Bulletin Board: Cdramaland/ENT News (23)

Another long overdue batch. Just to catch up before Thanksgiving.

——> ♦ Hawick Lau, Gulnazar, and Sun Yi Zhou cast in a drama called First Love and they have released three posters. Filming begins the 24th of November. At this point in Hawick’s career, last love should be more fitting. Leave the first love shenanigans to the young actors, Hawick! He also recently squashed down rumors of a divorce with the lovely Yang Mi. Oh reporters, leave the new parents alone.

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——> ♦ Korean actor Kwon Sang Woo joins in a modern drama adaptation called Dear Long Time No See based on the book, Bei Hai’s Lover. Filming started a week ago. His leading lady is Li Yi Xuan. She looks like Kara’s Ji Young.

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——> ♦ Forgot to post the trailer for Border Town Prodigal with Zhu Yi Long and Viann Zhang. So here it is, a month later! Lol.

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——> ♦ OMG. I laughed so hard watching the trailer of this webdrama, Go Princess Go. The numerous suggestive/sexual scenes it is allowed to show online. WOW. A lot of new faces in here. The storyline is basically a ripoff of Bu Bu Jing Xin. A girl time-travels to the past and marries a prince. A HOT MESSY MESS. New faces: Zhang Tian Ai (0:26), Peter Sheng Yi Lun (0:47), Guo Jun Chen (0:41), Alan Yu (1:20) Air date: 12/13/15.

——> ♦ Taking a serious turn genre-wise is Han Dong, as he is paired up with Dong Jie for a republican drama, Nanjing Love Story, co-produced by Shan Dong (yes yes) and Heng Dian. She’s a singer while he’s her lover in the army.

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——> ♦ Official music video sang by Zhou Bi Chang is released for Li Yi Feng and Yang Mi‘s movie, Fall In Love Like A Star.

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——> ♦ This quirky movie, Surprise, is giving me all the right strange vibes for Christmas already. Continue to be your crazy self, boys.

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——> ♦ And if you want more monkey, first trailer is out for The Monkey King Part 2 with Feng Shao Feng (Monk Shifu), Aaron Kwon (Monkey King), Him Law (Sand), Xiao Shen Yang (Pig). Dang, I do not recognize these handsome boys in their costumes.

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——> ♦ Just two more weeks before Go Lala Go 2 hits the screen guys! December 4th! More glamorous stills and a music video (If I Were A Song – Yoga Lin) below. I cannot wait. Looks very intense!

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——> ♦ The Legend of Qin releases opening theme video! 7 more days until its premiere!! Where is Juli?? ^_^ I love the themesong. FEELING IT!

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——> ♦ Viann Zhang reunites with Ma Ke in Si Mei Ren (思美人). They also cast TFBOYS’ Jackson Yi Yang Qian Xi as the younger version of Ma Ke’s character.

——> ♦ In Chen Xiao‘s new modern drama, he is a chef, whose heart is melt by our foodie heroine in Ivy Chen. Filming begins in late December.

——> ♦ Movie Version of It Started With A Kiss is in the making. Sigh. SIGH.

——> ♦ Tang Yan and Bosco Wong‘s The Woman Above the Bread Tree hits broadcast on December 1st.

——> ♦ Ady An begins filming for a new movie, I Am A Virgo (我是处女座) with Korean actor, Ahn Jae Hyun (Blood).

——> ♦ Remembering Li Chuan rights to air is bought by Anhui TV Station! I know you guys have been waiting for a long time for this drama. Just wait a bit more to see Godfrey Gao and Jiao Jun Yan! *hugs*

——> ♦ Liu Shi Shi‘s The Imperial Doctress will air on 2.15.16!

——> ♦ Bosco Wong joins Chen Qiao En and Nick Wang in Abandon Me Hold Me Tight as the despicable to-be-husband, doing everything in his power to keep her by his side. This is their second collaboration after Destined to Love You and they’re never meant together, I guess. Taiwanese actor Joe Cheng also joins the cast.

