Yes! Chen Daoming is back in drama land, and as a main character no less. In Thankful for the Remaining Years / Qing Yu Nian Season 1, he’ll be playing the tyrannical Emperor of the fictional country of Qing (he may be known as Liu Yu in the drama), a martial arts grand master and biological father of our protagonist Fan Xian (Zhang Ruoyun). Extended synopsis can be found here. Continue reading →
Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palacecostars Dong Jie, Xin Zhilei, Li Chun and Hu Ke feature in Bazaar’s February issue, though the drama itself is no closer to confirming an air date after getting stuck in SARPPFT’s censorship process. The show’s reputation has also taken a hit after novelist Feiwo Sicun (The Girl in Blue, Too Late To Say I Love You) accused author and screenwriter Liu Lianzi (Legend of Zhen Huan, Ruyi) of plagiarism.
Promotional tagline: Heals toothaches, as well as heartaches.
Jin Dong’sThe First Half of My Lifewas rushed into broadcast without any fanfare, but was surprisingly very well-received by the general audience. Mr. Right has found itself in a similar situation – here’s to hoping this drama finds the same nationwide success.
Jiang Shuying plays a hotel lobby manager and Jin Dong’s true love, while Li Naiwen costars as Jin Dong’s business partner. Xin Zhilei plays Jin Dong’s dream girl / first crush and Li Zonghan rounds out the main cast as her ex-husband who is infatuated with the heroine.
Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace is a 90 episode epic that will chronicle the failed marriage of Ruyi (Zhou Xun) and the Qianlong Emperor (Wallace Huo), and has just released grand posters of its cast in formal court robes (chaofu / 朝服), which is worn strictly during state ceremonies and important festivals. The historical romance drama is tentatively scheduled for a New Year premiere.
The Wolf 狼殿下 is an upcoming fantasy romance drama set in the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period, and stars Darren Wang (Legend of the Naga Pearls) as a boy raised by wolves and Li Qin (Princess Agents) as his love interest.
Brotherhood of Blades II stars Chang Chen (Mr.Long) as Shen Lian, a member of the Ming Dynasty’s secret police (Jinyiwei) who becomes a scapegoat for a powerful and corrupt official. While on the run, he meets a mysterious painter with a painful past, played by Yang Mi (Reset).
Fights Break Spherestars Wu Lei (The Magic Star) as a genius child who suddenly loses all his powers, Lin Yun (Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back) plays his love interest and Baron Chen (Extremely Urgent) stars as his martial arts teacher.
Brotherhood of Blades II 绣春刀修罗战场 has released new behind-the-scenes footage and character posters of the leads and extended cast. The first set of posters hints at the character relationships, and the second set are taken directly from costume designer Liang Tingting’s original sketches.
Here are some wonderful new stills for Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace, a 90 episode historical romance drama which focuses on the deterioration of Ruyi (ZhouXun)and Hongli’s (Wallace Huo)relationship once the latter ascends the throne as the Qianlong Emperor. Really, the tagline says it all.
The stars featured below include Janine Chang as best friend Hailan, Dong Jie as Qianlong’s jealous first Empress, Tong Yao as the feisty Gao Xiyue,Xin Zhilei as Jin Yuyan, Vivian Wu as Zhenhuan, Li Chun as the scheming Wei Yanwan and Hu Ke as the naive Su Lvyun.
I think I’ve said all I can about this drama in previous posts, so bask in the pretty below!