The Story of Minglanhas released an official trailer that gives us more insight into the schemes that concubines engage in in the inner courtyard so that their daughters can secure good marriages. Sheng Minglan (Zhao Liying) has a happy ending with Gu Tingye (Feng Shaofeng), while Qi Heng (Zhu Yilong) is the classic second male lead who doesn’t get the girl. [Extended Synopsis]
Has anyone counted how many times Daylight Ent has used Nirvana in Fire instrumentals as trailer music?
Zhao Liying (Princess Agents) plays the titular lead in The Story of Minglan, an upcoming female-centric period drama produced by Daylight Entertainment, the company behind popular dramas Nirvana in Fire and Ode to Joy.
Promising you afleeting and dreamlike life 许你浮生若梦 (literal trans.) is a Republican-era romance drama based on the novel of the same name by Juzi Chen, and stars An Yuexi as an up-and-coming actress and Zhu Yilong as the rich heir of a triad.
Guardianis an upcoming supernatural mystery web drama starring Bai Yu (Memory Lost) as the leader of the special investigations unit and Zhu Yilong (Border Town Prodigal) as a coldly logical professor who is later revealed to be the black robe messenger. Though BL (boy love) story lines are banned in drama land, at least the show is still giving us a healthy dose of brotherly love.
This is the fastest release of a teaser I have ever seen, and it actually looks really good. Daylight Ent deserves brownie points for using on-site recording (I’m hoping it stays in the final product, since most of the line reading is excellent) and a muted colour palette.
Eternal Wave 密战 is the movie remake of the 1958 action spy film of the same name (Chinese title: 永不消失的电波). In 1930s Shanghai, an anonymous telegraph leads the puppet government to an important underground meeting point and the death of a skilled Communist agent. Aaron Kwok(Peace Breaker) infiltrates the Kuomintang as a businessman from Chongqing to find the betrayer.
I guess everybody is trying to get into a period drama nowadays…
Flowers Withering Flowers Flying Covering the Sky 花谢花飞花满天 stills again this week. Starring Peter Ho, Zhang Xinyu, Zhu Yilong, Li Xinai, Zhu Zixiao, Yu Xiaotong, Yu Qingbin, and Yang Jingru, while I find the costumes okay, I have a hard time actually liking them.