——> ♦ Zhao Li Ying confirmed her guest participation in Jiangsu’s music show, I Hear Your Voice, and also webdrama Old Nine Gates (老九门) as Yin Xin Yue, William’s wife. Ying Hao Ming and Crystal Yuan Bing Yan are also part of the main cast, alongside William Chan and EXO’s Lay. Look at her cute self at the promo event for cellphone IVVI. Adorable! Ni Ni also sports the same look at a different event. Beautiful ladies altogether!

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    I confess to not knowing what The Legend Of Qin is about but I got to listen to Yoga’s song on weibo and loved it. The stills look pretty!

    Sigh. I can’t help but be disappointed in Wang Kai’s decision to film such a cliched, “idol” like drama with Qiao En. I don’t expect him to stick with Shanying productions all the time, but this was sort of a surprise because he seems pretty selective about what roles to play. I wonder if he’s just doing it to fulfill a contract requirement of sorts or this character must be one hell of a guy. Still, I hope someday he gets to play the psychopath of his dreams. Lol.

    Imperial Doctress! I may just break my “no more historical dramas for a year” streak for this. If only Ruby and Yuan Hong’s drama would jump on the bandwagon too. Seriously. I’m not sure how many more times I can watch the long trailer before I begin to lose interest.

    Thank you for ending the post with beautiful Liying, Kappy!

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      There’s an animated version if you would like to start watching, Polaris. The series spans 30 years+ and focuses on unifying the 6 nations and building the first Qin dynasty with the mix of fantasy, history, and martial arts.

      I’m loving both of the songs released so far! Amazing soundtrack to come!!

      Maybe Nick somehow becomes a psycho killer when Joe doesn’t remember him quick enough? Lol! That rule you set is bound to be broken, dear!

      Yes, she is pretty!! I need to end the post on a high note. =D

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        Ooh, that sounds like my kind of thing. I’ll put it on my list. 🙂

        Hahaha, I like your imagination! That would give the drama a dramatic twist.

        Can’t wait for Liying’s The Rouge. She has so many rumored projects that I’m starting to forget which one she’s actually in. But I’ll remember TR because there’s Lu Yi. 😀

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      Totally agree with you about the idol drama thing. Oh well maybe Nick took this role to reach a wider audience? (No idea.) But there’s always Nirvana in Fire 2 to look forward to! Latest news says NIF2 starts filming second half of 2016, and Nick’s confirmed his participation. Apparently it’s related to Langyabang, etc. but will feature a totally new story with different characters.

      No idea when Chang Ge Xing will air. It’s been years already, wonder why it hasn’t aired yet…

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        YES NIF2! I’m looking forward to it already.

        By the way, I’ve joined a Wang Kai fan group on FB where I’ll be doing translations. Haven’t started on my first project yet but it seems like others have already started posting theirs. He has a bigger international fanbase than I originally thought haha.

        Yeah, it’s unlike Ruby to have her projects stored away…

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          I haven’t been following entertainment news that closely but yeah, Ruby’s projects usually do get to air, and it’s not like she pissed off anyone or anything…

          The themes of Chang Ge Xing comply with SARFT standards so I dunno why it’s still sitting in the warehouse … I seriously need a good historical/period drama to watch now that Nirvana is finished airing. And I refuse to watch Yuma’s works cuz they’re just terrible…

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        Kyaaa who else in NiF 2? Hu Ge??

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          No idea yet. I think Hu Ge would consider it though.

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      Haha. I have a really short attention span, so I’ve already long lost interest in both of those dramas, both Imperial Doctress and Singing All Along (I still can’t believe they named it that…)

      I said this somewhere else, but you really have to watch the animated series of Legend of Qin (aka Qin’s Moon).

