Playing catching up!
Playing catching up!
Looks like this could be a decent drama? Luo Jin leads the Royal Nirvana as the Crown Prince whose merits are deemed as a threat to the current King and he struggles to be a dutiful son and crown prince at the same time. On the other hand, the king’s illegitimate son played by Jin Han furtively plants traps to dislodge his brother off the royal chair. In one of his schemes, he frames his brother for the death of an official, setting official’s daughter (Li Yi Tong) on a path of vengeance against his brother.
EDIT: Such a quiet premiere (thanks Lenje!), it started airing on 11/11, 3 new episodes every Monday and Thursday.
Hope everyone is doing well! I have one more week left to my vacation. Pants are getting tight now. LOL.
Oh man… I’m pretty conflicted when I saw the trailer a few days ago. It feels like someone just thought the two Meteor Garden versions colliding would be a great idea so they decided to mash the two leads together regardless of visual disparity. Shen Yue looks like a little sister next to Jerry; I can’t take them seriously as a couple. Especially when the premise is the exchange of luck through a kiss. So many kisses in the trailer! He’s cheating on 2001’s Shan Cai. Lol. xD
I rarely watch films so it’s nice to see two actors in dramaland reunited in the big screen, hoping that it will make up for their lackluster chemistry in Love Me If You Dare. Lol. The movie is inspired by Chyi Chin’s song and he later contacted Rao Xue Man to write a novel, which the movie is based on. Our two characters meet each other at a Chyi Chin concert and thus begins a 30-year romance across three cities.
Somewhere Winter premieres in theaters on 11/15!
The Legend of Xiao Chuo is based on a novel written by Jiang Sheng Nan, on real historical figures of the Liao Dynasty. Tang Yan will play Xiao Chuo (Chinese Name), who later became a capable Khitan empress after marrying Emperor Jingzong of Liao, and subsequently a regent for her son Emperor Shengzong. She was known for her knowledge of the government and its administration, and a strategic military leader, commanding her own army of 10,000 cavalry. As for Shawn Dou, he will not be playing the emperor….he’s playing Xiao Chuo’s childhood sweetheart, Han De Rang, later a trusted Chinese minister under her rule. This is where I think the novel embellishes on a few things, such as a love affair between our leads, a questionable royal birth, and the eventual burial of the two in the imperial tomb.
Tang Yan is pregnant while filming this drama….. those of us who want to see her in action will have to wait. Lol.
At the airport! XD