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Hope everyone had a great good Friday! The little bros got to stay home while I had work! Being an adult sucks! Unless you have a drink in hand…

=======> ♦ Xu Wei Zhou from the webdrama Heroin (Addicted) releases the song “Moonlight” on weibo a few days ago. He has a soothing voice. He and fellow drama OTP Johnny Huang have been paraded around town in all types of magazine spreads. heh.

=======> ♦ Ruby Lin and Tony Yang in their horror movie, Phantom of The Theatre. Hitting theaters on April 28th. The two had some saucy scenes together in the previous installment. πŸ˜›

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=======> ♦ New stills of the supporting cast in Demon Girl. Do you recognize the first two guys?

Steven Ma! I guess everyone is gonna get those elf ears? XD

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Jiro Wang!

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Dai Xiang Yu.

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=======> ♦ Looks like every batch will have stills of Song of Phoenix. Lol. This time, the ladies get to strut. I echo Polaris’ request! TRAILER! TRAILER! TRAILER!

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=======> ♦ Jin Dong‘s old drama in 2014, Dragon’s Qi, releases a 10-minute trailer. He has a part in producing it too.

=======> ♦ New trailer and stills for Les Interpreter with Yang Mi and Huang Xuan.

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=======> ♦ With You with Seven Tan and Liu Hao Ran releases new trailer and music video. How did cute become gangsta? Lol. [Previous Post.]

=======> ♦ New music video for Hu Ge’s Go Goal Fighting! Hu Ge’s character reminisces the time when he was young and on the field. Aww.

=======> ♦ Opening themevideo for Zhang Han‘s The Classic of Mountains and Seas. It started airing on the 20th of March. Did you guys watch it? It’s being subbed on Viki.

=======> ♦ Taekwondo Girl‘s Bai Jing Ting has a new campus youth film, Yesterday Once More, coming out on April 29th, 2016. Trailers and stills below.

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=======> ♦ Michelle Ye has a new republican drama, Rhododendron (ζ˜ ε±±η΄…), coming out on March 23rd. Peasant girl Michelle becomes a warrior under war time and befriends three good sisters with the same belief. Why does this sound badass?

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=======> ♦ Promotional materials for My New Sassy Girl with Cha Tae Hyun and Victoria Song. They should’ve just used a whole new name instead of riding on the wave of the old movie. New generation already, peeps!

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=======> ♦ Zhang Han‘s Ten Deadly Sins reveals Character Intros Video.

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=======> ♦ Promos for republican drama 1931 Love with Sean Zhang, Fu Xin Bo, and Korean Actress Han Chae Young.

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=======> ♦ Webdrama version of Ghost Blows Out The Candle starring Jin Dong and Chen Qiao En quietly begins filming on March 26th. Joe is not there yet b/c she’s romancing the Nirvana Prince in Shanghai and Paris. But Jin Dong has another company. Where did they find this MAN?!

=======> ♦ LOL! This is so funny. Chen Xiang and the Fake Air Horse on the set of Magic Star. XD

=======> ♦ Three Lives Movie Version wrapped filming after 3 months on 3/21/16. There are a lot of leaked, LQ pictures so I won’t be posting those. Be patient and wait for the official stills. πŸ™‚

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=======> ♦ The Legend of Sumoer (ε€§ζΈ…ζ±Ÿε±±δΉ‹ιΎ™θƒ†θŠ±) with Yan Kuan and Sunny Du releases first trailer below.

=======> ♦ Fei Wo Si Cun‘s The Starry Sky is the next novel to make its television debut. Whoa, her novels are selling like hot cakes huh??!

=======> ♦ Hottest soldier on the planet atm Song Joong Ki will grace his presence on Happy Camp this may. Yikes. The airport will be packed. Stay safe, ladies. X)

=======> ♦ Modern drama,Β You Love Me This Much, I’m Going To Take It Seriously (δ½ θΏ™δΉˆηˆ±ζˆ‘οΌŒζˆ‘ε―θ¦ε½“ηœŸδΊ†), about pilots will begin filming in April with Jiang Jin Fu and Li Xiao Lu. Wang Luo Dan, who previously confirmed, is no longer in the series.

