Trailer and stills round-up: Upcoming 2022 iQiyi dramas

iQiyi recently released trailers and posters for a slew of upcoming shows that will either air exclusively on the site as web dramas and/or on television networks next year. Which shows are you looking forward to most?

Historical spy drama The Wind Blows From Longxi – Chen Kun, Bai Yu

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Zhang Ruoyun, Qi Wei to begin filming Ming Dynasty miniseries

Daming Under Microscope 显微镜下的大明 looks at the decline of the Ming Dynasty through the lenses of two grassroots political events. Zhang Ruoyun plays maths genius Shuai Jiamo, Qi Wei plays the heroine with a strong business acumen and Wang Yang costars as the unscrupulous procurator Cheng Renqing.

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Sword Snow Stride releases second trailer

The latest trailer for Sword Snow Stride is feeling more like Joy of Life 2.0, and has less wuxia than I expected (plus, with this being a Wang Juan-scripted show, the chances of me dropping this drama midway just increased dramatically). Starring Zhang Ruoyun, Li Gengxi, Hu Jun and Zhang Tian’ai, the drama is yet to secure an air date.

Promo Round-up: My Heroic Husband

My Heroic Husband features Zhang Ruoyun as a calculating businessman who is reborn in ancient times as the titular husband Ning Yi (Guo Qilin). He marries Su Tan’er (Song Yi), daugher of a rich merchant, and together, they build a business empire. Jiang Yiyi, Gao Shuguang costar, while Zhu Zhu and Tian Yu guest star.

The 36 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Sunday to Tuesday on iQiyi.

Ending theme by Zheng Yunlong, Trailer 2

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First look at the beauties and heroes in Sword Snow Stride

Li Chun as Xuanyuan Qingfeng

Sword Snow Stride has released stills of its supporting cast. The wuxia drama stars Zhang Ruoyun as a martial arts hero turned general and Li Gengxi as his slave (and maybe love interest?). Costars include Hu Jun, Zhang Tian’ai, Li Chun, Dong Jie and more.

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Zhang Ruoyun’s Sword Snow Stride releases first stills

I just had to put this still of Zhang Tian’ai as Nangong Puye at the top.

Snow Sword Stride promos have this traditional wuxia feel, and I am absolutely loving it. Starring Zhang Ruoyun, Hu Jun, Li Gengxi, Gao Weiguang and Zhang Tian’ai, the drama is in the final stages of filming.

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26th Magnolia Awards

Congratulations to Tao Hong for winning Best Supporting Actress! I absolutely loved her in A Little Reunion.

Like all awards, the Magnolia Awards have their own favourites, yet it is the awards show I enjoy watching most because the winners are usually worthy recipients. By all accounts, The Thunder winning Best Drama and Best Screenwriter was probably the biggest surprise of the night. A Little Reunion, Joy of Life and The Longest Day in Chang’an also took home two awards each.

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Drama promos: Sword Snow Stride, Legend of Fei, The Golden Hairpin, The Long Ballad and more

Zhang Tian’ai in Sword Snow Stride

Sword Snow Stride – Zhang Ruoyun, Hu Jun, Li Gengxi, Zhang Tian’ai

My #1 to-watch drama of 2021 just based on the trailer alone
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