Ode to Gallantry does not want you to forget about it

I really feel that a lot of wuxia dramas need to start brushing up on the costuming in order to help generate interest…

Ode to Gallantry has released more stills.  Starring Cai Yida, Zhang Jiani, Li Zixiong, Xu Shaoqiang, Liu Ximing, and Ma Ling, I guess there are still plenty of dramas that are sitting waiting on the shelf.

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The Journey releases character posters

erm… after last time, just stick to the stuff that actually looks more realistically like Chinese historical clothing and stop getting “creative”…. DX

The Journey 寻找前世之旅 has released character posters.  Starring Ma Ke, Fu Xinbo, and Kang Lei, hopefully Ma Ke’s image from last time was only a short-term get-up…

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Song of Phoenix unleashes the motherload

Closest thing I can compare this to is when I heard about how some of the elderly unintentionally abuse laxatives due to the belief that they need to go once a day…

Song of Phoenix 思美人, what am I going to do with all these stills?!?  Starring Ma Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Qiao Zhenyu, Yiyang Qianxi, Du Chun, Liu Yun, Lan Xi, Lee Hyunjae, Yin Zhusheng, Fu Yiwei, and Wang Yuelun, more as we continue the relentless purging of my computer.

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Yet more stills for The Legend of Flying Daggers

You have to wonder the point of releasing so many stills at this point when a release date doesn’t seem to be coming anytime soon…

The Legend of Flying Daggers has released stills.  Starring Hawick LauYang Rong, Wu YingjieHuang MingKenny Kwan, and Yuan Bingyan, more for fans of this production.

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Online personas revealed for Yang Yang and Zheng Shuang’s Love O2O

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Can someone actually explain to me what Love O2O means?

The upcoming college romance drama Love O2O 微微一笑很倾城 starring Yang Yang (Whirlwind Girl) and Zheng Shuang (The Three Heroes and Five Gallants) has released an abundance of stills and trailers ahead of its premiere tonight (August 22nd).

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Sinology Sunday: August 21, 2016

Damn you! Images of male hanfu are hard enough to locate. Now you have to tease me with only images like this?!?

This week, we take a look into more reconstructions from around the Tang dynasty.  Pictures this week come from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞.

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Zhang Meng in fighting outfit in The Legend of Kaifeng

Don’t give me that… I didn’t have any part in this costume…

The Legend of Kaifeng has released more stills.  Starring Huang Weide, Zhang Meng, Gan Tingting, Jiang Chao, Winston Chao, Qi Kui, Ji Chen, Wang Wanzhong, and Zheng Siren, I really don’t know where I am leaning on this drama.  Some stills look great, some gaudy, and some are just plain wtf…

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The Legend of Heavenly Tear: Phoenix Warriors also improves costuming

Sigh… Why couldn’t more of the stills be on par with this one?!?

The Legend of Heavenly Tear: Phoenix Warriors 天泪传奇之凤凰无双 has released more stills.  Starring Wang LikunJoe ChengAllen TingHe YanniZhang XiaolongBai BingXiong Naijin, Xia MinghaoHe JianzeMuqi Miya, and Li Zhengyang, these are a bit less… erm… oddly creative than the last ones were…

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“My Little Princess” flips the Cinderella story

A little eye-candy never hurts.

It’s hard to root for Cinderella and her Prince when their opponents are this cute.

You know that annoying rich girl who thinks she owns the world as she tries to steal her fiance back from the sweet, innocent, poor girl who got in the elite school only because her family is the epitome of goodness?  My Little Princess 亲爱的,公主病 tells her story.  On her way to become that supporting female lead we love to hate, she stumbles (often literally) on and befriends a bear-in-costume at her favorite yaoi manga store, who just happen to also be only other poor person at this school and is hired as her tutor.

Okay, let’s be honest, despite the clever set-up, most of the script works on just the two leads being adorable most of the time.  Once you get over the female lead’s dub, you can just ogle at how gorgeous Zhang Yuxi and Mike Angelo (and several of the supporting leads) are.   The series is produced by Qi Wei and imo much better than the one she produced starring herself.

Sorry for the gif overload but I’m taking a break from not-really-vacation to share this cuteness and I don’t have good-enough screen-caps.