The Legend of Dugu starts filming

Reading through the profile of Dugu Qieluo, you realize how well connected their clan was with a sister being honored as an Empress of the Tang Dynasty, a half-sister as an Empress of Northern Zhou, and Dugu Qieluo as an Empress of the Sui Dynasty.

The Legend of Dugu 独孤天下 (previously The World of Dogu) has released stills.  Starring Hu BingqingZhang DanfengAn YixuanLi YixiaoXu Zhengxi, and Ying Haoming, those curious about the Sui Dynasty can get an idea of its founding through this drama.

More stills and (WARNING!) spoilers at the bottom of the post.

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Joe Chen, Hu Bingqing go head to head in dramas on Empress Dugu

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Aside from the subject matter, the other thing both dramas have in common is horrible English names.

Joe Chen (Destined to Love You) and Hu Bingqing (The Legend of Qin) have been tapped to play the lead role in separate dramas that both taking inspiration from the life of Dugu Qieluo, wife to Emperor Wen of Sui.

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Department Six to be released

With the amount of dramas waiting for release or airing, this is going to be me sometime in the future.

Department Six has released more stills and will be releasing on June 20th.  Starring Raymond Lam, Dilraba, Alex Fong, Ying Haoming, Guo Ruixi, Huang Wenhao, He Zhonghua, and Li Dongheng, those looking for a Ming dynasty drama can probably look forward to this… and the 25-minute trailer to spoil just about everything… here (You have been warned!)

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Raymond Lam clowns around for Department Six

I’m going to question knitting and yarn in the Ming dynasty…. and now there’s a release date…

Department Six has released more stills and a release date set on June 20th.  Starring Raymond Lam, Dilraba, Alex FongYing HaomingGuo RuixiHuang WenhaoHe Zhonghua, and Li Dongheng, a better look at the setting of the drama below.

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Colorful costuming for Department Six

It is time we bring awareness to Chronic Useless Distress Disorder. Those afflicted find themselves regressing into shadows of their former selves, unable to function in daily life above getting themselves into trouble and falling over at the most inopportune moments.  Other possible symptoms include miraculous survival of deadly encounters to prolong their suffering and chronic bedtime PTSD…

Department Six, starring Raymond Lam, Dilraba, Alex Fong, Ying Haoming, Guo Ruixi, Huang Wenhao, He Zhonghua, and Li Dongheng, has released more stills.  After seeing these stills, I have to say I seem to be feeling a bit better about this drama.

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Raymond Lam, Dilraba fight crime in Department Six

I’m starting to feel like there is an unhealthy attachment between the costume designer and shoulder tassels…

Department Six has released more stills.  Starring Raymond Lam, Dilraba, and Alex Fong, those looking forward to this drama can get a better look.

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Department Six releases stills

Crazy amounts of tassels: one of the best way to show that you are an impractical spender.

Department Six, starring Raymond Lam, Dilraba, Alex FongYing HaomingGuo RuixiHuang WenhaoHe Zhonghua, and Li Dongheng, has released more stills.  After seeing these stills, I have to say I seem to be feeling a bit better about this drama.

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Look into Tai-chi Master: The Ultimate Gateway

One of the perks of the Republican era is for costume designers to go to town combining Western and Eastern “looks.”

More stills for Tai-chi Master: The Ultimate Gateway have come out.  Starring Kevin ChengTang YixinLin YouweiYuan BingyanBai BingYing HaomingHuang WenhaoHe ZhonghuaMaggie SiuZou TingweiHao ZejiaWang Yao, and Jing Feng, those looking forward to this drama can get a taste of the sets and costumes.

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