Affair of Half a Lifetime remake secures Jiang Xin and Joe Cheng

The new drama adaptation of Eileen Chang’s melo novel, Affair of Half a Lifetime, has been ongoing for two years already and it has finally kicked off filming today! There are two other adaptations: a movie version (Eighteen Springs) with Leon Lai, Anita Mui and Jacklyn Wu, and a drama version in 2003 with Ruby Lin, Patrick Tang, and Jiang Qin Qin. I’m iffy about the novel because of the story line but hopefully, they will edit out a huge chunk of the crapshow the female lead goes through? Because how could you put a person through that much, right?

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Drama Updates: Chen Yao’s Age of Legends, Ren Jia Lun’s Cicada of Autumn, Raymond Lam’s Monkey King

Was just gonna do three listed dramas but ended up having more than 6 featured dramas. Lol. Updates everywhere!

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Winners for Magnolia Awards 2017 at 23rd Shanghai TV Festival

Translated the winners list! Will add pictures tomorrow cause I’m too exhausted. *panda eyes*

Congratulations to all the winners! All the non-idol dramas on the list of course.

UPDATE (6/18): Added pictures!

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War movie The Founding of An Army reveals star-studded cast

War movie, The Founding of An Army (建军大业), is the third part of the trilogy called Founding of New China, followed by The Founding of a Republic (2009), The Founding of a Party (2011), intended to be released this summer to mark the anniversary of the Chinese army (90th anniversary). The movie gathers 40+ stars in main roles and guest appearances, including both veteran actors and fresh meat, led by Zhu Ya Wen (as Zhou En Lai), Liu Ye (as Mao Zedong), Oho Ou (as Ye Ting), Ma Tian Yu, Liu Hao Ran and Ma Yi Li. The story begins in 1927 at the beginning of the Nanchang uprising, known as the first major Kuomintang–Communist engagement.

The endless scrolling of pretty begins…. hehehe. (It took me an hour to get all the names. Lol!)

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English-subbed Trailer for Wang Li Kun’s Legend of the Heavenly Tear

Hmmmm. This is one interesting drama, as I’m not sure what time period we are in anymore, what’s with robotic voices, magical eye colors, underwater fairies, and bubbles of life? After being back-stabbed by her own husband (Zhang Xiao Long), our heroine (Claudia Wang Li Kun) meets another man (Joe Cheng) whose power and love for her give her the needs to take revenge and rise to the empress seat. Legend of the Heavenly Tear is adapted from the novel, Incomparable Phoenix (凤凰无双) written by Bing Lan Sha.

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Chen Xiao and Michelle Chen’s Wedding Ceremony in Beijing

Too early to be tearful… but I did…. Marrying off one of my celebrity crushes. To find the light and strength in your significant other is crucial and beautiful. May you two be blessed from here on out. 😀

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Vibrant costumes for Wang Li Kun and Joe Cheng’s Legend of the Heavenly Tear

Adapted from the novel, Incomparable Phoenix (凤凰无双) written by Bing Lan Sha, Legend of the Heavenly Tear stars Wang Li Kun and Joe Cheng as the main leads. The story follows our heroine (Wang Li Kun) as she’s back-stabbed by her revenge-driven husband (Zhang Xiao Long) and kicked out of the family, and then saved by our hero (Joe Cheng), ruler of Qi State (?). She gets a makeover and a new name for her “rebirth” and plots her way to the throne as Empress. That’s the bare bone of the plot. Now I will party and live life a littttle. 😉

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