Song of Phoenix destroys toilets

If you like this look, there should be quiet a few more in the coming weeks…

Song of Phoenix 思美人 and more stills.  Starring Ma Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Qiao Zhenyu, Yiyang Qianxi, Du Chun, Liu Yun, Lan Xi, Lee Hyunjae, Yin Zhusheng, Fu Yiwei, and Wang Yuelun, I am starting to wonder what we won’t have seen by the time the drama releases.

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Song of Phoenix releases trailer for Duanwu Festival

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Written by Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan, the title borrows from the poem by Qu Yuan as he longs for his home and Emperor while in exile. The title literally means “Longing for the Beauty.”

Song of Phoenix commemorates the death of its lead character, poet Qu Yuan (Ma Ke, Yiyang Qianxi) by releasing its first trailer today.  The food associated with the Duanwu festival, the glutinous rice dessert zongzi, is eaten in honor of Qu Yuan.   The series also stars Qiao Zhenyu, Zhang Xinyu, Liu Yun, Lan Xi, and Lee Hyunjae.

May you have a healthy and prosperous Duanwu Festival from us, too!

More from Song of Phoenix diarrhea

No!! Not okay!! This is way too much!!

Song of Phoenix 思美人 diarrhea continued today.  Starring Ma Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Qiao Zhenyu, Yiyang Qianxi, Du Chun, Liu Yun, Lan Xi, Lee Hyunjae, Yin Zhusheng, Fu Yiwei, and Wang Yuelun, I don’t know what happened but I guess Song of Phoenix must have overdosed on laxatives to cure their original lack of stills.

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Song of Phoenix releases diarrhea of stills

First there were too few stills… now there’s too much! WAY too much!!

Song of Phoenix 思美人 has released more stills… a diarrhea of them to be precise.  Starring Ma Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Yiyang Qianxi, Qiao Zhenyu, Du Chun, Liu Yun, Lan Xi, Lee Hyunjae, Yin Zhusheng, Fu Yiwei, and Wang Yuelun, since I am tired of seeing these saved on my computer, I thought I would take the liberty of purging, to the delight or horror of whoever is following at the moment.  You can probably expect Song of Phoenix posts pretty consistently for the next few weeks.

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Qiao Zhenyu for Song of Phoenix

Although it’s tiring to do, it’s nice to see that the drama seems to follow etiquette regarding how to stand, address people, etc.

Song of Phoenix 思美人 has released more stills of Qiao Zhenyu.  Starring Ma Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Yiyang Qianxi, Du Chun, Liu Yun, Lan Xi, Lee Hyunjae, Yin Zhusheng, Fu Yiwei, and Wang Yuelun, although some may question the authenticity of the costuming, at least they look nice.

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Song of Phoenix sends happy new year wishes

Why you no release images more often?!?  >:(

Song of Phoenix 思美人 has released Chinese New Year posters.  Starring Ma KeZhang Xinyu, Qiao Zhenyu, Yiyang Qianxi, Du Chun, Liu Yun, Lan Xi, Lee Hyunjae, Yin Zhusheng, Fu Yiwei, and Wang Yuelun, happy new year and hopes for more releases after we recover from this release pileup.

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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

Song of Phoenix begins filming

I should be gagging after Hua Qian’gu… but the eye candy and costumes… O_O

Song of Phoenix 思美人 has released stills at long last and I have a developed a serious case of the gimmes.  Starring… *drum roll*… Ma KeZhang XinyuQiao ZhenyuYiyang Qianxi,   Liu YunLan Xi (yes… the one from The Legend of Zhen Huan) , and Lee Hyunjae , so plenty of eye candy to go around.

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City of Hopeless Love finally to air

The happiest I’ve seen anybody at the prospect of being hanged.

City of Hopeless Love 华胥引,  starring Kevin CheungGan Tingting, Yuan Hong, Jiang Xin, and Guo Zhenni, is revving up for its July 10th release with stills, theme songs, character introductions, and videos that spoil just about everything.

Theme song here.  More below the cut.

Spoilers (You have been warned!!): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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City of Hopeless Love releases trailer

Now if I can only get my hands on more stills…

City of Hopeless Love 华胥引,  starring Kevin CheungGan Tingting, Yuan Hong, Jiang Xin, and Guo Zhenni, is aiming for a July 10th release and has released a trailer.  More hurrahs as things finally come out of the woodwork.  Boo hiss since we’re running low on stills.  To be completely honest, despite the costuming, I’m sickly satisfied with the development of the trailer.  It’s not like being born into royalty was a straight up ticket to being able to do anything you wanted.