Ice Fantasy posters, thoughts so far?

… and so… the fellowship of ice and fire begins…

Ice Fantasy posters this week. What are your thoughts of the episodes released so far?  Starring Feng Shaofeng, Ma Tianyu, Victoria Song Qian, Xu Jiao, Zhang Meng, Wang Duo, and Madina Memet… despite thinking that there are certain advances that have been made in terms of production, I have a really hard time actually sitting through this drama and resisting the urge to click through scenes once I reach my limit… >.<

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Song of Phoenix checks into rehab

The only complaint I have is the costumes are so ornate that it’s getting hard trying to distinguish the social hierarchy.

Song of Phoenix 思美人 is currently being checked into a mental institution for anorexia and laxative abuse after being stabilized.  Starring Ma Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Qiao Zhenyu, Yiyang Qianxi, Du Chun, Liu Yun, Lan Xi , Lee Hyunjae, Yin Zhusheng, Fu Yiwei, and Wang Yuelun, on the bright side, the costumes and sets are pretty.

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The Legend of Flying Daggers releases posters

Unfortunately, I am skeptical if these pretty backdrops will make it to the actual drama…

The Legend of Flying Daggers has released posters.  Starring Hawick Lau, Yang Rong, Wu Yingjie, Huang Ming, Kenny Kwan, and Yuan Bingyan, whoever made these backdrops should quiet and take on work making computer desktop backgrounds.

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The Legend of Chusen to be released

Nice to see they still use natural backgrounds as opposed to always using fake sets nowadays.

The Legend of Chusen 青云志 has released even more stills.  Starring Li Yifeng, Zhao Liying, Qin Junjie, Cheng Yi, Tang Yixin, Zhang Luyi, Wei Wei, Che Xiao, Xiong Naijin, Yiyang Qianxi, Wang Yuan, Wang Junkai, and Yang Zi, more pictures with natural backgrounds today.  It seems there’s a set release date now on July 31st.

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More stills for Love is More Than a Word

Surprisingly the stills aren’t tacky to the point of scaring me away yet… that or my standards are just too low… XD

Love is More Than a Word 识汝不识丁 has even more stills.  Starring Jiang Zile, Yan Zidong, Lu Zhuo, Chen Yichen, and Kong Chuinan, given how new the genre is in dramas and everything, the production looks surprisingly acceptable.

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Sinology Sunday: July 24, 2016

This week, we take a look into more Han dynasty-inspired clothing, more specifically that of the Western Han dynasty and probably the earlier part of the Eastern Han dynasty.  Pictures this week come from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞.  Those watching Realm of Love: Long Ballad 秀麗江山之長歌行 which released on July 21st can get a sense of the fashion for this period in this post.  More pictures of the male clothing here since I am too lazy to try to move the strip image over and figure out how to get it right… >.<

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Ice Fantasy releases last barrage of promos before airing

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Cherry blossoms and (B)romance are a perfect match.

After all the coverage on Ice Fantasy, I do plan on checking out the first few episodes. Considering the writer’s previous works, I’ll be going in with no expectations, so all it needs to do is string together a semi-coherent story. The first two episodes will air tomorrow at 10pm (Sunday 24th in China).

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More posters for Beauties in the Closet

IMO… at least the costuming looks like it’s from the Tang dynasty. Many times, I have been promised a Tang dynasty drama and ended up with what looked like period clothing had a bad accident with corny Halloween costumes…

Beauties in the Closet 柜中美人 has released more posters.  Starring Chen YaoHu Bingqing, Vic ChouHan Dong, and Chen Ruoxuan, those who enjoyed the embroidery and costuming can get a better look here.  Sorry but no Vic Chou in these.

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General and I releases stills

Aren’t they a loving couple! The only thing that they will ever argue about is who looks prettier in pastels.

General and I 孤芳不自賞 has released stills.  Starring Wallace Chung, Angelababy, Sun Yizhou, Gan Tingting, and Qi Hang, those interested in this production can scroll down and see all the pretty costumes with the females being dressed in shades of white… white… white… and white.

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The Legend of Sumoer unveils character posters

It would seem that no matter where you lived, you could not escape having to learn the art of turning your head into a delicate pin cushion with hair ornaments.

The Legend of Sumoer has released character posters.  Starring Yan Yikuan, Du Ruoxi, Fu Dalong, and Yue Lina, those who enjoyed the costuming can see more here.

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