Recent News in Cdramaland because I’m bitten by the lazy bug

Yep. As honest as I could put it. Lazy bug FTW! Because China produces so many series per year and casting news are hard to catch up. I tried my best to compile this list. The Night Watchman’s Journal is done tomorrow and I’m down to one current project (from six!). Relaxing? You betcha. But November is gonna kill my bandwidth once more. I’m pumped. =D

I think most of you are aware that Yumama’s journey to wreak havoc in the wuxia world isn’t over. Not even close. It’s been revealed that new face, Zhang Zhe Han, is given the role of Zhang Wu Ji in Yu Zheng’s Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre remake. Well, he isn’t actually new new but his career has improved significantly after he signed into Yumama’s company last year. He’s the lead in The Legend of Banshu alongside actress Jing Tian. He met Yumama thanks to the introduction from a close photographer.

My favorite version of Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre gotta be TVB’s adaptation in 2000 because the music makes the series memorable. Plus, the two leading ladies – Charmaine Sheh (Line Walker) and Gigi Lai were lovely in their characters (Though I have a soft spot for Zhou Zhi Ruo.) Lawrence Ng as Zhang Wu Ji was a miscast to me because he looked too old for the role, even when he was young when he filmed it.


She is glowing these days!

Yang Rong‘s latest venture into the lead category continues in another Yumama’s production, an adaptation of novel, Feng Qiu Huang (Phoenix’s Imprisonment?), where the female lead is transported back in time into the body of a princess. Because the King loved the princess a lot, he granted her wish of having male concubines.

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No, I did not make this stuff up! How awesome is that storyline? It’s like the dream of EVERY fan girl out there. Lol. šŸ˜€

Film Shanghai Noir‘s first trailer. I’m not sure what to make of it. The tone is funny throughout yet the scenes are quiet serious? Ethan Ruan stars as the framed detective and Yang Yang is part of the police force out to get him. Click on drama tag for more info.

No official news yet but Liu Yi Fei‘s fans have been waiting anxiously to see if Miss Liu would accept the casting offer for Three Lives Three Worlds, The Pillow Book as Bai Feng Jiu. YES! YES PLEASE. She fits like a glove in ancient setting.

Hawick Lau and Tang Yan Wang Li Kun confirmed as leads in drama adaptation of Chinese novel, Twice Blooming Flower. After an accident, the female lead (Wang Li Kun) suffers from memory loss. She lives life peacefully with her son until she meets him (Hawick Lau) eight years later. He befriends her but does not let on what he knows about their past relationship. Filming begins in November. Ebook is available here.

I’m not excited about this pairing/storyline to be honest. Fans of the novel, let us know what you guys think!

Zheng Shuang and Luo Jin are up for Tai Chi Master of Tai Ji Men (better translation anyone?) The 40-episode series begins filming in mid-October. A brief synopsis is up on baidu but too technical for my limited comprehension. Wow, is Zheng Shuang pulling double duty? She’s also in Tong Hua’s upcoming drama with Joe Chen and Tony Yang, as reported here. But she’s the second female lead, so her scenes can be filmed later because her character is presumed dead. Still, I like it better when actors focus on one project at a time.

The sequel to Sound of the Desert, Love YunGe From the Desert, plans to hit the small screen on December 9th this year. Tidbits: Angelababy‘s role, Yun Ge, is the lovechild of Huo Qu Bing and Jin Yu. Aha! Spoilers alert! Highlight at your own risk. šŸ˜‰

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  1. 18 thoughts on “Recent News in Cdramaland because I’m bitten by the lazy bug

    N-ice compilation, Kappy. No time to watch any of these coming dramas for moi. *cries a puddle of pink salty tears – darn those pink Himalayan salt look so pretty at times*

    I’m home today ’cause of my mom’s post-stroke PT/OT appt. A lil’ mii time to finally turn on my laptop and do some catching up. Mii so bad.

