Border Town Prodigal shows off natural backgrounds

I don’t think the leaf blower was supposed to make him look like he was being electrocuted…

It’s been a while but here are more Border Town Prodigal stills.  Starring Zhu Yilong,Ye Qingbin, Qiu Xinzhi, Zhang Xinyu, Chai Biyun, Vincent Jiao Enjun, Gong Mi, and Zhang Junning, this time against more natural backdrops.

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The Legend of Kaifeng shows off costuming

Song dynasty headgear, the art of turning your head into an antenna…

The Legend of Kaifeng gives us a look at the different costuming and set locations this week.  Starring Huang Weide, Zhang Meng, Gan Tingting, Jiang Chao, Winston Chao, Qi Kui, Ji Chen, Wang Wanzhong, and Zheng Siren, costume coloring seems to be either bright or bland with very little in between.

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Li Yifeng, Zhou Dongyu star in espionage series

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Even built-in English subs can’t make-up for a dubbed Zhang Luyi.

Set in the same time and place as last year’s hit The Disguiser, espionage series Sparrow 麻雀 released its first trailer today. This is both Li Yifeng and Zhou Dongyu’s first foray into the genre, and I have to say that Zhou Dongyu impresses a lot more than her co-star. Despite her babyface, she’s able to smile like an angel but cry with the pains of experience.  And of course, veterans Wang Jinsong,  Zhang Luyi and Li Xiaoran always bring their A-game.  The series co-stars Zhang Ruoyun, Kan Qingzi, and Yin Zheng.

The Legend of Flying Daggers… again

Either he’s really concerned or Hawick Lau just requested mouth-to-mouth resuscitation…

The Legend of Flying Daggers, starring Hawick Lau, Yang Rong, Wu Yingjie, Huang Ming, Kenny Kwan, and Yuan Bingyan, has released more stills.  Seeing these kind of makes me yearn for the days when it actually looked like they were fighting.

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Qi Wei Sings for New Drama “Still Lala”

Qi Wei and David Wang for Still Lala

Qi Wei rocking the black wedding gown

Since its publication in 2007, the novel Du Lala’s Promotion (杜拉拉升职记) has spawned two movies, two TV dramas, one stage drama, and one webdrama. Now the story is headed back to television, with a new TV drama titled Still Lala (我是杜拉拉) and starring Qi Wei and David Wang (Wang Yaoqing).

Still Lala is based on the fourth and final book in the Du Lala series and serves as the third part in the Du Lala TV series, following Wang Luodan‘s A Story of Lala’s Promotion (杜拉拉升职记) and Jiao Junyan‘s Lala’s Shining Days (杜拉拉之似水年华). The titular Du Lala is now in her 30s and enjoying life as an HR manager and a happily married wife. However, a new female coworker threatens to turn her life upside down.

Qi Wei sings the song’s ending theme, “Forgot to Remember” (忘了去记得), which is composed by JJ Lin and penned by award-winning writer Orson Zhang (Zhang Haochen). The MV, which is embedded below, is not all that interesting, but it’s always nice to listen to Qi Wei’s vocals and JJ Lin’s music.

Still Lala began airing on April 16 and is being broadcast on Jiangsu TV and online at Tencent. You can also watch the episodes with subs at Viki.

Son of Hero releases trailer

I wouldn’t stick my hand there if I were you…

Son of Hero has released a trailer.  Starring Gao Yunxiang, Li Man, Zhu ZixiaoLiu YuxinXie Xiangming, Zhang ZijianShi XiaolongYang TongshuWeng HongMa JunweiShang Tiantong, and Jiang Mingyang, people looking forward to this production can get a better look through the trailer.

 

For the Holy Guiguzi releases uber long trailer

… and we have a winner for the most spoiler-y trailer of all time…

For the Holy Guiguzi, starring Duan Yihong, Qi Wei, Zu Feng, Xu Qiwen, Ni Dahong, Zhang Zhizhong, Wei Zhen, and Cecilia Yip, has recently dropped a really long trailer. It’s so long it comes in parts… really… with English subs.  Don’t ask me why the third one only lasts 1 second…

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