Review: Above the Clouds

Dragged down by typical Yu Zheng formula of being framed once per episode, Above the Clouds nevertheless shows promise for Chen Xiao and the scriptwriter.

How nice is it to actually have a female lead not fixed on romances? Despite a love triangle and the inability to learn, the female lead of Above the Clouds 云巅之上  was surprisingly unwavering in her acting dreams, something rare in recent dramas that makes even the most powerful women motivated solely by love.  The series tells of a romance between accidental actress by day and maid by night Jian Xi (Yuan Shanshan), her boss and the least-paparazzi-conscious actor Tang Fei ( Chen Xiao), his rumored girlfriend and her acting rival Ji Qing (Jiang Menjie),  and a pop star with terrible hair ( Zhang Zhehan). Continue reading

Nothing Gold Can Stay releases more

I like how the costumes are bright but not to the point where it’s a bit unrealistic.

These Nothing Gold Can Stay 那年花开月正圆 stills have been sitting around on my computer so here they go.  Starring Sun Li, Chen XiaoPeter Ho, and Myolie Wu, those looking for a Qing Dynasty drama that doesn’t really involve the palace can give this a go.

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Nothing Gold Can Stay stills

Here’s a drama that isn’t set in the palace but still has nice costuming. :)

These Nothing Gold Can Stay 那年花开月正圆 stills have been sitting around on my computer so here they go.  Starring Sun Li, Chen XiaoPeter Ho, and Myolie Wu, those looking for a Qing Dynasty drama that doesn’t really involve the palace can give this a go.

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First stills for Sun Li’s Nothing Gold Can Stay

Stills have been released for the upcoming historical romance drama Nothing Gold Can Stay 那年花开月正圆 starring Sun Li (Legend of Mi Yue) as the richest female merchant of the Qing Dynasty and Chen Xiao (Three Heroes and Five Gallants) as her love interest.

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Sun Li, Chen Xiao pair up for historical drama

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Seems like Sun Li isn’t afraid of being typecast just yet.

The success story about Qing Dynasty’s richest female merchant is titled Nothing Gold Can Stay 那年花开月正圆, and stars Sun Li as the main protagonist Zhou Ying. The female-centric story should be familiar territory for the actresswho was most recently a powerful Empress Dowager in Legend of Miyue.

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Chen Xiao returns in The Three Heroes and Five Gallants

… and another drama joins the sudden diarrhea of drama releases… and of course they release the better-looking stills now so I have to give this a chance… RIP sleep…

The Three Heroes and Five Gallants is set going to air tomorrow, February 17th.  Starring Chen XiaoYan YikuanZheng ShuangLiang GuanhuaLiu DekaiXie ZhuMa Shuliang, and Zhang Zhixi, this is weird for me since I’m usually complaining about not having anything to watch or click through.  Now there’s simply too much!

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The Three Heroes and Five Gallants set to air

Just joining the sudden flood of everything and their mother being released…

The Three Heroes and Five Gallants is set to air on February 17th.  Starring Chen XiaoYan YikuanZheng ShuangLiang GuanhuaLiu DekaiXie ZhuMa Shuliang, and Zhang Zhixi, the story follows the novel of the same name and is set during the Northern Song dynasty.

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