Promo Round-up: The Great Craftsman

The Great Craftsman (Romance of Architecture) 筑梦情缘 / 巨匠 stars Wallace Huo as Shen Qi’nan, who was adopted and raised by Fu Jiancheng, a co-conspirator in his parents deaths. After reuniting with his siblings, they embark on a quest for revenge. Yang Mi costars as Fu’s daughter and heiress to his construction company.

The 60 episode revenge romance airs daily on Hunan TV beginning tonight.

Playlist of teasers:

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Trailer and posters for The Great Craftsman

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.

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XDRAMAsX’s 2018 Drama Review

I didn’t actually watch Secret of the Three Kingdoms, but Wan Qian‘s Fu Shou is so pretty I just had to include her in my post.

It’s that time of year again, when I collect all my thoughts on the dramas I watched over the past year. I vowed to watch many of the shows in the discarded list because they starred my favourites, conveniently forgetting that good actors cannot always elevate the quality of a drama.

On the other hand, dramas that weren’t initially on my radar ended up becoming the shows I was most invested in, probably because I had zero expectations going in. What are your thoughts on this year’s drama offerings?

Collection of Cfensi’s past reviews can be found here.

**Spoilers ahead, do proceed with caution.

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Wallace Huo, Yang Mi’s The Great Craftsman releases first trailer

The new trailer for Republican-era drama The Great Craftsman makes it out to be a Romeo and Juliet story, where master builder Shen Qi’nan (Wallace Huo) breaks off his relationship with architect Fu Hanjun (Yang Mi) after discovering she is the daughter of the man who killed his father.

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Cast of Ruyi recreates vintage Qing dynasty photos

False history: The concubines scheming to overthrow the emperor together.

Photographer Yin Chao used  wet plate processing and large format cameras to recreate vintage Qing-dynasty looks for currently streaming series Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace.   (FYI The camera was invented after Qianlong’s death, but there are definitely photos of later Qing dynasty harems) . Watch the series starring Zhou Xun and Wallace Huo on Youtube here. Continue reading

Promo Round-up: Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace

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.

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Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace to air online beginning August 20th

Zhou Xun and Wallace Huo’s Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace has confirmed a premiere date of August 20th!

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.

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