Photoshoot Friday: Boys Night Out

If you don’t recognize Zheng Yacheng right now…you might, in the future. The star of this week’s cover photo was in Ancient Sword (one of the servants of the Fang household, I think ), and will also be in Ruby Lin’s Realm of Love, A Legend of Chinese Mortal (仙侠), and the Legend of Miyue (starring Sun Li). and The Journey of Flower (starring Zhao Liying and Wallace Huo). He doesn’t have any of the major roles there, but hey, Chen Xiao was once just a cameo as Emperor Wu in Schemes of a Beauty…

The others accompanying him in this photoshoot Friday are pretty well established by now: Zhang Jie, for Cosmopolitan; Hu Ge (with a pretty strange pose at one point) , Chen Xiao (dazzling), Chen Kun (should have asked him to sing something for the New ROCH series, join the Chen family…), and Qiao Zhenyu. Look under the cut to see more!.  Continue reading

Photoshoot Friday: September 26, 2014

Kris Wu Yifan looks so petulant in his photoshoot for Harper’s Bazaar (woulld you prefer that he substitute for Kai Ko in Tiny Times 4, or that Guo Jingming just edits out Gu Yuan?) Other than that, there’s also Qiao Zhenyu of the recently finished Ancient Sword series, and Jiang Jinfu, of the upcoming but-who-knows-when-it’ll-come-out sword series QIn’s Moon also gets a shoot this week. Gao Yuanyuan is fairly stunning, as usual.

Trendshealth also asked several stars to shoot for thier breast cancer awareness shoot. There’s Lin Chi-ling, Zhang Xinyi, and Wu Modi – though, warning, there’s concealed nudity in some of those pictures.  Continue reading

Who’s your OTP in Ancient Sword?


Did you know that if you Baidu 古剑奇谭, you find a poll asking whether Qingxue (Yang Mi‘s character) or Shaogong (Qiao Zhenyu’s character) is the true love of Li Yifeng‘s character, Baili Tusu? As I type this, Qingxue is winning, but Shaogong still has over 250k+ votes (which keeps increasing: as of August 2nd, it’s at 340k+). (I haven’t figured out how to vote yet, but if we’re talking about the drama, the bromance between the two guys is more than a match for what’s been shown between Tusu and Qingxue…). idarklight believes the only reason why Dashixiong isn’t in this vote is because he would win by a landslide.

Asides from that, Ancient Sword 古剑奇谭 is still slowly airing on Hunan TV. Who do you ship? Ma Tianyu‘s adorable and mischievous young master with Zheng Shuang‘s fox demon, or Zhang Na‘s frail young lady? William Chan‘s eldest disciple with his sect sister? Qiao Zhenyu‘s physician with his childhood friend Zhang Meng, or his dead lover Gillian Chung?

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Qiao Zhenyu, Gillian Chung for Ancient Sword

Qiao Zhenyu is too pretty

Qiao Zhenyu’s face is sufficient reason for you to watch this.

Li Yifeng must have it really hard when both of the other two male leads are so much prettier than him. This week, we feature Qiao Zhenyu and Gillian Chung, the once happily married couple of currently-airing series The Legend of Ancient Sword.  Qiao Zhenyu plays one of the two titular characters of the first game, the current life of an immortal master musician punished to the human world and caught in the wheel of reincarnation.  In the process, his soul was split into four horcruxes parts, and the loss made him slowly lose his memory and rationality as he seeks to be whole again.

Stills of Qiao Zhenyu and Gillian Chung below the cut, and Qiao Zhenyu trailer below. Can you spot the Zhang Meng among the stills?

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Ma Tianyu, Zheng Shuang adorable for Ancient Sword

Can you count how many times Ma Tianyu got hurt in this trailer?

Before, I was definitely just watching for the cast, but this trailer for The Legend of Ancient Sword settles it once and for all that this will be a fun drama to watch. Zheng Shuang and Ma Tianyu are hilarious, Yang Mi is cute, and even Li Yifeng is adorable in this.

Trailer below.  I’m so excited for next week!

Ancient Sword releases opening, ending by Zhang Jie, Yu Kewei

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The OCD in me wishes they were arranged by the colors of the rainbow.

Crazy cast Legend of the Ancient Sword released its  opening theme, Heart of the Sword 剑心, by Zhang Jie, and the ending theme, Faraway远方by Yu Kewei.