=======> ♦ Another novel of Ding Mo is going to have a drama adaptation. η©ΏθΆŠδΉ‹ζ±Ÿε±±δΈζ‚” which I’m gonna tentatively call No Regrets Coming Into This Kingdom. The story sounds a bit creepy on a quick skimming session. Female lead time travels back to the past having died horribly from cancer in the modern days. She wants to relive her life with meaning and finds herself in the body of a 16 year-old girl, imprisoned by her stepfather while he tests various poisons using her body. He believes that when he consummates marriage with her at age 16, he’s supposed to become immortal or something. *creepy creepy* Male and second male lead are best of friends and of course they fall in love with her.

=======> ♦ Yang Zi and Qin Jun Jie are names attached to a new period drama set in the Qing Dynasty. They are currently in The Legend of Chusen.

=======> ♦ General Huo Qu Bing (that is Eddie Peng’s character in Sound of the Desert) will get a new adaptation of his life story.

=======> ♦ China is looking to buy the copyrights to remake hit monster Kdrama, Descendents of the Sun. Ruh Roh.

=======> ♦ Zhao Li Ying on the film set of The Rise of A Tomboy. “Keep Rolling.”

=======> ♦ Bike CF with Huang Xiao Ming. She was too busy to attend the press conference. Only have one picture of them together.

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=======> ♦ Latest rumor has Ma Tian Yu as the other potential male lead for The Legend of Chu Qiao. OMG. I’m dying of laughter right here!! I have a story to tell you guys (later)…if this news is true, I would be the happiest Li Ying’s fangirl EVER.

=======> ♦ A Promotional Clip of 5 Upcoming Dramas to air on Zhe Jiang TV! Liu Tao’s Ode To Joy! Zhao Li Ying’s Rookie Agent Rouge! Liu Shi Shi’s Precious Youth! Lay’s To Be A Better Man, and Huang Lei’s A Love For Separation. XD Finally something in motion for Rouge! EEEKK!!

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    That tease calls for… story! story! I wonder what happened between Ma Tian Yu and Zhao Liying :O
    On another note, she looks so pretty on that poster with Huan Xiaoming! ><

    I don't have much to say about the rest of the news so.. let me talk about the future dramas! πŸ˜‰ I feel like the remaining of the year will be focused on releasing tones of new classic idol dramas (God of War Zhao Yun, Classics of Mountains and Seas, Les Interpretes, Precious Youth, Rouge, etc) with no amazing ratings but a fair competition between all of them. Summer will definitely be dominated by all the xianxia dramas, especially Zhu Xian. Finally, I expect at the end of the year they will release Tribes of Empires and Song of Phoenix, both of which have amazing still quality so far.

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      If we talk about summer dramas, Zheng Shuang will be the dominating queen of summer television. Girl has a few ones under her belt!

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    Song of Phoenix! These costumes are lovely. Now gimme a trailer!

    I read that Ding No novel. Thumbs down to them filming it. Should pick Our Glamorous Time instead.

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      Lol. At this rate, all of Ding Mo’s novels will be adapted. No need to fret for Glamorous Time! =)

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        I will be waiting for you to report on this! πŸ™‚

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    I thought I saw on weibo weeks ago of Zhang Ruo Yun’s name being attached to the Huo Qu Bing drama. Course the actor has yet to confirm it himself. And Novoland: Castle in the Sky also wrapped up filming two days ago or so.

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      Voice of the Death will begin filming in two weeks. I’m guessing that he will be filming that first.

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        It seems like within the past 24hrs there’s news of the other cast members to Voice of the Death…and they’re doing the 3rd novel first?

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    You can’t tell us you have a story and not tell us…..

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    Oh NO! Please don’t let China remake DotS…it’s going to end so so terribly if China attempts it. DotS has a really distinct flavor of korean-production quality and directing…It’s hard to explain, but I can’t see China succeeding with their remake. Def excited for Joong Ki’s Happy Camp appearance though. He’s so cute as a TV personality.

    Excited to see more of Yan Kuan, but I honestly don’t like that piece of history. Dorgon always ends in such tragedy. Like, no matter what woman he loves, he looses to his brother. Sucks. Seriously. I’m excited for Yan Kuan, but so sick of the story. I actually happen to like Sumoer (more than I like Dayuer at least…so tired of people adapting her story too) in this trailer, but I’m so confused! So she enters the palace as waiting girl for Dayuer, then becomes the wife of the king/emperor? But HaiLanZhu’s clearly still part of the story. I’m so lost.

