Photoshoot round-up: Douyin Star Night

Guan Xiaotong

Studios have released perfectly photoshopped pictures of their stars ahead of the broadcast of Douyin’s event (although it probably isn’t getting the level of attention it would like at the moment…). Catch the stars on the red carpet now at Youku.

Red carpet compilation: Ladies & Gents

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Year in Review 2020: Most Memorable Drama Characters

“He learnt his lesson well.” Illustration of a scene from The Bad Kids by 电子鲫鱼

I can count on one hand how many dramas I watched from beginning to end, so I’ve decided to do things differently this year and shine the spotlight on the characters that I really liked. Feel free to submit your own reviews and posts here.

Standalone reviews 2020: A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower, We Are All Alone, The Romance of Tiger and Rose

Which dramas did you follow this year, and which characters made a lasting impression on you?

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30th Golden Eagle Awards

The Golden Eagle Awards has finally decided to untangle its messy awards categories, and created a Best Actor/Actress award where the nominations are mostly based on merit. You can tell they were trying really hard when it came to choosing winners, though it’ll take a few more rounds before the awards are going to regain its reputation.

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Promo Round-up: Nothing But Thirty

Nothing But Thirty stars Jiang ShuyingTong Yao and Mao Xiaotong as womn who break free from stereotypes and begin to live life the way they want – because they’re only thirty after all. [Extended Synopsis]

The drama airs daily on Dragon TV beginning tonight. Tencent VIP members will have a 2 episode head start, and can purchase the final eight episodes on August 3rd. The first episode premieres on YouTube at midnight.

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Promo Round-up: Get Married Or Not

Get Married Or Not focuses on the life choices made by screenwriter Cheng Lu (Tong Yao), lawyer Tian Lei (Chen Shu) and beauty salon owner Ding Shiya (Xu Fangyi). Their potential suitors are played by Pan Yueming, Yuan Wenkang and Li Shen.

The drama will air on CCTV-8 and release 2 episodes daily. Streaming site VIP members get a 6 episode head start.

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Nothing But Thirty releases stills

Female ensemble drama Nothing But Thirty finished filming this week and released its first set of stills. The drama, one of many upcoming female ensemble dramas, tells the story of three thirty-year-old women, played by Jiang ShuyingTong Yao and Mao Xiaotong, who break free from stereotypes and begin to live life the way they want – because they’re only thirty after all.

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Nothing But Thirty begins filming with Jiang Shuying, Tong Yao and Mao Xiaotong

“I have no riches. I am my own best asset.” – Jiang Shuying as Wang Manni

Nothing But Thirty tells the story of three thirty-year-old women, played by Jiang Shuying, Tong Yao and Mao Xiaotong, who break free from stereotypes and begin to live life the way they want – because they’re only thirty after all. [Extended Synopsis]

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