      Really looking forward to NiF 2. It’s actually a really good idea to sequal NiF the way they’re doing. I saw somewhere that they’re planning on not continuing NiF exactly, since there really isn’t any way to sequel that, but they’re going to make spin-off for the other characters on Lang Ya Bang’s list of experts. Like a story for each one. If they have Hai Yan on board with that (since she’s got to know the most of her own characters) and have a good script and really flesh out the characters, I think it’s an awesome idea. Looking forward to seeing how they’ll put that together.

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        Okay, I will check out Legend of Qin since you and Kappy recommend it. 🙂

        I think it would be interesting to see who would take over the #1 spot on the Lang Ya list now that Mei Changsu is gone. I also hope Yan Yujin moves up a few ranks on the Gentleman’s List too lol.

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    Is there a set date for when Border Town Prodigal is airing???

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      No set date yet, only has 2016 glued to its name. >.<

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    LOL! laughed so hard at the last love with hawick lau…. omg. hahaha

    im digging that opening themesong too of the legend of qin!! really nice and match perfectly, but im confused, did they add a loveline between snake and shao yu? that’s wrong!! she and Wei Zhuang are a pair!! what!!

    they really outdid themselves with the monkey king par 2. i don’t see him law at all. he looks creepy as hell.

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      Right? I don’t recognize Him Law at all!

      And yea, they changed the loveline. Crimson Snake and Shao Yu.

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        That just bothers me SO. MUCH. ChiLian and Wei Zhuang work SO well together, and they’ve got so much history and chemistry and angsty love…and then the drama goes down that path…I can’t. But since I’ve been looking forward to the drama so much, I might as well accept that I’ll be suffering through it. Through this ShaoYu/ChiLiang madness. Ugh. ChiLian/WeiZhuang is like one of my fav pairs in the animated series T.T

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    I heard ZLY is now the lead girl instead of the cameo — she needs to wrap that one up FAST. Get back to the movie shooting — that’s where her future is! I wish she would get picked up by Shandong too. 🙁 Maybe with Hu Ge!

    Also — where is the Ni Ni pic?? I want to compare!

    Totally feel you on Harwick. It’s not like he needs the baby formula money…

    LSS just started some shooting recently too, right? With Tong Da Wei? Good for her. I like how she’s so low-key. I know she gets lots of flack for her acting, but hopefully she does well.

    I used to really like Tong Li Ya for making the shift to serious actress, but something about her husband doesn’t sit well with me and is starting to bleed over into me not liking her as much now. Maybe it was all the promos for his new movie…

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      Here is Ni Ni!

      Yep, Liu Shi Shi and Tong Da Wei. But the stills look so sad. Beautiful but sad. Lol.

      I don’t really follow Tong Li Ya much to know. What did he do?

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      You mean ZLY is the lead girl of 老九门? As Madame Huo?

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        Sadly, she’s not playing Madame Huo anymore. I was happy with that, guest spin, quick in, quick out. Now she’s playing the legitimate female lead. Apparently the girl who was originally cast in the role ended up having to bow out last minute and ZLY stepped in to help out. Maybe as a favor to the production company is the rumor. So I think she plays opposite to William Chan again.

        I’ve seen some pictures of the shooting — she’s in this somewhat odd styling, straight bangs, high ponytail, apparently she plays the eldest daughter of some wealthy family — very “da xiao jie” (not sure literally or figuratively). The clothing is apparently pretty high quality, but I continue to dislike her taking a “supporting” lead role in an idol series!

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    well, not a fan of remembering li chuan, but finally… wow.. after years… how’s the production in China… they filmed the drama like years ago and then just get aired some years ago.. i remember that Best Time was also like this..
    i wont watch RLC too, haha, the storyline is just not my style, hehe 🙂

    Lol at your Hawick ‘first love’ and pleaseeee.. is it something different from his ‘signature’ drama, right? i mean, hate to love… the girl has a lot of debt and revenge.. bla bla bla..
    i really wish to see him on something new and fresh..

    emm.. no wang kai here? haha.. kidding. Thanks Kap!