    Seriously seriously so so looking forward to HuGe’s soccer drama. Love soccer, love Hu Ge, love the feel of the trailer, this is so gonna be a hit for me.

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      I suppose the scriptwriter wanted to give a fresh perspective to Dorgon and Dayu’er’s relationship so they threw in Sumo’er in there. Just knowing that Dorgon loves Sumo’er already makes the whole drama seem utterly ridiculous. Also claiming that she’s some god’s child so Huangtaiji chooses to marry her or whatever is even more laughable. The whole production looks like a hot mess. On the other hand, when are production companies and scriptwriters going to focus on Huangtaiji and Hailanzhu? I feel like each time they do a Qing drama around this period, they tend to focus on Dorgon and Dayu’er. Don’t get me wrong, Dayu’er in history did an amazing job from dealing with her son’s death and raising Xuanye to become the great KangXi. But do we need a drama about her every other year? Her sister Hailanzhu had an interesting albeit mysterious life, but no one has ever used her as a protagonist. So much creative liberty there but no one’s taking it. Huh.

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        Haha I didn’t watch much of In Love with Power from a few years ago (the Yuan Shan Shan DaYuer version), but I remember only liking Zhang Meng’s scenes. People say she can’t act, but I love Zhang Meng and I thought she was great as HaiLanZhu. The few HuangTaiJi/HaiLanZhu scenes there were were pretty spectacular. But sadly, they didn’t go very far with that and still ended up making it all DaYu’Er’s show. T.T

        I know like nothing about Sumo’er. Can you tell me a little more about her? Regardless, based on the trailer, prob not even Yan Kuan’s awesomeness is enough to get me to check it out. It’s…hectic and confusing.

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          Yeah, they didn’t give Huangtaiji and Hailanzhu more scenes. But that might be a good thing considering how far from history the series deviated. The two are considered one of the rare examples of “true love” in a palace by historians and from what we saw in the series, that wasn’t the case. But oh well. At least Zhang Meng looked the part and did a good job. I loved her styling for the second half of the series. Very colorful and her hair was really nice.

          Sumo’er or better known as Sumalagu (they used this after her death – when she was alive she was just known as Sumala) was a pretty awesome woman for her time. She was born into a normal nomadic Mongolian family and was fluent in both Mongolian and Manchurian writing. She had apparently learned Manchurian after arriving in Shengjing (present day Shenyang) when Dayu’er married Huangtaiji.

          She was a very able woman so she was extremely helpful to both Dayu’er and also the Qing court in general. She was KangXi’s first teacher and they were close until her death. When KangXi contracted smallpox as a child and was isolated, she traveled between the palace and to his place each day to give him lessons.

          And because she was also really good at embroidery and had an interest in design, she was asked to help design the official imperial clothing.

          When she passed away, she was given a concubine’s type of burial. There are some rumors that she was KangXi’s first love but it seemed to me like he respected her a lot and wanted to give her a burial that was both respectable and not against any imperial rules.

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    Whenever I found out that there’s a korean actor/actress in a drama I’m interested in, I’m disappointed. I watched a few episodes of some chinese drama with a korean actor as the main lead a long time ago and I just can’t get over the mismatch between their lips and dialogue. I find that it massively takes away from the quality and realness of the story… does anyone else feel this way? It just makes the whole drama feel extremely fake.

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      My friend, I have been telling people the same thing. It interrupts the flow of acting and is so strange. But it looks like a growing trend we cant avoid.

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        which is really fucking unfortunate considering what other much better options there are out there.

        I will never understand why Chinese studios rather spend 5 or 6 times the amount of money for foreign actors (who can’t even speak their lines) rather than spend much less money to hire Chinese actors who are more talented and are fluent in the language

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          EXACTLY! And I can never understand why there are people out there that would much rather watch these korean actors in chinese dramas

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          @ Jess: IKR? If I wanted to watch K-actors I’d be watching K-dramas and not C-dramas! Like WTF I don’t mind the occasional collaboration but all this sweeping overtaking of C-drama lead roles with K-actors? No fucking thanks

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      What about Cantonese-speaking actors? I know some of them try to say their lines in Mandarin so it’s easier for dubbing, but in some instances they still use Canto especially the older generation actors. Do you find that it’s distracting them as well, if you’ve seen them?

