Meeting the Dragon 遇龙 (lit.) stars Dylan Wang as Weichi Longyan, a two thousand-year old dragon king who is saved by kind-hearted young maidservant Liu Ying (Zhu Xudan).
From classics like Daming Palace/Palace of Desire and Chinese Paladin to recent films like The Legend of Demon Cat and Cry Me a Sad River, Tencent’s new acting competition Attention, Actors 演员倾就位 combines the best of I am an actor and Phantastic by capturing the actors for a TV performance rather than on stage while still maintaining an one-take rule. Featuring directors Chen Kaige, Li Shaohong, Vicki Zhao Wei, and Guo Jingming, the resulting segments are on average far more watchable than the other two.
Plus, they have some great stills and posters that are better than many dramas and film posters that are wallpaper-worthy. You can watch episode two English subbed here. Zhang Yunlong and Chen Xiaoyun act out Romance in the Rain:(more…)
Four actresses who have recently starred in Jin Yong dramas – Janice Man (as Wang Yuyan), Chen Yuqi (as Zhao Min), Zhu Xudan (as Zhou Zhiruo), and Su Qing (as Azhu) – pose for this wuxia-themed photoshoot by Leslie Zhang Jiacheng.
Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber the ninth announced its release date of February 27th with a new trailer and a few posters. The series stars Zeng Shunxi, Chen Yuqi, and Zhu Xudan in a fight between three religions and three countries.
Both of the trailers have actually looked interesting to me, and given that there haven’t been a true-to-the-books version made yet, it’ll be interesting to see director Jeffrey Chiang’s take on it given his success with the 2017 version of the Legend of the Condor Heroes.
The trailer for Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the ninth but I believe the first adaptation of the latest edition of the novel actually looks super solid. The scenery, costumes, and choreograph all look natural, as does Zeng Shunxi’s acting minus one scene. At least three of the four female leads look dead inside every single scene, though.
Sweet Dreams stars Dilraba as Ling Lingqi, a girl who is able to enter the dreams of her crush Bo Hai (Deng Lun). She lives vicariously through the romances that play out in Bo Hai’s dreams, and is disappointed when her imaginations don’t match up with reality.
The 48 episode rom-com begins airing tonight.
Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the 9th 倚天屠龙记 has released its first set of stills. I’d always thought this is the perfect Jin Yong novel to adapt for melodramas with idol actors. Glad someone finally took the advice and went for it. The cast is at least pretty and young , and I already like this Zhou Zhiruo more than the last one.
The Heart Painter 画心师 is set to air on April 24th. Starring Xiong Ziqi, Zhu Xudan, Li Junchen, Bao Tianqi, Sun Bohao, Huang Tianqi, Qiu Haoxuan, Maggie Siu, Zhong Jiufu, He Zhonghua, Gao Xiong, and Fang Xiaoxi, those interested can give this a go and check out all the new goodies.
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