I decided to revive this old post (when we were fooled into thinking it would air 2 years ago.) The comments section is hilarious and I want to share it with you guys once again. =D I saw a lot of familiar names and shed a tear knowing that some of you guys are still hanging around this ship. Thank-you. ❤
We are almost there guys!! Finally some good news for us! The highly anticipated drama, Princess of Lan Ling (兰陵王妃), adapted from the novel written by Yang Qian Zi, is scheduled to premiere online at Mango TV on September 29th October, having been bought by Hunan and shelved till now (4 years?). With that, I’m sad to share the news that one of the cast members is no longer with us in this world. I wasn’t able to share the news back then, but she’s remembered fondly by the cast and friends and deserves a spot in your heart for her courageous fight against cancer.
Yes! More weddings! It’s not labor day weekend anymore but weddings weekend. Lol. Are you seeing a trend too? Most of the beloved Taiwanese stars that we grew up watching are getting hitched one by one! 2016 is a good year for all the lovebirds out there. Is anyone in our readers walking down the aisle too? All I have to say is… Keep Loving you people. Keep them coming. ;D
So I’m done being twelve but that doesn’t mean I’m happy with the bait-and-switch drama behind this project! The confusion and anger on the net was understandable. Zhu Yi Long and Song Yi are now playing the supporting characters in the novel adaptation of The Rhapsody Of A Summer Dream (夏梦狂诗曲 ) written by Jun Zi Yi Ze. Zhang Han plays producer and male lead. His female lead is none other Korean actress, Go Joon Hee (She Was Pretty). Such a cruel twist of fate. Instead of promoting their own supporting actors to first lead, the production team promotes Korea’s supporting actress to first lead. (nothing against Joon Hee, I like her). *side eye everyone with power real hard* I was and still am raging my fist in the air at this division of labor!
Unsure how to translate the Chinese Title, 大仙衙门, to English. The title in pinyin is Da Xian Ya Men. “Da Xian” literally means great immortal which alludes to our main character being honored and referred to as an immortal being for his just and righteous attitude, and “ya men” for those who don’t name was what they called the headquarter housing Chinese government officials back in the days. Ya men was where local civil and criminal cases were interrogated and solved, which is what this series is about. You will recognize the three main actors as I have introduced them before. Eric Wang from Love is Back (and currently reuniting with cutie Rachel Mao in Miss Unlucky), Janice Wu from Wallace’s My Sunshine, and Taiwanese actor, Andy Chen, who was in The Four Horsemen.
Hmm, if none of the 10+ airing dramas this month grab your attention, check this one out, but I can’t guarantee the acting is solid. Lol. It’s an idol drama based on a novel of the same name by Yu Jia. I mentioned The Four Horsemen way back in March and it is finally broadcasting on Qiyi on July 28th, led by Taiwanese actor Andy Chen and a truckload of fresh faces, especially the pretty girls!
I didn’t give them that name, the media has been dubbing that F4 title for a while. The new fantasy drama is produced by IQiyi. I’ve been following this project since last year when I was first introduced to Andy but news coverage is scarce and far between, lacking hype and talk. The Four Horsemen is adapted from a best-selling novel of the same name written by Yu Jia, spanning many volumes. And a vehicle of promotion for many new faces in the industry.