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      I think the drama that sat on the bench for the longest time was the one with Feng Shao Feng and Yang Mi. 10 years! Forgot the name.

      The synopsis for First Love is pretty generic. College friends who fall in love with the (DUN DUN DUN) same girl.

      Your Nick has a wedding photoshoot coming up! I will post pictures then. heeehee!!

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        Legend of Ancient Sword??? seriously?? 10 years???? Heol! Speechless… i try to imagine it… 10 years, sooo… they filmed when she was teenager and aired when she was dating hawick, lols.. perhaps.

        Wait, what????? wedding photoshoot??? omo… can’t wait ^^

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          Ancient Sword was filmed in 2013 and aired in 2014…

          The only drama with Feng Shaofeng and Yang Mi together I could think of is Palace, but that was filmed in 2010 and aired in 2011…

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          I think they’re talking about 命运交响曲 / Ming Yun Jiao Xiang Qu aka Symphony of Fate or Destiny’s Concerto. I skimmed and skipped through the series. I rather liked Yang Mi and FSF’s romance, but alas, FSF only shows up for a short while and things go haywire. It’s very…classical modern day, aka crazy, secret-riddled family with a lot of fighting over guys in underhanded ways. Plus I hated the sister and the other male lead’s character (the one after *SPOILER* FSF died)…the dude looks like a less-cute version of JJ Lin.

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          It’s an old movie (filmed in 2004, released in 2014!) they shot when they were newbies. Snow Blossom.

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          @ Kappy: LOL Yang Mi is almost unrecognizable LOL guess all the plastic surgery rumors are true then in that pic – I wouldn’t have know it was her if not for you telling me it is her!

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          agree with shimokuren… her ‘past’ face reminds me of taeyang’s song -eyes lips and nose- hehe… i mean, kinda different… nowadays she looks like ‘teenager’ especially the pics taken after her giving birth.. like.. she was in her early 20… daebak!

          from the pic, i could imagine how she felt when this movie aired, hehe.. 10 years.. she changed here and there… no wonder there’s a lot of rumors of her getting PS 😀

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          She’s a baby back then, untouched by the Ent. Doc. Lol.

          What surprised me more was how smoking William looked in that drama with the mane of glory!

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          ROFL “Ent. Doc.” LOL you girls are hilarious 🙂
          Unfortunately plastic surgery is like the norm these days for the entertainment industry around the world *sigh*
          Personally, just thinking of the pain is enough to turn me off, but if it makes them happy, then by all means go for it (I guess)…?

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    I feel indifferent toward Ahn Jae Hyun. He should keep his model career instead of pursuing career as an actor now that she didn’t even do wel in Korea. How could Chinese Company pick a random star from Korea to act in a film with Ady An as a female lead?

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      i didnt realize it until read your comment… ady an with… a ‘nugu’ in Korea???? wah wah wah… it’s such a slap in her face, like c’mon.. for her status, she deserves a better actor… no offense to AJH but seriously.. he needs years to play alongside her… emm.. C-companies nowadays kinda obsessed with K-actors.. I miss seeing Ady with Dylan 😀

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      I didn’t watch Blood so I don’t know much about Ahn Jae Hyun. Lol. But the trend of hiring Korean stars is growing increasingly popular in China so its not going away soon.

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    Oh my god I made some mistake with the pronoun, it should be he, him and his. Well we don’t differentiate gender in pronouns in our language. This is the most frequent mistake I have made when writing comment in English >_<

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    I have waited for so long!!! FINALLY SOME BROADCASTING STATION RECOGNISE THE VALUE OF THE DRAMA! See you soon Remembering Lichuan

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    AHHHH! Legend of Qin! 7 days is still too long T.T @chasingpolaris! The animated series is AWESOME! A lot of people say season 5 (which is braodcasting every friday now) is getting too draggy, but personally I’m ok with that. They’re introducing a lot of historically important people and are setting up for a really big, messy (in a good way, afterall, historically this is an uprising of people from like 5 different extinct countries) plot, so inevitably there has to be a lot of set-up going on and character/plot intros.

