I spy … a lot of spies in 2016

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To get an idea of the extent of communist infiltration at the time, the head of the KMT’s central intelligence agency was at one time a communist mole. The character whom Ming Lou was modeled after in The Disguiser? A five-sided agent.

As idol actors try to prove their worth, many of them are looking toward espionage dramas.   Li Yifeng, Zhao Liying,  Liu Shishi, Hawick Lau, Zhou DongyuZhang RuoyunChen Xuedong,  Lu Yi, Qiao Zhenyu,  and Ady An Yixuan are just some of the latest spies in the drama world.

Espionage dramas have long been turning points for many actors, most recently Jin Dong and Wang Kai in The Disguiser.   While usually more reserved for veteran actors, the specialty is now in vogue for the young and beautiful.   Set mostly during the Sino-Japanese war, a period is known for their classy outfits and intrigue-filled politics,  espionage dramas are perfect for multi-layered characters and acting if one can handle it.

A round-up of some upcoming espionage dramas, in historical chronological order.  Which ones are you looking forward to the most? Continue reading

Qin’s Moon to be released

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Qin’s Moon is gunning for a November 29th release date. Starring Jiang Jinfu, Qin Junjie, Hu Bingqing, Lu Yi, MIchelle Chen, Sun Yizhou, and Gina Jinchen, hurrah to more releases, an amazing songs, and what looks like so much potential.

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Song in the Clouds may actually be releasing soon

My main gripe with idol dramas and lots of Yu Zheng’s dramas is that at some point, I start singing “If I Only Had a Brain” nonstop… let’s hope that doesn’t happen again… even if I end up only clicking through this one… >.<

Song in the Clouds looks to be having a possible release on September 13th.  Starring Angelababy, Lu YiChen Xiao, Yang Rong, Du Chun,  and Su Qing, those who are still waiting for this drama will hopefully finally be able to see it air.  Stills, promotional trailers, music, and Yu Zheng’s usual barrage of promotional materials have been released.

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Music Monday: June 15, 2015

I’m going to start putting last week’s poll winners above the cut, so M.I.C.‘s  CJ Chi Yuehan gets two MM features with his electric house solo Wonderful Life. Here’s a rehearsal room version here.  Yuehan and Wang Hao are currently filming a dancing-focused movie opposite Liu Xin.
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Music Monday: June 8, 2015

This week’s songs almost all come with a new album, so make sure to check out the other songs if you like them!

M.I.C.‘s  CJ Chi Yuehan released his first solo, Wonderful Life. The MV doesn’t have the highest production value, but he’s so pretty in it that I can’t complain.
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Photoshoot Friday: April 17, 2014

 Yang Mi seems geared up for summer in her new photoshoot for Elle, but mostly, she seems ready to exercise. Zhang Xinyu, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to want to get out of bed. Zhao Wei and Xu Lu show off crisp blue backgrounds (though for separate photo shoots), and meanwhile, Liu Yuxin dresses in pastels and red lipstick. My personal favorite from this round up, though, would have to be Lu Yi’s stroll in the rain. Look below the cut for more pictures! Continue reading

Holiday Wishlist by Bei’er

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Did you know the choreography for their song was mostly designed by Bei’er?

Bei’er‘s Holiday Wish List via Happy Camp and Youku. Also watch Lu Yi, Bao Lei, and Bei’er’s performance on the Spring Festival Gala below.

  1. When I grow really old, my parents still won’t be old.  When I’m old, they’re only 11. When I’m their age, they’re only 4. When I’m 100, they’re only born, and then they’ll grow up and give birth to me again, and we’ll continue to live together.
  2. Marry a prince
    He Jiong: Are there any princes on Where are we going? Daddy?
    Bei’er: My dad
  3. Always be with the prince and my parents
  4. I want my mom to say I have to wear long dress.
  5. My hair to grow longer all the time and can’t even be cut
  6. When I grow up, I can wear lipstick and climb mountains and go on Where are we going? Dad with the prince.


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Lu Yi, Bao Lei, Bei’er are too cute

If you haven’t watched Lu Yi‘s Growing Up 长大 yet, you should, because his righteous, sharp-tongued, soft-hearted doctor is ridiculous hot there for some reason, and this is coming from someone who’s never found him super good-looking in the half a dozen dramas I’ve seen with him.

In unrelated cuteness, my heart melted when Bei’er said on Happy Camp she wanted to marry a Prince, but the only Prince she’s met was her dad.

The family of three will be featured on CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala later today. Continue reading

Song in the Clouds releases another trailer

At least it would be amazing of Yu Zheng got sued on this one as well…

Song in the Clouds has released a new trailer.  Starring Angelababy, Lu YiChen Xiao, Yang Rong, Du Chun,  and Su Qing, those still following Tong Hua’s novel adaptations can probably rejoice since this one seems to feature more than just Chen Xiao and Angelababy.