Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

Gotta say, despite being a former child actress, Guan Xiao Tong‘s career in her adult roles hasn’t been flourishing like many hoped. But if she has any advantage, it’s her young age, which means she has time to build the kind of image she wants for her brand.

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=======> ♦ Adapted from the novel of the same name, Love of Aurora (极光之恋) stars Ma Ke (Song of Phoenix) and Guan Xiao Tong (Novoland: The Castle In the Sky) in a bickering romance from school well into their adulthood. He’s an heir to a large company while she aspires to become an actress, returning from her overseas study to help her mom’s failing health.  It’s set to premiere on HNTV on November 27th with 50 episodes.

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=======> ♦ Untouchable Lovers is the drama adaptation of the novel Feng Qiu Huang, but unfortunately, the story has been butchered in the hands of Yu Zheng, as always. News in the alleyway says it’s airing on 11/27 too but nothing from the official weibo yet. Unconfirmed.

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=======> ♦ Last but not least is her ancient drama, Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie and Song Yi which was filmed in 2014 and has been sitting pretty. There’s rumbling that it will get off the shelves soon but no exact date. She was wicked young back then ~ Story is set in Chang’An following five youths and their adventures in a time of chaos. Perhaps the “it” factor is notable writer Yang Zheng Guang whose works include novel How Old Dan Became a Tree, Swordsmen in Double Flag Town, and The Wooden Man’s Bride.

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Xiao Tong looked so young…well, she is still very young now ~

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Song Yi.

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Wow…I did not recognize former child actor from Lotus Lantern and many older dramas, Cao Jun. They styled him weirdly!

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  1. 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

    People say she has connections because of her family but why are all her drama choices so bad ._.

    • 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

      She’s well-connected alright. She’s practically dominating all the post 95-ers quantity-wise. Besides, I’m pretty sure Untouchable Lovers was a big-name adaptation before Yu Zheng got himself attached and cast a bunch of nobodies.

      I also cannot name any other post 95-er actress other than Eleanor Lee (who is not of Chinese nationality) so she’s still well ahead of the pack. Though if she keeps up what she’s doing she’ll be out of the spotlight by the time the next big thing comes along.

      • 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

        I think Lin Yun and Song Zuer have better resources than her *shrugs*
        With all the hype about her being in the “beijing circle”, i would have expected more big name projects for her but all I see so far are flop idol dramas.

        • 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

          In a movie/drama with Ma Ke, that is pretty big already, and a pretty good project. I think it was her acting in the trailer that made it looked kind of bad, especially the loud dubber/voice. Or, I believe good acting and chemistry can make any small project a very good one. She reminds me so much of the main girl from web drama Eternal Love, I was so annoyed by the leading actress most of the time, but she did well on some parts and bits by bits they cumulated so I was able to kind of warm up to her by the middle end. Not sure if it will be the same case for GXT, but I will be watching this for Ma Ke.

        • 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

          Is it just me? I feel like well connected people are being hated somewhat. I haven’t seen Song Zu’er grown up acting, but she is very adorable. In cases where people are talented enough then I wouldn’t care if they got their roles through connections. But I admit most well connected people are bad actors like Jing Tian.

        • 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

          I hope Love of Aurora will be a success too, more for Ma Ke’s sake. He isn’t as popular as you think tbh, because he wasn’t able to capitalize on his success in Journey of Flower. But it seems like youth idol dramas aren’t very successful in China. Only Love O2O had huge hype.

          Song Zuer was actually a child actress like Guan Xiaotong, but isn’t as well-known. Yes people prefer actors who work their way up – like Zhao Liying and Yang Mi because it’s more fair.

        • 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

          It’s because she’s taking up lead roles even though she doesn’t have the power to draw viewers. Seeing GXT’s name on a cast list doesn’t make a drama enticing. The same goes for Song Zu Er and Lin Yun. If I see them as female leads of a drama I’d consider it a minus on the drama. This is why young (female) stars need to either start out with minor but likable roles in better productions or pair up with a big name lead actor. The former option is more viable, because male actors are in general less marketable in dramas, especially the younger ones.

    • 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

      All her adult roles are idols dramas which I get that’s she’s young but all her characters have been quite annoying and bland, especially XuanYuanSword (which did anyone watch?) I feel like there was no discussion on that drama after it aired, lol. But I never thought she got roles bc of “connections”. I always thought because she’s a child actress transitioning to adult roles and had already a name for herself, she got these coveted roles.

