Shanghai’s gang lords unveiled in new teaser for Great Expectations

The new trailer for Great Exectations 远大前程 focuses on second generation mob bosses Huang Jinrong, Du Yuesheng and Zhang Xiaolin, played by veteran actors Ni Dahong (Intrude the Widow Village at Midnight), Zhao Lixin (Chinese Style Relationship) and Liu Yijun (Lost Love in Times) respectively.

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Zhang Luyi, Tong Liya in The Patriot

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Rather than the story, it was Tong Liya’s poster that caught my eye.

If it’s not already obvious from the title, Patriot 爱国者 focuses on the story of a loyal Communist agent and later guerrilla fighter, played by Zhang Luyi (The Devotion of Suspect X), as he weeds out all the enemy spies. After the Japanese invade Manchuria in 1931, he takes on the identity of legendary hero Yan Hongguang, and continues to defend his homeland until death.

Tong Liya (Heartfall Arises) plays his comrade and love interest, while Lu Fangsheng (Tribes and Empires) plays a carefree policeman by day, and a secret agent by night.

The 50 episode drama is directed by Gong Zhaohui (Royalty in Blood) and written by Wang Hailin (Murder at Honeymoon Hotel).

Nirvana in Fire 2: The Wind Blows in Changlin releases first teaser

Here’s the 40 second teaser for Nirvana in Fire 2: The Wind Blows in Changlin, starring Huang Xiaoming (A Life Time Love), Liu Haoran (variety show Give Me Five), Tong Liya (variety show Takes a Real Man 2) and Zhang Huiwen (Crying Out in Love).

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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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