The Wind Blows in Changlin wishes you a Happy New Year

The Wind Blows in Changlin 琅琊榜之风起长林 wishes everybody a Happy New Year!  Starring Huang XiaomingLiu HaoranTong LiyaZhang HuiwenSun ChunWu HaochenMei TingZhang BoGuo Jingfei, and Qiao Xin, get a glimpse of the costumes and sets while you can!

The cast of Wind Blows in Changlin get into character

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Here’s a comment I wholly agree with: “Please bring back your acting skills from Emperor of Han Dynasty!”

Official character posters have been released for The Wind Blows in Changlin, spin-off to hit 2015 drama Nirvana in Fire.

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Official cast posters for Nirvana in Fire sequel

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I love how Daylight Entertainment just reveals the leads in one go.

Nirvana in Fire: The Wind Blows in Changlin 琅琊榜之风起长林 has released posters for all its main actors, which include Huang Xiaoming (Mission Milano), Liu Haoran (Detective Chinatown) and Tong Liya (Run for Love) among others. The drama will be split into two seasons, and each one will have 15 episodes.

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28th Golden Eagle Awards

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Please excuse me as I take a trip down memory lane…

The Golden Eagle Awards is a prestigious biannual television awards ceremony, and prides itself on being “the people’s award”. Unlike the Flying Apsaras Awards (government recognition) and Magnolia Awards (industry recognition), Golden Eagle spreads the love more evenly, and usually several dramas and actors are acknowledged.

In previous years, the Best Actor and Actress of the night were decided by online voters and a panel of judges, and presented with the Audience’s Choice award (golden statue) and Best Performing Arts award (crystal statue). This year the two awards were given to different actors, with the nominee that received the most votes from the judges winning the Performing Arts award.

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Weibo Wednesday: February 10, 2016

Ruby Lin with giant pizza

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A belated Happy Chinese New Year to all of our beloved Cfensi readers! Who else stuffed themselves silly with delicious food? It looks like Ruby Lin did too, although I hope y’all had better food than pizza. (I mean, no offense to pizza, which I love, but it just can’t compare with good Chinese food.)

So big! Who do you want to hound to death?

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Love Without a Trace releases collage stills

The designer of some of these costumes clearly went through the fabric section at JoAnn.

Tong Liya’s period comeback releases stills… and a trailer!!  Our prayers have been answered.  Glory Hallelujah!!  Love Without a Trace stars Tong LiyaYang ShuoTong Dawei, Peng Guanyin, and Guan Yue.  I was having doubts about the costumes at first but seeing them in motion is definitely restoring some confidence.
More stills below the cut.

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Tong Liya leads for upcoming drama “Love Without a Trace”

idarklight is getting her wish – Tong Liya will be taking on another costume drama this year. “Love Without a Trace 爱无痕” features Tong Liya and Yang Shuo as the leads in a Five Dynasties Ten Kingdoms-era romance, with a guest appearance from Tong Dawei, and actors like Peng Guanyin and Guan Yue in supporting roles. Look below the cut for more pictures!
Synopsis: It’s the end of the Tang dynasty, and the country is in chaos. It’s the time of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms, and the warlords fight for the throne. Tang Xiaocheng, the young master of a wealthy family, wanted to create a dream-like paradise for the girl of his dreams, Shen Lianxing. He gave up business for warfare, becoming enveloped in political machinations, but who could have foretold that in winning “all under heaven,” he lost the heart of his lover? Lianxing is unable to understand his idea of “using battles to end battles”; meanwhile, his actions sowed enmity made an enemy of his good friend Zhang Junxiang…

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Lunar New Year Performances Round-Up

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Remind me why she haven’t been in any ancient dramas lately?

 

My picks.   Note that I have no music tastes and most choices are purely based on prettiness. Hence why Tong Liya gets photos but no links to the performance, because the rest of the show must have switched costume and stage designers.

For the first time ever, the local channels completely overwhelmed CCTV in every aspect. Better songs, dances, stage design, and even funnier and less misogynist skits.

 

Best Song-Stage Combo:  While you’re still young by Hua Chenyu
CCTV designers should be taking notes from the simple but so effective stage design for this.  Also, I can’t believe this song wasn’t popular before.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m5mL7Pgyck

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Photoshoot Round Up: Miscellaneous


When it rains, it pours.
Liu Yifei is in black veils fro Madame Figaro – wouldn’t it be nice if she had done more of those? Zhang Xinyi is in a winter wonderland, while Tong LIya is a killer businesswoman for Grazia. Jing Tian looks ready for summer, with her dresses and skirts. Liu Tao gives off the aura of a queen for Cosmopolitan, and Xu Jinglei is mature and cool. Meanwhile, Chen Xuedong adds in a little more testerone, and super model He Sui is eyecatching in black – who wins, her or Liu Yifei? Continue reading

Tong Liya goes back to Xinjiang, shows off beautiful pics


Tong LIya, who was born in Xinjiang, recently returned there to shoot for a commercial. These pictures aren’t stills from a drama, but they’re definitely gorgeous enough to be – look below the cut to see her archery poses and ability to ride a horse. (P.S.: We would have loved to see a photo shoot of her dancing in Xinjiang).  Continue reading