First stills for Sun Li’s Nothing Gold Can Stay

Stills have been released for the upcoming historical romance drama Nothing Gold Can Stay 那年花开月正圆 starring Sun Li (Legend of Mi Yue) as the richest female merchant of the Qing Dynasty and Chen Xiao (Three Heroes and Five Gallants) as her love interest.

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Sun Li, Chen Xiao pair up for historical drama

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Seems like Sun Li isn’t afraid of being typecast just yet.

The success story about Qing Dynasty’s richest female merchant is titled Nothing Gold Can Stay 那年花开月正圆, and stars Sun Li as the main protagonist Zhou Ying. The female-centric story should be familiar territory for the actresswho was most recently a powerful Empress Dowager in Legend of Miyue.

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22nd Magnolia Awards

Congratulations to the big winners of the night!

The Magnolia Awards is held in conjunction with the Shanghai Television Festival, home to one of East Asia’s biggest television markets. Magnolia Awards is recognised as one of the most prestigious television awards alongside the Golden Eagle and Flying Apsaras, though it cannot seem to make up its mind on the number of categories (the current format began last year).

Full list of nominees, winners and red carpet pictures are below the cut.

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The Legend of Miyue nears end

There are a number of problems for me in this drama, including plot holes, exaggerations that make me question realism, stereotypes about “nomadic” life that contradict what I am reading here (seems like the Yiqu were a bit more settled than depicted although surprisingly, the love affair seems to have actually happened so I can’t argue with that), and characters bent on short-term gratification that again make me question realism.

The Legend of Miyue has a couple more antique stills as it nears the end of its broadcast.  Starring Sun Li, Liu Tao, Huang Xuan, Jiang Xin, Ma Su, Gao Yunxiang, and Alex Fong, the drama has picked up pace near the end but I still feel there are problems with this drama that keep it from being what it could be.

More stills below the cut.

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Compulsive Legend of Miyue post

Probably something close to what my face looked like after watching the clip below.

The Legend of Miyue has certainly been the next “it” drama, despite my worries about another scheming-heavy drama following Nirvana in Fire.  Starring Sun Li, Liu Tao, Huang Xuan, Jiang Xin, Ma Su, Gao Yunxiang, Alex Fong, etc., I was also beginning to worry about how this drama seems too similar to The Legend of Zhen Huan with the three males interested in the female lead, being about the harem, having repeat cast members, etc. but I feel that the story development and characters have developed in such a different way as to make such comparisons a bit unreasonable.  Here’s to the developments thus far… and this gem I found in what seems to be the beginnings of another series of memes and parodies of this drama.

More stills below the cut.
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