Promo Round-up: The Legend of Haolan

Upcoming palace intrigue drama The Legend of Haolan stars Wu Jinyan as Li Haolan, a former noble lady of the Zhao state who is first a concubine to merchant-turned-politician Lv Buwei (Nie Yuan) before marrying the future ruler of the Qin state Ying Yiren (Mao Zijun).

The 63 episode drama will release two episodes every Saturday to Tuesday on iQiyi / MZTV beginning tonight. Members get an 8 episode head start.

Opening theme song by Lu Hu and Huang Yali
Ending theme song by Gao Yu’er

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New Return of the Condor Heroes releases two sets of character posters

New Return of the Condor Heroes (I refuse to acknowledge their official title The New Version of the Candor Heroes) made headlines yesterday after releasing a set of badly photoshopped posters, and tried to salvage the sinking drama by releasing a new set featuring Yang Guo (Tong Mengshi) and Xiaolongnv (Mao Xiaohui)…except I don’t think they succeeded.

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Wu Jinyan, Nie Yuan reunite in Beauty Hao Lan

How can you say you’re in love if you haven’t ran through a busy street to escape a villain?

Riding on the popularity of The Story of Yanxi Palace, Beauty Hao Lan / Legend of Haolan 皓镧传 has secured a November 15th release date. The Yu Zheng-helmed palace intrigue reunites Yanxi stars Wu Jinyan and Nie Yuan. They’re joined by Mao  Zijun, Ning Jing, Tan Zhuo, Tong Mengshi and Wang Lin.

English-subbed final trailer below:

 

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Ninth drama adaption of Return of the Condor Heroes reveals cast

The latest adaption of Return of the Condor Heroes / Romance of the Condor Heroes 神雕侠侣 has confirmed Tong Mengshi (Colourful Bones) as Yang Guo, new actress Mao Xiaohui as Xiaolongnü and award-winning young actress Wenqi (Eagles and Youngster) as Guo Xiang.

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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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Brief introduction to the characters in Thankful for the Remaining Years

Yes! Chen Daoming is back in drama land, and as a main character no less. In Thankful for the Remaining Years / Qing Yu Nian Season 1, he’ll be playing the tyrannical Emperor of the fictional country of Qing (he may be known as Liu Yu in the drama), a martial arts grand master and biological father of our protagonist Fan Xian (Zhang Ruoyun). Extended synopsis can be found here. Continue reading

The Taoism Grandmaster trailer

Here we go again.

The Taoism Grandmaster 玄门大师 stills again today and a trailer.  Starring Tong MengshiWang XiuzhuPei ZitianZhao YueWang YoushuoZhang YazhuoLi DaikunYang XuanyiChu HanLiu Zewen, Li Ji, Wu YutongGuo JinZhang Ze, and Li Xinzhe, those looking for something different can give this a try when it comes out.

More character posters below the cut.

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The Taoism Grandmaster has more images

So many productions. So little time.

The Taoism Grandmaster 玄门大师 has a couple more stills sitting on my computer so here they go.  Starring Tong MengshiWang XiuzhuPei ZitianZhao YueWang YoushuoZhang YazhuoLi DaikunYang XuanyiChu HanLiu Zewen, Li Ji, Wu YutongGuo JinZhang Ze, and Li Xinzhe, another action drama for the picking.

More character posters below the cut.

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Stills for The Taoism Grandmaster

Some of these costumes are pretty interesting looking.

The Taoism Grandmaster 玄门大师 has released more character posters.  Starring Tong MengshiWang XiuzhuPei ZitianZhao YueWang YoushuoZhang YazhuoLi DaikunYang XuanyiChu HanLiu Zewen, Li Ji, Wu YutongGuo JinZhang Ze, and Li Xinzhe, more for those interested through our previous posts.

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The Taoism Grandmaster releases stills

Why is the main cast listing on Baike so long? O_O

The Taoism Grandmaster 玄门大师 has released stills as we finish up the character posters.  Starring Tong MengshiWang XiuzhuPei ZitianZhao YueWang YoushuoZhang YazhuoLi DaikunYang XuanyiChu HanLiu Zewen, Li Ji, Wu YutongGuo JinZhang Ze, and Li Xinzhe, more for those interested through our previous posts.

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