My Roommate is a Detective costars Hu Yitian and Zhang Yunlong team up again in new Republican mystery Checkmate 民国大侦探. The drama will be retaining their detective + rich police officer characterisations from the first collaboration.Continue reading
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.
Based on Feiwosicun’s torturous romance novel of the same name, Tears in Heaven is finally going to air after 4 years. The melodrama stars Li Qin as an entertainment reporter, Shawn Dou as a stoic CEO and Zhang Yunlong as a kind-hearted doctor and the heroine’s boyfriend. [Extended synopsis]
The 41 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Wed-Fri on all five platforms (yup, LeTV is making a comeback) beginning tonight at 8pm (CN time).
Below are some of the stars’ red carpet looks for the ELLE event – which ones are your favourite?Continue reading
Photos that caught our eyes this week. What caught yours?Continue reading
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.
A round-up of a couple of my favorite stages since the last post. If you missed it, XDramaX also did a Sisters Who Make Waves round-up.
A Tim Burton film turned into a stage, Miss Freak is easily my favorite since River. The make-up and costumes, the stage, and the choreography are all perfectly on theme, as is the performance.Continue reading
My Roommate is a Detective is one of the most hilarious offerings in drama land right now that’s more enjoyable as a sit-com than a detective mystery. Hu Yitian plays consulting detective Lu Yao, a goofier version of Sherlock Holmes who loves to snack on baked plant seeds. He’s definitely more expressive here than in The Handsome Siblings, and provides much of the comedy in the show.
The drama is available English subbed on Youtube here.Continue reading
Republican detective comedy My Roommate is a Detective 民国奇探 stars Hu Yitian, Zhang Yunlong and Xiao Yan as a team who band up to solve cases.
The 36 episode drama airs weekly on iQiyi (Eng subs on app) beginning tonight.Continue reading