Coming from the writer of Joy of Life, Sword Snow Stride follows a youngster’s (Zhang Ruoyun) journey from a good-for-nothing noble to swashbuckling hero. As this is only the first season, I don’t think we’ll be able to see the hero getting involved in any warfare as a powerful general. This is why I hate seasonal formats, especially when the first season is already 38 episodes.Continue reading
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Promo Round-up: Ark Peace
Ark Peace stars Chen Kun and Zhang Tian’ai as doctors on a hospital ship that travel to developing countries to provide foreign aid. Directed by the infamous Cao Dun (Tribes and Empires, The Longest Day in Chang’an) and written by Feng Ji (Operation Red Sea), I might check it out and see how long it takes for Cao Dun to bore me into dropping the show.
The drama airs daily on CCTV-1.Continue reading
First look at Zhang Tian’ai as female general A’mai
Fighting for Love 阿麦从军 (literally A’mai joins the Army) stars Zhang Tian’ai as noble lady A’mai. After escaping the slaughter of her loved ones by her first love Chen Qi, she travels the jianghu as a wanderer with the ultimate goal of avenging her family. Along the way, she ends up saving the grand princess’ son Shang Yizhi (Zhang Haowei), and their fates become deeply entwined.Continue reading
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.
Actresses suit up for Marie Claire Power Trip
Marie Claire has become the first magazine to host a fashion event exclusively for women, and has invited actresses, models and influential female executives. The dress code for the night was black and white suits – who do you ship? (Hint: the correct answer is everyone X everyone)Continue reading
Photoshoots that caught our eyes this week. What caught yours?Continue reading
Photoshoot Friday: Liu Shishi, Shu Qi and co.
Random event photos and magazine spreads that caught my eye lately. Any that caught yours?Continue reading
Zhang Ruoyun’s Sword Snow Stride releases first stills
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.Continue reading
Government-endorsed COVID-19 drama series releases trailer
Standing Together 在一起 revolves around China’s pandemic response, and will be split into 10 X 2 episode stories:
- The Turning Point: Zhou Yiwei, Tan Zhuo, Zhang Tian’ai, Mei Ting
- Ferryman: Lei Jiayin, Ni Ni, Zhang Jingchu, Jiang Xin
- Rescuer: Zhu Yawen, Xu Lu
- Together: Yang Yang, Zhao Jinmai, Zhang Yunlong, Ren Zhong
- 24 Hour Search: Huang Jingyu, Li Xiaoran
- Wuhan People: Liu Mintao, Jia Nailiang, Ni Dahong
- Fangcang Hospital: Jin Dong, Sun Jiayu, Mao Xiaohui
- I Am Dalian: Deng Lun, Li Qin, Dong Jie, Liu Lin
- Face Mask: Hai Qing, Feng Shaofeng, Dong Xuan
- Construction of Huoshenshan: Chen Shu
The drama is slated to premiere on all major television networks in October.
Drama promos: Sword Snow Stride, Legend of Fei, The Golden Hairpin, The Long Ballad and more
Sword Snow Stride – Zhang Ruoyun, Hu Jun, Li Gengxi, Zhang Tian’aiContinue reading