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        Well, this goes both ways too. I saw just a bit of “Insanity” (movie) with Huang Xiao Ming, Lau Ching Wan. I suspect HXM’s Cantonese is probably still not that great. It looked like HXM just opened his mouth less than usual. The mouth movements didn’t look too bad. I didn’t watch enough to see if that affected the acting adversely though. Michelle Yim seems to try to match lips a bit when she does Mainland work. It doesn’t look too bad. I haven’t watched much Anita Yuen in Mainland series. Her acting is fine, but her lips may be a bit more out of place than Yim’s. I feel K-actors usually end up looking more like fish out of the water than Canto-speaking (CS) actors. They usually appear more distant than CS ones in the final product. They don’t blend in well. Sometimes the acting styles also look different. .
        I find uneven or awkward acting (Zheng Shuang, Zhang Han, .. ) more distracting than fine acting with Canto speeches. I don’t even remember what Ada Choi spoke when she filmed Zhen Huan. But it’s nice when the CS actors do put some effort into their work to blend in more. πŸ™‚

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    Watching Classic of Mountains and Seas and it’s surprisingly decent! They put the best parts of Fushigi Yuugi + Genbu Kaiden together and added more Chinese culture/myth so it’s actually much better than I thought it’d be. 6 eps in and I already wanna watch more πŸ™‚

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      Really??? Its strange to me that Zhang han and the female lead are dating but I cant feel their chemistry in the stills or music video. As I dont find Zhang Han that great of an actor, I wasn’t gonna watch it. Your comment piques my interest. I MIGHT….MIGHT…lols.

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        I totally agree with you – I know they’re dating but I’m not feeling much chemistry from Zhang Han and Nazha at all. Actually there was way more chemistry when Nazha was acting opposite Jiang Jingfu (who was pretty good here!) in that Legend of Nine Tailed Fox series!

        I know people often say Nazha can’t act but in that Fox series she was actually pretty good! Quite lively and funny, in fact! JJF was adorable and the young androgynous-looking actress who played his follower was AWESOME and show-stealing, really πŸ™‚

        Actually the Fox series was much better than I thought it would be and I particularly liked the 2nd (good script and awesome acting), 5th (lovely story and great characters with Wang Kai and Jin Chen having lovely chemistry together), and 6th (most funny story) stories! The first one was good too but I don’t like the main guy (they should’ve made the 2 awesome girls stay together with their awesome sisterhood instead!). Don’t know what happened with the 4th story cuz they showed like 2 eps and then there wasn’t anymore.

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          I totally agree with you on Fox Legend. I really like 2, 5, 6. Even though in the beginning I mostly watched anticipating Wang Kai and Gina, I actually really liked most of it. The 2nd was really good and the couple had amazing chemistry and the acting was great. Surprisingly, I loved JJF and Nazha’s story best. That was so unexpected, but JJF was absolutely adorable, and Nazha was amazingly sassy and innocent, yet totally cunning too. I’ve always been on the fence about her since Xuan Yuan Jian, but I have to say I thought she was fab in Fax Legend.
          (Yeah the 4th story confused me. I think I just ended up skipping it…pretend it never happened. With the 1st story, the sisterhood was rocking, but I feel like Zhang Ruo Yun’s character was so meek and unreliable that I think Sebina’s sort-of thing with the daoist was way more OTP worthy).

          Bottom line, I might give Classic of Mountains and Seas a shot, but I’m really really not a Zhang Han fan. I loved him in Shan Shan Come Eat (Boss&Me), but that worked because his character called for someone aloof with a constant blank expression. It suited him, but Zhang Han always makes me cringe when he plays characters that are slightly more dynamic. But I trust shimo’s judgement, so I’ll give Classic a shot. Highligh – isn’t Wu Lei part of it (minor-role I think, maybe?)?

