Lost Love in Times stills

It’s not my hair you should be staring at. It’s this ornament.

Lost Love in Times 醉玲珑 has released stills.  Starring Liu Shishi, William ChanXu Haiqiao, Han XueHuang Mengying, the character posters may have been a bit weird but I think the backgrounds oddly enough makes them look a bit better…?

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Righteous Ardour of Changan possibly to be released

Righteous Ardour of Changan (Detective Samoyeds) 热血长安 is set to be released on January 15th, although the dearth of promotion materials that I have been able to find leads me to question this.  Starring Xu HaiqiaoJu JingyiZhang XinyuanChen XiaomengLi He, and Liu Guanlin, those interested can maybe check in tomorrow.

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Kunlun Tower’s Past and Current Incarnation to air

Oh what the… XD

Kunlun Tower’s Past and Current Incarnation 昆仑阙之前世今生 the web-drama is set to air on January 12th.  Starring Zhang XinyuXu HaiqiaoSun JingjingSu Qing, Lv Yulai, and Li Ben, those look for a a time-travel/fantasy drama can give this a go.

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Lost Love in Times character posters

Some of the hair pieces are actually interesting to look at. Others are just… XD

Lost Love in Times 醉玲珑 has released more character posters.  Starring Liu Shishi, William ChanXu Haiqiao, Han XueHuang Mengying, still not too happy with the costuming but will stick around to see how things turn out.

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Righteous Ardour of Changan shows off CGI

I like how the pictures are different from the everyday “generic Chinese drama stills” variety

Righteous Ardour of Changan (Detective Samoyeds) 热血长安 has released more from behind the scenes.  Starring Xu HaiqiaoJu JingyiZhang XinyuanChen XiaomengLi He, and Liu Guanlin, the styling for this drama is actually starting to grow on me.

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Lost Love in Times releases more

I’m still left scratching my head wondering what that golden cone is on top of his head…

Lost Love in Times 醉玲珑 has released more images during production and a couple more character posters.  Starring Liu Shishi, William ChanXu Haiqiao, Han XueHuang Mengying, the desert background is definitely nice for a change but some of the hair styling is definitely… interesting.

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Righteous Ardour of Changan releases trailer

For those looking for some different costume styling, this might be the drama for you.

Righteous Ardour of Changan (Detective Samoyeds) 热血长安 has released stills from behind the scenes and a trailer.  Starring Xu HaiqiaoJu JingyiZhang XinyuanChen XiaomengLi He, and Liu Guanlin, those looking for a mystery drama set in the Tang Dynasty can give this a look.

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The Magnificent Five starts filming

At least the artistic posters are interesting…

A new fantasy drama called The Magnificent Five 墨客行 has started filming.  Starring Xu Lu, Zhang Rui, Gao Yang, and Xu Haiqiao, not sure how well this fantasy drama will fare in the light of all the other Chinese fantasy dramas as competition.

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Revive is China’s biggest budgeted BL drama yet

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Unlike Nirvana in Fire, Revive clearly hasn’t shy’ed away from its canon ship.

Revive is probably the highest-budgeted BL drama so far in China. The cinematography looks nice, the lighting is super bright, there’s plenty of profile shots, and Xu Haiqiao and Han Chae-youn are really pretty.  It’s clear the drama is definitely selling the multiple BL ships in the drama, although I don’t know how far they’ll go (the published book remained mostly platonic, the online version had sex scenes).

The series stars Ma Ke, Xu Haiqiao, Zhang XinyuHan Chae-youn, and Pong Nawat Kulrattanarak, and airs once a week on Tencent.  You can watch it fansubbed on Youtube.

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Revive: Superstar has a five-star teaser

Finally, a teaser

Finally, a teaser that isn’t just a smash-up of spoilers.

Based on the book of the same name, Revive: SuperStar  重生之名流巨星 tells of a struggling actor’s reincarnation as an younger artist (Ma Ke) and his path to stardom.  On the way he is helped by his agent and lover (Xu Haiqiao), a seasoned actor  (Pong Nawat), a female actress who fakes a relationship with him ( Zhang Xinyu), and one who fakes a marriage with him (Han Chae-young).

I love that they actually put effort into the teaser, and the cinematography is a huge step-up from most idol dramas.   Unfortunately, I’m going to guess this is going to be the second drama after Nirvana in Fire to break up the canon couple and force the male lead to have a heterosexual one.    Neither is it the latest one, since that honor goes to Ma Ke, Qiao Zhenyu, and Zhang Xinyu’s Song of Phoenix.