    I don’t know what is up with me these days. Nothing interests me besides movies here and there. Just finished Transformers: Age of Extinction and noticed a few HK actors I haven’t seen in ages towards the end of the film. Wow! Brings back ole memories of the old school TVB stuff. Finished that one up after watching The Amazing Spider-man 2 which was waaaaaay better than the first one.

    I noticed DB were giving away tickets to go see Tazza 2 in theaters. Luckily, there’s a place not too far a drive for me to visit. I feel I need to reward myself somehow. I haven’t been in the theaters since Guardians of the Galaxy.

    Our birthdays and two holidays before Christmas are coming up. I have so much to do up till then. Pre-birthday excitement, yeah Kappy? Yahoo~

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      I’m just rubbing my hands together for the angst festival that is Cruel Romance in November. This batch of news doesn’t excite me that much cause the pairings are incompatible look-wise. And because they are still in the midst of casting the significant other. The clock is ticking, producers!

      My wish for Christmas: VickixHuangXiaoMing. They were so cute at the film festival two weeks ago! The Tail! The Flirt! =D

      Last time I was in the theaters for The Purge 2. I haven’t seen those hit movies yet. Halloween is here but Annabelle looks like a child’s play! I might bring my kitty brother just to scare him. Lol. ‘Cause that’s what Big sisters do, honey! šŸ˜€

      I’m surprised at the Asian cast of Transformer! Ray Liu! Michael Wong! Approaching their 60s! Oh gawd. These veterans in Tvb indeed. And then newcomer, Han Geng. ha!

      Glad to know that Mama Bear is recovering well. šŸ™‚

      • 18 thoughts on “Recent News in Cdramaland because I’m bitten by the lazy bug

        I still haven’t caught onto HXM fever like they do in Asia. I look forward to Cruel Romance for Joe Chen… alone… uhm, maybe *cough*ForKimiToo*cough*.

        Really!?! VZƗHXM? I prefer her with Chen Kun (in Painted Skin 2 and Mulan) all the way in anything new. I can’t put my finger on it to why I don’t really like HXM. I tried to watch his work, however the only drama/film I completely watched was a film called Love in the Buff where he cameo-ed in.

        OMG-sh, errrrrrr *shivers* the sight of horror flicks. I might marathon Jaws series for Halloween to scare my nieces and nephews… after we walk around the neighborhood counting how many Frozen characters we spot for the evening. Kiikii~

        Le sigh. Seems like I’ve been waiting a decade for Magnus Bane to reappear on the silver screen. Pahehe~ He’s so fine! Godfrey mii!!

        So, how many people are gonna tune into these Cdramas then? Hmm??

        • 18 thoughts on “Recent News in Cdramaland because I’m bitten by the lazy bug

          Let’s see…. I have watch a few episodes of Condor Heroes with HXM & LYF. That’s it! For Joe, Qi Ji, Kimi, and HXM. In that order. Woohoo!

          But his decade-long crush on Vicki is adorable and that alone might spark chemistry with her that I haven’t seen before. hehe šŸ˜‰

          My aunt’s little girls are gonna be Anna #1, Anna #2. LOL Frozen characters.

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          Sometimes, it’s just better for oneself to keep the fantasy/crush going in order not ruining the cosmic energy of the universe. Haha!

          N-ice, I have 1-Elsa and 2-Anna’s ready for Halloween, however, I had already bought them Sofia the First costumes during DisneyStore’s semi-annual clearance for dress-up so they’re stuck with those this year unless their parents one up me. All my nephews are going with Peter Pan‘s theme. I can’t believe the Frozen inspired costumes are so cheap online; I won two bids for $8/ea FS over the weekend. I just need one more piece for next Halloween and Disneyland. I figure Frozen fever isn’t gonna go away any time soon, since there’s news of an upcoming special release from Disney next year. Cinderella for sure is gonna trend next Halloween just like Maleficent since the live action movie plans to release in 2015.

          You probably can guess who I’ll be dressed up as for this year’s Halloween. Anyone else have a costume for Halloween this year?

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          I wanted my little brother to be the leprechaun, but he always shrinks and runs away. Lol. He likes Olaf but the costumes looks dirt-prone. Sigh!

