Series Review: It’s Not Easy Being King (Cdrama, 2017)

It’s Not Easy Being King” 《大王不容易》- (aka “King Is Not Easy”) – is an amusing Chinese series about a king who switches bodies with a palace maid and the hijinks that ensue. It’s a short and sweet, twenty episode series that makes for the perfect weekend binge session. These are the first series lead roles for both Zhang Yi Jie and Bai Lu, who make a good comedic pair both in the main story, as well as in a series of short skits at the end of each episode where they play a modern day version of their characters.

Continue reading

Bolin Chen and Jing Tian continue love story in modern Fire King

Well….. after filming the ancient version known as The King of Blaze, Bolin Chen and Jing Tian have moved on to the modern story of their characters’ reincarnations in 火王之千里同风. King of Blaze has a prequel called Melancholic Princess too but the synopsis doesn’t match up. Apparently, there are three parts to their story: one sets in the ancient times, the next in the Tang dynasty (this one sounds like it’s dropped), and finally in the modern period. They are joined by Zhang Yi Jie (King is Not Easy) and Lai Yu Meng (Go Goal Fighting!).

Continue reading

Drama themesongs: Nothing Gold Can Stay, King is Not Easy, Attack it, Lightning!

A few dramas are premiering today! Which ones will you be checking out?

Continue reading

Air dates confirmed: Sun Li’s Nothing Gold Can Stay, Zhang Yi Jie’s King Is Not Easy

Sorry for the site downtime guys, I’m gonna expect more sudden downtime until I can get this sorted out. On the one hand, I don’t feel like AVV has grown, but on the other hand, resource is being eaten like hotcakes. Building a community is hard, building an active community is even harder.

Continue reading

Drama Updates: Mao Xiao Tong’s Delicious Destiny, Zhang Han’s Saker Falco, Bolin Chen’s The King of Blaze

Sometimes Cdramas have the weirdest titles to fool you, what’s with Delicious Destiny when it’s all sour angst, then a species under the falcon family too. Lol. I can’t even argue that it’s memorable!

Continue reading

Soul-swapping hijinks in Zhang Yi Jie and Bai Lu’s Da Wang Bu Rong Yi

I swear Yu Zheng must have a secret dungeon under Hengdian studio or something, where he secretly trains new faces and film dramas in the dark. This is another one of his productions! The English title could be translated to Not Easy to Be King or Da Wang Bu Rong Yi (大王不容易). Our heroine is an aspiring gluttonous chef, who loves pretty boys (HAHA) while our hero is an arrogant King with far-reaching ambitions for more power. Our second male lead is a royal guard for the king, who is desired by our female lead. OMGAH. The hijinks when the chef and the king swap role during a freak accident!

Continue reading

The King of Blaze drama drops behind-the-scenes stills with Bolin Chen and Jing Tian

Bolin Chen and Jing Tian have been filming for drama The King of Blaze or Fire King (火王), adapted from a Taiwanese comic written by You Su Lan, the second installment to her The Seven Mirrors’ Stories series. Yesterday, they released some official stills from the production to whet your appetite.

Continue reading

Filming Begins: Ma Ke’s New Dragon Gate Inn, Guan Xiao Tong’s Feng Qiu Huang


Guan Xiao Tong praying for good vibes in Yumama’s production. Lol.

Two dramas began filming in the last two days. One we already know since Yumama made a big fat mess last time when pulling a switcheroo on us. The other one is headlined by Sha Jie Jie Ma Ke. This kid has been working back-to-back since Hua Qian Gu. Lol.

Continue reading