The Princess Weiyang new trailer and speculations

After looking at these posters, I am reminded of how far China has come in terms of drama productions.  Only a couple years ago, I would have been ranting and raving about this drama.  It’s still good but the sheer amount with which our standards have progressed is astounding.

The Princess Weiyang (Weiyoung) has more character posters and a new trailer.  Starring Tang Yan, Luo Jin, Vanness Wu, Li Xin’ai, Mao Xiaotong, and Liang Zhenlun, hopefully this means that the projected November release date has some weight behind it.

More character posters below the cut.
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The Advisor’s Alliance wows with more

I think this is the more realistic period-pretty we all want a dose of time to time.

The Advisor’s Alliance 军师联盟 has released more stills shortly after the last release.  Starring Wu Xiubo, Li Chen, Liu Tao, Janine Chang, Tang Yixin, Zhang Zhixi, Di Tianlin, Yu Hewei, and Zhang He, I think it’s amazing how much these costumes seem to transform the actors into their respective roles.

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Royal Highness releases stills

These images kind of remind me of The Empress of China with the big heads with the way they are cropped…

Royal Highness 回到明朝当王爷之杨凌传 has released stills.  Starring Jiang JinfuYuan BingyanLiu RuilingLiu YanZhang SifanWang ZixuanWang Lidan, and Chen Haoyu, a closer look for those interested

More stills below the cut.

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Zhaoge prepares for filming

I don’t think an actual English title has been set in stone yet but given the time period this drama is set in, it is probably a reference to the capital city of the Shang Dynasty, Zhaoge.

Those who miss Yu Zheng‘s productions are in luck.  Zhaoge 朝歌 has started filming.  Starring Zhang ZhehanBao JianfengLin YouweiWu Jiayi, and Liu Mintao, the artwork so far looks fantastic but I guess with all Yu Zheng productions, we’ll have to wait until the final product to see if it suits your personal tastes.

(Warning!) Potential spoilers below the cut.

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Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy releases more

It’s always a good day when they come out with stills for this one.

Tribes and Empires:  Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 has released more images and videos about production.  Starring Huang Xuan, Shawn Dou, Zhou Yiwei , and Wang Qianyuan, it’s nice they paid that much attention to etiquette and other details in order to bring about the feel of the drama despite it being largely set in a fantasy world.

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When a Snail Falls in Love confirms air date


When A Snail Falls in Love has released new posters and a trailer, along with an official air date of October 24thWang Ziwen (Ode to Joy) stars as the titular ‘snail’ Xu Xu, a physically petite newbie detective learning the ropes with her superior Ji Bai, played by Wang Kai (recently seen in variety show Fighting Man). The two are currently filming Ode to Joy 2.

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Zhang Tianai, Jin Chen join Yang Yang in Martial Universe


Will this drama be able to redefine the Chinese fantasy genre?

Zhang Tianai (Go Princess Go) and Jin Chen (The Imperial Doctress) are set to star as the female leads in fantasy-cultivation drama Martial Universe 武动乾坤, which had earlier confirmed rising actor Yang Yang (Just One Smile Is Very Alluring/Love O2O) as the male lead.

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Song of Phoenix slows down on stills release

There aren’t that many Song of Phoenix stills left anymore.  Oh noes!!  What will I post about now?!?

Seems like we’re reaching near the end of my photo collection for Song of Phoenix 思美人.  Starring Ma Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Qiao Zhenyu, Yiyang Qianxi, Du Chun, Liu Yun, Lan Xi, Lee Hyunjae, Yin Zhusheng, Fu Yiwei, and Wang Yuelun, we’ll probably be seeing a bit less of this drama going into the future.

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