Couple stills for Ode to Joy 2

Season 2 of Ode to Joy has released stills of the five ladies Liu TaoJiang Xin, Wang Ziwen, Yang Zi and Qiao Xin and their respective pairings. I’m still interested in checking out the premiere, though I’ve been keeping hopes low after season 1 fell short of expectations.

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Stills for The Advisor’s Alliance

After seeing stills like these, I come to appreciate the sheer variety of costuming styles that exist in China and how they grow side by side.

The Advisor’s Alliance 军师联盟 has released stills.  Starring Wu Xiubo, Li Chen, Liu Tao, Janine Chang, Tang Yixin, Zhang Zhixi, Di Tianlin, Yu Hewei, and Zhang He, I will admit I’m getting a bit impatient for a more official release date.

More stills below the cut.

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The Advisor’s Alliance continues run of quality stills

Didn’t really like Liu Tao’s character in The Legend of Miyue. Hope she fares better in this one.

The Advisor’s Alliance 军师联盟 has released more stills, giving us a look at the various settings the drama will take place in.  Starring Wu Xiubo, Li Chen, Liu Tao, Janine Chang, Tang Yixin, Zhang Zhixi, Di Tianlin, Yu Hewei, and Zhang He, this is definitely on list of dramas that need to be put on the fast-track for release.

More stills below the cut.

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Breathtaking first trailer for The Advisors Alliance

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I need an official glimpse of Sima Yi’s adversary Zhuge Liang. The feather fan in the trailer is not enough…

The Advisors Alliance stars Wu Xiubo as Sima Yi, a politician and strategist of Cao Wei in the Three Kingdoms period. Sima Yi served as a strategist to three rulers, including warlord Cao Cao (Yu Hewei) and Kings Cao Pi (Li Chen) and Cao Rui (Liu Huan).

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The Advisor’s Alliance wows with more

I think this is the more realistic period-pretty we all want a dose of time to time.

The Advisor’s Alliance 军师联盟 has released more stills shortly after the last release.  Starring Wu Xiubo, Li Chen, Liu Tao, Janine Chang, Tang Yixin, Zhang Zhixi, Di Tianlin, Yu Hewei, and Zhang He, I think it’s amazing how much these costumes seem to transform the actors into their respective roles.

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28th Golden Eagle Awards

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Please excuse me as I take a trip down memory lane…

The Golden Eagle Awards is a prestigious biannual television awards ceremony, and prides itself on being “the people’s award”. Unlike the Flying Apsaras Awards (government recognition) and Magnolia Awards (industry recognition), Golden Eagle spreads the love more evenly, and usually several dramas and actors are acknowledged.

In previous years, the Best Actor and Actress of the night were decided by online voters and a panel of judges, and presented with the Audience’s Choice award (golden statue) and Best Performing Arts award (crystal statue). This year the two awards were given to different actors, with the nominee that received the most votes from the judges winning the Performing Arts award.

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The Advisor’s Alliance releases stills

Nice concept poster! :)

The Advisor’s Alliance 军师联盟 has released more stills.  Starring Wu Xiubo, Li Chen, Liu Tao, Janine Chang, Tang Yixin, Zhang Zhixi, Di Tianlin, Yu Hewei, and Zhang He, really looking forward to this one as well.

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The Advisor’s Alliance releases posters

See!! We can have nice posters!!

The Advisor’s Alliance 军师联盟 has released more stills.  Starring Wu Xiubo, Li Chen, Liu Tao, Janine Chang, Tang Yixin, Zhang Zhixi, Di Tianlin, Yu Hewei, and Zhang He, those who wanted to get a look of the costuming can start off with these.

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22nd Magnolia Awards

Congratulations to the big winners of the night!

The Magnolia Awards is held in conjunction with the Shanghai Television Festival, home to one of East Asia’s biggest television markets. Magnolia Awards is recognised as one of the most prestigious television awards alongside the Golden Eagle and Flying Apsaras, though it cannot seem to make up its mind on the number of categories (the current format began last year).

Full list of nominees, winners and red carpet pictures are below the cut.

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Liu Tao, Wu Xiubo, turtle bond in The Advisors Alliance

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Someone needs to tell the production company they are missing an apostrophe in the title…

Starring Wu Xiubo, Liu Tao, Li Chen and Yu Hewei, The Advisors Alliance (军师联盟) is a historical epic chronicling the life of Sima Yi, a famous politician during the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history.

More stills and posters below the cut.

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