After being wooed for years by Hunan TV, has CCTV finally said “I do?”
It wasn’t long ago when China’s state-run TV resented entertainment rising star Hunan TV’s rise so much that they wouldn’t even show faces of Hunan-related artists. Yet last month. Gao Yuanyuan and Huang Haibo‘s Let’s get married 咱们结婚吧 became the first TV series aired simultaneous on both channel. The series, a commissioned series by both channels, is another major step in CCTV-Hunan TV collaborations. .
In the past, the only such show have been major “red dramas” like Qia Tong Xue Shao Nian, and that was only if it aired on CCTV first. Now, the two are of equal status. Not only has CCTV begun broadcasting Hunan TV primetime dramas like Spring Romance during the day, but channel 2 aired Hunan TV’s reality show “Life Exchange 变形记” during the popular 6 o’clock spot.
“Where are we going?Dad” dads promotes “Let’s get married.” Little did they know at this time that they were filming a live version of “We got married”. Continue reading →
Tiantian is so pretty, a grandpa in this episode was shocked to find out he was a boy.
Gorgeous and adorable photos from the Jiming island of Shandong, where the “Where are we going? Dad” group had fun going crabbing, fishing, fixing a seagrass house for an elderly woman, and playing with elderly villagers whose children have left the village to work.
Woman-who-runs-like-the-wind on her way to see the flower boy.
Drunk 《醉》, featuring rapper MC Hotdog, is the second single from Chen Chusheng‘s (陈楚生) new album I Know You Are Not Far 《我知道你离我不远》.
The Huayi Music artist first rose to fame with his début single Has Anyone Told You 《有没有人告诉你》 after winning Super Boys 2007. Chen Chusheng’s last album Addiction 《瘾》 was in 2011, though many of his compositions were in Huayi Movies during this almost 3 year hiatus. The full album is available for listen on sina.
I thought I would never get drunk
Falling into this feeble defense
Chewing up those self-righteous dreams
Swallowing up the city’s petty lies
I thought I was flying high
I forgot that I was falling down
I need to shut my troublesome mouth
Hugging my stable legs for support
Let the rain pound against my face
Shaming this sinister mind
Never a follower
I must follow my own route
How can I care about these tiny injuries
I am not afraid of walking alone in the dark
Loneliness allows me to hear my inner voice
I buried my youth on this uneven road
I am willing – I accept
The sin of self-righteousness
Round-up of recent modern series we haven’t had time to post on, including Love Shine, One Karat of Dreams, Little Daddy, Love on Tiptoe, Fiancée, and Best Time.
Cast: Kim Jeonghoon, Yao Di, Emma Pei Bei, Wu Diwen
Love on Tiptoe 踮起脚尖吻到爱
Aspiring manager (Yao Di) finds a distraught former model (Kim) at her doorsteps, causing a string of events that shockingly ends in love. If nothing else, model Pei Bei is gorgeous here. The series airs 3 eps on weekdays and 2 eps on weekends. Continue reading →
eeMedia’s two dancing divas Jiang Yingrong and Lisi Danni collaborates for new dance track DV. These two ladies first appeared on stage together during Supergirl 2011, then again a year later Let’s Shake It (舞林大会) and the HNTV New Year Concert. Watch the MV below. The dancer version and promo posters are below the cut.
The show that’s captured viewers with an 89% approval rate has also captured the hearts of sponsors, breaking not only viewership ratings but also record sponsorship fees. Their latest ad sale for season 2 saw the sponsorship go to Yili milk for 312 million RMB, the highest ever for a sponsorship (the second is The Voice of China 3 at 250 million). This is on top of 171 million RMB of three partnerships, not to mention potential product placement revenues (season 1 had frozen goods, toothpaste, milk, beddings, and cars sponsored) and actual ad revenue to come later.
I hear “Where are we going? Dad” is on!
The new record is just one of many in China’s accelerating TV biz. Sponsorship fees have multiplied 20 times since 2005.
“Future music is for sharing, not for selling; Future music is no longer a commodity, but an accompaniment, everything in life can be used as a vehicle for music.” – Yufan
For their latest album 再生 Recyclable, duo Yu Quan decided to release their album on flashdrives instead of in CD form for their 15th anniversary.
“The market for CD albums have degenerated to its limit, and we can’t just sit here and wait. Very few people buy CD’s to listen to now, and everyone’s listening to songs online, but the quality of digital music online is too low. As musicians, since we’ve spent so much time and energy at the studio, we want to spread higher-qualitied digital music,” Quan said to Sina. The music, along with lyrics and photos, fill up 3 GB of the data.
While the leads of The Condor Heroes are getting all sorts of hate, the rest of the cast still get pretty stills. The latest set released are of name-changed Yan Yikuan as Wang Chongyang, the founder of the Quanzhen Sect, and Dong Xuan as Lin Chaoyin, the founder of the Ancient Tomb Sect of the main character XiaoLongNv. The pair of star-crossed lovers has a rather beautiful love story, which you can read more about here.
They also fall in love — in case, you know, you weren’t sure if that was going to be happen.
The director and screenwriter of last year’s Arrows on the Bowstring (箭在弦上) are back with their newest drama, the currently filming Extremely Urgent (迫在眉睫), which stars the unlikely pairing of Gillian Chung and Baron Chen as treasure hunter and treasure defender.
Extremely Urgent takes place after the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1911. Thanks to the weak post-Qing warlord government, thieves from all over have their eyes on the country’s treasures, many of which have fallen into the hands of the people. He Cai (Baron Chen) wants to protect a treasure map that may lead to the 64 volumes of the Yongle Encyclopedia, so he creates and becomes the leader of a treasure protection organization named Dancing Sand.
However, he doesn’t bargain on meeting Chen Mo (Gillian Chung), an American-raised Chinese-boxing expert who returns to Shanghai to hunt down a precious artifact. After her birth father was killed when she was thirteen, Chen Mo was rescued and adopted by an American man named Henry, who taught her the ways of treasure hunting. Although she and He Cai are initially on opposite sides, they find themselves drawn to one another and fall in love.