Promo Round-up: Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams stars Dilraba as Ling Lingqi, a girl who is able to enter the dreams of her crush Bo Hai (Deng Lun). She lives vicariously through the romances that play out in Bo Hai’s dreams, and is disappointed when her imaginations don’t match up with reality.

The 48 episode rom-com begins airing tonight.

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Photoshoot Round-up: Gardens and blossoms

Li Qin did a prettier if less creative botanical photoshoot in the same garden as Yang Caiyu. Meanwhile, birthday girl Dilraba not only went to a garden, but also dressed in florals.  Ni Ni and Li Yuchun are decked out in Gucci in a garden in  France.  Banana Culture trainees and Tang Yan go on picnic, Finally, while not in a garden, Wang Junkai celebrates the last of spring with a kite on a hill.

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Review: The King’s Woman Eps 1 -6

Love the costumes and the chemistry, not so much the plot.

With the perfect amount of bright colors and modern silhouettes without looking tacky,     The King’s Woman 秦时丽人明月心 first caught my eyes because of its look (and Dilraba).   The series  is adapted from the prequel to animation Qin’s Moon and retells the attempted assassination of Ying Zheng (Zhang Binbin), the king who’ll eventually become China’s first emperor,  by Jing Ke (Liu Chang), modified to become a huge love triangle featuring Gongsun Li (Dilraba).

The series opens with some classic clichés that they work in with mixed ability, including but not limited  to  having a  long-lost childhood true love that you’ve only met once,  no one recognizing the female lead is female, accidentally sharing a bed, the  rich guy pretending his underling is his superior because we all know relationships that start with lies end well,  and one or more lead’s guardian dying, but not before reminding them to hate their romantic interest for their parents’ sins.

Zhang Binbin is surprisingly (to me) the best actor of the bunch, and nails all the romance scenes, be it awkward first meetings, head over heels in love, or possessive creep.  Continue reading

Dilraba, Zhang Binbin play lovers in upcoming period drama

For some reason, many dramas have chosen to go with a poetic seven-character title format, and The King’s Woman 秦时丽人明月心 is the latest show to follow suit. Starring Dilraba and Zhang Binbin (costars in Pretty Li Huizhen, TLTWTMPB), the upcoming drama tells of the fictional love story between Concubine Li and China’s first Emperor. 

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Dilraba gets entangled in a love square in The Flame’s Daughter

Liehuo Ruge / The Flame’s Daughter / Agni Cantabile has released its first stylish teaser. Dilraba (Mr Pride vs Miss Prejudice) stars as Lie Ruge, a young woman who gets romantically entangled with Vic Zhou (Z Storm II), Zhang Binbin and Liu Ruilin (TLTWTMPB).

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TLTWTMPB to be released

I’m actually surprised at how well all the backgrounds meld together and don’t look out of place.

Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms has been gearing up for its January 30th release date.  Starring Yang Mi, Mark Zhao, Yu Menglong, Ken Chang, Dilraba, Zhang Binbin, and Gao Weiguang, lots more goodies from the promotion avalanche in the last couple weeks.

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TLTWTMPB sets release date

Pretty water-color character posters below.

Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms has continued releasing more materials and seems to have set a release date for January 30th.  Starring Yang Mi, Mark Zhao, Yu Menglong, Ken Chang, Dilraba, Zhang Binbin, and Gao Weiguang, nice theme song today for those interested (date at the end).

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