Drama Updates: Yang Rong’s K9 Coming, Song Qian’s His Excellency First Love, Chen Xiang’s A Step Into the Past, Wang Jun Kai’s Eagles and Youngster, Gui Zhong Mei Ren

We made it half-way through January…. how?! Lol.

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New Stills: In Youth, Zheng Ye Cheng’s An Oriental Odyssey, Jin Yi Zhi Xia, Chen Xiao’s Red Rose, Chen Xiang’s The Mysterious Team

Trying to update just one drama per post is kinda impossible. Bear with me in yet another huge, never-ending post!

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Han Lei sings themesong for Peace In Palace Peace in Chang’An

Peace In Palace Peace In Chang’An (天下长安) is a new historical drama featuring the reunion between Qin Jun Jie and Shu Chang as the OTP; he is Emperor Taizong of Tang and she’s Empress Zhangsun, in a time period considered as the golden age in Chinese history. His reign was known as the “Reign of Zhenguan.”

The themesong has been released and I love it…. kinda feels very old-school or maybe it’s Han Lei’s magical husky voice. The production feels and looks great.

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Filming begins: Aaron Yan’s Please Give Me A Pair of Wings, Novoland: Eagle Eye, Angelababy’s Desire and the City, Yu Meng Long’s Youth Volleyball, Wang Zi Wen’s Bureau of Transformer

A lot of dramas entering filming stage ~

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Character Posters for Ren Jia Lun and Tan Song Yun’s Jin Yi Zhi Xia

Jin Yi Zhi Xia (锦衣之下) is based on the novel written by Lan Se Shi starring Ren Jia Lun (Glory of the Tang Dynasty) and Tan Song Yun (Mr. Mermaid) in a costume series about two investigative bureaus during the Ming Dynasty. He serves for the imperial secret police group called the Embroidered Uniform Guards and she’s a female Constable from Liu Shan Men, a government branch responsible for safety of the capital (remember Zhang Han’s The Four?) Our two leads meet when funds raised to repair a river went missing and her people are tasked to provide assistance to his people. She’s of course huffy puffy about working under him and he’s too proud (son of the leader). Motivated by self-interests, he doesn’t treat her kindly and things come to a climax when she finds out the Embroidered Uniform Guards were involved with her parents’ deaths.

Me: *imagined tiny teeny Tan Song Yun as a cop*
Me: *found a footage of her as a cop*
Me: LOL. *Uploaded!*

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Lost Love In Times Discussion Post Week 12: Episodes 51 – 56 (Finale)

We are finally here! 3 whole months of airing. We start with marriage and end with marriage. Lol. 🙂

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Lost Love In Times Discussion Post Week 11: Episodes 45 – 50

You think you’re better than me because you wear pretty wedding gowns every 10 episodes?!

One more week!

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Lost Love In Times Discussion Post Week 10: Episodes 39 – 44

Drama within drama! Joe Xu Hai Qiao is a badass! We all know how shady the entertainment business is and many actors are forced to accept and move or lest they offend the big boys in the biz but lookie at Xu Hai Qiao, who directly tagged the production team on weibo about editing his lines (leading to words not syncing with mouth movements) and cutting his scenes. When he was cast for the role, he read the novel and really liked the character and in the five months of shooting, had done his best to bring the character forward. He frequently sought the novel author and together they hoped to bring the wholeness of his character to life. As an actor, he usually watches his works as they air to monitor and improve for later projects, which was how he began to notice drastic lines editing and reduced scenes onscreen. The author supported his stance and stated that his performance is ideal and closest to the character written in the novel. The producer (Tang Li Jun) and one of the screenwriters (Han Pei Zhen) have spoken up, explaining that the work of post-production teams is to enhance and highlight the characters and the plot to intensify the flow of the storyline. Every decision they made was done collectively, after speaking with the producer, directors, script writers, and post production teams. Interestingly, not with the actors! Han Pei Zhen stated that the small changes are deliberately done to enrich and link with the plots later on, so that as the story reaches climax, viewers will be able to see the characters holistically and not just under one color. Whether these changes will alter his character in a negative light, we would have to watch and see.

That’s it for today’s drama within drama! Lol.

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