Official Trailer for Tang Wei and Zhu Ya Wen’s Empress of the Ming

As we have said before. Solid casting. An official trailer was dropped three days ago and here I’m talking about it now. See how fast I am these days with news? Tang Wei‘s drama comeback is Empress of the Ming with actor Zhu Ya Wen, and the story follows their love story of 50 years, first as best friends (grew up together) before they don the royal robes – she as Empress Xiaogongzhang and he as Emperor Xuande, the fifth emperor of the Ming dynasty. You will see plenty of familiar faces in the trailer such as Qiao Zhen Yu, Lay (as Emperor Yingzong of Ming), Yu Hao Ming (Zhu Gaoxu, later the Prince of Han), just to name a few.

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Tang Wei’s Empress of the Ming begins filming with Zhu Ya Wen, Sun Xiao Xiao, and Deng Jia Jia

And guys, we have another queen running around for next year! Tang Wei confirmed this drama back in October and today the drama has begun filming with its main cast. Male lead is Zhu Ya Wen (Across the Ocean to See You) and supporting cast includes the lovely ladies Sun Xiao Xiao and Deng Jia Jia. Empress of the Ming is an upcoming novel-to-drama adaptation of Lian Jing Zhu Yi’s novel 六朝纪事. It’s a palace drama and she will be portraying the character from youth well into old age, first as best friend (grew up together) with the future emperor before becoming his wise and capable Empress, and their love runs solely for 50 years. From the description, looks like she’s playing Empress Zhang Xiaogongzhang who was the spouse of Emperor Xuande, fourth fifth emperor of the Ming dynasty.

UPDATES: added more pics.

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Movie Review: Foolish Plan (Cmovie, 2016)

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Though this came out a year ago, since I found it again on YouTube, I had to share a review of one of my favorite Chinese comedies, Foolish Plan 《呆呆计划》, starring Jiro Wang (“Rakshasa Street”), Jordan Chan (Ip Man: The Final Fight), Lawrence Ng (Keeper of Darkness) and Lee Beom-Soo (Unforgettable). It’s a comedy heist movie along the lines of Ocean’s Eleven and delivers a really enjoyable story that I have watched more than once.

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Bulletin Board: Cdramaland/Entertainment News (48)

A lot of news packed in this one little post! Merry Christmas Everyone! Have a safe long weekend off!

Santa needs a drink. XD

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There’s no better time than now to do a batch news! Happy Sunday!

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HAPPY FRIDAY!!! I’m so glad it’s friday, I feel like a walking machine these past two weeks. Good thing my contract work for the summer will be over in two weeks so I can resume my normal work hours instead of these long shifts back to back to back…

Adulthood is hard. Enjoy your kiddiehood, my little friends. >.<”

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Deng Jia Jia torn between Joo Won and Qiao Zhen Yu in Love Express

Hohoh. If you’re gonna be torn, might as well be torn between two very good-looking men. Deng Jia Jia is pretty lucky when it comes to being involved in love triangle. She was romancing William Chan and Ma Tian Yu in Fate Leads To Happiness and now she got herself in another tangle of love with Korean actor Joo Won (Bridal Mask) and Qiao Zhen Yu in Love Express (爱情也包邮). The story follows our humble heroine as she gets married to the man of her dreams (Qiao) and later discovers his affair with another woman (*ahumfriend*). Pregnant and cheated, she insists on a divorce and raises her son on her own. A gentle and kind man (Joo) enters her life then and encourages her to pursue a career in bakery. With success and a new love within reach, her ex-husband re-enters the picture, after figuring out he was trapped in a snake’s trick years ago. Oh really? How nice of ya cheater!!

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