Hu Ge’s modern drama Bright Future suddenly airs…

Following the trend from our previous post, is Hu Ge considered a swoony uncle for some now? 🤭

Synopsis for Bright Future (县委大院) from Daylight Entertainment on Youtube: tells the story of Mei Xiaoge, secretary of the county party committee, and his colleagues uniting the people to build Guangming County, showing the style of grassroots cadres and masses; On the eve of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Mei Xiaoge took up the post of county magistrate of Guangming County, and became colleagues with county party secretary Lu Qingshan and deputy secretary Ai Xianzhi. At this time, they were confronted with Guangming County, which was in urgent need of restoration and development, with various problems and troubles. One after another. Mei Xiaoge has a high emotional intelligence and good affinity, and gradually gets along with colleagues to balance the contradictions in the governance process; she also has the courage to break the boat, and has traveled non-stop to hundreds of villages in Guangming County after taking office. After being elected secretary of the county party committee, Mei Xiaoge devoted himself to deepening the reform of cadres’ style of work, adhered to the concept of green development, guaranteed people’s livelihood on the basis of protecting the environment, and optimized county education. With the efforts of the county party committee team, Guangming County’s dream of getting rid of poverty, becoming rich and developing healthily has finally been realized. Young cadres also continue to grow through practice and training, do a good job of inheritance, overturn the invisible barriers between cadres and the masses, and the relationship between cadres and the masses has taken on a new look.

Began airing 12/7~

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Previews of Upcoming Tencent (mostly) Cdramas 2023

I’m embarrassed to say it took me four days to compile this list. In the past, only 2 days! A galore of Trailers and new stills!

Which drama (s) are you looking forward to?

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First Impression: What do you think of Ming Dynasty with Tang Wei and Zhu Ya Wen?

Tang Wei‘s drama comeback is Ming Dynasty (大明风华) with actor Zhu Ya Wen, and the story follows

our female lead after her family was beheaded by Emperor Yongle and she lives solely for the purpose of revenge. She’s then adopted with a new name and later becomes Empress Xiaogongzhang, wife to as Emperor Xuande, the fifth emperor of the Ming dynasty. His kindness resolves her steely heart and dangerous plan. You will see plenty of familiar faces such as Qiao Zhen Yu, Lay (as Emperor Yingzong of Ming), and Yu Hao Ming (Zhu Gao Xu, later the Prince of Han), just to name a few.

Begins airing today 12/17!

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Official Trailer for Tang Wei and Zhu Ya Wen’s Empress of the Ming

As we have said before. Solid casting. An official trailer was dropped three days ago and here I’m talking about it now. See how fast I am these days with news? Tang Wei‘s drama comeback is Empress of the Ming with actor Zhu Ya Wen, and the story follows their love story of 50 years, first as best friends (grew up together) before they don the royal robes – she as Empress Xiaogongzhang and he as Emperor Xuande, the fifth emperor of the Ming dynasty. You will see plenty of familiar faces in the trailer such as Qiao Zhen Yu, Lay (as Emperor Yingzong of Ming), Yu Hao Ming (Zhu Gaoxu, later the Prince of Han), just to name a few.

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Tang Wei’s Empress of the Ming begins filming with Zhu Ya Wen, Sun Xiao Xiao, and Deng Jia Jia

And guys, we have another queen running around for next year! Tang Wei confirmed this drama back in October and today the drama has begun filming with its main cast. Male lead is Zhu Ya Wen (Across the Ocean to See You) and supporting cast includes the lovely ladies Sun Xiao Xiao and Deng Jia Jia. Empress of the Ming is an upcoming novel-to-drama adaptation of Lian Jing Zhu Yi’s novel 六朝纪事. It’s a palace drama and she will be portraying the character from youth well into old age, first as best friend (grew up together) with the future emperor before becoming his wise and capable Empress, and their love runs solely for 50 years. From the description, looks like she’s playing Empress Zhang Xiaogongzhang who was the spouse of Emperor Xuande, fourth fifth emperor of the Ming dynasty.

UPDATES: added more pics.

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Jin Dong and Ma Yi Li’s The First Half of My Life to air

Dang, no place for young kids in this drama! An adult show about middle-aged women and their struggles in society. In The First Half of My Life (我的前半生), Ma Yi Li plays a married housewife in her mid thirties and her life turns upside down when her husband wants a divorce. She doesn’t have any work experience and to top it off, she also has a young kid to support, what will life be like for her? In comes Jin Dong‘s character, a perfect gentleman, a businessman who recently return to Shanghai to manage his business. He’s a busy man with a quality lifestyle and after meeting her, he’s thrown into her messy life. Both of their lives have been peaceful and calm, how will a fateful meeting challenge and reward them in the latter half of their lives?

I waited to publish this post, hoping the press conference (today!) would drop a trailer! But nothing! Na-da! WHAA? It’s airing next week!

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