Celebrity Schedules: Feb 2020 / Coronavirus Donation List

All dramas have ceased filming and work is sparse, so I’m going to use this opportunity to highlight the following celebrities for donating to efforts to contain the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. I know there’s a lot of uncertainties about whether donations are being properly used, but that doesn’t diminish the goodwill of the donators. If you chose to donate to anything, though, definitely do your homework and making sure that the money is actually well-spent.

The list is too long so I used google translate, feel free to leave corrections and additions in the comments.

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Promo Round-up: Ten Years Late

Ten Years Late stars Shawn Dou (See You Again) and Nazha (Return the World To You) as first loves that reunite after a decade. Xu Zhengxi, Song Yanfei, Wang Ziyun and Jin Zehao costar. The 30 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Thurs-Sun on iQiyi here (8 episode head start for members).

Theme song by Wang Zhengliang, Trailer 1

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Promos Round-up: Legend of the Phoenix

Palace intrigue series Legend of the Phoenix 凤弈 begins airing today. The series stars He Hongshan, Xu Zhengxi, and Cao Xiwen. Based on the plot summary, I’m really hoping we’ll see something close to a genuine friendship between He Hongshan and Cao Xiwen like the female leads of The Palace of Yanxi.

Watch the drama on Youtube here. Two episodes will be available every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Plot,  stills, trailer 1, trailer 2; more trailers; theme song by Mimi Lee of Rocket Girls below:

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Legend of the Phoenix releases new trailer, set to premiere on May 28th

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Legend of the Phoenix 凤弈 released new trailers and stills today as it gets ready for its premiere on May 28th. The series, starring He Hongshan and Xu Zhengxi, tells of a romance between an acrobat and a general caught in palace intrigues and love triangles .

 

Plot,  stills, and previous trailer.

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Xu Zhengxi’s Legend of Phoenix releases trailer

Xu Zhengxi looks so good in this Chinese watercolor robe.

Period drama Legend of the Phoenix 凤弈 , starring He Hongshan, Cao Xiwen, Xu Zhengxi, , Liu Min, and Cui Peng, has released its first trailer.  The trailer is unfortunately less original than its stunning poster and cool costume designs,  but Xu Zhengxi looks as great as ever.

 

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Friday Photos

This poster for Buried City To Shut All Lights 等到烟暖雨收 that I’ve never had time to put up because the drama is too boring to make another post for.

Random posters, stills, and photos that caught my eye lately. Any that caught yours?

A poster for currently filming idol drama 与其微醺何不醉. I really want to translate this as Why not drunk, but I’m willing to consider other names. It stars Song Yiren and newbies.

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Xu Zhengxi plays a superstar in Gossip High

This is not set in High School, the English title is just that way because 害 is pronounced high.

Song Zu’er plays a paparazzi-writer-turned-celebrity-assistant to Xu Zhengxi in rom-com Gossip High 舌害. The series is based on the book of the same name and streams on September 10th on iQiyi here. It’s not region-blocked for me in the US.

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Power-driven protagonists? Yes, please.

Tired of power-climbing dramas where the lead is always forced in positions of power because everyone was just so mean to them?

Not The Legend of Dugu’s  Dugu Banruo (Ady An). She wants power because she knows she is smarter than them all and  deserves it as much as the next person. Sure, she loves her family and tries to do what’s best for them, but she also  spends time scheming and politicking because she wants to rule the world

Opposite her is love interest and foil Yuwen Hu (Xu Zhengxi), aka the more crazier version of her. He knows he’s more capable than everyone else, and he wants power, too. Unlike her, who also cares for her family and eventual husband,  he cares for no one minus a  possessive craving for her.

Together, they make a great, dysfunctional pair as they go from allies and lovers to fighting it out for the throne, sometimes helping each other and sometimes trying to ruin each other.  The two are easily one of the most interesting pair of leads in an ancient series in a long time, I highly recommend the drama for their parts.

Before you complain that technically,  Dugu Qieluo and Yang Jian are the leads,   let me remind you that Yang Jian’s most recent on-screen trip left him off-screen for eight whole episodes, and the one before that was five episodes.   The series airs six episodes per week on Wednesdays.