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 3; BTS ; episode 1+2 previews
A shippy theme song by the male leads who are no longer overtly gay:
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. Though BL (boy love) story lines are banned in drama land, at least the show is still giving us a healthy dose of brotherly love.
The new supernatural show is titled Guardian 镇魂 and based on famous BL (boy love) author Priest’s novel of the same name. Bai Yu (Memory Lost) and Zhu Yilong (Border Town Prodigal) play male leads Zhao Yunlan and Shen Wei respectively, and the story will focus on their
bromance friendship that transcends past and present lifetimes.
I apologize. There hasn’t been much that I’ve noticed coming out lately.
The Fated General 大漠骠骑—霍去病 has released a teaser (special thanks to creidesca). Starring Zhang Ruoyun, Mao Xiaotong, and Bai Yu, we’re kind of running low on things to post lately so here goes nothing.
The Fated General 大漠骠骑—霍去病 has released more stills. Starring Zhang Ruoyun, Mao Xiaotong, and Bai Yu, I think I’m going to need more stills to get a better look at this production
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Here are the official posters for The Fated General, which stars Zhang Ruoyun (Dr. Qin Medical Examiner) as the talented military commander Huo Qubing and Mao Xiaotong (The Princess Weiyoung) as his female confidante.
Back to the Han dynasty!
The Fated General 大漠骠骑—霍去病 has released its first stills. Starring Zhang Ruoyun, Mao Xiaotong, and Bai Yu, at least the costuming and production looks nice so far.
More below the cut.
It’s nice that dramas aren’t limiting themselves to a palace backdrop these days.
The Fated General 大漠骠骑—霍去病 has started preparing for filming. This dramas is set in the Western Han dynasty and follows the titular Huo Qubing during his rise from the circumstances of his birth to his famous conquests over the Xiongnu. Starring Zhang Ruoyun, Mao Xiaotong, and Bai Yu, anybody looking for a Han dynasty drama can give this a try.
“Eight years of true love, nine hours of business war. Will I defeat you, or will we be together?”
“Money, love, or dignity?” is the question underlining the upcoming movie Day of Redemption (早见，晚爱), which opens in theaters on July 19th. The story follows Gu Bin (Vic Chou), a dropout turned first-rate negotiating expert who is not afraid to resort to trickery in order to climb the ranks of society. Favored by Alice (Bai Yu), the arrogant and bossy daughter of a rich businessman, Gu Bin is stunned to discover that his competitor in a business acquisition negotiation is none other than Zhou Ting (Tong Yao), his first love and with whom he was in a relationship for eight years. In the ensuing nine-hour acquisition case, which takes place during a seemingly normal nine-hour workday, both Gu Bin and Zhou Ting must make a choice between work and love.
Much like the American television series 24, in which each episode covers one hour in the life of the protagonist, Day of Redemption draws its suspense from the constant ticking of the clock. The Hollywood influences may be attributed to the fact that several members of the production team studied in America: director Lawrence Ah Mon and executive producer Chen Xun were both students at the University of Southern California, whereas Bai Yu, who is acting in and producing the film, was the first Chinese person to receive a Master’s degree in movie production from the California Institute/College of the Arts (it’s hard to tell which school it was from the Chinese name).
Still remembered for his good looks and gentle demeanor from his Meteor Garden days, Vic uses that to his advantage in Day of Redemption as he plays a fu hei nan (腹黑男). Literally translated as “stomach black man,” the term originated from Japanese comics and is used to describe a guy who looks sincere but is actually harboring evil intent. As someone who is willing to sacrifice anything to further his career, Gu Bin embodies the cold-blooded and worldly existence of the typical fu hei nan. At a recent press conference, Vic joked that he was afraid he would hate himself after watching this movie, since he dislikes people who give up love in order to pursue their career.
Check out the movie’s trailer below, as well as more stills behind the cut: