Photoshoot Friday: Dad?

Okay, it’s only fair that the Dads of Season 2 (or…I guess, just Lu Yi and Huang Lei) get a Photoshoot Friday for themselves. Except, look at who cameos at the end…!

Lu Yi and Bei’er are adorable for their Daddy and little girl photoshoot. Huang Lei and Duo Duo not only got to reunite with mommy Sun Li (not Deng Chao’s wife, you might know this Sun Li as Liu Yifei’s queen mother from Chinese Paladin) in the show, she also makes an appearance in the family’s photoshoot for Fashion Weekly – Duo Duo really strikes the model poses here. Personally, though, I like her photoshoot with Men’s Style more, where they dress her more like a little girl and not like a mini version of Lily (Tiny Times). Continue reading

Cosmetology High injects humor and botox into the Tang

Bringing on the Tang dynasty grove.

Cosmetology High (formerly the Making of a Beauty)  is a surprising mix of humor and even some creativity, a refreshing change from producer Yu Zheng.   The trailer also confirms my suspicion that Yang Rong is amazing and deserves better roles.  The series co-starring Jin Shijia, Zhang Zhehan, Merat, and guest-starring a lot of pretty people airs on Sundays beginning next week.

‘Back in Time’ is being adapted into movie and Internet version

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Back in Time or That Year, Time Flew (匆匆那年) is written by Jiu Ye Hui (九夜茴) and has recently been adapted into movie and web version. The story revolves around a group of friends who were close friends during high school but after graduation, their friendship changes. In the group, Chen Xun and Fang Hui are a couple and their break-up will cause the group to go on separate ways. More information of the novel can be found here.

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Photoshoot Friday: Almost bridal

Thank Zhang Jingchu, because her photoshoot with Bazaar Jewelry saves this round-up from being another bridal photoshoot Friday. On the other hand, Kitty Zhang Yuqi is in full bridal style, with flowers and glitter for her bodice; Li Xiaoran‘s shoot brims with flowers. Meanwhile, Jing Tian‘s vermillion lipstick is a nice contrast to the lush countryside her photo shoot took place in, while model Zhang Xinyuan‘s photoshoot is by the ocean and utterly gorgeous (though you really can’t see any of her face). Look below the cut for more pictures. Continue reading

Ma Tianyu stills for Ancient Sword

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Stills of Ma Tianyu, the “female lead” aka goofball of “Legend of the Ancient Sword.” Ma Tianyu is really the winner of the show, with William Chan as his brother, Zhang Meng as his sister, Qi Wei as his fiancee, Zhang Na as his first love, and Zheng Shuang as his current love.
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Tong Liya, Jerry Yan are “Loving, Never Forgetting”

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I can’t tell if she’s wearing a wedding gown with a really big veil, or in bed.

In another classic Internet novel plot, Jerry Yan’s big boss has an one-night stand with Tong Liya’s poor intern and totally forgets about it until one day, he finds a little boy in need of blood donations, and he turns out to be his son …

The trailer for Loving, Never Forgetting 恋恋不忘 didn’t look great so I didn’t post on it before, but among the six or so dramas that begun airing last week, this was the only one I stuck with.   The story is a bit cliche, but decent.   Jerry Yan, Tong Liya, and Jerry Huang all look great despite the poor lighting.  Anyways, a recommend until the two dramas I’m really looking forward to are airing soon  –  Boss & Me and Ancient Sword!

Since the fanmade trailer is better than the actual one … Whatever happened to Ocean Butterfly’s music quality anyways?

Photoshoot Friday: Men’s Edition


I gave up on balancing the gender ratio for Photoshoot round-ups a long time ago. This is my attempt to rectify the usual bias.

Daniel Chan is as good looking as ever, dressed in a suit in this photo shoot for National Geographic Traveler (maybe this is how Yuwen Yong earned extra cash when posing as a wanderer?) MIchael Chen suits up as well, as does Li Dong Xue (he was the Seventeenth Prince in the Legend of Zhen Huan). Tian Liang also makes an appearance…also in suits.

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Dad 2 starts airing!

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#How to play with your kids#

Do you like National Geographic but with cute kids in the scene? A Bite of China but with hotter chefs? Where are we going? Dad season 2 has it covered!

So far, I’ve already fallen for Duoduo from the trailers alone, and episode one only confirmed it. As the oldest, she acts really assertive and cool, but seems super nice and sweet on the inside. Bei’er is also a little angel, scared to see others being hurt, but although willing to help everyone and to share. Yang Yangyang is as shy as usual, and is especially cute when he was so happy to see Feymann come to visit, but then went Pokerface as soon as Feymann actually showed up. I keep getting Feymann and Joe confused …

Also, who would’ve thought the pretty boy Lu Yi was the jokester of the group?

What are your favorite moments of episode 1?

Dad 2 wanders into fantasy with new posters

Who needs Prince Charming when your dad is Lu Yi?

The second season to 2013’s number one variety show, Where are we going? Dad Season  will begin airing on the 20th and stars Francis Ng, Gary Cao, Huang Lei, Lu Yi, Yang Wei, and guest starring people like Yao Ming.

I think these hands down win best variety show posters ever. The quality of these posters, probably by ee-Media’s N13 Studio,  are better than most film posters nowadays.
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Photoshoot Background: White Backgrounds ahoy

There’s nothing wrong, maybe even everything right with a nice background – but this round up should show you that the absence of a background can be lovely too. Liu Shishi wears white against white (mourning for that role in Bu Bu Jing Xin 2?), while Lin Chi-ling goes for bright pops of color. Angelababy follows suit, but by the time Lin Chi-ling appears in her second photoshoot (this one for Marie Claire), she’s switched to Liu Shishi’s style. Faye Wang breaks a rules a little with a backdrop of furniture, but the walls are still white, so let it pass…

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