The series has a ridiculously gorgeous cast of Li Yifeng, Yang Mi,  Zheng Shuang, Qiao Zhenyu, Ma Tianyu, Gillian Chung, William Chan, Chen Zihan, Dilireba, Li Xiaolu, Zhang Meng, and Qi Wei, and will begin airing next Wednesday.

Which song do you like more? Who do you look forward to the most?

“Ancient Sword” cast is actually a rock band

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New skill acquired : death by noise

You might think that the Legend of Ancient Sword 古剑奇谭 is a drama or a video game,  but it’s actually ancient China’s latest rock band!  The New Year  character posters features the all-star cast of Yang Mi, Zheng Shuang, Ma Tianyu, Li Yifeng, Gillian Chueng, Qiao Zhenyu, Zhang Meng, William Chan, Chen Zihan, Ying Haoming, Gao Weiguang and Dilireba.

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“Beauty at the crossfires” brings arranged marriage back to Republican era

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Behind every great woman, there is a fighter and a thinker, and a bunch of supporting characters.

If you thought arranged marriages only works miracles in modern idol dramas, think again.   Based on another novel from the author of the Schemes of a Beauty 美人心计 ,   Beauty at the Crossfires 烽火佳人 finally brings happily-ever-after arranged marriages to a time period where they actually happen. Despite having their own lovers, Shu Chang and Sammul Chan‘s characters are forced into an unhappy arranged marriage. But as we all know in idol drama world, this means the beginning of a beautiful relationship as the two slowly cross the boundaries they’ve set for each other.  

This is also selling as one of the best-looking Republican era casts in a long time.   Other than leads Shu Chang, Sammul Chan, Qiao Zhenyu, and Shi Xiaoqun,  even the sidekicks (Li Zhinan! Su Qing!) are good-looking.

The series currently airs three episodes a week on Shenzhen/Anhui TV.  What do you think? How does it compare to its sequel, Tang Yan/Luo Jin/Sammul Chan’s “Gone with the Wind 乱世佳人”?

Dramatic posters released for Lao You Suo Yi

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Did Justice Bao replace his true love, Sheriff Gongsun Ce, for Liu Tao? But what about their kid George Hu?!

Known for clever dialogue and a classic Beijing humor, director Zhao Baogang (Eternal Moment, Struggle, My Youth) focuses his latest series, Lao You Suo Yi 老有所依, on the issue of single children now faced with taking care of their parents by themselves. While it’s not on top of my to-watch list, leads Liu Tao, Zhang Ze, Qiao Zhenyu and Wang Qianyi look quite the action stars in the posters and the    concept trailer below, and surely now that it’s announced that Qiao Zhenyu and Wang Qianyi had a baby during the filming of this, we know there must be a lot of chemistry (or a lot of stress). The series is currently airing three episodes per day on Zhejiang, Dragon, Tianjin and Beijing TV.

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Married with kids: Qiao Zhenyu, Wang Qianyi

@乔振宇: 感谢我的人生有你的出现,在我眼中你就是最美的、最坚强的、最优秀的,也感谢你能给我对你承诺的机会,让我可以紧紧抓着你们的手去享受只属于我们快乐、健康的人生!老婆我爱你!/@王倩一:2013年快要过去了,回想起来,这真的是让我很有收获的一年。今天是感恩节,看着窗外的寒风,心里却是暖的。这一路,感谢有你。

While Leehom and Li Yundi are only married/dating,  the pianist’ alter ego from Leehom’s movie is already a father.

 Qiao Zhenyu and Wang Qianyi must win the fastest moving of the recent celeb dating/marriage extravaganza. The two announced their marriage and the fact that they have a two-month old child today on Weibo.
Qiao Zhenyu: Thankfully you appeared in my life. In my eyes, you’re the most beautiful, the most strong, and the most excellent. And thank you for giving the chance to make a promise, to let me hold your hands to enjoy  the happy, healthy life that belongs only to us! Wife, I love you! // Wang Qianyi: 2013 is almost over. Recollecting, it has been a fruitful year for me. Today is Thanksgiving. Watching the cold wind outside the window, my heart is warm. Thankfully I have you on this road.

According to her long Weibo, the two met last year during the filming of Lao You Suo Yi 老有所依 in November 2012. She was pregnant soon after filming ended, and gave birth to a child this September, which you would’ve never guessed given this is how she looked like less than two months later.