Review: Above the Clouds

Dragged down by typical Yu Zheng formula of being framed once per episode, Above the Clouds nevertheless shows promise for Chen Xiao and the scriptwriter.

How nice is it to actually have a female lead not fixed on romances? Despite a love triangle and the inability to learn, the female lead of Above the Clouds 云巅之上  was surprisingly unwavering in her acting dreams, something rare in recent dramas that makes even the most powerful women motivated solely by love.  The series tells of a romance between accidental actress by day and maid by night Jian Xi (Yuan Shanshan), her boss and the least-paparazzi-conscious actor Tang Fei ( Chen Xiao), his rumored girlfriend and her acting rival Ji Qing (Jiang Menjie),  and a pop star with terrible hair ( Zhang Zhehan). Continue reading

Zhaoge releases production video

Despite the costumes not being exactly historically accurate, I think it’s nice to have some originality done in a good way every now and again.

Zhaoge 朝歌 released more stills.  Starring Zhang ZhehanBao JianfengLin YouweiWu Jiayi, and Liu Mintao, a production video has also been released for those interested.

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Zhaoge releases first stills

Some of these images actually have really interesting details you can go looking for.

Zhaoge 朝歌 released stills.  Starring Zhang ZhehanBao JianfengLin YouweiWu Jiayi, and Liu Mintao, those interested in the stylized costuming from last post can get a look at the actual costumes in action.

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Zhaoge character designs

At least some of Yu Zheng’s tactics towards doing things seems to have changed. In the past, we would have been drowning in images by now.

Zhaoge 朝歌 released character designs a while ago and I thought I would share.  Starring Zhang ZhehanBao JianfengLin YouweiWu Jiayi, and Liu Mintao, based on these images, this seems to be a stylized take on the era.

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Zhaoge prepares for filming

I don’t think an actual English title has been set in stone yet but given the time period this drama is set in, it is probably a reference to the capital city of the Shang Dynasty, Zhaoge.

Those who miss Yu Zheng‘s productions are in luck.  Zhaoge 朝歌 has started filming.  Starring Zhang ZhehanBao JianfengLin YouweiWu Jiayi, and Liu Mintao, the artwork so far looks fantastic but I guess with all Yu Zheng productions, we’ll have to wait until the final product to see if it suits your personal tastes.

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Demon Girl to be released

Love or hate him, Yu Zheng does have the ability to make things look right in terms of production and costuming…

Demon Girl 半妖倾城 period stills while we anticipate a June 30th release date. Starring Liu Yitong, Zhang Zhehan,and  Merxat, those who have missed Yu Zheng’s costuming will be happy to know he doesn’t seem to have lost his touch in these regards.  Theme songs below.

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Demon Girl releases teaser

I am starting to question the accuracy of some of the costumes and furniture but… meh…

A teaser for Demon Girl 半妖倾城 have been released. Starring Liu Yitong, Zhang Zhehan,  Merxat, Hong Xiao, and Dai Xiangyu, those who liked the styling can probably check this drama out with the current June 30th air date.


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Demon Girl aims for air date

In fashion: the good

Demon Girl 半妖倾城 seems to be aiming for a June 30th air date . Starring Liu YitongZhang Zhehan,  Merxat, Hong Xiao, and Dai Xiangyu, those looking forward to this drama can keep their fingers crossed for more promotional materials soon.

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