Cdrama Updates: Youku’s 2021 Press Conference, Cang Lan Jue, The Flaming Heart, The Psychologist, The Story of Xing Fu

A lot of Youku dramas showcased their trailers at the annual press conference!

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Su Mo’s Agarwood Like Crumbs finally confirms female lead Yang Zi, weeks after Cheng Yi’s confirmation

My gut feeling was true after all – something was wrong! When it was announced that Cheng Yi was the male lead weeks ago, I found it odd that we only get confirmation of our male lead and only bad quality unconfirmed pictures of the female lead at the time – Jing Tian. She was rumored for months with Cheng Yi but backed out and those initial photos were costume fitting of another ancient drama. Then just a week ago, Yang Zi‘s name became involved in the drama, with Yang Zi’s fans denying the leaked photos of her costume fitting as photoshop materials and calling out Huan Rui’s bad treatment of Yang Zi, forcing her to pick up this drama. And today, it has been confirmed by Yang Zi’s studio, Huan Rui, and Youku that Yang Zi was the actress they approached first, but she backed out due to scheduling conflict, and now is offered the role again and has accepted the deal.

What a mess huh? In any case, now that the seed has been planted, let’s support the actors and their project. I almost forgot, they were in Legend of Chusen too!

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Zhao Wei’s 8-Episode Monologue drama, Hear Her, focusing on the struggles of women in today’s society

Hear Her (听见她说) is an upcoming short monologue drama consisting of 8 15-minute episodes starring a line of solid actresses including Bai Bai He, Hao Lei, Qi Xi, Wang Zhi, Xi Mei Juan, Yang Zi, Yong Mei, and Yang Mi. I’m interested to see how Zhao Wei has grown as a director since her debut days and it’s great to see her join the shift of focus to women this year. Some of the struggles include midlife crisis, housewife life, domestic violence, older singles, and being the perfect girl.

Airing 11/17!

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Yang Zi and Boran Jing confirm modern drama Psychologist

Psychologist (女心理师) is a modern drama adapted from the novel written by Bi Shu Min (author is a psychiatrist). The story follows the ups and downs and growth of our female lead, who is a psychologist. After a suicide related to a charity event, her career suffers a great setback, rendering her feeling low. She meets our male lead through a mutual friend and he convinces her to join him as a co-host for a television show about psychology. The show revives her mental state and her clinic while our male lead develops deep feelings for her. Just when everything is going smoothly, a strings of events threaten her foundation once more. Her mentor gets involved in a scandal. She tries to find out the truth to help him, but inadvertently discovers a secret of his. Then her best friend gets entangled in a conflict at the same time that her mother is diagnosed with Alzheimer. Thirdly, male lead’s best friend is trying to take revenge on female lead’s mentor. All these events trigger our heroine’s emotional trauma in her youth and she begins to sleepwalk again. In the end, our heroine decides to close her clinic and travel the world with her mother. During their journey, they are able to resolve the knot of the past.

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New trailers for The Legend of Fei, The Golden Hairpin, Chang Ge Xing, Sword Snow Stride

The Tencent Video Annual Conference is sure a busy event, dramas are dropping trailers like flies! Will add more if I see them. But I’m at work. 😛

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The Golden Hairpin with Yang Zi and Kris Wu wrapped up filming after 230 days!

This is one long production! More than half a year to finish filming! Now let the post-production editing begins. Both leads wrote a lengthy appreciation post on their respective weibos to thank the director and staff. The newly released BTS video shows both of them having a blast together as well. I didn’t expect anything less from the mischievous Yang Zi!

The Golden Hairpin (青簪行) is based on the novel written by Ce Ce Qing Han. The story follows our female lead who made quite an impression at the tender age of 13 when she begins helping her dad solve murder cases. When she turns 17, her life takes a dive as she’s on the run, accused of murdering her own family to escape an arranged marriage. During her run, she meets Prince Li (4th son of the Emperor) and is involved in the conspiracies of the princes and her detective skills are put to test when Prince Li’s soon-to-be wife disappears/dies. In exchange for his help to clear her name, she becomes his eunuch, helping him on the side.

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New stills for The Golden Hairpin, Love Like White Jade, Be Together, Twelve Legends, Love A Lifetime

Playing catch-up with the endless news!

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New Trailers: Legend of Fei, The Oath of Love, Joy of Life, Nothing But Thirty, The Pillow Book

At the airport! XD

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