29th Golden Eagle Awards

Feather Flies to the Sky has been continuously collecting well-deserved trophies for the past year, and this time screenwriter Shen Jie and male lead Zhang Yi received top accolades. Zhang Yi shared the award with Li Yifeng, who won for his performance in popular espionage drama Sparrow. He has improved since then, so I guess the theme this year is encouragement?

 

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XDRAMAsX’s 2017 Drama Review

2017 was a much better year for dramas in general (I’m actually more excited for 2018-2019, as all the movie actors are returning to the small screen), with several shows hitting it out of the park in terms of ratings and/or online popularity.

Web dramas really started to gain traction this year – in fact, I’m marathoning two right now, and each one stands out for various reasons, whether it be high production values or tight storytelling. These online shows have become an outlet for creativity due to the strict censorship rules applied to television dramas, though SARPPFT has decided to nip it in the bud by making web dramas undergo the same rigorous process before premiering online. Hopefully the streaming sites continue to come up with quality fare in the future despite the roadblocks that are being put in place.

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Air date update, August 2017

The Autumn Harvest Uprising 秋收起义 – August 1
Featuring: Hou Jingjian, Zhao Han Yingzi
Details: 30 episodes, daily drama on Hunan TV

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Chen Xiao goes to great lengths to woo Sun Li in Nothing Gold Can Stay

After releasing a couple teaser featuring Sun Li and Peter Ho, now it’s Chen Xiao‘s turn to take to the stage. He plays Shen Xingyi, a young master who gets off on the wrong foot with Zhou Ying (Sun Li) yet later falls madly in love with her. Shen Xingyi is unafraid to display his affections for her, and it does seem like his feelings will be reciprocated.

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Nothing Gold Can Stay releases more

I like how the costumes are bright but not to the point where it’s a bit unrealistic.

These Nothing Gold Can Stay 那年花开月正圆 stills have been sitting around on my computer so here they go.  Starring Sun Li, Chen XiaoPeter Ho, and Myolie Wu, those looking for a Qing Dynasty drama that doesn’t really involve the palace can give this a go.

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Nothing Gold Can Stay stills

Here’s a drama that isn’t set in the palace but still has nice costuming. :)

These Nothing Gold Can Stay 那年花开月正圆 stills have been sitting around on my computer so here they go.  Starring Sun Li, Chen XiaoPeter Ho, and Myolie Wu, those looking for a Qing Dynasty drama that doesn’t really involve the palace can give this a go.

More below the cut.

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