The Ideal City stars Sun Li as an incorruptible cost engineer and Mark Chao as her competitor turned love interest(?). The drama airs daily on CCTV-8 and Dragon TV.Continue reading
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A round-up of dramas that have just started filming, mostly rom-coms and xianxia romances, without their own posts yet. Which ones are you looking forward to the most?
Brotherhood of Blades: Shadow of the Lands 绣春刀·山河之影 (lit.)
Cast: Zhang Yunlong, Sun Yi, Chen Ruoxuan
Executive producer: Lu Yang
Directors: Li Yi, Cao Hua
Screenwriters: Li Yi, Xu Yiliang (Princess Jieyou)
The first drama from Lu Yang’s Brotherhood of Blades universe, it’ll cover the founding of the Ming dynasty and the formation of the jinyiwei.
The Ideal City 理想之城 stars Sun Li (I Will Find You A Better Home) as Su Xiao, a quantity surveyor who claws her way back up the ladder in the male-dominated architecture industry after undergoing various tribulations. Mark Chao plays her love interest Xia Ming.
Based on the novel by Ruohua Ranran and directed by Liu Jin (The Perfect Partner), the 40 episode drama recently wrapped up filming.Continue reading
Based on the wuxia novel of the same name by Wen Ruian, Heroes 说英雄谁是英雄 follows the adventures of young lad Wang Xiaoshi (Zeng Shunxi) as he journeys through jianghu and befriends the morally ambiguous Bai Choufei (Liu Yuning), Wenrou (Yang Chaoyue) and Su Mengzhen (Baron Chen).
Directed by Li Muge (Goodbye My Princess), the drama is still filming.
Most of the stars that have had or will have shows broadcast on Tencent attended the event. The actresses have my utmost respect today – it’s currently 2 degrees Celsius in Nanjing. Which look do you like best?Continue reading
The Promise of Chang’an is a remake of 2003 classic The Secret History of Xiaozhuang and stars Zhao Yingzi, Cheng Yi and Han Dong in a Tang dynasty love triangle.
The 68 episode drama comes from the director-writer team behind this year’s xianxia romance Love and Redemption, and will release 2 episodes every Thurs-Sat on Tencent. English subs should be available on WeTV.
Midsummer is Full of Love 仲夏满天心 is a remake of Korean drama Full House, and stars Yang Chaoyue as aspiring musician Luo Tianran who enters a contract marriage with top idol Jin Zeyi (Xu Weizhou).
The 24 episode drama will release the first two episodes today, and then 2 episodes every Monday and Tuesday. VIP members get a 6 episode head start. English subs should be available on WeTV and Youtube.Continue reading
Dance of the Phoenix 且听凤鸣 (previously 神医凰后) stars Yang Chaoyue as a Chinese medicine student from the 21st century who time travels to a xianxia world and inhabits the body of genius cultivator Fengwu.Continue reading