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          Agreed re legend of green hill fox – started watching for Sebrina Chen – Zhang Ruo Yun and Wang Kai – Gina Jin but totally loved the second story. Went to Google the actor and actress – awesome chemistry and good writing! Haven’t finished the JJF/Guli arc but really liked him here (as opposed to LOQ) and Guli definitely has the X factor (first time watching her). I should say that luckily I saw Gina Jin in Wuxin and Green Hill Fox before Imperial Doctress – she is so annoying there…..

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          @ Juli: I totally loved the sisterhood thing going on in the 1st story. The male lead was too damn indecisive and I didn’t think he was worth the 2 girls’ affection TBH. The Daoist dude had more chemistry with Hua Yue and he looked so much like Hu Ge (his face actually looks like a mix of Hu Ge and Raymond Lam but they styled him too look like Chinese Paladin era Hu Ge on purpose LOL).

          LOL Nazha and JJF’s story was really entertaining and I love the actress who played Su Xi! Nazha and JJF had great chemistry and they were just so cute and lively and fun to watch πŸ™‚

          Wu Lei has a small role in Mountains & Seas so it’ll be nice to see him show up πŸ™‚

          @ Lizzie: I went into this series for Wang Kai and Gina’s story but ended up really liking the 2nd and 6th stories too! The acting in the 2nd story is the best IMO and the male lead + the 2 female leads were awesome. Their story was also quite well written and I really enjoyed watching it! πŸ™‚

          I have no idea what happened to the 4th story but apparently it got cut cuz it had some homosexual themes or something (which is a damn shame cuz I would’ve wanted to see how they developed that story)

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          @ Lizzie: Oh and IIRC the male lead and female lead are a real life couple (since like 2014?) so maybe that’s why they have such great chemistry together πŸ™‚

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          ^ I meant the male and female lead in the 2nd story

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          Cool! That explains the comfortable OTP chemistry in Green Hikl Fox second arc. The male lead is not that hot but he definitely grew on me – gave me Chen Si Cheng vibes from Heroine General!

          On Classics, still torn between Team Han and Team Kenny. Kenny looks good though! I think Guli has chemistry with both – Han definitely looks better when he smiles!

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          AGREE AGREE AGREE! I quite enjoyed the drama and it didn’t disappoint me! Wang Kai and Gina’s chemistry was there, I love their story too. And surprisingly, Jiang Jinfu and Nazha had really high chemistry and both acted really well!! Gulnazar really acted that adorable, cunning and playful fox well. I started to really like her because of this!

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      Speaking of Mr. Zhang, can anyone explain to me why is he so famous?
      He is pretty, but that’s imperative in the entertainment industry. You must look good to have a career. He can’t act that well. Has zero charisma on screen including with both male and female co-stars. And yet, he is getting more and more in demand with each passing year! Is he funny on talk shows? Does he dance/sing? Ever since that infamous Hanadan remake his dramas have been so-so to me. His characters varied from “hm, unexpectedly pleasant” to “oh, die already so the girl can get with the more interesting second lead”. Sadly, he never does. πŸ™ Or is it just my bad luck that I only catch his bad dramas and skip the good ones?

      Anyway, thank you Kappy for the news update! <3 πŸ™‚

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        He is one of the fortunate actor that appeals to mainland Chinese. He was in a popular drama and with a good agency and lots of money to market him, he is becoming a household name. There are lots of very good actors and actress that you may not know. And being good at acting does not mean they will be popular.
        Zhang Han is not even a famously nice and warm guy. He is not very talented in comparison to Hu Ge. BUt he has a appeal and look the Chinese really like and they view him as a idol. He was one of the early drama idols after Wallace, Hu Ge etc.

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          Not a Zhang Han fan (I don’t get his appeal and his acting doesn’t wow me either) but I don’t dislike him, so I usually only watch the series he’s in if there’s other stuff that I like watching. It’s like, I don’t mind him but he’s not what draws me to watch something of his either, if that makes sense…

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      LOL I actually like the second male lead (played by Kenny Kwan) more than Zhang Han’s character, but unfortunate as scripts usually go the male lead gets the girl…

      Oh and the male lead’s servant in this story is totally awesome and I LOVE his sass! I dunno who the actor is but damn he’s awesome! πŸ™‚

      Also I’m waiting for Leo Wu to show up cuz I saw him in the trailers and I’m always here for more of little Fei Liu onscreen!!! πŸ™‚

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        Started watching it and you’re right! Nazha’s pretty awesome so far. She’s the “strong independent” type, yet she doesn’t come off as overcompensating or annoying. And I have to say Kenny’s totally stealing the show from Zhang Han. He’s cute and hot at the same time. Kenny’s awesome. But yeah, def looking forward to Leo the most.

