Zhang Yuxi, Xuan Lu star in Tang Dynasty version of Handsome Siblings

All I can say is that the execs at H&R Century definitely have a thing for the Tang Dynasty. Just look at the dramas they’ve produced over the years: Glory, Peace, Promise and now Dream.

Dream of Chang’an 梦醒长安 doesn’t actually have anything to do with Handsome Siblings, but the character setup of sisters being raised by opposing sides and meeting again as enemies definitely sounds similar. Zhang Yuxi plays younger sister Cheng Ruoyu, while Xuan Lu plays older sister Qiu Yanzhi.

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Stages round-up: 618 and We Are Blazing

The 9’s Hunt by 白夜森林·陆柯燃

A round-up of eye-catching stage performances, mostly from stage competition We Are Blazing (it’s like mixed-gender Queendom) and 618 galas.

Sing girlgroup in maybe their best live performance yet, a tanbur cover of Despacito. The opening with the gold dust is so beautiful and left me in wow the same way their fans first did on Produce 101.
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Review: Intense Love

Zhang Yuxi is really perfect for slightly-spoiled-but-kind-at-heart princess roles.

Zhang Yuxi has been a bias of mine since My Dear Princess, and Intense Love 韫色过浓 is definitely her best project since then. While it falls into the age-old trap of losing its spark after the leads confirm their relationship, it’s cute while it lasts. Based on the book of the same name, the 35-episode series stars Zhang Yuxi as an actress trying to get out of her arranged marriage with an equally unwilling doctor played by Ding Yuxi. The marriage was set-up by their grandparents since they were young. However, for some reason their families never had them meet each other until the engagement party at the beginning of the series.

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Promo Round-up: Intense Love

Zhang Yuxi chases after Ding Yuxi in a romance of two Yuxi’s.

Intense Love stars Zhang Yuxi as Su Jinbei, a brazen actress who falls in love with Zhou Shiyun (Ding Yuxi), a genius doctor who is so engrossed in his career he doesn’t (want to) think any further about the heroine’s light-hearted flirtation.

The Mango TV web drama begins streaming tonight here on Youtube.

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Love and Redemption releases new trailer

Xianxia drama Love and Redemption 琉璃美人煞 released a long trailer as it’s getting ready to stream. The series stars Yuan Bingyan as a lost cause who is determined to redeem herself after ruining a major wulin event. She’s helped on the way by her talented sister (Zhang Yuxi), the young master of a friendly sect (Chen Yi), and friend Liu Xueyi.

Zhu Zixiao, Yang Xizi, Bai Shu, Huang Yuming, and Mickey He join the cast.