The Fated General prepares for filming

It’s nice that dramas aren’t limiting themselves to a palace backdrop these days.

The Fated General 大漠骠骑—霍去病 has started preparing for filming.  This dramas is set in the Western Han dynasty and follows the titular Huo Qubing during his rise from the circumstances of his birth to his famous conquests over the Xiongnu.  Starring Zhang RuoyunMao Xiaotong, and Bai Yu, anybody looking for a Han dynasty drama can give this a try.

 

 

Weibo Wednesday: September 23, 2015

This is less of a Weibo Wednesday update and more of round-up of a bunch of celebrities who announced they were dating (or in one case, married) and whom we couldn’t bother devoting an entire post to. Let me know if there are any celebrities you’d like an update from, because the Weibosphere has been a little dry lately, tbh.

Chen Xiao dating Michelle Chen

陈晓: 总有一天,你会跟我姓 [鲜花][兔子][兔子][兔子]@陳妍希michelle

Michelle Chen dating Chen Xiao

陳妍希michelle: @陈晓 [心][心][心][兔子]

Whether you loved or hated The Romance of the Condor Heroes (神雕侠侣), you gotta admit that the way leads Chen Xiao and Michelle Chen went public with their real-life relationship is pretty cute.

Chen Xiao: There will be a day when you will share my surname.

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“Female Royal Tutor” announces leads, female cast

Li Sheng Fu Xinbo

Li Sheng as the boss, aka Empress Deng Sui. She’s paired with the brothers played by Fu Xinbo.

Always ready to ride off his popular series,  Yu Zheng workshop begins filming the counterpart to Female Prime Minister, this time titled Female Royal Tutor 女傅/The Legend of Ban Shu 班淑传奇.   Yu Zheng announced partial casting today, including Jing Tian (Police Story 2013), Li Xin’ai (The Rooftop), Fu Xinbo (!!!),  Li Sheng (Flowers in Fog), Li Jiahang (New My Fair Princess),  up-and-coming Yu Zheng artist Zhang Zhehan and Zhang XueyingZhang Meng, Mao Xiaotong, Zhang Xinyu,  Deng Sha, Wang Lin,  Jiao Junyan, etc. The rest of the male cast is yet unannounced.

Who are you looking forward to? 
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Whodunit series breaks into new genre

Bus full of eye candy coming through!

Bus full of eye candy coming through!


I’m always super excited when new genres are explored, especially when one with such a great photoshoot and cinematographer.  Han Xue workshop’s latest work, Home of a lady 淑女之家, is based on the mystery novel of the same name by author Ma Yiwei.  Han Xue plays the lead female who, with the help of her friend and amateur detective (Liu Ennuo), enters then Shen family to find out the truth about her father’s death, only to find the new lover (Ma Tianyu) of the head of the household (Cecilia Yip) soon dead. Who could’ve done it? Is it the maid? The sisters? The brother-in-law? The mother? Or even Han Xue’s character herself? The series also stars Chen Xiang, Mao Xiaotong, Lei Yang, Liu Yanchen, and Wang Lin.

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Weibo Wednesday: Merry Christmas!

For those of you who celebrate it, Merry Christmas! For those of you who don’t… have Wang Leehom in a Santa costume.

王力宏: 糜鹿放假了,留了聖誕老公公一個人坐上往濟南的飛機!

The reindeer all went on vacation, living Santa Claus to sit on a plane to Ji’nan all by himself!

Some more silliness, but also a solemn farewell, behind the cut.

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