    It’s just too good for words. The animated series is amazing. Plus you can see how awesome the graphics have improved from season 1 to season 4/5. It’s like Chinese harry potter for me. Haha. I only hope the drama lives-up to it. It doesn’t have to be exactly the same, but the feels have to be there.

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    Hey kap, is 老九门 written by Uncle Three, the one about the older generation from Dao Mu Bi Ji? Speaking of which, I’ve been loving the audiobooks, but I still haven’t even finished book 2 yet. I’m reluctant to continue if only because I know the ending for Wu Xie and ZQL, and I don’t want to break my heart T.T

    If 老九门 has ZLY as Huo Xian Gu (the tomb raiding leader of the Huo family), it’s going to be so awesome! The amount of amazing fanart out there for DMBJ and 老九门 is awesome. So looking forward to this!

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      Wu Lao Gou (literally translates to Old Dog), Wu Xie’s grandpa is supposed to be (according to Huo Xian Gu) just like Wu Xie. Lol. From the fanart, looks like Kylin’s ancestor (or maybe even Kylin himself, I haven’t finished the books, so I’m not completely sure how the never-changing appearance, long life thing goes) is just as badass.

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      Yes, I believe it is Juli. An extension/side stories of the original gang of The Lost Tomb. At the booting ceremony, they confirmed her role as William’s wife, so she has limited scenes since the drama focuses on the men more. Which doesn’t make sense to me, why hired her to be a vase flower? I’m upset.

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        Right?! Why couldn’t they hire her for Madame Huo?! A perfectly well developed, serviceable role with meaty enough characterization, a main character no less, and you stick her with the role of a behind-the-scenes wife?! Like wtf. If there were no other main female character, I might understand and assume the crew didn’t want to create an original character…but Madame Huo exists…one of the original nine, and they go and do this. So so so disappointing. Now I’m just hoping it wasn’t the crew’s idiotic decision and it was just LiYing’s scheduling conflict or something.

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          Oops — should have read further down the comments! As I noted above, I hear it was because the original actress had to pull out and the production company was in a bind.

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    Aaahhh absolutely can’t wait for “Go Lala Go 2” though I have to wait for eng subs before I could fully enjoy it!

    Don’t know much about K-ent but seeing people’s comments on that seemingly mediocre actor being paired with Ady makes me even more disappointed! She deserves a better leading man (or maybe this is just me who misses seeing her with Vanness hihi)

    and ommggg best news ever! I’ve always wanted to watch “Remembering Li Chuan’s Past” ever since I watched the trailer weeee thanks for the updates!!! 😀

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      You’re welcome!

      Me too, waiting for movies is the worst. First you have to wait for good quality video which takes forever to come out, and then subtitles. T__T

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    Wow, it seems like years ago when I first saw the trailers for Remembering Lichuan so when I first saw the title in your post I was like wait, this sounds familiar…haha. It looks like a very angsty and melodramatic drama and if it weren’t for Godfrey, that gorgeous being with a million dollar face, I would never want to put myself through that lol. Although I do have to say that he does seem to struggle a bit with the more emotional parts of the drama in the trailer. He seems to not be able to give in as much as he could. But that’s just me.

    I’m still trying to repress my disappointment at Wang Kai’s choice of drama with Qiao En but I will still watch it and hope I’ll like him in it. Definitely excited to see him in NiF2, mostly because he looks sensational in the clothes from that period. He’s pretty skinny but has a great body structure so I think that may be a big reason why haha.

