Season 3 of Go Fighting! releases promos

Go Fighting! 极限挑战 is one of the two variety shows I follow religiously (the other being Who’s the Murderer? 明星大侦探), and Season 3 of the popular variety show is finally ready to premiere tomorrow night.

Sun Honglei, Huang Bo, Huang Lei, Show Luo, Wang Xun and Lay Zhang Yixing are all returning for the latest installment, and I’m looking forward to seeing them tackle more fish-out-of-water scenarios over the next twelve weeks.

 

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The Advisors Alliance review: ep. 1 -4

Cao Pi: Here’s your sword back.
Guo Zhao: This isn’t mine.
Cao Pi: It was mine. Now it’s yours.   #HowToGift101

Episode 3,  scene X:   Yang Xiu ,   the ambitious antagonist in the first few episodes, had just kicked off a dying Sima Yi into the river.  He is relieved, proud of what he has accomplished.

When he is left alone , he  turns to see his hands in the dimming night.  There’s blood on his hands.  He realizes what he has done, betraying his father’s trust and hope for a Han alliance, murdering at least two men.  He screams into the night.

The scene is representative of how The Advisors Alliance 军师联盟 has so far treated its characters – as complex and contradicting human beings.

With a rich set of characters, a fast-paced plot, thoughtful but colloquial dialogue, and just the right amount of romance and humor mixed in,   The Advisors Alliance is probably the best scripted ancient drama in the past couple of years. Continue reading

Chen Yao cross-gender casted for Wuxin: The Monster Killer 2

Yue Qishan is back, this time once more in a male body.

Born a male Taoist practitioner but appearing in season 1 in the form a 16-year-old girl whose body he took over,  Chen Yao’s Yue Qishan is one of the most interesting characters in recent Chinese TV.   This time, he’s  back once more in a male body.

Based on the book of the same name, Wuxin: The Monster Killer 2  无心法师2continues the story of monster hunter Wuxin (Han Dongjun)  and evil spirit Yue Qishan as they wake up  20 years later, in Republican Era Shanghai.  Female lead Jin Chen has been replaced with newcomer Li Landi, but the new ending MV still looks pretty awesome.

Jing Boran, Jiang Shuying, Zhang Ruoyun and more in Divas Hit the Road

Season 3 of Divas Hit the Road 花儿与少年: 冒险季 features a new and younger cast in Jiang Shuying, Bolin Chen, Guli Nazha, Zhang Ruoyun, Tony Yang, Song Zu’er (as Nezha in Lotus Lantern 2005) and Lai Yumeng (new actress who made her debut in Go! Goal! Fighting!), with Jing Boran as the only returning cast member.

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Beauty Private Kitchens releases stills

Lesson learned. Always aim for high quality production because in case the drama ends up waiting a few years on the shelf, at least it won’t look too bad when it comes out.

Zheng Shuang and Ma Tianyu‘s Beauty Private Kitchens has released more stills.  I guess they are trying to draw interest to this drama after both leads having dramas recently airing.

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The Princess of Orchid Hills to be released

Just a reminder that The Princess of Lanling 兰陵王妃 will be releasing on September 29th.  Starring Andy Chen Yi, Zhang Hanyun, and Peng Guanying, these are the last of the materials I have been able to gather for this drama so far.

More stills below the cut.

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The Princess of Orchid Hills has a release date

There’s a date on it!  It’s been so long!

The Princess of Lanling 兰陵王妃 has a release date set for September 29th.  Starring Andy Chen Yi, Zhang Hanyun, and Peng Guanying, for those who have been waiting on this, the wait seems to have finally ended.

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Department Six to be released

With the amount of dramas waiting for release or airing, this is going to be me sometime in the future.

Department Six has released more stills and will be releasing on June 20th.  Starring Raymond Lam, Dilraba, Alex Fong, Ying Haoming, Guo Ruixi, Huang Wenhao, He Zhonghua, and Li Dongheng, those looking for a Ming dynasty drama can probably look forward to this… and the 25-minute trailer to spoil just about everything… here (You have been warned!)

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