        I sped through all of Far Away Love (old drama rebroadcasted, with Park Hae Jin C-K collab) for Leo’s adorably annoying yet sweet and grumpy teenage sass. Drama was (despite being quite trope-y and unoriginal) pretty decent. Pretty decent sisterhood, easily resolved pseudo-villian (Song Yi was the “manipulative unrequited childhood-friend-crush”, but her character deviated from trope partway through and I actually really liked her character in the end. Surprisingly I really liked that drama. Honestly though, I persisted through the first half solely for Leo’s awesome cuteness. It’s actually only from a few years ago, but talk about the growth rate a teenage boy. Leo’s like a kid there, and a young adult now (sort, half-teen)

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          LOL Zhang Han is quite decent but Kenny is stealing the show from him IMO πŸ™‚
          I just want Wu Lei to show up sometime soon cuz the boy is adorable and I always like seeing more of him πŸ™‚
          Song Yi is a great actress judging from her awesome Yu Manli in Disguiser. I have yet to see more of her works but I look forward to seeing her more πŸ™‚

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    @ hohliu:
    hmh, so I guess my initial impression of him was correct. In my mind he is something like a younger Chinese version of Takizawa Hideaki. Not very expressive but gorgeous like some beautiful marble statue. That must be why I like seeing him in dramas so much. Ha. *googles pictures of Taki*
    @ shimo:
    Shimo, I’m watching the Classic of Mountains and Seas just because you said it was nice. And it is. πŸ™‚ Thank you very much for the recommendation. I am also on team Kenny (<3) but I wasn't really thinking about him when I wrote that "oh, die already …" part πŸ™‚ For some reason I like Nazha and Han together. I think it's more because of her than him.It is the first time I see the lady in action and she is actually ok. I don't know why but I expected her to be like Zheng Shuang – dead stare and no facial expressions at all (the sole reason I dropped that heros and gallants drama) but she is quite lively.Now, if somehow Mr. Zhang manages to wake up and starts emoting just a littleI will be perfectly happy. :)))

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      i googled the taki you mentioned nell, and boy, he looks cuteeeee and has a great body when he worked out! zhang han, unfortunately, has a lanky body type. XD

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      LOL thanks + you’re welcome πŸ™‚

      Good God but Zheng Shuang was TERRIBLE in that Gallants drama. That drama itself is fucking awful and she was the worst part cuz she had the most screen time yet she’s such a terrible actress and her face is so frozen and expressionless she has the charisma of wet paint drying on walls.

      Chen Xiao and Yan Kuan had awesome chemistry but they were HARDLY EVER IN IT and never together which is just a criminal waste of talent. Considering they were playing Bai Yutang and Zhan Zhao, they should’ve been the main characters and focus of the story, but no, their combined screen time didn’t even amount to a quarter of the whole Goddamned series!

      The script was BEYOND awful and everything from pace to make up to styling to lighting to choreography is just one train wreck after another. I have never had the displeasure of watching a series so fucking terrible that it made me wanna tear out my hair in frustration after the first few eps.

      I of course didn’t torture myself any further and just watched most of the series with the fast forward button. Goddamn but that was the fucking worst series I’ve ever had the displeasure of watching in years!

      I’m staying CLEAR of Huayi shit from now on OMG WTF were all the scriptwriters and directors on when they made this shit??!

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        Tbh I quite like Zhang Han in ShanShan as FengTeng even though he isn’t really what I imagined of what FT was like, though I really must give credit to his chemistry with ZLY and how the scriptwriter somewhat followed the novel. But his eventual works really…idk I really hope he can stop acting in ancient dramas because his looks really don’t fit in at all and he just doesn’t have that ancient times vibe in those dramas..Him and Zheng Shuang both changed a lot ever since their Meteor Flower days ended, for the worse, to me. Their acting somehow just ended up being somewhat depressing and stagnant. Like I have always been commenting, ZhengShuang needs to stop her wide-eye acting and stop being so so so stiff! No improvements AT ALL no matter how many dramas she acted in and I really don’t understand why? I just have that hope that she won’t screw up for WeiWei. I really hope that she will do well in her acting because she has that looka and she is also a really nice girl from what I see. Same for Zhang Han, his acting is stiff as well, or maybe its because he ALWAYS acts as the same type of character… I think maybe he went to shave his jaw or maybe he was on a massive diet, but his face will sometimes seem to be out of place in certain angles,like those in ShanShan, and I will just ε‡Ίζˆ..

