Promo Round-up: Legend of Fuyao

If there is no way out, then draw your sword” – Meng Fuyao

In Legend of Fuyao, Yang Mi is the independent and kick-ass female lead who never backs down even if the world is against her. She embarks on an adventure to protect the lands, reclaim her identity as a royal of the Xuanji line and defeat the ruler of the Firmament. Ethan Ruan plays her protector and love interest Zhangsun Wuji.

The 66 episode drama airs 2 episodes every Monday-Thursday evening beginning tonight (Viki).

Ending theme: Love is Hard to Find by Lala Hsu

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Over 40 celebs join in Vogue Film photoshoot

 

Three generations of Chinese actresses.

It’s rare to get this many stars to do anything together, not to mention a photoshoot where everyone’s agent is probably fighting for a better spot, but Vogue Film has done it in conjunction with its gala this year. The photoshoots includes  some of the biggest actors, including Li Bingbing, Yang Mi, Angelababy, Liu Shishi, Tong Liya, Xin Zhilei, Tan Zhuo, Huang Xuan, Ethan Ruan, Zhou Yiwei, Zhai Tianlin, Han Dongjun, Xu Weizhou, Peng Yuchang, Bai Baihe, Jing Boran, William Chan, Ma Sichun, Janine Chang, Sun Yi, Li Meng, Qi Xi, Lan Yingying, Chen Ran, Victoria Song, Ouyang Nana, Wu Lei, Chen Feiyu, Song Zuer, Yang Le, Geng Le, Li Chun, Zhang Xueying, Zhang Zifeng, and Chen Wenqi. Musicians Zhang Bichen, Li Yundi, Zhou Bichang and models Ju Xiaowen, Xi Mengyao, Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying (Bad Genius is amazing and I highly recommend it) , and Karlie Kloss also joined in the fun.

I was able to recognized 34 of the 42 without looking at the list of names, how many can you identify?

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Records of Nanyan Studio, Handsome Siblings, King of Blaze, An Oriental Odyssey drama stills update

Some stills from upcoming dramas, including The Legend of Fuyao, Records from Nanyan Studios, Handsome Siblings,  King of Blaze, The Patriot, An Oriental Odyssey, One and Another Him, and My Classmate from Far, Far Away. 

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24th Magnolia Awards

White Deer Plain was nominated in every single category, and took home three awards. He Bing took home the top acting award for his performance in The Love of Courtyard, though he was equally impressive in White Deer Plain (I really need to pick this show up again).

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Jing Chao’s Medical Examiner Dr. Qin releases teaser

Medical Examiner Dr. Qin: The Survivor 法医秦明之幸存者 stars Jing Chao as the titular examiner, Liu Haikuan (Rule the World) as detective Lin Tao, Deng Yang as a leading trace detective and Yu Xintian (The Great Wall) as assistant examiner Chen Shiyu.

On another note, the official sequel to Zhang Ruoyun’s Dr. Qin will air 2 episodes every Thursday on Sohu beginning tonight.

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Zhu Yilong, Bai Yu’s supernatural mystery series Guardian is out today

Guardian looks like the sleekest adaptation a BL novel by far.

Wow this has to be shortest announcement ever.  Supernatural mystery borderline-boy love drama Guardian 镇魂 announced on the 12th it was streaming on the 13th aka today. Except for the first day, three episodes will be out every Wednesday and Thursday for members. For non-members, watch one episode per day Mon-Sat on Youku here.

Guardian is an upcoming supernatural mystery web drama starring Bai Yu (Memory Lost) as the leader of the special investigations unit and Zhu Yilong (Border Town Prodigal) as a coldly logical professor who is later revealed to be the black robe messenger.

Videos: trailer 1; trailer 2; trailer 3BTS ; episode 1+2 previews

A shippy theme song by the male leads who are no longer overtly gay:

 

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Mark Chao, Bai Jingting cast in Chinese remake of Misaeng

The remake of acclaimed slice-of-life Korean drama Misaeng / Incomplete Life is titled Ordinary Glory 平凡的荣耀 (lit.), and stars Mark Chao (Midnight Diner) as Wu Kezhi, the workaholic team leader who has a strained relationship with his superior. Bai Jingting (Rush to the Dead Summer) plays Sun Yiqiu, the newbie office worker who is turned away by multiple employers due to the lack of a tertiary degree.

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Promo Round-up: Lost in 1949

In Lost in 1949 (Lost in Love), Chen Kun plays a street smart wastrel who tries to escort his twin brother, a key person to the Communists’ secret plan, safely out of Shanghai. Wan Qian plays a rookie agent who befriends the brothers – it’s also her second time getting involved with twins after Secret of the Three Kingdoms.

The 47 episode drama begins airing tonight.

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Liu Yifei by Liu Zongyuan

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Liu Yifei is a performer of all types – ballerina, acrobat, singer, and guitar player  –  for this photoshoot by Liu Zongyan (who did her awesome modern Wuxia and  Mulan-like photoshoots).    She has recently finished filming Nanyan Studio with Jing Boran and has been training in New Zealand for the live-action Mulan (if you don’t read the comments, the male lead has been cast and I’ve given up my last sliver of hope this movie knows what it’s doing).

Video here, ignore the subtitles.

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