Posters and trailer for political intrigue drama Thankful for the Remaining Years

Thankful for the Remaining Years / Qing Yu Nian comes from Wang Juan, the writer of cult hits Turbulence of the Mu Clan, Legend of Southwest Dance and Music and Young Blood. Zhang Ruoyun is a forward-thinking noble intent on pushing through political reforms, most of which are opposed by the tyrannical ruler of Qing (Chen Daoming).

It’s rumoured Season 1 of 3 will premiere in less than a week. [Character Intros]

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Battle Through the Heaven Cast photoshoot

What a fangirl would give to be that tree between Wu Lei and Baron Chen

The cast of  Battle Through the Heavens / Fights Break Sphere 斗破苍穹, including Wu Lei, Baron Chen, Li Qin, Su Qing, Carmen Lee, and X-Nine’s Wu Jiacheng, Gu Jiacheng, and Peng Chuyue,  posed for a more modern (aka Chen Man-like) promo shoot for the series.

The series is currently available for streaming on Youtube here.


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Brief introduction to the characters in Thankful for the Remaining Years

Yes! Chen Daoming is back in drama land, and as a main character no less. In Thankful for the Remaining Years / Qing Yu Nian Season 1, he’ll be playing the tyrannical Emperor of the fictional country of Qing (he may be known as Liu Yu in the drama), a martial arts grand master and biological father of our protagonist Fan Xian (Zhang Ruoyun). Extended synopsis can be found here. (more…)

War of Resistance: Qi Jiguang to air

I guess it will be refreshing to see a war drama now.

War of Resistance: Qi Jiguang is going to be released today, December 24.  Starring Zhu XiaoyuYan DanchenYu RongguangNi DahongLi LiqunHe BingShao FengJia NailiangYu Zhen, and Kenichi Miura, the story follows the story of the historical general during the Ming dynasty and his fight against the Wokou pirates.

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The Legend of Xiao Zhuang releases trailer

I get that you are running out of ideas on hairstyles but this is ridiculous.

The Legend of Xiao Zhuang has released a trailer and stills.  Starring Jing Tian, Geng Le, and Nie Yuan, let’s just say say that with the exception of Twilight of the Empire, it’s been a while since the outlook on upcoming Qing dynasty dramas has looked so bleak… and I am tired of overused plot devices… like doomed young love… and unreasonably feuding adults… and unexplained and persistent unconditional love…

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The Legend of Xiao Zhuang releases stills

Jing Tian or Yuan Shanshan? You decide!

The Legend of Xiao Zhuang (or more literally according to the Chinese title The Legend of Da Yu’er) has released stills.  Be prepared for more Qing dynasty fare starring Jing Tian, Geng Le, and Nie Yuan.

The story follows the life of Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang.  In this rendition, Mongolian princess Da Yu’er desires to spend the rest of her life with her true love Dorgon but through a series of events, ends up married to Hong Taiji.  Watch as she lives through the lives of three successive emperors (her husband, son, and grandson), struggles to balance love and responsibility, and follows through with her destiny in lifting the Qing dynasty from its founding to what many would consider its apex.

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