Mark Chao, Kenny Lin Gengxin and William Feng Shaofeng reprise their roles as the crime-solving trio from Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon in this sequel, directed by Tsui Hark (who is quickly becoming my favorite Chinese director). Joining them are Sandra Ma (“Oh My General”) and Ethan Ruan (“Legend of Fuyao”) in this mystery involving magicians, sorcery and an Empress eager for power. It’s a fun, summer flick with laughs and plenty of action.
As I have mentioned before, the promotional materials of this drama caught my attention! Bloody Romance (媚者无疆) is adapted from the novel written by Ban Ming Ban Mei and stars Li Yi Tong, Qu Chu Xiao, and Puff Kuo. Our heroine is sold to a brothel at the tender age of 16 where she’s tortured, assaulted, and treated like crap until she’s rescued and sent to a mysterious place. There she’s trained to become a top assassin!
Another big production coming to your summer viewing plate! Adapted from a xianxia novel Wu Dong Qian Kun (武动乾坤) written by Tian Can Tu Dou, Martial Universe has a gorgeous cast of Yang Yang, Zhang Tian Ai, Wang Li Kun, Wu Chun, and Chen Xiao Long. Slotted to air on 8/7!
Book 2 in Tang Qi’s Three Lives Three Worlds series is The Pillow Case, a dedicated love story between Bai Feng Jiu (Bai Qian’s niece, played by Dilraba) and Dong Hua Dijun (played by Vengo Gao). If you have watched Yang Mi’s Eternal Love, you’ll remember these two characters. First set of posters are out!
If you are on Weibo, you probably recognise this artist’s work right away, even if you may not know her name. Her beautiful, often simple, portraits of characters from some of the popular C-dramas come up often on Weibo, as well as other social media sites, as fans share her art and she gains more attention. Posting under the name Hu Cong Mi Suan (呼葱觅蒜), this artist has since published a couple books of her artwork and even been commissioned by production companies and others for her work as well.