    Cannot wait to see Imperial Doctress! The stills that I saw from the drama are breath taking as well as the clothes. I think Shi Shi does better with more serious roles than ones like Jin Yu in Sound of the Desert. She seems to have backed away from the more high profile dramas. Not that I mind, whatever she likes is fine. Hope she and Nick Wu are still doing well ^^

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      Godfrey’s acting…. ahum… 🙂

      Godfrey should do variety shows with his awkward cute self. I still can’t get over how they didn’t snatch him as a couple with Liu Wen. AHHH!!

      ShiWu are doing okay from what I can see from their vacation and airport photos. ^_^

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        Godfrey is awesome <3

        Yeah, he's not that great of an actor but his modeling charisma/style looks great onscreen (I saw the trailer for this period drama he's in and his character walks in costume like he's strutting on catwalk LOL). And he's cute in variety shows which makes him very likeable 🙂

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      I agree with you about Wang Kai – it’s almost like he’s regressing by taking on an idol drama after the serious dramas he’s been in. But then again it’s obvious why he took this role because while his previous roles (All Quiet in Peking, Nirvana in Fire, Disguiser, etc.) are highly praised, they are all supporting roles. Now that he’s finally gotten the limelight, he’s going to try to establish himself as a leading man (like in this drama with Chen Qiao En) instead always just being the memorable supporting cast…

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        True, so true. It’s one of those thing where he has to take the leading-man opportunity while he’s such a hot topic. No doubt he’ll continue to act amazingly and there’s be another maybe better lead role, but the truth of reality is, if he continues to be the memorable supporting cast, dramas will just keep offering scripts where he’s just the memorable supporting cast. Kind of like Yang Rong with villainess roles. She and Xie Na made a joke about that on Happy Camp where she’s like, a few years ago, I said I wanted to be the good lead girl, but now it seems I’m heading deeper and deeper into villain territory. It’s taken so long and so much effort for her to get the lead role in Flying Daggers. It’s like Wang Kai said in an interview, after his stint as the flamboyant gay in Ugly Girl (or something) a while ago, people kept coming after him with scripts for flamboyant dudes cuz he was so good in it they thought that was his specialty.

        People like Jin Dong get to pick only awesome characters and choose between supporting and lead because he’s already established and people know he just likes to be picky and choose. Since he’s already got his own well-known lead roles, he gets to choose supporting roles and still have people offer him lead roles.

        But for Wang Kai, I guess he feels like he needs to take this opportunity while its there, whether or not its a shallower idol role. I can understand that, since we understand him (not personally, obviously) from interviews that he has his goals set on becoming a good actor with a variety of developed roles and characters regardless of whether or not he picks up one or two idol roles along the way. And who knows, this could end up being unexpectedly spectacular (the awesomeness of WuXin FaShi still blindsides me sometimes).

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          Agreed! Striking the iron while it’s hot and all 🙂

          Yeah I saw some of Wang Kai’s interviews and his acting career hasn’t been all that smooth sailing, what with being offered only the clownish roles or roles that are half invisible… He’s made it big with Nirvana in Fire and Disguiser being such big hits and so he’s gotten all this massive attention now, which is why he needs to take leading man roles if he wants to keep the popularity going. He’s like the 2015 version of Li Yifeng (in terms of rising popularity LOL), who struck jackpot with Ancient Sword and has been taking on heaps of leading man roles ever since to keep up the popularity.

          Jin Dong is already an established actor with an awesome rep so he can choose and pick whatever he wants LOL.

          Ah whatever I just need to see the Nirvana in Fire cast reunite again and make Nirvana 2 🙂

          Totally running out of good quality dramas to watch after Nirvana and Disguiser…

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    Just a shoutout for the currently airing Return Of Happiness with Li

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    Just a shoutout for the currently airing Return of Happiness with Li Qin and Ron Ng – surprisingly watchable and addictive! Can’t believe Ron Ng has improved so much from his tvb days ! Excellent OTP interaction and totally heart the male lead character!

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      Oh nice to know! It has english subs on Viki too (always a plus point) and I was wondering how it’s faring among the fans with the storyline and chemistry.

