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 Dongyu, Zhang Ruoyun, Chen 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 →
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 Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Qiao Zhenyu, Yiyang Qianxi, Du Chun, Liu Yun, Lan Xi (yes… the one from The Legend of Zhen Huan) , Lee Hyunjae, Yin Zhusheng, Fu Yiwei, and Wang Yuelun, so plenty of eye candy to go around.
More stills and (WARNING!!) spoilers at the end of the post below the cut. Continue reading →
The happiest I’ve seen anybody at the prospect of being hanged.
City of Hopeless Love 华胥引, starring Kevin Cheung, Gan 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.
City of Hopeless Love 华胥引, starring Kevin Cheung, Gan 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.
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 →
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 →
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?
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?
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 forThe 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.
The OCD in me wishes they were arranged by the colors of the rainbow.
Crazy castLegend 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?