yang in Time to Love/Bu Bu Jing Xin

I’m sorry, even Tony Yang can’t pull off the Qing queue that well.

The movie adaptation of Bu Bu Jing Xin (新步步惊心), officially titled Time to Love, unveiled a new trailer and some new stills recently, with the highlight being our first close-ups of Tony Yang and Shawn Dou, who play Fourth Prince and Fourteenth Prince respectively.

Unlike the previously released preview, which suggested that female lead Zhang Xiaowen (Ivy Chen) traveled back in time after a failed suicide attempt, the new trailer shows her accidentally slipping in the bathtub and awakening in the Qing Dynasty as Maertai Ruoxi. The trailer also gives us a glimpse of her burgeoning romances with the logical and reliable Fourth Prince and the romantic and fun-loving Fourteenth Prince.

Time to Love opens in theaters on August 20, just in time for the Qixi Festival (sometimes referred to as “Chinese Valentine’s Day”). Trailer and more stills below.

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“Bu Bu Jing Xin” Movie Unveils First Stills

Ivy Chen stars as Maertai Ruoxi in movie adaptation of Bu Bu Jing Xin.

Our first look at Ivy Chen as Maertai Ruoxi.

The movie adaptation of Bu Bu Jing Xin (新步步惊心) finally released its first set of stills, as well as a short preview, giving viewers their first glimpse of female lead Ivy Chen, who plays Zhang Xiaowen, a lonely young woman who accidentally time travels back to the Qing Dynasty.

The preview of the film, officially titled Time to Love, gives off an interesting fairy-tale-like atmosphere, complete with pretty lights and shiny carousels. Unlike the original novel by Tong Hua and the previous drama adaptation, Zhang Xiaowen’s trip to the Qing Dynasty appears to be triggered by a deliberate drowning in the bathtub, rather than an accidental traffic incident and electrocution.

Time to Love began filming in November of last year and recently wrapped up filming. The movie also stars Tony Yang and Shawn Dou, though still no word has been given on which characters they will portray. Currently in post-production, Time to Love is expected to open in theaters in the second half of 2015.

Check out the preview below, as well as more stills and posters behind the cut.

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“Perfect Couple” to Air on April 21st

Get ready for the ride of your lives!

If we’d known there would be so many drama-release announcements this week alone, we would have consolidated them all in one post, but where’s the fun in that? Anyhoo, for all you Tang Yan and Wallace Huo fans, their slapstick/romance drama Perfect Couple (金玉良缘) is slated to air on April 21st on Jiangsu TV and Shenzhen TV.

Whoever made that offering to the cdrama gods must really like Tong Hua (not that she’s at all involved with Bu Bu Jing Qing, apart from its being the sequel to one of her stories), because the writer is actually behind the screenplay of Perfect Couple. Now, if only they’d give any sort of hint as to when Legend of the Moon and Stars (星月传奇) will broadcast, this week would be a perfect week for Tong Hua fans.

Have an extended trailer, which really threw me off the first time I watched it because the dubbers are the same ones who dubbed Roy Qiu and Tang Tang in My Daughter (夏家三千金).


“Song in the Clouds” to Air on June 30th

Angelababy’s smiling at the news just like you are! (Except you probably aren’t Photoshopped.)

Someone must have made a big offering to the cdrama gods, because Song in the Clouds (大汉情缘之云中歌), also known as Yun Zhong Ge, has now announced a broadcast date as well: June 30th.

Starring Angelababy, Du Chun, and Lu Yi, Song in the Clouds is an adaptation of a novel by Tong Hua (of Bu Bu Jing Xin fame). The story takes place after Desert Melody, now titled Legend of the Moon and Stars (星月传奇), which is unfortunately still in that post-production void.

In a nutshell, Song in the Clouds is the story of Huo Yunge (Angelababy), who rescued Liu Fuling (Lu Yi), the Emperor Zhao of Han, when he was eight years old and lost in the desert. Fast forward ten years, and Yunge is off to the emperor’s court looking for the young man she rescued. Unfortunately, she meets and falls in love with Meng Jue (Du Chun), only to discover that she’s being exploited by those hungering for power in the imperial palace.

Song in the Clouds is produced (though not written) by Yu Zheng, and also features everyone’s favorite Chen Xiao. It will air on Zhejiang TV, Jiangsu TV, Shenzhen TV, and Dragon TV.