Shawn Dou Xiao‘s latest modern drama From Survivor to Healer (爱上你治愈我) might be the first to air (bought by YouKu)! Survivor reunites him with several friends; Miao Miao, who played Xiao Qi in Princess Agents, Tribes and Empire: Storms of Prophecy’s costar Peng Guan Ying who plays the third leg, and director Cao Dun from Tribes too. The story doesn’t seem anything extraordinary; he falls in love with the heroine in medical school but their families encounter unfortunate events, forcing our hero to avoid the love of his life and she decides to study abroad in Germany. Five years later, their teacher refers both of them to work at a hospital, allowing our hero to slowly win back his lady love, but she only softens as her mother undergoes medical treatments and he remains at her side. Peng Guan Ying develops feelings for the heroine but she rejects him cleanly. Then one day our hero discovers that his mom died eight years ago because of a car accident and is thrown into self-blame, doubting his career achievements, only recovering with the help of his love. The two later decide to pursue more education in Germany, forgoing marriage.
I know the plot is typical but the new trailer suggests some gripping dramatic performances from the leads and supporting cast.
To be honest, I just miss his brighter-than-my-future smile onscreen. xD
What a beautiful duo. Miao Miao (Youth) might be one of the few new faces this year who is classified as beautiful instead of cute. Then you see pretty boy Alan Yu Meng Long by her side…and it’s so bright! Lol. They star alongside each other in the modern drama Unstoppable Youth with the focus on volleyball as the central sport. A new behind-the-scene footage is released and you can see the cast members practicing day and night, acquiring new injuries on set.
I miss Mr. Sunshine. Don’t you? After making a splash in dramaland with his tv debut performance as Prince Yan Xun in Princess Agents, Shawn Dou has other projects to quench your thirst; all of which have finished filming (he wrapped the last one up last week). For the count, Shawn has four unaired dramas under his belt. Reminders below. =D
Words in the alley reveal that Tears in Heaven is airing on 10/9. *fingers crossed*
Saw pictures of the cast of Feng Xiao Gang‘s movie, Youth (芳华), crying their eyes out at the press conference and I thought someone was injured. Turns out the coming-of-age movie about the military art troupe is delayed and won’t be premiering during the national weekend next week, as anticipated by movie goers, who found out they couldn’t book tickets. The production and director did not give an official explanation but many theories have been mentioned. 1) Sensitive subject (the Sino-Vietnam war) 2) movie’s final script is different than the submitted version calling for changes 3) Fierce competition for national holidays weekend with a total release of 10 different films.
Sailor Moon! Oh man…. this brings back memories. Lol. A lot of updates for movies from new stills to new teasers/songs; a huge chunk taken from the next news batch and some you might have seen on AVV twitter as I battled against site issues!