Promo Round-up: Here to Heart

Here to Heart stars Zhang Han and Janine Chang as lovers who can’t forget about each other even after seven years apart. The trailer tells us that Wen Nuan feels partly responsible for her and Nanxian’s father’s death, which prompts her to break up with Zhan Nanxian (again).

Mix in a meddling future mother-in-law, an older sister/love rival (Zhou Qiqi) and an interfering second female lead (Zhang Jiani), and you’ve got yourself a 46 episode melodrama. Here to Heart premieres tomorrow night.

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Two trailers for Tang Yan, Shawn Dou’s See You Again

Promotional tagline: “Only time is aware of the love buried deep in our hearts.”

See You Again stars Tang Yan (The Princess Weiyoung) as Shi Jian, a woman who time travels back a decade in her dreams after the plane she is on encounters heavy turbulence. The first one was released by broadcaster Dragon TV, and actually gives us some insight into the story, while the official teaser released by the production company goes for a dreamy concept.

Behind-the-scenes

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Yang Mi speaks the language of love in The Interpreters

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That drama where the male lead is the only one who doesn’t work for Yang Mi.

The Interpreters/Les Interprètes 翻译官 is produced by and stars Yang Mi.  The series co-stars Huang Xuan, Zhou Qiqi, and a cohort of Yang Mi’s minions –  Gao Weiguang, Li Xirui, and Zhang Yunlong, as a group of French interpreters/ambassadors to Switzerland with complicated love stories that I can’t synopsize because they clearly completely changed the story from the novel (which is good, fyi ).

The trailer surprisingly used their original voices, so I hope the actors actually learned some French for this series. It’s set to air in April.

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Nirvana in Fire releases vintage stills

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If you’re in an arranged marriage, the next best thing to being in love is both being best bff’s and bamf’s.

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Nirvana in Fire, the Kong Sheng-directed drama of “friendship” and revenge, released the first major set of stills of its cast.  Featured are the lead Hu Ge, his best friends played by Wang Kai, Chen Long, Jin Dong,  and Wu Lei,  and the female supporting cast of Liu TaoZhou Qiqi, Zhang Lingxin, and Wang Ou.

Also, it has been confirmed that archrivals Yu Zheng and Tangren will have their two actors, Zhang Hanzhe  and Hu Ge, playing the before-and-after of the lead character.   Next thing we know, Liu Shishi and Yang Rong will be playing siblings.  (In fact …  Yu Zheng said yesterday that he asked Liu Shishi about playing XiaoLongNv)  (more…)

Drama Romance of the West Chamber finally broadcast, stills featuring Zhou Qiqi released

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Deng Jiajia reassures her mistress that their drama is really finally being broadcast.

Having been filmed in 2010, the drama Romance of the West Chamber has finally started broadcasting. (Though three years isn’t really that long – Yang Mi’s Great Qin Expressway was filmed in 2007 and didn’t come out for some five years, and I’m sure that there are others that waited longer.) For a detailed summary of the traditional plot, you can go look at Wikipedia here; for what the stills that have been released make it out to be, know that it will involve Deng Jiajia as Hong Niang (the maid turned matchmaker) looking more refined and well-off than most young ladies; Zhang Xiaocheng as the romantic young scholar (there aren’t many high quality stills of him, but he is youthful and serious looking enough), and Zhou Qiqi as the young lady who could also pass for a ball-jointed doll. Deng Jiajia’s Hong Niang will also get her own romance story with Qi Ji‘s general Du. Look for stills portraying a very close lady-and-maid relationship below, or watch the trailer. (As a heads up, the pictures below are predominated by Deng Jiajia and Zhou Qiqi).


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News Roundup 7/25/09 – 8/2/09

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Fusion Band

After being inactive for half a year, Fusion will be back with a second album. When asked why the long absence, their company said that they’ve been concentrating on their next album which is reaching the end stages of its production. Now they’ll be starting performances again to warm up for their new release.

This is probably the best music news in this batch, the rest are just sad ones about company matters.

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