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          OMG its Meteor Shower/Garden… I just mixed Boys Over Flowers with Meteor Shower LMAO

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          I haven’t seen Zhang Han and Zheng Shuang in Meteor but I’ve seen other series with them in it.

          Zheng Shuang can’t act and in Zhang Han’s case, it really depends on the role he’s playing. He’s decent in the roles that suit him but bland in roles that don’t…

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      Nazha is actually pretty decent in dramas and she’s lively in her roles so I honestly don’t get the hate for her. She’s a pretty girl and her face is quite expressive in the characters she plays so I found her very fun to watch in the Fox series and her in Mountains & Seas.

      I haven’t seen much chemistry between her and Zhang Han’s character here yet but I do hope as the series progresses they have more spark. While I’m not a Zhang Han fan, I think he’s decent enough in dramas (at least he doesn’t offend me onscreen or anything) and with a good script and good cast, his dramas are enjoyable to watch πŸ™‚

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    The Rise of Tomboy BTS vid shows us another side of Zhao Liying we rarely see in public: firm and very professional. I like it! It’s also doing quite well in the cinemas, having to compete with a few Hollywood blockbusters. I saw the LQ bootleg version (before it got turned down LOL), and Zhang Han is pretty animated in it. I like his acting there way more than in his dramas, where he tends to be stoic (or “cool” :D).

    I’m a bit disappointed that the Les Interpretes trailer doesn’t include Yang Mi speaking French.

    Is it just me or are we really having a slew of Republican dramas this year?

    That glimpse of Rogue shows a very cool Lu Yi. But I’m tellin ya, I’m not satisfied, Kappy LOL. One blink, and it’s gone. Give us a full trailer!

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      Say it sister! I want a real trailer too! I’m not watching Tomboy until HD version comes out. My patience is endless. LOL!

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    Hii, there folks! One day at work and I missed all the interesting conversations πŸ™ I hate it when real life gets in the way of my drama life…*inserts Grumpy Cat pic*

    Taki is always in my heart. No matter how untalented singer/dancer/actor that guy is, I will always watch his stuff whenever I get my hands on it (which is not often considering how fiercely Japan guards its tv shows and how precious little time I have to dig through the vast pits of the internet to find them) And yes, I agree ZH is too skinny, he would carry a bit more meat on his bones rather well.
    @ shimo:
    You have waaaay more patience than me. I dropped Gallants long before ep. 20. I just couldn’t bear it. The characters I liked where never together and they devoted so much precious time on frankly disgusting people (that corrupt minister and his minions, brrrr). Also, the side characters where not really appealing to me. :/ i was deliberating going back and finishing it, but if it never gets any better – I won’t.Now I hope Seas and Mountains remains watchable and Flying Daggers turns out good and I’ll be happy with the first half of the year’s ancient stuff. I’m more afraid of major disappointments with the future republican era crop of dramas because that is where my expectations are sky high, and I’m not even talking Yumama’s demon girl drama.

    And, lastly, speaking of ZLY, was anyone else a bit startled by her pic with HXM? I would never, ever have thought that these two would look so good together until I saw it. The more I think about the possibility, the more i want it to happen. preferably something modern….

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      I totally agree with you about Gallants. Goddamn but the disgusting and annoying characters took up most of the screen time when the story should’ve focused on Zhan Zhao and Bai Yutang! Like WHYYYYYYYY πŸ™

      I hope Mountains & Seas stay decent cuz there haven’t been that many good watchable dramas this year yet. The Fox series was good but apparently this year is heavier on Republic era and modern dramas instead. I usually watch anything that has a good story/characters/etc. but I like ancient/period dramas the best. There hasn’t been anything that wowed me since Nirvana from last year…

What do you think?