Promo Round-up: Another Me

Another Me is the television adaption of the critically acclaimed film Soulmate, and stars Shen Yue and Chen Duling as best friends who eventually have a fall out after both of them fall in love with the high school heartthrob (Xiong Ziqi). They seem to mend their friendship after growing up, and live happily ever after with their own true loves, played by Liang Jingkang and Zou Tingwei respectively.

The 48 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Monday to Thursday on iQiyi here (currently not region blocked) beginning tonight.

Theme song by the two leads, Insert song by You Zhangjing

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Youth wuxia romance drama An Inch of Lovesickness confirms cast

An Inch of Lovesickness 一寸相思 (lit.) is loosely based on Ziwei Liunian’s novel of the same name, and has cast relatively new actors Zhang Yao (When We Were Young), Zhang Yaqin (Legend of Fuyao) as leads. Xu Mengyuan (My Huckleberry Friends), Deng Yuli, Zou Tingwei (Ashes of Love) and Zheng Hao (Tribes and Empires) costar.

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Promo Round-up: Ashes of Love

Heavy Sweetness, Ash-like Frost / Ashes of Love stars Yang Zi (The Destiny of White Snake) as a deity who initially doesn’t understand the concept of love, and Deng Lun (Sweet Dreams) as a prince of the Heavens who later becomes the demon lord. Luo Yunxi (Paediatrician) rounds out the love triangle as the Night Deity. [Extended Synopsis]

The 60 episode fantasy drama airs daily on Jiangsu TV beginning tomorrow night. On Youtube under Ashes of Love.

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Promo Round-up: The Legend of Dugu

The Legend of Dugu focuses on the Dugu sisters, who each marry into royalty. Our female protagonist is the innocent Dugu Qieluo (Hu Bingqing), who falls in love with and marries the founder of the short-lived Sui Dynasty Yang Jian (Zhang Danfeng).

Her ambitious older sister Dugu Banruo (Ady An) marries the emperor of Northern Zhou (Zou Tingwei), yet has complicated feelings for Yuwen Hu (Xu Zhengxi), the powerful regent of Zhou. Third sister Dugu Mantuo (Li Yixiao) and her husband end up being the biggest winners, as their son Li Yuan would later establish the Tang Dynasty and unify all of China.

I’m looking forward to the Dugu Banruo/Yuwen Hu pairing –  both of them value power above all else, and that’s going to make for the best type of angsty melodrama.

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Look into Tai-chi Master: The Ultimate Gateway

One of the perks of the Republican era is for costume designers to go to town combining Western and Eastern “looks.”

More stills for Tai-chi Master: The Ultimate Gateway have come out.  Starring Kevin ChengTang YixinLin YouweiYuan BingyanBai BingYing HaomingHuang WenhaoHe ZhonghuaMaggie SiuZou TingweiHao ZejiaWang Yao, and Jing Feng, those looking forward to this drama can get a taste of the sets and costumes.

More stills below the cut.

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Tai-chi Master: The Ultimate Gateway releases more stills

Now that everybody is going retro, suspenders = hawt.

Tai-chi Master: The Ultimate Gateway has released stills of the actual drama.  Starring Kevin ChengTang YixinLin YouweiYuan BingyanBai BingYing HaomingHuang WenhaoHe ZhonghuaMaggie SiuZou TingweiHao ZejiaWang Yao, and Jing Feng, this this allows us to take a look at the sets and get a sense of the costumes in action.

More stills below the cut.

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Tai-chi Master: The Ultimate Gateway releases character stills

As long as they don’t start playing this song

Tai-chi Master: The Ultimate Gateway has released more character stills.  Starring Kevin ChengTang YixinLin YouweiYuan BingyanBai BingYing HaomingHuang WenhaoHe ZhonghuaMaggie SiuZou TingweiHao ZejiaWang Yao, and Jing Feng, some of these stills are making this drama pretty tempting, even though I usually avoid Republican era dramas due to some… errr… creative costuming preferences I’ve seen evolve and the history of the time period.

More stills below the cut.

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Tai-chi Master: The Ultimate Gateway releases stills

I don’t usually do Republican era dramas but these stills are nice.

Tai-chi Master: The Ultimate Gateway has released stills for Kevin Cheng.  Starring Kevin ChengTang YixinLin YouweiYuan BingyanBai BingYing HaomingHuang WenhaoHe ZhonghuaMaggie SiuZou TingweiHao ZejiaWang Yao, and Jing Feng, this drama is another martial arts drama set in the Republican era feature plots such as revenge and dealing with Japanese occupation during the second world war.

More stills below the cut.

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