An introduction to the characters in The Rise of Phoenixes

Since The Rise of Phoenixes 凰权弈天下 has decided to release stills of the entire main cast, I might as well include some short descriptions for each character.

Co-directed by Shen Yan (The First Half of My Life) and Liu Haibo (Chinese Style Relationship), and scripted by Zou Yue (Guardian of Beauty), Wang Pei (I’m Not A Monster) and Qian Mi (Painted Skin II: The Resurrection, drama ver. Guns and Roses), the 70 episode drama is tentatively scheduled for a late-2018 premiere on Dragon TV and Zhejiang TV.

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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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Supporting cast revealed for The Rise of Phoenixes

The casting is now finalised for The Rise of Phoenixes, the upcoming historical drama starring Chen Kun (Chongqing Hot Pot) as an ambitious prince who has his eyes set on the throne and Ni Ni (Suddenly Seventeen) as an intelligent young woman determined to restore her kingdom.

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Realm of Love: Long Ballad – thoughts?

… IMO, although the characters aren’t terribly original and some of the scenes are a bit of an eye-roll, I find that the majority of the plot follows a logical progression.  Characters have their flaws but at least there are times where they pay a logical price for their flaws as opposed to some dramas in the past where this didn’t happen and seemed to detract form the story for me.

Realm of Love: Long Ballad 秀丽江山 长歌行 has been airing for quite some time. Starring Ruby LinYuan HongKenny Kwan, Mao ZijunLi JiahangWang YuankeZong FengyanYu BoDai Junzhu, and Wang Yu, those who have been watching it, what are your thoughts so far?.

More stills below the cut.

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Realm of Love: Long Ballad to be released

I like how balanced everything looks. There’s enough color and decorating to keep me interested but not to the point where I feel that I am watching a peacock mating ritual… also the patterns used are mostly characteristic for the era based on what I can see…

Realm of Love: Long Ballad 秀丽江山 长歌行 is preparing to air July 21st. Starring Ruby LinYuan HongKenny Kwan, Mao ZijunLi JiahangWang YuankeZong FengyanYu BoDai Junzhu, and Wang Yu, those who have been waiting on this one don’t have much longer to wait.

More stills below the cut.

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Realm of Love: Long Ballad changes dates… for a closer one

Well this is rare…

Realm of Love: Long Ballad 秀丽江山 长歌行 has changed their air date to July 21st from July 26th. Starring Ruby LinYuan HongKenny Kwan, Mao ZijunLi JiahangWang YuankeZong FengyanYu BoDai Junzhu, and Wang Yu, it’s nice to see a drama changing to an earlier release date after being accustomed to dramas being pushed back… wonder if it has anything to do with catching the media storm about Ruby Lin and Wallace Huo…  anyhoo… new trailer below.

More stills and a teaser below the cut.

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Realm of Love: Long Ballad set to air

There’s a date on it!! It’s official!! No takie-backies!!

Realm of Love: Long Ballad 秀丽江山 长歌行 is set to air on July 26th. Starring Ruby LinYuan HongKenny Kwan, Mao ZijunLi JiahangWang YuankeZong FengyanYu BoDai Junzhu, and Wang Yu, with how long it has taken for this to air, I am pretty sure I have already seen some of the props and costumes for this production in other dramas that have already aired…

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Weibo Wednesday: April 13, 2016

A quick Weibo roundup this time, but with a good share of celebs getting silly, celebs getting hitched, and one celeb getting mistaken for his spouse’s parent.

Zhao Liying channeling her inner dragon

赵丽颖: 我是龙的传人

Some of you have probably heard of the song “Descendants of the Dragon” (龙的传人), originally written by Hou Dejian and later covered by several artists including Wang Leehom. Well, it seems being a descendant of the dragon also means having a voracious appetite, as adorably depicted by Zhao Liying.

I’m a descendant of the dragon

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Princess Jieyou releasing

Finds herself in an arranged marriage (heqin) to the less known Kingdom of Wusun.  Ends up marrying not only King Junxumi but also his successor King Wengguimi and HIS successor King Nimi. #FML

Princess Jieyou, starring Zhang Xinyi, Yuan Hong, Yuan Wenkang, and Liu Guanxiang, is set for release today, February 18th.  Despite not releasing many new promotional materials other than a few stills, we thought we would still make a post.

More stills below the cut.

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