Shawn Dou to romance Chen Du Ling in republican drama Love in Flames of War

Love In Flames of War (良辰好景知几何) is a republican drama based on the novel of the same name written by Ling Xi.

GAH. I’m so torn. Mr. SunShine is back but I’m not fond of republican dramas at all. I feel like they start to look and feel the same after a few episodes. The novel sounds coo-coo for coo-coo birds too! The male lead is described as a young marshal who is possessive and cruel, and even forcibly “takes” her, so she hates his guts. Now I’m eyeing that word in quotes questioningly because if it’s the R, then I’m out. She’s a fallen miss and meets our male lead when she was 15, and when she was 19, he shot her first love and killed him…. Ahum, I believe they will change a lot of things to make the drama less disturbing for public viewing and more melodramatic for their tagline of “heart-wrenching romance.” As for Chen Du Ling….she hasn’t impressed me as an actress and the stills do not lift that skepticism – she has the exact same expression in all her pictures. XD

The rest of the cast though, solid.

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First Impression: What do you think of Secret of the Three Kingdoms with Ma Tian Yu and Han Dong Jun?

I’m really looking forward to this! Bromance, romance, political intrigues. The colors look great. Please be good, show! Its airs Tuesdays-Thursdays, 2 episodes each day. “VIP” members (ahum) get to see one week ahead, so ideally we “piggyback riders” have 12 episodes this week. Ha!

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Essay Wang sings for Secret of the Three Kingdoms, First Posters for Luo Jin and Zhou Dong Yu’s Behind the Scenes

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Drama Updates: Story of Ming Lan, Meteor Garden 2018, Secret of the Three Kingdoms, Never Gone

Couple of updates here, new stills for Story of Ming Lan and Never Gone, while Meteor Garden 2018 wraps up filming with a small celebration and Secret of The Three Kingdoms secures a broadcast slot in 2 weeks!

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Ma Tian Yu and Han Dong Jun’s broken bromance in Secret of the Three Kingdoms, Jin Zhi Wen and Jike Jun Yi sing for The Destiny of White Snake

I’m excited for one and anxious about the other one….

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Secret of the Three Kingdoms Official Trailer: Ma Tian Yu, Han Dong Jun, Wan Qian

Tangren’s epic historical drama held a press conference today and dropped a whopping 10-minute trailer to appease your hunger! Based on the novel by Ma Bo Yong, Secret of the Three Kingdoms aims to unravel the re-imagined buried secrets and hidden hands behind the imperial changes of the Eastern Han Dynasty on Cao Cao’s side, led by Ma Tian Yu and Elvis Han Dong Jun.

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Ma Tian Yu and Han Dong Jun suit up in armor for Secret of the Three Kingdoms

I love it when my hunch is right! The production released a batch of stills of the ladies a few days ago and I was thinking that they would release the new stills of the male real soon. And Tada! Here it is! The men in armor ready for battle! I’m pretty excited for this one because of the cast and the rich, deep costumes, and of course the twist in history! Ma Tian Yu has had a fair share of prominent roles but he doesn’t have a representative work yet and I hope this is it. Make it big puppy!

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Ma Tian Yu wraps up filming for Three Kingdoms Secret

After 3 months (it’s been 3 months?!), Ma Tian Yu has wrapped up filming for Tangren’s production, a period drama called Three Kingdoms Secret or better sounding as Secret of The Three Kingdoms (三国机密) adapted from the novel written by Ma Bo Yong, focusing of course on the epic period known as the Three Kingdoms but switching the perspective a little (away from Zhuge Liang), following the ups and downs and imperial changes of the Eastern Han Dynasty on Cao Cao’s side. Ray will be flexing his acting fibers by portraying twins – Liu Xie and Liu Ping. The twins were separated after the queen’s execution, one was raised to become a puppet emperor, while the other one was raised with Sima Yi (played by Elvis Han Dong Jun). OH. Interesting. A juicy role for my man-child!

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