Tears in Heaven with Li Qin, Shawn Dou, and Zhang Yun Long drops new trailer, gearing up for premiere (finally!)

Poor drama, the team is pretty self-aware on weibo, even listing the number of days Tears In Heaven has been shelved (1086 days). The drama is adapted from stepmother Fei Wo Si Cun‘s novel Variety Flowers At Seaside (剧海上繁花). The synopsis I wrote in 2017… Lol: Reporter Du Xiao Su (Li Qin) meets and falls in love with doctor Shao Zhen Rong (Zhang Yun Long), but his mother is passionately against their love. During his medical trip to the mountains, our doctor dies in a mudslide. To forget the pain of his death, our heroine works and works until exhaustion sends her to the hospital. All her suffering is witnessed by Lei Yu Zheng (Shawn Dou) and he silently helps her from the side, which provokes the wrath of our resident second female lead (Wang Rui Zi), who makes our heroine’s life at work harder. More scheming happens to make Yu Zheng’s company fall and with the support of Xiao Su, he makes a comeback and their misunderstanding is eventually cleared up.

Shawn’s character needs a name change, STAT!

UPDATE: AIRING 6/23!

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First Impression: What do you think of Tang Yan and Shawn Dou’s The Legend of Xiao Chuo?

This was a little sudden for me. But what isn’t nowadays with them airing dramas within a few days’ notice.

The Legend of Xiao Chuo is based on a novel written by Jiang Sheng Nan, on real historical figures of the Liao Dynasty. Tang Yan will play Xiao Chuo (Chinese Name), who later became a capable Khitan empress after marrying Emperor Jingzong of Liao, and subsequently a regent for her son Emperor Shengzong. She was known for her knowledge of the government and its administration, and a strategic military leader, commanding her own army of 10,000 cavalry. As for Shawn Dou, he will not be playing the emperor….he’s playing Xiao Chuo’s childhood sweetheart, Han De Rang, later a trusted Chinese minister under her rule. This is where I think the novel embellishes on a few things, such as a love affair between our leads, a questionable royal birth, and the eventual burial of the two in the imperial tomb.

Airing today 11/3! Will I be watching? 🤷 I adore Mr. Sunshine but it doesn’t look like his role is meaty at all. Then there’s Charmaine looking beautiful with a knife to her neck. I don’t want to watch them suffer. Tell me what to do!

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New trailers for The Legend of Fei, The Golden Hairpin, Chang Ge Xing, Sword Snow Stride

The Tencent Video Annual Conference is sure a busy event, dramas are dropping trailers like flies! Will add more if I see them. But I’m at work. 😛

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The Legend of Xiao Chuo with Tang Yan and Shawn Dou releases official trailer and more stills

The Legend of Xiao Chuo is based on a novel written by Jiang Sheng Nan, on real historical figures of the Liao Dynasty. Tang Yan will play Xiao Chuo (Chinese Name), who later became a capable Khitan empress after marrying Emperor Jingzong of Liao, and subsequently a regent for her son Emperor Shengzong. She was known for her knowledge of the government and its administration, and a strategic military leader, commanding her own army of 10,000 cavalry. As for Shawn Dou, he will not be playing the emperor….he’s playing Xiao Chuo’s childhood sweetheart, Han De Rang, later a trusted Chinese minister under her rule. This is where I think the novel embellishes on a few things, such as a love affair between our leads, a questionable royal birth, and the eventual burial of the two in the imperial tomb.

I was initially excited about this…..but now that I see a longer trailer, I’m not sure how I feel about Mr. SunShine pining after a married woman and being her side piece all drama long.

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Shawn Dou to romance Chen Du Ling in republican drama Love in Flames of War

Love In Flames of War (良辰好景知几何) is a republican drama based on the novel of the same name written by Ling Xi.

GAH. I’m so torn. Mr. SunShine is back but I’m not fond of republican dramas at all. I feel like they start to look and feel the same after a few episodes. The novel sounds coo-coo for coo-coo birds too! The male lead is described as a young marshal who is possessive and cruel, and even forcibly “takes” her, so she hates his guts. Now I’m eyeing that word in quotes questioningly because if it’s the R, then I’m out. She’s a fallen miss and meets our male lead when she was 15, and when she was 19, he shot her first love and killed him…. Ahum, I believe they will change a lot of things to make the drama less disturbing for public viewing and more melodramatic for their tagline of “heart-wrenching romance.” As for Chen Du Ling….she hasn’t impressed me as an actress and the stills do not lift that skepticism – she has the exact same expression in all her pictures. XD

The rest of the cast though, solid.

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Cdrama Updates: The Rebel, Mirror: Twin Cities, Mr. Fox and Miss Rose, Burning, My Girl, Love Scenery

May is almost over ~ I feel like time is going by faster than usual.

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First Official Stills for The Legend of Xiao Chuo with Tang Yan and Shawn Dou

The Legend of Xiao Chuo is based on a novel written by Jiang Sheng Nan, on real historical figures of the Liao Dynasty. Tang Yan will play Xiao Chuo (Chinese Name), who later became a capable Khitan empress after marrying Emperor Jingzong of Liao, and subsequently a regent for her son Emperor Shengzong. She was known for her knowledge of the government and its administration, and a strategic military leader, commanding her own army of 10,000 cavalry. As for Shawn Dou, he will not be playing the emperor….he’s playing Xiao Chuo’s childhood sweetheart, Han De Rang, later a trusted Chinese minister under her rule. This is where I think the novel embellishes on a few things, such as a love affair between our leads, a questionable royal birth, and the eventual burial of the two in the imperial tomb.

Tang Yan is pregnant while filming this drama….. those of us who want to see her in action will have to wait. Lol.

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