The Legend of Chusen II 青云志第二季 is preparing to come out on December 8th. Starring Li Yifeng, Zhao Liying, Qin Junjie, Cheng Yi, and Yang Zi, more for those who enjoyed this series.
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The Golden Eagle Awards is a prestigious biannual television awards ceremony, and prides itself on being “the people’s award”. Unlike the Flying Apsaras Awards (government recognition) and Magnolia Awards (industry recognition), Golden Eagle spreads the love more evenly, and usually several dramas and actors are acknowledged.
In previous years, the Best Actor and Actress of the night were decided by online voters and a panel of judges, and presented with the Audience’s Choice award (golden statue) and Best Performing Arts award (crystal statue). This year the two awards were given to different actors, with the nominee that received the most votes from the judges winning the Performing Arts award.
Princess Agents 特工皇妃楚乔传 has released even more stills. Starring Zhao Liying, Lin Gengxin, Dou Xiao, Deng Lun, Li Qin, Kan Qingzi, and Niu Junfeng, not exactly an expert on the costuming of this time period but at least some of the costumes seem to mimic some of the images I have seen in the past for this era with more modern styling as opposed to a “generic hanfu” look (1, 2, 3, 4).
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Princess Agents has released first stills of the leads just a month and a half into filming, and features Zhao Liying as Chu Qiao, Lin Gengxin as Yuwen Yue, Shawn Dou as Yan Xun and Li Qin as Yuan Chun. I recall being swept up in the high-stakes and torturous story of the original novel, though after a string of disappointing adaptions, I’ve learned to go into these types of dramas with zero expectations.
The Legend of Chusen 青云志, what we previously called Noble Aspirations, has released even more stills and a trailer. Starring Li Yifeng, Zhao Liying, Qin Junjie, Tang Yixin, and Yang Zi, after seeing some of the backgrounds the costumes look a bit less “mass produced” to me, especially after the trailer. :)
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Princess Agents 特工皇妃楚乔传 has started filming based on the novel Xiaoxiang Donger‘s novel Queen of No.11 Agent 11处特工皇妃. Starring Zhao Liying, Lin Gengxin, Dou Xiao, Deng Lun, Li Qin, Kan Qingzi, and Niu Junfeng, those interested can check out a summary with POTENTIAL SPOILERS below the cut after the image.
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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.
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
As idol actors try to prove their worth, many of them are looking toward espionage dramas. Li Yifeng, Zhao Liying, Liu Shishi, Hawick Lau, Zhou Dongyu, Zhang Ruoyun, Chen Xuedong, Lu Yi, Qiao Zhenyu, and Ady An Yixuan are just some of the latest spies in the drama world.
Espionage dramas have long been turning points for many actors, most recently Jin Dong and Wang Kai in The Disguiser. While usually more reserved for veteran actors, the specialty is now in vogue for the young and beautiful. Set mostly during the Sino-Japanese war, a period is known for their classy outfits and intrigue-filled politics, espionage dramas are perfect for multi-layered characters and acting if one can handle it.
A round-up of some upcoming espionage dramas, in historical chronological order. Which ones are you looking forward to the most? Continue reading