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.
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.
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.
Can’t tell if it’s a rundown motelor a futuralistic studio.
Tong Liya going retro, first in a 90’s shoot in what looks like a rundown motel and then hiding her face in a garden. Her time-bending rom-com How Long Will I Love U is currently doing great at the box office. Her upcoming drama The Patriot was released yesterday.
The Patriot, starring Tong Liya and Zhang Luyi , is airing today. I have no idea if the story is good, but the logo, poster, and trailer have had been some of the most original for a Republican era drama of late. Here’s the trailer with the aesthetic of 1930’s China being hit by Thanos.
Based on the seventh book in Tianxia Bachang’s Ghost Blows out the Light novel series, The Wrath of Time 鬼吹灯之怒晴湘西 stars Pan Yueming (Day & Night) as Chen Yulou, a grave robber who decides to explore the Yuan Dynasty tombs in Xiangxi.
Fun fact: They’ve had to re-film a portion of the show and cut a chunk of Ma Tianyu’s scenes because the censorship board wasn’t happy with the fauxcest storyline.
All Out Of Love 凉生, 我们可不可以不忧伤 is an upcoming melodrama based on Le Xiaomi’s novel of the same name, and stars Sun Yi (Because I Met You) as a young woman who has fallen in love with one man but can’t leave her childhood sweetheart behind.
Zhang Yunlong, Liu Ruilin, and Huang Mengying all graduated from the same class (like twenty people who took every class together) at Beijing Film, while Daisi and Qiao Xin are a year apart from Central Drama. Zhang, Liu, Huang, and Daisi all work for Yang Mi.
Young, good-looking, and mostly already bff’s since so many of them went to the same college and works at the same company and have been in every other drama with each other, the cast of In Youth 趁我们还年轻 – Zhang Yunlong, Qiao Xin, Liu Ruilin, Daisy, Huang Mengying, and Huang Bojun are so adorable together. The trailer was imo the cutest looking of the modern trailer smorgasbord released last month.
Here’s a photoset of them at the amusement park, and a video of them being dorks (that makes me want to ship every combination of them) :
Now officially known as Under the Power, the upcoming historical romance drama stars Ren Jialun as a broody jinyiwei (secret police officer) and Tan Songyun as an adorable constable who has a crush on him. [Extended Synopsis]
Shawn Dou plays Hou Yi, an archer who shoots down nine out of the ten suns to save the world.
Dilraba and Shawn Dou star in The Saga of Light 日月, a rom-com retelling of the legend Hou Yi and Chang’e. Directed by Jin Yimeng, the film is the first I know of that puts them in semi-prehistoric gear rather than just hanfu.
Shawn Dou plays Hou Yi, an legendary archer who shoots down nine out of the ten suns to save the world. His reward was a pill of immortality that was instead eaten by his wife Chang’e (Dilraba), who became the goddess of the Moon. The film has just wrapped up filming and is set for a summer 2019 release.