Huang Xuan, Zhao Liying collaborate with director Lu Yang for Sina’s Best Performance series

Lu Yang is fast becoming one of my favourite up-and-coming directors thanks to the Brotherhood of Blades film series, and his short videos for Sina’s Best Performance 最美表演 series are the best of the lot.

Huang Xuan’s character loses his wife (Zhao Liying) to illness, though she returns to their home one last time in spirit:

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Chen Daoming guest stars in Jin Dong’s new drama The First Half of My Life

Powerhouse actor Chen Daoming will be joining Jin Dong (Ode to Joy), Ma Yili (Chinese Style Relationship), Yuan Quan (Call of Heroes) and Lei Jiayin (Red Star Over China) in The First Half of My Life 我的前半生, a drama adaption of Yi Shu’s novel of the same name.

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Modern dramas round-up

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.

Cast: Kim Jeonghoon, Yao Di, Emma Pei Bei, Wu Diwen

Cast: Kim Jeonghoon, Yao Di, Emma Pei Bei, Wu Diwen

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

Celebrity parents line up for future “Where are we going? Dad”

Lu Yi and his 5-year-old cutie.

Lu Yi  wants to  take  his daughter on adventures for the show


As “Where are we going? Dad” becomes the cutest show of the year,  celebrity dads are all expressing interesting in taking their “little monsters” on adventures around China.   So far Li Yapeng (daughter with Faye Wong) , Yu Quan‘s Chen Yufan (son with Bai Baihe), Wen Zhang (daughter with Ma Yili), Lu Yi (daughter with Bao Lei), Julian Cheung (son with Anita Yuen),  Xu Zheng (daughter with Tao Hong), and Huang Lei (daughter with Sun Li)   have all indicated to the press that they would be interested in going future seasons if their kids agree.

Hunan TV plans for two seasons of the show next year. Which pairs would you like to see the most? Which ones are your favorites this season?     I’m personally hoping that one of the seasons will be the currently pair and then one season the new pair.  

Zhao Baogang Ditches Youth in New Drama

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Women (and not girls) rule over their male counterparts in this drama

Director Zhao Baogang came out with massive hit Struggle  in 2007, and returned in 2009 with another hit My Youthfulness that had the same sharp enjoyable dialogue. We were  thus anticipating his follow up, supposedly entitled Beijing Youth, in this trilogy of dramas portraying the lives of young Chinese.  But  instead he’s next tackling next Hun Yin Bao Wei Zhan, which deals with the lives of three married women and their different struggles with their increasing power in the workplace, and how they balance their homelife with it. We’re disappointed, but the plot of this drama is interesting enough to interest to see where he goes with it.

Synopsis and more promo pics below.

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