Pre-school classmates married: Zhou Fang, Liu Chang

The  couple back in their middle school, where they exchanged letters every day.

Actress Zhou Fang ( Lovebirds 戏点鸳鸯 aka one of the cutest cdramas of all times)  recently got married to director Liu Chang (With You 最好的我们), and their love story is as cute as any idol drama.  The two went to pre-school together, dated once in middle school, once in high school, and then one last time in college that resulted  in marriage.   Here’s her story loosely translated.

Yes, I married the boy who’s been in my life for 24 years.

 

I met Liu Chang in middle school.

Scrawny, around my height.

Every afternoon, we took the k54 bus home.

Before he got off at his stop every day, we would exchange a letter that we wrote  each other.   

We’ve kept every one of those letters to this day.
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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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The King’s Woman releases stills

It’s rare that we see a drama set in this time period in the last couple of years…

The King’s Woman 丽姬传 has released more images.  Starring Dilraba DilmuratZhang BinbinLi TaiLiu Chang, and Zhang Xuan, another look at this era for those interested.

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The King’s Woman releases first stills

Those curious about the Qin Dynasty can give this a go.

The King’s Woman 丽姬传 has released its first stills.  Starring Dilraba DilmuratZhang BinbinLi TaiLiu Chang, and Zhang Xuan, a closer look for those interested in a drama based in the Spring and Autumn Period.

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The King’s Woman prepares for filming

China seems to be going on a period drama roll this and next year.

The King’s Woman 丽姬传 is preparing for filming.  Starring Dilraba DilmuratZhang BinbinLi TaiLiu Chang, and Zhang Xuan, this is based on the novel by Wen Shiren Qin’s Moon: Jingke’s Unofficial Biography 秦时明月之荆轲外传.

(WARNING!!) Spoilers below the cut.

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Novoland: The Castle in the Sky aims for release

What is with every other fantasy production having young character with white hair now?!?… and CIRCLETS on their heads?!?

Novoland: The Castle in the Sky seems to be set for release on July 20th.  Starring Zhang Ruoyun, Guan Xiaotong,  Ju Jingyi, Liu Chang, Chen Ruoxuan, Zhang Luyi, and Liu Min, those that like the fantasy genre and more of the pastels can check this out.

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Novoland: The Castle in the Sky shows off worlds

After seeing some of these images, I am interested in how they will be brought to life.

Novoland: The Castle in the Sky has released images and a teaser of its different worlds as well as a tentative release date on July 20th.  Starring Zhang Ruoyun, Guan Xiaotong,  Ju Jingyi, Liu Chang, Chen Ruoxuan, Zhang Luyi, and Liu Min, those who enjoyed the trailer can get a glimpse of the other places to see in this drama.

More character posters below.

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Novoland: The Castle in the Sky releases trailer

Flower petals are getting kind of old so we went with pink smudges…

Novoland: The Castle in the Sky has released more character posters and a trailer.  Starring Zhang Ruoyun, Guan Xiaotong,  Ju Jingyi, Liu Chang, Chen Ruoxuan, Zhang Luyi, and Liu Min, still waiting on actual stills here but hey, we have a trailer.

More character posters below.

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Novoland: The Castle in the Sky releases teaser

I’m sorry but his face and body positioning here cracks me up…. what gives?!?

Novoland: The Castle in the Sky has released character posters.  Starring Zhang Ruoyun, Guan Xiaotong,  SNH48’s Ju Jingyi, Liu Chang, Chen Ruoxuan, Zhang Luyi, and Liu Min, you might be wondering why everybody has wings and that’s probably understandable after reading the spoiler below.

This is the third drama after Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy and City of Hopeless Love to be set in the fantasy realm of Novoland. The three are not produced by the same company.  Unlike the other two, which are adaptations, this is an original story focusing on the winged race , one of the six races of Novoland. The main conflict point seems to be the fall of a floating city constructed by the winged race and the various misunderstandings and schemes that come into play after the fall.

More character posters below.

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