Official teaser for Tang Wei, Zhu Yawen’s Empress of the Ming

I sincerely wish historical drama producers would stop hiring Zhang Shuping/William Chang as costume designer, because the leads’ weird hairdos and costumes usually stick out like a sore-thumb (The Rise of Phoenixes is probably the best of the lot).

Empress of the Ming chronicles the life of Sun Ruowei (Tang Wei) a young girl who puts her vengeance behind her to become a virtuous empress, and eventually a respected empress dowager.

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Yu Haoming, Qiao Zhenyu, Zhang Yixing join Tang Wei in Empress of the Ming

Empress of the Ming: Legend of Sun Ruowei is the latest female-centric drama to star a well-known film actress, and this time Tang Wei will be playing the titular empress. Zhu Yawen, her costar from The Golden Era plays Sun Ruowei’s husband Zhu Zhanji, later known as the Xuande Emperor. Continue reading

First teaser for Xia Yu, Qiao Zhenyu’s Mystery of Antiques

Upcoming “adventure mystery” drama Mystery of Antiques is set in the 1990s, and stars Xia Yu (Wished) as the owner of an antiques store who embarks on several expeditions to find valuable treasures, Qiao Zhenyu (Song of Phoenix) as the heir of an antique appraisal firm, Cai Wenjing (My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend) as the heiress of the powerful Huang family and Chie Tanaka (52Hz, I Love You) as a good-natured Japanese lady who harbours a deep secret.

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Song of Phoenix to be released

… and we finally get to see this in action…

Song of Phoenix 思美人 is set to be released on April 28th.  Starring Ma Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Qiao Zhenyu, Yiyang Qianxi, Du Chun, Liu Yun, Lan Xi, Lee Hyunjae, Yin Zhusheng, Fu Yiwei, and Wang Yuelun, those looking forward to this rendition of Qu Yuan‘s story in preparation for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival can finally check it out.

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Song of Phoenix release date

I keep feeling like I’ve seen everything but every now and again there’s something that we haven’t.

Song of Phoenix 思美人 images for those readers who like them 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, the 81 episode drama will premiere on April 28th.

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Tang Yixin plays Qiao Zhenyu’s alter-ego in web drama Psychologist

Upcoming Tencent web drama Psychologist 心理师 stars Qiao Zhenyu (Perfect Wedding) as Xia Mu, an experienced psychologist and hypnotist with a split personality. Tang Yixin (I Love That Crazy Little Thing) stars opposite Qiao as his other personality and potential love interest Ouyang Xin, while Qi Ji (Memory Lost) costars as a detective.

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