      Is Ron’s character nice?

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        yep – Han Ming is a cool male lead character – smart, devoted and not drama hungry. One of the best in c-drama for me so far! The show itself has its melodramatic moments but so far, still veering on credibility and all the characters are relatable. The female lead is also not the martyr, whiny type and although spunky , not shrill and overly annoying 🙂

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      i watched the first eight episodes and… quit watching it. hehe… i already deleted it from my external memory… i found that drama so makjang… hehe.. but im glad ron’s doing well in mainlad.. i used to watch his HK dramas hehe

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    Kappy, I read that Zhang Danfeng will be the male lead in a modern drama titled “Mr. Right”! Not sure what’s it all about, but he’ll be starring alongside Ji Chang Wook (I guess this is a Korean actor?). It may not be my cup of tea, but if Andy’s leading, I’d check it out!

    I also read that Wang Kai will be in the Bread Tree drama with Tang Yan. Can anyone tell if it’s a period or a modern drama?


    • 67 thoughts on “Bulletin Board: Cdramaland/ENT News (23)

      The only Cdrama that Ji Chang Wook is currently filming is My Male God, and Zhang Dan Feng is the second male lead. He wasn’t even at the booting ceremony cause he was filming So Young. I know, ZDF deserves a leading role. 🙁

      Lol. What other Bread Tree drama does Tang Yan has? I only know of this one and it’s airing in 5 days, filmed in 2012.

      Happy Thanksgiving Lenje!

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        Dang, you’re right on both accounts! (ZDF being the second male lead, and the Bread Tree drama). Shucks :(((
        I’d still probably checking out any upcoming ZDF’s dramas, even if I drop it later LOL. Aside from Home/The Other Shore 1945, none of his previous modern dramas appealed to me (technically Home/TOS is set not in modern time, though still in the 20th century).

        I think I’ll try The Legend of Qin when it airs. Trailers look interesting, and there are cast from WuXin that I like (Gina and Sui Yong Liang, and looks like Ian Wang (Lord Gu!) is cameoing there as well).

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          Wang Kai is in Bread Tree? Where did you read this? I don’t see him name in the cast list when I Googled…?

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          @shimo: at the cdramadevotee blog. Sheesh, the blogger probably mistyped it, and I was too lazy to check first. Didn’t even know that the drama was shot in 2012.

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          @lenje: ah I see. Cuz when I Googled, the cast list for Bread Tree has a Zheng Kai and a Chris Wang, but no Wang Kai, so… *shrug*

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          I’m guessing the blogger has been surrounded by a lot of Wang Kai and made the typo. =)

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          @ chasingpolaris: LOL that’s understandable – cuz apparently Wang Kai is everywhere in the Cdrama world now haha 🙂

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    Hope to see The Imperial Doctress subbed . So many C dramas I’d like to see . **sigh **

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      It will. It has Liu Shi Shi and the ever popular Wallace Huo. 🙂

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        It has Liu Shi Shi and the ever popular Wallace Huo
        This truth LOL 🙂

        Wallace Huo is like a guaranteed ratings hit or something – regardless of a drama’s quality, as long as Wallace is the lead, his fanbase alone is enough to keep the ratings going LOL

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          I’ve been waiting for a true Shishi and Wallace OTP since forever and it ain’t gonna happen with this drama, still.


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    Kap, I also read that Wallace Chung is going to direct a movie, supposedly produced by Han Han. I like “The Continent”, and this movie is said to be based on a novel by the Left Ear author. Do you have more information on that? It’s been long since I last heard about any Wallace’s project (and I’m looking forward to his movie with Vicki Zhao — when will it be released?), so it quite excites me to read about it.

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      That piece of news is included in my upcoming batch. Lol. There’s nothing much to say since it’s another youth drama – the buzz these days. No casting news or anything. Same goes for the movie, no exact date except for 2016. >.<

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