      I found out who she was in Novoland but I heard she’s always media-playing? I don’t know Chinese so not sure if these english new sites/blogs I followed are correct. It’s a good thing she’s young, but if she doesn’t actually have a “hit drama” within the next couple years, then other newcomers will take that advantage since alot of 90s kids now are now slowly dominating televisions and movies.
      Personally, I love the main girl in Beautiful Love and who soon will the new Shancai. If anything, if the new remake hit jackpot again, then the main actress could be her new rival since I found they’re roughly around same age. Also, something about the main actress also have likability factors like you all have pointed out that GXT does not have.

  2. 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

    I have watched a couple of Guan Xiao Tong drama. I am not warming up to her at all.

    • 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

      She doesn’t have “it”. I mean, look at Song Yi’s stills versus GXT’s stills in Dagger Mystery. In comparison, SY just looks more likable and thus more attractive. I think GXT’s face is not very proportionate (I think she’s curiously weird looking) and I can’t warm up to her because of that.

      She lacks audience affinity (unlike Zhao Li Ying); she’s not gorgeous looking (unlike Crystal Liu); she’s not great at acting (unlike Regina Wan); plus she doesn’t have the best luck with characters too (unlike Yang Mi). Perhaps she’ll eventually do a Jing Tian.

      • 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

        LoL, I actually find Jin Tian better actress then her… But Jin Tian has done a number of PS on her looks thus her looks is to unnatural. Others may have slight nip and tag.

        I agree with you about her not having it. I find it really uncomfortable watching her thus I give up after 1st eps.

        But she seem to be popular with casting agent, she is appearing in many dramas. Connection or not, she is definitely very lucky.

        • 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

          Jing Tian had plastic surgery done on her face? The main actress from Glory of Tang Dynasty?

        • 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

          Yes, you can spot from her before and after. she was pretty before but the PS changed her face . Saying that, she is unfortunate to be disliked by so many viewers due to her connections. I personally enjoy her productions.

      • 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

        IA except after years and years of success, I don’t think it’s luck with Yang Mi. I think she’s a smart cookie and knows how to pick her roles, knows how to pick roles for her employees, and has a certain it factor to make her roles all very watchable characters.

        People give her less credit than she deserves because she has a squeaky voice and just slightly above average acting skills, but she really has a lot of business acumen as an actress.

        • 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

          Another thing I like about Yang Mi, she acts with very very beautiful people! She was extremely innocent as Guo Xiang, as beautiful as Liu Yifei is, Yang Mi was still equally liked as much as Liu Yifei in ROCH because of good acting. Liu Shi Shi and Tang Yan were really pretty too.Tong Li Ya is a great beauty. And Yang Mi promoted Dilireba who is also pretty. These days, pretty people don’t act together anymore. These tigresses cannot share a drama together, the second leads are always either very unattractive, or attractive but would play dumb evil roles.

  3. 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

    OH they should’ve dubbed GXT, I think it’s her real voice because it was so lousy and a bit annoying. According to my experience about irritating voice is that they would always be irritating. But I can get used to people’s weird looks though, after some amount of time. Especially if people are not too good looking because they didn’t do plastic surgery, that gives me comfort to warm up to them. But, that wouldn’t help GXT fall into category of ancient chinese beauties though, she is very modern looking.

    But I love Ma Ke though, so sad for this guy, they’re not pairing him up fairly anymore. His worst leading actress was that one from Song of Phoenix, also marked the most terrible drama on earth in my list.

  4. 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

    I’m not sure why but I didn’t like Ma Ke’s projects aside from Sha JieJie in JoF. Bad choices? I do feel that looks-wise, he doesn’t really appeal to me….there’s something off in his skeletal profile that borders me. Still, I hope he lucks out in future projects.

    • 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

      I actually did not like Sha JieJie, but Ya Long stole my heart though haha. That was from his other Journey drama.

  5. 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

    @hohliu Thank you for the info. I couldn’t reply directly to your post, so I have to write another comment here. I only read about how Jing Tian’s face is not proportionate (or something to that effect). I didn’t realize that she had her face fixed.

  6. 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

    Poor Yang Rong. I hope she find better role. I read that Zhang Xin Yu play as prince. Anyone know whether it’s true ? Is that really so hard to find male actor ???!!!.

    • 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

      I saw some pics of Zhang as a man somewhere before so it’s likely true, I think they r just trying hard to model her after Bridgette Lin (who Zhang can never compare to).

      • 22 thoughts on “Guan Xiao Tong’s Drama Updates: Dagger Mastery with Qin Jun Jie, Love of Aurora, Untouchable Lovers

        Zhang Xinyu seems obsessed with modeling her looks and fashion after Fan Bingbing, who is now with Li Chen – Zhang’s ex-bf.

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