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
Sword Master 三少爷的剑 is aiming to get released on December 1st. Directed by Derek Yee and produced by Tsui Hark, this production stars Lin Gengxin, Peter Ho, Jiang Yiyan, Jiang Mengjie, and Jiang Yiyan and marks something I wish we would see more of: a wuxia movie.
Sword Master 三少爷的剑 has more posters. Directed by Derek Yee and produced by Tsui Hark, this production stars Lin Gengxin, Peter Ho, Jiang Yiyan, Jiang Mengjie, and Jiang Yiyan and seems to still be working out a new release date or something so the ones in the posters may not be correct…
More stills below the cut.
The Third Master’s Sword 三少爷的剑 (I am sure they will have a better English title sometime soon) has released a teaser, marking Tsui Hark‘s return to the wuxia genre. Starring Lin Gengxin, Peter Ho, Jiang Yiyan, Jiang Mengjie, and Ren Qingan, this seems to be based on the novel by Gu Long.
Round-up of recent modern series we haven’t had time to post on, including Love Shine, One Karat of Dreams, Little Daddy, Love on Tiptoe, Fiancée, and Best Time.
Love on Tiptoe 踮起脚尖吻到爱
Aspiring manager (Yao Di) finds a distraught former model (Kim) at her doorsteps, causing a string of events that shockingly ends in love. If nothing else, model Pei Bei is gorgeous here. The series airs 3 eps on weekdays and 2 eps on weekends. Continue reading
Even though there have been many trailers already for The New Dream of the Red Chamber, the previous ones tried to only convey an moody ambiance. This new trailer actually had dialogue, and shows off the beautiful camerawork and sets. The total costs of production for the 50-episode series reached 118 million yuan (for comparison, even the elaborate sets of The Message cost around 50 million yuan), but the producer, sounding much more confident than in previous reports, said that the costs should be definitely recoverable.
Vid thanks to fountainpark723.
This post has about two and a half photoshoots of up and coming actresses. Why the 1/2? Well the above of Yang Mi and Liu Shishi (from Chinese Paladin 3) was for Nv You (Girl Friend). Unfortunately the only picture of them from the magazine was the one of the cover, and I can’t even find outtakes. Too bad, but if you want to see pictures of them being girly and bffs, you should check out the post of them vacationing in Egypt with Hu Ge/Yuan Hong/others ( even if you already saw it, I added more pics)…