          More Disney’s princesses remakes? Burrrr! Does your Halloween start with an “R”. šŸ˜€

          I’m gonna park my bum home and give out candies. Unless someone is gonna be the leprechaun. heh.

        • 18 thoughts on “Recent News in Cdramaland because I’m bitten by the lazy bug

          halloween….what a distant holiday for me. we only gave out candies…like 2 bags worth of candies and we are done.

          so many elsa and annas though from what i heard from the conversations between kids and moms.

          i wanted to be a wicked witch! lol.

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          D’aw, Olaf!?! Good for him spoiling your e-vil plans, Kappy. LOL!

          This is why I’m not gonna even stress to whatever happens to those $8 Frozen gowns latter days. I’m expecting the worst. Well, I would love to see your brother in this piece, Olaf Kigurumi Pajama. Who knows, you might find a better deal over there in time for this year’s celebration. And, you might be interested being a twin with this Olaf Hoodie. Kiikii~ Plus, you can always spray the costumes with Scotchguard first. I mean, at least that’s better than no protective coating, right?

          The day you dress-up as “B” in all that spandex and rubber then I’ll accept being “R”. For now, I plan to go all dark as “M”.

          I didn’t dress-up for last year’s either, frea. Somehow, I caved and gave into all my nieces’ cuteness this year, and made a promise so I’m fulfilling their wish this year.

        • 18 thoughts on “Recent News in Cdramaland because I’m bitten by the lazy bug

          Aww, those olaf costumes are cute! Need to resist this!! XD

          Lol Frea and the wicked witch! Only 2 bags? I remember the days when my mom brought home 20 bags… and no one came! Dun!

  2. 18 thoughts on “Recent News in Cdramaland because I’m bitten by the lazy bug

    Hawick Lau and Tang Yan again for the third time????? Doesn’t Tang Yang feel weird at all doing lovely dovely/intimate scene w/ her best friend’s husband?

    I really like both of them separately, but frankly 3x collaboration is a little too much. I rather her act w/ someone else instead of repeats (vise-versa).

    • 18 thoughts on “Recent News in Cdramaland because I’m bitten by the lazy bug

      Really? Whoa. I don’t remember watching them together. I guess that’s a good thing. But the story doesn’t seem exciting anyway.

      I know right? One would avoid collaborating with one’s best friend’s husband… Maybe they’ll switch leading lady last minute? Lol.

      EDIT// Lol. I forgot they are a pair in Lady and the Liar, yet to air.

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    waahh.. i hope someone *ehem ehem i know you read this LOL* will translate the Twice Blooming Flower.. šŸ˜€
    i like Tiffany and Hawick.. so i’m curious about that novel..

    i’m also curious about angelababy’s yunge, when i read some chapters of that novel, i thought that yun ge would be great played by LLS or Tang Yang.. but it turned to be angelababy.. i hope she could liven up the character.. since she has a modern-international face.. hehe.. but pretty.. really pretty šŸ˜€

    • 18 thoughts on “Recent News in Cdramaland because I’m bitten by the lazy bug

      Angelababy is very very pretty but it comes with a cost – I can’t feel a glimpse of emotion from her. She’s like a barbie doll!

  4. 18 thoughts on “Recent News in Cdramaland because I’m bitten by the lazy bug

    I can’t believe Hawick is 40 years old, he looks so young!

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    I don’t think SARFT will allow time travel drama about princess getting male concubine. This kind of theme had long been prohibited since 2012

    • 18 thoughts on “Recent News in Cdramaland because I’m bitten by the lazy bug

      oh come now mr. abugemilang, can’t us ladies have that luxury like the kings? LOL

      who knows it’s yumama, he can spin something out of this. šŸ˜›

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    Wang Li Kun replaced Tang Yan in Twice Blooming Flower. Tang Yan is filming The Lost Tomb instead. Good news for me!

  7. 18 thoughts on “Recent News in Cdramaland because I’m bitten by the lazy bug

    What?!Lui yi fei as fengjui? How awesome would that be? NOw we just need a handsome Donghua Dijun.

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