… and we’re back to drama-watcher problems like unconvincing white hair…
The Shaw Eleven Langis airing today, February 9th. Starring Yan Yikuan, Gan Tingting, Li Yixiao, Zhu Yilong, Zhang Hanyun, Ray Liu, Yuen Wah, and Yu Qingbin, these give us a better look at the costumes for this drama.
As long as the backgrounds keep up to par with this, I feel like the overall effect won’t be that bad…
Ice Fantasyhas finally released a trailer for Chinese New Year (Happy New Year, everyone!) !! Starring Feng Shaofeng, Ma Tianyu, Victoria Song Qian, Xu Jiao, Zhang Meng, Wang Duo, and Madina Memet, the series based on the book by Guo Jingming is one of the first in China to be set in a completely imaginary world. The complexity of range of backdrops and sets show that in the trailer. Also, Madina is gorgeous here.
The real reason this is airing relatively quickly after filming…
The Foxes of Azure Hills seems to be set for release tomorrow, February 8th. Starring Jiang Jinfu, Gulnazar, Jin Chen, Mike D. Angelo, Xiao Caiqi, Chen Yao,Zhang Ruoyun, Zhang Ruoxuan, Jiang Kaitong, Zhai Tianlin, Fu Xinbo and Wang Kai, prepare for the usual promotion barrage.
Theme song by Yu Kewei below and more goodies below the cut.
We will probably be doing some Song Dynasty and Ming Dynasty posts for the next couple of weeks running up to releasing dramas set in those eras. This week will be from the Song dynastywith Mr. Chen’s Chinese Photo Studio 陳先生的復古照相館.
… and the long-awaited long-spoiler trailer arrives…
Princess Jieyou, starring Zhang Xinyi, Yuan Hong, Yuan Wenkang, and Liu Guanxiang, has released a third trailer and seems to be set to join the release avalanche on February 18th. This one seems to be of nicer quality and is 20 minutes long so… duh… SPOILER ALERT!!Click at your own discretion.
It’s a refreshing look coming from a Chinese drama but I can already imagine certain Western fans saying this is an “Asian Targaryen.” :(
Ice Fantasy has released a ton more stills. Just a disclaimer, I have not read the original novel but in my opinion, although the costumes look very “Western,” if you look closely at the basic construction of some of the outfits, a couple of them do seem to preserve a basic “Hanfu” layout but have been styled to the point where you probably wouldn’t recognize them as such.
While I am not sure how in-line this is with the original text, I do feel this is an opportunity for Chinese costume departments to explore outside the classic “Chinese” and “East Asian” sphere of clothing and experiment with something else. Also, I guess this will be a nice opportunity for people who are getting tired of seeing the “typical East Asian look” in dramas to look at something else for a change.
Starring Feng Shaofeng and Ma Tianyu as a pair of brothers in the Ice Kingdom, this week we show off more of the “white” costuming but more of what is becoming a photo collection will probably follow.
Have you ever seen anyone as stylish as Sun Li when you visited the supermarket? She’s adorable in this new shoot for Grazia, buying and trying out different breads. Look below the cut for more pictures. Continue reading →
Son of Hero, starring Gao Yunxiang, has released more character stills. It makes sense that the costuming shouldn’t be too ornamental given that this should be centered on war and the Song dynasty military.