George Hu and Kan Qing Zi and the Art in Love

Art In Love (那刻的怦然心动) is a modern drama with George Hu and Kan Qing Zi as leads. George plays a perfectionist artist, who is introverted, sensitive, and cold. His personality is challenged by our heroine (Kan Qing Zi) who isn’t afraid of anything. They know each other in college and begin clashing then. When given the chance to pursue further education in arts, our hero chooses to follow his dream and study abroad, sacrificing the budding romance. Seven years later, he returns home and meets our heroine again, but throughout the years, she is guarded by a handsome basketball player (Hong Yao). Places have changed, time has changed, but their hearts ache the same… sounds so familiar! Lol!

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First trailers: Chen Kun’s The Rise of Phoenixes, Wu Jin Yan’s Story of Yan Xi’s Palace, Zhang Yi Shan’s Chong Er’s Preach

Of the three dramas, I’m only interested in the one pictured above…. can you blame me!?

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Qin Lan, Charmaine Sheh, and Wu Jin Yan for Yu Zheng’s Qing drama, Yan Xi’s Conquest

Lol. I’m dying at the implication of this whole Qing drama. With Zhou Xun and Wallace Huo‘s palace drama, Ru Yi, set to draw in viewers, Yu Zheng can’t sit still and let the opportunity pass by his head. He’s producing his own Qing drama, tentatively called Yan Xi’s Conquest (延禧攻略) and inviting some big stars (Qin Lan, Charmaine Sheh, and Nie Yuan) to lay foundation while having his own actress Wu Jin Yan (Zhao Ge) in the leading role. If you have watched Princess Pearls (Huan Zhu Ge Ge), you would recognize the three female characters. HA!

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Demon Girl unveils 10-minute Trailer at Press Conference

Don’t know why I’m so excited about this drama?!! Please don’t judge me! Lol. It’s like an irrational thirst for dysfunctional story covered by pretty pretty people with endless angst. At least it will be addicting? The only Yumama’s drama that wasn’t addicting to me was Yun Zhong Ge, which defied all of Yu’s factors to be non-stimulating. XD Anyhoo, the 10-minute trailer is packed with spoilers so I will warn you fairly that many deaths are shown in the last 4 minutes. Skip if you don’t want to know. Otherwise, it shows what tragic circumstances befall on our heroine and her family when a jealous rival intends to end her, forcing her to draw blood and ascend the throne to the Demon world. *clasps hands together jubilantly*

*Please be better than the other Demon Girl who failed me. LOL.*

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Atmospheric first trailer for Yu Zheng’s Demon Girl

Ohhhh! I like it! When it comes to pretty and contrast and colors, Yu Zheng has it down to an art, making everyone looking either plastic-y or flawless – and this time, it’s the latter! Instead of the string of slapping, we have a lot of neck-grabbing in the 2-minute trailer and I wouldn’t want those golden sharp nails anywhere near me. Lol. I also really like that the music isn’t overwhelming.

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Yu Zheng’s Demon Girl adds new face Johnny Huang Jing Yu


“Yumama: I love me some pretty! I got me some pretty!” by Kap

Call me what you like but when this republican fantasy drama, Demon Girl, produced by Yu Zheng comes out, I’m watching it! The amount of pretty onscreen is sparkling and endless and you know how easy it is to convince me. Lol. But some of the comments on weibo killed me. “What the hell is this drama about?” “How is it that he keeps adding people?” “Who are the leads again?” I also laughed so hard at how fast Yumama snatched the rising new face of Johnny Huang Jing Yu from the webdrama Heroine and added him just like that. He just had his costume fitting today, joined by two other new faces. Not only are we getting new pretty people to look at, Yumama also has a bevy list of solid actors as guest stars.

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Zhang Zhe Han, Li Yi Tong, Ady An for Yumama’s Demon Girl

Yumama’s upcoming Republican fantasy drama, Demon Girl (半妖倾城), releases some posters of its pretty cast members this past week. The genre reminds me of Wu Xin The Monster Killer. But this is Yumama, who is the producer and script writer, so what he lacks in originality and substance, he makes it up with a generous amount of pretty and which always manages to gather a big following – for better or for worse. You know you’re getting old when your favorite leading ladies start taking on mother roles. The lovely Ady An has a guest appearance, playing the mother of our female lead. She’s a butterfly demon and lives quietly during the Qing Dynasty with her two daughters and husband. With the collapse of the Qing dynasty, her family is separated and she’s forced to show her demon form to protect her child, which doesn’t lead to a happy ending. Fifteen years later, her daughter (Li Yi Tong) is all grown up and doesn’t know she’s half-human, half demon (amnesia aka emotional trauma blocking the memory of her mother.) She meets and falls in love with a suave wealthy man (Zhang Zhe Han).

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Hunan picks the biggest stars for variety show Run For Time

Ha. You know HunanTV doesn’t like to lose to anyone, be it dramas or variety shows. Their response to Zhejiang’s Run Brothers is to have their own adapted variety show called Run For Time airing at the same time on Fridays. It’s based on a Japanese show called Run For Money, consisting of various survival games each episode that all participants (in this case called the runaways) need to pass. If they don’t complete the tasks within a time limit, they are captured but a group of hunters (men in black). It’s a star-studded variety show guys and I mean it! Hunan has the current favorite stars under the sun participating in every round. Take a look after the jump to see if your favorites are invited!

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