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:
Good news for international fans who like a dark and gritty crime thriller – director Wang Wei’s (Buliangren) critically acclaimed Day and Night 白夜追凶 will become the first Mainland Chinese web drama to air on Netflix.
Cosmetology High (formerly the Making of a Beauty) is a surprising mix of humor and even some creativity, a refreshing change from producer Yu Zheng. The trailer also confirms my suspicion that Yang Rong is amazing and deserves better roles. The series co-starring Jin Shijia, Zhang Zhehan, Merat, and guest-starring a lot of pretty people airs on Sundays beginning next week.
Pan Yueming and Dong Jie are getting married!
The eternally cute actress Dong Jie, who most recently played the female half of the famous Lian Zhu couple in the series Butterfly Lovers has been announced as planning on marrying actor Pan Yueming, who’s also made a name for himself through series such as Moment in Peking. This is surprising since nobody knew they were even in a relationship.
Not that anyway is listening to me, but I thoroughly approve of Dong Jie’s choice. Pan Yueming is not only cute, but has a rich deep voice that will carry him through their golden years when their movie star looks begin to fade.