“Young Doctors” fixes up top celebs

Clearly the type of people you would trust with your life in the ER.

Clearly the type of people you would trust with your life in the ER.

The ER may seem hectic and stressful, but it sure feels a lot better when your patients include Sun Honglei, Qiao Zhenyu, Chen He, Wen Zhang, Huo Siyan, Ma Su, Yao Di, etc.   Director Zhao Baogang‘s latest production, Young Doctors 青年医生, focus on four young doctors and their younger residents in the ER –   Ren Zhong, Zhang Li, Zhang Duo, Wang Yang,  Du Jiang, Zhang Jianing,  Zhou Fang.  The series has released several sets of cute posters for the various leads.

Fair warning: the photoshoots are a lot better than the series itself, but that may just be because I’ve only been skipping to Zhang Ze/Zhou Fang parts.

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Dramatic posters released for Lao You Suo Yi

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Did Justice Bao replace his true love, Sheriff Gongsun Ce, for Liu Tao? But what about their kid George Hu?!

Known for clever dialogue and a classic Beijing humor, director Zhao Baogang (Eternal Moment, Struggle, My Youth) focuses his latest series, Lao You Suo Yi 老有所依, on the issue of single children now faced with taking care of their parents by themselves. While it’s not on top of my to-watch list, leads Liu Tao, Zhang Duo, Qiao Zhenyu and Wang Qianyi look quite the action stars in the posters and the    concept trailer below, and surely now that it’s announced that Qiao Zhenyu and Wang Qianyi had a baby during the filming of this, we know there must be a lot of chemistry (or a lot of stress). The series is currently airing three episodes per day on Zhejiang, Dragon, Tianjin and Beijing TV.

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Zhao Baogang Ditches Youth in New Drama

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Women (and not girls) rule over their male counterparts in this drama

Director Zhao Baogang came out with massive hit Struggle  in 2007, and returned in 2009 with another hit My Youthfulness that had the same sharp enjoyable dialogue. We were  thus anticipating his follow up, supposedly entitled Beijing Youth, in this trilogy of dramas portraying the lives of young Chinese.  But  instead he’s next tackling next Hun Yin Bao Wei Zhan, which deals with the lives of three married women and their different struggles with their increasing power in the workplace, and how they balance their homelife with it. We’re disappointed, but the plot of this drama is interesting enough to interest to see where he goes with it.

Synopsis and more promo pics below.

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