Review: Word of Honor: Come for the Boys’ Love, Stay for the Wuxia

“Only those who have not seen the world want to be a hero. Those who have knows every stroke of the word hero is written with blood, if not their own then that of others. I’m past the days when I want to be a hero. I’m just a wanderer among the world. What do you want to be? “
“Let them have their gathering of heroes. For a wanderer among the world, you and I suffice for me.” 

– Zhou Zishu and Wen Kexing, the leads of Word of Honor
Gorgeously cast, costumed, filmed, and written, Word of Honor is both a solid BL and a solid wuxia series.

Word of Honor 山河令 is super shippable and closer to boy’s love than bromance, but it’s also one of the best wuxia series recently.   The storytelling is the closest I’ve seen to Jin Yong in a long time, and the two leads are solid Gu Long lead material. While the rest of the world fights over the key to a cave full of wuxia secrets, our two lovebirds alone have no interest in what’s in the cave. One just wants to be left alone, while the other just want to watch the world burn.

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Wuxia bromance Word of Honor releases first trailer

Word of Honor (previously A Tale of the Wanderers) has released its first trailer, and after watching it I have no idea what the main plot is. Starring Zhang Zhehan, Gong Jun and Zhou Ye, the 36 episode drama is premiering tonight. within the next couple of days on Youku.

Edit: The series will begin streaming tonight at 6pm CN time. Members can watch 1 episode a day (4 tonight) and pay to watch in advance beginning March 19th.

2021 bromance drama ships are already competing for fans

Next year has dozens of bromance dramas hoping to make the next big ship, and they’re already competing for fans. Three had pretty high-quality leaks today, including Fan Chengcheng and Wang Anyu’s Run Freely, Tan Jianci and Chen Zheyuan’s Winner is King, and Zhang Zhehan and Gong Jun’s A Tale of the Wanderers. All three are actually kind of cute, and I’m hoping at least one of the bromance dramas next year will be good.

Fan Chengcheng and Wang Anyu has a cute snowball fight for Run Freely:

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Promo Round-up: The Blooms at Ruyi Pavilion

The Blooms at Ruyi Pavilion 如意芳霏 stars Ju Jingyi and Zhang Zhehan as leads who can foresee the future through dreams. After realising that the heroine would suffer a tragic death, they join hands to try and change their destiny.

The 40 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Wed-Fri beginning tonight (21st).

Trailer 1

Theme song by Ju Jingyi
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Celebrity Schedules: August 2020

I screencapped this but forgot who this is … does anyone recognize her? She’s filming most of August.

What does August 2020 look like for your favorite Chinese actors and singers? Here’s a preview of what they’ll be up to based on the schedules put out by some of their workshops. Schedules are based mostly on how much I like their aesthetics.

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June Celebrity Schedules

Luo Yunxi, Immortality

At the beginning of the month many celebrity workshops will put out a tentative schedule to let fans know what they’re up to. Here’s June’s with what film projects everyone’s attached to. Partly due to a pause in filming due to the coronavirus, June is a pretty busy month with almost all A-lister drama actors filming.

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