Let’s Shake It 2 begins streaming

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Let’s Shake It 2 has begun streaming on Youtube here. Two new episodes come out every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I’ve watched the first three episodes (MGTV VIP gets six extra episodes)  and unfortunately with a different production team, it’s inferior to the first one in almost every way. Th overall premise of the characters having to constantly adjust what they’re doing in the Sui dynasty to make sure they still exist in the Tang dynasty is a lot more interesting than the first one, but the pacing is really off, and the only jokes that work are callbacks to the first one.  Also Abu’s costumes are not nearly as cute as in the first one.

If you had to pick a show about a humanlike soul trapped in a catlike body, I would go with I’m a Pet at Dali Temple which has worse acting but is at least fun.

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Review: An Yuexi lights up the world in You Color My World

 

A romance drama that takes “my world is gray without you” seriously.

I’m re-watching this, so I figured I should finally do a post on this little gem.   An Yuexi is once more a ray of sunshine in You Color My World 路从今夜白, a cute romance with an unique premise and pretty colors. You can watch it English-subbed on YouTube here.

The female lead is literally the only color in the male lead’s eyes.   Gu Yebai (Chen Ruoyun) is an artist who’s lost the ability to see color due to trauma until he met fellow student Lu Youran (An Yuexi). For some later explained reason, when she colors his paintings, he can briefly see color again. He soon hires her as a model and asks her to mix paint for him.     As their relationship progresses, everything she does affects how he sees the world.   When she is nice to him, his whole world is filled with  vibrant colors. When he feels like she doesn’t like him, his world is gray again.

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Promo Round-up: Promising you a fleeting and dreamlike life

Will Zhu Yilong continues his bromance journey in this series?

Zhu Yilong and An Yuexi’s new drama, Promising you a fleeting and dreamlike life 许你浮生若梦  , began streaming on Youtube here on the 13th.

The series so far is kind of similar to Zhu Yilong’s Love for Three Lifetimes – basically the female lead and the supporting male lead are totally in love, but Zhu Yilong’s playboy character also likes her and continues to harass her. Except this time he’s not married to the female lead and he is best friends with her lover. I hear that the supporting male lead will turn out to be a horrible person later, so that may redeem Zhu Yilong’s character eventually, but so far I’m not buying it. An Yuexi and Zhu Yilong, along with supporting leads Zhu Jianran and Madina Yalqun are all really cute in this, though.

Soundtrack: Theme by An Yuexi ft Zhu Yilong ; Ask Oneself by 12th ; Together for the fleeting life by Shao Yuan

Trailer:

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Zhu Yilong, An Yuexi duet for upcoming romance series

100 % ready to ship these two. Just look at how cute they both are.

Potentially thanks to the newly-found stardom of Zhu Yilong, Promising you a fleeting and dreamlike life 许你浮生若梦 (literal trans.) , a romance of three lifetimes with An Yuexi, is finally airing!  The series streams on Youku on the 7th and on Youtube on the 12th. 

Here’s the two’s duet / theme song:

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Time-traveling is messy in Let’s Shake It 2’s first trailer

Future Tang Qingfeng and current Tang Qingfeng have timetravelled back to before they were born to try to kill each other in what they each think will protect Abu.

It seems like only yesterday the drama was announced, but Let’s Shake It 2 : Trouble on Planet Duo 颤抖吧阿部之朵星风云 has already finished filming and apparently most of post-production since it will stream on August 6. On top of saving all of the Tang dynasty by making sure it happens in the timeline, Tang Qingfeng apparently  must also fight off future-himself as future-himself (actually future-future-himself given that he’s already a future-himself in the Sui dynasty) tries to kill him to save Abu.

I’m 100% up for a series of  them just going to a different  dynasty each season.

Here’s the first trailer. The ending is probably my favorite part: 

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Let’s Shake It 2 finishes filming, set for summer release

I’m glad it’s still embracing all its weirdness .

Let’s Shake It 2 颤抖吧阿部之朵星风云 has already finished filming despite only having news of it being filmed two weeks ago, and is set to be released Summer 2018 (yes, this summer).   The series brings back An Yuexi and Zheng Yecheng and that’s pretty much of the main leads because they’ve timetravelled to a new time period when the leads’ dad was still a young man. I love that this series actually has fun with the possibilities of its scifi background.

Synopsis and stills below.
 

Give us back our Mickey ears!

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Let’s Shake It is Filming Season Two

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The cutest alien in the Tang dynasty is coming back to Earth!

The most fun drama of 2017, sci-fi rom-com Let’s Shake It  颤抖吧,阿部!,   is getting a sequel, Let’s Shake It 2 : Trouble on Planet Duo 颤抖吧阿部之朵星风云.  The  first one was crazy hilarious and shippable, and probably one of my favorite dramas of 2017.     Plus, everyone’s voice acting was  perfect for their roles, which is pretty rare since most such dramas use dubs.

Not much has been said about the sequel or whether everyone will be back, but leads An Yuexi, Zheng Yecheng are definitely in it. The brother duo directors have been replaced with assistant director Wang Yan. It seems like there’ll be more aliens joining the cast. Maybe they’ll all go to Planet Duo?

P.S. While you wait, there’s another drama, My Classmate from Far, Far Away 同学两亿岁,  out that also features aliens from Planet Duo crash landing on Earth.

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For the peace of the universe!

First trailer and stills for An Yuexi, Zhu Yilong’s upcoming web drama

Promising you a fleeting and dreamlike life 许你浮生若梦 (literal trans.) is a Republican-era romance drama based on the novel of the same name by Juzi Chen, and stars An Yuexi as an up-and-coming actress and Zhu Yilong as the rich heir of a triad.

 

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Review: Let’s Shake It Eps 1 – 7

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Potentially the weirdest drama I’ve seen in a while, but also one of the cutest.

Let’s Shake It 颤抖吧,阿部! is so strange  that it works.  The female lead is an alien slave trader, the male lead trains people to smash their heads with bricks, the other male lead is a cat half of the time,   and the director interjects the drama with random scenes of little kids poking fun at the plot.

When alien human traders Abu (An Yuexi) and Meow (Wang Yanyang)  crash  on Earth, they  take over the body of the recently murdered Tang Qingye and a cat to survive.   As they try to get rescued from Earth, they slowly uncover the real reason their spaceship was attacked and a plot to harvest humans for world domination. Watch as Abu gains sympathy for those she once thought sub-alien and even falls for her human adopted brother (Zheng Yecheng), who it turns out may be the heir to the throne.

Before leaving prom, the boys poses for a photo to remember the night.

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