The Great Craftsman stars Wallace Huo and Yang Mi as architects wishing to develop high-quality residential and business buildings by integrating traditional Chinese and modern Western designs. For those wanting a peek into melodrama side of things, the first trailer gives a pretty good run down of the romance and revenge plot lines.
One of my favorite chick flicks, Suddenly Seventeen 28岁未成年, is now available with English subtitles for free on YouTube legally. The directorial debut of Zhang Mo stars Ni Ni, Wallace Huo, Wang Ta-lu, and Ma Su in a charming tale of finding yourself.
The new trailer for Republican-era drama The Great Craftsmanmakes it out to be a Romeo and Juliet story, where master builder Shen Qi’nan (WallaceHuo) breaks off his relationship with architect Fu Hanjun (Yang Mi) after discovering she is the daughter of the man who killed his father.
Not much material has been released for Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace because the air date was announced on such short notice, but having this post up gives me some sense of closure (I’m pretty sure I’ve posted about this drama more than 20 times over the past two years).
A record of the failed marriage between the Step-Empress and the Qianlong Emperor.
Despite all the controversies surrounding this drama, I’m still pretty excited to see the final product. The ~88 episode drama will air 2 episodes on Tencent every Monday-Thursday and VIP members will get a 6 episode head start. No plans have been made for its broadcast on television.
Chinese Paladin 3 and Reset costars Wallace Huo and Yang Mi are probably going to be playing a couple in The Great Craftsman 巨匠 (lit.), an upcoming Republican drama that revolves around the lives of architects.
Verdict: You would probably like it if you like chick flicks, and not if otherwise.
A cross between Freaky Friday and Seventeen Again, Sudden Seventeen 28岁未成年 is a fun, heartwarming, albeit cliched chick flick that surprisingly does not have a romantic message. It’s also a monumental tribute to the beauty of Ni Ni.
“Today is the tenth day of Summer (Ni Ni) being a perfect housewife. Like the 3650 days before today, she got up at 7 am, had perfect hair and a perfect outfit, made breakfast, and is ready for her beau (Wallace Huo) to awake up. But today was different. She had seen a ring in his coat and he was going to propose.”
When it turns out the ring was for someone else, Summer breaks down and in the midst of her breakdown, sees an advertisement for chocolates that will make her happy again. It turns out that a bite of the chocolate makes her … drumroll…. seventeen again. Continue reading →
Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace is a 90 episode epic that will chronicle the failed marriage of Ruyi (Zhou Xun) and the Qianlong Emperor (Wallace Huo), and has just released grand posters of its cast in formal court robes (chaofu / 朝服), which is worn strictly during state ceremonies and important festivals. The historical romance drama is tentatively scheduled for a New Year premiere.