First Trailer for The Song of Glory with Li Qin and Qin Hao

Ohhh. I’m excited for Li Qin! Finally not a wallflower role! Qin Hao is also back in the attention of viewers, what’s with the rave reviews for his mini series The Bad Kids and now this is gearing up for a premiere as well (no date though yet!). The Song of Glory (锦绣南歌) is an upcoming ancient series with our leads as a power couple. She’s the lost daughter of a military family and meets him, the Emperor, when she’s working at a dance house. He’s an Emperor who wants to push for political reforms for a better country but power is controlled by the Lu Family. In order to strengthen his hold over the throne, he arranges a political marriage with the Shen Family and does not know the girl turns out to be our female lead when she uncovers her real identity. But as they take on corrupted government officials together, her family is murdered, blurring the lines of love, duty, and loyalty.

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Friday Photoshoots: Jing Bo Ran, Song Yi, Liu Shi Shi, Yang Yang and More

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The weekend has started~.  Here’s a wrap up of photoshoots of the week.  Kappy told me to take over, but what she doesn’t realised is that I’m biased and there are a small handful of people I actually keep up to date on.

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Behind-the-Scenes peek at Dear Uniform with Huang Jing Yu and Li Qin

Dear Uniform (亲爱的戎装) is a modern drama adapted from the novel written by Zhe Zhi Ma Yi, so it’s not a remake of hit Korean TV series, Descendants of the Sun. It stars Huang Jing Yu as a military officer describes like an ice mountain and Li Qin plays a gentle military medic. Our male lead doesn’t care about romance or anything else and is basically 100% driven by work. Our female lead has been hurt by love before and she’s the pearl in her parents’ hands (they’re wealthy, and she doesn’t want others to be affected by her status). But she can stand on her own (whew). However, her decision to be a doctor in the military angers her dad and he refuses to acknowledge her for a short period. Mom is the softer one and helps her out with one “last favor” by asking her friend for help on finding a living place. Turns out, the friend lets our heroine move into the house where her son stays when he’s not living in the military dorms. Hehe. The mothers totally planted this seed! How did they meet? She’s showering (in his fancy bathroom!) when she hears the door creaks. And that is their first impression. HEHE. They begin to get close when she has a bad night after bumping into her ex-boyfriend and our hero agrees to be her ears for the night. Soon, she ends up saving one of his comrades, and our male lead begins to look at our gentle, sunny doctor in a new light. Their love story is described as gentle but does not lack sweetness and passion. From reviews, the second male lead is equally if not more complex than our male lead, given his circumstance and situation. Ohhhh. I shouldn’t spoil all the fun right? Ok.

Huang Jing Yu is probably one of the few actors who looks like he can pack a punch in our batch of oh-so-pretty young actors. I’m excited for this collaboration!

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Jade Dynasty with Xiao Zhan, Li Qin, Meng Mei Qi, and Tang Yi Xin

This is interesting. Jade Dynasty (诛仙) is the movie version of the novel we have seen adapted into the small screen before. Remember….The Legend of Chusen with Li Yi Feng, Zhao Li Ying, and Yang Zi? Well. Here ya go, the condensed version. Lol. It stars some popular and pretty faces with the current Xiao Zhan from the drama The Untamed, Li Qin as Lu Xue Qi, singer Meng Mei Qi as Bi Yao, and Tang Yi Xin replaying her role from the drama version as the first love. xD

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Zhang Ruo Yun and Tang Yi Xin’s Wedding Ceremony in Ireland

Their wedding ceremony was held at Adare Manor hotel in Ireland. Yi Xin’s smile is brighter than the sky today. According to fans’ timeline, they have been dating for 9 years. Congratulations!

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Discussion Post: What did you think of the Ru Yi’s Royal Love in the Palace’s Finale?

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The highly anticipated palace drama, Ru Yi’s Royal Love In The Palace (如懿传), adapted from the novel written by Liu Lian Zi, has wrapped up its 87 episode long journey.  Kappy wrote a first impressions when the drama started airing in August and since I was following the series, I wanted to see your opinion on the finale last night.

Did you enjoy the show?  What did you like or dislike about the series? Throw in your opinions on other elements such as acting, OST, cinematography.  I want to know them all.

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