Promo Round-up: Lost in 1949

In Lost in 1949 (Lost in Love), Chen Kun plays a street smart wastrel who tries to escort his twin brother, a key person to the Communists’ secret plan, safely out of Shanghai. Wan Qian plays a rookie agent who befriends the brothers – it’s also her second time getting involved with twins after Secret of the Three Kingdoms.

The 47 episode drama begins airing tonight.

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Huang Xuan plays a struggling entrepreneur in new drama

Huang Xuan is everywhere these days thanks to Youth (definitely worth watching, in my opinion), Legend of the Demon Cat and Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy. In Entrepreneurial Age, he’ll be playing Guo Xinnian, a developer who is forced to sell his most successful app ‘Magic Crystal’.

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Chen Kun protects Chen Kun in first teaser for Lost in 1949

Lost in 1949 has followed its first batch of stills with a trailer. We are first introduced to older brother Qiao Zhicai (Chen Kun), a simple man from a humble background who probably becomes involved with the Communists after he decides to help rookie agent Huang Liwen (Wan Qian) find their underground base.

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First stills for Chen Kun, Wan Qian’s Republican spy drama

Chen Kun (Beautiful Accident) and Wan Qian’s (Guilty of Mind) upcoming drama quietly wrapped up filming in mid-April, and is now going by the official title of Lost in 1949 脱身 (I assume they dropped ‘The/者’ to avoid comparisons with The Disguiser 伪装者).

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Qi Wei Sings for New Drama “Still Lala”

Qi Wei and David Wang for Still Lala

Qi Wei rocking the black wedding gown

Since its publication in 2007, the novel Du Lala’s Promotion (杜拉拉升职记) has spawned two movies, two TV dramas, one stage drama, and one webdrama. Now the story is headed back to television, with a new TV drama titled Still Lala (我是杜拉拉) and starring Qi Wei and David Wang (Wang Yaoqing).

Still Lala is based on the fourth and final book in the Du Lala series and serves as the third part in the Du Lala TV series, following Wang Luodan‘s A Story of Lala’s Promotion (杜拉拉升职记) and Jiao Junyan‘s Lala’s Shining Days (杜拉拉之似水年华). The titular Du Lala is now in her 30s and enjoying life as an HR manager and a happily married wife. However, a new female coworker threatens to turn her life upside down.

Qi Wei sings the song’s ending theme, “Forgot to Remember” (忘了去记得), which is composed by JJ Lin and penned by award-winning writer Orson Zhang (Zhang Haochen). The MV, which is embedded below, is not all that interesting, but it’s always nice to listen to Qi Wei’s vocals and JJ Lin’s music.

Still Lala began airing on April 16 and is being broadcast on Jiangsu TV and online at Tencent. You can also watch the episodes with subs at Viki.

Musical drama releases more character posters

If anything, this drama needs to win the award for best character posters for a drama.

If anything, with four sets of character posters, drama needs to win the award for best character posters for a drama.

Another set of gorgeous posters for eeMedia’s musical drama and Hunan TV’s first air-as-you-film series, “Song of Vengeance/Journey to the Sing & War/Star Academy”. I love eeMedia’s visual design team N13 with all my heart but I wish the promotional posters and trailers actually gave us a glimpse of what the series is actually like. At least we have eye candy along the way?

Trailer below and more character posters of the cast, including veterans Huang Yida, Qin Lan, and Wang Yaoqing, as well as first-time drama leads Fu Mengni, Chai Biyun, Xie Binbin, and Ou Hao below the cut. The series airs this Sunday.

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Musical drama releases character posters

Fu Mengni

A lollipop makes everything better.

If you don’t succeed once, try again. Several years after two non-hit modern musicals, Hunan TV is not ready to give up. Their latest musical series, Song of Battle 唱战记, will be yet another musical. The school-based musical will include over 50 original songs as well as many covers from coproducer ee-Media, the company best known for its music. The series stars Wang Yaoqing as a teacher seeking revenge, Qin Lan as the friendly sidekick, and Huang Yida, Chai Biyun, Fu Mengni, Ou Hao, and Xie Binbin as the students.

The posters are surprisingly bleak, but the leaked stills seem to make this still an energetic musical drama. More posters below the cut.

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