Review: The Lovebirds is the underrated rom-com that never loses its cute

Not only are the romances adorable, but the family interactions between the Shi family always brings a smile to my face. “Sister-in-laws” Zhao Liying and Zhou Fang remain bff’s to this day due to the drama.

Zhao Liying has grown into such a versatile actress with a plethora of solid dramas under her belt, but she’ll always have a special place in my heart as the spritely Su Huan’er in The Lovebirds 错点鸳鸯/戏点鸳鸯. With a low-budget and almost no big names at the time, The Lovebirds is like a good web-production before they were a thing. The set is bare and the costumes are cheap, but the cast is adorable and the interactions are cute X 1000.

The two-part drama series is split into the two parts, each very loosely adapted from a separate book by Xi Juan (Wrong Carriage, Right Groom). The first half originally told of a timetraveller who accidentally becomes the newly-wed wife of a warlord of the Shi family while the second tells of a crossdressing inspector who seeks refuge under the Shi family while seeking revenge for her father.

The Lovebirds is available with English subs here.

Zhao Liying as Su Huan’er:

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2019 Weibo Awards Ceremony red carpet round-up

Yang Mi, Liu Yifei, Angelababy, and Tong Liya all being gorgeous

Here’s a round-up of pretty people in outfits that range from gorgeous to questionable. Select list of attendees: Crystal Liu Yifei, Dilraba, Ouyang Nana, Yang Mi, Angelababy, Zheng Shuang, Zhao Liying, Zhang Xueying, Li Bingbing, Deng Enxi, Zhou Dongyu, Tong Liya, Zhang Tian’ai, Victoria Song Qian, Zhang Ruonan, Yang Zi, Song Zu’er, Jing Boran, Li Xian, Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo.

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Stars descend on Bazaar Charity Night 2019

Angelababy in a pink fantasy

GQ is pretty hard to beat on the creativity front, but at least Harper’s Bazaar had its own lineup of pretty stars. Select list of guests attending include Angelababy, Liu Shishi, Song Qian, Nazha, Zhao Liying, Liu Tao, Song Zu’er, Guan Xiaotong, Yang Zi, Lin Yun, Zhou Dongyu, Zhong Chuxi, Yuan Shanshan, Qin Lan, Ni Ni, Jing Tian, Xin Zhilei, Qi Wei, Yi Yangqianxi, Xiao Zhan and Chen Feiyu.

Which look do you like best?

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Teaser and character introductions for Zhao Liying, Wang Yibo’s Legend of Fei

Zhao Liying as Zhou Fei, the stubborn heroine who is a natural at martial arts. She travels across wulin and begins to learn powerful skills from the grand masters she meets along the way.

Wuxia drama Legend of Fei has released stills and a short preview of leads Zhao Liying and Wang Yibo in action. I loved the original novel, so am keeping an open mind about the adaption. See below for more character introductions (spoilers ahead) and here for extended synopsis.

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Zhao Liying’s sci-fi wuxia photoshoot by Chen Man

I need a sci-fi film of the moon goddess Chang’e where her “palace of coldness” looked like this.

Chen Man revisits her unique wuxia looks for her latest photoshoot with Zhao Liying. Instead of her usual cyberpunk and steampunk themes, she instead opted to use glass, plastic, and metal materials to replace traditional buildings, clothing, and nature to create a futuralistic look.  Which one do you like more, this set or the one from two days ago?

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